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The 2002–03 UEFA Champions League was the 11th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since its rebranding in 1992, and the 48th European Cup tournament overall. The competition was won by Milan, who beat Juventus on penalties in the European Cup's first ever all-Italian final, to win their sixth European title, and its first in nine years. Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy was again the top scorer, scoring 12 goals over the two group stages and knockout stage, in addition to two goals he had scored in the qualifying phase, although his side bowed out in the quarter-finals and missed out on the chance of playing in a final at their own stadium.

2002–03 UEFA Champions League
Old Trafford (2003 UEFA Champions League Final).jpg
Old Trafford in Greater Manchester hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates17 July 2002 – 28 May 2003
Teams32 (group stage)
72 (total)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Milan (6th title)
Runners-upItaly Juventus
Tournament statistics
Matches played157
Goals scored428 (2.73 per match)
Attendance7,535,491 (47,997 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
(12 goals)

Real Madrid were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Juventus in the semi-finals.

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Association team allocationEdit

A total of 72 teams participated in the 2002–03 Champions League, from 51 UEFA associations (Liechtenstein organises no domestic league competition). Countries are allocated places according to their 2002 UEFA league coefficient, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 1996–97 to 2000–01.[1]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League:[2]

  • 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 16–48 each have one team qualify (except Liechtenstein, San Marino and Andorra)

DistributionEdit

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(20 teams)
  • 20 champions from associations 29–52 (except Liechtenstein, San Marino, Azerbaijan and Andorra)
Second qualifying round
(28 teams)
  • 12 champions from associations 17–28
  • 6 runners-up from associations 10–15
  • 10 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(32 teams)
  • 7 champions from associations 10–16
  • 3 runners-up from associations 7–9
  • 6 third-placed teams from associations 1–6
  • 2 fourth-placed teams from associations 2–3
  • 14 winners from the second qualifying round
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • title holder (that year from association 1)
  • 9 champions from associations 1–9
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 16 winners from the third qualifying round
Second group stage
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland unless stated otherwise.[3]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 21 June 2002
(Geneva)
17 July 2002 24 July 2002
Second qualifying round 31 July 2002 7 August 2002
Third qualifying round 26 July 2002 13–14 August 2002 27–28 August 2002
First group stage Matchday 1 29 August 2002
(Monaco)
17–18 September 2002
Matchday 2 24–25 September 2002
Matchday 3 1–2 October 2002
Matchday 4 22–23 October 2002
Matchday 5 29–30 October 2002
Matchday 6 12–13 November 2002
Second group stage Matchday 7 15 November 2002
(Geneva)
26–27 November 2002
Matchday 8 10–11 December 2002
Matchday 9 18–19 February 2003
Matchday 10 25–26 February 2003
Matchday 11 11–12 March 2003
Matchday 12 18–19 March 2003
Knockout phase Quarter-finals 21 March 2003 8–9 April 2003 22–23 April 2003
Semi-finals 6–7 May 2003 13–14 May 2003
Final 28 May 2003 at Old Trafford, Manchester

Qualifying roundsEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
F91 Dudelange   1–4   Vardar 1–1 0–3
Hibernians   3–2   Shelbourne 2–2 1–0
Portadown   2–3   Belshina Bobruisk 0–0 2–3
Željezničar   4–0   ÍA 3–0 1–0
Skonto   6–0   Barry Town 5–0 1–0
Flora Tallinn   0–1   APOEL 0–0 0–1
Sheriff Tiraspol   4–4 (a)   Zhenis Astana 2–1 2–3
Tampere United   0–6   Pyunik 0–4 0–2
FBK Kaunas   2–3   Dinamo Tirana 2–3 0–0
Torpedo Kutaisi   6–2   B36 5–2 1–0

Second qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sheriff Tiraspol   1–6   GAK 1–4 0–2
Maccabi Haifa   5–0   Belshina Bobruisk 4–01 1–0
Dynamo Kyiv   6–2   Pyunik 4–0 2–2
ZTE   2–2 (a)   Zagreb 1–0 1–2
Boavista   7–3   Hibernians 4–0 3–3
Sparta Prague   5–1   Torpedo Kutaisi 3–0 2–1
Skonto   0–2   Levski Sofia 0–0 0–2
Vardar   2–4   Legia Warsaw 1–3 1–1
Hammarby   1–5   Partizan 1–1 0–4
Žilina   1–4   Basel 1–1 0–3
Maribor   4–5   APOEL 2–1 2–4
Lillestrøm SK   0–2   Željezničar 0–1 0–1
Club Brugge   4–1   Dinamo Bucureşti 3–1 1–0
Brøndby   5–0   Dinamo Tirana 1–0 4–0

1Match played at GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus since UEFA banned international matches from being played in Israel.

