Bayern Munich looks assured of a Champions League quarter-final spot for a seventh straight season after thrashing 10-man Besiktas 5-0 in Germany. The Turkish club had a one-man disadvantage from the 16th minute when Domagoj Vida brought down Robert Lewandowski and Bayern made their visitors pay with an emphatic round of 16 first-leg victories.
Thomas Müller and Lewandowski both netted twice while Kingsley Coman also scored for the five-times European Cup winners. Besiktas’s team was packed full of experience but it was 35-year-old Atiba Hutchinson who played the loose pass that got Vida into trouble early on.
Lewandowski latched onto it and headed towards goal only for Vida to slide in before the Pole reached the box with a challenge that upended the striker….Read more