2002–03 UEFA Champions League second group stage

The 2002–03 UEFA Champions League second group stage matches took place between 26 November 2002 and 19 March 2003. The second group stage featured the eight group winners and eight group runners-up from the group stage. Each team was drawn into one of four groups, each of which featured three other clubs. All four teams in the group played home and away matches against each other to determine the winner and runner-up in the group.

2002–03 UEFA Champions League second group stage
2001–02 (1st)
2001–02 (2nd)

At the completion of the second group stage, the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals, while the other two teams were eliminated from European competition.

Seeding structureEdit

The winners of the first group stage groups are put into seeded pots 1 and 2 according to their UEFA coefficients. The four group-winners with the best coefficients will go into seed pot 1. The eight group runners-up will be put into seed pots 3 and 4 according to the same principle, i.e. the four clubs with the best coefficients will go into seed pot 3. One club from each seed pot will be drawn into each of the four groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group and group-winners and runners-up from the same first-stage group will not be drawn into the same group again.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the knockout stage
Pot 1
Team Coeff.
  Real Madrid 147.223
  Manchester United 125.729
  Barcelona 115.233
  Valencia 106.233
Pot 2
Team Coeff.
  Juventus 91.334
  Arsenal 90.729
  Internazionale 88.334
  Milan 69.334
Pot 3
Team Coeff.
  Deportivo La Coruña 82.233
  Bayer Leverkusen 81.495
  Roma 77.334
  Borussia Dortmund 73.495
Pot 4
Team Coeff.
  Lokomotiv Moscow 57.645
  Ajax 48.082
  Newcastle United 43.729
  Basel 14.312

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

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 will be applied to determine the rankings:[1]

  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.

GroupsEdit

Times are CET (UTC+1) as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Barcelona 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16 Advance to knockout stage
2   Internazionale 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11
3   Newcastle United 6 2 1 3 10 13 −3 7
4   Bayer Leverkusen 6 0 0 6 5 15 −10 0
Source: RSSSF
Bayer Leverkusen  1–2  Barcelona
Berbatov   39' Report Saviola   48'
Overmars   88'
Attendance: 22,500
Newcastle United  1–4  Internazionale
Solano   72' Report Morfeo   2'
Almeyda   35'
Crespo   45'
Recoba   81'
Attendance: 50,108

Internazionale  3–2  Bayer Leverkusen
Di Biagio   15'27'
Butt   80' (o.g.)
Report Živković   63'
França   90'
Attendance: 36,462
Barcelona  3–1  Newcastle United
García   7'
Kluivert   35'
Motta   58'
Report Ameobi   24'
Attendance: 45,110

Barcelona  3–0  Internazionale
Saviola   7'
Cocu   29'
Kluivert   67'
Report
Attendance: 82,417
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Bayer Leverkusen  1–3  Newcastle United
França   26' Report Ameobi   15'16'
Lua Lua   32'
Attendance: 22,500
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Internazionale  0–0  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 78,856
Newcastle United  3–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Shearer   5'11'36' (pen.) Report Babić   73'
Attendance: 40,508

Barcelona  2–0  Bayer Leverkusen
Saviola   17'
De Boer   49'
Report
Attendance: 62,228
Internazionale  2–2  Newcastle United
Vieri   47'
Córdoba   61'
Report Shearer   42'49'
Attendance: 53,459

Bayer Leverkusen  0–2  Internazionale
Report Martins   36'
Emre   90'
Attendance: 22,500
Newcastle United  0–2  Barcelona
Report Kluivert   60'
Motta   75'
Attendance: 51,883

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Valencia 6 2 3 1 5 6 −1 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Ajax 6 1 5 0 6 5 +1 8
3   Arsenal 6 1 4 1 6 5 +1 7
4   Roma 6 1 2 3 7 8 −1 5
Source: RSSSF
Roma  1–3  Arsenal
Cassano   4' Report Henry   6'70'75'
Attendance: 49,860
Valencia  1–1  Ajax
Angulo   90' Report Ibrahimović   89'
Attendance: 32,164

Ajax  2–1  Roma
Ibrahimović   11'
Litmanen   66'
Report Batistuta   89'
Attendance: 51,980
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Arsenal  0–0  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 34,793

