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2010–11 UEFA Champions League group stage

This article details the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League group stage.

The group stage featured 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round (five through the Champions Path, five through the Non-Champions Path).[1]

The teams were drawn into eight groups of four, and played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 14–15 September, 28–29 September, 19–20 October, 2–3 November, 23–24 November, and 7–8 December 2010.

The top two teams in each group advanced to the first knockout round, while the third-placed teams dropped down to the Europa League Round of 32.

Partizan and Žilina became only the 11th and 12th teams in UEFA Champions League history to lose all six group stage matches.[citation needed]

SeedingEdit

The draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 26 August 2010 at 6:00 p.m. CEST (UTC+2).

Teams were seeded into four pots[2][3] based on their 2010 UEFA club coefficients.[4] The title holders, Internazionale, were automatically seeded into Pot 1. Teams from the same national association could not be drawn against each other. Pot 1 held teams ranked 1–10, Pot 2 held teams ranked 11–29, Pot 3 held teams ranked 30–63, while Pot 4 held teams ranked 73–180 and unranked teams.

Group winners and runners-up advanced to the first knockout round
Third-placed teams entered the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32
Pot 1
Team Coeff.
  Internazionale TH 100.867
  Barcelona 136.951
  Manchester United 125.371
  Chelsea 118.371
  Arsenal 115.371
  Bayern Munich 110.841
  Milan 99.867
  Lyon 96.748
Pot 2
Team Coeff.
  Werder Bremen n 94.841
  Real Madrid 84.951
  Roma 83.867
  Shakhtar Donetsk 73.910
  Benfica 72.659
  Valencia 66.951
  Marseille 62.748
  Panathinaikos 56.979
Pot 3
Team Coeff.
  Tottenham Hotspur n 56.371
  Rangers 56.158
  Ajax n 55.309
  Schalke 04 54.841
  Basel c 48.675
  Braga n 39.659
  Copenhagen c 34.470
  Spartak Moscow 33.758
Pot 4
Team Coeff.
  Hapoel Tel Aviv c 27.775
  Twente 25.309
  Rubin Kazan 21.758
  Auxerre n 19.748
  CFR Cluj 15.898
  Partizan c 13.800
  Žilina c 10.666
  Bursaspor 6.890

th Title Holder

c Qualified through Play-off round (Champions Path)

n Qualified through Play-off round (Non-Champions Path)

On each matchday, four groups played their matches on Tuesday, while the other four groups played their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) alternating between each matchday. Based on this principle, the draw was controlled for clubs from the same association in order to split the teams evenly into the two sets of groups.

The fixtures were decided after the draw. There are certain restrictions, e.g., teams from the same city (e.g. Milan and Internazionale, which also share a stadium) do not play at home on the same matchday (UEFA tries to avoid teams from the same city play at home on the same day or on consecutive days), and Russian teams do not play at home on the last matchday due to cold weather.

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria would be applied to determine the rankings:[5]

  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;
  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 colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the first knockout round
Third-placed teams entered the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Times up to end of October are CEST (UTC+2), thereafter times were CET (UTC+1)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts TOT INT TWE BRM
  Tottenham Hotspur 6 3 2 1 18 11 +7 11 3–1 4–1 3–0
  Internazionale 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 10 4–3 1–0 4–0
  Twente 6 1 3 2 9 11 −2 6 3–3 2–2 1–1
  Werder Bremen 6 1 2 3 6 12 −6 5 2–2 3–0 0–2
Twente  2–2  Internazionale
Janssen   20'
Milito   30' (o.g.)
Report Sneijder   13'
Eto'o   41'
Attendance: 23,800
Werder Bremen  2–2  Tottenham Hotspur
Almeida   43'
Marin   47'
Report Pasanen   12' (o.g.)
Crouch   18'
Attendance: 30,344

Tottenham Hotspur  4–1  Twente
Van der Vaart   47'
Pavlyuchenko   50' (pen.)64' (pen.)
Bale   85'
Report Chadli   56'
Attendance: 32,518
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Internazionale  4–0  Werder Bremen
Eto'o   21'27'81'
Sneijder   34'
Report
Attendance: 48,126

Internazionale  4–3  Tottenham Hotspur
Zanetti   2'
Eto'o   11' (pen.)35'
Stanković   14'
Report Bale   52'90'90+1'
Attendance: 49,551
Twente  1–1  Werder Bremen
Janssen   75' Report Arnautović   80'
Attendance: 24,000

