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Prague reunion for Bayern and Chelsea

A little over a year after Chelsea FC beat FC Bayern München in the UEFA Champions League final, the teams meet again in the UEFA Super Cup with new men at the helm.

Background: FC Bayern München v Chelsea FC ©Getty Images

Fifteen months on from their epic UEFA Champions League final, FC Bayern München and Chelsea FC meet at Prague's Stadion Eden in the UEFA Super Cup.

• Chelsea stunned Bayern with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory in the German club's own stadium last May, Didier Drogba – who had cancelled out Thomas Müller's 83rd-minute opener – converting the winning spot kick to take the European Cup to Stamford Bridge for the first time.

• Bayern came back to become only the second club – after AC Milan (1993, 1994) – to win the European Cup 12 months after losing in the final. Goals from Mario Mandžukić (60) and Arjen Robben (89) earned a fifth triumph as a thrilling final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley ended 2-1.

• Chelsea also left it late, Branislav Ivanović's towering header three minutes into added time settling the UEFA Europa League final against SL Benfica at the Amsterdam ArenA. The Blues became only the third club – after Juventus, AFC Ajax and Bayern – to win all three major European club competitions.

• Both clubs have suffered UEFA Super Cup disappointment; Chelsea, winners in 1998, were overrun by Club Atlético de Madrid in Monaco 12 months ago while Bayern lost in 1975 (v FC Dynamo Kyiv), 1976 (RSC Anderlecht) and 2001 (Liverpool FC). No other team has finished runners-up three times without winning the trophy.

• The match provides a sub-plot in the teams' new coaches; Bayern's Josep Guardiola and José Mourinho of Chelsea know each other well from their time in charge of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF respectively.

Previous meetings
• In the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, Müller's late header had seemingly given Jupp Heynckes' Bayern victory, but five minutes later Drogba headed an equaliser for a Chelsea team managed by Roberto Di Matteo. Former Blues winger 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.

• The teams at the Fußball Arena München on 19 May 2012 were:
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Tymoshchuk, Contento, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Robben, Müller (Van Buyten 87), Ribéry (Olić 96), Gomez.
Chelsea: Čech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou (Torres 84), Mata, Bertrand (Malouda 73), Drogba.

• Bayern and Chelsea 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. After Joe Cole's opener (4), Chelsea responded to Schweinsteiger's equaliser (52) through Frank Lampard (60, 70) and Drogba (80). Bayern's Michael Ballack (90) completed the scoring.

• The lineups for that fixture on 6 April 2005 were:
Chelsea: Čech, Johnson (Huth 65), Carvalho, Terry, Gallas, Cole (Tiago 82), Lampard, Makelele, Duff, Gudjohnsen, Drogba (Forssell 89).
Bayern: Kahn, Sagnol, Lúcio, Kovač, Lizarazu, Salihamidžić (Schweinsteiger 46), Frings, Ballack, Hargreaves, Zé Roberto (Scholl 73), Guerrero.

• Lampard (30) and Drogba (80) struck again in the second leg, either side of a Claudio Pizarro (65) goal. Bayern won 3-2 on the night through late goals from Paolo Guerrero (90) and Mehmet Scholl (90+5) but went out on aggregate.

• The teams for that 12 April encounter at the Olympiastadion were:
Bayern: Kahn, Sagnol, Lúcio, Kovač, Lizarazu (Salihamidžić 78), Schweinsteiger, Demichelis (Scholl 52), Ballack, Zé Roberto, Pizarro, Makaay (Guerrero 73).
Chelsea: Čech, Carvalho, Huth, Terry, Gallas, Cole (Nuno Morais 90), Makelele, Lampard, Duff (Tiago 71), Drogba, Gudjohnsen (Geremi 88).

Match background
• Bayern are making their fourth UEFA Super Cup appearance. They have lost all three previous finals:
1975: 0-3 aggregate v FC Dynamo Kyiv (0-1 home, 0-2 away)
1976: 3-5 aggregate v RSC Anderlecht (2-1 home, 1-4 away)
2001: 2-3 v Liverpool FC

• Chelsea beat Real Madrid on their UEFA Super Cup debut in Monaco in 1998, Gus Poyet scoring the only goal. They fared less well on their second appearance against Madrid's city rivals Atlético, going down 4-1 with Falcao hitting a first-half hat-trick; Gary Cahill (75) got the sole reply after Miranda had made it 4-0.

• The Chelsea team to face Atlético on 31 August 2012 was:
Čech, Ivanović, Cahill, Luiz, Cole (Bertrand 90), Mikel, Lampard, Ramires (Oscar 46), Hazard, Mata (Sturridge 81), Torres.

• Including those defeats by Chelsea and Liverpool in Monaco, Bayern have met English opposition on five occasions in UEFA club competition finals, winning one and losing four. The other contests were:
1975: 2-0 v Leeds United AFC, European Cup final (Paris)
1982: 0-1 v Aston Villa FC, European Cup final (Rotterdam)
1999: 1-2 v Manchester United FC, UEFA Champions League final (Barcelona)

• Bayern's overall record against English clubs is W14 D13 L11 F55 A47. Most recently, they met Arsenal FC in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League round of 16, winning 3-1 away and progressing on away goals despite a 2-0 home defeat.

• The contest with Bayern in Munich is the most recent of Chelsea's 14 games against Bundesliga clubs; their record is W7 D3 L4 F19 A11.

• The Premier League club won the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against VfB Stuttgart, Gianfranco Zola scoring the only goal.

• Overall in UEFA competition there have been 12 Anglo-German finals and only two German winners. 

• Bayern's record in penalty shoot-outs in UEFA competition is:
3-4 v Chelsea FC, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid CF, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
5-4 v Valencia CF, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
9-8 v PAOK FC, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
4-3 v Åtvidaberg FF, 1973/74 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round

• Chelsea's record is:
4-3 v FC Bayern München, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
5-6 v Manchester United FC, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final
1-4 v Liverpool FC, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League semi-final

• A UEFA Super Cup winner with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, Guardiola could became the first coach to win the competition three times. He is currently level on two victories with Sir Alex Ferguson (Aberdeen FC 1983, Manchester United 1991), Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 2002, 2007), Louis van Gaal (Ajax 1995, Barcelona 1997) and Arrigo Sacchi (Milan 1989, 1990).

Team ties
• Guardiola and Mourinho met 11 times as coach of Barcelona and Madrid, Guardiola recording five wins to Mourinho's two. Barça were 5-0 victors at the Camp Nou in their teams' first meeting on 29 November 2010, beat Madrid in that season's UEFA Champions League semi-finals and won the 2011/12 Spanish Super Cup; Madrid won the 2011 Copa del Rey final and triumphed 2-1 at the Camp Nou in the last Guardiola-Mourinho fixture.

• Mourinho's FC Internazionale Milano eliminated Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in  the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

• Robben played for Chelsea from 2004 to 2007, winning two league titles and one FA Cup. He scored 15 goals in 67 league games for the London club.

• André Schürrle, who joined Chelsea in the summer, scored 18 goals in 65 Bundesliga appearances for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He moved from 1. FSV Mainz 05, where he scored 19 goals in 66 league games, in 2011, and recorded four wins and three defeats in his seven league games against Bayern for both clubs. He was a team-mate of Bayern's Jan Kirchhoff at Mainz.

• Kevin De Bruyne spent 2012/13 on loan at SV Werder Bremen, suffering two defeats against Bayern. He did score in Munich, but Bremen lost 6-1.

• Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Jérôme Boateng, Schweinsteiger and Müller were in the Germany side that beat an England side including John Terry, Ashley Cole and Lampard 4-1 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup round of 16.

• Fernando Torres hit Spain's UEFA EURO 2008 final winner against the Germany of Lahm and Schweinsteiger.

• Torres was also a late substitute in the Spain team – with Mata an unused replacement – that beat Germany by the same 1-0 scoreline in the 2010 World Cup semi-finals. Neuer, Boateng, Lahm, Schweinsteiger and substitute Kroos featured for Germany.

• In his solitary season at Manchester City, Boateng made his debut as a late substitute in a 1-0 home win against Chelsea in September 2010.

• One of Daniel Van Buyten's six appearances on loan at Manchester City in the second half of the 2003/04 season was a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea.

• David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar play alongside Dante with Brazil. Javi Martínez is a Spain team-mate of Torres, Mata and César Azpilicueta while Van Buyten, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku all play for Belgium.