2004 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2004 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match played on 26 May 2004 to decide the winner of the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League. AS Monaco, a Monaco-based club representing the French Football Federation, faced Portuguese side FC Porto at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Porto won the match 3–0, with Carlos Alberto, Deco and Dmitri Alenichev scoring the goals. Deco was named Man of the Match.

2004 UEFA Champions League Final
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Event2003–04 UEFA Champions League
Date26 May 2004
VenueArena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen
Man of the MatchDeco (Porto)[1]
RefereeKim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Attendance53,053
2003
2005

Porto's previous triumph in the competition had been in 1987 – although they had won the UEFA Cup in the previous season – while Monaco were playing in their first ever UEFA Champions League final. Both teams started their campaigns in the group stage and defeated former European champions on their way to the final: Porto beat 1968 and 1999 winners Manchester United while Monaco defeated nine-time champions Real Madrid.

Both teams were considered underdogs in the competition before reaching the final stages and were led by young managers. Monaco had hired former France national football team star Didier Deschamps as manager and Porto were led by rising star José Mourinho, who left the club for Chelsea a week after the match.

Monaco became the second team representing France to reach the Champions League final after Olympique de Marseille. Marseille lost their first appearance in the 1991 final, but triumphed two years later, defeating Milan. This was the fifth final in the history of the European Cup in which neither of the teams came from England, Germany, Italy or Spain, and the first since the 1991 final when Red Star Belgrade of Yugoslavia beat Marseille.

BackgroundEdit

MonacoEdit

Monaco finished second in the French Ligue 1 the previous season, meaning that they entered the Champions League at the group stage. Monaco were placed in Group C, alongside Deportivo La Coruña, PSV Eindhoven and AEK Athens. After a 2–1 in their first win in the Netherlands and a 4–0 win at the Stade Louis II against AEK Athens, Monaco travelled to Spain, losing 1–0 by Deportivo. The Monegasque adventure really began after the return match against Deportivo, when Monaco won 8–3, which represented the highest number of goals in one match in the history of the new version of the UEFA Champions League; this record lasted until 22 November 2016, when Legia Warsaw lost 8–4 to Borussia Dortmund. Croatian striker Dado Pršo scored four times, while captain Ludovic Giuly (2), Jérôme Rothen, Jaroslav Plašil and Édouard Cissé pulverised the Spanish defensive line. After two more draws against PSV Eindhoven and AEK Athens, Monaco finished at the top of Group C.

The first knockout round saw Monaco winning against Lokomotiv Moscow after a 2–1 defeat in Russia and a win 1–0 at Stade Louis II. In the quarter-finals, Monaco played Real Madrid. After a 4–2 loss in Madrid (where Fernando Morientes scored, and was applauded by his former fans), Monaco created a sensation by defeating the Spanish 3–1 at home. Monaco played against Chelsea in the semi-finals, and despite the exclusion of Akis Zikos, Monaco found enough strength to score twice and win the game 3–1.[2] The last goal was scored by striker Shabani Nonda, who just returned from a seven-month injury. The second leg at Stamford Bridge saw Monaco resisting Chelsea's strikes, for a final score of 2–2 to reach the European Cup final for the first time in their history.[3]

PortoEdit

Porto, winners of the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and UEFA Cup in 2002–03, were the only Portuguese team in the group stage, after the elimination of Benfica in the third qualifying round by Italian side Lazio. Porto was drawn in Group F, along with Real Madrid, Marseille and Partizan. Porto's first match was at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. Costinha scored the opening goal on 22 minutes, but Andrija Delibašić scored the equaliser on 54 minutes.[4] The next match, the first at the Estádio das Antas, was a 3–1 loss to Real Madrid. Costinha scored the opening goal again, on seven minutes. Iván Helguera equalised on 28 minutes; Santiago Solari on 37 minutes and Zinedine Zidane on 67 scored Real Madrid's winning goals.[5]

Three straight wins secured Porto's place in the first knockout round before the last match of the group stage, a draw in Madrid.[6] In the first knockout round, Porto met Manchester United. The Portuguese won 2–1 at home[7] and managed to qualify in the final minutes of the second leg, when Costinha scored an equaliser in injury time in a 1–1 draw at Old Trafford.[8] In the quarter-finals, Porto met a French team for the second time in the tournament: a 2–0 win at home[9] and a 2–2 draw in France eliminated Lyon from the competition.[10] In the semi-finals, Porto played Deportivo La Coruña, eliminating them 1–0 on aggregate.[11]

