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The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League was the 57th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. As part of a trial that started in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League, two extra officials – one behind each goal – were used in all matches of the competition from the play-off round.[1]

2011–12 UEFA Champions League
Allianz Arena - panoramio (6).jpg
Allianz Arena in Munich hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates28 June 2011 – 19 May 2012
Teams32 (group stage)
75 (total) (from 52 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Chelsea (1st title)
Runners-upGermany Bayern Munich
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored345 (2.76 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Lionel Messi (14 goals)

The final was held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.[2] Chelsea's caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo led the club to win their first Champions League title after beating Bayern Munich 4–3 on penalties in the final.[3] As tenants of the Allianz Arena (known as Fußball Arena München for the final), this meant that Bayern were the first finalists to have home advantage since 1984. By winning the tournament, Chelsea earned a berth at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup and 2012 UEFA Super Cup. Barcelona were the defending champions, but were eliminated by the eventual winners Chelsea in the semi-finals.

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Association team allocationEdit

A total of 76 teams participated in the 2011–12 Champions League from 52 UEFA associations (Liechtenstein organises no domestic league competition). Associations are allocated places according to their 2010 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2005–06 to 2009–10.[4]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League:[5]

  • 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 16–53 each have one team qualify (excluding Liechtenstein)

Association rankingEdit

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1   England 81.856 4
2   Spain 79.757
3   Italy 64.338
4   Germany 64.207 3
5   France 53.740
6   Russia 43.791
7   Ukraine 39.550 2
8   Romania 39.491
9   Portugal 38.296
10   Netherlands 36.546
11   Turkey 34.450
12   Greece 29.899
13   Switzerland 28.375
14   Belgium 27.900
15   Denmark 27.350
16   Scotland 25.791 1
17   Bulgaria 22.000
18   Czech Republic 21.975
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19   Austria 19.575 1
20   Israel 18.875
21   Cyprus 17.999
22   Norway 17.400
23   Slovakia 15.832
24   Sweden 14.191
25   Serbia 14.000
26   Poland 12.541
27   Croatia 12.332
28   Belarus 11.541
29   Republic of Ireland 9.541
30   Finland 9.499
31   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.749
32   Lithuania 8.416
33   Latvia 8.248
34   Moldova 7.290
35   Slovenia 6.957
36   Hungary 6.750
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
37   Georgia 5.748 1
38   Azerbaijan 5.498
39   Iceland 5.415
40   Macedonia 5.332
41   Liechtenstein 4.500 0
42   Kazakhstan 4.499 1
43   Estonia 4.374
44   Albania 3.999
45   Armenia 2.999
46   Wales 2.581
47   Montenegro 2.125
48   Faroe Islands 1.832
49   Northern Ireland 1.624
50   Luxembourg 1.249
51   Andorra 1.000
52   Malta 0.916
53   San Marino 0.750

DistributionEdit

Since the winners of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League, Barcelona, obtained a place in the group stage through their domestic league placing, the reserved title holder spot in the group stage was effectively vacated. To compensate:[6]

  • The champions of association 13 (Switzerland) were promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage.
  • The champions of association 16 (Scotland) were promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 48 and 49 (Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland) were promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 50–53
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 32 champions from associations 17–49 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 2 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Route
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 14–16
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions Route
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round Champions Route
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4 and 5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round League Route
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 13 champions from associations 1–13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the play-off round Champions Route
  • 5 winners from the play-off round League Route
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.[7][8]

