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The most emotional moments from matches against Chelsea

Postby FCBayernNews » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:10 pm

There have been just five competitive meetings between FC Bayern and Chelsea FC to date – but those clashes have provided plenty of drama and emotions. fcbayern.com looks back on the UEFA Super Cup victory in 2013, the 2005 Champions League quarter-final, the last-16 first leg at the end of February and, of course, the ‘Finale dahoam’.

2005: Ballack leads the fight

Michael Ballack was Bayern’s lynchpin in the 2005 quarter-final against Chelsea. With his tireless effort, the midfield motor was a constant barrier to Frank Lampard and Co and even scored Bayern’s second goal in injury time of their 4-2 defeat in the first leg. It wasn’t enough in the end, as the Reds could only manage a 3-2 win in the return match.

2005: Lampard in top form

The Londoners were too good in both those games, with Lampard playing a starring role. The former England international scored three times across the two legs, including a fine long-range effort to make it 2-1 in the first leg, as pictured below. The 41-year-old is now the Blues’ head coach.

2012: All set up

For the first time in the history of Europe’s elite club competition, a team reached a final held at its own stadium, and the Allianz Arena was decked out for the occasion! The fans greeted the ‘home team’ with an impressive tifo that read: “Our city! Our stadium! Our trophy!”

2012: Sublime football

Bayern were by far the better side and produced some impressive football – as demonstrated here by Mario Gomez.

2012: Short-lived joy

Bayern’s dominance finally paid off in the 83rd minute, when Thomas Müller headed in the opening goal. Cue ecstatic celebrations!

2012: Double blow

The joy only lasted five minutes, though, as Didier Drogba levelled the score with a header. Bayern were on top once again in extra time, and were given a huge opportunity when Arjen Robben was brought down in the penalty area in the 94th minute – but the Dutchman couldn’t beat Petr Čech.

2012: Shootout heartbreak

The game had to be decided by penalties, and after Bastian Schweinsteiger had struck the post with his effort, Drogba converted his spot-kick to clinch the trophy for Chelsea. A distraught Schweinsteiger sunk to his knees on the halfway line.

2012: Keep going!

Bayern’s disappointment was huge, but in Philipp Lahm’s expression, there was already a look of determination. Ultimately, this defeat served as motivation for the treble in 2013.

2013: Powering through

One year later, the two sides faced each other again in the UEFA Super Cup and the match ebbed and flowed. Right at the end of extra time, Javi Martínez equalised for Bayern to take it to penalties.

2013: European Footballer of the Year on the scoresheet

The day before that, Franck Ribéry had been crowned European Footballer of the Year. And the Frenchman showed why, making it 1-1 with a long-range strike in the 47th minute.

2013: Guardiola delirious – Neuer saves

Coach Pep Guardiola could barely watch during the penalty shootout, but this time it went Bayern’s way as Manuel Neuer saved from Romelu Lukaku.

Revenge was served and Bayern could celebrate with their fans. Thomas Müller immediately led the chanting.

2020: Statement of intent

In this year’s Champions League round of 16 first leg, Bayern delivered a brilliant performance and never really let Chelsea into the game. Thiago was once again the lynchpin for Hansi Flick’s men.

2020: Unstoppable Davies

It was the moment of the match: Alphonso Davies set off on a sprint, easily skipped over the challenge of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, continued his run and laid on the third goal for Robert Lewandowski.

The story continues on Saturday and we’re looking forward to more emotional scenes and images.

Bayern avenged their defeat in the ‘Finale dahoam’ in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup. We looked back on the match:
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