The team news has been announced and we’ll start with the home side.
Bayern have been imperious in their last two matches, hammering Freiburg and Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga. They were held to a goalless draw by Hertha Berlin, but Heyckes’ men are firing on all cylinders.
Besiktas are unbeaten in their domestic form since their defeat against the German side at the end of February. They’ve won three matches in the Super Lig to maintain the pressure on Galatasaray at the top of the table, beating Genclerbirligi last time out. Senol Gunes’ side also played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Super Cup semi-final clash against Fenerbahce. However, they will need to be flawless today.
Bayern are in complete command of the round-of-16 clash, having recorded a 5-0 hammering of the Turkish outfit at the Allianz Arena. Jupp Heynckes’ men will want to see this contest out with as little drama as possible.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Besiktas and Bayern at the Vodafone Arena.