Chelsea welcome Bayern München to London for a repeat of the 2012 final, won in dramatic fashion by the English club.
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Memories will be stirred of Chelsea's finest hour in the UEFA Champions League as they kick off their round of 16 tie against Bayern München – the team they beat to claim their first European Cup.
• Current manager Frank Lampard captained the Chelsea side that defeated Bayern on penalties in the 2012 final at the German club's own stadium in Munich – although Bayern were to enjoy a measure of revenge in the UEFA Super Cup the following season.
• Both teams have reason to be wary, however. The Blues' last three UEFA Champions League campaigns have all ended in the last 16, while Bayern were knocked out by English opposition at this stage 12 months ago, going down to eventual winners Liverpool – their earliest exit from the competition since 2011.
• The Munich club won all six games in this season's group stage to finish eight points ahead of another London club, Tottenham – who they beat 7-2 away and 3-1 at home – while Chelsea had to settle for second place in Group H behind Valencia.
• In the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, Thomas Müller's 83rd-minute header had seemingly given Jupp Heynckes' Bayern victory at their Fußball Arena München home, but five minutes later Didier Drogba headed an equaliser for a Chelsea team managed by Roberto Di Matteo. Former Blues winger Arjen Robben had an extra-time penalty saved by Petr Čech and there was more spot-kick misery for Bayern in the shoot-out, despite Juan Mata's miss. Čech saved from Ivica Olić and Bastian Schweinsteiger, leaving Drogba to convert the decisive kick and give Chelsea a 4-3 penalty triumph. Lampard scored Chelsea's third kick with Manuel Neuer converting from the spot for Bayern, for whom Jérôme Boateng played 120 minutes.
• Bayern were victorious in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup between the teams, at the Eden Arena in Prague. A Bayern side then coached by Josep Guardiola twice came from behind, Franck Ribéry (47) and Javi Martínez (120+1) cancelling out goals from Fernando Torres (8) and Eden Hazard (93) to force another penalty shoot-out against José Mourinho's Chelsea. Bayern ran out 5-4 winners on spot kicks with Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku having the tenth penalty of the shoot-out saved by Neuer. David Alaba scored Bayern's first kick; Lampard again converted Chelsea's third.
• Bayern and Chelsea first met in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Mourinho's Blues prevailing 6-5 on aggregate against Felix Magath's Bayern. Chelsea won the first leg 4-2 at home, Lampard scoring twice with Drogba also on target. Lampard and Drogba struck again in the second leg as Bayern won 3-2 on the night but went out on aggregate.
• Chelsea kicked off this season's group stage with a 1-0 defeat at home against Valencia, Lampard's side responding with successive away victories, beating LOSC Lille 2-1 and Ajax 1-0. Their next two games finished all square, Chelsea coming back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax before the game at Valencia on Matchday 5 ended 2-2, but they made sure of a knockout place with a 2-1 win at home to LOSC. They finished level with Valencia on 11 points but behind the Spanish side on head-to-head record.
• The loss to Valencia on Matchday 1 is Chelsea's only European reverse at Stamford Bridge in 14 matches (W8 D5), although they had not won in three home European matches (D2 L1) before beating LOSC.
• Third in last season's Premier League, Chelsea also qualified for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League as the winners of the UEFA Europa League, and are taking part for the 16th time; this is their 14th appearance in the round of 16.
• The London club's record in the round of 16 is W8 L5. They have lost their last three contests at this stage, most recently going down 4-1 on aggregate to Barcelona (1-1 h, 0-3 a) in 2017/18.
• This is only the fourth time Chelsea have been at home in the first leg of their round of 16 tie; their record in the previous three is W1 D1 L1, with the aggregate record W1 L2 in those ties.
• The Blues were UEFA Europa League winners under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19, beating Arsenal 4-1 in an all-English final in Baku as Chelsea claimed their second UEFA Europa League title having also triumphed in 2013, their only other appearance in the competition.
• Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt in last season's UEFA Europa League semi-finals, going through on penalties after two 1-1 draws. That extended their perfect record in two-legged knockout contests against German clubs to three wins from as many ties.
• The Blues have never lost at home to German visitors, winning six of the nine fixtures, all bar the Eintracht game in the UEFA Champions League.
