No, Bayern Munich is not dead. He may be ill, struggling in the Bundesliga and eliminated from the German Cup, but the Bavarian flame has not gone out. This match is proof of that. 3-0 winners over Lazio Rome, the Bavarians reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

From the first to the last minute of the match, Thomas Tuchel’s men – who will leave the club at the end of the season – produced an almost perfect copy this Tuesday evening at the Allianz Arena. Both offensively and defensively, the winner of the “big ears cup” in 2020 put constant pressure on the Romans, overwhelmed by the Munich steamroller.

At the end of the first period, the domination of the teammates of the eternal Thomas Müller was rewarded. First with the opening goal of Harry Kane, well placed after a crushed pass from Raphaël Guerreiro in the Roman area, then a few minutes later, on a final cross – in the first half -, taken by De Ligt with a delicious half-volley and headed away by the local captain, Thomas Müller.

In the second half, Bayern Munich, already provisionally qualified for the quarter-finals of this Champions League with this goal in advance, continued its strategy of crushing. The Bavarians pushed, pushed, pushed to drive home the point with a third goal, finally scored by Harry Kane – still looking for his first trophy -, well placed after a deflected strike from Leroy Sané.

Bayern were not satisfied with this third and tried to score a fourth goal in the following minutes. The post, which Thomas Müller found in the 71st minute, decided otherwise, but Bayern Munich’s qualification was ultimately a formality. For its part, Lazio Rome, which did not score a single shot in this meeting, will try to end its season in the best possible way to hope to qualify for a European Cup next season. It is currently in 9th place in Serie A.