Bayern Munich is sure of beating Chelsea in the round 16 of the Champions League after the draw on Monday. While Frank Lampard is likely to build on the existing records against the German giants. ’Revenge vs Recap’.
The Bundesliga champions will clearly recall their experiences at Stamford Bridge especially the 2004/05 quarter-final. The Blues beating Bayern out of the competition is a lasting memory for the Bavarians.
Though things might be difficult for the west London club with facing the FCB. Who they beat in the final when claiming their only Champions League crown in 2012.
Meanwhile, Chelsea legend and boss, Frank Lampard scoring twice to beat Munchen in the quarters is a good remembrance for the Blues.
Subsequently, Lampard having been part of the 2012 UCL final which is the most bitter game for the five-time champions. It could have been their first chance to reach a tally of five crowns. Before Pep Guardiola’s reign at Allianz Stadium in 2013 to win their fifth.
The Bundesliga champions will meet Frank Lampard’s side to repeat the 2011-12 final, which Chelsea won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Munich.
Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller played in that heart-breaking home defeat by the Blues. They, however, revenged in the 2012-13 Champions League final triumph over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.
Now, the German giants are back to their excellent form since the takeover of Hansi Flick as an interim from Niko Kovac. Following this, Bayern has the confidence to revenge properly on Chelsea after so many years of grief.
But Lampard is also said making to the knockout stages means you are up against the best team. Which is now an opportunity to upgrade his record with Munich.
The Englishman who was the captain of Chelsea during the remarkable tie back in 2012 is now the manager. He is likely to achieve the same thing he did in those shocking times.
By the way, the pair are having difficulty struggling for their league titles respectively. Also having trouble with managerial talents, leading to getting a new boss.
The battle line is drawn, the supporters wait to see who wins the battle. It is now revenge vs recap.