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2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2008–09 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 16 September and 10 December 2008.

Seeding structureEdit

Seeding was determined by the UEFA coefficients:[1] Pot 1 held teams ranked 1–10 (since Milan and Sevilla did not qualify), Pot 2 held teams ranked 11–23, Pot 3 held teams ranked 25–45, while Pot 4 held teams ranked 46–193 and unranked teams.

Clubs from the same association were paired up to split the matchdays between Tuesday and Wednesday. Clubs with the same pairing letter played on different days, ensuring that teams from the same city (e.g. Milan and Internazionale, who also share a stadium) did not play on the same day.[2]

Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16
Third-placed teams entered the UEFA Cup at the round of 32
TH = Title holder
Pot 1
Team Coeff.
  Manchester UnitedTH 107.996
  Chelsea 124.996
  Liverpool 118.996
  Barcelona 117.837
  Arsenal 110.996
  Lyon 99.380
  Internazionale 96.934
  Real Madrid 93.837
Pot 2
Team Coeff.
  Bayern Munich 92.078
  PSV Eindhoven 91.610
  Villarreal 90.837
  Roma 81.934
  Porto 81.176
  Werder Bremen 74.078
  Sporting CP 70.271
  Juventus 66.934
Pot 3
Team Coeff.
  Marseille 63.380
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 60.437
  Steaua București 59.398
  Panathinaikos 52.525
  Bordeaux 52.380
  Celtic 52.013
  Basel 51.993
  Fenerbahçe 51.469
Pot 4
Team Coeff.
  Shakhtar Donetsk 49.932
  Fiorentina 40.934
  Atlético Madrid 36.837
  Dynamo Kyiv 34.932
  CFR Cluj 13.398
  Aalborg BK 12.748
  Anorthosis 4.327
  BATE Borisov 1.760

Of the 16 teams in Pots 1 and 2, 14 eventually qualified for the first knockout round. The exceptions were Werder Bremen (to the UEFA Cup) and PSV Eindhoven (eliminated). Their places went to Panathinaikos (from Pot 3) and Atlético Madrid (from Pot 4). Aalborg BK were the lowest-ranked Pot 4 team to qualify for the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Based on paragraph 6.05 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were 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

Key to colors in group tables
Top two places advance to the round of 16
Third place enters the UEFA Cup at the round of 32
Fourth place is eliminated from continental competitions

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

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ROM CHE BDX CFR
  Roma 6 4 0 2 12 6 +6 12 3–1 2–0 1–2
  Chelsea 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 11 1–0 4–0 2–1
  Bordeaux 6 2 1 3 5 11 −6 7 1–3 1–1 1–0
  CFR Cluj 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 1–3 0–0 1–2
Chelsea  4–0  Bordeaux
Lampard   14'
J. Cole   30'
Malouda   82'
Anelka   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 39,635
Roma  1–2  CFR Cluj
Panucci   17' Report Culio   27'49'
Attendance: 25,382

CFR Cluj  0–0  Chelsea
Report
Bordeaux  1–3  Roma
Gourcuff   18' Report Vučinić   64'
Baptista   71'83'

Bordeaux  1–0  CFR Cluj
Cadú   54' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 26,213
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Chelsea  1–0  Roma
Terry   77' Report
Attendance: 41,002

CFR Cluj  1–2  Bordeaux
Dani   9' Report Gourcuff   6'
Wendel   38'
Roma  3–1  Chelsea
Panucci   34'
Vučinić   48'58'
Report Terry   75'
Attendance: 35,038

Bordeaux  1–1  Chelsea
Diarra   83' Report Anelka   60'
CFR Cluj  1–3  Roma
Y. Koné   30' Report Brighi   11'64'
Totti   23'

Chelsea  2–1  CFR Cluj
Kalou   40'
Drogba   71'
Report Y. Koné   55'
Attendance: 41,060
Roma  2–0  Bordeaux
Brighi   61'
Totti   79'
Report
Attendance: 38,926

