The game started at a low pace. Lazio’s only chance in the first half came when Luis Alberto found Sergej Milinkovic-Savic behind Bayern’s defence but the midfielder failed to convert with a header from close range.
To make things worse for Lazio, a knee injury forced Mohamed Fares off with Senad Lulic taking his place right after the break. Then Manuel Lazzari left the pitch with what looked like a broken finger.
Lewandowski looked head and shoulders above anyone else throughout the game. Midway through the second half, the Pole controlled a ball on the edge of the box and fired a low shot that went past by Reina but hit the post.
He then left the pitch with twenty minutes to go. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting took his place and scored two minutes later, converting David Alaba’s pass with a chipped touch to beat Reina.
Lazio’s consolation came in the form of Marco Parolo’s goal eight minutes before the end, a perfectly timed header from short range on Andreas Pereira’s cross that makes him the third-oldest player to score in the knockout stage of the Champions League after Paolo Maldini and Ryan Giggs.
Lazio now will play on Sunday afternoon at 15:00 CET against Udinese at the Dacia Arena.