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The 2005–06 UEFA Champions League was the 51st season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League and the 14th since it was rebranded from the European Cup in 1992. 74 teams from 50 football associations took part, starting with the first qualifying round played on 12 July 2005.

2005–06 UEFA Champions League
Stade de France - panoramio (1).jpg
The final was played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
Tournament details
Dates13 September 2005 – 17 May 2006 (competition proper)
Teams32 (group stage)
74 (total)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (2nd title)
Runners-upEngland Arsenal
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored294 (2.35 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
(9 goals)

The tournament ended with a final between Arsenal and Barcelona at Stade de France, Paris, on 17 May 2006. Barcelona won 2–1 with Juliano Belletti scoring a late winner. Arsenal had taken the lead through a Sol Campbell header in the 37th minute, despite Jens Lehmann being sent off in the 18th minute. Samuel Eto'o brought Barcelona back on level terms in the 76th minute before Belletti scored the winner five minutes later.

The defending champions Liverpool were eliminated by Benfica in the first knockout round.

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 74 teams from 49 of the 52 UEFA member associations participated in the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league, 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:[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 16–50 (except Liechtenstein) each have one team qualify.
  • As the winners of the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, Liverpool gained entry an additional entry despite not qualifying through their domestic league position. They were entered into the 1st qualifying round.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2004 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 1999–2000 to 2003–04.[2]

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 2004–05 UEFA Champions League winners
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1   Spain 79.851 4
2   England 62.153 +1 (UCL)
3   Italy 59.186
4   Germany 49.489 3
5   France 48.326
6   Portugal 42.333
7   Greece 34.748 2
8   Netherlands 34.081
9   Czech Republic 33.075
10   Turkey 32.291
11   Scotland 32.125
12   Belgium 28.875
13   Switzerland 22.375
14   Ukraine 22.125|
15   Norway 21.900
16   Poland 21.750 1
17   Israel 21.249
18   Austria 21.125
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
19   Serbia and Montenegro 20.165 1
20   Bulgaria 19.998
21   Russia 19.916
22   Denmark 17.450
23   Croatia 17.375
24   Sweden 16.716
25   Hungary 15.290
26   Romania 14.790
27   Slovakia 12.832
28   Slovenia 9.165
29   Cyprus 8.998
30   Moldova 6.832
31   Latvia 5.998
32   Finland 5.874
33   Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.499
34   Georgia 4.999
35   Macedonia 4.830
36   Lithuania 4.165
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
37   Belarus 3.582 1
38   Iceland 3.332
39   Malta 3.331
40   Republic of Ireland 3.164
41   Armenia 2.831
42   Wales 2.332
43   Liechtenstein 2.000 0
44   Albania 1.831 1
45   Northern Ireland 1.665
46   Estonia 1.665
47   Luxembourg 1.498
48   Azerbaijan 1.165
49   Faroe Islands 0.832
50   Kazakhstan 0.666
51   Andorra 0.000 0
52   San Marino 0.000

DistributionEdit

Since the title holder group stage spot was not used as originally intended and was vacated, while extra team (Liverpool) was added to the First qualifying round, the following changes to the default access list were made:[3]

  • The champions of association 10 (Turkey) are promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage.
  • The champions of association 16 (Poland) are promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of association 26 (Romania) 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
(24 teams)
  • 23 champions from associations 27–50 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 1 champion of 2004-05 Champions League
Second qualifying round
(28 teams)
  • 10 champions from associations 17–26
  • 6 runners-up from associations 10–15
  • 12 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
  Barcelona (1st)   Juventus (1st)   Lyon (1st)   Olympiacos (1st)
  Real Madrid (2nd)   Milan (2nd)   Lille OSC (2nd)   PSV Eindhoven (1st)
  Chelsea (1st)   Bayern Munich (1st)   Benfica (1st)   Sparta Prague (1st)
  Arsenal (2nd)   Schalke 04 (2nd)   Porto (2nd)   Fenerbahçe (1st)
Third qualifying round
  Villarreal (3rd)   Udinese (4th)   Ajax (2nd)   Basel (1st)
  Real Betis (4th)   Werder Bremen (3rd)   Slavia Prague (2nd)   Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)
  Manchester United (3rd)   AS Monaco (3rd)   Rangers (1st)   Rosenborg (1st)
  Everton (4th)   Sporting CP (3rd)   Club Brugge (1st)   Wisła Kraków (1st)
  Internazionale (3rd)   Panathinaikos (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Trabzonspor (2nd)   Dynamo Kyiv (2nd)   Partizan (1st)   Hajduk Split (1st)
  Anderlecht (2nd)   Vålerenga (2nd)   CSKA Sofia (1st)   Malmö (1st)
  Celtic (2nd)   Maccabi Haifa (1st)   Lokomotiv Moscow (1st)   Debrecen (1st)
  Thun (2nd)   Rapid Wien (1st)   Brøndby (1st)   Steaua București (1st)
First qualifying round
  LiverpoolTH (5th)   Haka (1st)   FH (1st)   Glentoran (1st)
  Artmedia (1st)   Zrinjski Mostar (1st)   Sliema Wanderers (1st)   Levadia Tallinn (1st)
  Gorica (1st)   Dinamo Tbilisi (1st)   Shelbourne (1st)   F91 Dudelange (1st)
  Anorthosis Famagusta (1st)   Rabotnički (1st)   Pyunik (1st)   Neftçi Baku (1st)
  Sheriff Tiraspol (1st)   FBK Kaunas (1st)   Total Network Solutions (1st)   HB (1st)
  Skonto (1st)   Dinamo Minsk (1st)   KF Tirana (1st)   Kairat (1st)

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[4]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 24 June 2005 12–13 July 2005 19–20 July 2005
Second qualifying round 26–27 July 2005 2–3 August 2005
Third qualifying round 29 July 2005 9–10 August 2005 23–24 August 2005
Group stage Matchday 1 25 August 2005
(Monaco)
13–14 September 2005
Matchday 2 27–28 September 2005
Matchday 3 18–19 October 2005
Matchday 4 1–2 November 2005
Matchday 5 22–23 November 2005
Matchday 6 6–7 December 2005
Knockout phase Round of 16 16 December 2005 21–22 February 2006 7–8 March 2006[Note]
Quarter-finals 10 March 2006 28–29 March 2006 4–5 April 2006
Semi-finals 18–19 April 2006 25–26 April 2006
Final 17 May 2006 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Notes
  1. ^ Interbazionale home game in the Round of 16 was rescheduled to one week later (14 March 2006) due to venue clash with AC Milan.

Qualifying roundsEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

Title-holders Liverpool, as well as 23 league champions from countries ranked 27 or lower on the 2004 UEFA ranking, were drawn against each other and played two matches, home and away, with the winners advancing to the second qualifying round. Though they finished fifth in the Premier League in 2004–05 (usually only four English teams are allowed in), Liverpool were granted a special exemption by UEFA as the holders, whereby they were placed into the first qualification round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Levadia Tallinn   1–2   Dinamo Tbilisi 1–0 0–2
Kairat Almaty   3–4   Artmedia 2–0 1–4 (aet)
Neftchi Baku   4–1   FH 2–0 2–1
Rabotnički   6–1   Skonto 6–0 0–1
Dinamo Minsk   1–2   Anorthosis Famagusta 1–1 0–1
Sliema Wanderers   1–6   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–4 0–2
HB   2–8   FBK Kaunas 2–4 0–4
Liverpool   6–0   The New Saints F.C. 3–0 3–0
Haka   3–2   Pyunik 1–0 2–2
Gorica   2–3   KF Tirana 2–0 0–3
Glentoran   2–6   Shelbourne 1–2 1–4
F91 Dudelange   4–1   Zrinjski Mostar 0–1 4–0 (aet)

Second qualifying roundEdit

The 12 winners from the first qualifying round, 10 champions from countries ranked 17–26, and six second–placed teams from countries ranked 10–15 were drawn against each other and played two matches, home and away, with the winners advancing to the third qualifying round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FBK Kaunas   1–5   Liverpool 1–3 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi   1–5   Brøndby 0–2 1–3
Anderlecht   5–1   Neftchi Baku 5–0 0–1
Vålerenga   5–1   Haka 1–0 4–1
Dynamo Kyiv   2–3   Thun 2–2 0–1
Anorthosis Famagusta   3–2   Trabzonspor 3–1 0–1
Artmedia   5–4   Celtic 5–0 0–4
KF Tirana   0–4   CSKA Sofia 0–2 0–2
Malmö FF   5–4   Maccabi Haifa 3–2 2–2
Shelbourne   1–4   Steaua București 0–0 1–4
Rabotnički   1–3   Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1 0–2
F91 Dudelange   3–9   Rapid Wien 1–6 2–3
Partizan   2–0   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–0
Debrecen   8–0   Hajduk Split 3–0 5–0

Third qualifying roundEdit

The 14 winners from the second qualifying round, six champions from countries ranked 11–16, three second–placed teams from countries ranked 7–9, six third–placed teams from countries ranked 1–6, and three fourth–placed teams from countries ranked 1–3 were drawn to play 2 matches, home and away, with the winners advancing to the group stage and losers advancing to the first round of the UEFA Cup.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wisła Kraków   4–5   Panathinaikos 3–1 1–4 (aet)
Real Betis   3–2   Monaco 1–0 2–2
Vålerenga   1–1 (3–4 p)   Club Brugge 1–0 0–1
Manchester United   6–0   Debrecen 3–0 3–0
Everton   2–4   Villarreal 1–2 1–2
Anorthosis Famagusta   1–4   Rangers 1–2 0–2
Steaua București   3–4   Rosenborg 1–1 2–3
Rapid Wien   2–1   Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1 1–0
Artmedia   0–0 (4–3 p)   Partizan 0–0 0–0
CSKA Sofia   2–3   Liverpool 1–3 1–0
Sporting CP   2–4   Udinese 0–1 2–3
Malmö FF   0–4   Thun 0–1 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk   1–3   Internazionale 0–2 1–1
Basel   2–4   Werder Bremen 2–1 0–3
Brøndby   3–5   Ajax 2–2 1–3
Anderlecht   4–1   Slavia Prague 2–1 2–0

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2005–06 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 6 second-placed teams from countries ranked 1–6 were drawn into 8 groups of 4 teams each. Normally two teams from the same association cannot be drawn in the same group. However, because of the abnormal qualification of Liverpool as title holders despite not having finished in the top four of the English league, Liverpool were not given "association protection" in the draw for the group stages (the only team from the same association they could be drawn with was Chelsea, as the rest were in the same seeding pot). The top 2 teams in each group advanced to the Champions League knock-out stage, while the third-placed teams advanced to the Round of 32 in the UEFA Cup.

Tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[5]

  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.

Real Betis, Villarreal, Udinese, Thun and Artmedia made their debut appearance in the group stage.[6]

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 JUV BAY BRU RAP
  Juventus 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7 15 2–1 1–0 3–0
  Bayern Munich 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13 2–1 1–0 4–0
  Club Brugge 6 2 1 3 6 7 −1 7 1–2 1–1 3–2
  Rapid Wien 6 0 0 6 3 15 −12 0 1–3 0–1 0–1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ARS AJA THU SPR
  Arsenal 6 5 1 0 10 2 +8 16 0–0 2–1 3–0
  Ajax 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 1–2 2–0 2–1
  Thun 6 1 1 4 4 9 −5 4 0–1 2–4 1–0
  Sparta Prague 6 0 2 4 2 9 −7 2 0–2 1–1 0–0

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR BRM UDI PAN
  Barcelona 6 5 1 0 16 2 +14 16 3–1 4–1 5–0
  Werder Bremen 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 0–2 4–3 5–1
  Udinese 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7 0–2 1–1 3–0
  Panathinaikos 6 1 1 4 4 16 −12 4 0–0 2–1 1–2