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PAN INT BRM ANO
  Panathinaikos 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 0–2 2–2 1–0
  Internazionale 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8 0–1 1–1 1–0
  Werder Bremen 6 1 4 1 7 9 −2 7 0–3 2–1 0–0
  Anorthosis 6 1 3 2 8 8 0 6 3–1 3–3 2–2
Panathinaikos  0–2  Internazionale
Report Mancini   27'
Adriano   85'
Werder Bremen  0–0  Anorthosis
Report
Attendance: 34,690

Anorthosis  3–1  Panathinaikos
Sarriegi   11' (o.g.)
Dobrasinović   15'
Hawar M.   78'
Report Salpingidis   28' (pen.)
Attendance: 19,259
Internazionale  1–1  Werder Bremen
Maicon   13' Report Pizarro   62'
Attendance: 32,965

Internazionale  1–0  Anorthosis
Adriano   44' Report
Attendance: 27,247
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Panathinaikos  2–2  Werder Bremen
Mantzios   36'68' Report Mertesacker   29'
Almeida   82'
Attendance: 54,089
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

Anorthosis  3–3  Internazionale
Bardon   31'
Panagi   45+1'
Frousos   50'
Report Balotelli   13'
Materazzi   44'
Cruz   80'
Attendance: 17,140
Werder Bremen  0–3  Panathinaikos
Report Mantzios   58'
Karagounis   70'
Tziolis   83'
Attendance: 35,968

Internazionale  0–1  Panathinaikos
Report Sarriegi   69'
Attendance: 34,955
Anorthosis  2–2  Werder Bremen
Nicolaou   62'
Sávio   68'
Report Diego   72' (pen.)
Almeida   87'
Attendance: 18,461

Panathinaikos  1–0  Anorthosis
Karagounis   69' Report
Attendance: 59,872
Werder Bremen  2–1  Internazionale
Pizarro   63'
Rosenberg   81'
Report Ibrahimović   88'
Attendance: 35,000

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR SCP SHA BAS
  Barcelona 6 4 1 1 18 8 +10 13 3–1 2–3 1–1
  Sporting CP 6 4 0 2 8 8 0 12 2–5 1–0 2–0
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 3 0 3 11 7 +4 9 1–2 0–1 5–0
  Basel 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1 0–5 0–1 1–2
Basel  1–2  Shakhtar Donetsk
Abraham   90+3' Report Fernandinho   25'
Jádson   45+1'
Attendance: 34,820
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Barcelona  3–1  Sporting CP
Márquez   21'
Eto'o   60' (pen.)
Xavi   87'
Report Tonel   72'
Attendance: 58,354

Sporting CP  2–0  Basel
Romagnoli   55'
Derlei   86'
Report
Attendance: 22,638
Shakhtar Donetsk  1–2  Barcelona
Ilsinho   45' Report Messi   87'90+4'
Attendance: 25,300
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Shakhtar Donetsk  0–1  Sporting CP
Report Liédson   76'
Attendance: 23,120
Basel  0–5  Barcelona
Report Messi   4'
Busquets   15'
Bojan   22'46'
Xavi   48'
Attendance: 37,500

Sporting CP  1–0  Shakhtar Donetsk
Derlei   73' Report
Barcelona  1–1  Basel
Messi   62' Report Derdiyok   82'
Attendance: 49,479

Shakhtar Donetsk  5–0  Basel
Jádson   32'65'72'
Willian   50'
Seleznyov   75'
Report
Attendance: 14,000
Sporting CP  2–5  Barcelona
Veloso   65'
Liédson   66'
Report Henry   14'
Piqué   17'
Messi   49'
Caneira   67' (o.g.)
Bojan   73' (pen.)

Basel  0–1  Sporting CP
Report Djaló   19'
Attendance: 30,248
Barcelona  2–3  Shakhtar Donetsk
Sylvinho   59'
Busquets   83'
Report Hladky   31'58'
Fernandinho   76'
Attendance: 22,763
Referee: Mike Riley (England)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LIV ATL OM PSV
  Liverpool 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14 1–1 1–0 3–1
  Atlético Madrid 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12 1–1 2–1 2–1
  Marseille 6 1 1 4 5 7 −2 4 1–2 0–0 3–0
  PSV Eindhoven 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3 1–3 0–3 2–0
PSV Eindhoven  0–3  Atlético Madrid
Report Agüero   9'36'
Maniche   54'
Attendance: 29,000
Marseille  1–2  Liverpool
Cana   23' Report Gerrard   26'32' (pen.)
Attendance: 44,841

