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Bayern super star out of Besiktas clash

Bayern have all but secured their qualification to the Champions League quarter-finals ahead of travelling to Istanbul on Wednesday.

A brace apiece from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller and one from Kingsley Coman leaves the Turkish outfit very much playing for pride in front of their own fans.

No team has ever turned a five-goal deficit in the Champions League, though four have overturned four-goal disadvantages, so Senol Gunes & Co. will be heading home.

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James should come back into the side. Indeed, Heynckes may opt to rotate from back to front, with a trip to RB Leipzig coming as soon as next Sunday.
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso is a major doubt, however, after suffering severe bruising to his shin against HSV and will be assessed further in the run-up to the trip to Istanbul.  According to the latest report from Sky, Jupp Heynckes has decided to rest Arjen Robben. The Dutchman wont travel with the rest of the team to Istanbul.
Manuel Neuer (foot) and Coman (ankle) are also out.

Besiktas are without the suspended defender Domagoj Vida after his red card at the Allianz, but they will have an in-form Ricardo Quaresma to call upon.

The Portuguese winger has provided four assists in the competition so far and scored against Bayern in a knockout tie for Porto in 2014/15.

Last season’s Turkish SuperLig winners currently sit second in the domestic standings, having won all three of their top-flight assignments since losing so comprehensively in Munich. A much-changed side won 1-0 at relegation-threatened Genclerbirligi on Saturday.

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