1993–94 UEFA Champions League

The 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was the 39th season of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's premier club football tournament, and the second season with the UEFA Champions League logo (it was adopted in the group stage and semi-finals, the rest of the tournament continued to be called "European Champion Clubs' Cup" or "European Cup"). The competition was won by Milan, their fifth title, beating Barcelona 4–0 in the final. Marseille were the defending champions, but were not allowed to enter the competition due their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1 the season prior. This saw them stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of 1993–94. This was the first and only time which the defending champions did not participate in the following season of the competition. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth (second-placed Paris Saint-Germain, who refused the defaulted French title, competed in the Cup Winners' Cup instead as Coupe de France winners).

1993–94 UEFA Champions League
Tournament details
Dates18 August – 1 September 1993 (qualifying)
15 September 1993 – 18 May 1994 (competition proper)
24 November 1993 – 27 April 1994 (UEFA Champions League)
Teams8 (UEFA Champions League)
32 (first round)
42 (total)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Milan (5th title)
Runners-upSpain Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored217 (2.89 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Ronald Koeman
New Zealand Wynton Rufer
(8 goals)

There were changes made to the UEFA Champions League's format from the previous year. After two seasons, with the groups, it introduced one legged semi-finals taking place after the group stage, meaning the two sides qualified from each group as group winners playing the semi-finals at home.

This edition was marked by the absence of Yugoslav participants because Yugoslavia was under UN economic sanctions. Yugoslav participants were frequently present in advanced stages of the competition with Red Star Belgrade having won the European Cup in 1991 and finished second in the group the following season. FK Partizan were to represent Yugoslavia in this edition, but were not allowed to participate. Meanwhile, Croatia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Wales entered their champions for the first time this edition.

TeamsEdit

Location of teams of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League.
  Purple: Eliminated in the preliminary round;  Yellow: Eliminated in the first round;   Orange: Eliminated in the second round;   Red: Qualified for group stage.

42 national champions participated in 1993–94 UEFA Champions League season. 20 lowest-ranked of them by 1993 UEFA club ranking[1] entered in the Preliminary Round, 22 best-ranked champions entered in the First Round.

First round
  Milan (1st)   Monaco (3rd)[Note FRA]   Werder Bremen (1st)   Barcelona (1st)
  Anderlecht (1st)   Spartak Moscow (1st)   Porto (1st)   Feyenoord (1st)
  Manchester United (1st)   Steaua București (1st)   Sparta Prague (1st)[Note CZE]   Rangers (1st)
  Galatasaray (1st)   Austria Wien (1st)   AEK Athens (1st)   Copenhagen (1st)
  AIK (1st)   Lech Poznań (1st)   Levski Sofia (1st)   Kispest Honvéd (1st)
  Dynamo Kyiv (1st)   Dinamo Minsk (1st)
Preliminary round
  Aarau (1st)   Cwmbrân Town (1st)   HJK Helsinki (1st)   Beitar Jerusalem (1st)
  Skonto (1st)   ÍA Akranes (1st)   Partizani (1st)   Rosenborg (1st)
  Omonia (1st)   Linfield (1st)   Cork City (1st)   Floriana (1st)
  Avenir Beggen (1st)   Olimpija Ljubljana (1st)   B68 (1st)   Ekranas (1st)
  Norma Tallinn (1st)   Croatia Zagreb (1st)   Dinamo Tbilisi (1st)   Zimbru Chișinău (1st)
Notes
  1. ^
    France (FRA): Champions League title holders Marseille (who also finished 1st in 1992–93 French Division 1) were not allowed to enter due to their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1. They were subsequently stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of the 1993–94 season. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth since league runners-up Paris Saint-Germain refused to take the title from Marseille on commercial grounds, instead participating in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup as 1992–93 Coupe de France winners.
  2. ^
    Czech Republic (CZE): Sparta Prague qualified as winners of Czechoslovakia domestic league, but represented its successor association Czech Republic.
  3. ^
    FR Yugoslavia (FRY): 1992–93 First League of FR Yugoslavia champions FK Partizan not admitted as a result of UN economic sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia.

