Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 20 February 2018: Champions League Preview and Predictions

  • Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 20 February 2018: Champions League Preview and Predictions

Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 20 February 2018: Champions League Preview and Predictions

Heynckes, who steered the five-time champions to the 2013 title, said: "I have no A or B team - there is just one Bayern team". With this in mind, Bayern Munich host Besiktas on Tuesday.

Arturo Vidal had an attempt from the edge of the box easily dealt with and Lewandowski struck the post from a free kick soon after play resumed.

At the Allianz Arena this season, Bayern have won 14 of 15 games, a draw against Wolfsburg the only blemish on an otherwise ideal home record.

A scorer of 27 goals in 32 games this term - with 20 coming in the Bundesliga - Lewandowski admits to feeling "ok", with his haul of three in the Champions League but was quick to point out that he hasn't featured in all of Bayern's group stage games, the striker missing the Group B meeting against Celtic with a muscular complaint. Lewandowski scored his 27th goal of the season over the weekend, in Bayern's 2-1 win against Wolfsburg.

Besiktas didn't take up its allocation of away tickets for the game for fear of a ban following fan-trouble at Lyon in the Europa League last season, but many visiting supporters nevertheless managed to get tickets to cheer on their side.

Lewandowski got in on the act by snapping up a rebound in the 79th minute, before Mueller set up the Poland striker's second and Bayern's fifth. However, the club chose to sell leading scorer Cenk Tosun to Everton in the winter transfer window.

They are without Cenk Tosun, who left to join Everton after scoring four goals in the group stages, so either Alvaro Negredo or new signing Vagner Love should start up front. Now, Besiktas will have to rely on Álvaro Negredo against Bayern.

Besiktas were a bit of a surprise to us all, proving to be very strong and comfortable in topping their group.

Bayern Munich return to European action this week as they look to stamp their authority on the Champions League once again. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app. Last year, Bayern beat Arsenal 5-1 in both legs.

Kingsley Coman and Mueller added two more before Lewandowski helped himself to a late brace, virtually assuring the Bavarians of a seventh successive quarter-final appearance. The German champions drew Besiktas from Turkey and these two teams will face in the first leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich.