Kane equals Drogba in Europe as Bayern Munich hammer Lazio to reach quarterfinals

Harry Kane celebrates one of his Bayern goals against Lazio (Credit: Imago)

Kane equals Drogba in Europe as Bayern Munich hammer Lazio to reach quarterfinals

Ayoola Kelechi 23:01 - 05.03.2024

Harry Kane shut his critics up with a brace against Lazio to help Bayern Munich into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League

England captain Harry Kane scored a game-winning brace as Bayern Munich pummeled Lazio 3-0 in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. 

The Bavarians overturned a 1-0 first leg disadvantage thanks to Kane’s Brace and another goal from Thomas Muller as they earned a 3-1 aggregate win over the Serie A giants. 

How it happened

Bayern Munich orchestrated a dominant performance at the Allianz Arena to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg against Lazio and secure a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The German champions, on the front foot from the start, saw Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala's early attempts saved and blocked. Despite Lazio's counter-attacking threat, Bayern continued to press, with Musiala and Kane coming close, but resolute defending kept the Italian side in the game.

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The deadlock on the night was finally broken as England captain Harry Kane leveled the tie on aggregate by instinctively heading home Raphael Guerreiro's miscued shot, marking his 50th European goal and equaling Didier Drogba's tally in the competition. Moments before half-time, German veteran Thomas Muller capitalized on Matthijs de Ligt's fierce volley, giving Bayern the lead in the tie.

The second half witnessed Bayern's control, and Lazio struggled to mount a comeback. Kane extended the lead just after the hour mark, capitalizing on Leroy Sane's rebounded effort. Despite several opportunities, including a post-hit by Muller and a Musiala miss, Bayern secured a 3-0 victory, booking their spot in the Champions League quarterfinals and eliminating Lazio from the competition.

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