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows. All draws were held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying round 14 July 1993 18 August 1993 1 September 1993
First round 15 September 1993 29 September 1993
Second round 1 October 1993 20 October 1993 3 November 1993
Group stage Matchday 1 5 November 1993 24 November 1993
Matchday 2 8 December 1993
Matchday 3 2 March 1994
Matchday 4 16 March 1994
Matchday 5 30 March 1994
Matchday 6 13 April 1994
Knockout phase Semi-finals 27 April 1994
Final 18 May 1994 at Olympic Stadium, Athens

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
HJK Helsinki   2–1   FC Norma 1–1 1–0
FK Ekranas   0–2   Floriana 0–1 0–1
B68   0–11   Croatia Zagreb 0–5 0–6
Skonto   1–1 (11–10 p)   Olimpija Ljubljana 0–1 1–0
Cwmbran Town   4–4 (a)   Cork City 3–2 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi   3–21   Linfield 2–1 1–1
Avenir Beggen   0–3   Rosenborg 0–2 0–1
Partizani   0–3   ÍA 0–0 0–3
Omonia   2–3   FC Aarau 2–1 0–2
Zimbru Chişinău   1–3   Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–2

1 Dinamo Tbilisi were ejected from the competition after a failed attempt to bribe the referee for the first leg was referred to UEFA.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto   2–0   Floriana 2–0 0–0
ÍA   1–3   Feyenoord 1–0 0–3
Monaco   2–1   AEK Athens 1–0 1–1
Steaua București   4–4 (a)   Croatia Zagreb 1–2 3–2
Rangers   4–4 (a)   Levski Sofia 3–2 1–2
Werder Bremen   6–3   Dinamo Minsk 5–2 1–1
Linfield   3–4   Copenhagen 3–0 0–4 (aet)
FC Aarau   0–1   Milan 0–1 0–0
AIK   1–2   Sparta Prague 1–0 0–2
HJK Helsinki   0–6   Anderlecht 0–3 0–3
Kispest Honvéd   3–5   Manchester United 2–3 1–2
Galatasaray   3–1   Cork City 2–1 1–0
Lech Poznań   7–2   Beitar Jerusalem 3–0 4–2
Skonto   0–9   Spartak Moscow 0–5 0–4
Dynamo Kyiv   4–5   Barcelona 3–1 1–4
Rosenborg   4–5   Austria Wien 3–1 1–4

First legEdit

Porto  2–0  Floriana
Kostadinov   8'
Semedo   78'
Report

IA Akranes  1–0  Feyenoord
Thordarsson   75' Report
Attendance: 6,327

Monaco  1–0  AEK Athens
Vlachos   80' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 7,000

Steaua București  1–2  Croatia Zagreb
Panduru   34' Report Cvitanovic   15'
Jelicic   62'
Attendance: 16,700
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)

Rangers  3–2  Levski Sofia
McPherson   45'
Hateley   57'78'
Report Borimirov   76'
Todorov   81'
Attendance: 37,013

Werder Bremen  5–2  Dinamo Minsk
Hobsch   26'32'60'
Rufer   55'90'
Report Gerasimets   51'
Velichko   76'
Attendance: 10,274

Linfield  3–0  Copenhagen
Haylock   38'
McConnell   43'
R. Johnston   60'
Report
Attendance: 9,000

FC Aarau  0–1  Milan
Report Papin   54'
Attendance: 9,400

AIK  1–0  Sparta Prague
Lidman   36' Report
Attendance: 5,854

HJK Helsinki  0–3  Anderlecht
Report Bosman   50'
Versavel   77'
Boffin   84'
Attendance: 1,500

Kispest Honvéd  2–3  Manchester United
Szabados   40'
Stefanov   70'
Report Keane   9'43'
Cantona   44'

Galatasaray  2–1  Cork City
Turkyilmaz   30'
Arif   51'
Report Barry   67'

Lech Poznań  3–0  Beitar Jerusalem
Moskal   8'
Podbrozny   32' (pen.)
Trzeciak   60'
Report
Attendance: 7,000

Skonto  0–5  Spartak Moscow
Report Pogodin   2'
Rodionov   7'40'43'
Beschastnykh   70'
Attendance: 2,900

Dynamo Kyiv  3–1  Barcelona
Shkapenko   5'
Leonenko   45' (pen.)56'
Report Koeman   28' (pen.)
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Philip Don (England)

Rosenborg  3–1  Austria Wien
Tangen   28' (pen.)
Leonhardsen   35'
Løken   42'
Report Zsak   33' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,619

Second legEdit

Floriana  0–0  Porto
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Porto won 2–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord  3–0  IA Akranes
Refos   26'
Obiku   61'
Blinker   79'
Report
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Keith Burge (Wales)

Feyenoord won 3–1 on aggregate.


