Besiktas, making their debut in the knock-out stages of the Champions League, face a near impossible task in the return leg in Istanbul on March 14 if they are to prolong their European adventure. Bayern made a bright start when Coman's curling shot forced Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri into a save on nine minutes, Joshua Kimmich's free-kick was then headed wide by Arturo Vidal. But Besiktas were the architects of their own downfall as a poor pass from skipper Atiba Hutchinson was snapped up by Lewandowski, who was sent tumbling by last man Vida as he closed in on goal. Despite the dismissal of the Croatia defender, Bayern initially struggled to make the advantage count as the Besiktas defence, marshalled by Portugal veteran centre-back Pepe, refused to buckle. The Turkish champions created chances of their own as winger Ricardo Quaresma beat Bayern centre-back Hummels before firing wide, while Pepe shot over the bar. But Bayern broke the deadlock when Coman whipped in a cross and David Alaba flicked the ball to Mueller, who tapped the ball through Fabri's legs on 43 minutes.
? Update @lewy_official ???#UCL #FCBBJK @FCBayern pic.twitter.com/yUEG8dSb0n— UEFA.com deutsch (@UEFAcom_de) February 20, 2018
Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez went off with a calf injury just after the goal, replaced by veteran winger Arjen Robben, a surprise exclusion from the starting side, in a move that pushed Mueller more central to accommodate the Dutchman. Bayern maintained the pressure following the restart as Lewandowski hit the post with a free-kick four minutes into the second half. The Poland forward turned provider for Coman's goal, passing back inside after being put in behind the defence by Mueller. With the Besiktas defence worrying about Mueller and Vidal, Coman steamed into the area unmarked to slam home Bayern's second goal on 52 minutes. As Bayern continued to pepper the Besiktas goal, visiting coach Senol Gunes sacrificed striker Vagner Love for defender Dusko Tosic to try and limit the damage. It had little effect though as Bayern grabbed their third when Kimmich's cross was met by Mueller at the near post on 66 minutes.
Thomas Muller's game by numbers vs. Besiktas: 54 touches 26 (81%) passes completed 7 shots 6 (100%) aerial duels won 2 shots on target 2 goals 1 assist Mr Bayern. pic.twitter.com/0PHNJZLztsFebruary 20, 2018
A speculative Hummels shot was then kept out well by Fabri, but Lewandowski was on hand to tuck away his 28th goal of the season in all competitions on 79 minutes. Mueller and Lewandowski combined for Bayern's fifth goal when the Germany forward squared for his Polish team-mate to cap the rout two minutes from time. Result: Bayern München 5 Müller 43, 66, Coman 52, Lewandowski 79, 88 Beşiktaş 0 Aggregate score: 5-0
Jupp #Heynckes: "We made it hard for ourselves to play flowing football in the first half. After the break we saw a different Bayern, which was enjoying itself out there. We are very happy with the result." #FCBBJK #UCL pic.twitter.com/Luify4KbIQ— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 20, 2018
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