💫 Advantage Chelsea against Atlético; Bayern Munich thrash Lazio

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Dan Burke

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The Champions League Round of 16 continued on Tuesday evening with two mouth-watering first leg ties.

Here’s what happened …

Atlético Madrid v Chelsea

Champions League

Atlético Madrid

Scorers: Giroud 68′

Chelsea will take a precious away goal into the second leg thanks to an Olivier Giroud stunner in Bucharest.

Thomas Lemar and Timo Werner both had chances to score in a tight first half.

But the deadlock was finally broken in stunning fashion by Olivier Giroud in the 68th minute, when he beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak with a brilliant bicycle kick.

The goal was initially ruled out for offside but after a VAR check, it was allowed to stand.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will be hoping to finish the job in the second leg at Stamford Bridge on 17 March.

Lazio v Bayern Munich

Champions League

Bayern Munich

Scorers: Correa 49′; Lewandowski 9′, Musiala 24′, Sané 42′, Acerbi OG 47′

Bayern Munich have one foot in the quarter-finals after a comprehensive victory in Rome.

The Champions League holders took the lead when a poor pass from Mateo Musacchio didn’t make it back to Pepe Reina, and Robert Lewandowski rounded the goalkeeper before slotting into the empty net.

It was soon 2-0, when Leon Goretzka fed Jamal Musiala in the box, and the 17-year-old rattled his shot low into the bottom corner.

Three minutes before half-time the visitors went 3-0 up when Reina saved to deny Kingsley Coman, but Leroy Sané was on hand to tap in the rebound.

The situation got worse for Lazio when Francesco Acerbi scored an own goal just two minutes into the second half.

Joaquin Correa did then pull a goal back for the hosts when he slotted past Manuel Neuer at the other end a couple of minutes later, but Simone Inzaghi’s side have a mountain to climb in the second leg.