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Preview: Bayern Munich set to finish off Besiktas



Bayern are making a whirlwind tour to Istanbul to finish of their Champions League adversaries. The time has come: Bayern Munich take a 5-0 lead over Besiktas JK with them onto the pitch tomorrow to seal advancement to the Champions League quarterfinals. Both sides will be missing key players, but the odds are still lopsided in Bayern?s favor.
No Robben, no problem
After drubbing Hamburg on Saturday, Bayern must make do without two players on the squad: Corentin Tolisso will remain in Munich while he recovers from the severe bruise he suffered on his shin. Arjen Robben was scratched from the squad yesterday, after suffering a pinched nerve. He had taken part in individual training along with Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, and Robert Lewandowski. Here is how Jupp Heynckes may line Bayern up:

Since Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, and Sebastian Rudy all face suspensions if they receive another yellow card, it is unlikely that any of them play. Sandro Wagner can lead the offense in his first Champions League start for Bayern. Franck Ribery will aspire to keep the incredible momentum he showed in his start against Hamburg. Thomas Müller can drift out wide, while James Rodriguez may make his comeback at the 10?James recently rejoined full team training.
In the midfield, Thiago Alcantara may relieve Arturo Vidal and continue his return to form, while Javi Martinez holds down the defensive midfield. In the back four, Niklas Süle might take a turn instead of Jerome ...
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