Harry Kane Inspires Second-Leg Comeback as Bayern Destroy Lazio 3-0 at Home

Harry Kane Inspires Second-Leg Comeback as Bayern Destroy Lazio 3-0 at Home (1)

Many things could change for the better in a fortnight, and Harry Kane made sure he and Bayern will be in the running for one last opportunity for silverware as the England skipper netted twice to overturn a 1-0 deficit in their second-leg clash against Lazio. After news of Thomas Tuchel departing if they lost the match, the Bayern squad rallied around and played their best football probably since the turn of the year, as they were fearless in attack and solid at the back. While this does not mean everything is now fine at Bayern, they are still in the Champions League, and that is enough cope for the fans to take towards the upcoming months.

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Harry Kane and Thomas Müller Dragged Underwhelming Bavarians to the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal

After a rough February spell which saw the Bavarians losing three out of their five games, including slipping even further behind Bayer Leverkusen, someone needed to step up, and it came in the form of the ever-reliable Harry Kane and ever-present Thomas Müller. However, it was not smooth sailing for the home team as Lazio sat back and welcomed the underfiring Bavarians and hit on the counter. The tactic almost worked to a plump when Ciro Immobile had a free header at goal. Unfortunately, the usual clinical Italian striker headed wide after being put off by De Ligt’s deflection.

The miss proved the turning point in the tie as Harry Kane equalised two minutes later as he instinctively headed in Raphaël Guerreiro’s miscue shot passed Ivan Provedel. It was Harry Kane’s 32nd goal of the season, and the fans at the Allianz Arena quickly turned from worried faces to joyful just before halftime as their long-time hero Thomas Müller gave Bayern the lead after directing De Ligt’s sublime volley to the back of the net.

After more of the same second-half display, Harry Kane added his 33rd in the 66th minute after Provedel could only palm the ball into his path for a simple tap-in. The goal was Harry Kane’s 27th in the Champions League, with Wayne Rooney (30) the only Englishman to score more in the competition’s history. Thomas Müller could have given the host a three-goal cushion, but his effort unluckily struck the post as the game ended without any flash points from both teams. Nevertheless, Harry Kane and Bayern advance to the next round, with their opponents coming to light in the draw show at 11 am UK time on Friday, March 15.

Harry Kane Exposed Jamie Carragher in Light-Hearted Post-Game Interview

Harry Kane was in a joyous mood after his brace helped Bayern progress to the quarterfinals as he cheekily exposed Jamie Carragher’s lies in his post-match interview. For context, CBS Sports presenter Kate Abdo asked the English skipper: “Before we do anything, I think we should clear up because Jamie said earlier on, in the pre-game, that he called you and spoke to you this week. Is that true or false?”

Harry Kane immediately responded, “That is false”, which sparked hysterical laughter from Carragher in the studio. Then, the Bayern star addressed Carragher’s claim of how could you do this to me, “We are friends, but I’m not going to lie on national TV.” The pair continued their interaction on Twitter as many could see the Englishman was still in high spirits despite the prospect of a trophyless season.

When asked what this win could mean, the Bayern striker responded: “This could be a turning point for the rest of the year. If we perform like that in most games, we will come out with a victory. It’s been a good season so far in terms of the goals, but as a team, we know we can do better. I’m trying to help that situation, the team are trying to help that situation, and I hope we can use this as a turning point to push on in the Bundesliga and see if we can put pressure on Leverkusen and see who we can get in the next round of the Champions League.”

A Few Games Too Less for Bayern Turnaround

While we like not to put a damper on Kane’s mood, the reality speaks for itself as they are still sitting 10 points behind Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and will probably face tougher opposition as they progress to the latter stages of the Champions League. In short, it seems unlikely for Harry Kane to pick up his career trophy this campaign.

However, Thomas Tuchel is known for doing some magical stuff in the Champions League, when he led a Chelsea squad with an attacking trio of Mount-Harvertz-Werner to glory by outing Manchester City two seasons ago. Thus, we could never say never, as Kane probably averages more goal involvement than the trio combined every season.

To follow Kane’s quest for a journey domestically or internationally with the upcoming Euro, follow https://www.asiasport.com/ for up-to-date news and high-definition highlights.

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