Chelsea have been paired with Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16, a draw that will take us back to the stadium where we lifted the European title in 2012, and the dates for both legs have now been confirmed along with provisional ticket info for the home leg.
As runners-up in the group stage, we will play at home first and away second. The details for both legs are as follows:
Chelsea v Bayern Munich, Round of 16, 1st Leg – Tuesday 25 February 2020, 21.00 CET (20.00 London time)
Bayern Munich v Chelsea, Round of 16, 2nd Leg – Wednesday 18 March 2020, 21.00 CET (20.00 London time)
The draw was made this morning in Switzerland and pitted us against the German champions for the first time in seven years. Our most recent meeting was in the 2013 Super Cup when Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard scored in a 2-2 draw before we were beaten on penalties. Prior to that, it was that memorable May night at the Allianz Arena when Didier Drogba’s bullet header and famous decisive spot-kick saw us crowned European champions.
The two teams also met in the 2004/05 Champions League quarter-final and Frank Lampard scored three times across the two-legged tie as we progressed 6-5 on aggregate.
The Blues booked their place in the round of 16 following an eventful group-stage campaign that saw last season’s semi-finalists Ajax eliminated from Group H. We won in Amsterdam and Lille following an opening-day defeat at home to Valencia before a victory over the Frenchmen in SW6 last week secured our progress.
Provisional home leg ticket info
Friday 17 January – Season tickets holders can purchase their own seat.
Thursday 23 January - As per the ticketing policy the season ticket holders who have not purchased a seat will be able to purchase any remaining seat that has not been taken by fellow season ticket holder in the reservation period.
Friday 24 January - Members can purchase one ticket per person.
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Bayern topped Group B with a 100 per cent winning record, beating Tottenham home and away, and averaging four goals a game.
The draw in full is:
Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-GermainReal Madrid vs Manchester CityAtalanta vs ValenciaAtletico Madrid vs LiverpoolChelsea vs Bayern MunichLyon vs JuventusTottenham vs RB LeipzigNapoli vs Barcelona