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Besiktas vs Bayern Munich: Gamethread

Please, no injuries.

The UEFA Champions League is back, and this time Bayern Munich travel to Turkey to take on Besiktas! The result of the tie is more or less a foregone conclusion, with Bayern having already secured a 5-0 victory in Munich, but Jupp Heynckes will want his boys to give their all no matter what.

Besiktas will be missing both their starting center backs, with Domagoj Vida serving a suspension from the red card he received in the first leg, and Pepe still not being match-fit. Bayern meanwhile will be without the services of Arjen Robben, who suffered a pinched nerve in training and will not be risked. With both Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich a single yellow card away from suspension, Jupp Heynckes may opt to start Sandro Wagner and Rafinha in their stead. Despite this and the hostile nature of the stadium, the Bavarians will expect nothing less than a victory.

It’s Bayern time.

Location: Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey

Time: 8:00 pm local time, 1:00 pm EST


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