2003–04 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2003–04 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took take place between 16 September and 10 December 2003. The group stage featured teams qualified by their league positions and others who had come through qualifying.

Draw

The 32 teams were divided into four pots.[1] Pot 1 comprised the previous year's title holders Milan and the top seven clubs in the team ranking. Pot 2 contained the following eight clubs in the rankings and likewise for Pots 3 and 4. Each group contained one team from each pot. A team's seeding was determined by the UEFA coefficients.[2]

Clubs from the same association were paired up to split the matchdays between Tuesday and Wednesday. Clubs with the same pairing letter would play on different days, ensuring that teams from the same city (e.g. Milan and Internazionale, who also share a stadium) did not play on the same day.

Group winners and runners-up advanced to the first knockout round
Third-placed teams entered the UEFA Cup at the third knockout round
Pot 1
Team Coeff.
Italy MilanTH 97.155
Spain Real Madrd 151.769
England Manchester United 136.170
Germany Bayern Munich 124.566
Italy Lazio 106.155
England Arsenal 105.170
Italy Juventus 100.155
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 98.769
Pot 2
Team Coeff.
Italy Internazionale 93.155
Portugal Porto 86.791
Spain Celta Vigo 86.769
Turkey Galatasaray 78.495
France Lyon 76.734
Greece Panathinaikos 72.391
England Chelsea 70.170
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 60.749
Pot 3
Team Coeff.
Scotland Celtic 57.187
Greece AEK Athens 56.391
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 55.291
Netherlands Ajax 54.749
Greece Olympiacos 54.391
Scotland Rangers 50.187
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 49.975
France Marseille 49.734
Pot 4
Team Coeff.
Germany Stuttgart 49.566
Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 49.520
Belgium Anderlecht 49.250
Spain Real Sociedad 47.769
France Monaco 45.734
Belgium Club Brugge 44.250
Turkey Beşiktaş 33.495
Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 20.915

Format

During the group stage, each team plays the other three teams in their group twice (home and away or at an alternative venue). The top two teams with the most points or who meet the tie-break criteria progress to the first knockout round. The third placed side entered the UEFA Cup in 2004.

Tiebreakers

Based on paragraph 4.05 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  5. higher number of goals scored in all group matches played;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.

Groups

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the first knockout round are indicated in bold type
Teams that progressed to the UEFA Cup are indicated in bold italics

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Lyon 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10
Germany Bayern Munich 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9
Scotland Celtic 6 2 1 3 8 7 +1 7
Belgium Anderlecht 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7