Liverpool  3–1  PSV Eindhoven
Kuyt   4'
Keane   34'
Gerrard   76'
Report Koevermans   78'
Attendance: 41,097
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Atlético Madrid  2–1  Marseille
Agüero   4'
R. García   22'
Report Niang   16'

Atlético Madrid  1–1  Liverpool
Simão   83' Report Keane   14'
PSV Eindhoven  2–0  Marseille
Koevermans   71'85' Report
Attendance: 29,000

Liverpool  1–1  Atlético Madrid
Gerrard   90+5' (pen.) Report Rodríguez   37'
Attendance: 42,010
Marseille  3–0  PSV Eindhoven
Koné   30'
Niang   63'71'
Report
Attendance: 48,777

Atlético Madrid  2–1  PSV Eindhoven
Simão   14'
Rodríguez   28'
Report Koevermans   47'
Liverpool  1–0  Marseille
Gerrard   23' Report
Attendance: 40,024

PSV Eindhoven  1–3  Liverpool
Lazović   36' Report Babel   45+2'
Riera   68'
N'Gog   77'
Attendance: 33,500
Marseille  0–0  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 49,663

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MU VIL AAB CEL
  Manchester United 6 2 4 0 9 3 +6 10 0–0 2–2 3–0
  Villarreal 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9 0–0 6–3 1–0
  Aalborg BK 6 1 3 2 9 14 −5 6 0–3 2–2 2–1
  Celtic 6 1 2 3 4 7 −3 5 1–1 2–0 0–0
Manchester United  0–0  Villarreal
Report
Attendance: 74,944
Celtic  0–0  Aalborg BK
Report
Attendance: 58,754

Aalborg BK  0–3  Manchester United
Report Rooney   22'
Berbatov   55'79'
Villarreal  1–0  Celtic
Senna   67' Report

Villarreal  6–3  Aalborg BK
Rossi   28'
Capdevila   33'
Llorente   67'70'84'
Pires   79'
Report Saganowski   19'
Enevoldsen   36'
Johansson   77'
Manchester United  3–0  Celtic
Berbatov   30'51'
Rooney   76'
Report
Attendance: 74,655

Aalborg BK  2–2  Villarreal
Curth   54'
Due   81'
Report Rossi   41'
Franco   75'
Attendance: 10,355
Celtic  1–1  Manchester United
McDonald   13' Report Giggs   84'
Attendance: 58,903

Villarreal  0–0  Manchester United
Report
Aalborg BK  2–1  Celtic
Cacá   73'
Caldwell   87' (o.g.)
Report Robson   53'
Attendance: 10,096

Manchester United  2–2  Aalborg BK
Tevez   3'
Rooney   52'
Report Jakobsen   31'
Curth   45+2'
Attendance: 74,382
Celtic  2–0  Villarreal
Maloney   14'
McGeady   45+2'
Report
Attendance: 58,014

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAY OL FIO STE
  Bayern Munich 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 14 1–1 3–0 3–0
  Lyon 6 3 2 1 14 10 +4 11 2–3 2–2 2–0
  Fiorentina 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6 1–1 1–2 0–0
  Steaua București 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1 0–1 3–5 0–1
Steaua București  0–1  Bayern Munich
Report Van Buyten   15'
Attendance: 13,379
Lyon  2–2  Fiorentina
Piquionne   73'
Benzema   86'
Report Gilardino   12'42'
Attendance: 43,000

Fiorentina  0–0  Steaua București
Report
Attendance: 25,383
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Bayern Munich  1–1  Lyon
Zé Roberto   52' Report Demichelis   25' (o.g.)
Attendance: 64,000

Bayern Munich  3–0  Fiorentina
Klose   4'
Schweinsteiger   25'
Zé Roberto   90'
Report
Steaua București  3–5  Lyon
Arthuro   8'
Goian   11'
Petre   45'
Report Keïta   23'
Benzema   33'71'
Fred   69'90+2'
Attendance: 15,239

