2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 18 September and 12 December 2007.

Seeding and drawEdit

Seeding was determined by the UEFA coefficients.[1] The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the title holders being placed in Pot 1 automatically. They were drawn into eight groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding pots, with the restriction that teams from the same national association could not be drawn against each other. Clubs from the same association were paired up to split the matchdays between Tuesday and Wednesday. For the nations with three or four clubs in the group stage, the following clubs were paired (so that the clubs from the same pair would play on different days): Milan and Internazionale, Roma and Lazio, Barcelona and Real Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla, Arsenal and Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, Benfica and Sporting CP, Werder Bremen and Stuttgart. Additionally, winner of the qualifier between Sevilla and AEK Athens was paired with Olympiacos.[2]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16
Third-placed teams entered the UEFA Cup round of 32
Pot 1
Team Coeff
  Milan[TH] 133.808
  Barcelona 119.374
  Liverpool 112.618
  Internazionale 107.808
  Arsenal 104.618
  Real Madrid 104.374
  Chelsea 99.618
  Manchester United 99.618
Pot 2
Team Coeff
  Valencia 99.374
  Lyon 95.706
  Porto 89.107
  Sevilla /   AEK Athens[1] 87.374
  PSV Eindhoven 81.995
  Roma 78.808
  Benfica 67.107
  Werder Bremen 63.640
Pot 3
Team Coeff
  Celtic 62.064
  Schalke 04 60.640
  Stuttgart 58.640
  Steaua București 55.255
  CSKA Moscow 53.920
  Sporting CP 52.107
  Lazio 51.808
  Marseille 51.706
Pot 4
Team Coeff
  Rangers 47.064
  Shakhtar Donetsk 44.726
  Beşiktaş 43.791
  Olympiacos 42.415
  Dynamo Kyiv 38.726
  Fenerbahçe 36.791
  Slavia Prague 32.851
  Rosenborg 31.509
Notes
  1. TH Title holders (automatically placed at the top position of seeding list)
  2. Due to the death of Antonio Puerta, the second leg of Sevilla's game against AEK Athens was postponed until 3 September, while the draw was held on 30 August. Due to the seeding criteria, both clubs were included in the draw interchangeably and their seeding was determined by the higher of the two teams' coefficients (Sevilla: 87.374, AEK Athens: 36.415). Eventually, Sevilla qualified for the group stage with a 6–1 win on aggregate against AEK Athens.

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Based on paragraph 6.05 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  5. higher number of goals scored in all group matches played;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.

GroupsEdit

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Porto 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11 Advance to knockout stage
2   Liverpool 6 3 1 2 18 5 +13 10
3   Marseille 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Beşiktaş 6 2 0 4 4 15 −11 6
Source: RSSSF
Marseille  2–0  Beşiktaş
Rodriguez   76'
Cissé   90+1'
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Attendance: 35,676
Porto  1–1  Liverpool
L. González   8' (pen.) Report MatchCentre Kuyt   17'
Attendance: 41,208

Liverpool  0–1  Marseille
Report MatchCentre Valbuena   77'
Attendance: 41,355
Beşiktaş  0–1  Porto
Report MatchCentre Quaresma   90+2'

Beşiktaş  2–1  Liverpool
Hyypiä   13' (o.g.)
Bobô   82'
Report MatchCentre Gerrard   85'
Marseille  1–1  Porto
Niang   70' Report MatchCentre L. González   79' (pen.)

Liverpool  8–0  Beşiktaş
Crouch   19'89'
Benayoun   32'53'56'
Gerrard   69'
Babel   79'81'
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Attendance: 41,143
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Porto  2–1  Marseille
Sektioui   27'
López   78'
Report MatchCentre Niang   47'
Attendance: 42,217

Beşiktaş  2–1  Marseille
Tello   27'
Bobô   88'
Report MatchCentre Taiwo   65'
Liverpool  4–1  Porto
Torres   19'78'
Gerrard   84' (pen.)
Crouch   87'
Report MatchCentre López   33'
Attendance: 41,095

Marseille  0–4  Liverpool
Report MatchCentre Gerrard   4'
Torres   11'
Kuyt   48'
Babel   90+1'
Attendance: 53,097
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Porto  2–0  Beşiktaş
L. González   44'
Quaresma   62'
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 39,608

