Lazio is set to take on FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 later this season. Bayern will come into the tie as the heavy favorites as the Bundesliga powerhouse is not only the reigning winners in the competition but also finished Champions League group stage play this season undefeated.
Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski is very much looking forward to the tie. While he is not currently the top scorer in the Champions League this season, it is still impressive that he has logged three goals in four appearances over the group stage.
The Polish forward recently spoke about the tie, with comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.
Lazio are a great team. They proved it last year by fighting to the end for the Scudetto. It will certainly be a very tough match. We will have to be very prepared.
One storyline to watch for the tie is not what will occur on the pitch but rather the relationship that Miroslav Klose has with both sides. He is currently an assistant coach with Bayern and many remember his time with Lazio as well. Lewandowski spoke about the forward and the connection that the former German striker has with both sides.
Yes, he played there and he knows them well. It will be a great challenge. We must be ready and we have great respect for Lazio.
The Champions League Round of 16 tie between both teams will be held later this season.