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Bayern Munich smashes 10-man Besiktas

Germany Soccer Champions League

Bayern’s Thomas Mueller is congratulated by his teammates Arturo Vidal, left, and Joshua Kimmich, right, after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Besiktas Istanbul in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)


Jupp Heynckes already had Bayern Munich humming, and didn’t need the help provided by Domagoj Vida and Besiktas in the first leg of the Bavarians’ UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie with Besiktas.

Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski each scored twice as Bayern Munich punished 10-man Besiktas 5-0 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

Kingsley Coman also scored for Bayern ahead of the March 14 second leg in Turkey.

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Besiktas would’ve wanted to find an away goal at the Allianz Arena, but Domagoj Vida made it very hard to imagine that when he sent the Turkish side down to 10 men inside the first 20 minutes.

What followed, as you might expect, was Bavarian dominance. The goals did not come, but Bayern had 70 percent possession and a 10-2 shot attempts advantage by the half hour mark.

Mueller scored from close range before the break to give Bayern its advantage.

Coman then made it 2-0 with an assist from Robert Lewandowski, and Mueller completed his brace off a cross from Joshua Kimmich. Lewandowski then scored twice in the final 11 minutes to salt away -- in 999 of 1000 scenario -- a place in the quarterfinals.

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