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The 2002 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, Europe's primary club football competition. The show-piece event was contested between Bayer Leverkusen of Germany and Real Madrid of Spain at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday, 15 May 2002, to decide the winner of the Champions League.[1] Leverkusen appeared in the final for the first time, whereas Real Madrid appeared in their 12th final.

2002 UEFA Champions League Final
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Match programme cover
Event2001–02 UEFA Champions League
Date15 May 2002
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow[1]
Man of the MatchZinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)[2]
RefereeUrs Meier (Switzerland)[3]
Attendance50,499[2]
WeatherMostly cloudy, rain showers
15 °C (59 °F)[4]
2001
2003

Each club needed to progress through two group stages, and two knockout rounds to reach the final. Real Madrid won their group and moved into the second group stage, which they also won, before facing the defending champions Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the knockout stage. Bayer Leverkusen finished second in their group behind Barcelona and progressed to the second group stage. There, they won their group, before beating the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United to progress to the final.

Before the match, a minute of silence was held in honour of Ukrainian manager Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who died two days earlier.[5]

Real Madrid were regarded as favourites before the match and took the lead in the eighth minute through Raúl. Lúcio equalised five minutes later, before Zinedine Zidane scored the winning goal on the stroke of half-time, a left-footed volley into the top corner that has since gone down as one of the greatest goals in the history of the competition,[6] to secure Real Madrid's ninth European Cup.

Contents

TeamsEdit

In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

Teams Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
  Bayer Leverkusen None
  Real Madrid 11 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1981, 1998, 2000)

Route to the finalEdit

  Bayer Leverkusen Round   Real Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Red Star Belgrade 3–0 3–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Third qualifying round Bye
Opponent Result First group stage Opponent Result
  Lyon 1–0 (A) Matchday 1   Roma 2–1 (A)
  Barcelona 2–1 (H) Matchday 2   Lokomotiv Moscow 4–0 (H)
  Fenerbahçe 2–1 (H) Matchday 3   Anderlecht 4–1 (H)
  Barcelona 1–2 (A) Matchday 4   Anderlecht 2–0 (A)
  Fenerbahçe 2–1 (A) Matchday 5   Roma 1–1 (H)
  Lyon 2–4 (H) Matchday 6   Lokomotiv Moscow 0–2 (A)
Group F runners-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7 15
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 0 2 10 9 +1 12
  Lyon 6 3 0 3 10 9 +1 9
  Fenerbahçe 6 0 0 6 3 12 −9 0
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13
  Roma 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9
  Lokomotiv Moscow 6 2 1 3 9 9 0 7
  Anderlecht 6 0 3 3 4 13 −6 3
Opponent Result Second group stage Opponent Result
  Juventus 0–4 (A) Matchday 1   Sparta Prague 3–2 (A)
  Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 (H) Matchday 2   Panathinaikos 3–0 (H)
  Arsenal 1–1 (H) Matchday 3   Porto 1–0 (H)
  Arsenal 1–4 (A) Matchday 4   Porto 2–1 (A)
  Juventus 3–1 (H) Matchday 5   Sparta Prague 3–0 (H)
  Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 (A) Matchday 6   Panathinaikos 2–2 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 11 11 0 10
  Deportivo La Coruña 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 10
  Arsenal 6 2 1 3 8 8 0 7
  Juventus 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
Final standings Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Madrid 6 5 1 0 14 5 +9 16
  Panathinaikos 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
  Sparta Prague 6 2 0 4 6 10 −4 6
  Porto 6 1 1 4 3 7 −4 4
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Liverpool 4–3 0–1 (A) 4–2 (H) Quarter-finals   Bayern Munich 3–2 1–2 (A) 2–0 (H)
  Manchester United 3–3 (a) 2–2 (A) 1–1 (H) Semi-finals   Barcelona 3–1 2–0 (A) 1–1 (H)

