Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side face a significant test in the last-16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League after being paired with German giants Bayern Munich.
The draw was made by UEFA earlier today and paired the two clubs who contested the 2012 final in Munich.
Seven-and-a-half years ago, Roberto Di Matteo’s Blues side travelled the Allianz Arena, the home of Bayern Munich, to take on the German club in UEFA’s showpiece final. Thomas Muller’s late goal looked to have handed Bayern the trophy but Didier Drogba levelled matters just five minutes later to force extra-time. There were no further goals in the additional 30-minute period with Chelsea eventually winning the match 4-3 on penalty kicks.
The final saw Chelsea’s current boss Lampard captain the side in Germany while he netted one of The Blues’ four successful penalty kicks in the shootout.
Bayern were in Group B of this season’s tournament alongside Tottenham Hotspur. The Bundesliga champions won all six of their matches, scoring 24 goals in the process. The Germans netted 10 of those goals against Chelsea’s English Premier League rivals Spurs.
Chelsea will welcome Bayern to Stamford Bridge on 25 February for the first leg before travelling to Germany for the second leg on 18 March.