Bayern Munich react to Champions League draw by telling Chelsea fans they have muted reminders of 2012 final

Bayern Munich react to Champions League draw by telling Chelsea fans they have muted reminders of 2012 final
MUTED


By Daniel Sandford

16th December 2019,
2:06 pm

Bayern Munich knew what was coming the second they were drawn to play Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The two sides have plenty of history in Europe, with the Blues winning both encounters in 2005 and 2012, the last of which was the Champions League final in Bayern’s own Allianz Arena.

Drogba was Chelsea’s hero in 2012 against Bayern

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Drogba was Chelsea’s hero in 2012 against Bayern

On that night, Chelsea famously came from behind with two minutes of normal time remaining thanks to a Didier Drogba header, before the Ivorian went on to net the decisive penalty in the shoot-out.

And on Monday morning immediately after the draw, they joked they had muted the words ‘2012’ and ‘Drogba’ on Twitter as thousands of Blues supporters were fans quick to remind them of their success seven years ago.

Bayern at least got their hands on the trophy the following year by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in their treble-winning season.

They will now travel to Stamford Bridge for the first leg on Tuesday, February 25, before Chelsea travel back to the scene of their most famous moment for the second leg on Wednesday, March 18.

Champions League last-16 draw

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid vs Manchester City

Atalanta vs Valencia

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich

Lyons vs Juventus

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig

Napoli vs Barcelona

First legs: February 18-19 and February 25-26

Scond legs: March 10-11 and March 17-18

Last season’s Champions League winners Liverpool, face Atletico Madrid, Spurs take on RB Leipzig and Manchester City will have to overcome Real Madrid.

Other eye-catching fixtures include Borussia Dortmund vs PSG and Napoli vs Barcelona, while the two teams everybody wanted to draw – Atalanta and Valencia – have been selected to take on one another.

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