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2014–15 UEFA Champions League

The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League was the 60th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 23rd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

2014–15 UEFA Champions League
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The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted the final.
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
1 July – 27 August 2014
Competition proper:
16 September 2014 – 6 June 2015
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 77 (from 53 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (5th title)
Runners-upItaly Juventus
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored361 (2.89 per match)
Attendance5,136,695 (41,094 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Lionel Messi
Brazil Neymar
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
(10 goals each)

The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final was played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany,[1] with Spanish side Barcelona defeating Italian side Juventus by 3–1 to win their fifth title and complete their treble.[2] Real Madrid were the title holders, but they were eliminated by Juventus in the semi-finals.

This season was the first where clubs must comply with UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations in order to participate.[3] Moreover, this season was the first where a club from Gibraltar competed in the tournament, after the Gibraltar Football Association was accepted as the 54th UEFA member at the UEFA Congress in May 2013.[4] They were granted one spot in the Champions League,[5] which was taken by Lincoln Red Imps, the champions of the 2013–14 Gibraltar Premier Division.[6]

On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs would not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[7] Another ruling centred in regional instability was also made where Israeli teams were prohibited from hosting any UEFA competitions due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[8] The rules regarding suspension due to yellow card accumulation were also changed such that all bookings expired on completion of the quarter-finals and were not carried forward to the semi-finals.[9] Moreover, this was the first season in which vanishing spray was used.[10]

Contents

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 77 teams from 53 of the 54 UEFA member associations participated in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which do not organise a domestic league). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[11]

  • 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 16–54 (except Liechtenstein) each have one team qualify.

The winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League were given an additional entry as title holders if they would not qualify for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League through their domestic league (because of the restriction that no association can have more than four teams playing in the Champions League, if the title holders are from the top three associations and finish outside the top four in their domestic league, the title holders' entry comes at the expense of the fourth-placed team of their association). However, this additional entry was not necessary for this season since the title holders qualified for the tournament through their domestic league.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2013 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2008–09 to 2012–13.[12][13]

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1   Spain 88.025 4
2   England 82.963
3   Germany 79.614
4   Italy 64.147 3
5   Portugal 59.168
6   France 59.000
7   Ukraine 49.758 2
8   Russia 46.332
9   Netherlands 44.729
10   Turkey 34.500
11   Belgium 34.400
12   Greece 34.000
13   Switzerland 28.925
14   Cyprus 26.833
15   Denmark 25.700
16   Austria 25.375 1
17   Czech Republic 23.725
18   Romania 23.024
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19   Israel 22.875 1
20   Belarus 20.875
21   Poland 20.750
22   Croatia 19.583
23   Sweden 15.625
24   Scotland 15.191
25   Serbia 14.625
26   Slovakia 14.208
27   Norway 14.175
28   Bulgaria 12.250
29   Hungary 11.750
30   Slovenia 9.708
31   Georgia 9.166
32   Azerbaijan 8.541
33   Finland 8.508
34   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.833
35   Moldova 7.666
36   Republic of Ireland 7.375
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
37   Lithuania 6.500 1
38   Kazakhstan 5.958
39   Latvia 5.791
40   Iceland 5.416
41   Montenegro 5.250
42   Macedonia 5.250
43   Albania 4.166
44   Malta 3.958
45   Liechtenstein 3.500 0
46   Luxembourg 3.375 1
47   Northern Ireland 3.083
48   Wales 2.583
49   Estonia 2.208
50   Armenia 1.750
51   Faroe Islands 1.583
52   San Marino 0.666
53   Andorra 0.500
54   Gibraltar 0.000

DistributionEdit

Since the title holders Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League group stage through their domestic league (as the third-placed team of the 2013–14 La Liga), the group stage spot reserved for the title holders is vacated, and the following changes to the default allocation system are made:[14][15][16]

  • The champions of association 13 (Switzerland) are promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage.
  • The champions of association 16 (Austria) are promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 47 (Northern Ireland) and 48 (Wales) are promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(6 teams)
  • 6 champions from associations 49–54
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 31 champions from associations 17–48 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 3 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 14–16
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
Non-champions
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round for champions
Non-champions
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4–5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round for non-champions
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 for champions
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for non-champions
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 (TH: Title holders).[17][18]

