2012–13 NextGen Series

The 2012–13 NextGen Series was the second season of the NextGen Series. The tournament involved the under-19 teams from 24 different countries across Europe. The tournament was won by Aston Villa who overcame Chelsea in the final.

2012–13 NextGen Series
Tournament details
Dates15 August 2012 – 1 April 2013
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Aston Villa (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Chelsea
Third placePortugal Sporting CP
Fourth placeEngland Arsenal
Tournament statistics
Matches played88
Goals scored268 (3.05 per match)
Top scorer(s)Republic of Ireland Graham Burke
Scotland Islam Feruz
(7 goals)
Best player(s)England Lewis Baker

Format changesEdit

From the previous season's competition, one major format change has been announced, with the competition moving from a 16-team to a 24-team affair.[1] The group stage was run in six groups of four, an expansion of the same format as the previous season.

TeamsEdit

The 24 teams were sorted into six groups, where they played each other home and away in a Round-robin tournament. The top teams advanced to the finals of the competition.

Fifteen of the 16 founder-members reprise their roles, consisting of some of the highest-reputations teams from across UEFA, mirroring the current or recent Champions League involvement of their first teams. Only Basel of Switzerland declined the invitation to reappear.

They were joined by a further nine teams of high standing for the expanded series.

Group stageEdit

The 24 teams were sorted into six groups of four, where they play each other home and away in a double round robin format. The top-two teams from each group progressed to the knock-out stages of the competition alongside the four highest points-scoring third-place finishers.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up and four best third placed teams advance to the round of 16

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11
  Anderlecht 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9
  Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
  Wolfsburg 6 1 1 4 9 17 −8 4

Kickoff times are in CET.

Barcelona  1 − 1  Anderlecht
Sanabria   80' Report Kabasele   66'
Referee: Rafael Díaz Melero (Spain)

Wolfsburg  2 − 3  Tottenham Hotspur
Hauck   17' (pen.)
Brandt   90+1'
Report Coulthirst   63'
Lameiras   79'
Pritchard   82'

Anderlecht  1 − 2  Wolfsburg
Bruno   71' Report Avdijaj   21'
Hauck   33'

Tottenham Hotspur  0 − 2  Barcelona
Report Sandro   19'73'
Attendance: 8,850

Wolfsburg  0 − 5  Barcelona
Report Calvet   12'
Quesada   52'
Ebwelle   78'
Joel Huertas   90'
Herrera   90'


Tottenham Hotspur  2 – 2  Wolfsburg
Pritchard   8'35' Report Hauck   84'
Müller   90'


Barcelona  1 – 4  Tottenham Hotspur
Bagnack   88' Report Coulthirst   25'29'60'
Pritchard   72'

Barcelona  3 – 1  Wolfsburg
Traoré   16'
Sandro   45'
Ebwelle   90'
Report Palacios Martínez   86'

Wolfsburg  2 – 3  Anderlecht
Brandt   68'
Uzan   90+1'
Report Dendoncker   14'
Kabasele   34'
Heylen   37'

Tottenham Hotspur  0 − 2  Anderlecht
Report Dendoncker   59'
Heylen   83' (pen.)

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13
  Juventus 6 3 3 0 13 9 +4 12
  Manchester City 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5
  Fenerbahçe 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2

Kickoff times are in CET.

Juventus  3 − 3  Fenerbahçe
Padovan   27'50'
Lanini   90+4'
Report Şimşek   38'75' (pen.)
Sahat   85'

Manchester City  0 − 2  Paris Saint-Germain
Report Rajsel   28'77'

Manchester City  3 − 1  Fenerbahçe
Suárez   69' (pen.)
Huws   71'
Hiwula   90' (pen.)
Report Çinemre   11'
Attendance: 737
Referee: Darren Handley (England)


Fenerbahçe  1 − 1  Manchester City
Leigh   68' (og) Report Suárez   49'

Fenerbahçe  0 – 2  Paris Saint-Germain
Report Coman   18'
Ongenda   55'



Manchester City  2 – 3  Juventus
Pozo   15'
Lopes   81'
Report Schiavone   29'
Magnússon   62'
Léo Bonatini   71'

Paris Saint-Germain  2 – 1  Manchester City
Bourdin   29'
Habran   63'
Report Lopes   77' (pen.)

