It’s almost time! Bayern Munich and Chelsea face each other in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, with both teams having lofty ambitions heading into the tie. For coach Hansi Flick and Bayern veterans such as Thomas Muller, Thiago Alcantara, and David Alaba, the game is a big chance to prove that they deserve to be given new contracts and stay with the Rekordmeister beyond this summer, as their current deals all expire in 2021.
Chelsea come into the game as obvious underdogs, but that didn’t stop them in 2012. For Bayern, the Ro16 is an early chance to make a statement to Europe’s top dogs. After the disappointment against Liverpool last season, the Bavarians cannot afford another poor showing this early in the competition.
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