Lyon France1–0Belgium Anderlecht
Juninho Goal 25' (pen.) Report
Bayern Munich Germany2–1Scotland Celtic
Makaay Goal 73'86' Report Thompson Goal 56'
Celtic Scotland2–0France Lyon
Miller Goal 70'
Sutton Goal 78'
Report
Anderlecht Belgium1–1Germany Bayern Munich
Mornar Goal 52' Report Santa Cruz Goal 73'
Anderlecht Belgium1–0Scotland Celtic
Dindane Goal 72' Report
Lyon France1–1Germany Bayern Munich
Luyindula Goal 88' Report Makaay Goal 25'
Celtic Scotland3–1Belgium Anderlecht
Larsson Goal 12'
Miller Goal 17'
Sutton Goal 29'
Report Dindane Goal 77'
Bayern Munich Germany1–2France Lyon
Makaay Goal 14' Report Juninho Goal 6'
Élber Goal 53'
Anderlecht Belgium1–0France Lyon
Tihinen Goal 69' Report
Celtic Scotland0–0Germany Bayern Munich
Report
Lyon France3–2Scotland Celtic
Élber Goal 6'
Juninho Goal 52'86' (pen.)
Report Hartson Goal 24'
Sutton Goal 75'
Bayern Munich Germany1–0Belgium Anderlecht
Makaay Goal 42' (pen.) Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Arsenal 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
Italy Internazionale 6 2 2 2 8 11 −3 8
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 1 3 8 8 0 7
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine2–0Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
Rincón Goal 83'90' Report
Arsenal England0–3Italy Internazionale
Report Cruz Goal 21'
Van der Meyde Goal 24'
Martins Goal 41'
Lokomotiv Moscow Russia0–0England Arsenal
Report
Internazionale Italy2–1Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Adani Goal 23'
Vieri Goal 90'
Report Fedorov Goal 34'
Lokomotiv Moscow Russia3–0Italy Internazionale
Loskov Goal 2'
Ashvetia Goal 50'
Khokhlov Goal 57'
Report
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine2–1England Arsenal
Shatskikh Goal 27'
Belkevich Goal 64'
Report Henry Goal 80'
Internazionale Italy1–1Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
Recoba Goal 14' Report Loskov Goal 54'
Arsenal England1–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Cole Goal 88' Report
Lokomotiv Moscow Russia3–2Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Buznikin Goal 28'
Ignashevitch Goal 45' (pen.)
Parks Goal 89'
Report Belkevich Goal 37'
Shatskikh Goal 65'
Internazionale Italy1–5England Arsenal
Vieri Goal 32' Report Henry Goal 25'85'
Ljungberg Goal 49'
Edu Goal 87'
Pires Goal 89'
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine1–1Italy Internazionale
Rincón Goal 85' Report Adani Goal 68'
Arsenal England2–0Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
Pires Goal 12'
Ljungberg Goal 67'
Report

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Monaco 6 3 2 1 15 6 +9 11
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 6 3 1 2 12 12 0 10
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Greece AEK Athens 6 0 2 4 1 11 −10 2
AEK Athens Greece1–1Spain Deportivo La Coruña
Tsiartas Goal 86' Report Pandiani Goal 12'
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands1–2France Monaco
Bouma Goal 65' Report Morientes Goal 31'
Cissé Goal 56'
Monaco France4–0Greece AEK Athens
Giuly Goal 23'
Morientes Goal 25'56'
Pršo Goal 86'
Report
Deportivo La Coruña Spain2–0Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Sergio Goal 20'
Pandiani Goal 51' (pen.)
Report
Deportivo La Coruña Spain1–0France Monaco
Tristán Goal 83' Report
AEK Athens Greece0–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report Lucius Goal 37'
Monaco France8–3Spain Deportivo La Coruña
Rothen Goal 2'
Giuly Goal 11'
Pršo Goal 26'30'45+2'49'
Plašil Goal 47'
Cissé Goal 67'
Report Tristán Goal 39'52'
Scaloni Goal 45'
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands2–0Greece AEK Athens
Bouma Goal 51'
Robben Goal 63'
Report
Deportivo La Coruña Spain3–0Greece AEK Athens
Héctor Goal 22'
Valerón Goal 51'
Luque Goal 71'
Report
Monaco France1–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Morientes Goal 34' Report Vennegoor of Hesselink Goal 84'
AEK Athens Greece0–0France Monaco
Report
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands3–2Spain Deportivo La Coruña
De Jong Goal 14'90+4'
Robben Goal 48'
Report Luque Goal 59'
Pandiani Goal 83'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Juventus 6 4 1 1 15 6 +9 13
Spain Real Sociedad 6 2 3 1 8 8 0 9
Turkey Galatasaray 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
Greece Olympiacos 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4
Juventus Italy2–1Turkey Galatasaray
Del Piero Goal 5'73' Report Şükür Goal 19'
Real Sociedad Spain1–0Greece Olympiacos
Kovačević Goal 80' (pen.) Report
Olympiacos Greece1–2Italy Juventus
Stoltidis Goal 11' Report Nedvěd Goal 21'79'
Galatasaray Turkey1–2Spain Real Sociedad
Şükür Goal 61' Report Kovačević Goal 3'
Alonso Goal 72'
Galatasaray Turkey1–0Greece Olympiacos
Cihan Goal 9' Report
Juventus Italy4–2Spain Real Sociedad
Trezeguet Goal 3'63'
Di Vaio Goal 7'45+1'
Report Tudor Goal 67' (o.g.)
De Pedro Goal 80'
Olympiacos Greece3–0Turkey Galatasaray
Mavrogenidis Goal 6'
Castillo Goal 34'
Giovanni Goal 90+6'
Report
Real Sociedad Spain0–0Italy Juventus
Report
Olympiacos Greece2–2Spain Real Sociedad
Stoltidis Goal 59'
Castillo Goal 71'
Report Gabilondo Goal 31'
Schürrer Goal 74'
Galatasaray Turkey2–0Italy Juventus
Şükür Goal 47'90+4' Report

