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The 2007–08 UEFA Cup was the 37th edition of the UEFA Cup, UEFA's second tier club football tournament. The final was played at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England on 14 May 2008 between Rangers of Scotland and Zenit Saint Petersburg of Russia. Zenit won the match 2–0, with goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyryanov, to claim their first UEFA Cup title. The first qualifying games were played on 19 July 2007 and the main tournament commenced on 20 September 2007. A total of 123 football clubs took part in the tournament (including its qualifying rounds).

2007–08 UEFA Cup
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Tournament details
Dates20 September 2007 – 14 May 2008
Teams80
Final positions
ChampionsRussia Zenit Saint Petersburg (1st title)
Runners-upScotland Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played221
Goals scored563 (2.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Russia Pavel Pogrebnyak
Italy Luca Toni
(10 goals)

Each European football nation is represented by a different number of its associate clubs, depending on the UEFA coefficients. Budućnost Podgorica was the first team from Montenegro to enter the competition.

The tournament's top scorers were Pavel Pogrebnyak of Zenit Saint Petersburg and Luca Toni of Bayern Munich, each with 10 goals.[1]

Contents

Round and draw datesEdit

The calendar from UEFA.com.

Date Event
29 June 2007 Draw for first qualifying round
19 July 2007 First qualifying round, first leg
2 August 2007 First qualifying round, second leg
3 August 2007 Draw for second qualifying round
16 August 2007 Second qualifying round, first leg
30 August 2007 Second qualifying round, second leg
31 August 2007 Draw for first round
20 September 2007 First round, first leg
4 October 2007 First round, second leg
9 October 2007 Draw for group stage
25 October 2007 Group stage, 1st matchday
8 November 2007 Group stage, 2nd matchday
29 November 2007 Group stage, 3rd matchday
5 December / 6 December 2007 Group stage, 4th matchday
19 December / 20 December 2007 Group stage, 5th matchday
21 December 2007 Draw for Round of 32 and Round of 16
13 February / 14 February 2008 Round of 32, first leg
21 February 2008 Round of 32, second leg
6 March 2008 Round of 16, first leg
12 March / 13 March 2008 Round of 16, second leg
14 March 2008 Draw for remaining rounds
3 April 2008 Quarter-finals, first leg
10 April 2008 Quarter-finals, second leg
24 April 2008 Semi-finals, first leg
1 May 2008 Semi-finals, second leg
14 May 2008 Final in Manchester

Qualifying stageEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Michele Centenaro, UEFA's head of club competitions, was held on Friday, 29 June 2007 at 13:30 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The matches were played on 19 July and 2 August 2007.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Southern-Mediterranean region
Budućnost Podgorica   1–2   Hajduk Split 1–1 0–1
Omonia Nicosia   4–0   Rudar Pljevlja 2–0 2–0
Slaven Koprivnica   8–4   Teuta 6–2 2–2
Bežanija   2–2 (a)   Besa 2–21 0–0
Sliema Wanderers   0–7   Litex Lovech 0–3 0–4
Vojvodina   7–1   Hibernians 5–1 2–0
FC Santa Coloma   1–4   Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 0–4
Široki Brijeg   6–3   Koper 3–1 3–2
Vardar Skopje   0–2   Anorthosis Famagusta 0–1 0–1
Gorica   2–4   Rabotnički 1–2 1–2
HŠK Zrinjski Mostar   1–112   Partizan 1–6 0–5
Central-East region
ViOn Zlaté Moravce   4–2   Alma-Ata 3–1 1–1
MTK Budapest   2–2 (a)   Mika 2–13 0–1
MKT Araz   0–1   Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–0 0–1
GKS Bełchatów   2–2 (4–2p)   Ameri Tbilisi 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Artmedia Bratislava   3–3 (a)   Zimbru Chişinău 1–1 2–2
Banants   1–5   Young Boys 1–1 0–4
Nistru Otaci   2–2 (4–5p)   Budapest Honvéd 1–14 1–1 (aet)
Ried   4–3   Neftchi 3–1 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi   2–0   Vaduz 2–0 0–0
Aktobe   3–4   Mattersburg 1–0 2–4
Northern region
B36 Tórshavn   3–6   Ekranas 1–3 2–3
Libertas   1–4   Drogheda United 1–1 0–3
Rhyl   3–3 (a)   Haka 3–1 0–2
Carmarthen Town   3–14   Brann 0–8 3–6
Flora Tallinn   0–2   Vålerenga 0–1 0–1
MyPa   2–1   EB/Streymur 1–0 1–1
Dungannon Swifts   1–4   Sūduva 1–0 0–4
Lillestrøm   2–2 (a)   Käerjéng 97 2–1 0–1
Liepājas Metalurgs   3–2   Dinamo Brest 1–1 2–1
Helsingborg   9–0   Narva Trans 6–0 3–0
Keflavík   4–4 (a)   Midtjylland 3–2 1–2
Häcken   2–1   KR Reykjavík 1–1 1–0
St Patrick's Athletic   0–5   Odense Boldklub 0–0 0–5
HJK   3–0   Etzella Ettelbrück 2–0 1–0
Glentoran   0–9   AIK 0–5 0–4
Skonto Riga   1–3   Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–2

