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The 2013–14 UEFA Youth League was the first season of the UEFA Youth League, a European youth club football competition organised by UEFA. It was contested by the under-19 youth teams of the 32 clubs qualified for the group stage of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League.[1][2][3]

2013–14 UEFA Youth League
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The Colovray Stadium in Nyon hosted the semi-finals and final.
Tournament details
Dates17 September 2013 – 14 April 2014
Teams32 (from 18 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-upPortugal Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played110
Goals scored378 (3.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Munir
(11 goals)

The final was played on 14 April 2014 at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland, between Benfica and Barcelona. Barcelona won 3–0 and became the first team to lift the Lennart Johansson Trophy, named after UEFA's honorary president.[4][5]

Players must be born on or after 1 January 1995.[3]

Contents

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[4]

Phase Round Draw date Match date(s)
Group stage Matchday 1 29 August 2013
(Monaco)
17–18 September 2013
Matchday 2 1–2 October 2013
Matchday 3 22–23 October 2013
Matchday 4 5–6 November 2013
Matchday 5 26–27 November 2013
Matchday 6 10–11 December 2013
Knockout phase Round of 16 16 December 2013
(Nyon)
18–19 & 25–26 February 2014
Quarter-finals 11–12 & 18–19 March 2014
Semi-finals 11 April 2014
Final 14 April 2014

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2013–14 UEFA Youth League.
  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 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four, with the group compositions determined by the draw for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage, which was held in Monaco on 29 August 2013.[6][7] In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 17–18 September, 1–2 October, 22–23 October, 5–6 November, 26–27 November, and 10–11 December 2013, with the matches played on the same matchday as the corresponding Champions League matches (though not necessarily on the same day, and some matches were played on Mondays and Thursdays). The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are 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, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the two teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 9 apply;
  6. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  7. higher number of goals scored from all group matches played;
  8. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received during the group stage (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
  9. drawing of lots.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16

Times up to 26 October 2013 (matchdays 1–3) were CEST (UTC+2), thereafter (matchdays 4–6) times were CET (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Sociedad 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
  Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 1 3 11 14 −3 7
  Manchester United 6 2 1 3 9 10 −1 7
Manchester United  4–3  Bayer Leverkusen
Wilson   4'89' (pen.)
Pearson   10'
Pereira   71'
Report Brasnic   27'29'
Wagener   61'

Bayer Leverkusen  1–5  Real Sociedad
Lapeña   6' (o.g.) Report Bautista   15'21'
Gorosabel   61'
Capilla   76' (pen.)
Merquelanz   83'

Bayer Leverkusen  1–2  Shakhtar Donetsk
Gibaldi   59' Report Adamenko   48'
Boryachuk   51'

Shakhtar Donetsk  2–2  Bayer Leverkusen
Heine   19' (o.g.)
Kovalenko   59'
Report Wagener   90+1'
Rother   90+4'

Bayer Leverkusen  3–1  Manchester United
Brasnic   18'
Barendt   29'
Cigaņiks   90+3'
Report Wilson   49' (pen.)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 16 8 +8 11
  Copenhagen 6 2 4 0 11 9 +2 10
  Juventus 6 2 2 2 14 13 +1 8
  Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 5 16 −11 2
Copenhagen  2–2  Juventus
Marin   12' (o.g.)
Wohlgemuth   90+4' (pen.)
Report García   26'
Sakor   62'

Juventus  3–1  Galatasaray
Bnou Marzouk   48'
Gerbaudo   65'
Soumah   79'
Report Orhan   74'

Real Madrid  6–2  Juventus
Narváez   15'34'52'85' (pen.)
Fran Rodríguez   38'
Javi Muñoz   80'
Report Buenacasa   75'
Soumah   78'

Copenhagen  2–2  Galatasaray
Finnbogason   29'
Nordam   61'
Report Taş   18'
Coşkun   76'
Attendance: 798
Referee: Tore Hansen (Norway)

Juventus  2–2  Copenhagen
Soumah   38'
Gerbaudo   80'
Report Nordam   34'
Felfel   51'
Real Madrid  4–1  Galatasaray
Cedrés   15'
Fran Rodríguez   25'
Javi Muñoz   30'
Cerro   54'
Report Ergün   79'

Galatasaray  0–5  Juventus
Report Soumah   15'
Bnou Marzouk   64'76'78'
Donis   72'
Copenhagen  3–2  Real Madrid
Felfel   17'
Wohlgemuth   69' (pen.)
Mathisen   72'
Report Felipe Sáez   42'
Legaz   59'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Benfica 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10 14
  Paris Saint-Germain 6 1 4 1 5 7 −2 7
  Anderlecht 6 1 2 3 8 13 −5 5
  Olympiacos 6 0 4 2 3 6 −3 4
Benfica  3–0  Anderlecht
Rochinha   45+1'
N. Santos   60'
Gomes   90+3'
Report

Anderlecht  4–2  Olympiacos
Kawaya   37'
Leya   43'48'61'
Report Vergos   40'
Garefalakis   86'



Anderlecht  3–6  Benfica
Kawaya   3'
Bourard   11'
Leya   78'
Report Rochinha   23'25'28'
Pereira   66'
Baldé   76'90+4'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  CSKA Moscow 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
  Manchester City 6 3 2 1 15 4 +11 11
  Bayern Munich 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10
  Viktoria Plzeň 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20 0
Bayern Munich  0–2  CSKA Moscow
Report Georgiyevsky   64'
Borzykh   88'

CSKA Moscow  5–0  Viktoria Plzeň
Litvinov   2'39'
Georgiyevsky   30'83'
Yefremov   42'
Report
Attendance: 100
Manchester City  6–0  Bayern Munich
Denayer   6'
Lopes   13'21'64' (pen.)
Glendon   61'
Cole   72'
Report
Attendance: 1,487

CSKA Moscow  1–1  Manchester City
Gordiyenko   80' Report Cole   73'
Bayern Munich  4–0  Viktoria Plzeň
Markoutz   11'
Hingerl   25'41'
Hägler   89' (pen.)
Report

Viktoria Plzeň  1–4  Bayern Munich
Ruml   60' Report Seferings   8'11'71'
Gaudino   18' (pen.)
Manchester City  1–2  CSKA Moscow
Fofana   21' Report Golovin   66'
Chernov   78'

CSKA Moscow  1–2  Bayern Munich
Golovin   2' (pen.) Report Eberwein   56'
Hägler   79' (pen.)
Manchester City  3–0  Viktoria Plzeň
Cole   22'25'
Pozo   81'
Report

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Chelsea 6 6 0 0 18 1 +17 18
  Schalke 04 6 3 1 2 14 5 +9 10
  Steaua București 6 1 2 3 5 15 −10 5
  Basel 6 0 1 5 4 20 −16 1
Chelsea  4–0  Basel
Kadoic   20' (o.g.)
Swift   27'
Feruz   67'
Kiwomya   88'
Report
Schalke 04  3–0  Steaua București
Koseler   16'
Omerbašić   57'
Multhaup   79'
Report

Steaua București  0–4  Chelsea
Report Swift   27'79'
Kiwomya   51'88'
Basel  0–5  Schalke 04
Report Omerbašić   11'
Pick   16'50'
Bodenröder   82'83'

Schalke 04  0–2  Chelsea
Report Baker   73' (pen.)
Aké   87'
Steaua București  1–1  Basel
Târnovan   53' Report Al. Ajeti   38'

Basel  1–3  Steaua București
Manzambi   43' Report Mitriță   62'
Grădinaru   82'90+2'

Basel  1–2  Chelsea
Kamber   90+2' (pen.) Report Baker   60'
Swift   63'

Chelsea  5–0  Steaua București
Swift   3'
Feruz   22'30'
Kiwomya   40'
Gnahore   60'
Report
Schalke 04  5–1  Basel
Koseler   7'
Pick   17'87'
Albrecht   56' (o.g.)
Bodenröder   71'
Report Sulejmani   32'

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Arsenal 6 2 3 1 12 7 +5 9
  Napoli 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 9
  Borussia Dortmund 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 8
  Marseille 6 2 1 3 10 14 −4 7
Marseille  1–4  Arsenal
Iliev   76' (o.g.) Report Iwobi   7'
Gnabry   55'61'
Jebb   78'

Borussia Dortmund  5–2  Marseille
Knystock   14'
Greshake   21'
Yildiz   62'73'
Dudziak   84'
Report Guirassy   68'87'
Arsenal  4–1  Napoli
Akpom   38' (pen.)79'
Lipman   51'53'
Report Rubino   67'

Marseille  2–1  Napoli
Dubois   82'
Guirassy   88'
Report Palmiero   10'

Napoli  2–0  Marseille
Tutino   40'60' (pen.) Report

Arsenal  1–1  Marseille
Olsson   39' (pen.) Report Kisaku   35'

Marseille  4–1  Borussia Dortmund
Porsan-Clemente   41'89'
Lopez   43'
Kisaku   71'
Report Benkarit   88' (pen.)
Napoli  2–1  Arsenal
Rubino   34'
Tutino   70'
Report Akpom   61'

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 17 14 +3 13
  Austria Wien 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11
  Porto 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 0 1 5 9 17 −8 1
Austria Wien  3–0  Porto
Zivotic   26'
Prokop   37'
Michorl   55'
Report
Attendance: 1,148[8]
Atlético Madrid  4–2  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Martínez   23'
Jony   35'
Calero   43'
Ivi   69'
Report Simonyan   76' (pen.)
Gasilin   88'

Porto  3–1  Atlético Madrid
Silva   8'42'
Graça   26' (pen.)
Report Ivi   90'

Austria Wien  3–3  Atlético Madrid
Grubeck   8'
Koglbauer   23'
Michorl   25'
Report Sergi   12'
Widni   69' (o.g.)
Núñez   90+1'
Attendance: 2,462[12]
Porto  2–2  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Rafael   9'
Silva   38'
Report Osipov   68'
Kubyshkin   90+5'


Porto  0–0  Austria Wien
Report

Austria Wien  2–1  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Michorl   17'
Zivotic   70'
Report Dolgov   12'
Attendance: 2,867[16]
Atlético Madrid  3–2  Porto
Hernández   55'69'
Ivi   80'
Report Graça   15'
Verdasca   72'

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 5 1 0 20 5 +15 16
  Milan 5 2 2 1 10 11 −1 8
  Celtic 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 4
  Ajax 5 1 0 4 6 16 −10 3
Barcelona  4–1  Ajax
Quintillà   45+3'
El Haddadi   53'74'
Ebwelle   84'
Report Acolatse   19'
Milan  3–1  Celtic
Pinato   7'50' (pen.)
Tamás   75'
Report Lindsay   43'

Celtic  1–2  Barcelona
Johnstone   52' Report Sanabria   14'83'
Ajax  2–3  Milan
Vissers   7'
Van den Boomen   84'
Report Mastalli   52'
Iotti   62'
Rondanini   86'

Milan  2–6  Barcelona
Barišič   16'
Cristante   47'
Report El Haddadi   20'77'
Sanabria   22'72'
Ekpolo   45+1'
Rolón   90+1'
Celtic  4–1  Ajax
Thomson   32'
Lindsay   35'
Henderson   43'
Kidd   66' (pen.)
Report Findlay   50' (o.g.)

Barcelona  1–1  Milan
Ekpolo   79' Report Cristante   17'

Ajax  0–4  Barcelona
Report Moha   2'
Enguene   26'
El Haddadi   70'
Rolón   83'

Barcelona  3–0  Celtic
Ekpolo   55'
Àlex   77'
Moha   87' (pen.)
Report
Milan  Cancelled  Ajax
Report

The match was cancelled due to the refusal of Ajax players to take the field, as they considered the condition of the pitch not sufficient to ensure the safety of the players.[18] The match was irrelevant for the qualification to the knockout phase.

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over one match. If scores were level after full-time, the match was decided by penalty shoot-out (no extra time).[3] The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:[6]

  • 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 teams hosting the match. 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 were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other. The draw also decided the home team for each quarter-final, and the "home" team for administrative purposes for each semi-final and final (which were played on neutral ground).

Times up to 29 March 2014 (round of 16 and quarter-finals) were CET (UTC+1), thereafter (semi-finals and final) times were CEST (UTC+2).

BracketEdit

The draw for the knockout phase was held on 16 December 2013.[19][20][21]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
        
  CSKA Moscow 1
  Paris Saint-Germain 2
  Paris Saint-Germain 0
  Real Madrid 1
  Real Madrid 2
  Napoli 1
  Real Madrid 0
  Benfica 4
  Atlético Madrid 0
  Manchester City 1
  Manchester City 1
  Benfica 2
  Benfica 4
  Austria Wien 1
  Benfica 0
  Barcelona 3
  Chelsea 4
  Milan 1
  Chelsea 1
  Schalke 04 3
  Real Sociedad 1
  Schalke 04 2
  Schalke 04 0
  Barcelona 1
  Barcelona 4
  Copenhagen 1
  Barcelona 4
  Arsenal 2
  Arsenal 3
  Shakhtar Donetsk 1

Round of 16Edit

The round of 16 were played on 18, 25 and 26 February 2014.

Barcelona  4–1  Copenhagen
El Haddadi   26'88'
Rolón   37'
Ekpolo   77' (pen.)
Report Nielsen   16'

Chelsea  4–1  Milan
Baker   44'74'
Boga   53'
Kiwomya   78'
Report Petagna   81'

Real Sociedad  1–2  Schalke 04
Sangalli   54' Report Müller   64'
Multhaup   74'
Attendance: 7,000

Arsenal  3–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Toral   24'
Olsson   71' (pen.)
Gnabry   73'
Report Boryachuk   44'

CSKA Moscow  1–2  Paris Saint-Germain
Yefremov   49' Report Ongenda   19'
Hervé   45+1'

Benfica  4–1  Austria Wien
Carvalho   52'
Baldé   70'
N. Santos   79'
Guedes   90+2'
Report Kvasina   9'

Real Madrid  2–1  Napoli
Javi Muñoz   15'
Febas   90+5'
Report Łasicki   71'

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-finals were played on 11, 16 and 18 March 2014.


Chelsea  1–3  Schalke 04
Swift   65' Report Hedlund   6' (pen.)
Multhaup   44'
Pick   78'

Barcelona  4–2  Arsenal
El Haddadi   31'
Traoré   50'90'
Kaptoum   88'
Report Gnabry   42'
Akpom   83'
Attendance: 2,040

Manchester City  1–2  Benfica
Fofana   12' Report Guedes   74'
Estrela   82'

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals were played on 11 April 2014 at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland.[4][23]

Real Madrid  0–4  Benfica
Report Pereira   9'
N. Santos   15' (pen.)17'
Rochinha   56' (pen.)

Schalke 04  0–1  Barcelona
Report El Haddadi   72'
Attendance: 4,000

FinalEdit

The final was played on 14 April 2014 at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland.[4][23]

Benfica  0–3  Barcelona
Report Rodrigo   9'
El Haddadi   33'88'

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit