2009–10 UEFA Champions League

The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League was the 55th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 18th under the current UEFA Champions League format. The final was played on 22 May 2010, at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home ground of Real Madrid, in Madrid, Spain.[1] The final was won by Italian club Inter Milan, who beat German side Bayern Munich 2–0. Internazionale went on to represent Europe in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, beating Congolese side TP Mazembe 3–0 in the final, and played in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup against Europa League winners Atlético Madrid, losing 2–0.

Barcelona were the defending champions, but were eliminated by eventual winners Internazionale in the semi-finals.[2][3]

2009–10 UEFA Champions League
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium - panoramio
Tournament details
Dates30 June 2009 – 22 May 2010
Teams32 (group stage)
76 (total) (from 52 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Internazionale (3rd title)
Runners-upGermany Bayern Munich
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored318 (2.54 per match)
Attendance5,193,947 (41,552 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Lionel Messi (8 goals)

Association team allocation

A total of 76 teams participated in the 2009–10 Champions League, from 52 UEFA associations (Liechtenstein organises no domestic league competition). Associations are allocated places according to their 2008 UEFA country coefficient, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2003–04 to 2007–08.[4]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League:[5]

  • Associations 1–3 each have four teams qualify
  • Associations 4–6 each have three teams qualify
  • Associations 7–15 each have two teams qualify
  • Associations 16–53 each have one team qualify (except Liechtenstein)

Association ranking

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 England England 75.749 4
2 Spain Spain 75.266
3 Italy Italy 60.410
4 France France 52.668 3
5 Germany Germany 48.722
6 Russia Russia 43.750
7 Romania Romania 40.599 2
8 Portugal Portugal 39.927
9 Netherlands Netherlands 38.213
10 Scotland Scotland 33.375
11 Turkey Turkey 31.725
12 Ukraine Ukraine 30.100
13 Belgium Belgium 26.700
14 Greece Greece 25.831
15 Czech Republic Czech Republic 25.750
16 Switzerland Switzerland 24.225 1
17 Bulgaria Bulgaria 23.166
18 Norway Norway 22.425
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19 Denmark Denmark 20.450 1
20 Austria Austria 17.700
21 Serbia Serbia 16.750
22 Israel Israel 15.750
23 Sweden Sweden 13.691
24 Slovakia Slovakia 12.332
25 Poland Poland 12.041
26 Hungary Hungary 11.999
27 Croatia Croatia 11.624
28 Cyprus Cyprus 10.082
29 Slovenia Slovenia 9.915
30 Finland Finland 9.623
31 Latvia Latvia 8.831
32 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.498
33 Lithuania Lithuania 7.999
34 Moldova Moldova 7.499
35 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 7.332
36 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 6.331
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
37 Iceland Iceland 5.999 1
38 Georgia (country) Georgia 5.831
39 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 5.500 0
40 Belarus Belarus 5.332 1
41 Estonia Estonia 4.332
42 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 3.832
43 Albania Albania 3.666
44 Armenia Armenia 3.665
45 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2.582
46 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2.332
47 Wales Wales 2.331
48 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1.832
49 Luxembourg Luxembourg 1.498
50 Malta Malta 0.832
51 Montenegro Montenegro 0.500
52 Andorra Andorra 0.500
53 San Marino San Marino 0.250


Since the winners of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League, Barcelona, obtained a place in the group stage through their domestic league placing, the reserved title holder spot in the group stage was effectively vacated. To compensate:[6]

  • The champions of association 13 (Belgium) were promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage.
  • The champions of association 16 (Switzerland) were promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 48 and 49 (Faroe Islands and Luxembourg) were promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 50–53
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 32 champions from associations 17–49 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 2 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 14–16
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round for champions
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4 and 5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round for non-champions
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 13 champions from associations 1–13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for champions
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for non-champions
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage


League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses.[7]