(*) originally scheduled for November 25, delayed for security reasons due to the Istanbul terrorist bombings of November 15 and November 20

Juventus Italy7–0Greece Olympiacos
Trezeguet Goal 14'25'
Miccoli Goal 19'
Maresca Goal 28'
Di Vaio Goal 62'
Del Piero Goal 67'
Zalayeta Goal 79'
Report
Real Sociedad Spain1–1Turkey Galatasaray
De Paula Goal 51' Report Şükür Goal 26'

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Manchester United 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 15
Germany Stuttgart 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12
Greece Panathinaikos 6 1 1 4 5 13 −8 4
Scotland Rangers 6 1 1 4 4 10 −6 4
Rangers Scotland2–1Germany Stuttgart
Nerlinger Goal 74'
Løvenkrands Goal 78'
Report Kurányi Goal 45'
Manchester United England5–0Greece Panathinaikos
Silvestre Goal 13'
Fortune Goal 14'
Solskjær Goal 33'
Butt Goal 40'
Djemba-Djemba Goal 83'
Report
Panathinaikos Greece1–1Scotland Rangers
Konstantinidis Goal 88' Report Emerson Goal 35'
Stuttgart Germany2–1England Manchester United
Szabics Goal 51'
Kurányi Goal 52'
Report Van Nistelrooy Goal 67' (pen.)
Stuttgart Germany2–0Greece Panathinaikos
Szabics Goal 13'
Soldo Goal 25'
Report
Rangers Scotland0–1England Manchester United
Report P. Neville Goal 31'
Panathinaikos Greece1–3Germany Stuttgart
Konstantinou Goal 60' Report Fyssas Goal 68' (o.g.)
Kurányi Goal 75'
Hinkel Goal 77'
Manchester United England3–0Scotland Rangers
Forlán Goal 6'
Van Nistelrooy Goal 43'60'
Report
Stuttgart Germany1–0Scotland Rangers
Wenzel Goal 45' Report
Panathinaikos Greece0–1England Manchester United
Report Forlán Goal 85'
Rangers Scotland1–3Greece Panathinaikos
Mols Goal 28' Report Žutautas Goal 32'
Basinas Goal 62'
Konstantinou Goal 80'
Manchester United England2–0Germany Stuttgart
Van Nistelrooy Goal 45'
Giggs Goal 58'
Report

