Bayern v Beşiktaş: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide

Everything you need to know as Bayern vie to reach the quarter-finals for a seventh straight season against round of 16 debutants Beşiktaş.

Bayern players train on the eve of the first leg
Bayern players train on the eve of the first leg ©AFP/Getty Images

Reporter's view: Bayern have come a long way since their 3-0 loss to Paris on matchday two and treble talk is now rife in Munich. Jupp Heynckes has led his team to 13 straight victories and, with the Bundesliga virtually wrapped up, can focus on emulating the 2013 UEFA Champions League success. Beşiktaş are worthy opponents, and Bayern will need to be at their best, but ultimately the challenge may prove too much for the knockout stage debutants. I expect the German champions to put the tie to bed in the first leg.

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Vidal, Müller, James; Coman, Robben, Lewandowski
Out: Neuer (foot)
Misses next match if booked: Kimmich, Rudy, Tolisso

  • Added to squad since group stage: Neuer, Wagner, Wriedt

Beşiktaş: Fabri; Gökhan Gönül, Pepe, Vida, Adriano; Hutchinson, Medel, Quaresma, Talisca, Babel; Vágner Love
Out: Kavlak (shoulder), Atınç (knee), Gökhan Töre (knee), Tošić (arm)
Misses next match if booked: Tolgay Arslan, Caner Erkin, Talisca

  • Added to squad since group stage: Larin, Vágner Love, Vida


Watch ten great goals from the round of 16
Watch ten great goals from the round of 16

Fantasy Football top point scorers

Bayern: Joshua Kimmich, midfielder (27 points, €7.6m)
Beşiktaş: Talisca, midfielder (30 points, €7.6m)

Where to watch

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Weekend results

Wolfsburg 1-2 Bayern
Konyaspor 1-1 Beşiktaş

Form guide*

Classic round of 16 memories
Classic round of 16 memories

Bayern: WWWWWW
Beşiktaş: DWWDWW

*All competitions, most recent first

Jupp Heynckes, Bayern coach

Beşiktaş are a team that can play football and it's no surprise that they are here. They won all three of their away matches in the group stage. They won't hide, they like to play attacking football – if you let them. That's the key. They will look for their chances so we need to be prepared. I hope my team put in a top performance to lay the foundations for reaching the quarter-finals.

Şenol Güneş, Beşiktaş coach

Bayern have a big squad with many top players – they could field two teams! After Real and Milan, they are the third most successful team in this competition. We will try to put on a good performance and take our chances. It would be good to score an away goal. This is the first time we go into a match as underdogs this season in the Champions League.