Group stage
Spain BarcelonaTH (1st) Italy Internazionale (1st) Germany Bayern Munich (2nd) Netherlands AZ (1st)
England Manchester United (1st) Italy Juventus (2nd) Russia Rubin Kazan (1st) Scotland Rangers (1st)
England Liverpool (2nd) Italy Milan (3rd) Russia CSKA Moscow (2nd) Turkey Beşiktaş (1st)
England Chelsea (3rd) France Bordeaux (1st) Romania Unirea Urziceni (1st) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
Spain Real Madrid (2nd) France Marseille (2nd) Portugal Porto (1st) Belgium Standard Liège (1st)
Spain Sevilla (3rd) Germany Wolfsburg (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Non-champions
England Arsenal (4th) Italy Fiorentina (4th) Germany Stuttgart (3rd)
Spain Atlético Madrid (4th) France Lyon (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Non-champions
Greece Olympiacos (1st) Russia Dynamo Moscow (3rd) Scotland Celtic (2nd) Belgium Anderlecht (2nd)
Czech Republic Slavia Prague (1st) Romania Timișoara (2nd) Turkey Sivasspor (2nd) Greece Panathinaikos (2nd)
Switzerland Zürich (1st) Portugal Sporting CP (2nd) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd) Czech Republic Sparta Prague (2nd)
Netherlands Twente (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Bulgaria Levski Sofia (1st) Poland Wisła Kraków (1st) Lithuania Ekranas (1st) Azerbaijan Baku (1st)
Norway Stabæk (1st) Hungary Debrecen (1st) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Albania Tirana (1st)
Denmark Copenhagen (1st) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Republic of Ireland Bohemians (1st) Armenia Pyunik (1st)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Cyprus APOEL (1st) Republic of Macedonia Makedonija (1st) Kazakhstan Aktobe (1st)
Serbia Partizan (1st) Slovenia Maribor (1st) Iceland FH (1st) Northern Ireland Glentoran (1st)
Israel Maccabi Haifa (1st) Finland Inter Turku (1st) Georgia (country) WIT Georgia (1st) Wales Rhyl (1st)
Sweden Kalmar FF (1st) Latvia Ventspils (1st) Belarus BATE Borisov (1st) Faroe Islands EB/Streymur (1st)
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski (1st) Estonia Levadia (1st) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
First qualifying round
Malta Hibernians (1st) Montenegro Mogren (1st) Andorra Sant Julià (1st) San Marino Tre Fiori (1st)

TH Title Holder

Round and draw dates

All draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland unless stated otherwise.[6]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 22 June 2009 30 June–1 July 2009 7–8 July 2009
Second qualifying round 14–15 July 2009 21–22 July 2009
Third qualifying round 17 July 2009 28–29 July 2009 4–5 August 2009
Play-off Play-off round 7 August 2009 18–19 August 2009 25–26 August 2009
Group stage Matchday 1 27 August 2009
15–16 September 2009
Matchday 2 29–30 September 2009
Matchday 3 20–21 October 2009
Matchday 4 3–4 November 2009
Matchday 5 24–25 November 2009
Matchday 6 8–9 December 2009
Knockout phase Round of 16 18 December 2009 16–17 & 23–24 February 2010 9–10 & 16–17 March 2010
Quarter-finals 19 March 2010 30–31 March 2010 6–7 April 2010
Semi-finals 20–21 April 2010 27–28 April 2010
Final 22 May 2010 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Qualifying phase

In a new system for the Champions League, there are two separate qualifying tournaments.[8] The Champions Path (which start from the first qualifying round) is for clubs which won their domestic league and did not automatically qualify for the group stage, while the Non-Champions Path (which start from the third qualifying round) is for clubs which did not win their domestic league and did not automatically qualify for the group stage.

In the qualifying phase and the play-off round, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis.

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds, conducted by UEFA President Michel Platini and UEFA General Secretary David Taylor, was held on 22 June 2009, and the draw for the third qualifying round, conducted by UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti and Head of Club Competitions Michael Heselschwerdt, was held on 17 July 2009. For the draws, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient. Because the draws for the second and third qualifying rounds took place before the previous round was completed, the teams were seeded assuming the seeded side in the previous round would be victorious.

First qualifying round

The first legs were played on 30 June and 1 July, and the second legs were played on 7 and 8 July 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tre Fiori San Marino 2–2 (4–5 p)1 Andorra Sant Julià 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Hibernians Malta 0–6 Montenegro Mogren 0–2 0–4
  • Note 1: Sant Julià was originally drawn to play the first leg at home, but the tie was switched so that Tre Fiori would host the first leg.

Second qualifying round

The first legs were played on 14 and 15 July, and the second legs were played on 21 and 22 July 2009.

Partizan's 8–0 win over Rhyl in the second leg equalled the record for the largest margin of victory in the current Champions League format.