Group stage
  BarcelonaTH (1st)   Milan (1st)   Marseille (2nd)   Porto (1st)
  Manchester United (1st)   Internazionale (2nd)   Zenit St. Petersburg (1st)   Ajax (1st)
  Chelsea (2nd)   Napoli (3rd)   CSKA Moscow (2nd)   Trabzonspor (2nd)Note TUR
  Manchester City (3rd)   Borussia Dortmund (1st)   Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)   Olympiacos (1st)
  Real Madrid (2nd)   Bayer Leverkusen (2nd)   Oțelul Galați (1st)   Basel (1st)
  Valencia (3rd)   Lille (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
  Arsenal (4th)   Udinese (4th)   Lyon (3rd)
  Villarreal (4th)   Bayern Munich (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
  Genk (1st)   Rubin Kazan (3rd)   Twente (2nd)   Zürich (2nd)
  Copenhagen (1st)   Dynamo Kyiv (2nd)   Trabzonspor (2nd)Note TUR   Standard Liège (2nd)
  Rangers (1st)   Vaslui (3rd)Note ROU   Panathinaikos (2nd)   Odense (2nd)
  Benfica (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Litex Lovech (1st)   Partizan (1st)   Skonto (1st)   Tobol Kostanay (1st)
  Viktoria Plzeň (1st)   Wisła Kraków (1st)   Dacia Chişinău (1st)   Flora Tallinn (1st)
  Sturm Graz (1st)   Dinamo Zagreb (1st)   Maribor (1st)   Skënderbeu (1st)
  Maccabi Haifa (1st)   BATE Borisov (1st)   Videoton (1st)   Pyunik (1st)
  APOEL (1st)   Shamrock Rovers (1st)   Zestafoni (1st)   Bangor City (1st)
  Rosenborg (1st)   HJK (1st)   Neftchi Baku (1st)   Mogren (1st)
  Slovan Bratislava (1st)   Borac Banja Luka (1st)   Breiðablik (1st)   HB Tórshavn (1st)
  Malmö FF (1st)   Ekranas (1st)   Škendija (1st)   Linfield (1st)
First qualifying round
  F91 Dudelange (1st)   FC Santa Coloma (1st)   Valletta (1st)   Tre Fiori (1st)
Notes
  • th Title Holder
  • Romania (ROU): Because Politehnica Timișoara, the 2010–11 Liga I runners-up, were denied a domestic licence for the 2011–12 season, Vaslui, the third-placed team of the league, claimed the Champions League spot in the third qualifying round League Route.[9]
  • Turkey (TUR): Fenerbahçe, the 2010–11 Süper Lig champions, was banned by the Turkish Football Federation on 24 August 2011 from participating in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League due to the ongoing investigation into match-fixing.[10][11] UEFA decided to replace them in the group stage with Trabzonspor, the league runners-up, who had lost in the Champions League third qualifying round and were participating in the Europa League play-off round at that time.[12]

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland unless stated otherwise.[6]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 20 June 2011 28–29 June 2011 5–6 July 2011
Second qualifying round 12–13 July 2011 19–20 July 2011
Third qualifying round 15 July 2011 26–27 July 2011 2–3 August 2011
Play-off Play-off round 5 August 2011 16–17 August 2011 23–24 August 2011
Group stage Matchday 1 25 August 2011
(Monaco)
13–14 September 2011
Matchday 2 27–28 September 2011
Matchday 3 18–19 October 2011
Matchday 4 1–2 November 2011
Matchday 5 22–23 November 2011
Matchday 6 6–7 December 2011
Knockout phase Round of 16 16 December 2011 14–15 & 21–22 February 2012 6–7 & 13–14 March 2012
Quarter-finals 16 March 2012 27–28 March 2012 3–4 April 2012
Semi-finals 17–18 April 2012 24–25 April 2012
Final 19 May 2012 at Fußball Arena München, Munich

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2011 UEFA club coefficients,[13][14] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on 20 June 2011.[15] The first legs were played on 28 June, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 July 2011.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tre Fiori   1–5   Valletta 0–3 1–2
FC Santa Coloma   0–4   F91 Dudelange 0–2 0–2

Second qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 12 and 13 July, and the second legs were played on 19 and 20 July 2011.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Haifa   7–4   Borac Banja Luka 5–1 2–3
Mogren   1–5   Litex Lovech 1–2 0–3
Maribor   5–1   F91 Dudelange 2–0 3–1
Skënderbeu   0–6   APOEL 0–2 0–4
Slovan Bratislava   3–1   Tobol Kostanay 2–0 1–1
Sturm Graz   4–3   Videoton 2–0 2–3
Zestafoni   3–2   Dacia Chișinău 3–0 0–2
Dinamo Zagreb   3–0   Neftchi Baku 3–0 0–0
Pyunik   1–9   Viktoria Plzeň 0–4 1–5
Partizan   5–0   Shkëndija 4–0 1–0
Valletta   2–4   Ekranas 2–3 0–1
Malmö FF   3–1   HB Tórshavn 2–0 1–1
Shamrock Rovers   1–0   Flora Tallinn 1–0 0–0
Rosenborg   5–2   Breiðablik 5–0 0–2
Bangor City   0–131   HJK 0–3 0–10
Skonto   0–3   Wisła Kraków 0–1 0–2
Linfield   1–3   BATE Borisov 1–1 0–2
Notes
  • Note 1: Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 15 July 2011.[16] The first legs were played on 26 and 27 July, and the second legs were played on 2 and 3 August 2011.