Third qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Genk   4–4 (a)   Sparta Prague 2–0 2–4
Feyenoord   3–0   Fenerbahçe 1–0 2–0
Maccabi Haifa   5–3   Sturm Graz 2–01 3–3
Boavista   0–1   Auxerre 0–1 0–0
APOEL   2–4   AEK Athens 2–3 0–1
ZTE   1–5   Manchester United 1–0 0–5
Sporting CP   0–2   Internazionale 0–0 0–2
Partizan   1–6   Bayern Munich 0–3 1–3
Shakhtar Donetsk   2–2 (1–4 p)   Club Brugge 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Željezničar   0–5   Newcastle United 0–1 0–4
Celtic   3–3 (a)   Basel 3–1 0–2
GAK   3–5   Lokomotiv Moscow 0–2 3–3
Rosenborg   4–2   Brøndby 1–0 3–2
Levski Sofia   0–2   Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–1
Milan   2–2 (a)   Slovan Liberec 1–0 1–2
Barcelona   4–0   Legia Warsaw 3–0 1–0

1Match played in Sofia, Bulgaria after UEFA banned international matches from being played in Israel.

First group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League first group stage.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Orange: Group C;   Yellow: Group D;
  Green: Group E;   Blue: Group F;   Purple: Group G;   Pink: Group H.

16 winners from the third qualifying round, 10 champions from countries ranked 1–10, and six second-placed teams from countries ranked 1–6 were drawn into eight groups of four teams each. The top two teams in each group advance to the Champions League second group stage, while the third-placed teams advance to round three of the UEFA Cup.

Tiebreakers, if necessary, are applied in the following order:

  1. Points earned in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  2. Total goals scored in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  3. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  4. Cumulative goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Total goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Higher UEFA coefficient going into the competition.

Basel, Genk and Maccabi Haifa made their debut in the group stage. Maccabi Haifa became the first Israeli club to qualify for the group stage.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the second group stage
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Cup at the third round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ARS DOR AUX PSV
  Arsenal 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 10 2–0 1–2 0–0
  Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 2–1 2–1 1–1
  Auxerre 6 2 1 3 4 7 −3 7 0–1 1–0 0–0
  PSV Eindhoven 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6 0–4 1–3 3–0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VAL BAS LIV SPA
  Valencia 6 5 1 0 17 4 +13 16 6–2 2–0 3–0
  Basel 6 2 3 1 12 12 0 9 2–2 3–3 2–0
  Liverpool 6 2 2 2 12 8 +4 8 0–1 1–1 5–0
  Spartak Moscow 6 0 0 6 1 18 −17 0 0–3 0–2 1–3

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RM ROM AEK GNK
  Real Madrid 6 2 3 1 15 7 +8 9 0–1 2–2 6–0
  Roma 6 2 3 1 3 4 −1 9 0–3 1–1 0–0
  AEK Athens 6 0 6 0 7 7 0 6 3–3 0–0 1–1
  Genk 6 0 4 2 2 9 −7 4 1–1 0–1 0–0

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts INT AJA OL ROS
  Internazionale 6 3 2 1 12 8 +4 11 1–0 1–2 3–0
  Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8 1–2 2–1 1–1
  Lyon 6 2 2 2 12 9 +3 8 3–3 0–2 5–0
  Rosenborg 6 0 4 2 4 12 −8 4 2–2 0–0 1–1

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts JUV NEW DK FEY
  Juventus 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9 13 2–0 5–0 2–0
  Newcastle United 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 9 1–0 2–1 0–1
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7 1–2 2–0 2–0
  Feyenoord 6 1 2 3 4 8 −4 5 1–1 2–3 0–0