Fenerbahçe  1 – 2  Juventus
Cici   57' Report Gerbaudo   25'
Schiavone   81'

Paris Saint-Germain  2 – 2  Juventus
Yaisien   33'
Coman   42'
Report Beltrame   78'
Gerbaudo   90'

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  CSKA Moscow 6 4 0 2 8 5 +3 12
  Ajax 6 3 2 1 15 6 +9 11
  Chelsea 6 2 3 1 12 6 +6 9
  Molde 6 0 1 5 2 20 −18 1

Kickoff times are in CET.

CSKA Moscow  2 − 1  Molde
Seredin   29'
Litvinov   74'
Report Svendsen   27'

Chelsea  1 − 2  CSKA Moscow
Bamford   11' Report Zaseev   35'
Dergachev   38'

Molde  0 − 1  CSKA Moscow
Report Zaseev   54'

Molde  0 − 5  Ajax
Report De Sa   14'
Fischer   19'65'81'
Sporkslede   90+3'

CSKA Moscow  0 − 1  Chelsea
Report Boga   71'

Ajax  5 − 0  Molde
Kishna   11'
Fischer   31'
El Hasnaoui   37'67'
Keskin   90'
Report

CSKA Moscow  2 – 0  Ajax
Khurtsidze   45'
Georgievskiy   75'
Report

Molde  1 – 1  Chelsea
Aboubacar   60' Report Ssewankambo   87'

Ajax  2 – 1  CSKA Moscow
Menig   44'
Van den Boomen   59'
Report Netfullin   28'

Chelsea  6 – 0  Molde
Feruz   13'22'
Kiwomya   57'
Mitchell   66'
Piazon   68'
Saville   70'
Report

Chelsea  0 – 0  Ajax
Report

Ajax  3 – 3  Chelsea
Bitter   16'
De Sa   61' (pen.)
De Bondt   89'
Report Kiwomya   12'
Feruz   39'49'

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sporting CP 6 4 0 2 12 11 +1 12
  Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 12 8 +4 10
  PSV Eindhoven 6 3 0 3 6 9 −3 9
  Celtic 6 1 1 4 8 10 -2 4

Kickoff times are in CET.

Aston Villa  1 − 3  Sporting CP
Drennan   31' Report   32'
Mané   39'
Riquicho   63' (pen.)

PSV Eindhoven  1 − 0  Aston Villa
Antonio   34' Report

Celtic  1 − 2  Sporting CP
Johnstone   20' Report Medeiros   45'
Cortez   76'

Aston Villa  2 − 1  Celtic
Carruthers   21'
Melvin   35'
Report Irvine   49'

PSV Eindhoven  1 − 0  Sporting CP
Vloet   75' Report

Celtic  3 − 1  PSV Eindhoven
F. Twardzik   11' (pen.)
McGregor   13'
Herron   16'
Report Antonio   44'

Celtic  2 – 2  Aston Villa
Devine   53' (o.g.)
P. Twardzik   72'
Report Graham   24'
Drennan   39'

Sporting CP  4 – 2  PSV Eindhoven
Ponde   18'
Mané   57'
Medeiros   73'
Veloso   90'
Report Sanoh   25'
Pinto   64' (o.g.)

Aston Villa  2 – 0  PSV Eindhoven
Burke   19'
Drennan   84'
Report

Sporting CP  2 – 1  Celtic
Mané   8'
Medeiros   24'
Report Kidd   40'

PSV Eindhoven  1 – 0  Celtic
Brenet   83' Report

Sporting CP  1 – 5  Aston Villa
Veloso   75' Report Donacien   10'
Drennan   49'88'
Burke   55'78'

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Internazionale 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10
  Rosenborg 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10
  Liverpool 6 3 0 3 14 10 +4 9
  Borussia Dortmund 6 1 2 3 5 9 -4 5

Kickoff times are in CET.

