Chelsea braced for Didier Drogba reunion in Istanbul

For Jose Mourinho, coming up against Drogba is nothing new - his Real Madrid side beat Galatasaray 5-3 on aggregate in last season's quarter-finals despite Drogba scoring for the Turks.

updated: February 25, 2014 10:12 IST
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Istanbul: Chelsea renew acquaintances with former hero Didier Drogba and an old rival in Roberto Mancini when they go to Istanbul to take on Galatasaray for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

Drogba was the hero of Chelsea's 2012 final victory against Bayern Munich, scoring a late equaliser to force extra-time and then netting the decisive penalty in the shoot-out that followed.

But the powerful Ivorian centre-forward was also one of the cornerstones of Jose Mourinho's first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, with the pair arriving at the same time in 2004. (Related: Didier Drogba could part ways with Galatasaray)

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