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Chelsea 6 3 3 0 9 2 +7 12 Advance to knockout stage
2   Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 5 4 +1 8
3   Rosenborg 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Valencia 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5
Source: RSSSF
Chelsea  1–1  Rosenborg
Shevchenko   53' Report MatchCentre Koppinen   24'
Attendance: 24,973
Schalke 04  0–1  Valencia
Report MatchCentre Villa   63'

Valencia  1–2  Chelsea
Villa   9' Report MatchCentre J. Cole   21'
Drogba   71'
Attendance: 34,935
Rosenborg  0–2  Schalke 04
Report MatchCentre Jones   62'
Kurányi   89'

Rosenborg  2–0  Valencia
Koné   53'
Riseth   61'
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Attendance: 21,119
Chelsea  2–0  Schalke 04
Malouda   4'
Drogba   47'
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Attendance: 40,910

Valencia  0–2  Rosenborg
Report MatchCentre Iversen   31'58'
Attendance: 29,725
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)
Schalke 04  0–0  Chelsea
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Rosenborg  0–4  Chelsea
Report MatchCentre Drogba   8'20'
Alex   40'
J. Cole   73'
Valencia  0–0  Schalke 04
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Chelsea  0–0  Valencia
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Attendance: 41,139
Schalke 04  3–1  Rosenborg
Asamoah   12'
Rafinha   19'
Kurányi   36'
Report MatchCentre Koné   23'
Attendance: 53,951
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 13 9 +4 11 Advance to knockout stage
2   Olympiacos 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 11
3   Werder Bremen 6 2 0 4 8 13 −5 6 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Lazio 6 1 2 3 8 11 −3 5
Source: RSSSF
Real Madrid  2–1  Werder Bremen
Raúl   16'
Van Nistelrooy   74'
Report MatchCentre Sanogo   17'
Olympiacos  1–1  Lazio
Galletti   55' Report MatchCentre Zauri   77'

Werder Bremen  1–3  Olympiacos
Almeida   32' Report MatchCentre Stoltidis   72'
Patsatzoglou   82'
Kovačević   87'
Attendance: 37,500
Lazio  2–2  Real Madrid
Pandev   32'75' Report MatchCentre Van Nistelrooy   8'61'
Attendance: 52,400

Werder Bremen  2–1  Lazio
Sanogo   28'
Almeida   54'
Report MatchCentre Manfredini   82'
Attendance: 36,587
Real Madrid  4–2  Olympiacos
Raúl   2'
Robinho   68'83'
Balboa   90'
Report MatchCentre Galletti   8'
Júlio César   47'

Lazio  2–1  Werder Bremen
Rocchi   57'68' Report MatchCentre Diego   86' (pen.)
Attendance: 28,236
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Olympiacos  0–0  Real Madrid
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Werder Bremen  3–2  Real Madrid
Rosenberg   4'
Sanogo   40'
Hunt   58'
Report MatchCentre Robinho   14'
Van Nistelrooy   72'
Attendance: 36,350
Lazio  1–2  Olympiacos
Pandev   30' Report MatchCentre Galletti   35'
Kovačević   64'
Attendance: 39,996
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Real Madrid  3–1  Lazio
Baptista   13'
Raúl   16'
Robinho   36'
Report MatchCentre Pandev   81'
Olympiacos  3–0  Werder Bremen
Stoltidis   12'74'
Kovačević   70'
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Attendance: 30,297

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Milan 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13 Advance to knockout stage
2   Celtic 6 3 0 3 5 6 −1 9
3   Benfica 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5 6
Source: RSSSF
Milan  2–1  Benfica
Pirlo   9'
Inzaghi   24'
Report MatchCentre Nuno Gomes   90+2'
Attendance: 38,358
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Shakhtar Donetsk  2–0  Celtic
Brandão   5'
Lucarelli   8'
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Celtic  2–1  Milan
McManus   62'
McDonald   90'
Report MatchCentre Kaká   68' (pen.)
Attendance: 58,642
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Benfica  0–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report MatchCentre Jádson   42'
Attendance: 34,647

