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Didier Drogba gave fans a glimpse of his former magic with a goal and an assist in Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.  But the Ivory Coast gave fans an even further flashback by pulling on a pair of the Nike Mercurial 2.1 cleats from 1999 at training ahead of the match.

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The cleat was the signature look of Ronaldo when he was playing at Inter Milan in 1999 and only had minimal updates – blue outline of the Nike Swoosh and a blue Swoosh on the heel of the instep – from the 1998 cleat.

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It is no surprise to see Drogba in his Nike cleats.  The striker, in his second stint with Chelsea, has pulled on every generation of the Nike Vapor series starting with the Vapor I while at Guingamp.  He was back in his Nike Mercurial Vapor X AG (Laser Orange/White/Black) to help Jose Mourinho’s side wrap up the top spot in Group G.

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