AEK Athens  1–1  Monaco
Slišković   12' Report Djorkaeff   5'

Monaco won 2–1 on aggregate.


Croatia Zagreb  2–3  Steaua București
Vlaovic   8'
Adžić   71'
Report Panduru   40'
Vlădoiu   49'61'

4–4 on aggregate; Steaua București won on away goals.


Levski Sofia  2–1  Rangers
Sirakov   36'
Todorov   90'
Report Durrant   43'

4–4 on aggregate; Levski Sofia won on away goals.


Dinamo Minsk  1–1  Werder Bremen
Byalkevich   40' Report Rufer   81' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,700

Werder Bremen won 6–3 on aggregate.


Copenhagen  4–0 (a.e.t.)  Linfield
Møller   2'
M. Johansen   26'
Højer Nielsen   90'
Mikkelsen   96'
Report
Attendance: 4,890

Copenhagen won 4–3 on aggregate.


Milan  0–0  FC Aarau
Report
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Marc Batta (France)

Milan won 1–0 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague  2–0  AIK
H. Siegl   15'81' Report
Attendance: 16,654

Sparta Prague won 2–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  3–0  HJK Helsinki
Nilis   16'21'42' Report

Anderlecht won 6–0 on aggregate.


Manchester United  2–1  Kispest Honvéd
Bruce   55'64' Report Sallói   78'
Attendance: 35,718

Manchester United won 5–3 on aggregate.


Cork City  0–1  Galatasaray
Report Turkyilmaz   76'
Attendance: 6,500

Galatasaray won 3–1 on aggregate.


Beitar Jerusalem  2–4  Lech Poznań
Ohana   12'
Schwartz   73'
Report Lukasik   4'
Trzeciak   24'
Podbrozny   31'
Dembinski   70'

Lech Poznań won 7–2 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow  4–0  Skonto
Tsymbalar   7'73'
Pisarev   14'
Onopko   89'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Spartak Moscow won 9–0 on aggregate.


Barcelona  4–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Laudrup   9'
Bakero   17'47'
Koeman   67'
Report Rebrov   28'
Attendance: 88,600

Barcelona won 5–4 on aggregate.


Austria Wien  4–1  Rosenborg
Narbekovas   12'
Schmid   50'
Zsak   74'
Kogler   81'
Report Dahlum   32'

Austria Wien won 5–4 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto   1–0   Feyenoord 1–0 0–0
Monaco   4–2   Steaua București 4–1 0–1
Levski Sofia   2–3   Werder Bremen 2–2 0–1
Copenhagen   0–7   Milan 0–6 0–1
Sparta Prague   2–5   Anderlecht 0–1 2–4
Manchester United   3–3 (a)   Galatasaray 3–3 0–0
Lech Poznań   2–7   Spartak Moscow 1–5 1–2
Barcelona   5–1   Austria Wien 3–0 2–1

First legEdit

Porto  1–0  Feyenoord
Domingos   90' Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Rémi Harrel (France)

Monaco  4–1  Steaua București
Ikpeba   50'75'
Klinsmann   52'64'
Report Dumitrescu   22' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,500

Levski Sofia  2–2  Werder Bremen
Yankov   75'
Ginchev   90'
Report Bode   50'
Rufer   52'

Copenhagen  0–6  Milan
Report Papin   1'72'
Simone   6'16'
Laudrup   44'
Orlando   61'
Attendance: 34,285

Sparta Prague  0–1  Anderlecht
Report Nilis   74'
Attendance: 25,621

Manchester United  3–3  Galatasaray
Robson   3'
Stumpf   14' (o.g.)
Cantona   80'
Report Arif   16'
Bruce   32' (o.g.)
Türkyilmaz   64'
Attendance: 39,396

Lech Poznań  1–5  Spartak Moscow
Podbrozny   44' (pen.) Report Pisarev   8'62'
Karpin   10'
Onopko   30'53'

Barcelona  3–0  Austria Wien
Koeman   37' (pen.)73'
Estebaranz   89'
Report
Attendance: 87,600

Second legEdit

Feyenoord  0–0  Porto
Report
Attendance: 42,395

Porto won 1–0 on aggregate.