Milan  4–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Gilardino   6'14'
Seedorf   62'69'
Report MatchCentre Lucarelli   51'
Attendance: 36,850
Benfica  1–0  Celtic
Cardozo   87' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 38,512

Shakhtar Donetsk  0–3  Milan
Report MatchCentre Inzaghi   66'90+3'
Kaká   72'
Attendance: 25,700
Celtic  1–0  Benfica
McGeady   45' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 58,691

Benfica  1–1  Milan
M. Pereira   20' Report MatchCentre Pirlo   15'
Attendance: 46,034
Celtic  2–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Jarošík   45'
Donati   90+2'
Report MatchCentre Brandão   4'
Attendance: 59,396

Milan  1–0  Celtic
Inzaghi   70' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 38,409
Shakhtar Donetsk  1–2  Benfica
Lucarelli   30' (pen.) Report MatchCentre Cardozo   6'22'
Attendance: 24,200

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Barcelona 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 14 Advance to knockout stage
2   Lyon 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10
3   Rangers 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Stuttgart 6 1 0 5 7 15 −8 3
Source: RSSSF
Rangers  2–1  Stuttgart
Adam   62'
Darcheville   75' (pen.)
Report MatchCentre Gómez   56'
Attendance: 49,795
Barcelona  3–0  Lyon
Clerc   22' (o.g.)
Messi   82'
Henry   90+1'
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 78,689

Stuttgart  0–2  Barcelona
Report MatchCentre Puyol   58'
Messi   66'
Lyon  0–3  Rangers
Report MatchCentre McCulloch   23'
Cousin   48'
Beasley   53'
Attendance: 38,076

Rangers  0–0  Barcelona
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Attendance: 49,957
Stuttgart  0–2  Lyon
Report MatchCentre Santos   55'
Benzema   79'

Lyon  4–2  Stuttgart
Ben Arfa   5'37'
Källström   15'
Juninho   90'
Report MatchCentre Gómez   16'56'
Attendance: 38,215
Barcelona  2–0  Rangers
Henry   6'
Messi   43'
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Attendance: 82,887

Stuttgart  3–2  Rangers
Cacau   45'
Pardo   62'
Marica   85'
Report MatchCentre Adam   27'
Ferguson   70'
Lyon  2–2  Barcelona
Juninho   7'80' (pen.) Report MatchCentre Iniesta   4'
Messi   58' (pen.)
Attendance: 36,500

Rangers  0–3  Lyon
Report MatchCentre Govou   16'
Benzema   85'88'
Attendance: 50,260
Barcelona  3–1  Stuttgart
Dos Santos   36'
Eto'o   57'
Ronaldinho   67'
Report MatchCentre Da Silva   4'
Attendance: 52,761

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Manchester United 6 5 1 0 13 4 +9 16 Advance to knockout stage
2   Roma 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11
3   Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Dynamo Kyiv 6 0 0 6 4 19 −15 0
Source: RSSSF
Sporting CP  0–1  Manchester United
Report MatchCentre Ronaldo   62'
Roma  2–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Perrotta   9'
Totti   70'
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Attendance: 35,508

Manchester United  1–0  Roma
Rooney   70' Report MatchCentre
Dynamo Kyiv  1–2  Sporting CP
Vashchuk   28' Report MatchCentre Tonel   14'
Polga   38'
Attendance: 37,600

Roma  2–1  Sporting CP
Juan   15'
Vučinić   69'
Report MatchCentre Liédson   18'
Attendance: 26,893
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Dynamo Kyiv  2–4  Manchester United
Rincón   33'
Bangoura   79'
Report MatchCentre Ferdinand   10'
Rooney   18'
Ronaldo   41'68' (pen.)
Attendance: 42,000

Sporting CP  2–2  Roma
Liédson   23'65' Report MatchCentre Cassetti   4'
Polga   89' (o.g.)
Manchester United  4–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Piqué   31'
Tevez   37'
Rooney   76'
Ronaldo   88'
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 75,017

Dynamo Kyiv  1–4  Roma
Bangoura   62' Report MatchCentre Panucci   4'
Giuly   32'
Vučinić   36'77'
Attendance: 19,700
Manchester United  2–1  Sporting CP
Tevez   61'
Ronaldo   90+2'
Report MatchCentre Abel   22'
Attendance: 74,162