1 This match was played at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.
2 UEFA expelled Partizan from the 2007–08 UEFA Cup due to crowd trouble at their away tie in Mostar, which forced the match to be interrupted for 10 minutes. UEFA adjudged travelling Partizan fans to have been the culprits of the trouble,[3] but Partizan were allowed to play the return leg while the appeal was being processed.[4] However, Partizan's appeal was rejected so Zrinjski Mostar qualified.[5]
3 This match was played at Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest because MTK Budapest's ground in Budapest does not meet UEFA standards.
4 This match was played at Zimbru Stadium in Chişinău because FC Nistru Otaci's ground in Otaci does not meet UEFA standards.

Second qualifying roundEdit

The draw, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA's director of professional football, was held on Friday, 3 August 2007 at 13:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The matches were played on 16 and 30 August 2007.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Southern-Mediterranean region
Lokomotiv Sofia   3–1   Oţelul Galaţi 3–1 0–0
CFR Cluj   1–3   Anorthosis Famagusta 1–3 0–0
Rabotnički   2–1   Zrinjski Mostar 0–0 2–1
Slaven Koprivnica   2–4   Galatasaray 1–2 1–2
União de Leiria   1–0   Maccabi Netanya 0–0 1–0
Hajduk Split   1–2   Sampdoria 0–1 1–1
Besa   0–6   Litex Lovech 0–3 0–3
Maccabi Tel Aviv   2–4   Kayseri Erciyesspor 1–1 1–3
Atlético Madrid   5–1   Vojvodina 3–0 2–1
Široki Brijeg   0–6   Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–3 0–3
Omonia Nicosia   2–3   CSKA Sofia 1–1 1–2
Central-East region
Basel   6–1   Mattersburg 2–1 4–0
Ried   1–4   Sion 1–1 0–3
Mika   2–3   Artmedia Bratislava 2–1 0–2
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   5–3   GKS Bełchatów 1–1 4–2
Budapest Honvéd   0–4   Hamburg 0–0 0–4
Young Boys   2–6   Lens 1–1 1–5
Tobol Kostanay   0–3   Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–1 0–2
Austria Wien   5–4   Jablonec 97 4–3 1–1
Zlaté Moravce   0–5   Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–2 0–3
Dinamo Tbilisi   0–8   Rapid Wien 0–3 0–5
Northern region
MyPa   0–3   Blackburn Rovers 0–1 0–2
Drogheda United   1–4   Helsingborg 1–1 0–3
Liepājas Metalurgs   3–4   AIK 3–2 0–2
HJK Helsinki   2–4   AaB 2–1 0–3
Ekranas   1–7   Vålerenga 1–1 0–6
Dunfermline Athletic   1–2   BK Häcken 1–1 0–1
Brann   6–4   Sūduva 2–1 4–3
Haka   3–7   Midtjylland 1–2 2–5
Dinamo Minsk   1–5   Odense 1–1 0–4
Käerjéng 97   0–4   Standard Liège 0–3 0–1
Hammarby   3–2   Fredrikstad 2–1 1–1

