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2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage

This article details the 2011–12 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 Route, five through the League Route).[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 13–14 September, 27–28 September, 18–19 October, 1–2 November, 22–23 November, and 6–7 December 2011.[2]

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.[3]

Contents

SeedingEdit

The draw for the group stage was held at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco on 25 August 2011 at 17:45 CEST (UTC+02:00).[4]

Teams were seeded into four pots[5] based on their 2011 UEFA club coefficients.[6] The title holders, Barcelona, were automatically seeded into Pot 1. Pot 1 held teams ranked 1–9, Pot 2 held teams ranked 10–24, Pot 3 held teams ranked 31–83, while Pot 4 held teams ranked 86–200 and unranked teams.

Key to colours
Qualified for the Champions League round of 16.
Qualified for the Europa League round of 32.
Pot 1
Team Coeff
  Barcelona TH 141.465
  Manchester United 151.157
  Chelsea 129.157
  Bayern Munich LR 118.887
  Arsenal LR 108.157
  Real Madrid 103.408
  Porto 100.319
  Internazionale 100.110
Pot 2
Team Coeff
  Milan 94.110
  Lyon LR 92.735
  Shakhtar Donetsk 87.776
  Valencia 85.408
  Benfica LR 81.319
  Villarreal LR 75.465
  CSKA Moscow 73.941
  Marseille 68.735
Pot 3
Team Coeff
  Zenit St. Petersburg 60.441
  Ajax 56.025
  Bayer Leverkusen 54.887
  Olympiacos 50.833
  Manchester City 47.157
  Lille 40.735
  Basel 39.980
  BATE Borisov CR 23.216
Pot 4
Team Coeff
  Borussia Dortmund 22.887
  Napoli 21.110
  Dinamo Zagreb CR 20.224
  APOEL CR 13.124
  Trabzonspor 12.010
  Genk CR 8.400
  Viktoria Plzeň CR 5.170
  Oțelul Galați 5.164

th Title Holder. The title holder automatically gets the top position of seeding list.

CR Qualified through Play-off round (Champions Route)

LR Qualified through Play-off round (League Route)

For the group stage draw, teams from the same national association cannot be drawn against each other. Moreover, the draw was controlled for teams from the same association in order to split the teams evenly into the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) for maximum television coverage.

The fixtures were decided after the draw. 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. There are other 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 playing 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:[3]

  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.

GroupsEdit

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.

Times up to 29 October 2011 (matchdays 1–3) are CEST (UTC+02:00), thereafter (matchdays 4–6) times are CET (UTC+01:00).

Group AEdit

 
Group A match between Villarreal and Manchester City.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAY NAP MC VIL
  Bayern Munich 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5 13 3–2 2–0 3–1
  Napoli 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 1–1 2–1 2–0
  Manchester City 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 2–0 1–1 2–1
  Villarreal 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 0–2 0–2 0–3
Manchester City  1–1  Napoli
Kolarov   74' Report Cavani   69'
Villarreal  0–2  Bayern Munich
Report Kroos   7'
Rafinha   76'

Bayern Munich  2–0  Manchester City
Gómez   38'45+1' Report
Attendance: 66,000[8]
Napoli  2–0  Villarreal
Hamšík   15'
Cavani   17' (pen.)
Report

Napoli  1–1  Bayern Munich
Badstuber   39' (o.g.) Report Kroos   2'
Manchester City  2–1  Villarreal
Marchena   43' (o.g.)
Agüero   90+3'
Report Cani   4'

Bayern Munich  3–2  Napoli
Gómez   17'23'42' Report Fernández   45'79'
Attendance: 66,000[10]
Villarreal  0–3  Manchester City
Report Y. Touré   30'71'
Balotelli   45+3' (pen.)

