Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Heynckes breaks Champions League record as Bayern march on

Heynckes breaks Champions League record as Bayern march on

Thiago Alcantara scored but was substituted due to injury as Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Besiktas to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Besiktas improved and were rewarded when they pulled a goal back following a mistake in the Bayern defence, Love slotting into the bottom corner past Sven Ulreich for his first Champions League goal since 2011.

He suffered the first hairline fracture in his left foot in March a year ago and then broke two bones in it during the Champions League quarter-final at Real Madrid the following month.

English referee Michael Oliver had to "paws" the game to shoo the animal away from the pitch, with Bayern quickly making fun of the moment on social media.

Bayern added a second soon after the break, when Gökhan Gonul turned home into his own net in the 46th minute.

Bayern posted a photo-shopped image of Wagner with the cat posing on his shoulder before including the feline in a man-of-the-match poll. - Jupp Heynckes is the first manager in Champions League history to win 11 consecutive games.

- Bayern Munich have now reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh successive season.

Besiktas have now lost all three of their Champions League matches against Bayern, losing by an aggregate score of 0-9.

Domagoj Vida's red card early in the first leg of their last-16 clash allowed Bayern to take complete control in Germany, running out 5-0 winners and all but eliminating Besiktas before the return fixture.

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