As of November 2009, the second leg between Stabæk and Tirana was under investigation by UEFA and German authorities for possible match-fixing.[9]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tirana Albania 1–5 Norway Stabæk 1–1 0–4
WIT Georgia Georgia (country) 1–3 Slovenia Maribor 0–0 1–3
EB/Streymur Faroe Islands 0–5 Cyprus APOEL 0–2 0–3
Copenhagen Denmark 12–0 Montenegro Mogren 6–0 6–0
Debrecen Hungary 3–3 (a) Sweden Kalmar FF 2–0 1–3
Makedonija Gjorče Petrov Republic of Macedonia 0–4 Belarus BATE Borisov 0–2 0–2
FH Iceland 0–6 Kazakhstan Aktobe 0–4 0–2
Pyunik Yerevan Armenia 0–3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–3
Ventspils Latvia 6–1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 3–0 3–1
Ekranas Lithuania 4–6 Azerbaijan Baku 2–2 2–4
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–1 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–1 1–0
Zrinjski Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–4 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–0 0–4
Inter Turku Finland 0–2 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 0–1
Rhyl Wales 0–12 Serbia Partizan 0–4 0–8
Wisła Kraków Poland 1–2 Estonia Levadia 1–1 0–1
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 9–0 Andorra Sant Julià 4–0 5–0
Maccabi Haifa Israel 10–0 Northern Ireland Glentoran 6–0 4–0

Third qualifying round

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The first legs were played on 28 and 29 July, and the second legs were played on 4 and 5 August 2009. The losing teams in both sections entered the play-off round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 3–2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 0–4 Greece Olympiacos 0–2 0–2
Zürich Switzerland 5–3 Slovenia Maribor 2–3 3–0
APOEL Cyprus 2–1 Serbia Partizan 2–0 0–1
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 1–1 (a) Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0–0 1–1
Aktobe Kazakhstan 3–4 Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–0 3–4
Baku Azerbaijan 0–2 Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–0 0–2
Ventspils Latvia 2–2 (a) Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–2
Levadia Estonia 0–2 Hungary Debrecen 0–1 0–1
Copenhagen Denmark 3–1 Norway Stabæk 3–1 0–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Non-Champions Path
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 3–4 Greece Panathinaikos 3–1 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 2–2 (a) Romania Timișoara 2–2 0–0
Sporting CP Portugal 1–1 (a) Netherlands Twente 0–0 1–1
Celtic Scotland 2–1 Russia Dynamo Moscow 0–1 2–0
Anderlecht Belgium 6–3 Turkey Sivasspor 5–0 1–3

Play-off round

An extra qualifying round, the play-off round, was introduced from this season. The teams were split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The draw for the play-off round, conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti, was held on 7 August 2009. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient. The first legs were played on 18 and 19 August, and the second legs were played on 25 and 26 August 2009. The losing teams in both sections entered the group stage of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Path
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 0–3 Greece Olympiacos 0–2 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 1–5 Israel Maccabi Haifa 1–2 0–3
Ventspils Latvia 1–5 Switzerland Zürich 0–3 1–2
Copenhagen Denmark 2–3 Cyprus APOEL 1–0 1–3
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 1–4 Hungary Debrecen 1–2 0–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Non-Champions Path
Lyon France 8–2 Belgium Anderlecht 5–1 3–1
Celtic Scotland 1–5 England Arsenal 0–2 1–3
Timișoara Romania 0–2 Germany Stuttgart 0–2 0–0
Sporting CP Portugal 3–3 (a) Italy Fiorentina 2–2 1–1
Panathinaikos Greece 2–5 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–3 0–2

Group stage

Location of teams of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D;
Green pog.svg Green: Group E; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group F; Purple pog.svg Purple: Group G; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group H.

The draw for the group stage was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 27 August 2009. A total of 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams were divided into four pots, based on their club coefficient. Clubs from the same pot or the same association cannot be drawn into the same group.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The matchdays were 15–16 September, 29–30 September, 20–21 October, 3–4 November, 24–25 November, and 8–9 December 2009. The top two in each group advanced to the knockout phase, and the third-placed teams entered the round of 32 of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

Based on Article 7.06 in the UEFA regulations, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:[5]

  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;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.