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

The match pitted Leverkusen, who had beaten Manchester United in the semi-finals to deny Sir Alex Ferguson a homecoming to Glasgow,[7] against Real Madrid. Real Madrid won 2–1, clinching their ninth European Cup title, and their third in five years.[8] However, the match is remembered as a very close one. Real Madrid's Spanish forward Raúl opened the scoring in the eighth minute, but, five minutes later, Brazilian defender Lúcio levelled the scores with a header that beat goalkeeper César. But in the 45th minute, one of the greatest goals in UEFA Champions League history was scored; Zinedine Zidane received a high, arcing cross from Roberto Carlos on the edge of the penalty area, volleying a left-footed shot into the top corner. In the 68th minute, César was injured and had to be replaced by 20-year-old Iker Casillas. With the young Casillas between the posts, Real Madrid managed to hold their ground against a very attacking Leverkusen side, until the final whistle from referee Urs Meier.

DetailsEdit

Bayer Leverkusen  1–2  Real Madrid
Lúcio   13' Report Raúl   8'
Zidane   45'
Attendance: 50,499[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bayer Leverkusen[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Madrid[9]
GK 1   Hans-Jörg Butt
RB 26   Zoltán Sebescen   65'
CB 6   Boris Živković
CB 19   Lúcio   90+1'
LB 35   Diego Placente
DM 28   Carsten Ramelow (c)
RM 25   Bernd Schneider
CM 13   Michael Ballack
LM 23   Thomas Brdarić   39'
AM 10   Yıldıray Baştürk
CF 27   Oliver Neuville
Substitutes:
GK 20   Frank Juric
DF 3   Marko Babić   90+1'
DF 47   Thomas Kleine
MF 15   Jurica Vranješ
MF 33   Anel Džaka
FW 9   Ulf Kirsten   65'
FW 12   Dimitar Berbatov   39'
Manager:
  Klaus Toppmöller
 
GK 13   César   68'
RB 2   Míchel Salgado   45+2'
CB 4   Fernando Hierro (c)
CB 6   Iván Helguera
LB 3   Roberto Carlos   89'
DM 24   Claude Makelele   73'
RM 10   Luís Figo   61'
LM 21   Santiago Solari
AM 5   Zinedine Zidane
CF 7   Raúl
CF 9   Fernando Morientes
Substitutes:
GK 1   Iker Casillas   68'
DF 18   Aitor Karanka
DF 31   Francisco Pavón
MF 8   Steve McManaman   61'
MF 14   Guti
MF 16   Flávio Conceição   73'
FW 23   Pedro Munitis
Manager:
  Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
  Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)[2]

Assistant referees:
  Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)[10]
  Felix Züger (Switzerland)[10]
Fourth official:
  Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)[10]

Match rules

StatisticsEdit

Post matchEdit

In the 2001-02 season, Bayer Leverkusen finished second in the Bundesliga and lost in the 2002 DFB-Pokal Final. After the match, Leverkusen manager Klaus Toppmöller expressed his disappointment on finishing this strong season without a title, stating: "the disappointment is huge – you don't always get the rewards you deserve in football, and no-one knows that better than us after what we have been through. "We must seek consolation. Doing what we have done means we have had a very good season – but what has happened to us is difficult and makes us feel bitter."[12]

Five Leverkusen players, Michael Ballack, Hans-Jörg Butt, Oliver Neuville, Carsten Ramelow, and Bernd Schneider went on to add a fourth silver medal at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. However, the gold medal winning Brazil squad also included a Leverkusen player in Lúcio.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Smith, Sean (13 May 2002). "Glasgow in party mood". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "2. Finals" (PDF). UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2016/17. Nyon, Switzerland: Union of European Football Associations. 2017. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Lindsay, Matthew (13 May 2002). "Meier the man for job". Evening Times. ProQuest Archiver: 52. Retrieved 31 December 2010. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Weather History for Glasgow, Gambia - Weather Underground". www.wunderground.com.
  5. ^ "Champions League final clockwatch". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  6. ^ "15 years on from Zidane's final wonder goal". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Draw puts Man Utd out". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 April 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Real crowned champions of Europe". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Final – Wednesday 15 May 2002" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Full Time Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  11. ^ "Half Time Report" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  12. ^ Phil McNulty (16 May 2002). "The nearly men". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 31 December 2010.

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