Tuesday's round-of-16 appointment with Besiktas is just like every other match for Bayern Munich: a must-win fixture. Failure to advance to the quarterfinals after landing their preferred opponent at the draw in Nyon would constitute a real embarrassment in the Bavarian capital, akin to the sense of disbelief that greeted their exit against Inter Milan at the same stage in 2011.
Following that ignominious second-half 3-2 collapse at the Allianz Arena after Bayern had taken a 2-1 lead, Louis van...
Carlo Ancelotti was hailed as "Mr. Champions League" when he succeeded Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich in 2016. However, his successor, Jupp Heynckes, can boast an equally proud record in the competition and has his sights set on extending an incredible run of reaching the Champions League final at every attempt when Bayern face Turkish champions Besiktas in the round of 16.
Here's a look at three of the magisterial 72-year-old's biggest games in the competition.
Sandro Wagner's header and substitute Robert Lewandowski's penalty sealed Bayern Munich's last-minute comeback 2-1 win against Wolfsburg, who had the temerity to take the lead through Daniel Didavi in the eighth minute. The Bundesliga champions could even afford the luxury of Arjen Robben's missed penalty nine minutes after the break.
A sixth consecutive Bundesliga title is a matter of weeks away, maintaining a massive 18-point advantage over "nearest challengers" Leipzig with 12 games...
The list of top players Bayern Munich have plucked away from Bundesliga rivals grows every year: Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze, Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer in recent seasons, soon to be followed by Leon Goretzka in the summer.
But Bayern may rue missing out on one particular star: Kevin De Bruyne, Germany's Player of the Year in 2014-15, and now the driving force behind Manchester City's assault on four fronts.
"I would give the shirt off my back for him," current Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes...