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The 2000–01 Bundesliga was the 38th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 11 August 2000[1] and ended on 19 May 2001.[2] FC Bayern Munich successfully defended their title.

Bundesliga
Season2000–01
ChampionsBayern Munich
16th Bundesliga title
17th German title
RelegatedUnterhaching
Frankfurt
Bochum
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA CupHertha BSC
Freiburg
Intertoto CupWerder Bremen
Wolfsburg
1860 Munich
Matches played306
Goals scored897 (2.93 per match)
Top goalscorerSergej Barbarez (22)
Ebbe Sand (22)
Biggest home winWolfsburg 6–0 Köln (21 October 2000)
Biggest away winseven matches with a differential of −4 each (1–5 once, 0–4 six times)
Highest scoringBayern Munich 6–2 Dortmund (8 goals) (4 November 2000)
Schalke 5–3 Unterhaching (8 goals) (19 May 2001)
Wolfsburg 4–4 Hamburg (8 goals) (23 September 2000)

Competition modusEdit

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received three points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal difference and, if still tied, by goals scored. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the three teams with the fewest points were relegated to 2. Bundesliga.

Team changes to 1999–2000Edit

SSV Ulm, Arminia Bielefeld and MSV Duisburg were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum and FC Energie Cottbus.

Season overviewEdit

Title raceEdit

The 2000–01 season was notable for its title race, which literally lasted until the last seconds of the campaign. Before the last round of matches, Bayern Munich lead Schalke 04 by three points, but with an inferior goal difference. Schalke managed to defeat Unterhaching, 5–3. Shortly before this match ended, Bayern gave up a 90th-minute goal against Hamburg. As the news spread quickly at the Parkstadion, most Schalke supporters believed their team had won their first championship since 1958. The pitch had thus already been stormed in celebration although the match in Hamburg was not concluded yet, which could also be seen on stadium television.

In Hamburg, Bayern tried one last attack in injury time when suddenly Hamburg goalkeeper Mathias Schober, who ironically was loaned out from Schalke, stopped a back pass by his teammate Tomáš Ujfaluši with his hands. Referee Markus Merk thus awarded an indirect free kick for Bayern about eight meters from the Hamburg goal. Discussions and protests led to a further delay before Patrik Andersson eventually scored the decisive equaliser on a Stefan Effenberg tip pass. The match was never resumed afterwards.

In Schalke, the atmosphere immediately turned from joy and celebration to shock, disbelief and mourning. Because of the events, the Schalke 04 team of that season was dubbed "Champion of Hearts" by the German media.[3]

Other eventsEdit

Title combatants Bayern and Schalke both qualified for the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League while Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen achieved qualification round spots for the same competition. Hertha BSC and SC Freiburg ended their season with successful qualification for the 2001–02 UEFA Cup. European qualification was rounded out by Werder Bremen, VfL Wolfsburg and 1860 Munich, who entered the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

The 2000–01 DFB-Pokal was won by Schalke 04. As a consequence to Schalke's Champions League qualification, the UEFA Cup spot reserved for the domestic cup winner was awarded to finalists 1. FC Union Berlin, who played in the third-tier Regionalliga Nordost.

On the bottom end of the table, SpVgg Unterhaching, Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Bochum had to face relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. Promoted for the new season were 2000–01 2. Bundesliga champions 1. FC Nürnberg, runners-up Borussia Mönchengladbach and third-placed FC St. Pauli.

In European competitions, Bayern Munich won the 2000–01 Champions League after beating Spanish sides Valencia CF on penalties. Aside from that, it was a rather meagre year for German teams. Hamburg and Leverkusen both exited Champions League at the first group stage, 1860 Munich even did not make the group stage at all by losing in the third qualifying round against Leeds United. All three teams were eventually moved over to the 2000–01 UEFA Cup, but neither of them advanced past the third round. From the "regular" UEFA Cup participants, Werder Bremen and Hertha BSC also exited in the third round, with Stuttgart following one round later. Only Kaiserslautern made it to the UEFA Cup semi-finals, but had no chance against another Spanish team, Deportivo Alavés.

