The drawings are here! In the Champions League Round of 16, Bayern Munich will face Chelsea! The confrontation appears to be an interesting affair, and the proceedings will not be skipped this time by Thomas Muller.
Of course, Chelsea is the team that beat Bayern in the 2012 Final that Shall Not Be Named, so it’s going to be a revenge match for the Bavarians. Frank Lampard had an amazing start to his tenure as a Blues coach, but their momentum stifled late — the Londoners won only one of their last five matches. We were also on the receiving end of some heavy defeats — come to mind Manchester United and Everton.
But tomorrow’s games won’t be played, they’ll be played in February, and who knows what form both teams will have when that happens. On their part, Bayern Munich will hope that when the first game rolls around, Lucas Hernandez and Kingsley Coman will be fit and back in play.
Here’s the full draw in all its glory:
Dortmund (GER) vs Paris Saint German (PSG)
Real Madrid (ESP) vs Man. City (ENG)
Atlanta (ITA) vs Valencia (ESP)
Atletico (ESP) vs Liverpool (ENG)
Chelsea (ENG) vs Bayern (GER)
Lyon (FRA) vs Juventus (ITA)
Tottenham vs Leipzig (GER)
Napoli (ITA) vs Barcelona (ESP)