Fiorentina  1–1  Bayern Munich
Mutu   11' Report Borowski   78'
Lyon  2–0  Steaua București
Juninho   44'
Réveillère   89'
Report
Attendance: 37,243

Bayern Munich  3–0  Steaua București
Klose   57'71'
Toni   61'
Report
Attendance: 64,000
Fiorentina  1–2  Lyon
Gilardino   45' Report Makoun   15'
Benzema   27'

Steaua București  0–1  Fiorentina
Report Gilardino   66'
Lyon  2–3  Bayern Munich
Govou   52'
Benzema   68'
Report Klose   11'37'
Ribéry   34'
Attendance: 38,349
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts POR ARS DK FEN
  Porto 6 4 0 2 9 8 +1 12 2–0 0–1 3–1
  Arsenal 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11 4–0 1–0 0–0
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8 1–2 1–1 1–0
  Fenerbahçe 6 0 2 4 4 11 −7 2 1–2 2–5 0–0
Porto  3–1  Fenerbahçe
López   10'
L. González   13'
Lino   90+2'
Report Güiza   29'
Attendance: 38,709
Dynamo Kyiv  1–1  Arsenal
Bangoura   64' (pen.) Report Gallas   88'

Arsenal  4–0  Porto
Van Persie   31'48'
Adebayor   40'71' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 59,623
Fenerbahçe  0–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Report

Fenerbahçe  2–5  Arsenal
Silvestre   19' (o.g.)
Güiza   78'
Report Adebayor   10'
Walcott   11'
Diaby   22'
Song   49'
Ramsey   90+4'
Porto  0–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Report Aliyev   27'
Attendance: 32,209
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Arsenal  0–0  Fenerbahçe
Report
Attendance: 60,003
Dynamo Kyiv  1–2  Porto
Milevskiy   21' Report Rolando   69'
L. González   90+2'

Fenerbahçe  1–2  Porto
Kazim-Richards   63' Report López   19'28'
Arsenal  1–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Bendtner   87' Report
Attendance: 59,374

Porto  2–0  Arsenal
Alves   39'
López   54'
Report
Attendance: 37,602
Dynamo Kyiv  1–0  Fenerbahçe
Eremenko   20' Report

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts JUV RM ZEN BAT
  Juventus 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 12 2–1 1–0 0–0
  Real Madrid 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 0–2 3–0 2–0
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 1 2 3 4 7 −3 5 0–0 1–2 1–1
  BATE Borisov 6 0 3 3 3 8 −5 3 2–2 0–1 0–2
Juventus  1–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Del Piero   76' Report
Attendance: 20,853
Real Madrid  2–0  BATE Borisov
Ramos   11'
Van Nistelrooy   57'
Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg  1–2  Real Madrid
Danny   25' Report Hubočan   4' (o.g.)
Van Nistelrooy   31'
BATE Borisov  2–2  Juventus
Kryvets   17'
Stasevich   23'
Report Iaquinta   29'45+3'
Attendance: 31,400

Zenit Saint Petersburg  1–1  BATE Borisov
Tekke   80' Report Nyakhaychyk   52'
Juventus  2–1  Real Madrid
Del Piero   5'
Amauri   49'
Report Van Nistelrooy   66'
Attendance: 25,813

BATE Borisov  0–2  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report Pogrebnyak   34'
Danny   90+4'
Attendance: 28,793
Real Madrid  0–2  Juventus
Report Del Piero   17'67'

Zenit Saint Petersburg  0–0  Juventus
Report
BATE Borisov  0–1  Real Madrid
Report Raúl   7'
Attendance: 30,500
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Juventus  0–0  BATE Borisov
Report
Attendance: 5,753
Real Madrid  3–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Raúl   25'57'
Robben   50'
Report

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches from 4 November 2008, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches to 22 October 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club coefficients 2008". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  2. ^ "Europe's finest set for group stage draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Club Atlético de Madrid – Liverpool FC match to go ahead in Madrid" (PDF). UEFA. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  4. ^ Match played behind closed doors as punishment for racist action by their fans against Marseille on 1 October 2008.