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Lazio should not be overawed by the arrival of the current Champions League champions after kicking off thier campaign, with a 3-1 win over other German opponents, Borussia Dortmund. They repeated that scoreline in their home tie against Zenit St Petersburg, and with four further draws they emerged from the group as unbeaten runners-up. Similar form in Serie A has helped secure Lazio a top four position, and they will be confident of a positive result after winning all of their last seven home games, although their last two have been narrow 1-0 successes against Cagliari and Sampdoria.
This might just be the perfect time for them to meet the German champions, who have struggled for form in thier two outings since lifting the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. On Monday they had to dig deep to salvage a point from their 3-3 draw at home to Arminia Bielefeld, and worse was to follow when Saturday's trip to Frankfurt ended in a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht. To beat Lazio, Bayern will need to rekindle the form that saw them win five and draw the other of their six group games against Ateltico Madrid, Slazburg and Lokomotiv Moscow.