First roundEdit

The draw, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Gérard Houllier, the winning coach in the 2000–01 tournament, was held on Friday, 31 August 2007 at 13:00 CET in Monaco. The matches were played on 20 September and 4 October 2007.[7]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Group 1
Midtjylland   1–5   Lokomotiv Moscow 1–3 0–2
Groningen   2–2 (3–4p)   Fiorentina 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Rabotnički   1–2   Bolton Wanderers 1–1 0–1
AEK Athens   3–1   Red Bull Salzburg 3–0 0–1
Nürnberg   2–2 (a)   Rapid București 0–0 2–2
Group 2
Everton   4–3   Metalist Kharkiv 1–1 3–2
Zenit Saint Petersburg   4–1   Standard Liège 3–0 1–1
Bayer Leverkusen   5–4   União de Leiria 3–1 2–3
Villarreal   6–1   BATE Borisov 4–1 2–0
Sion   4–7   Galatasaray 3–2 1–5
Group 3
Atlético Madrid   9–0   Kayseri Erciyesspor 4–0 5–0
Tampere United   3–4   Bordeaux 2–3 1–1
Artmedia Bratislava   1–5   Panathinaikos 1–2 0–3
Sparta Prague   0–0 (4–3p)   Odense Boldklub 0–0 0–0 (aet)
Empoli   2–4   Zürich 2–1 0–3
Group 4
Sochaux   1–2   Panionios 0–2 1–0
Anderlecht   2–1   Rapid Wien 1–1 1–0
Paços de Ferreira   0–1   AZ 0–1 0–0
Sampdoria   2–2 (a)   AaB 2–2 0–0
Spartak Moscow   8–1   Häcken 5–0 3–1
Group 5
Hammarby   2–5   Braga 2–1 0–4
Larissa   3–2   Blackburn Rovers 2–01 1–2
Mladá Boleslav   1–1 (4–2p)   Palermo 0–1 1–0 (aet)
Dinamo Zagreb   3–3 (a)   Ajax 0–1 3–2 (aet)
Lokomotiv Sofia   3–4   Rennes 1–3 2–1
Group 6
Brann   2–2 (a)   Club Brugge 0–1 2–1
Bayern Munich   3–0   Os Belenenses 1–0 2–0
Aberdeen   1–1 (a)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0–0 1–1
Heerenveen   6–8   Helsingborg 5–3 1–5
Toulouse   1–1 (a)   CSKA Sofia 0–0 1–1
Group 7
Litex Lovech   1–4   Hamburg 0–1 1–3
Sarajevo   1–8   Basel 1–2 0–6
Austria Wien   4–2   Vålerenga 2–0 2–2
Hapoel Tel Aviv   1–0   AIK 0–0 1–0
Aris Thessaloniki   2–2 (a)   Real Zaragoza 1–0 1–2
Group 8
Dinamo București   2–2 (a)   Elfsborg 1–2 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur   7–2   Anorthosis Famagusta 6–1 1–1
Lens   2–3   Copenhagen 1–1 1–2 (aet)
Getafe   3–3 (a)   Twente 1–0 2–3 (aet)
Dyskobolia Grodzisk   0–2   Red Star Belgrade 0–1 0–1

1 This match was played at Panthessaliko Stadium in Volos because AE Larissa's ground (Alkazar Stadium in Larissa) would not meet UEFA standards.

Group stageEdit

Teams that have qualified for the group stage of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup
  Red: Group A;   Yellow: Group B;   Green: Group C;   Black: Group D;
  Purple: Group E;   Pink: Group F;   Blue: Group G;   Orange: Group H.

The draw, which was conducted by UEFA's director of professional football Giorgio Marchetti and Michele Centenaro, UEFA's head of club competitions, was held on Tuesday, 9 October 2007 at 12:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland.

The top three teams (highlighted in green) of each group qualified for the next round. Based on paragraph 6.06 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams were equal on points on completion of all the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings:[8]

  1. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  2. higher number of goals scored in all group matches played;
  3. higher number of goals scored away in all group matches played;
  4. higher number of wins;
  5. higher number of away wins;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons (see paragraph 8.03 of the UEFA regulations).

Final phaseEdit

All of the rounds in the final phase are two-legged, except for the final. In the event of aggregate scores being equal after normal time in the second leg, the winning team will be that which scored more goals on their away leg: if the scores in the two matches were identical, extra time is played. The away goals rule also applies if scores are equal at the end of extra time. If there are no goals scored in extra time, the tie is decided on a penalty shoot out. The team first out of the hat in each tie plays the first leg of their tie at home, and the second leg away.

