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Kane double fires Bayern into Champions League quarters

MUNICH — Bayern Munich top scorer Harry Kane struck once in either half to steer the Germans to a 3-0 win over Italy’s Lazio on Tuesday and into the Champions League quarterfinals with an 3-1 aggregate victory, reigniting title hopes among their fans.

Kane headed in for the lead in the 38th minute to cancel out the Lazio’s first leg 1-0 advantage and then tapped in their third goal on the rebound in the 66th after Thomas Mueller’s first half stoppage time effort had made it 2-0.

The win provides instant relief for coach Thomas Tuchel and his team that had won just one of their last five matches in all competitions prior to Tuesday and are currently 10 points off the top in the Bundesliga.

Lazio, bidding for their first quarterfinal spot in 24 years, merely managed to keep up for half an hour, finding no way back into the game once Bayern had gone in front. — Reuters