AZ, Wolfsburg, Standard Liège, Zürich, APOEL, Rubin Kazan, Unirea Urziceni and Debrecen made their debut in the group stage. [10]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Bordeaux 6 5 1 0 9 2 +7 16
Germany Bayern Munich 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
Italy Juventus 6 2 2 2 4 7 −3 8
Israel Maccabi Haifa 6 0 0 6 0 8 −8 0
Bayern Munich 0–2 0–0 1–0
Bordeaux 2–1 2–0 1–0
Juventus 1–4 1–1 1–0
Maccabi Haifa 0–3 0–1 0–1
  • Maccabi Haifa was the first club to finish the Champions League group stage with 0 wins, 0 goals and 0 points.

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Manchester United 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13
Russia CSKA Moscow 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10
Germany Wolfsburg 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7
Turkey Beşiktaş 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5 4
Beşiktaş 1–2 0–1 0–3
CSKA Moscow 2–1 0–1 2–1
Manchester United 0–1 3–3 2–1
Wolfsburg 0–0 3–1 1–3

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 15 7 +8 13
Italy Milan 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9
France Marseille 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
Switzerland Zürich 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
Marseille 1–2 1–3 6–1
Milan 1–1 1–1 0–1
Real Madrid 3–0 2–3 1–0
Zürich 0–1 1–1 2–5

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7 14
Portugal Porto 6 4 0 2 8 3 +5 12
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 0 3 3 3 12 −9 3
Cyprus APOEL 6 0 3 3 4 7 −3 3
APOEL 1–1 0–1 0–1
Atlético Madrid 0–0 2–2 0–3
Chelsea 2–2 4–0 1–0
Porto 2–1 2–0 0–1

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Fiorentina 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15
France Lyon 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9 13
England Liverpool 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
Hungary Debrecen 6 0 0 6 5 19 −14 0
Debrecen 3–4 0–1 0–4
Fiorentina 5–2 2–0 1–0
Liverpool 1–0 1–2 1–2
Lyon 4–0 1–0 1–1

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
Italy Internazionale 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
Russia Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 4 7 −3 6
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
Barcelona 2–0 2–0 1–2
Dynamo Kyiv 1–2 1–2 3–1
Internazionale 0–0 2–2 2–0
Rubin Kazan 0–0 0–0 1–1

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Sevilla 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 13
Germany Stuttgart 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9
Romania Unirea Urziceni 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8
Scotland Rangers 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2
Rangers 1–4 0–2 1–4
Sevilla 1–0 1–1 2–0
Stuttgart 1–1 1–3 3–1
Unirea Urziceni 1–1 1–0 1–1

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Arsenal 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13
Greece Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 4 5 −1 10
Belgium Standard Liège 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
Netherlands AZ 6 0 4 2 4 8 −4 4
Arsenal 4–1 2–0 2–0
AZ 1–1 0–0 1–1
Olympiacos 1–0 1–0 2–1
Standard Liège 2–3 1–1 2–0

Knockout phase

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final.

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 18 December 2009, conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and Giorgio Marchetti, the UEFA Director of Competitions.[11] The eight group winners, which would play the second leg at home, were drawn against the eight group runners-up, with the restriction that teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn with each other.

The draws for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team) was held on 19 March 2010, conducted by Gianni Infantino and Emilio Butragueño, the ambassador for the final in Madrid.[12] From the quarter-finals onwards, there were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association may be drawn with each other.


  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 Germany Bayern Munich (a) 2 2 4  
 Italy Fiorentina 1 3 4  
   Germany Bayern Munich (a) 2 2 4  
   England Manchester United 1 3 4  
 Italy Milan 2 0 2
 England Manchester United 3 4 7  
   Germany Bayern Munich 1 3 4  
   France Lyon 0 0 0  
 France Lyon 1 1 2  
 Spain Real Madrid 0 1 1  
   France Lyon 3 0 3
   France Bordeaux 1 1 2  
 Greece Olympiacos 0 1 1
 France Bordeaux 1 2 3  
   Germany Bayern Munich 0
   Italy Internazionale 2
 Italy Internazionale 2 1 3  
 England Chelsea 1 0 1  
   Italy Internazionale 1 1 2
   Russia CSKA Moscow 0 0 0  
 Russia CSKA Moscow 1 2 3
 Spain Sevilla 1 1 2  
   Italy Internazionale 3 0 3
   Spain Barcelona 1 1 2  
 Portugal Porto 2 0 2  
 England Arsenal 1 5 6  
   England Arsenal 2 1 3
   Spain Barcelona 2 4 6  
 Germany Stuttgart 1 0 1
 Spain Barcelona 1 4 5  