BracketEdit

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
   Anderlecht 2 1 3  
   Bordeaux 1 1 2        Anderlecht 0 2 2  
   Aberdeen 2 1 3      Bayern Munich 5 1 6  
   Bayern Munich 2 5 7          Bayern Munich (a) 1 3 4  
   Benfica 1 2 3          Getafe 1 3 4  
   Nürnberg 0 2 2        Benfica 1 0 1
   AEK Athens 1 0 1      Getafe 2 1 3  
   Getafe 1 3 4          Bayern Munich 1 0 1  
   Galatasaray 0 1 1          Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 4 5  
   Bayer Leverkusen 0 5 5        Bayer Leverkusen (a) 1 2 3  
   Zürich 1 0 1      Hamburg 0 3 3  
   Hamburg 3 0 3          Bayer Leverkusen 1 1 2
   Marseille 3 0 3          Zenit Saint Petersburg 4 0 4  
   Spartak Moscow 0 2 2        Marseille 3 0 3
   Zenit Saint Petersburg (a) 1 1 2      Zenit Saint Petersburg (a) 1 2 3  
   Villarreal 0 2 2          Zenit Saint Petersburg 2
   Rangers (a) 0 1 1          Rangers 0
   Panathinaikos 0 1 1        Rangers 2 0 2  
   Werder Bremen 3 1 4      Werder Bremen 0 1 1  
   Braga 0 0 0          Rangers 0 2 2  
   Bolton Wanderers 1 0 1          Sporting CP 0 0 0  
   Atlético Madrid 0 0 0        Bolton Wanderers 1 0 1
   Sporting CP 2 3 5      Sporting CP 1 1 2  
   Basel 0 0 0          Rangers (p) 0 0 0(4)
   Rosenborg 0 1 1          Fiorentina 0 0 0(2)  
   Fiorentina 1 2 3        Fiorentina (p) 2 0 2(4)  
   Brann 0 1 1      Everton 0 2 2(2)  
   Everton 2 6 8          Fiorentina 1 2 3
   Slavia Prague 1 1 2          PSV Eindhoven 1 0 1  
   Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 3        Tottenham Hotspur 0 1 1(5)
   PSV Eindhoven 2 2 4      PSV Eindhoven (p) 1 0 1(6)  
   Helsingborg 0 1 1  

Round of 32Edit

The draw for the round of 32, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Michele Centenaro, UEFA's head of club competitions, was held on Friday, 21 December 2007 at 13:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The eight group winners were drawn against the eight third-placed teams, while the eight second-placed teams were drawn against the eight teams who finished third in the Champions League groups. Teams from the same group or the same country cannot be drawn together.

The first legs were played on 13 and 14 February 2008. The second legs were played on 21 February 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aberdeen   3–7   Bayern Munich 2–2 1–5
AEK Athens   1–4   Getafe 1–1 0–3
Bolton Wanderers   1–0   Atlético Madrid 1–0 0–0
Zenit Saint Petersburg   2–2 (a)   Villarreal 1–0 1–2
Galatasaray   1–5   Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 1–5
Anderlecht   3–2   Bordeaux 2–1 1–1
Brann   1–8   Everton 0–2 1–6
Zürich   1–3   Hamburg 1–3 0–0
Rangers   1–1 (a)   Panathinaikos 0–0 1–1
PSV Eindhoven   4–1   Helsingborg 2–0 2–1
Slavia Prague   2–3   Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 1–1
Rosenborg   1–3   Fiorentina 0–1 1–2
Sporting CP   5–0   Basel 2–0 3–0
Werder Bremen   4–0   Braga 3–0 1–0
Benfica   3–2   Nürnberg 1–0 2–2
Marseille   3–2   Spartak Moscow 3–0 0–2

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the Round of 16, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor, was also held on Friday, 21 December 2007 at 13:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs were played on 6 March 2008. The second legs were played on 12 and 13 March 2008. Unlike the previous rounds, teams from the same group or country may be drawn together from the round of 16 onwards.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Anderlecht   2–6   Bayern Munich 0–5 2–1
Rangers   2–1   Werder Bremen 2–0 0–1
Bolton Wanderers   1–2   Sporting CP 1–1 0–1
Bayer Leverkusen   3–3 (a)   Hamburg 1–0 2–3
Benfica   1–3   Getafe 1–2 0–1
Fiorentina   2–2 (4–2p)   Everton 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Tottenham Hotspur   1–1 (5–6p)   PSV Eindhoven 0–1 1–0 (aet)
Marseille   3–3 (a)   Zenit Saint Petersburg 3–1 0–2

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Denis Law, the ambassador for the final in Manchester, was held on Friday, 14 March 2008 at 14:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs of the quarter-finals were played on 3 April and the second legs were played on 10 April 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayer Leverkusen   2–4   Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–4 1–0
Rangers   2–0   Sporting CP 0–0 2–0
Bayern Munich   4–4 (a)   Getafe 1–1 3–3 (aet)
Fiorentina   3–1   PSV Eindhoven 1–1 2–0

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final matches were played on 24 April and 1 May 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   1–5   Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–1 0–4
Rangers   0–0 (4–2p)   Fiorentina 0–0 0–0 (aet)

FinalEdit

The final was contested by Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg and Scottish side Rangers on 14 May 2008 at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England. Zenit won the match 2–0, with goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyryanov coming in the last 20 minutes of the game to give Zenit their first UEFA Cup title.


Top goalscorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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