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14
Portugal Porto 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11
France Marseille 6 1 1 4 9 11 −2 4
Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 6 0 3 3 3 8 −5 3
Real Madrid Spain4–2France Marseille
Roberto Carlos Goal 29'
Ronaldo Goal 34'57'
Figo Goal 61' (pen.)
Report Drogba Goal 26'
Van Buyten Goal 83'
Partizan Serbia and Montenegro1–1Portugal Porto
Delibašić Goal 54' Report Costinha Goal 22'
Porto Portugal1–3Spain Real Madrid
Costinha Goal 7' Report Helguera Goal 28'
Solari Goal 37'
Zidane Goal 67'
Marseille France3–0Serbia and Montenegro Partizan
Drogba Goal 62'68'85' Report
Marseille France2–3Portugal Porto
Drogba Goal 24'
Marlet Goal 84'
Report Maniche Goal 31'
Derlei Goal 35'
Alenichev Goal 81'
Real Madrid Spain1–0Serbia and Montenegro Partizan
Raúl Goal 38' Report
Porto Portugal1–0France Marseille
Alenichev Goal 21' Report
Partizan Serbia and Montenegro0–0Spain Real Madrid
Report
Marseille France1–2Spain Real Madrid
Mido Goal 63' Report Beckham Goal 35'
Ronaldo Goal 73'
Porto Portugal2–1Serbia and Montenegro Partizan
McCarthy Goal 25'50' Report Delibašić Goal 90+2'
Real Madrid Spain1–1Portugal Porto
Solari Goal 9' Report Derlei Goal 35' (pen.)
Partizan Serbia and Montenegro1–1France Marseille
Delibašić Goal 80' Report Mido Goal 61'

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
Turkey Beşiktaş 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
Italy Lazio 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5
Sparta Prague Czech Republic0–1England Chelsea
Report Gallas Goal 85'
Beşiktaş Turkey0–2Italy Lazio
Report Stam Goal 37'
Fiore Goal 77'
Lazio Italy2–2Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Inzaghi Goal 46'61' (pen.) Report Sionko Goal 27'
Poborský Goal 35'
Chelsea England0–2Turkey Beşiktaş
Report Sergen Goal 24'29'
Chelsea England2–1Italy Lazio
Lampard Goal 57'
Mutu Goal 65'
Report Inzaghi Goal 38'
Sparta Prague Czech Republic2–1Turkey Beşiktaş
Zelenka Goal 58'
Poborský Goal 84'
Report Pancu Goal 60' (pen.)
Lazio Italy0–4England Chelsea
Report Crespo Goal 15'
Guðjohnsen Goal 70'
Duff Goal 75'
Lampard Goal 80'
Beşiktaş Turkey1–0Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Ronaldo Guiaro Goal 82' Report
Chelsea England0–0Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Report
Lazio Italy1–1Turkey Beşiktaş
Muzzi Goal 56' Report Pancu Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Sparta Prague Czech Republic1–0Italy Lazio
Kincl Goal 90+3' Report
Beşiktaş Turkey0–2England Chelsea
Report Hasselbaink Goal 77'
Bridge Goal 85'

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 4 3 +1 10
Spain Celta Vigo 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
Belgium Club Brugge 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8
Netherlands Ajax 6 2 0 4 6 7 −1 6
Milan Italy1–0Netherlands Ajax
Inzaghi Goal 67' Report
Club Brugge Belgium1–1Spain Celta Vigo
Juanfran Goal 84' (o.g.) Report Juanfran Goal 50'
Celta Vigo Spain0–0Italy Milan
Report
Ajax Netherlands2–0Belgium Club Brugge
Sonck Goal 11'54' Report
Ajax Netherlands1–0Spain Celta Vigo
Ibrahimović Goal 53' Report
Milan Italy0–1Belgium Club Brugge
Report Mendoza Goal 33'
Celta Vigo Spain3–2Netherlands Ajax
Luccin Goal 25' (pen.)
Milošević Goal 39'
Vágner Goal 63'
Report Sonck Goal 53'
Van der Vaart Goal 82'
Club Brugge Belgium0–1Italy Milan
Report Kaká Goal 86'
Ajax Netherlands0–1Italy Milan
Report Shevchenko Goal 52'
Celta Vigo Spain1–1Belgium Club Brugge
Mostovoi Goal 74' Report Lange Goal 90+2'
Milan Italy1–2Spain Celta Vigo
Kaká Goal 40' Report Jesuli Goal 42'
Ignacio Goal 71'
Club Brugge Belgium2–1Netherlands Ajax
Lange Goal 27'
Sæternes Goal 84'
Report Sonck Goal 42' (pen.)