Napoli  2–1  Manchester City
Cavani   17'49' Report Balotelli   33'
Attendance: 57,575[11]
Bayern Munich  3–1  Villarreal
Ribéry   3'69'
Gómez   23'
Report De Guzmán   50'

Manchester City  2–0  Bayern Munich
Silva   36'
Y. Touré   52'
Report
Villarreal  0–2  Napoli
Report Inler   65'
Hamšík   76'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts INT CSK TRA LIL
  Internazionale 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 1–2 0–1 2–1
  CSKA Moscow 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 2–3 3–0 0–2
  Trabzonspor 6 1 4 1 3 5 −2 7 1–1 0–0 1–1
  Lille 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6 0–1 2–2 0–0
Lille  2–2  CSKA Moscow
Sow   44'
Pedretti   57'
Report Doumbia   72'90'
Internazionale  0–1  Trabzonspor
Report Čelůstka   76'
Attendance: 24,444[7]

CSKA Moscow  2–3  Internazionale
Dzagoev   45+3'
Vágner Love   77'
Report Lúcio   6'
Pazzini   23'
Zárate   79'
Attendance: 35,000[8]
Trabzonspor  1–1  Lille
Colman   75' (pen.) Report Sow   30'

CSKA Moscow  3–0  Trabzonspor
Doumbia   29'86'
Cauņa   76'
Report
Attendance: 18,000[9]
Lille  0–1  Internazionale
Report Pazzini   21'

Internazionale  2–1  Lille
Samuel   18'
Milito   65'
Report De Melo   83'
Attendance: 24,299[10]

CSKA Moscow  0–2  Lille
Report V. Berezutski   49' (o.g.)
Sow   64'
Trabzonspor  1–1  Internazionale
Altıntop   23' Report Álvarez   18'

Lille  0–0  Trabzonspor
Report
Internazionale  1–2  CSKA Moscow
Cambiasso   51' Report Doumbia   50'
V. Berezutski   86'
Attendance: 23,295[12]

Group CEdit

 
The Estádio da Luz during the match between Benfica and Manchester United
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BEN BAS MU OG
  Benfica 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12 1–1 1–1 1–0
  Basel 6 3 2 1 11 10 +1 11 0–2 2–1 2–1
  Manchester United 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9 2–2 3–3 2–0
  Oțelul Galați 6 0 0 6 3 11 −8 0 0–1 2–3 0–2
Basel  2–1  Oțelul Galați
F. Frei   39'
A. Frei   84' (pen.)
Report Pena   58'
Attendance: 30,126[7]
Benfica  1–1  Manchester United
Cardozo   24' Report Giggs   42'
Attendance: 63,822[7]

Manchester United  3–3  Basel
Welbeck   16'17'
Young   90'
Report F. Frei   58'
A. Frei   61'76' (pen.)
Attendance: 73,115[8]
Oțelul Galați  0–1  Benfica
Report Bruno César   40'

Oțelul Galați  0–2  Manchester United
Report Rooney   64' (pen.)90+2' (pen.)
Basel  0–2  Benfica
Report Bruno César   20'
Cardozo   75'
Attendance: 35,831[9]

Manchester United  2–0  Oțelul Galați
Valencia   8'
Sârghi   88' (o.g.)
Report
Benfica  1–1  Basel
Rodrigo   4' Report Huggel   64'

Oțelul Galați  2–3  Basel
Giurgiu   75'
Antal   81'
Report F. Frei   10'
A. Frei   14'
Streller   37'
Manchester United  2–2  Benfica
Berbatov   30'
Fletcher   59'
Report Jones   3' (o.g.)
Aimar   61'
Attendance: 74,873[11]

Basel  2–1  Manchester United
Streller   9'
A. Frei   84'
Report Jones   89'
Attendance: 36,000[12]
Benfica  1–0  Oțelul Galați
Cardozo   7' Report
Attendance: 35,155[12]
Notes

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RM OL AJA DZ
  Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18 4–0 3–0 6–2
  Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8 0–2 0–0 2–0
  Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8 0–3 0–0 4–0
  Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 3 22 −19 0 0–1 1–7 0–2
Tiebreakers
  • Lyon and Ajax were tied on their head-to-head records as shown below, so Lyon are ranked ahead of Ajax because of their higher overall goal difference in the group.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Lyon 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  Ajax 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Dinamo Zagreb  0–1  Real Madrid
Report Di María   53'
Attendance: 27,055[7]
Ajax  0–0  Lyon
Report
Attendance: 49,504[7]

Lyon  2–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Gomis   23'
B. Koné   42'
Report
Real Madrid  3–0  Ajax
Ronaldo   25'
Kaká   41'
Benzema   49'
Report