• Chelsea were unbeaten in European competition last season, claiming the UEFA Europa League with a record of W12 D3 F36 A10. Before losing to Valencia on Matchday 1, their last continental defeat had come at Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg in March 2018 (0-3), although they did lose on penalties against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup last August following a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes in Istanbul.
• This season Bayern became only the seventh team – and first from Germany – to win all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage, opening their campaign with a 3-0 win at home to Crvena zvezda before a 7-2 win at Tottenham. Olympiacos were then beaten away (3-2) and home (2-0), the latter result securing their place in the round of 16 with two games to spare, before a 6-0 victory at Crvena zvezda on Matchday 5 guaranteed first place in the section. Bayern rounded off a perfect group campaign with a 3-1 home win against Spurs in Munich.
• Robert Lewandowski scored in Bayern's first five group games and is the top scorer in this season's UEFA Champions League with ten goals, including four in the win at Crvena zvezda on Matchday 5 – at 16 minutes the fastest quadruple in UEFA Champions League history. That was the 20th time Bayern had scored five or more goals in a UEFA Champions League match, setting a new competition record.
• Bayern's round of 16 record is W11 L4. They had won seven ties in a row before losing to another English club, Liverpool, last season (0-0 a, 1-3 h). It was their earliest exit from the competition since an away-goals defeat at the hands of Internazionale in 2010/11. They have reached the knockout phase in each of the past 12 seasons.
• Bayern are unbeaten in their last 12 European away games (W9 D3), scoring at least two goals in all but a goalless draw at Liverpool in last season's round of 16 first leg. Before winning at Benfica on Matchday 1 last season the Munich club had not kept a clean sheet on their UEFA Champions League travels in 14 matches; they have now managed four in the last seven.
• Bayern were the only side to collect maximum points in this season's group stage, and finished as top scorers with 24 goals – one short of Paris Saint-Germain's competition record, set in 2017/18.
• This is Bayern's 23rd UEFA Champions League campaign, fewer only than Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 24). They have now won their section 16 times.
• Champions of Germany for a record 29th time last season – with a landmark seventh successive Bundesliga title – Bayern had reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in seven successive campaigns before losing to Liverpool last season.
• Bayern's record in two-legged ties against English clubs is W10 L6; they had won five in a row before last season, their first defeat since losing to Chelsea in the 2004/05 quarter-finals.
• Bayern have won only two of their last six games away to English clubs (D2 L2), both victories coming in London – this season's seven-goal flourish at Tottenham and a 5-1 success at Arsenal in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg.
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• Have played in England:
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool 2013–18)
Serge Gnabry (Arsenal 2011–16, West Brom 2015/16 (loan))
Jérôme Boateng (Manchester City 2010/11)
• Coutinho scored twice in Liverpool's 3-1 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge on 31 October 2015.
• Have played in Germany:
Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach 2015–17 (loan))
Christian Pulišić (Borussia Dortmund 2016–19)
Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund 2018 (loan))
Antonio Rüdiger (Stuttgart 2011–15)
• Müller scored twice and provided an assist as Germany won 4-1 against an England side including Lampard in the round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
• Müller scored one goal and set up another as Germany beat Willian's Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.
• International team-mates:
Willian & Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)
N'Golo Kanté, Kurt Zouma, Olivier Giroud & Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso (France)
Antonio Rüdiger & Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka (Germany)
Mateo Kovačić & Ivan Perišić (Croatia)
César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Pedro Rodríguez & Thiago Alcántara, Álvaro Odriozola (Spain)
• Kanté, Giroud, Hernández, Pavard and Tolisso were all part of France's victorious 2018 World Cup squad. Perišić scored for Croatia in France's 4-2 final win.
• Jorginho scored Italy's goal in a 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw against Lewandowski's Poland in October 2018.
• UEFA Champions League squad changes
Out: Marc Guehi (Swansea, loan), George McEachran (Cambuur, loan)
• César Azpilicueta's next appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, will be his 50th.
• Chelsea have won only six of their 13 matches in all competitions since Matchday 6 (D3 L4), although they were 2-1 victors at home to Tottenham on Saturday.
• That ended a run of four Premier League games without a win for Frank Lampard's side (D2 L2); they have still won only five of their last 15 (D3 L7).
• Olivier Giroud opened the scoring on Saturday, his first Premier League goal since 3 April 2019.