Notes

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches from 4 November 2003, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches to 22 October 2003.

References

  1. ^ "Variety packed into seeding groups". UEFA.com. 28 August 2003.
  2. ^ "UEFA Club Ranking 2003". Bert Kassies.

See also

2002–03 A.C. Milan season

The 2002–03 season saw great success for Associazione Calcio Milan. Milan won both the Coppa Italia and the Champions League, defeating Juventus on penalties after a 0–0 draw.

In Serie A Milan were on top in January, but finished in third place behind Juventus and Internazionale.

2002–03 Beşiktaş J.K. season

The 2002–03 season was the club's 44th season in the Turkish Super League and the club's 100th year in existence. After signing Romanian manager Mircea Lucescu, Beşiktaş won the league for the 12th time in franchise history. Beşiktaş also had their most successful UEFA Cup run, by becoming a quarter finalist, however the club lost to S.S. Lazio 1–3 on aggregate, therefore eliminating them. Beşiktaş lost to Gençlerbirliği 3–4 in the quarterfinals of the Turkish Cup.

2002–03 Bundesliga

The 2002–03 Bundesliga, the 40th season of the Bundesliga, was the first season where the defending champions kicked–off the season.

2002–03 Galatasaray S.K. season

The 2002–03 season was Galatasaray's 99th in existence and the 45th consecutive season in the Süper Lig. This article shows statistics of the club's players in the season, and also lists all matches that the club have played in the season.

2002–03 La Liga

The 2002–03 La Liga season, the 72nd since its establishment, started on 31 August 2002 and finished on 22 June 2003.

2002–03 Ligue 1

For the 2002–03 season, the French Division 1 was renamed as Ligue 1 and was expanded to contain 20 clubs, which played 38 matches against each other, rather than the 34 matches in previous seasons. Lyon won the 2002–03 Ligue 1 season of the French Association Football League with 68 points.

2002–03 Parma A.C. season

Parma Associazione Calcio regained its respect following a lacklustre Serie A and Champions League performance the year before. Under new coach Cesare Prandelli, Parma played an offensive 4–3–3 formation, in which new offensive signings Adrian Mutu and Adriano starred. Both made up for the departure of Marco Di Vaio to Juventus. Mutu scored 18 goals from the left wing, and Parma accepted a multimillion-pound offer from Chelsea in the summer, which meant the Romanian international only spent a year at the club. Also impressing were goalkeeper Sébastien Frey and young centre-halves Matteo Ferrari and Daniele Bonera, who proved to be acceptable replacements for departed captain Fabio Cannavaro, who had joined Inter in late August 2002.

Parma finished fifth in Serie A and missed out on Champions League qualification to Lazio by four points. It had the upper hand on Udinese for fifth on goal difference, and was one point clear of Chievo in seventh. That solitary point qualified Parma for European football in 2003–04. Parma also spent part of pre-season playing in the 2002 Amsterdam Tournament.

2002–03 Primeira Liga

The 2002–03 Primeira Liga was the 69th edition of top flight of Portuguese football. It started on 25 August 2002 with a match between Varzim and Paços de Ferreira, and ended on 1 June 2003. The league was contested by 18 clubs with Sporting CP as the defending champions.

Porto won the league and qualified for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with Benfica, who qualified for the third round. Sporting and União de Leiria qualified for the 2003–04 UEFA Cup. In opposite, Varzim, Santa Clara and Vitória de Setúbal were relegated to the Segunda Liga. Faye Fary was the top scorer with 18 goals.

2002–03 Real Madrid CF season

The 2002–03 season was Real Madrid's 72nd season in La Liga. This article shows statistics of the club's players in the season, and also lists all matches that the club played in the 2002–03 season. This season marked the return of their purple away kits, and a new sponsor, Siemens Mobile, to be shown on their kits.