Real Madrid  4–0  Lyon
Benzema   19'
Khedira   47'
Lloris   55' (o.g.)
Ramos   81'
Report
Dinamo Zagreb  0–2  Ajax
Report Boerrigter   49'
Eriksen   90'
Attendance: 25,714[9]

Lyon  0–2  Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo   24'69' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,099[10]
Ajax  4–0  Dinamo Zagreb
Van der Wiel   20'
Sulejmani   25'
De Jong   65'
Lodeiro   90+2'
Report

Real Madrid  6–2  Dinamo Zagreb
Benzema   2'66'
Callejón   7'49'
Higuaín   9'
Özil   20'
Report Bećiraj   81'
Tomečak   90'
Lyon  0–0  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 35,070[11]

Dinamo Zagreb  1–7  Lyon
Kovačić   40' Report Gomis   45'48'52'70'
Gonalons   47'
Lisandro   64'
Briand   75'
Ajax  0–3  Real Madrid
Report Callejón   14'90+2'
Higuaín   41'
Attendance: 51,557[12]

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CHE LEV VAL GNK
  Chelsea 6 3 2 1 13 4 +9 11 2–0 3–0 5–0
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10 2–1 2–1 2–0
  Valencia 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 8 1–1 3–1 7–0
  Genk 6 0 3 3 2 16 −14 3 1–1 1–1 0–0
Chelsea  2–0  Bayer Leverkusen
David Luiz   67'
Mata   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 33,820[14]
Genk  0–0  Valencia
Report
Attendance: 20,248[14]

Valencia  1–1  Chelsea
Soldado   87' (pen.) Report Lampard   56'
Attendance: 33,791[15]
Bayer Leverkusen  2–0  Genk
Bender   30'
Ballack   90+1'
Report

Bayer Leverkusen  2–1  Valencia
Schürrle   52'
Sam   56'
Report Jonas   24'
Attendance: 26,384[16]
Chelsea  5–0  Genk
Meireles   8'
Torres   11'27'
Ivanović   42'
Kalou   72'
Report
Attendance: 38,518[16]

Valencia  3–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Jonas   1'
Soldado   65'
Rami   75'
Report Kießling   31'
Attendance: 37,047[17]
Genk  1–1  Chelsea
Vossen   61' Report Ramires   26'
Attendance: 22,584[17]

Bayer Leverkusen  2–1  Chelsea
Derdiyok   73'
Friedrich   90+1'
Report Drogba   48'
Attendance: 29,285[18]
Valencia  7–0  Genk
Jonas   10'
Soldado   13'35'39'
Hernández   68'
Aduriz   70'
T. Costa   81'
Report
Attendance: 35,086[18]
Referee: Tony Chapron (France)

Chelsea  3–0  Valencia
Drogba   3'76'
Ramires   22'
Report
Attendance: 41,109[19]
Genk  1–1  Bayer Leverkusen
Vossen   30' Report Derdiyok   79'
Attendance: 21,187[19]

Group FEdit

 
Group F match between Arsenal and Marseille.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ARS OM OLY DOR
  Arsenal 6 3 2 1 7 6 +1 11 0–0 2–1 2–1
  Marseille 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–1 0–1 3–0
  Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 8 6 +2 9 3–1 0–1 3–1
  Borussia Dortmund 6 1 1 4 6 12 −6 4 1–1 2–3 1–0
Olympiacos  0–1  Marseille
Report González   51'
Borussia Dortmund  1–1  Arsenal
Perišić   88' Report Van Persie   42'

Arsenal  2–1  Olympiacos
Oxlade-Chamberlain   8'
Santos   20'
Report Fuster   27'
Marseille  3–0  Borussia Dortmund
A. Ayew   20'69' (pen.)
Rémy   62'
Report

Marseille  0–1  Arsenal
Report Ramsey   90+2'
Olympiacos  3–1  Borussia Dortmund
Holebas   8'
Djebbour   40'
Modesto   78'
Report Lewandowski   26'

Arsenal  0–0  Marseille
Report
Attendance: 59,961[17]
Borussia Dortmund  1–0  Olympiacos
Großkreutz   7' Report

