Bayern reach Champions League quarter-finals for seventh year in row

Bayern reach Champions League quarter-finals for seventh year in row

Besiktas coach Senol Gunes hopes his side can end their Champions League campaign on a high as he concedes Bayern Munich are as good as through to the quarter-finals. "Without them and without loud support football is without emotions", Heynckes said.

"Besiktas hadn't lost here in the Champions League, so it wasn't easy. However, we need to first focus on the target ahead of us", he said.

Having resisted the urge to name a weakened team after their first-leg romp, Bayern wasted little time taking the lead against the Turkish champions.

After Thiago fired home early on, an own goal by Besiktas right-back Gokhan Gonul put Bayern 2-0 up right at the start of the second half. "Despite the 5-0 win in the first leg, we must start with intensity and my players are aware of this".

In the 59th minute, Besiktas pulled a goal back thanks to a Vagner Love strike which proved to be a consolation goal.

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Bayern's away goal meant Besiktas needed seven in response to progress.

And with six minutes remaining, Sandro Wagner got on the score sheet to give Bayern the deserved win.

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.

Just a minute into the second half, Bayern finally scored their second when Franck Ribery released overlapping full-back Rafinha and defender Necip Uysal lunged at the cross but missed and the backtracking Gonul diverted it past goalkeeper Zengin.

They could have had a second just minutes later when Mustafa Pektemek's shot from close range was deflected behind by Alaba.

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