Resurgent Bayern take on Besiktas

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Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes praises Thomas Muller's performance after the German club secured a 5-0 win at home to Besiktas on Tuesday evening. The Turkish side kept only three clean sheets in their 18 away games in all competitions this season, which includes the 1-1 draw away at Konyaspor last time out which left Besiktas locked in fourth place of the Super Lig standings.

Bayern maintained the pressure following the restart as Lewandowski hit the post with a free-kick four minutes into the second half.

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

When a fan made a decision to tell them the Europa League theme song is better, they saw a flawless opportunity to have a dig at Arsenal, who are of course in European football's secondary competition this season. For fans living in the United Kingdom, you can also live stream the game on the BT Sport Website.

Lewandowski polished off the win with two late goals to give Bayern a seemingly insurmountable five-goal cushion ahead of the second leg of the last-16 tie in Istanbul on March 14.

The 29-year-old has always been linked to the Champions League holders, who are looking for alternatives to Karim Benzema up front.


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.

It was not enough to stop a rampant Bayern.

If you add his own efforts, he's been involved in 53 goals during that period, only the deadly duo of Lionel Messi (58) and Cristiano Ronaldo (95) beat him in that regard. Champions League is the only time DFS players on FanDuel get the chance to roster the Barcelona legend, and he nearly always sees hefty ownership regardless of the situation.

Bayern Munich and Besiktas crossed paths for the only previous time in the 1997-98 group stage, with both games ending in 2-0 victories for the Bavarians.

Heynckes recently said Bayern aren't favourites to land the Champions League trophy this term, but judging by the above stats they have to be in contention. "In the first half there wasn't any tempo to our game, our passing was off and it allowed Besiktas to attack us more".

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