Bayern Munich knocks Besiktas out of Champions League

Bayern Thrash Besiktas Move On To Quarterfinals

Bayern Munich coasted into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Besiktas in Istanbul to complete an 8-1 aggregate win.

"It was a convincing result", said Heynckes.

Leading 5-0 from the first leg in Germany, there was little chance of an upset for the Turkish club and an early goal from Thiago Alcantara ensured the hosts' hopes were extinguished.

Love got the fans cheering again when Gonul pounced on a mistake from David Alaba to set the Brazilian up for Besiktas' consolation goal before the hour-mark.

But Bayern scored their third of the night with six minutes remaining when substitute Wagner chested a deflected cross into an empty net.

"We lost the ball a lot, especially in the second half and we didn't have the structure in our game that we had wanted".

Bayern Munich's players play during a training session in Istanbul, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, ahead of their team's Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match against Besiktas Wednesday.

The home fans spent the last 15 minutes celebrating their side, singing and waving their flags in recognition of the team's campaign.

With 18 minutes gone, Bayern captain Thomas Mueller swung in a cross and the Spain worldwide thumped the ball home from close range.

Hummels, who along Jerome Boateng was booked in the first half, was replaced by Niklas Suele at the break before Bayern extended their lead thanks to a Besiktas own goal.

The only concern for Bayern was an apparent foot injury for Thiago, who was visibly frustrated as he went off in the 35th for James Rodriguez.

Bayern went 2-0 up following an own goal by Gokhan Gonul in the 46th minute.


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