Route to the finalEdit

  Monaco Round   Porto
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  PSV Eindhoven 2–1 (A) Matchday 1   Partizan 1–1 (A)
  AEK Athens 4–0 (H) Matchday 2   Real Madrid 1–3 (H)
  Deportivo La Coruña 0–1 (A) Matchday 3   Marseille 3–2 (A)
  Deportivo La Coruña 8–3 (H) Matchday 4   Marseille 1–0 (H)
  PSV Eindhoven 1–1 (H) Matchday 5   Partizan 2–1 (H)
  AEK Athens 0–0 (A) Matchday 6   Real Madrid 1–1 (A)
Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Monaco 6 3 2 1 15 6 +9 11
  Deportivo La Coruña 6 3 1 2 12 12 0 10
  PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
  AEK Athens 6 0 2 4 1 11 −10 2
Final standings Group F runners-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Madrid 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14
  Porto 6 3 2 1 9 8 +1 11
  Marseille 6 1 1 4 9 11 −2 4
  Partizan 6 0 3 3 3 8 −5 3
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Lokomotiv Moscow 2–2 (a) 1–2 (A) 1–0 (H) First knockout round   Manchester United 3–2 2–1 (H) 1–1 (A)
  Real Madrid 5–5 (a) 2–4 (A) 3–1 (H) Quarter-finals   Lyon 4–2 2–0 (H) 2–2 (A)
  Chelsea 5–3 3–1 (H) 2–2 (A) Semi-finals   Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 0–0 (H) 1–0 (A)

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

Monaco, in their first European final since the 1992 Cup Winners Cup final,[3] were up against Porto, the UEFA Cup winners from the previous season,[3] who were appearing in the European Cup final for a second time, after defeating Bayern Munchen in the 1987 European Cup Final.[12] Porto were the favourites after eliminating Manchester United in the second round of the competition, while Monaco had eliminated Real Madrid and Chelsea.

DetailsEdit

Monaco  0–3  Porto
Report Carlos Alberto   39'
Deco   71'
Alenichev   75'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monaco[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porto[13]
GK 30   Flavio Roma
RB 4   Hugo Ibarra
CB 27   Julien Rodriguez
CB 32   Gaël Givet   72'
LB 3   Patrice Evra
CM 14   Édouard Cissé   64'
CM 7   Lucas Bernardi
CM 15   Akis Zikos
RW 8   Ludovic Giuly (c)   23'
LW 25   Jérôme Rothen
CF 10   Fernando Morientes
Substitutes:
GK 29   Tony Sylva
DF 19   Sébastien Squillaci   72'
MF 6   Jaroslav Plašil
MF 35   Hassan El Fakiri
FW 9   Dado Pršo   23'
FW 18   Shabani Nonda   64'
FW 24   Emmanuel Adebayor
Manager:
  Didier Deschamps
 
GK 99   Vítor Baía
RB 22   Paulo Ferreira
CB 2   Jorge Costa (c)   77'
CB 4   Ricardo Carvalho
LB 8   Nuno Valente   29'
DM 6   Costinha
RM 23   Pedro Mendes
LM 18   Maniche
AM 10   Deco   85'
CF 19   Carlos Alberto   40'   60'
CF 11   Derlei   78'
Substitutes:
GK 13   Nuno
DF 5   Ricardo Costa
DF 17   José Bosingwa
MF 3   Pedro Emanuel   85'
MF 15   Dmitri Alenichev   60'
FW 9   Edgaras Jankauskas
FW 77   Benni McCarthy   78'
Manager:
  José Mourinho

Man of the Match:
Deco (Porto)[1]

Assistant referees:
  Jens Larsen (Denmark)
  Jørgen Jepsen (Denmark)
Fourth official:
  Knud Erik Fisker (Denmark)

Match rules

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ Sanderson, Pete (7 April 2004). "Away draw sees Porto progress". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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  13. ^ a b "Tactical Line-ups – Final – Wednesday 26 May 2004" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 May 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Full Time Report – Monaco – Porto" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 26 May 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Player statistics" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 26 May 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2012.

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