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The 2004–05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. The competition was won by Liverpool, who beat Milan on penalties in the final, having come back from 3–0 down at half-time. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was named as UEFA's Footballer of the Year for his key role in the final and throughout the Champions League season. The final, played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, is often regarded as one of the best in the history of the tournament.[1][2][3] With eight goals, Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy was the top scorer for the third time in four seasons.

2004–05 UEFA Champions League
Istanbul Atatürk Olympic Stadium 5.jpg
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates13 July 2004 – 25 May 2005
Teams32 (group stage)
72 (total)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Liverpool (5th title)
Runners-upItaly Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored333 (2.66 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
(8 goals)

As it was their fifth European Cup title, Liverpool were awarded the trophy permanently, and received the UEFA Badge of Honour.[4][5] A new trophy was made for the 2005–06 season.

Porto were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Milan's cross-city rival Internazionale in the first knockout round.

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Association team allocationEdit

A total of 72 teams from 48 of the 52 UEFA member associations participated in the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league, Kazakhstan, Andorra and San Marino). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[6]

  • 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 (except Liechtenstein, Kazakhstan, Andorra and San Marino) each have one team qualify.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2003 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 1998–1999 to 2002–03.[7]

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may have additional teams participating in the Champions League, as noted below:

  • (UCL) – Additional berth for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League winners
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   Spain 75.539 4
2   Italy 62.311
3   England 58.340
4   Germany 51.132 3
5   France 43.468
6   Greece 36.782
7   Portugal 35.583 2
8   Netherlands 33.498
9   Scotland 30.375
10   Turkey 28.991
11   Belgium 28.500
12   Czech Republic 27.950
13   Switzerland 26.250
14   Ukraine 24.583|
15   Israel 23.999
16   Austria 23.375 1
17   Poland 21.625
18   Russia 21.041
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
19   Serbia and Montenegro 19.831 1
20   Norway 19.575
21   Bulgaria 18.665
22   Croatia 18.625
23   Sweden 17.591
24   Denmark 17.375
25   Slovakia 13.665
26   Romania 12.957
27   Hungary 12.790
28   Cyprus 10.165
29   Slovenia 9.332
30   Finland 7.208
31   Latvia 6.665
32   Moldova 5.832
33   Georgia 5.666
34   Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.333
35   Lithuania 3.998
36   Iceland 3.498
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
37   Macedonia 3.497 1
38   Belarus 3.416
39   Republic of Ireland 3.331
40   Malta 2.998
41   Armenia 2.165
42   Wales 2.165
43   Liechtenstein 2.000 0
44   Albania 1.831 1
45   Estonia 1.665
46   Northern Ireland 1.498
47   Luxembourg 1.332
48   Faroe Islands 1.165
49   Azerbaijan 1.165
50   Kazakhstan 0.500 0
51   Andorra 0.000
52   San Marino 0.000

DistributionEdit

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(20 teams)
  • 20 champions from associations 29–49 (except Liechtenstein)
Second qualifying round
(28 teams)
  • 13 champions from associations 15–28
  • 5 runners-up from associations 10–14
  • 10 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(32 teams)
  • 6 champions from associations 11–16
  • 3 runners-up from associations 7–9
  • 6 third place finishers from associations 1–6
  • 3 fourth place finishers from associations 1–3
  • 14 winners from the second qualifying round
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 10 champions from associations 1–10
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 16 winners from the third qualifying round
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

TeamsEdit

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

Group stage
  Valencia (1st)   Barcelona (2nd)   Milan (1st)   Roma (2nd)
  Arsenal (1st)   Chelsea (2nd)   Werder Bremen (1st)   Bayern Munich (2nd)
  Lyon (1st)   Paris Saint-Germain (2nd)   Panathinaikos (1st)   Olympiacos (2nd)
  Porto (1st)TH   Ajax (1st)   Celtic (1st)   Fenerbahçe (1st)
Third qualifying round
  Deportivo La Coruña (3rd)   Real Madrid (4th)   Juventus (3rd)   Internazionale (4th)
  Manchester United (3rd)   Liverpool (4th)   Bayer Leverkusen (3rd)   Monaco (3rd)
  PAOK (3rd)   Benfica (2nd)   PSV Eindhoven (2nd)   Rangers (2nd)
  Anderlecht (1st)   Baník Ostrava (1st)   Basel (1st)   Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
  Maccabi Haifa (1st)   GAK (1st)
Second qualifying round
  Trabzonspor (2nd)   Club Brugge (2nd)   Sparta Prague (2nd)   Young Boys (2nd)
  Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd)   Maccabi Tel Aviv (2nd)   Wisła Kraków (1st)   CSKA Moscow (1st)
  Red Star Belgrade (1st)   Rosenborg (1st)   Lokomotiv Plovdiv (1st)   Hajduk Split (1st)
  Djurgården (1st)   Copenhagen (1st)   Žilina (1st)   Dinamo București (1st)
  Ferencváros (1st)   APOEL (1st)
First qualifying round
  Gorica (1st)   HJK (1st)   Skonto (1st)   Sheriff Tiraspol (1st)
  WIT Georgia (1st)   Široki Brijeg (1st)   FBK Kaunas (1st)   KR (1st)
  Pobeda (1st)   Gomel (1st)   Shelbourne (1st)   Sliema Wanderers (1st)
  Pyunik (1st)   Rhyl (1st)   KF Tirana (1st)   Levadia Tallinn (1st)
  Linfield (1st)   Jeunesse Esch (1st)   HB (1st)   Neftchi Baku (2nd)