Roma  1–1  Manchester United
Mancini   71' Report MatchCentre Piqué   34'
Attendance: 29,490
Sporting CP  3–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Polga   35' (pen.)
Moutinho   67'
Liédson   89'
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Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Internazionale 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 15 Advance to knockout stage
2   Fenerbahçe 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
3   PSV Eindhoven 6 2 1 3 3 6 −3 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   CSKA Moscow 6 0 1 5 7 14 −7 1
Source: RSSSF
Fenerbahçe  1–0  Internazionale
Deivid   43' Report MatchCentre
PSV Eindhoven  2–1  CSKA Moscow
Lazović   60'
Perez   80'
Report MatchCentre Vágner Love   89'
Attendance: 30,000

CSKA Moscow  2–2  Fenerbahçe
Krasić   48'
Vágner Love   53' (pen.)
Report MatchCentre Alex   9'
Deivid   86'
Attendance: 25,000
Internazionale  2–0  PSV Eindhoven
Ibrahimović   15' (pen.)31' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 23,882

PSV Eindhoven  0–0  Fenerbahçe
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
CSKA Moscow  1–2  Internazionale
  32' Report MatchCentre Crespo   52'
Samuel   80'
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

Fenerbahçe  2–0  PSV Eindhoven
Marcellis   28' (o.g.)
Semih   30'
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Internazionale  4–2  CSKA Moscow
Ibrahimović   32'75'
Cambiasso   34'67'
Report MatchCentre   22'
Vágner Love   31'
Attendance: 17,495

CSKA Moscow  0–1  PSV Eindhoven
Report MatchCentre Farfán   39'
Internazionale  3–0  Fenerbahçe
Cruz   55'
Ibrahimović   66'
Jiménez   90+2'
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 24,736

PSV Eindhoven  0–1  Internazionale
Report MatchCentre Cruz   64'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Fenerbahçe  3–1  CSKA Moscow
Alex   32'
Boral   45+1'90'
Report MatchCentre Edu   30' (o.g.)

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sevilla 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15 Advance to knockout stage
2   Arsenal 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13
3   Slavia Prague 6 1 2 3 5 16 −11 5 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Steaua București 6 0 1 5 4 10 −6 1
Source: RSSSF
Arsenal  3–0  Sevilla
Fàbregas   28'
Van Persie   59'
Eduardo   90'
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 59,992
Slavia Prague  2–1  Steaua București
Šenkeřík   14'
Belaid   63'
Report MatchCentre Goian   33'

Steaua București  0–1  Arsenal
Report MatchCentre Van Persie   76'
Attendance: 12,807
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Sevilla  4–2  Slavia Prague
Kanouté   9'
Luís Fabiano   27'
Escudé   58'
Koné   69'
Report MatchCentre Pudil   19'
Kalivoda   90'

Sevilla  2–1  Steaua București
Kanouté   5'
Luís Fabiano   18'
Report MatchCentre Petre   64'
Arsenal  7–0  Slavia Prague
Fàbregas   5'58'
Hubáček   24' (o.g.)
Walcott   41'55'
Hleb   51'
Bendtner   89'
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Attendance: 59,621

Steaua București  0–2  Sevilla
Report MatchCentre Renato   25'65'
Attendance: 7,984
Slavia Prague  0–0  Arsenal
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Sevilla  3–1  Arsenal
Keita   24'
Luís Fabiano   34'
Kanouté   89' (pen.)
Report MatchCentre Eduardo   11'
Steaua București  1–1  Slavia Prague
Badea   12' Report MatchCentre Šenkeřík   78'
Attendance: 8,287

Arsenal  2–1  Steaua București
Diaby   8'
Bendtner   42'
Report MatchCentre Zaharia   68'
Attendance: 59,786
Slavia Prague  0–3  Sevilla
Report MatchCentre Luís Fabiano   66'
Kanouté   69'
Dani Alves   87'

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches from 6 November 2007, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches to 24 October 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club coefficients 2007". UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "Excitement builds as draw nears". UEFA. 30 August 2007. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  3. ^ Olympiacos ordered to play match behind closed doors after crowd trouble against Shakhtar Donetsk in the previous Champions League campaign on 5 December 2006.