sport news Frank Lampard looking to relive past European glories as Chelsea boss

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'I had multiple incredible nights in the Champions League': Frank Lampard looking to relive past European glories as Chelsea boss Lampard had captained Chelsea as the club won the Champions League in 2012  The Blues boss also experienced a bad memory after 2008 loss to Man United  Lampard also recalled scoring his late penalty that sent Chelsea to that final His goal came in his first appearance since the death of his beloved mother Pat 

By Adrian Kajumba For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 16 September 2019 | Updated: 00:24 BST, 17 September 2019

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Ahead of the next landmark in his fledgling career as a manager, his first time in charge for a Champions League match, the full range of memories have come flooding back for Frank Lampard.

The Miracle in Munich will top the lengthy list of good ones, the May night in 2012 when Lampard captained Chelsea as they won club football's biggest trophy for the first time.

Among the bad memories will be that miserable 2008 night when Chelsea's Champions League dream was washed away in the Moscow rain and they suffered the pain of defeat in a penalty shootout to after a titanic 120-minute tussle.

Frank Lampard recalled scoring the emotional late penalty that sent Chelsea to the 2008 final

Frank Lampard recalled scoring the emotional late penalty that sent Chelsea to the 2008 final

Ahead of Tuesday's opening game in Group H against Valencia at Stamford Bridge, Lampard has been reminded of what he says was 'without doubt' the most emotional occasion of his career.

In April 2008, Lampard showed huge courage just to play in Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Liverpool, and then step up and score the extra-time penalty that helped send them into the all-Premier League final.

Because that night, Lampard was making his first appearance since the death the previous week of his beloved mum, Pat.

His goal was followed by powerful and moving celebrations, on the pitch and in the stands, as his team-mates rallied round him in support.

Understandably, Lampard appeared visibly moved as he recalled the occasion on Monday. 'A very emotional night on a personal level,' he said. 'I didn't need an extra bond with the Chelsea fans and the club, but what happened on that night and with the fans in the stadium, on such a huge game for the club, it is something that kicked everything on about how I feel about this club.

Ahead of the Valencia clash, a range of memories have come flooding back for Frank Lampard

Ahead of the Valencia clash, a range of memories have come flooding back for Frank Lampard

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