Heynckes breaks UCL record as Bayern march on

Bayern Munich cruise into quarter-finals after 8-1 aggregate win over Besiktas

Neuer could return next month, claims Heynckes

Thiago scored the opening goal in Bayern's 3-1 victory over Besiktas, a win that saw them progress to the quarter-finals 8-1 on aggregate.

Bayern, who have reached the Champions League semi-finals in six of the last eight seasons, will find out their quarter-final opponents in Friday's draw.

This video here shows them signing out loud while their team is 1-7 down on aggregate. "Besiktas hadn't lost here in the Champions League, so it wasn't easy".

Following the seventh injury of Thiago's Bayern career, the German champions breathed a sigh of relief after club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt's scan on Thursday.

Mustafa Pektemek forced a save from Sven Ulreich as Besiktas tried to level the game on the night, Bayern understandably lacking energy given their comfortable position.

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has given indication that star goalkeeper and club captain Manuel Neuer is finally set to return to action in April, to end what will have by then been a seven-month layoff after suffering a broken foot in September. The teams resemble each other in their way of playing.

"We have several experienced players in our squad".

"Besiktas were undefeated at home so far and to not be that focused after a 5-0 win is human", he said.

"In front of a capacity crowd, we want to play good football against Bayern Munich tomorrow". However, Besiktas will be without center-backs Pepe, who suffered a broken toe and Domagoj Vida, who will serve his red card suspension.

FC Bayern Munchen midfielder Arturo Vidal says he is hopeful of meeting former manager Pep Guardiola in the later stages of the UEFA Champions League.

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