Steaua București  1–0  Monaco
Dumitrescu   85' Report

AS Monaco won 4–2 on aggregate.


Werder Bremen  1–0  Levski Sofia
Basler   73' Report
Attendance: 26,953

Werder Bremen won 3–2 on aggregate.


Milan  1–0  Copenhagen
Papin   45' Report
Attendance: 10,000

Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  4–2  Sparta Prague
Bosman   2'
Nilis   47'73'
Versavel   87'
Report Dvirnyk   17'69'

Anderlecht won 5–2 on aggregate.


3–3 on aggregate; Galatasaray won on away goals.


Spartak Moscow  2–1  Lech Poznań
Karpin   7'
Khlestov   81'
Report Dembiński   30'
Attendance: 10,000

Spartak Moscow won 7–2 on aggregate.


Austria Wien  1–2  Barcelona
Ogris   39' Report Stoichkov   5'77'
Attendance: 22,000

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Location of teams of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;

Group stageEdit

The group stage began on 24 November 1993 and ended on 13 April 1994. The eight teams were divided into two groups of four, and the teams in each group played against each other on a home-and-away basis, meaning that each team played a total of six group matches. For each win, teams were awarded two points, with one point awarded for each draw. At the end of the group stage, the two teams in each group with the most points advanced to the semi-finals.

All teams except Milan and Porto made their group stage debuts. Two of these teams (Barcelona and Anderlecht) had previously contested the 1991–92 group stage, the only season of the European Cup to adopt such a format.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR MON SPA GAL
1   Barcelona 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 10 Advance to knockout stage 2–0 5–1 3–0
2   Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 7 0–1 4–1 3–0
3   Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 6 12 −6 5 2–2 0–0 0–0
4   Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2 0–0 0–2 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIL POR BRM AND
1   Milan 6 2 4 0 6 2 +4 8 Advance to knockout stage 3–0 2–1 0–0
2   Porto 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7 0–0 3–2 2–0
3   Werder Bremen 6 2 1 3 11 15 −4 5 1–1 0–5 5–3
4   Anderlecht 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 4 0–0 1–0 1–2
Source: UEFA

Knockout stageEdit

The knockout stage of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was played on 27 April 1994, over one leg. If both teams scored the same number of goals, matches would go to extra time and then penalties if the teams could not be separated after extra time.

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 April – Milan (San Siro)
 
 
  Milan3
 
18 May – Athens (Olympic Stadium)
 
  Monaco0
 
  Milan4
 
27 April – Barcelona (Camp Nou)
 
  Barcelona0
 
  Barcelona3
 
 
  Porto0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Milan   3–0   Monaco
Barcelona   3–0   Porto
Milan  3–0  Monaco
Desailly   14'
Albertini   48'
Massaro   66'
Report
Attendance: 78,650

Barcelona  3–0  Porto
Stoichkov   10'35'
Koeman   72'
Report
Attendance: 98,000
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)

FinalEdit

Milan  4–0  Barcelona
Massaro   22'45+2'
Savićević   47'
Desailly   58'
Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Philip Don (England)

Top goalscorersEdit

The top scorers from the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Ronald Koeman   Barcelona 8
  Wynton Rufer   Werder Bremen 8
3   Luc Nilis   Anderlecht 7
  Hristo Stoichkov   Barcelona 7
5   Bernd Hobsch   Werder Bremen 5
  Valery Karpin   Spartak Moscow 5
7   Marco Bode   Werder Bremen 4
  Jürgen Klinsmann   Monaco 4
  Daniele Massaro   Milan 4
  Viktor Onopko   Spartak Moscow 4
  Jean-Pierre Papin   Milan 4
  Nikolai Pisarev   Spartak Moscow 4
  Sergey Rodionov   Spartak Moscow 4
  Kubilay Türkyilmaz   Galatasaray 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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