Bayern unbeaten against Turkish teams

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Matches against Turkish teams have been rare in Bayern’s long European history. The record German champions have come against sides from Turkey on just two occasions: in 1972 FCB knocked out Galatasary in the first round of the European Cup (1-1, 6-0), and in 1997 there were two 2-0 wins against Besiktas’ local rivals in the Champions League group phase. fcbayern.com has picked out some other interesting facts and stats on the last-16 fixture.

Besiktas with negative record

This will be the tenth time that Besiktas have faced German opposition in the European Cup. With two wins, one draw and six defeats, their record is not good. Those two wins came against RB Leipzig in this season’s group phase.

Home strength versus away strength

Bayern go into this Champions League last 16 tie with an impressive home record. The Reds have won 19 of their last 20 home games in Europe’s premier club competition, scoring 68 goals and conceding just 12. On Tuesday, though, they host the only side who won all three of their away games in this season’s group stage.

Regulars versus newcomers

This is the 14th time that Bayern have been in the last 16 of the Champions League. Only holders Real Madrid can beat that with 15. Besiktas, in contrast, have reached this stage of the competition for the first time this season and are also the first Turkish team to top their group without losing.

Battle of two successful coaches

Jupp Heynckes has won his last nine Champions League games and another victory on Tuesday would match the record of ten straight wins set by former Bayern coaches Louis van Gaal (May 2000 to September 2009) and Carlo Ancelotti (April 2014 to February 2015). Heynckes’ opposite number Senol Günes has only lost two of his 18 matches in the competition (six wins, ten draws).

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