Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes said yesterday that Didier Drogba is just as adept at winning free kicks as he is at scoring goals, describing the Chelsea star as an outstanding actor ahead of tonight’s Champions League final.
“Drogba, for many years, has been one of the top strikers in the Premier League and is definitely dangerous — he can score at any moment. Sometimes he overdoes it a bit. “Sometimes he’s an outstanding actor on the pitch,” the 67-year-old coach told reporters at his pre-game press conference in Munich.
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History, head-to-head, home & away records...
>> Bayern Munich and Chelsea have only met once before, in the 2004-05 Champions League quarter-finals. The Blues won 4-2 at West London 4–2, and although Bayern triumphed 3–2 at the Olympic Stadium, Chelsea went through.
>> Bayern are very tough to beat at home. They have won 13 of their last 14 games here, scoring 40 goals & conceding six.
>> Bayern enjoys a good record against English teams at home. Of 16 matches, they have won 10 and drawn five, with just one defeat.
>> Chelsea enjoys a good record against German teams. Tonight’s final will be their 14th game against a German club. Of the previous 13 clashes, they have won seven, drawn two and lost four.