Harry Kane double leads Bayern Munich past Lazio and into quarter-finals

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The drummers in the Südkurve beat out a tribal rhythm. Out on the pitch the players of Bayern Munich were unleashing wave after wave of feral attack, the crowd at the Allianz Arena swaying and baying along with them. And if you closed your eyes and tried not to think too hard, it was possible to imagine that these were other times, better times. That everything was going to be all right in the end.

They’re not, of course. Bayer Lever­kusen are running away with the Bundesliga, coach Thomas Tuchel is off in the summer, and there’s a sound case for swilling out around a third of his underperforming squad with him. But still, the ­stolen glance at a truncated dream that dares to return their gaze. Bayern are still in the Champions League. They still have unfinished business and a front four you would wade through thick snow to watch. And they still have Harry Kane.

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Written by Jonathan Liew at the Allianz Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/mar/05/bayern-munich-lazio-champions-league-last-16-match-report under the title “Harry Kane double leads Bayern Munich past Lazio and into quarter-finals”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.