Tottenham Hotspur  3–1  Internazionale
Van der Vaart   18'
Crouch   61'
Pavlyuchenko   89'
Report Eto'o   80'
Attendance: 34,103
Werder Bremen  0–2  Twente
Report Chadli   81'
De Jong   84'
Attendance: 29,641

Internazionale  1–0  Twente
Cambiasso   55' Report
Attendance: 29,466
Tottenham Hotspur  3–0  Werder Bremen
Kaboul   6'
Modrić   45+1'
Crouch   79'
Report

Twente  3–3  Tottenham Hotspur
Landzaat   22' (pen.)
Rosales   56'
Chadli   64'
Report Wisgerhof   12' (o.g.)
Defoe   47'59'
Werder Bremen  3–0  Internazionale
Prödl   39'
Arnautović   49'
Pizarro   88'
Report
Attendance: 30,400

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SCH OL BEN HTA
  Schalke 04 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13 3–0 2–0 3–1
  Lyon 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10 1–0 2–0 2–2
  Benfica 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 6 1–2 4–3 2–0
  Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 5 0–0 1–3 3–0
Lyon  1–0  Schalke 04
Bastos   21' Report
Attendance: 35,552
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Benfica  2–0  Hapoel Tel Aviv
Luisão   21'
Cardozo   68'
Report
Attendance: 31,512

Hapoel Tel Aviv  1–3  Lyon
Enyeama   79' (pen.) Report Bastos   7' (pen.)36'
Pjanić   90+4'
Attendance: 12,226
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Schalke 04  2–0  Benfica
Farfán   73'
Huntelaar   85'
Report
Attendance: 50,436

Schalke 04  3–1  Hapoel Tel Aviv
Raúl   3'58'
Jurado   68'
Report Shechter   90+3'
Attendance: 50,900
Lyon  2–0  Benfica
Briand   21'
Lisandro   51'
Report

Hapoel Tel Aviv  0–0  Schalke 04
Report
Benfica  4–3  Lyon
Kardec   20'
Coentrão   32'67'
García   42'
Report Gourcuff   74'
Gomis   85'
Lovren   90+5'
Attendance: 37,394

Schalke 04  3–0  Lyon
Farfán   13'
Huntelaar   20'89'
Report
Attendance: 51,132
Hapoel Tel Aviv  3–0  Benfica
Zahavi   24'90+2'
Douglas da Silva   74'
Report
Attendance: 11,668

Lyon  2–2  Hapoel Tel Aviv
Lisandro   62'
Lacazette   88'
Report Sahar   63'
Zahavi   69'
Attendance: 32,245
Benfica  1–2  Schalke 04
Luisão   87' Report Jurado   19'
Höwedes   81'
Attendance: 23,348
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MU VAL RAN BUR
  Manchester United 6 4 2 0 7 1 +6 14 1–1 0–0 1–0
  Valencia 6 3 2 1 15 4 +11 11 0–1 3–0 6–1
  Rangers 6 1 3 2 3 6 −3 6 0–1 1–1 1–0
  Bursaspor 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1 0–3 0–4 1–1
Manchester United  0–0  Rangers
Report
Bursaspor  0–4  Valencia
Report T. Costa   16'
Aduriz   41'
Hernández   68'
Soldado   76'

Valencia  0–1  Manchester United
Report Hernández   85'
Attendance: 34,946
Rangers  1–0  Bursaspor
Naismith   18' Report
Attendance: 41,905

Rangers  1–1  Valencia
Edu   34' Report Edu   46' (o.g.)
Attendance: 45,153
Manchester United  1–0  Bursaspor
Nani   7' Report
Attendance: 72,610

Valencia  3–0  Rangers
Soldado   33'71'
T. Costa   90'
Report
Attendance: 26,821
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Bursaspor  0–3  Manchester United
Report Fletcher   48'
Obertan   73'
Bebé   77'
Attendance: 19,050

Rangers  0–1  Manchester United
Report Rooney   87' (pen.)
Attendance: 49,764
Valencia  6–1  Bursaspor
Mata   17' (pen.)
Soldado   21'55'
Aduriz   30'
Joaquín   37'
Domínguez   78'
Report Batalla   69'
Attendance: 31,225

Manchester United  1–1  Valencia
Anderson   62' Report Hernández   32'
Attendance: 74,513
Bursaspor  1–1  Rangers
Sercan   79' Report Miller   19'
Attendance: 9,673
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR FCK RUB PAN
  Barcelona 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 14 2–0 2–0 5–1
  Copenhagen 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 1–1 1–0 3–1
  Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 2 4 −2 6 1–1 1–0 0–0
  Panathinaikos 6 0 2 4 2 13 −11 2 0–3 0–2 0–0
Barcelona  5–1  Panathinaikos
Messi   22'45'
Villa   33'
Pedro   78'
Dani Alves   90+3'
Report Govou   20'
Attendance: 69,738
Copenhagen  1–0  Rubin Kazan
N'Doye   87' Report
Attendance: 29,561

