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12/12/2013 09:35 GMT | Updated 12/12/2013 12:13 GMT

Chelsea 1-0 Steaua Bucharest: José Mourinho Wants Didier Drogba Reunion

José Mourinho wants a Champions League reunion with Didier Drogba, who scored the decisive penalty in Chelsea's 2012 Champions League triumph, in the knockout stage.

Mourinho hopes the Blues are drawn to play Drogba's Galatasaray - one of five potential opponents in the last 16 - after securing top spot in Group E with a 1-0 defeat of Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night.

Mourinho, who returned for a second spell at Chelsea in the summer and was given a rousing reception for the first match in charge, said: "He deserves a reception here, even better, he deserves it even more than me.

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Mourinho congratulates Drogba during the 2007 League Cup final

"He deserves to get what I got against Hull City (in his first game back in charge this season). He deserves double to three times that. I know what I felt and I think he deserves that.

"So yes - Galatasaray is difficult, very difficult but I would like Didier to be back here and to feel what I felt."

Drogba and Mourinho

The Blues had already qualified for the last 16 prior to the final match of the group campaign against already-eliminated Steaua and secured first place in Group E - and with it a more favourable draw - courtesy of Demba Ba's early goal in a display which will not have Europe's elite cowering for cover.

"We did enough to win without any kind of difficult moment," Mourinho said.