2002–03 S.L. Benfica season

The 2002–03 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 99th season in existence and the club's 69th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. During the season, which lasted from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003, Benfica competed in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal.

Going into a second year without UEFA competitions, qualifying for Europe was one of the club's top priorities; to improve its competitiveness, Benfica signed some of the best domestic players, Ricardo Rocha and Petit, but also brought back former players, like Hélder and Nuno Gomes. Jesualdo Ferreira remained as manager for his first full season on the club.

Benfica's season started with four consecutive victories, to lead the league. In late September, they experienced their first loss and went on a win-less spree that saw them drop to fifth. In November, Benfica won again, but the results remained erratic and after a 7–0 trashing of Paços de Ferreira, they lost to Varzim. A few days later, in the Portuguese Cup, a home loss against Gondomar cost Ferreira his job. Fernando Chalana replaced him for one match, before the appointment of José Antonio Camacho.

With the Spaniard in charge, Benfica regained second place and slowly opened a gap over Sporting, eventually finishing with 75 points, qualifying for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League. Despite this, Camacho was unable to close the distance to Porto, who finished 11 points ahead. The season was also the last that Benfica played in the original Estádio da Luz, before a new version was built ahead of UEFA Euro 2004. Their final game was on 22 March 2003, with the remaining games being played in the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras.

2002–03 S.S. Lazio season

The 2002–03 season was the 103rd season in Società Sportiva Lazio's history and their 15th consecutive season in the top-flight of Italian football. Lazio finished fourth in Serie A and reached the semi finals of both the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup.

2002–03 Serie A

In the 2002–03 season, the Serie A, the major football Italian professional league, was composed by 18 teams, for the 15th consecutive time from season 1988–89.

The first two teams qualified directly to UEFA Champions League. Teams finishing in third and fourth position had to play Champions League qualifications. Teams finishing in fifth and sixth positions qualified to UEFA Cup (another spot was given to the winner of Coppa Italia). The bottom four teams were to be relegated in Serie B.

Juventus won its 27th national title, with Internazionale placing second. AC Milan and Lazio were admitted to the UEFA Champions League preliminary phase, whereas Parma, Udinese and Roma (through the Coppa Italia finals) obtained a spot to the next UEFA Cup. Brescia and Perugia were admitted to participate in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, after Chievo declined to participate.

Piacenza, Torino, Como and Atalanta were relegated to Serie B, with the latter after having lost a relegation play-off against Reggina.

2002–03 Süper Lig

The 2002-03 Turkish First Football League was the 45th edition of top-flight professional football in Turkey. The season celebrated the centenary of Beşiktaş J.K., who became eventual champions. Moreover, Malatyaspor qualified for the first time in a European cup competition after a 2-0 away win at Turkish Cup winners Trabzonspor combined with Fenerbahçe's draw at İzmir with relegated Göztepe, 1-1, despite being ahead in the first half. So far, they are the only team from Eastern Anatolia to play in UEFA competitions.

2003–04 UEFA Champions League

The 2003–04 UEFA Champions League was the 12th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since its rebranding from the European Cup in 1992, and the 49th tournament overall. The competition was won by Portugal's Porto, who defeated AS Monaco of France 3–0 at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany for Portugal's first win since 1987. This was Porto's second European trophy in two years, following their UEFA Cup success from the previous season. This was the first UEFA Champions League competition to feature a 16-team knockout round instead of a second group stage.

After eliminating (in order) Manchester United, Lyon and Deportivo La Coruña, Porto met AS Monaco in the final. Monaco had previously knocked out Lokomotiv Moscow, Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Milan were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Deportivo La Coruña in the quarter-finals.

AS Monaco FC in European football

Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a French–listed football club, located in Monaco. They received entry to their first European competition, the European Cup, after being crowned as winners of the league in 1961. The side qualified for the beginning round, the preliminary stage, where they were beaten 4–6 on aggregate by Scottish opponents Rangers in both legs of the tie, 2–3 at home, and 3–2 on foreign ground. As runners-up of the French annual cup, the Coupe de France, AS Monaco added their name to a second European tournament, the 1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup, also exiting in the first phase against Eintracht Frankfurt with a 2–5 total score.