Rubin Kazan  1–1  Barcelona
Noboa   30' (pen.) Report Villa   60' (pen.)
Attendance: 23,950
Panathinaikos  0–2  Copenhagen
Report N'Doye   28'
Vingaard   37'
Attendance: 43,607

Panathinaikos  0–0  Rubin Kazan
Report
Attendance: 36,748
Barcelona  2–0  Copenhagen
Messi   19'90+2' Report
Attendance: 75,852

Rubin Kazan  0–0  Panathinaikos
Report
Attendance: 16,400
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)
Copenhagen  1–1  Barcelona
Claudemir   32' Report Messi   31'
Attendance: 37,049

Rubin Kazan  1–0  Copenhagen
Noboa   45+2' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 18,720
Panathinaikos  0–3  Barcelona
Report Pedro   27'69'
Messi   62'
Attendance: 58,466

Barcelona  2–0  Rubin Kazan
Fontàs   51'
Vázquez   83'
Report
Attendance: 50,436
Copenhagen  3–1  Panathinaikos
Vingaard   26'
Grønkjær   50' (pen.)
Cissé   73' (o.g.)
Report Kanté   90+2'
Attendance: 36,797

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAY ROM BAS CFR
  Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 6 +10 15 2–0 3–0 3–2
  Roma 6 3 1 2 10 11 −1 10 3–2 1–3 2–1
  Basel 6 2 0 4 8 11 −3 6 1–2 2–3 1–0
  CFR Cluj 6 1 1 4 6 12 −6 4 0–4 1–1 2–1
Bayern Munich  2–0  Roma
Müller   79'
Klose   83'
Report
Attendance: 66,000
CFR Cluj  2–1  Basel
Rada   9'
Traoré   12'
Report Stocker   45+2'

Basel  1–2  Bayern Munich
Frei   18' Report Schweinsteiger   56' (pen.)89'
Attendance: 37,500
Roma  2–1  CFR Cluj
Mexès   69'
Borriello   71'
Report Rada   78'
Attendance: 30,252

Roma  1–3  Basel
Borriello   21' Report Frei   12'
Inkoom   44'
Cabral   90+3'
Attendance: 22,365
Bayern Munich  3–2  CFR Cluj
Cadú   32' (o.g.)
Panin   37' (o.g.)
Gómez   77'
Report Cadú   28'
Culio   86'
Attendance: 64,000

Basel  2–3  Roma
Frei   69'
Shaqiri   83'
Report Ménez   16'
Totti   26' (pen.)
Greco   76'
Attendance: 36,375
CFR Cluj  0–4  Bayern Munich
Report Gómez   12'24'71'
Müller   90'

Roma  3–2  Bayern Munich
Borriello   49'
De Rossi   81'
Totti   84' (pen.)
Report Gómez   33'39'
Attendance: 42,789
Basel  1–0  CFR Cluj
Almerares   15' Report
Attendance: 34,239

Bayern Munich  3–0  Basel
Ribéry   35'50'
Tymoshchuk   37'
Report
Attendance: 64,000
CFR Cluj  1–1  Roma
Traoré   88' Report Borriello   21'

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CHE OM SPA ZIL
  Chelsea 6 5 0 1 14 4 +10 15 2–0 4–1 2–1
  Marseille 6 4 0 2 12 3 +9 12 1–0 0–1 1–0
  Spartak Moscow 6 3 0 3 7 10 −3 9 0–2 0–3 3–0
  Žilina 6 0 0 6 3 19 −16 0 1–4 0–7 1–2
Marseille  0–1  Spartak Moscow
Report Azpilicueta   81' (o.g.)
Attendance: 45,729
Žilina  1–4  Chelsea
Oravec   55' Report Essien   13'
Anelka   24'28'
Sturridge   48'

Spartak Moscow  3–0  Žilina
Ari   34'61'
Ibson   89'
Report
Attendance: 37,000
Chelsea  2–0  Marseille
Terry   7'
Anelka   28' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 40,675

Spartak Moscow  0–2  Chelsea
Report Zhirkov   23'
Anelka   43'
Marseille  1–0  Žilina
Diawara   48' Report
Attendance: 49,250
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Chelsea  4–1  Spartak Moscow
Anelka   49'
Drogba   62' (pen.)
Ivanović   66'90+2'
Report Bazhenov   86'
Attendance: 40,477
Žilina  0–7  Marseille
Report Gignac   12'21'54'
Heinze   24'
Rémy   36'
González   52'63'

