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1994–95 UEFA Champions League

The 1994–95 UEFA Champions League was the 40th edition of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, and the third since its rebranding as the UEFA Champions League. The tournament was won by Ajax of the Netherlands with a late goal by Patrick Kluivert in the final against defending champions Milan of Italy. Ajax won the competition without losing a game, either in the group or the knock-out stage in winning the title for the first time since 1973.

1994–95 UEFA Champions League
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Tournament details
Dates 10 – 24 August 1994 (qualifying)
14 September 1994 – 24 May 1995 (competition proper)
Teams 16 (group stage)
24 (total)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands Ajax (4th title)
Runners-up Italy Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 61
Goals scored 140 (2.3 per match)
Attendance 2,328,515 (38,172 per match)
Top scorer(s) Liberia George Weah
(7 goals)

Compared to the previous edition of the European Cup, radical changes were made to the format of the tournament, due to a recently expired contract that bound UEFA to the EBU for the transmission of the final, and this gave occasion for a general review of the format, which attracted the interest of new and financially well-off private television companies. This year included four groups of four teams each in the group stage, up from two groups of four teams each in 1993–94. It was also the first year in which eight teams advanced to the knock-out stage and the first of three years in which champions of smaller nations entered the UEFA Cup instead of the Champions League. It was also the first time that this competition was known as UEFA Champions League from the first to the last match of the competition, the two previous seasons, the UEFA Champions League involved the round(s) between the round of 16 and the final of the European Champions Cup.

Yugoslavia was unable to participate for the second edition in a row due to the UN economic sanctions. Milan were the defending champions, but were defeated by Ajax in the final.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Group A
Avenir Beggen   1–9   Galatasaray 1–5 0–4
Sparta Prague   1–2   IFK Göteborg 1–0 0–2
Group B
Silkeborg   1–3   Dynamo Kyiv 0–0 1–3
Paris Saint-Germain   5–1   Vác FC-Samsung 3–0 2–1
Group C
Legia Warsaw   0–5   Hajduk Split 0–1 0–4
Steaua București   5–2   Servette 4–1 1–1
Group D
AEK Athens   3–0   Rangers 2–0 1–0
Maccabi Haifa   2–5   Casino Salzburg 1–2 1–3

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Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League group stage.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Orange: Group C;   Yellow: Group D.

10 teams of 16 made their UEFA Champions League group stage debut: AEK Athens, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Casino Salzburg, Dynamo Kyiv, Hajduk Split, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Steaua București. Two of these teams, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv, had previously contested the 1991-92 European Cup group stage.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  IFK Göteborg 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 9
  Barcelona 6 2 2 2 11 8 +3 6
  Manchester United 6 2 2 2 11 11 0 6
  Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 3 9 −6 3
  BAR GAL GOT MU
Barcelona 2–1 1–1 4–0
Galatasaray 2–1 0–1 0–0
IFK Göteborg 2–1 1–0 3–1
Manchester United 2–2 4–0 4–2

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Paris Saint-Germain 6 6 0 0 12 3 +9 12
  Bayern Munich 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 6
  Spartak Moscow 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 4
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 0 5 5 11 −6 2
  BM DK PSG SPA
Bayern Munich 1–0 0–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv 1–4 1–2 3–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 1–0 4–1
Spartak Moscow 1–1 1–0 1–2

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Benfica 6 3 3 0 9 5 +4 9
  Hajduk Split 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 6
  Steaua București 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 5
  Anderlecht 6 0 4 2 4 7 −3 4
  AND BEN HAJ SB
Anderlecht 1–1 0–0 0–0
Benfica 3–1 2–1 2–1
Hajduk Split 2–1 0–0 1–4
Steaua București 1–1 1–1 0–1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ajax 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 10
  Milan 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 5*
  Casino Salzburg 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 5
  AEK Athens 6 0 2 4 3 9 −6 2
  AEK AJA CAS MIL
AEK Athens 1–2 1–3 0–0
Ajax 2–0 1–1 2–0
Casino Salzburg 0–0 0–0 0–1
Milan 2–1 0–2 3–0

Milan were deducted two points for crowd trouble against Casino Salzburg on Matchday Two.

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
  Bayern Munich (a) 0 2 2  
  IFK Göteborg 0 2 2  
    Bayern Munich 0 2 2  
    Ajax 0 5 5  
  Hajduk Split 0 0 0
    Ajax 0 3 3  
      Ajax 1
    Milan 0
    Barcelona 1 1 2  
  Paris-Saint Germain 1 2 3  
    Paris Saint-Germain 0 0 0
    Milan 1 2 3  
  Milan 2 0 2
    Benfica 0 0 0  

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   2–2 (a)   IFK Göteborg 0–0 2–2
Hajduk Split   0–3   Ajax 0–0 0–3
Barcelona   2–3   Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 1–2
Milan   2–0   Benfica 2–0 0–0

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   2–5   Ajax 0–0 2–5
Paris Saint-Germain   0–3   Milan 0–1 0–2

FinalEdit

Ajax   1–0   Milan
Kluivert   85' Report
Attendance: 49,730

Top goalscorersEdit

See alsoEdit

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