Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
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How to Watch Besiktas vs. Bayern Munich

How to Watch Besiktas vs. Bayern Munich

Treble-chasing Bayern Munich eased past Turkey's Besiktas 3-1 on Wednesday to breeze into the Champions League quarter finals with an 8-1 aggregate win.

But with Bayern virtually assured of progression after a 5-0 home win in the first leg, the highlight of the match was arguably a ginger cat briefly interrupting the action in the second half.

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.

A Gokhan Gonul own goal immediately after half-time doubled Bayern's lead before Vagner Love pulled one back.

They started stronger than Bayern but it was the visitors who had the first chance when David Alaba's free-kick was palmed low into the path of Thomas Muller, but he sliced over.

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

They could have had a second just minutes later when Mustafa Pektemek's shot from close range was deflected behind by Alaba.

Just a minute into the second half, Bayern finally scored their second when Franck Ribery released overlapping full-back Rafinha and defender Necip Uysal lunged at the cross but missed and the backtracking Gonul diverted it past goalkeeper Zengin.

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