Spartak Moscow  0–3  Marseille
Report Valbuena   18'
Rémy   54'
Brandão   68'
Attendance: 43,217
Chelsea  2–1  Žilina
Sturridge   51'
Malouda   86'
Report Bello   19'

Marseille  1–0  Chelsea
Brandão   81' Report
Žilina  1–2  Spartak Moscow
Majtán   48' Report Alex   54'
Ibson   61'

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RM MIL AJA AUX
  Real Madrid 6 5 1 0 15 2 +13 16 2–0 2–0 4–0
  Milan 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 2–2 0–2 2–0
  Ajax 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 7 0–4 1–1 2–1
  Auxerre 6 1 0 5 3 12 −9 3 0–1 0–2 2–1
Real Madrid  2–0  Ajax
Anita   31' (o.g.)
Higuaín   73'
Report
Attendance: 69,639
Milan  2–0  Auxerre
Ibrahimović   66'69' Report
Attendance: 69,317

Auxerre  0–1  Real Madrid
Report Di María   81'
Ajax  1–1  Milan
El Hamdaoui   23' Report Ibrahimović   37'
Attendance: 51,276
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Ajax  2–1  Auxerre
De Zeeuw   7'
Suárez   41'
Report Birsa   56'
Real Madrid  2–0  Milan
Ronaldo   13'
Özil   14'
Report
Attendance: 71,657

Auxerre  2–1  Ajax
Sammaritano   9'
Langil   84'
Report Alderweireld   79'
Milan  2–2  Real Madrid
Inzaghi   68'78' Report Higuaín   45'
León   90+4'
Attendance: 76,357
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Ajax  0–4  Real Madrid
Report Benzema   36'
Arbeloa   44'
Ronaldo   70'81' (pen.)
Attendance: 48,491
Auxerre  0–2  Milan
Report Ibrahimović   64'
Ronaldinho   90+1'

Real Madrid  4–0  Auxerre
Benzema   12'72'88'
Ronaldo   49'
Report
Attendance: 54,917
Milan  0–2  Ajax
Report De Zeeuw   57'
Alderweireld   66'
Attendance: 72,960

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SHA ARS BRA PTZ
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 5 0 1 12 6 +6 15 2–1 2–0 1–0
  Arsenal 6 4 0 2 18 7 +11 12 5–1 6–0 3–1
  Braga 6 3 0 3 5 11 −6 9 0–3 2–0 2–0
  Partizan 6 0 0 6 2 13 −11 0 0–3 1–3 0–1
Arsenal  6–0  Braga
Fàbregas   9' (pen.)53'
Arshavin   30'
Chamakh   34'
Vela   69'84'
Report
Attendance: 59,333
Shakhtar Donetsk  1–0  Partizan
Srna   71' Report
Attendance: 48,512

Partizan  1–3  Arsenal
Cléo   33' (pen.) Report Arshavin   15'
Chamakh   71'
Squillaci   82'
Attendance: 29,348
Braga  0–3  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Luiz Adriano   56'72'
Douglas Costa   90+2' (pen.)

Braga  2–0  Partizan
Lima   35'
Matheus   90'
Report
Arsenal  5–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Song   19'
Nasri   42'
Fàbregas   60' (pen.)
Wilshere   66'
Chamakh   69'
Report Eduardo   82'
Attendance: 60,016

Partizan  0–1  Braga
Report Moisés   35'
Attendance: 28,295
Shakhtar Donetsk  2–1  Arsenal
Chygrynskiy   28'
Eduardo   45'
Report Walcott   10'
Attendance: 51,153

Braga  2–0  Arsenal
Matheus   83'90+3' Report
Partizan  0–3  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Stepanenko   52'
Jádson   59'
Eduardo   68'

Arsenal  3–1  Partizan
Van Persie   30' (pen.)
Walcott   73'
Nasri   77'
Report Cléo   52'
Attendance: 58,845
Shakhtar Donetsk  2–0  Braga
Raț   78'
Luiz Adriano   83'
Report
Attendance: 47,627
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2010/11 list of participants
  2. ^ "Lineup complete for group-stage draw". UEFA.com. 26 August 2010.
  3. ^ Seeding in the Champions League 2010/2011
  4. ^ "Club coefficients 2010". UEFA.com.
  5. ^ 2010/11 Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

External linksEdit