Qualifying roundsEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
KR   2–2 (a)   Shelbourne 2–2 0–0
Skonto   7–1   Rhyl 4–0 3–1
Flora Tallinn   3–7   Gorica 2–4 1–3
Linfield   0–2   HJK 0–1 0–1
Pobeda   2–4   Pyunik 1–3 1–1
Sheriff Tiraspol   2–1   Jeunesse Esch 2–0 0–1
WIT Georgia   5–3   HB 5–0 0–3
Sliema Wanderers   1–6   FBK Kaunas 0–2 1–4
Široki Brijeg   2–2 (a)   Neftchi Baku 2–1 0–1
Gomel   1–2   KF Tirana 0–2 1–0

Second qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pyunik   1–4   Shakhtar Donetsk 1–3 0–1
APOEL   3–4   Sparta Prague 2–2 1–2
Rosenborg   4–1   Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 2–0
Young Boys   2–5   Red Star Belgrade 2–2 0–3
Gorica   6–2   Copenhagen 1–2 5–0
Neftchi Baku   0–2   CSKA Moscow 0–0 0–2
Žilina   0–2   Dinamo București 0–1 0–1
HJK   0–1   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–0 0–1
Skonto   1–4   Trabzonspor 1–1 0–3
Club Brugge   6–0   Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2–0 4–0
KF Tirana   3–3 (a)   Ferencváros 2–3 1–0
Hajduk Split   3–4   Shelbourne 3–2 0–2
Djurgården   2–0   FBK Kaunas 0–0 2–0
WIT Georgia   2–11   Wisła Kraków 2–8 0–3

Third qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
GAK   1–2   Liverpool 0–2 1–0
Juventus   6–3   Djurgården 2–2 4–1
Ferencváros   1–2   Sparta Prague 1–0 0–2 (aet)
Rosenborg   5–3   Maccabi Haifa 2–1 3–2 (aet)
Bayer Leverkusen   6–2   Baník Ostrava 5–0 1–2
CSKA Moscow   3–2   Rangers 2–1 1–1
Shakhtar Donetsk   6–3   Club Brugge 4–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv   3–2   Trabzonspor 1–2 2–0
Red Star Belgrade   3–7   PSV Eindhoven 3–2 0–5
Dinamo București   1–5   Manchester United 1–2 0–3
Basel   2–5   Internazionale 1–1 1–4
Benfica   1–3   Anderlecht 1–0 0–3
Shelbourne   0–3   Deportivo La Coruña 0–0 0–3
PAOK   0–4   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–3[A] 0–1
Gorica   0–9   Monaco 0–3 0–6
Wisła Kraków   1–5   Real Madrid 0–2 1–3
  1. ^ The first leg finished 2–1 to Maccabi Tel Aviv, but was awarded 3–0 against PAOK for fielding a suspended player.[8]

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League 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 will advance to the Champions League play-offs, while the third-placed teams will advance to the third round 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.

Maccabi Tel Aviv made their debut appearance in the group stage.

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the first knockout round
Teams that progressed to the UEFA Cup

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Monaco 6 4 0 2 10 4 +6 12
  Liverpool 6 3 1 2 6 3 +3 10
  Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10
  Deportivo La Coruña 6 0 2 4 0 9 −9 2
  MON DEP LIV OLY
Monaco 2–0 1–0 2–1
Deportivo La Coruña 0–5 0–1 0–0
Liverpool 2–0 0–0 3–1
Olympiacos 1–0 1–0 1–0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 2 1 13 7 +6 11
  Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10
  Roma 6 0 1 5 4 16 −12 1
  LEV DK RM ROM
Bayer Leverkusen 3–0 3–0 3–1
Dynamo Kyiv 4–2 2–2 2–0
Real Madrid 1–1 1–0 4–2
Roma 1–1 0–3[B] 0–3
  1. ^ With Dynamo Kyiv leading 1–0, the match was abandoned at half-time after referee Anders Frisk was hit by an object thrown from the crowd. UEFA awarded Dynamo Kyiv a 3–0 win and ordered Roma to play their next two European games behind closed doors.[9]

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Juventus 6 5 1 0 6 1 +5 16
  Bayern Munich 6 3 1 2 12 5 +7 10
  Ajax 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4
  Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 1 1 4 4 12 −8 4
  AJA BAY JUV MTA
Ajax 2–2 0–1 3–0
Bayern Munich 4–0 0–1 5–1
Juventus 1–0 1–0 1–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 0–1 1–1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Lyon 6 4 1 1 17 8 +9 13
  Manchester United 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11
  Fenerbahçe 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9
  Sparta Prague 6 0 1 5 2 13 −11 1
  FEN OL MU SPR
Fenerbahçe 1–3 3–0 1–0
Lyon 4–2 2–2 5–0
Manchester United 6–2 2–1 4–1
Sparta Prague 0–1 1–2 0–0