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MU LEV MHA OLY
  Manchester United 6 5 0 1 16 8 +8 15 2–0 5–2 4–0
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 0 3 9 11 −2 9 1–2 2–1 2–0
  Maccabi Haifa 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 3–0 0–2 3–0
  Olympiacos 6 1 1 4 11 17 −6 4 2–3 6–2 3–3

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MIL DEP LEN BAY
  Milan 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5 12 1–2 2–1 2–1
  Deportivo La Coruña 6 4 0 2 11 12 −1 12 0–4 3–1 2–1
  Lens 6 2 2 2 11 11 0 8 2–1 3–1 1–1
  Bayern Munich 6 0 2 4 9 13 −4 2 1–2 2–3 3–3

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR LKM BRU GAL
  Barcelona 6 6 0 0 13 4 +9 18 1–0 3–2 3–1
  Lokomotiv Moscow 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 1–3 2–0 0–2
  Club Brugge 6 1 2 3 5 7 −2 5 0–1 0–0 3–1
  Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4 0–2 1–2 0–0

Second group stageEdit

 
Edgar Davids (№ 26) clashing with Gennaro Gattuso in the final

The eight group winners and eight group runners-up were drawn into four groups, with each one containing two group winners and two group runners-up. The top two teams in each group advanced to the Champions League knockout stage.

Tiebreakers, if necessary, are applied in the following order:

  1. Points earned in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  2. Total goals scored in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  3. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  4. Cumulative goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Total goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Higher UEFA coefficient going into the competition.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the knockout stage

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR INT NEW LEV
  Barcelona 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16 3–0 3–1 2–0
  Internazionale 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 0–0 2–2 3–2
  Newcastle United 6 2 1 3 10 13 −3 7 0–2 1–4 3–1
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 0 0 6 5 15 −10 0 1–2 0–2 1–3

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VAL AJA ARS ROM
  Valencia 6 2 3 1 5 6 −1 9 1–1 2–1 0–3
  Ajax 6 1 5 0 6 5 +1 8 1–1 0–0 2–1
  Arsenal 6 1 4 1 6 5 +1 7 0–0 1–1 1–1
  Roma 6 1 2 3 7 8 −1 5 0–1 1–1 1–3

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MIL RM DOR LKM
  Milan 6 4 0 2 5 4 +1 12 1–0 0–1 1–0
  Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 3–1 2–1 2–2
  Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 0–1 1–1 3–0
  Lokomotiv Moscow 6 0 1 5 3 10 −7 1 0–1 0–1 1–2

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MU JUV BAS DEP
  Manchester United 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 2–1 1–1 2–0
  Juventus 6 2 1 3 11 11 0 7 0–3 4–0 3–2
  Basel 6 2 1 3 5 10 −5 7 1–3 2–1 1–0
  Deportivo La Coruña 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7 2–0 2–2 1–0

Knockout stageEdit

 
Milan raising the trophy.

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
  Real Madrid 3 3 6  
  Manchester United 1 4 5  
    Real Madrid 2 1 3  
    Juventus 1 3 4  
  Juventus (aet) 1 2 3
    Barcelona 1 1 2  
      Juventus 0 (2)
    Milan (p) 0 (3)
    Ajax 0 2 2  
  Milan 0 3 3  
    Milan (a) 0 1 1
    Internazionale 0 1 1  
  Internazionale (a) 1 1 2
    Valencia 0 2 2  

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   6–5   Manchester United 3–1 3–4
Ajax   2–3   Milan 0–0 2–3
Internazionale   2–2 (a)   Valencia 1–0 1–2
Juventus   3–2   Barcelona 1–1 2–1 (aet)

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   3–4   Juventus 2–1 1–3
Milan   1–1 (a)   Internazionale 0–0 1–1*

*Both clubs play in the same stadium (the San Siro), but Milan were the designated away side in the second leg, and so won on away goals.

FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

The top scorers and assists from the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds) are as follows:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Country Ranking 2002". Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  2. ^ "UEFA access list for 2002/03 club competitions" (PDF). uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Club competition draws and dates". 5 January 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2010.

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