Alcantara helps fire Bayern into Champions League last eight

Leipzig's Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen jumps as Stuttgart's German goalkeeper Ron Robert Zieler holds the ball during their German first division Bundesliga match in Stuttgart

Bayern entered Turkey with a commanding 5-0 advantage after a dominant performance against a 10-man Besiktas in Munich last month, and the excellent Thiago Alcantara wasted little time in adding a sixth on the day.

Thiago finished from a Thomas Muller cross to extend Bayern's advantage and score its 100th goal of the season, but the Spain worldwide was withdrawn before the break, coach Jupp Heynckes perhaps wishing he had rested more key names after picking a strong side.

Sandro Wagner wrapped up a comfortable win for Bayern with a tap-in.

Bayern Munich have reached the Champions League semi-finals in six of the last eight seasons.

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Referee Michael Oliver had to briefly stop play in the second-half of the Champions League clash between Besiktas and Bayern Munich after a cat wandered onto the pitch.

Besiktas are now second in the Turkish Super Lig, a position that would see them enter next season's Champions League at the second qualifying round.

But Muller created a fine goal for Thiago to get Bayern up and running, the midfielder timing his run into the box perfectly to tuck away a first-time finish from a pinpoint right-wing cross. As Tolga attempted to punch clear a relatively innocuous Rafinha cross, the ball ricocheted off defender Gonul at point blanc range and passed the hapless goalkeeper to give Bayern an extra boost they didn't really need.

Bayern were a threat every time they had the ball, however, and their second arrived shortly after the interval when Gokhan Gonul turned into the back of his own net from close range.

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