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Arsenal 6 2 4 0 11 6 +5 10
  PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 6 7 −1 10
  Panathinaikos 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9
  Rosenborg 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2
  ARS PAN PSV ROS
Arsenal 1–1 1–0 5–1
Panathinaikos 2–2 4–1 2–1
PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–0 1–0
Rosenborg 1–1 2–2 1–2

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Milan 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13
  Barcelona 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6
  Celtic 6 1 2 3 4 10 −6 5
  BAR CEL MIL SHA
Barcelona 1–1 2–1 3–0
Celtic 1–3 0–0 1–0
Milan 1–0 3–1 4–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 2–0 3–0 0–1

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Internazionale 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 14
  Werder Bremen 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
  Valencia 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 7
  Anderlecht 6 0 0 6 4 17 −13 0
  AND INT VAL BRM
Anderlecht 1–3 1–2 1–2
Internazionale 3–0 0–0 2–0
Valencia 2–0 1–5 0–2
Werder Bremen 5–1 1–1 2–1

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Chelsea 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13
  Porto 6 2 2 2 4 6 −2 8
  CSKA Moscow 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 7
  Paris Saint-Germain 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 5
  CHE CSK PSG POR
Chelsea 2–0 0–0 3–1
CSKA Moscow 0–1 2–0 0–1
Paris Saint-Germain 0–3 1–3 2–0
Porto 2–1 0–0 0–0

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

  First knockout round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Manchester United 0 0 0  
   Milan 1 1 2  
     Milan 2 3 5  
     Internazionale 0 0 0  
   Porto 1 1 2
   Internazionale 1 3 4  
     Milan (a) 2 1 3  
     PSV Eindhoven 0 3 3  
   Werder Bremen 0 2 2  
   Lyon 3 7 10  
     Lyon 1 1 2 (2)
     PSV Eindhoven (p) 1 1 2 (4)  
   PSV Eindhoven 1 2 3
   Monaco 0 0 0  
     Milan 3 (2)
     Liverpool (p) 3 (3)
   Barcelona 2 2 4  
   Chelsea 1 4 5  
     Chelsea 4 2 6
     Bayern Munich 2 3 5  
   Bayern Munich 3 0 3
   Arsenal 1 1 2  
     Chelsea 0 0 0
     Liverpool 0 1 1  
   Liverpool 3 3 6  
   Bayer Leverkusen 1 1 2  
     Liverpool 2 0 2
     Juventus 1 0 1  
   Real Madrid 1 0 1
   Juventus (aet) 0 2 2  

First knockout roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   1–2   Juventus 1–0 0–2 (aet)
Liverpool   6–2   Bayer Leverkusen 3–1 3–1
PSV Eindhoven   3–0   Monaco 1–0 2–0
Bayern Munich   3–2   Arsenal 3–1 0–1
Barcelona   4–5   Chelsea 2–1 2–4
Manchester United   0–2   Milan 0–1 0–1
Werder Bremen   2–10   Lyon 0–3 2–7
Porto   2–4   Internazionale 1–1 1–3

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Liverpool   2–1   Juventus 2–1 0–0
Lyon   2–2 (2–4 p)   PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Chelsea   6–5   Bayern Munich 4–2 2–3
Milan   5–0   Internazionale 2–0 3–0[C]
  1. ^ Match was abandoned after 72 minutes as Milan lead 0–1 due to flares thrown onto the pitch by Internazionale fans, one of which struck Milan goalkeeper Dida.[10] UEFA awarded Milan a 3–0 win (5–0 aggregate) and ordered Internazionale to play their next four European games behind closed doors.[11]

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea   0–1   Liverpool 0–0 0–1
Milan   3–3 (a)   PSV Eindhoven 2–0 1–3

FinalEdit

As winners of the competition, Liverpool went on to represent UEFA at the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup.

Milan  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Liverpool
Maldini   1'
Crespo   39'44'
Report Gerrard   54'
Šmicer   56'
Alonso   60'
Penalties
Serginho  
Pirlo  
Tomasson  
Kaká  
Shevchenko  
2–3   Hamann
  Cissé
  Riise
  Šmicer

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Why it was the greatest cup final BBC. Retrieved 8 July 2011
  2. ^ Reds take European crown Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 July 2011
  3. ^ Grit, spirit and the ultimate glory The Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2011
  4. ^ AC Milan 3–3 Liverpool (aet) BBC. Retrieved 8 July 2011
  5. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
  6. ^ "UEFA Country Ranking 2003".
  7. ^ "Country coefficients 2002/03". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  8. ^ "PAOK punished with 3-0 loss". UEFA. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Dynamo awarded Roma win". BBC Sport. 21 September 2004. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Milan move into last four". UEFA. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Inter handed stadium ban and fine". BBC Sport. 15 April 2005. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  12. ^ Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid book[permanent dead link] Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid book
  13. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Assists". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2016.

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