Internazionale  3 − 2  Liverpool
Forte   19'
Belloni   45'
Garritano   80'
Report Adorján   30' (pen.)88'



Borussia Dortmund  2 – 1  Liverpool
Nothnagel   30' (pen.)
Bandowski   77'
Report Coady   64'

Rosenborg  2 – 1  Internazionale
Sørloth   85'
Sakor   90' (pen.)
Report Garritano   63'


Rosenborg  3 – 0  Liverpool
Blakstad   6'
Bjørnholm   14'
Sørloth   30'
Report

Liverpool  4 – 1  Rosenborg
Jones   15'
Morgan   32'45+2'
Sinclair   90+1'
Report Lundal   39'

Borussia Dortmund  2 – 2  Rosenborg
Benkarit   19'
Beutler   67'
Report Bjørnholm   3'
Blakstad   43'

Liverpool  3 – 0  Borussia Dortmund
Coady   22'26' (pen.)
Morgan   77'
Report

Internazionale  3 – 1  Rosenborg
Forte   37'85'
Pedrabissi   70'
Report Blakstad   25'
Referee: Francesco Di Stefano (Italy)

Liverpool  4 – 1  Internazionale
Coady   29' (pen.)77' (pen.)
Yeşil   34'65'
Report Benassi   62'

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Olympiacos 6 2 3 1 4 5 −1 9
  Arsenal 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 8
  Marseille 6 2 2 2 4 10 −6 8
  Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 12 7 +5 7

Kickoff times are in CET.

Athletic Bilbao  4 − 0  Olympiacos
Guillermo   27' (pen.)
Jurgi Oteo   50'
Bengoa   59'
Santamaría   72'
Report
Attendance: 3000 [2]

Arsenal  3 − 0  Marseille
Yennaris   8'
Akpom   20'83'
Report

Marseille  2 − 1  Athletic Bilbao
Anani   45'72' Report Jurgi Oteo   34'

Olympiacos  2 − 0  Arsenal
Soukias   83'
Leandro   90'
Report



Marseille  1 – 0  Arsenal
Kisaku   90+3' Report

Olympiacos  1 – 1  Marseille
Ioannidis   45' Report Diop   33'

Athletic Bilbao  0 – 0  Arsenal
Report

Athletic Bilbao  5 – 0  Marseille
Santamaría   58'80'
Williams   65'
Unai López   70'
Bechar   89' (og)
Report

Arsenal  4 – 2  Athletic Bilbao
Toral   7'74'
Ansah   67'
Hayden   79'
Report Aketxe   12'
Yeray   83'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3   Chelsea 6 2 3 1 12 6 +6 9
5   Liverpool 6 3 0 3 14 10 +4 9
4   PSV Eindhoven 6 3 0 3 6 9 −3 9
1   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
6   Marseille 6 2 2 2 4 10 −6 8
2   Manchester City 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5

Knockout stageEdit

The knockout round matches were decided by ordering each team from 1 through 16, with the top ranked team facing the lowest ranked team, and on down.[3]

Key to colours
Group winners
Runners-up
Four best third-placed teams
Seeded Unseeded
# Team Pts GD GF # Team Pts GD GF
1.   Paris Saint-Germain 13 +5 10 9.   Aston Villa 10 +4 12
2.   CSKA Moscow 12 +3 8 10.   Rosenborg 10 0 10
3.   Sporting CP 12 +1 12 11.   Anderlecht 9 +2 8
4.   Barcelona 11 +6 12 12.   Arsenal 8 +2 7
5.   Internazionale 10 0 10 13.   Chelsea 9 +6 12
6.   Olympiacos 9 −1 4 14.   Liverpool 9 +4 14
7.   Juventus 12 +4 13 15.   PSV Eindhoven 9 −3 6
8.   Ajax 11 +9 15 16.   Tottenham Hotspur 8 0 10

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Barcelona0
 
 
 
  Chelsea2
 
  Chelsea4
 
 
 
  Juventus1
 
  Juventus1
 
 
 
  Rosenborg0
 
  Chelsea (a.e.t.)4
 
 
 
  Arsenal3
 
  Internazionale0
 
 
 
  Arsenal1
 
  Arsenal1
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow0
 
  CSKA Moscow3
 
 
 
  PSV Eindhoven0
 
  Chelsea0
 
 
 
  Aston Villa2
 
  Ajax1
 
 
 
  Aston Villa2
 
  Aston Villa1
 
 
 
  Olympiacos0
 
  Olympiacos2
 
 
 
