Champions League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg
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Bayern Munich 5-0 Besiktas

Thomas Muller scores against Besiktas
Thomas Muller gives Bayern the lead just before half-time with his first of two goals taking his tally for the season to nine

Bayern Munich thumped 10-man Besiktas to equal their longest winning run and take a convincing lead in their Champions League last-16 tie.

The hosts won their 14th consecutive game after a dominant second half against Besiktas, who had Domagoj Vida sent off after 16 minutes.

Thomas Muller converted from close range in both halves, and Kingsley Coman also swept home.

Top-scorer Robert Lewandowski added two more for Bayern as Besiktas tired.

Besiktas, who won all three of their away games in qualifying from Group G, started brightly with Vagner Love shooting just over and Ricardo Quaresma forcing Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich to save at his near post.

But Jupp Heynckes' men had 35 shots to their opponents' six, and are well placed to reach the quarter-finals for a seventh year in a row when they travel to Istanbul for the second leg on 14 March.

Muller helps thwart Gunes' golden oldies

Bayern players celebrate at the end
Bayern had over 68% possession against Besiktas

As soon as Bayern's ever-reliable skipper Muller found himself in the right place to sweep through the legs of Besiktas keeper Fabri just before half-time, the win almost became a formality.

Heynckes' side were unbeaten in the previous 61 competitive matches in which the 28-year-old Germany international has scored.

It is the eighth season in a row he has scored in the knockout phase, and Muller has netted in each of his two Champions League starts at the Allianz Arena this season.

Even with the omens stacked in their favour, Bayern did not immediately have it all their own way after Vida's red card.

Despite naming the oldest starting line-up in the Champions League in six years, Besiktas made the hosts sweat in the first half.

Brave, energetic and enterprising going forward, Senol Gunes' team created those big chances for Love and the well-travelled Quaresma, who has played for eight clubs including Barcelona and Chelsea but still possesses enough pace to make defenders worry.

He may have been optimistic in the first half, but Gunes seemed to opt for damage limitation just before the hour mark when he replaced striker Love with defender Dusko Tosic.

It was not enough to stop a rampant Bayern. Their front three of Lewandowski, Coman and the talismanic Muller, who was shrewdly rested in their previous Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg, had 16 shots between them and two assists.

Aided by the sharp instincts of full-backs David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich they suitably warmed the home fans on a night of -3C temperatures.

Man of the match - Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Joshua Kimmich (centre) runs with the ball
Kimmich made four key passes, created a goal and put in three dangerous crosses

Muller and Lewandowski make Champions League pedigree count - the stats

  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (56) and Lionel Messi (38) have scored more goals in the Champions League knockout phase than Muller (21).
  • Lewandowski has scored 19 goals in his past 17 Champions League appearances at the Allianz Arena.
  • Bayern have won their past five Champions League games, the longest current run in the competition.
  • Bayern have won 20 of their past 21 Champions League games at the Allianz Arena, the only exception coming against Real Madrid in last season's quarter-final (2-1).
  • Besiktas' starting 11 had an average age of 31 years, 151 days - the oldest side they have fielded in the competition and the oldest in the Champions League since Apoel Nicosia on 3 March, 2012, v Lyon (31 years, 262 days).
  • The two earliest red cards in the Champions League this season have both come at Bayern for fouls on Lewandowski - Sven Kums for Anderlecht in September (11th minute) and Vida (16th minute).
  • Bayern attempted 20 shots in the first half. The most in the first half of a Champions League game was also by Bayern - in October 2013 against Viktoria Plzen (21).

What's next?

Bayern face Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday, 24 February (14:30 GMT) while Besiktas play Fenerbahce on Sunday, 25 February (16:00).

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich
  • 17Boateng
  • 5Hummels
  • 27Alaba
  • 11RodríguezSubstituted forRobbenat 44'minutes
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 23VidalSubstituted forTolissoat 83'minutes
  • 25Müller
  • 9LewandowskiBooked at 38mins
  • 29ComanSubstituted forRibéryat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wagner
  • 4Süle
  • 7Ribéry
  • 10Robben
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 22Starke
  • 24Tolisso

Besiktas

  • 1Agosto Ramírez
  • 3Correia
  • 5PepeBooked at 62mins
  • 21VidaBooked at 16mins
  • 88ErkinSubstituted forGönülat 69'minutes
  • 12MedelSubstituted forArslanat 85'minutes
  • 13Hutchinson
  • 7Ricardo QuaresmaBooked at 33mins
  • 94Souza Conceição
  • 8Babel
  • 30da SouzaSubstituted forTosicat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Tosic
  • 9Negredo
  • 10Ozyakup
  • 17Lens
  • 18Arslan
  • 29Zengin
  • 77Gönül
Referee:
Ovidiu Hategan
Attendance:
70,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamBesiktas
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home35
Away6
Shots on Target
Home12
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, Besiktas 0.

Booking

Dusko Tosic (Besiktas) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, Besiktas 0.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Ryan Babel (Besiktas) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Babel (Besiktas).

Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Babel (Besiktas).

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (FC Bayern München).

Gökhan Gönül (Besiktas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 5, Besiktas 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Atiba Hutchinson.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Fabri.

Attempt saved. Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Corentin Tolisso.

Substitution

Substitution, Besiktas. Tolgay Arslan replaces Gary Medel.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Mats Hummels tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Corentin Tolisso replaces Arturo Vidal.

Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adriano (Besiktas).

Attempt missed. Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jérôme Boateng with a through ball following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry replaces Kingsley Coman.

Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Babel (Besiktas).

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, Besiktas 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Dusko Tosic (Besiktas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anderson Talisca (Besiktas) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gary Medel.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben tries a through ball, but Joshua Kimmich is caught offside.

Foul by Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München).

Anderson Talisca (Besiktas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Attempt saved. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by David Alaba.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kingsley Coman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Besiktas. Gökhan Gönül replaces Caner Erkin.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Besiktas 0. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich.

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