Arsenal  1–1  Ajax
Wiltord   5' Report De Jong   17'
Attendance: 35,427
Roma  0–1  Valencia
Report Carew   78'
Attendance: 30,599

Ajax  0–0  Arsenal
Report
Attendance: 51,026
Valencia  0–3  Roma
Report Totti   24'30'
Emerson   36'
Attendance: 35,175

Ajax  1–1  Valencia
Pasanen   56' Report Kily González   28' (pen.)
Attendance: 48,633
Arsenal  1–1  Roma
Vieira   12' Report Cassano   45+2'
Attendance: 35,472

Roma  1–1  Ajax
Cassano   24' Report Van der Meyde   1'
Attendance: 54,502
Valencia  2–1  Arsenal
Carew   34'57' Report Henry   49'
Attendance: 44,151

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Milan 6 4 0 2 5 4 +1 12 Advance to knockout stage
2   Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
3   Borussia Dortmund 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10
4   Lokomotiv Moscow 6 0 1 5 3 10 −7 1
Source: RSSSF
Lokomotiv Moscow  1–2  Borussia Dortmund
Ignashevich   31' Report Frings   33'
Koller   43'
Attendance: 23,000
Milan  1–0  Real Madrid
Shevchenko   40' Report
Attendance: 75,777

Borussia Dortmund  0–1  Milan
Report Inzaghi   49'
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Real Madrid  2–2  Lokomotiv Moscow
Raúl   21'76' Report Obiorah   47'
Mnguni   74'
Attendance: 51,313

Real Madrid  2–1  Borussia Dortmund
Raúl   43'
Ronaldo   56'
Report Koller   30'
Attendance: 63,211
Milan  1–0  Lokomotiv Moscow
Tomasson   62' Report
Attendance: 72,028

Lokomotiv Moscow  0–1  Milan
Report Rivaldo   34' (pen.)
Attendance: 27,000
Borussia Dortmund  1–1  Real Madrid
Koller   23' Report Portillo   90+2'
Attendance: 52,400
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Real Madrid  3–1  Milan
Raúl   12'57'
Guti   86'
Report Rivaldo   81'
Borussia Dortmund  3–0  Lokomotiv Moscow
Frings   39'
Koller   58'
Amoroso   66'
Report

Milan  0–1  Borussia Dortmund
Report Koller   80'
Attendance: 70,577
Lokomotiv Moscow  0–1  Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo   35'
Attendance: 27,000

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Manchester United 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 Advance to knockout stage
2   Juventus 6 2 1 3 11 11 0 7
3   Basel 6 2 1 3 5 10 −5 7
4   Deportivo La Coruña 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
Source: RSSSF
Basel  1–3  Manchester United
Giménez   1' Report Van Nistelrooy   62'63'
Solskjær   68'
Attendance: 29,501
Deportivo La Coruña  2–2  Juventus
Tristán   9'
Makaay   11'
Report Birindelli   38'
Nedvěd   57'
Attendance: 27,019

Juventus  4–0  Basel
Trezeguet   3'
Montero   34'
Tacchinardi   43'
Del Piero   51' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 22,639
Manchester United  2–0  Deportivo La Coruña
Van Nistelrooy   7'55' Report
Attendance: 67,014
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Manchester United  2–1  Juventus
Brown   4'
Van Nistelrooy   85'
Report Nedvěd   90+2'
Attendance: 66,703
Basel  1–0  Deportivo La Coruña
H. Yakin   30' Report
Attendance: 29,031

Juventus  0–3  Manchester United
Report Giggs   15'41'
Van Nistelrooy   63'
Attendance: 59,111
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Deportivo La Coruña  1–0  Basel
Tristán   4' Report
Attendance: 24,462

Manchester United  1–1  Basel
G. Neville   53' Report Giménez   14'
Attendance: 66,870
Juventus  3–2  Deportivo La Coruña
Ferrara   13'
Trezeguet   63'
Tudor   90+3'
Report Tristán   34'
Makaay   52'
Attendance: 25,070
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Basel  2–1  Juventus
Cantaluppi   38'
Giménez   90+2'
Report Tacchinardi   10'
Attendance: 30,501
Deportivo La Coruña  2–0  Manchester United
Victor   32'
Lynch   47' (o.g.)
Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2002/03" (PDF). uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. pp. 10–11. Retrieved 24 November 2009.