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (called the Champions Route) and one for non-champions (called the League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the play-off round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Litex Lovech   2–5   Wisła Kraków 1–2 1–3
Maccabi Haifa   3–2   Maribor 2–1 1–1
HJK   1–3   Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 0–1
APOEL   2–0   Slovan Bratislava 0–0 2–0
Copenhagen   3–0   Shamrock Rovers 1–0 2–0
Genk   3–2   Partizan 2–1 1–1
Rosenborg   2–4   Viktoria Plzeň 0–1 2–3
Zestafoni   1–2   Sturm Graz 1–1 0–1
Ekranas   1–3   BATE Borisov 0–0 1–3
Rangers   1–2   Malmö FF 0–1 1–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Standard Liège   1–2   Zürich 1–1 0–1
Twente   2–0   Vaslui 2–0 0–0
Benfica   3–1   Trabzonspor 2–0 1–1
Dynamo Kyiv   1–4   Rubin Kazan 0–2 1–2
Odense   5–4   Panathinaikos 1–1 4–3

Play-off roundEdit

The draw for the play-off round was held on 5 August 2011.[17] The first legs were played on 16 and 17 August, and the second legs were played on 23 and 24 August 2011.

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (called the Champions Route) and one for non-champions (called the League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Wisła Kraków   2–3   APOEL 1–0 1–3
Maccabi Haifa   3–3 (1–4 p)   Genk 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Dinamo Zagreb   4–3   Malmö FF 4–1 0–2
Copenhagen   2–5   Viktoria Plzeň 1–3 1–2
BATE Borisov   3–1   Sturm Graz 1–1 2–0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Odense   1–3   Villarreal 1–0 0–3
Twente   3–5   Benfica 2–2 1–3
Arsenal   3–1   Udinese 1–0 2–1
Bayern Munich   3–0   Zürich 2–0 1–0
Lyon   4–2   Rubin Kazan 3–1 1–1

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2011–12 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.

The group stage features 32 teams, which were allocated into pots based on their 2011 UEFA club coefficients (except the title holders, Barcelona, who were placed in Pot 1 automatically),[13][14] and then drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. The draw was held on 25 August 2011 in Monaco.[18]

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays are 13–14 September, 27–28 September, 18–19 October, 1–2 November, 22–23 November, and 6–7 December 2011. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the round of 32 of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending order):[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 in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  5. If, after applying criteria 1) to 4) to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, the criteria 1) to 4) will be reapplied to determine the ranking of these teams;
  6. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  7. higher number of goals scored from all group matches played;
  8. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.

The 32 teams contain eleven former winners of the European Cup/Champions League (40 titles combined), and five teams (Manchester City, Napoli, Trabzonspor, Viktoria Plzeň and Oțelul Galați) which made their début appearance in the group stage.[19] Eighteen UEFA member associations are represented in this group stage: England and Spain by four clubs, Italy, Germany and France by three, Russia and Portugal by two, while eleven associations are represented by one club, which are all domestic champions except Trabzonspor, which replaced Fenerbahçe due to match-fixing allegations.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Bayern Munich 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5 13
  Napoli 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
  Manchester City 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
  Villarreal 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0
  BAY MC NAP VIL
Bayern Munich 2–0 3–2 3–1
Manchester City 2–0 1–1 2–1
Napoli 1–1 2–1 2–0
Villarreal 0–2 0–3 0–2

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Internazionale 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
  CSKA Moscow 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8
  Trabzonspor 6 1 4 1 3 5 −2 7
  Lille 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6
  CSK INT LIL TRA
CSKA Moscow 2–3 0–2 3–0
Internazionale 1–2 2–1 0–1
Lille 2–2 0–1 0–0
Trabzonspor 0–0 1–1 1–1

Group CEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Benfica 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
  Basel 6 3 2 1 11 10 +1 11
  Manchester United 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9
  Oțelul Galați 6 0 0 6 3 11 −8 0
  BAS BEN MU OG
Basel 0–2 2–1 2–1
Benfica 1–1 1–1 1–0
Manchester United 3–3 2–2 2–0
Oțelul Galați 2–3 0–1 0–2

