This evening at 19:00 is the match-off between Besiktas and Bayern from the 1/8-final in the Champions League. The match seems more than protocol because the Bavarians defeated their rival with Allianz Arena 5: 0. Today the Turks will play mainly for their honor and will try to show that they are not just boxing pears for the big ones.
In fact, today’s meeting will be a chance for Besiktas to try to achieve the first defeat against Bayern on the Champions League level. In the previous three games, the “Eagles” have recorded three losses, with no one goal scored (0: 9 goal difference).
However, the task of the hosts will not be easy. Bayern is in super form lately. Juppe Hainkes has earned 14 of his last 15 matches, including his last 5 Champions League games. In addition, the Bavarians are the team that holds three of the record wins (with a total result of both matches) in the tournament – 12: 1 against Sporting (Lisbon) in 2008/09, 10: 2 against Arsenal in 2016/17 and 7-0 against Shahor (Donetsk) in 2014/15
What can give hope to the Turkish Grand Prix is Bayern’s statistics in the tournament. The Germans have only 1 win in their last 10 games away from the home of the elimination phase. In the other 9 matches, the team recorded 4 draws and 5 losses.
Today the hosts can not count on the injured Dusko Toshich and Pepe, while Domagoji Vida is punished for the red card received at the Allianz Arena in the first match.
Guest coach Jup Hainkes will be deprived of the services of long-injured Kingsley Commander and Manuel Neuer, while Cohen Tolizo and Hamas Rodriguez are also in question about the Istanbul meeting.
Champions League, 1/8-final, rematch:
BESIKSTASH – BAYERN (in first match 0: 5)
BESHIKTAH: Fabry, Gokhan, Medel, Nedip, Adriano, Hutchinson, Tolga, Quaresma, Talisca, Babel, Negredo
BAYERN: Ulrich, Kimmich, Zule, Hummel, Alabama, Tiago, Muller, Hames, Ribery, Wagner
Stadium: “Vodafone Park”, Istanbul
Judge: Michael Oliver, England