Champions League holders Bayern Munich have blown Italian Serie A team Lazio away in the first leg to take dominant position in their last 16 tie in the competition. Lazio started the game as masssive underdogs and that reflected in the game as the German champions showed their superiority especially in the first half.

Bayern Munich were able to secure a comprehensive 4-1 win over their hosts in the first leg played at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night. Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski pounced on some poor defending inside the first ten minutes to give his team the lead.

His goal on nine minutes took the Polish striker's tally to 72 goals in the Champions League thus taking him past the past record of 71 goals set by Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez many years ago. The Champions League record from Raul Gonzalez has since beaten by the superstar duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Only Ronaldo (134 goals) and Messi (119 goals) have more goals than Robert Lewandowski in the history of the Champions League.

English midfielder Jamal Musiala scored the second goal for Bayern on 24 minutes thus making him the record goalscorer for both Bayern Munich and England at the age of 17 years and 363 days. He is at the heart of an international war between England and Germany. Musiala has to decide his international future in favour of just one of the two nations.

Ex-Manchester City winger Leroy Sane scored a third goal for the Bavarian giants three minutes from the interval as Bayern Munich raced into a 3-0 lead at the break. Leroy Sane then forced a fourth goal for Bayern Munich two minutes into the second half through a Francesco Acerbi own goal . Hosts Lazio pulled one back through Joaquin Correa two minutes to give his team a little hope but the Rome-based outfit could not add to that lone goal ahead of the second leg on March 17.

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