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My favourite game: Everton v Bayern Munich, 1985 Cup Winners’ Cup | Sport

Everton’s Peter Reid, with his badly gashed leg bleeding through his sock, looks angrily towards Bayern Munich’s Dieter Hoeness as Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe looks on.

When Søren Lerby sauntered into the Goodison cauldron without shin pads even my 13-year-old eyes could see it was a reckless act. Nearly 35 years on, the artful Bayern Munich midfielder’s decision can now be dismissed as the quaint machismo of a bygone age. It was 24 April 1985, the …

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Chasm between Chelsea and Bayern lays bare the scale of Lampard’s task | Football

Frank Lampard thought that Mateo Kovacic was the only Chelsea player who looked at ease against Bayern.

One team moved on; the other regressed. Whereas Bayern Munich have spent the past eight years ruthlessly honing their squad, Chelsea have fallen a long way since beating the German club in the Champions League final of 2012. Past glories count for little at the highest level and the manner …

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Bayern Munich and Gnabry drive Chelsea towards Champions League exit | Football

Robert Lewandowski rounds off a crushing win with Willy Caballero left sprawling.

This time Bayern Munich finished with the authority of a side with no interest in letting Chelsea off the hook again. The gulf in class was enormous from beginning to end and, for Chelsea, it is unlikely to feel like anything more than a sightseeing exercise when they return to …

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Frank Lampard warns Chelsea will ‘have to suffer’ against Bayern Munich | Football

Frank Lampard warns Chelsea will 'have to suffer' against Bayern Munich | Football

Frank Lampard has warned that Chelsea have to be prepared to suffer when they play Bayern Munich on Tuesday and urged his players not to let their standards drop after halting a worrying run by beating Tottenham. While Chelsea’s manager said greater focus was key to his inconsistent side’s 2-1 …

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Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

It’ll be alright on the night, they hope. With such a tight race at the top of the Bundesliga, there shouldn’t really have been time for a Bayern Munich dress rehearsal as they get set to restart their Champions League campaign. Yet what they served up on Friday night’s game …

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‘I didn’t know where to run’: Chelsea’s Champions League win over Bayern revisited | Football

The two teams walk out before kick-off.

When Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, first leg on Tuesday it will recall their meeting in the 2012 final, the most glorious night in their history. It had not been an easy season for Chelsea, who had made Roberto Di Matteo caretaker manager after …

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Robert Lewandowski: ‘I still believe Bayern will win the Champions League final’ | Football

Robert Lewandowski shoots at goal.

Robert Lewandowski smiles as he looks at the iPad. “I’m very proud of this game,” he says, focusing intently on the screen. The Bayern Munich striker is being shown highlights from one of his greatest performances, the night he scored four goals for Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League semi-final …

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Chelsea v Bayern, an epic slam dunk contest and the best of padeling | Classic YouTube | Sport

1) Chelsea face Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week, a fixture which immediately recalls this classic final in 2012. Bayern got lukewarm revenge in the 2013 Super Cup, as Pep’s Bayern beat José’s Chelsea on penalties. Let’s not forget the brilliant quarter-final first leg in 2004-05, which ended …

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Leipzig dig in to earn Bayern Munich’s respect and keep title race on the boil | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich fans show their support for their team at the Allianz Arena.

“There was a lot in it but at the same time,” said Thomas Müller, “there was nothing in it.” One of Bayern’s very sharpest minds (and tongues) hit the nail on the head for the umpteenth time in a career every bit as interesting off the pitch as it has …

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