• The Blues have kept only seven clean sheets in their 38 matches in all competitions this season.
• Chelsea have lost seven home games in all competitions this season, their most in a campaign since suffering the same number at Stamford Bridge in 1994/95.
• Chelsea have reached the last 16 of the FA Cup thanks to wins against Championship clubs Nottingham Forest (2-0 h) and Hull (2-1 a); they will be at home to Premier League leaders Liverpool in the fifth round on 3 March.
• Andreas Christensten played 90 minutes against Tottenham despite suffering a broken nose in the 2-0 home defeat by Manchester United on 17 February.
• Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been out since 16 May with an Achilles tendon problem although he was an unused substitute on Saturday.
• Tammy Abraham returned as a second-half substitute against Tottenham having not played since 1 February due to an ankle injury.
• Christian Pulišić made his last appearance on 1 January and has been suffering with a groin injury.
• Callum Hudson-Odoi missed the defeat by Manchester United and the win against Tottenham having suffered a hamstring problem in training.
• N'Golo Kanté had to be replaced early on against United after picking up an adductor injury and missed the Tottenham game.
• Reece James signed a new Chelsea contract on 16 January, keeping him at the club until 2025. Fikayo Tomori agreed a contract extension until 2024 in December.
• On 13 February, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech; the Moroccan international will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
• UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Álvaro Odriozola (Real Madrid, loan)
Out: Jann-Fiete Arp
• Bayern have won nine of ten competitive games since Matchday 6, drawing the other. They were 3-2 victors at home to Paderborn on Friday night.
• The goalless draw at home against Leipzig on 9 February was only the second time this season Bayern have failed to score, and the first since a 2-0 defeat in the German Super Cup at Borussia Dortmund on 3 August. They had found the net in 29 successive matches between those two games.
• Bayern have scored at least three times in six of their seven matches in 2020, the exception that Leipzig stalemate.
• On 5 February Bayern won 4-3 at home to Hoffenheim in the last 16 of the German Cup. They will visit Schalke in the quarter-finals on 3 March.
• Robert Lewandowski has 25 goals in 23 games in this season's Bundesliga, including two against Paderborn on Friday. He has scored 227 league goals for Dortmund and Bayern combined, the third highest Bundesliga total of all time.
• The Polish striker has registered 38 goals in 32 competitive Bayern games this season.
• Substitute Thomas Müller made his 517th Bayern appearance in all competitions on Friday, rising to joint seventh in the all-time list alongside Philipp Lahm.
• Joshua Zirkzee scored twice for Bayern in December in only nine minutes of playing time, in wins against Freiburg (3-1) and Wolfsburg (2-0). Those were the 18-year-old's first two Bundesliga appearances; he also came on as an 87th-minute replacement against Paderborn.
• Bayern scored three times in the first 12 minutes in the 4-1 win away to Köln on 16 February, their earliest 3-0 lead since a 5-3 win against Oberhausen in January 1973.
• Serge Gnabry scored one and set up two goals against Paderborn, the first time in his career he had provided two assists in the same game.
• Müller provided two assists at Köln, making him the first player since 2004/05 to have set up 14 goals in the first 22 Bundesliga matchdays.
• Kingsley Coman, who suffered a knee injury against Tottenham on 11 December, returned as a substitute against Leipzig and scored against Köln.
• Lucas Hernández, who had not played since surgery on an ankle injury suffered at Olympiacos on 22 October, also made his return as a replacement against Leipzig.
• Ivan Perišić broke his right ankle on 4 February and underwent surgery the same day.
• Javi Martínez is yet to play in 2020 because of a thigh injury he suffered on 21 December against Wolfsburg, but is back in individual training.
• Niklas Süle tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on 19 October in a 2-2 draw in Augsburg and underwent surgery the following day. The defender returned to light training on 17 February.
• On 4 January Bayern announced that Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nübel will move to Munich in the summer.
Official UEFA Champions League Man of the Match award introduced
UEFA will give out an official Man of the Match award after every UEFA Champions League knockout stage game to recognise the top performers in Europe's top club competition. UEFA Technical Observers at each UEFA Champions League game from the round of 16 on will decide who deserves the Man of the Match, with an official award being handed to the successful players after full-time in recognition of their roles in decisive moments, tactical maturity, creativity and inspiration, exceptional skill and fair play.