The outfit achieved their best results in the 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup, being defeated in the final 0–2 contrary to Werder Bremen, and the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, where they suffered a 0–3 loss to Porto. AS Monaco recorded their highest win against Swansea City of Wales with 8–0 at the Stade Louis II in the first phase, second leg of the 1991–92 Cup Winners' Cup. Their largest deficit was against another Scottish club, Dundee United, in the 1981–82 UEFA Cup first home round which they lost 2–5. The club's latest participation is in the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage, where they will face Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge.

FK Vardar

Fudbalski Klub Vardar (Macedonian: ФК Вардар), also known as FK Vardar or simply Vardar, is a football club based in the capital city of Skopje, in North Macedonia. The club was founded in 1947 and they have been members of the Macedonian First Football League since its inception in 1992.

The Philip II Arena has been the home ground of FK Vardar since 1947. Vardar is the most popular and renowned Macedonian football club both domestically and abroad, having won 10 national championships and 5 national cups.

František Straka

František "Franz" Straka (born 28 May 1958) is a Czech former football player and current manager of MFK Karviná.

List of FK Partizan players

Fudbalski klub Partizan is a Serbian professional association football club based in Belgrade, Serbia, who currently play in the Serbian SuperLiga. They have played at their current home ground, Partizan Stadium, since 1949.

This is a list of all the football players that have played for club since its foundation, in 1945.

Only players that have played at least one match in any of the following competitions: domestic league, domestic cup and European competitions.

Players that only played in friendlies, tournaments and that were on trial are not included.

As of 13 July 2018

Olympiacos F.C. in European football

Olympiacos F.C. has a long presence in UEFA competitions. They made their debut on September 13, 1959, in a game against Milan at the Karaiskakis Stadium for the 1959–60 European Cup, being the first Greek team to compete in a European competition. Olympiacos was also the first Greek club to advance to the next round of any European competition, eliminating Zagłębie Sosnowiec for the 1963–64 European Cup Winners' Cup. Their best European campaigns are their presence in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, where they lost a semi-final spot in the last minutes by Juventus, and in the 1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals, losing to Atlético Madrid.

Olympiacos is the highest ranked Greek team in the UEFA rankings, occupying the 29th place in Europe at the end of season 2017–18. They are also the Greek team with the most wins in all European competitions, leading also the table with the most home and away wins, and the Greek team with the most games played in European level, celebrating their 200th match on 23 February 2010, against Bordeaux in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League first knockout round. Olympiacos also holds the all-time record attendance for a Greek club of 75,263 in a 1982–83 European Cup match against Hamburg at the Athens Olympic Stadium. Olympiacos has also won the Balkans Cup in 1963, at a time when the competition was considered the second most important in the region after the European Cup, becoming the first ever Greek club to win an international competition.

Olympiacos, throughout its European history, has eliminated (in both knockout matches and group stages) clubs like Milan, Ajax, Benfica, Porto, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Celtic, Werder Bremen, Anderlecht, Monaco, Deportivo La Coruña, Hertha BSC, Cagliari and Standard Liège among others. They have spent most of their European history in the UEFA Champions League, where they are widely known for being a very strong home side, having run some long-standing sequences, such as the 15 straight UEFA Champions League unbeaten home matches since their debut in the tournament under its new format, when Manchester United stopped their record in their fifth consecutive participation, and their 15 wins in 19 UEFA Champions League home matches between 2009–10 and 2014–15. They have a vast record of home wins over traditional European powerhouses and UEFA Champions League winners like Real Madrid, Milan, Liverpool, Manchester United, Ajax, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica, Porto, Celtic among many other major European clubs.

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