• A cat wandered onto the pitch during the game between Besiktas and Bayern
  • The feline somehow evaded security and stewards to get onto the pitch 
  • Referee Michael Oliver briefly stopped play before it jumped back into the crowd
  • Bayern dominated the tie and emphatically won 8-1 over the two legs

Max Winters For Mailonline

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.

The German giants were firmly in control of the contest after Thiago Alcantara and an own goal from Gokhan Gonul put them 7-0 up on aggregate until bizarre scenes unfolded in the 49th minute.

In the far corner of the stadium, a cat somehow evaded security measures and made its way onto the pitch at the Vodafone Arena.

A cat came onto the pitch during the Champions League clash between Besiktas and Bayern

A cat came onto the pitch during the Champions League clash between Besiktas and Bayern

The feline somehow evaded security and made its way onto the pitch at the Vodafone Arena

The feline somehow evaded security and made its way onto the pitch at the Vodafone Arena

The feline somehow evaded security and made its way onto the pitch at the Vodafone Arena

The cat jumped onto an advertising hoarding before dropping down to the pitch in front of a sold-out stadium.

It then looked around for a while, ran up and down the byline briefly before leaping back over the boards and into the stands.

The incident provided the Turkish side with some brief respite from a dominant Bayern side.

The cat jumped onto an advertising hoarding before dropping down onto the pitch

The cat jumped onto an advertising hoarding before dropping down onto the pitch

The cat jumped onto an advertising hoarding before dropping down onto the pitch

It then looked around for a while, ran up and down before leaping back over the boards

It then looked around for a while, ran up and down before leaping back over the boards

It then looked around for a while, ran up and down before leaping back over the boards

Jupp Heynckes’ side arrived in Istanbul 5-0 up from the first leg and added to their advantage through Thiago’s composed finish and a messy own goal from Gonul.

Vagner Love seized upon a loose ball to pull one back for the hosts but Sandro Wagner inflicted further misery on the Turkish side as he sealed an 8-1 aggregate win late on.

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