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VIL BEN LIL MU
  Villarreal 6 2 4 0 3 1 +2 10 1–1 1–0 0–0
  Benfica 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8 0–1 1–0 2–1
  Lille 6 1 3 2 1 2 −1 6 0–0 0–0 1–0
  Manchester United 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6 0–0 2–1 0–0

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MIL PSV SCH FEN
  Milan 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11 0–0 3–2 3–1
  PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 4 6 −2 10 1–0 1–0 2–0
  Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 12 9 +3 8 2–2 3–0 2–0
  Fenerbahçe 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7 4 0–4 3–0 3–3

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts OL RM ROS OLY
  Lyon 6 5 1 0 13 4 +9 16 3–0 2–1 2–1
  Real Madrid 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 1–1 4–1 2–1
  Rosenborg 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4 0–1 0–2 1–1
  Olympiacos 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 4 1–4 2–1 1–3

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LIV CHE BET AND
  Liverpool 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12 0–0 0–0 3–0
  Chelsea 6 3 2 1 7 1 +6 11 0–0 4–0 1–0
  Real Betis 6 2 1 3 3 7 −4 7 1–2 1–0 0–1
  Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 1 8 −7 3 0–1 0–2 0–1

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts INT RAN ART POR
  Internazionale 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13 1–0 4–0 2–1
  Rangers 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7 1–1 0–0 3–2
  Artmedia 6 1 3 2 5 9 −4 6 0–1 2–2 0–0
  Porto 6 1 2 3 8 9 −1 5 2–0 1–1 2–3

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Real Madrid 0 0 0  
   Arsenal 1 0 1  
     Arsenal 2 0 2  
     Juventus 0 0 0  
   Werder Bremen 3 1 4
   Juventus (a) 2 2 4  
     Arsenal 1 0 1  
     Villarreal 0 0 0  
   Ajax 2 0 2  
   Internazionale 2 1 3  
     Internazionale 2 0 2
     Villarreal (a) 1 1 2  
   Rangers 2 1 3
   Villarreal (a) 2 1 3  
     Arsenal 1
     Barcelona 2
   PSV Eindhoven 0 0 0  
   Lyon 1 4 5  
     Lyon 0 1 1
     Milan 0 3 3  
   Bayern Munich 1 1 2
   Milan 1 4 5  
     Milan 0 0 0
     Barcelona 1 0 1  
   Benfica 1 2 3  
   Liverpool 0 0 0  
     Benfica 0 0 0
     Barcelona 0 2 2  
   Chelsea 1 1 2
   Barcelona 2 1 3  

First knockout roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea   2–3   Barcelona 1–2 1–1
Real Madrid   0–1   Arsenal 0–1 0–0
Werder Bremen   4–4 (a)   Juventus 3–2 1–2
Bayern Munich   2–5   Milan 1–1 1–4
PSV Eindhoven   0–5   Lyon 0–1 0–4
Ajax   2–3   Internazionale 2–2 0–1
Benfica   3–0   Liverpool 1–0 2–0
Rangers   3–3 (a)   Villarreal 2–2 1–1

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Arsenal   2–0   Juventus 2–0 0–0
Lyon   1–3   Milan 0–0 1–3
Internazionale   2–2 (a)   Villarreal 2–1 0–1
Benfica   0–2   Barcelona 0–0 0–2

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Arsenal   1–0   Villarreal 1–0 0–0
Milan   0–1   Barcelona 0–1 0–0

FinalEdit

Barcelona  2–1  Arsenal
Eto'o   76'
Belletti   81'
Report Campbell   37'
Attendance: 79,610
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Country Ranking 2006".
  2. ^ "Country coefficients 2003/04". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  3. ^ Revised access list for 2005/06 UEFA competitions
  4. ^ "UEFA European Football Calendar 2005/2006". Bert Kassies.
  5. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2005/06" (PDF). March 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 August 2005. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Old and new meet in Monaco". UEFA.com. 25 August 2005.
  7. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Assists". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 15 April 2016.

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