Marseille  0–1  Olympiacos
Report Fetfatzidis   82'
Attendance: 25,392[18]
Arsenal  2–1  Borussia Dortmund
Van Persie   49'86' Report Kagawa   90+2'

Olympiacos  3–1  Arsenal
Djebbour   16'
Fuster   36'
Modesto   89'
Report Benayoun   57'
Borussia Dortmund  2–3  Marseille
Błaszczykowski   23'
Hummels   32' (pen.)
Report Rémy   45+4'
A. Ayew   85'
Valbuena   87'
Attendance: 65,000[19]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts APO ZEN POR SHA
  APOEL 6 2 3 1 6 6 0 9 2–1 2–1 0–2
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 0–0 3–1 1–0
  Porto 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 1–1 0–0 2–1
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5 1–1 2–2 0–2
Tiebreakers
  • APOEL and Zenit St. Petersburg are ranked by their head-to-head records, as shown below.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  APOEL 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Porto  2–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Hulk   28'
Kléber   51'
Report Luiz Adriano   12'
Attendance: 36,612[14]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
APOEL  2–1  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Manduca   73'
Aílton   75'
Report Zyryanov   63'

Zenit Saint Petersburg  3–1  Porto
Shirokov   20'63'
Danny   72'
Report J. Rodríguez   10'
Shakhtar Donetsk  1–1  APOEL
Jádson   64' Report Tričkovski   61'

Shakhtar Donetsk  2–2  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Willian   15'
Luiz Adriano   45+1'
Report Shirokov   33'
Fayzulin   60'
Porto  1–1  APOEL
Hulk   13' Report Aílton   19'
Attendance: 32,512[16]

APOEL  2–1  Porto
Aílton   42' (pen.)
Manduca   90'
Report Hulk   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 22,301[17]

Zenit Saint Petersburg  0–0  APOEL
Report
Shakhtar Donetsk  0–2  Porto
Report Hulk   79'
Raț   90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 42,565[18]

Porto  0–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report
APOEL  0–2  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Luiz Adriano   62'
Seleznyov   78'
Attendance: 22,537[19]

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR MIL PLZ BAT
  Barcelona 6 5 1 0 20 4 +16 16 2–2 2–0 4–0
  Milan 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9 2–3 2–0 2–0
  Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5 0–4 2–2 1–1
  BATE Borisov 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2 0–5 1–1 0–1
Barcelona  2–2  Milan
Pedro   36'
Villa   50'
Report Pato   1'
Thiago Silva   90+2'
Attendance: 89,861[14]
Viktoria Plzeň  1–1  BATE Borisov
Bakoš   45+1' Report Bressan   69'
Attendance: 19,541[14]

BATE Borisov  0–5  Barcelona
Report Valadzko   19' (o.g.)
Pedro   22'
Messi   38'56'
Villa   90'
Attendance: 29,555[15]
Milan  2–0  Viktoria Plzeň
Ibrahimović   53' (pen.)
Cassano   66'
Report
Attendance: 66,859[15]

Milan  2–0  BATE Borisov
Ibrahimović   33'
Boateng   70'
Report
Attendance: 66,040[16]
Barcelona  2–0  Viktoria Plzeň
Iniesta   10'
Villa   82'
Report
Attendance: 74,376[16]

BATE Borisov  1–1  Milan
Bressan   55' (pen.) Report Ibrahimović   22'
Attendance: 29,100[17]
Viktoria Plzeň  0–4  Barcelona
Report Messi   24' (pen.)45+2'90+2'
Fàbregas   72'

BATE Borisov  0–1  Viktoria Plzeň
Report Bakoš   42'
Attendance: 26,520[18]
Milan  2–3  Barcelona
Ibrahimović   20'
Boateng   54'
Report Van Bommel   14' (o.g.)
Messi   31' (pen.)
Xavi   63'
Attendance: 78,927[18]

Barcelona  4–0  BATE Borisov
Sergi Roberto   35'
Montoya   60'
Pedro   63'89' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 37,374[19]
Viktoria Plzeň  2–2  Milan
Bystroň   89'
Ďuriš   90+3'
Report Pato   47'
Robinho   48'
Attendance: 19,854[19]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Notes

ReferencesEdit

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