Round of 16

Starting from this season, the matches in the round of 16 were held over four weeks, instead of the previous two weeks. The first legs were played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, and the second legs were played on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2010.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stuttgart Germany 1–5 Spain Barcelona 1–1 0–4
Olympiacos Greece 1–3 France Bordeaux 0–1 1–2
Internazionale Italy 3–1 England Chelsea 2–1 1–0
Bayern Munich Germany 4–4 (a) Italy Fiorentina 2–1 2–3
CSKA Moscow Russia 3–2 Spain Sevilla 1–1 2–1
Lyon France 2–1 Spain Real Madrid 1–0 1–1
Porto Portugal 2–6 England Arsenal 2–1 0–5
Milan Italy 2–7 England Manchester United 2–3 0–4


The first legs were played on 30 and 31 March, and the second legs were played on 6 and 7 April 2010.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lyon France 3–2 France Bordeaux 3–1 0–1
Bayern Munich Germany (a) 4–4 England Manchester United 2–1 2–3
Arsenal England 3–6 Spain Barcelona 2–2 1–4
Internazionale Italy 2–0 Russia CSKA Moscow 1–0 1–0


The first legs were played on 20 and 21 April, and the second legs were played on 27 and 28 April 2010.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich Germany 4–0 France Lyon 1–0 3–0
Internazionale Italy 3–2 Spain Barcelona 3–1 0–1


The final of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League was played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid on 22 May 2010, between Germany's Bayern Munich and Italy's Internazionale.[13] The stadium, home of Real Madrid, has hosted three previous European Cup finals, in 1957, 1969 and 1980.[14] It was the first time that a UEFA Champions League final has been played on a Saturday night.[15] England's Howard Webb was appointed to referee the Final.[16] The two clubs competing in the Final had each won their domestic league and cup competitions, meaning that the winner became only the sixth club in Europe to have achieved a continental treble, and the first such club from their respective countries. It was also the second consecutive treble, following that of Barcelona in the previous season.

Bayern Munich Germany0–2Italy Internazionale
Report Milito Goal 35'70'


Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 8 1033
2 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 7 477
Croatia Ivica Olić Germany Bayern Munich 721
4 Argentina Diego Milito Italy Internazionale 6 966
5 Denmark Nicklas Bendtner England Arsenal 5 461
England Wayne Rooney England Manchester United 508
Morocco Marouane Chamakh France Bordeaux 852
8 England Michael Owen England Manchester United 4 293
Montenegro Stevan Jovetić Italy Fiorentina 302
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Germany Wolfsburg 560
Spain Cesc Fàbregas England Arsenal 633
Colombia Radamel Falcao Portugal Porto 660
Spain Pedro Spain Barcelona 677
Netherlands Arjen Robben Germany Bayern Munich 717
Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić France Lyon 780
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Spain Barcelona 790
Serbia Miloš Krasić Russia CSKA Moscow 812

Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Italy Internazionale 6 947
2 Russia Andrey Arshavin England Arsenal 5 449
Italy Alberto Gilardino Italy Fiorentina 585
4 Brazil Luís Fabiano Spain Sevilla 4 423
Peru Juan Manuel Vargas Italy Fiorentina 612
Portugal Nani England Manchester United 639
Czech Republic Tomáš Necid Russia CSKA Moscow 749
Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić France Lyon 750
Brazil Wendel France Bordeaux 847
10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Italy Milan 3 558
Ecuador Antonio Valencia England Manchester United 586
France Florent Malouda England Chelsea 645
Spain Jesús Navas Spain Sevilla 711
Germany Thomas Müller Germany Bayern Munich 935
Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 990


See also


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  12. ^ Quarter-final, semi-final draws scheduled
  13. ^ Lyon, Sam (21 May 2010). "Battle of the Bernabeu". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 24 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
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2008–09 FA Cup

The 2008–09 FA Cup (known as The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON for sponsorship reasons) was the 128th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; the FA Cup. A record 762 clubs were accepted for the competition; one club, South Normanton Athletic, folded before the fixtures were released, leaving 761 clubs to appear in the draw. Two more clubs, Brierley Hill & Withymoor and Stapenhill, folded after the draws for the early rounds were made, giving their opponents a walk-over.

The competition started on 16 August 2008 with the Extra Preliminary Round and concluded on 30 May 2009 with the Final, held at Wembley Stadium. Because winners Chelsea qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League by finishing 3rd in the 2008–09 Premier League, losing finalists Everton qualified for the play-off round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. Because Everton also happened to qualify for a Europa League berth by finishing 5th in the Premier League, that berth was awarded to the 6th place team (Aston Villa), whose berth (which was available because 2009–10 Football League Cup winners Manchester United qualified for the Champions League as Premier League winners) was in turn awarded to the 7th place team (Fulham).

