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Crucial match for Bayern and Tuchel

The entire competition will be on the line for Bayern when they take on Lazio on Tuesday from 21:00.

It will most likely be the last game for manager Thomas Tuchel if Bayern Munich do not overturn the result of the first leg of the last 14 in the Champions League. On February 1, the German champion lost 0:57 to Lazio in Rome, at the "Olimpico" stadium in the presence of 69 spectators. Ciro Immobile had decided that match with the goal from the penalty in the XNUMXth minute. Bayern aim to reverse the result at the "Allianz Arena" on Tuesday night.

In fact, Tuchel has announced that he will leave Bayern at the end of the season. Before the first match with Lazio, Bayern had suffered a 3:0 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen. Then he also lost to Bochum in the Bundesliga. He returned to victory on February 24 in the match against RB Leipzig, while last weekend he drew 2:2 with Freiburg.

Bayern has already been eliminated from the German Cup, while they are ten points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. So all hopes for a successful edition have remained in the Champions League campaign. The Champions Trophy, however, is far away for Bayern. The Bavarian giants must first overcome Lazio.

If Bayern fail to eliminate Lazio, there will be little reason for the club's management to keep Tuchel for the final ten league games. Tuchel's criticism of the players has divided the Bayern team. The club faces a busy summer to get back on the road to success.

"We have 90 minutes to overturn the result. We need cool heads, but also emotions and to make it clear that we want to score goals from the start. We must also be patient and not get frustrated if things don't go our way," said Tuchel on Monday at the press conference.

The Bayern coach has said that the team must feel the pressure, as he is needed for an outstanding performance. According to Tuchel, Maurizio Sarri's Lazio is a well-organized team.

"But we know we have to win. We hope that the fans and the atmosphere at home can push us to reach our goal of a two-goal victory," added Tuchel.

Lazio is out of the race for the title in Serie A. It holds ninth place with 40 points after 27 rounds. He has lost the last two games in the Italian championship. First it suffered from Fiorentina and at the weekend also from Milan. In fact, the team from Rome lost three out of four league games after that big win over Bayern.

Remaining in the Champions League would be a great success for Sarri's team.

"We must be brave and determined. We are aware that it will be very difficult. We must be willing to suffer and sacrifice. In football nothing is impossible and this should give us courage. We have to be in the game from the beginning", said Sarri in the press conference.

He continued by saying that there is no easy way to qualify for the Champions League.

Sarri has emphasized that Bayern has many qualities and scores goals easily.

"For this we must fight and die in defense. But we must also have the courage to go ahead and strike at rivals. We cannot defend ourselves for 100 minutes", continued Sarri.

Tuesday is also the match between Real Sociedad and Paris Saint-Germain. PSG won the first match in Paris 2:0. Sociedad have lost their last two games in La Liga and dropped to seventh position. PSG is also not in the best moment. He has drawn in the last two games in the French championship. However, it is the leader with nine points more than the first follower. As for Paris, there is more talk about the future of forward Kylian Mbappe. Paris, however, is the favorite to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.