  Anderlecht1
 
  Aston Villa3
 
 
 
  Sporting CP1 Third place match
 
  Paris Saint-Germain1 (3)
 
  
 
  Tottenham Hotspur (pen.)1 (4)
 
  Tottenham Hotspur3  Arsenal1
 
 
 
  Sporting CP (a.e.t.)5   Sporting CP3
 
  Sporting CP4
 
 
  Liverpool0
 

Round of 16Edit

Ajax  1 − 2  Aston Villa
Anderson   14' Report Drennan   35'
Lewis   64'


Barcelona  0 − 2  Chelsea
Report Feruz   43'
Boga   90'

Sporting CP  4 − 0  Liverpool
Mané   12'24'
Palhinha   64'
Jancó   89'
Report

CSKA Moscow  3 − 0  PSV Eindhoven
Bazelyuk   11'22'
Georgievskiy   68'
Report

Olympiacos  2 − 1  Anderlecht
Ioannidis   21'53' (pen.) Report Acheampong   46'


QuarterfinalsEdit

Chelsea  4 − 1  Juventus
Kiwomya   11'
Baker   13'89'
Feruz   83'
Report Rugani   72'

Aston Villa  1 − 0  Olympiacos
Burke   11' Report

Tottenham Hotspur  3 − 5 (a.e.t.)  Sporting CP
Oduwa   8'
Dombaxe   81' (pen.)
Percil   90+3'
Report Betinho   6'17'
Semedo   64' (pen.)
Guedes   96'
Fokobo   104'

Arsenal  1 − 0  CSKA Moscow
Gnabry   56' Report

SemifinalsEdit

Chelsea  4 − 3 (a.e.t.)  Arsenal
Feruz   53'
Baker   61'116'
Boga   65'
Report Akpom   16'89'
Gnabry   90'

Aston Villa  3 − 1 (a.e.t.)  Sporting CP
Burke   55'
Grealish   91'
Carruthers   105'
Report Stojanović   68'

Third place matchEdit

Arsenal  1 − 3  Sporting CP
Eisfeld   27' Report Jancó   34'
Semedo   55' (pen.)
Esgaio   72'

FinalEdit

Chelsea  0 − 2  Aston Villa
Report Burke   49' (pen.)90' (pen.)

Top goalscorersEdit

Players and teams in bold are still active in the competition:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Graham Burke   Aston Villa 7
  Islam Feruz   Chelsea
3   Michael Drennan   Aston Villa 6
4   Conor Coady   Liverpool 5
  Shaq Coulthirst   Tottenham Hotspur
  Carlos Mané   Sporting CP
7   Chuba Akpom   Arsenal 4
  Lewis Baker   Chelsea
  Viktor Fischer   Ajax
  Alex Pritchard1   Tottenham Hotspur
11   Magnus Blakstad   Rosenborg 3
  Jeremie Boga   Chelsea
  Francesco Forte   Internazionale
  Philipp Hauck   Wolfsburg
  Nikolaos Ioannidis   Olympiacos
  Alex Kiwomya   Chelsea
  Iuri Medeiros   Sporting CP
  Adam Morgan   Liverpool
  Sandro   Barcelona
  Gorka Santamaría   Athletic Bilbao
Note

1: ^ In January 2013 Alex Pritchard moved on loan from Tottenham Hotspur to Peterborough United.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ARSENAL BECOME FOURTH NEW TEAM". NextGenSeries.com. 18 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.olympiacos.org/en/article/14190/bilbao-u20-%E2%80%93-olympiacos-u20-4-0
  3. ^ "NEXTGEN SERIES ANNOUNCES LAST 16 FIXTURES". www.nextgenseries.com. 29 January 2013.
  4. ^ "NEXTGEN DATE THIS SUNDAY". www.chelseafc.com. 12 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Date set for NextGen Series last eight clash against Olympiacos". www.avfc.co.uk. 8 March 2013. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013.
  6. ^ "NEXTGEN SERIES FIXTURE UPDATE". www.tottenhamhotspur.com. 5 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Emirates to host Gunners' NextGen clash". www.arsenal.com. 8 March 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Semi-Final draw revealed". www.nextgenseries.com. 21 March 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Host city and dates unveiled". www.nextgenseries.com. 7 March 2013.