This season's competition saw the beginning of a new television contract for the tournament, with ITV and Setanta Sports taking over the domestic rights from the BBC and Sky Sports.

2008–09 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2008–2009 is the 19th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier women's football league. It began on 7 September 2008 and ended on 7 June 2009. Turbine Potsdam won the championship with Bayern Munich coming in second by single goal.

2008–09 Israel State Cup

The 2008–09 Israel State Cup (Hebrew: גביע המדינה‎, Gvia HaMedina) was the 70th season of Israel's nationwide football cup competition and the 55th after the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

The competition was won by Beitar Jerusalem who had beaten Maccabi Haifa 2–1 in the final.

As Beitar Jerusalem wasn't eligible for participating in UEFA competitions, and as runners-up Maccabi Haifa already qualified to 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, all Europa League spots were awarded to teams according to their league positions.

2008–09 Ukrainian Premier League

The 2008–09 Ukrainian Premier League season was the eighteenth since its establishment. The league was restructured and split off from the Professional Football League of Ukraine. It was officially named as the EpiCentre Championship of Ukraine in football.

Shakhtar Donetsk were the defending champions of the past season, having won their fourth league title. The season began on 16 July 2008 with a scoreless draw between Tavriya Simferopol and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. The last round of matches were played on 26 May 2009. A total of 16 teams participated in the league, 14 of which had contested in the 2007–08 season, and two of which were promoted from the Persha Liha.

Vorskla Poltava's Ahmed Yanuzi scored the first goal of the tournament on 18 July 2008 in the 72nd minute of an away match against FC Kharkiv. Dynamo Kyiv won their title several games before the end of the season after a home win against Tavriya Simferopol. Dynamo finished with a 15-point lead over the defending champions and current runners-up Shakhtar Donetsk.

2009 in Russian football

2009 in Russian football.

2009–10 Cypriot First Division

The 2009–10 Cypriot First Division was the 71st season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It started on 29 August 2009. APOEL were the defending champions.

2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 15 September and 9 December 2009. The draw for the eight groups took place on 27 August 2009, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

The group stage features the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round (five through the Champions Path, five through the Non-Champions Path).

At the completion of the group stage, the top two teams in each group will advance to play in the first knockout round, while the third-placed teams will drop down to the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

2009–10 UEFA Champions League knockout phase

The knockout phase of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League began on 16 February and concluded on 22 May 2010 with the final won by Internazionale against Bayern Munich 2–0 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. The knockout phase involves the sixteen teams who finished in the top two in each of their groups in the group stage.Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, 30 minutes of extra time are played. If there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, there is a penalty shoot-out after extra time.

In the draw for the round of 16, matches are played between the winner of one group and the runner-up of a different group. The only restriction on the drawing of teams in the round of 16 is that the teams must not be from the same national association or have played in the same group in the group stages. From the quarter-finals onwards, these restrictions do not apply.

In the final, the tie is played over just one leg at a neutral venue. If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, extra time is played, followed by penalties if scores remain tied.

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

2009–10 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

This article details the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round.

There are two paths:

Champions Path, which include all domestic champions which do not automatically qualify for the group stage.

Non-Champions Path (also called the Best-placed Path), which include all non-domestic champions which do not automatically qualify for the group stage.All times CEST (UTC+2)

2010 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, on Saturday, 22 May 2010, to determine the winners of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. It was the first Champions League final to be played on a Saturday, rather than the traditional Wednesday. The match was won by Internazionale, who beat Bayern Munich 2–0 to complete the Treble, a feat never before achieved by any team from either Italy or Germany. The refereeing team came from England and was led by Howard Webb.The win gave Inter their third European Cup title, and their first since 1965; moreover, it was their first appearance in the final since 1972, and they were the first Italian team to appear since Milan won the competition in 2007. Meanwhile, Bayern had won the competition as recently as 2001 – their most recent final appearance – although they were the first German side to reach the final since Bayer Leverkusen in 2002. The 2010 final was the first not to feature an English side since Porto beat AS Monaco in 2004, due to Manchester United being knocked out by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on away goals. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium had previously hosted three European Cup finals: in 1957, 1969 and 1980.

