Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

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

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

Bayern have now qualified for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh year running.

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Besiktas are now second in the Turkish Super Lig, a position that would see them enter next season's Champions League at the second qualifying round.

Thiago broke the deadlock with a simple tap-in from Muller's perfectly weighted cross, quelling Besiktas' early energy with his second Champions League goal of the season.

However, despite that healthy advantage, Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has warned his team against complacency in the Turkish capital.

"The demands are always so high in the Champions League", said Heynckes, who is looking to become the first coach to win 11 straight games in the competition with victory on Wednesday.

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Thiago, back after injury, celebrated his first Champions League goal since netting in the 3-0 win at home to Anderlecht last September.

Meanwhile, Gunes just wants his players to put in a performance in front of their own fans.

Bayern cruised to a 5-0 win at home in the first leg on February 20 behind braces from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.

"We scored at the right times and it's normal that we dropped off a little - losing some focus after winning 5-0 is just human".

They will be hampered, however, by absentees in defence, with Domagoj Vida suspended while Pepe and Dusko Tosic are injured.

Meanwhile at the other end Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng both headed over while Robert Lewandowski shot across the goal and wide of the far post.

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