Thomas Muller was relieved Bayern Munich overcame a listless start to lay down a marker in their Champions League last-16 clash against Besiktas.
Bayern were given a shot in the arm after a quarter of an hour at the Allianz Arena when last man Domagoj Vida saw red for bringing down Robert Lewandowski.
Muller's goal just before half-time presaged a second-half blitz in the opening leg with goals from Kingsley Coman, Muller again, and a late Robert Lewandowski brace wrapping up a 5-0 win."It's a superb result with regard to the return leg. We knew we had to deliver because it will be a different game altogether in Turkey," he said.