As the winners, Inter played against 2009–10 UEFA Europa League winners Atlético Madrid in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup, and also entered the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.

2010 UEFA Europa League Final

The 2010 UEFA Europa League Final was the final match of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League, the first season of the revamped European football competition formerly known as the UEFA Cup. Played at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on 12 May 2010, the match was won by Spain's Atlético Madrid, who beat Fulham of England 2–1 after extra time.The win gave Atlético their second major European title, following the 1961–62 Cup Winners' Cup. Having beaten defending champions Shakhtar Donetsk on the way, Fulham were playing in their first final in only their second season of European football, and their second major final overall in the club's history.

As the winners, Atlético qualified automatically for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. They also played in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco on 27 August 2010, where they took on Italy's Internazionale, the winners of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League; Atlético won 2–0.

2010 UEFA Super Cup

The 2010 UEFA Super Cup was the 35th UEFA Super Cup, between the reigning champions of the two club competitions organised by the European football governing body UEFA: the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. It took place at the Stade Louis II in Monaco on 27 August 2010. It was contested by Internazionale, who won the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, and Atlético Madrid, who won the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. Neither side had previously competed in the UEFA Super Cup. As part of a trial that started in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League, two extra officials – one on each goal line – were used in this match.

2010 in Russian football

2010 in Russian football.

Altin Haxhi

Altin Haxhi (born 17 June 1975) is an Albanian former footballer who played as a defender.

Haxhi's former clubs include Shqiponja Gjirokastër, Panachaiki, Litex Lovech, Iraklis Thessaloniki, CSKA Sofia, Apollon Kalamarias, Anorthosis Famagusta, Ergotelis, APOEL and Apollon Kalamarias.

During his spell with APOEL, Haxhi won one Cypriot Championship, one Cypriot Cup, two Super Cups and also appeared in three official group stages matches of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.

Haxhi has made 66 appearances for Albania national team, the eighth highest in the team's history. He has also scored 3 goals for his country.

Chrysis Michael

Chrysis Michael (Greek: Χρύσης Μιχαήλ) (born May 26, 1977 in Nicosia, Cyprus) is a Cypriot retired footballer and a current coach of Ermis Aradippou.

Esteban Cambiasso

Esteban Matías Cambiasso Deleau (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈteβaŋ kamˈbjaso]; born 18 August 1980), nicknamed "Cuchu", is a former Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder.

During his professional career, Cambiasso won 21 official titles; the majority of his titles were won during his ten seasons at Internazionale, including five Scudetti and the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.

A full international since 2000, Cambiasso won 52 caps for Argentina, and represented the country at the 2006 World Cup, at the 2005 Confederations Cup, and at the Copa América in 2007 and 2011.

Ferenc Puskás Stadium

The Ferenc Puskás Stadium (Hungarian: Puskás Ferenc Stadion), or formerly People's Stadium (Népstadion) was a multi-purpose stadium in the 14th district (Zugló) of Budapest, Hungary. It was situated between the Puskás Ferenc Stadion and the Keleti pályaudvar metro stations. It was used mainly for football matches. The stadium, which was an all-seater, had a capacity of 38,652, though its original capacity exceeded 100,000. The stadium was closed in 2016 and demolished in 2017 to give place to the Puskás Aréna.

Goran Pandev

Goran Pandev (Macedonian: Горан Пандев [ˈɡɔran ˈpandɛf] (listen); born 27 July 1983) is a Macedonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Genoa. He is the captain of the Macedonian national team, and is the country's all-time top scorer with 33 goals.

After establishing himself at Lazio, Pandev moved to FC Internazionale in early 2010. While playing for the Nerazzurri, Pandev collected a host of honours including winning the 2009–10 Serie A, the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.In 2019, he got the italian citizenship in Naples.

Stefan Schürf

Stefan Schürf (born 8 March 1989) is a German former footballer who played for Bayern Munich II.Schürf joined Bayern Munich from TSV Forstenried as a 12-year-old, and progressed through the junior team into the reserves, making his professional debut in a 3. Liga match against Stuttgarter Kickers in March 2009, coming on as a substitute for Manuel Duhnke. He was named in Bayern's first-team squad for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, where he was assigned the number 24. After 25 games in the 3rd Liga, all in 2009, Schürf suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury midway through the 2009–10 season, which ruled him out for the rest of the campaign. He missed the entirety of the 2010–11 season, and announced his retirement from the game in June 2011.

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