Another Portuguese side in the second round which speaks volumes of the quality of the nations football. Sporting Lisbon have experienced European success in their history with a victory in the old cup winners cup in 1964.
Their opponents have also managed success on the European stage, namely four time winners of this very competition, including the 2001 trophy.
Munich have found the going a little tougher in the Bundesliga again this season which has been refreshing for many followers of the German game.
They are still a powerhouse though and the lessons learned over many years of being a big club always hold them in good stead when it comes to European competition.
They currently sit in fourth position domestically which will be of some concern for manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
But their European form has been impeccable with no defeats and a healthy goal per game ratio. They have plenty of handy players and some extremely capable ones as well including Miroslav Klose, Mark Van Bommel and Franck Ribery to name a few.
They will be well aware that it would be prudent in a business sense to, in view of potential future sponsorship deals, stay in this competition for as long as possible.
Sporting Lisbon were in a sense lucky to go through in the end as they edged past Shaktar Donetsk into the second round. They were comfortably beaten in both games they faced Barcelona which may have given them an early dose of the task they have ahead of them in the round to come.
They are not alone in the 'beaten by barca club' this season though so they can take heart from that.
Manager Paulo Bento will be well aware of the task facing his team though and Sporting fans will be hoping he prepares them for the sterner test that second round in Europe will bring to their club.
They are of course in possession of talent as well otherwise they would not be in the competition still, players like Joao Moutinho, Fabio Rochemback, Helder Postiga and Miguel Veloso will definitely play for their clubs prestige in what should be another very good tie.
As good a chance for an underdog here as there has been across the round with Munich worried about their domestic form they could be lured into taking one of these ties to lightly which would of course give the Portuguese an opportunity which they would gratefully devour.