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich 34 19 6 9 62 37 +25 63 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Schalke 04 34 18 8 8 65 35 +30 62
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 16 10 8 62 42 +20 58 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 17 6 11 54 40 +14 57
5 Hertha BSC 34 18 2 14 58 52 +6 56 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round
6 SC Freiburg 34 15 10 9 54 37 +17 55
7 Werder Bremen 34 15 8 11 53 48 +5 53 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2001 Third round
8 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 15 5 14 49 54 −5 50
9 VfL Wolfsburg 34 12 11 11 60 45 +15 47 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2001 Third round
10 1. FC Köln 34 12 10 12 59 52 +7 46
11 1860 Munich 34 12 8 14 43 55 −12 44 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
12 Hansa Rostock 34 12 7 15 34 47 −13 43
13 Hamburger SV 34 10 11 13 58 58 0 41
14 Energie Cottbus 34 12 3 19 38 52 −14 39
15 VfB Stuttgart 34 9 11 14 42 49 −7 38
16 SpVgg Unterhaching 34 8 11 15 35 59 −24 35 2. Bundesliga
17 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 10 5 19 41 68 −27 35
18 VfL Bochum 34 7 6 21 30 67 −37 27
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC BOC SVW FCE BVB SGE SCF HSV FCK KOE B04 M60 FCB ROS S04 VFB UNT WOB
Hertha BSC 4–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 4–0 2–4 4–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–0 0–4 2–0 2–1 1–3
VfL Bochum 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–4 0–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–1
Werder Bremen 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–3
Energie Cottbus 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–4 2–0 0–2 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 0–0
Borussia Dortmund 2–0 5–0 0–0 2–0 6–1 1–0 4–2 1–2 3–3 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–4 0–0 3–0 2–1
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–4 3–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–5 1–3 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–2
SC Freiburg 1–0 5–0 0–1 4–1 2–2 5–2 0–0 5–2 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–1
Hamburger SV 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–0 5–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 4–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 4–0 0–0
1. FC Köln 1–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 5–2 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0
Bayer Leverkusen 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 4–2 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 4–0 1–0 2–0
1860 Munich 0–1 2–4 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–4 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2
Bayern Munich 4–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 6–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–1 3–1
Hansa Rostock 0–2 2–0 5–2 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–1
Schalke 04 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 5–3 2–1
VfB Stuttgart 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 3–3 6–1 0–3 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1
SpVgg Unterhaching 5–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–3
VfL Wolfsburg 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 4–4 4–0 6–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 6–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

FC Bayern Munich
Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (32); Bernd Dreher (1); Stefan Wessels (1).

Defenders: Thomas Linke (27); Willy Sagnol   (27); Samuel Kuffour   (23 / 1); Patrik Andersson   (22 / 1); Bixente Lizarazu   (15).
Midfielders: Hasan Salihamidžić   (31 / 4); Mehmet Scholl (29 / 9); Thorsten Fink (24 / 1); Michael Tarnat (23 / 1); Jens Jeremies (21 / 1); Stefan Effenberg (captain; 20 / 4); Ciriaco Sforza   (20); Owen Hargreaves   (14); Michael Wiesinger (6); Thomas Strunz (5).
Forwards: Giovane Élber   (27 / 15); Paulo Sérgio   (26 / 5); Carsten Jancker (25 / 12); Alexander Zickler (24 / 3); Roque Santa Cruz   (19 / 5); Antonio Di Salvo   (6); Berkant Göktan   (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Sebastian Backer; Andrew Sinkala  ; Sławomir Wojciechowski  .

Transferred out during the season: none.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Archive 2000/2001 Round 34". DFB. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Schalke 04". FIFA.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.

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