Group DEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18
  Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8
  Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
  Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 3 22 −19 0
  AJA DZ OL RM
Ajax 4–0 0–0 0–3
Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 1–7 0–1
Lyon 0–0 2–0 0–2
Real Madrid 3–0 6–2 4–0

Group EEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Chelsea 6 3 2 1 13 4 +9 11
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10
  Valencia 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 8
  Genk 6 0 3 3 2 16 −14 3
  LEV CHE GNK VAL
Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 2–0 2–1
Chelsea 2–0 5–0 3–0
Genk 1–1 1–1 0–0
Valencia 3–1 1–1 7–0

Group FEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Arsenal 6 3 2 1 7 6 +1 11
  Marseille 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
  Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 8 6 +2 9
  Borussia Dortmund 6 1 1 4 6 12 −6 4
  ARS DOR OM OLY
Arsenal 2–1 0–0 2–1
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 2–3 1–0
Marseille 0–1 3–0 0–1
Olympiacos 3–1 3–1 0–1

Group GEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  APOEL 6 2 3 1 6 6 0 9
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9
  Porto 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5
  APO POR SHA ZEN
APOEL 2–1 0–2 2–1
Porto 1–1 2–1 0–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 1–1 0–2 2–2
Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–0 3–1 1–0

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 5 1 0 20 4 +16 16
  Milan 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9
  Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5
  BATE Borisov 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2
  BAR BAT MIL PLZ
Barcelona 4–0 2–2 2–0
BATE Borisov 0–5 1–1 0–1
Milan 2–3 2–0 2–0
Viktoria Plzeň 0–4 1–1 2–2

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The draw for the round of 16 was held on 16 December 2011.[20] The draws for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team) were held on 16 March 2012.[21] Both draws were assisted by German footballer Paul Breitner, the ambassador for the 2012 final.

In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners were seeded, and the eight group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded team hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other. In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association may be drawn with each other.

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Marseille (a) 1 1 2  
   Internazionale 0 2 2  
     Marseille 0 0 0  
     Bayern Munich 2 2 4  
   Basel 1 0 1
   Bayern Munich 0 7 7  
     Bayern Munich (p) 2 1 3(3)  
     Real Madrid 1 2 3(1)  
   Lyon 1 0 1(3)  
   APOEL (p) 0 1 1(4)  
     APOEL 0 2 2
     Real Madrid 3 5 8  
   CSKA Moscow 1 1 2
   Real Madrid 1 4 5  
     Bayern Munich 1(3)
     Chelsea (p) 1(4)
   Zenit St. Petersburg 3 0 3  
   Benfica 2 2 4  
     Benfica 0 1 1
     Chelsea 1 2 3  
   Napoli 3 1 4
   Chelsea (a.e.t.) 1 4 5  
     Chelsea 1 2 3
     Barcelona 0 2 2  
   Milan 4 0 4  
   Arsenal 0 3 3  
     Milan 0 1 1
     Barcelona 0 3 3  
   Bayer Leverkusen 1 1 2
   Barcelona 3 7 10  

Round of 16Edit

The first legs were played on 14, 15, 21 and 22 February, and the second legs were played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lyon   1–1 (3–4 p)   APOEL 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Napoli   4–5   Chelsea 3–1 1–4 (a.e.t.)
Milan   4–3   Arsenal 4–0 0–3
Basel   1–7   Bayern Munich 1–0 0–7
Bayer Leverkusen   2–10   Barcelona 1–3 1–7
CSKA Moscow   2–5   Real Madrid 1–1 1–4
Zenit Saint Petersburg   3–4   Benfica 3–2 0–2
Marseille   2–2 (a)   Internazionale 1–0 1–2

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 27 and 28 March, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 April 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL   2–8   Real Madrid 0–3 2–5
Marseille   0–4   Bayern Munich 0–2 0–2
Benfica   1–3   Chelsea 0–1 1–2
Milan   1–3   Barcelona 0–0 1–3

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 17 and 18 April, and the second legs were played on 24 and 25 April 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   3–3 (3–1 p)   Real Madrid 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Chelsea   3–2   Barcelona 1–0 2–2

FinalEdit

The final was played on 19 May 2012 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

Bayern Munich  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Chelsea
Müller   83' Report Drogba   88'
Penalties
Lahm  
Gómez  
Neuer  
Olić  
Schweinsteiger  
3–4   Mata
  David Luiz
  Lampard
  Cole
  Drogba
Attendance: 62,500

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

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