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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.

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 72 teams participated in the 2002–03 Champions League, from 48 of 52 UEFA associations (Liechtenstein organises no domestic league competition). Two lowest-ranked associations (Andorra and San Marino) were not admitted. Additionally, no teams Azerbaijan were admitted this year as no official champion was decided in 2001–02 season.

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League:[1]

  • 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 16–52 each have one team qualify (except Liechtenstein, San Marino, Andorra and Azerbaijan)

Association rankingEdit

Countries are allocated places according to their 2001 UEFA league coefficient, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 1996–97 to 2000–01.[2]

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1   Spain 65.210 4
2   Italy 56.239
3   England 51.288
4   Germany 48.632 3
5   France 42.352
6   Netherlands 30.249
7   Turkey 29.975 2
8   Greece 28.366
9   Russia 27.708
10   Portugal 26.274
11   Czech Republic 24.791
12   Belgium 24.150
13   Ukraine 23.833
14   Austria 23.750
15   Norway 23.600
16   Scotland 22.625 1
17   Switzerland 21.875
18   Croatia 19.999
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19   Sweden 18.208 1
20   Poland 17.500
21   Denmark 17.175
22   Romania 15.791
23   FR Yugoslavia 15.415
24   Hungary 15.082
25   Slovakia 14.665
26   Israel 14.124
27   Slovenia 11.998
28   Bulgaria 11.665
29   Cyprus 10.832
30   Georgia 9.666
31   Finland 8.541
32   Latvia 7.832
33   Iceland 5.332
34   Moldova 4.833
35   Belarus 4.499
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
36   Lithuania 4.498 1
37   Macedonia 3.497
38   Republic of Ireland 2.998
39   Estonia 2.498
40   Armenia 2.165
41   Wales 2.165
42   Azerbaijan 1.665 0
43   Malta 1.665 1
44   Liechtenstein 1.500 0
45   Northern Ireland 1.331 1
46   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.000
47   Luxembourg 0.665
48   Faroe Islands 0.665
49   Albania 0.499
50   Andorra 0.000 0
51   San Marino 0.000
52   Kazakhstan 0.000 1

DistributionEdit

Since the title holders (Real Madrid) also qualified for the Champions League Third qualifying round through their domestic league, one Third qualifying round spot was vacated. Due to this, as well as due to suspension of Azerbaijan, the following changes to the default access list are made:

  • The champions of association 16 (Scotland) are promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 26, 27 and 28 (Israel, Slovenia and Bulgaria) are promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
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
  • 5 third-placed teams from associations 1–6 (except Spain)
  • 6 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 14 winners from the second qualifying round
First group stage
(32 teams)
  • 1 current Champions League title holder (Real Madrid)
  • 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 first group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the first group stage
Knockout phase
(8 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the second group stage
  • 4 group runners-up from the second group stage

TeamsEdit

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses (TH: Champions League title holders).

Group stage
  Valencia (1st)   Arsenal (1st)   Lyon (1st)   Galatasaray (1st)
  Deportivo de La Coruña (2nd)   Liverpool (2nd)   Lens (2nd)   Olympiacos (1st)
  Juventus (1st)   Borussia Dortmund (1st)   Ajax (1st)   Spartak Moscow (1st)
  Roma (2nd)   Bayer Leverkusen (2nd)   PSV Eindhoven (2nd)   Real Madrid (3rd)TH
Third qualifying round
  Barcelona (4th)   Bayern Munich (3rd)   Lokomotiv Moscow (2nd)   Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
  Internazionale (3rd)   Auxerre (3rd)   Sporting CP (1st)   Sturm Graz (2nd)[Note AUT]
  Milan (4th)   Feyenoord (3rd)   Slovan Liberec (1st)   Rosenborg (1st)
  Manchester United (3rd)   Fenerbahçe (2nd)   Genk (1st)   Celtic (1st)
  Newcastle United (4th)   AEK Athens (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Boavista (2nd)   Lillestrøm (2nd)   Brøndby (1st)   Žilina (1st)
  Sparta Prague (2nd)   Basel (1st)   Dinamo București (1st)   Maccabi Haifa (1st)
  Club Brugge (2nd)   Zagreb (1st)   Partizan (1st)   Maribor (1st)
  Dynamo Kyiv (2nd)   Hammarby (1st)   Zalaegerszeg (1st)   Levski Sofia (1st)
  GAK (3rd)[Note AUT]   Legia Warsaw (1st)
First qualifying round
  APOEL (1st)   Belshina Bobruisk (1st)   Flora Tallinn (1st)   Željezničar Sarajevo (1st)
  Torpedo Kutaisi (1st)   Sheriff Tiraspol (1st)   Pyunik (1st)   F91 Dudelange (1st)
  Tampere United (1st)   FBK Kaunas (1st)   Barry Town (1st)   B36 Tórshavn (1st)
  Skonto (1st)   Vardar (1st)   Hibernians (1st)   Dinamo Tirana (1st)
  ÍA Akranes (1st)   Shelbourne (1st)   Portadown (1st)   Zhenis Astana (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ Austria (AUT): 2001–02 Austrian Football Bundesliga champions Tirol Innsbruck did not receive a licence for the next season and were excluded from Austrian Bundesliga. Subsequently, they were excluded from the Champions League, while Bundesliga runners-up Sturm Graz were moved from Second to Third qualifying round and Bundesliga 3rd-placed team GAK replaced Sturm in the Second qualifying round.[3]
  2. ^ Azerbaijan (AZE): Clubs from Azerbaijan were not admitted to UEFA competitions as the previous season was suspended in mid-April due to ongoing conflict between clubs and AFFA. Several weeks later the championship was resumed and subsequently finished by clubs independently from the federation. Shamkir won the league, but this title is not recognized by both UEFA and AFFA.[4]

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland unless stated otherwise.[5]

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 access list for 2002/03 club competitions" (PDF). uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  2. ^ "UEFA Country Ranking 2001". Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  3. ^ Sturm replace demoted Tirol
  4. ^ Azerbaijan 2001/02 at RSSSF
  5. ^ "Club competition draws and dates". 5 January 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2010.

External linksEdit