Group stage
  Real MadridTH (3rd)   Bayern Munich (1st)   Sporting CP (2nd)   Galatasaray (2nd)[Note TUR]
  Atlético Madrid (1st)   Borussia Dortmund (2nd)   Paris Saint-Germain (1st)   Anderlecht (1st)
  Barcelona (2nd)   Schalke 04 (3rd)   Monaco (2nd)   Olympiacos (1st)
  Manchester City (1st)   Juventus (1st)   Shakhtar Donetsk (1st)   Basel (1st)
  Liverpool (2nd)   Roma (2nd)   CSKA Moscow (1st)
  Chelsea (3rd)   Benfica (1st)   Ajax (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Non-champions
  Athletic Bilbao (4th)   Bayer Leverkusen (4th)   Porto (3rd)
  Arsenal (4th)   Napoli (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Non-champions
  APOEL (1st)   Lille (3rd)   Beşiktaş (3rd)[Note TUR]   AEL Limassol (2nd)
  AaB (1st)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2nd)   Standard Liège (2nd)   Copenhagen (2nd)
  Red Bull Salzburg (1st)   Zenit Saint Petersburg (2nd)   Panathinaikos (2nd)
  Feyenoord (2nd)   Grasshoppers (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Sparta Prague (1st)   Partizan (2nd)[Note SRB]   HJK (1st)   Sutjeska Nikšić (1st)
  Steaua București (1st)   Slovan Bratislava (1st)   Zrinjski Mostar (1st)   Rabotnički (1st)
  Maccabi Tel Aviv (1st)   Strømsgodset (1st)   Sheriff Tiraspol (1st)   Skënderbeu (1st)
  BATE Borisov (1st)   Ludogorets Razgrad (1st)   St Patrick's Athletic (1st)   Valletta (1st)
  Legia Warsaw (1st)   Debrecen (1st)   Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)   F91 Dudelange (1st)
  Dinamo Zagreb (1st)   Maribor (1st)   Aktobe (1st)   Cliftonville (1st)
  Malmö FF (1st)   Dinamo Tbilisi (1st)   Ventspils (1st)   The New Saints (1st)
  Celtic (1st)   Qarabağ (1st)   KR (1st)
First qualifying round
  Levadia Tallinn (1st)   HB (1st)   FC Santa Coloma (1st)
  Banants (1st)   La Fiorita (1st)   Lincoln Red Imps (1st)
Notes
  1. ^ Serbia (SRB): Red Star Belgrade, the champions of the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga, would have qualified for the Champions League second qualifying round, but were banned by UEFA for breaching UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.[19] As a result, the berth was given to Partizan, the runners-up of the league.
  2. ^ Turkey (TUR): Fenerbahçe, the champions of the 2013–14 Süper Lig, would have qualified for the Champions League group stage, but were banned by UEFA because of the 2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal.[20][21] As a result, Galatasaray, the runners-up of the league, entered the group stage instead of the third qualifying round, and the third qualifying round berth was given to Beşiktaş, the third-placed team of the league.

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[22][23]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 23 June 2014 1–2 July 2014 8–9 July 2014
Second qualifying round 15–16 July 2014 22–23 July 2014
Third qualifying round 18 July 2014 29–30 July 2014 5–6 August 2014
Play-off Play-off round 8 August 2014 19–20 August 2014 26–27 August 2014
Group stage Matchday 1 28 August 2014
(Monaco)
16–17 September 2014
Matchday 2 30 September–1 October 2014
Matchday 3 21–22 October 2014
Matchday 4 4–5 November 2014
Matchday 5 25–26 November 2014
Matchday 6 9–10 December 2014
Knockout phase Round of 16 15 December 2014 17–18 & 24–25 February 2015 10–11 & 17–18 March 2015
Quarter-finals 20 March 2015 14–15 April 2015 21–22 April 2015
Semi-finals 24 April 2015 5–6 May 2015 12–13 May 2015
Final 6 June 2015 at Olympiastadion, Berlin

The final date of 6 June could cause problems for South American international players called up to play in the 2015 Copa América, which begins on 11 June. FIFA international rules require clubs to release players 14 days prior to the start of an international tournament, which means the players would have to miss the Champions League final if the rules were enforced. If the players were allowed to play in the Champions League final, that would leave them as few as five days to travel and train prior to playing in the Copa América.[24]

Qualifying roundsEdit

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2014 UEFA club coefficients,[25][26][27] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on 23 June 2014.[28] The first legs were played on 1 and 2 July, and the second legs were played on 8 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Santa Coloma   3–3 (a)   Banants 1–0 2–3
Lincoln Red Imps   3–6   HB 1–1 2–5
La Fiorita   0–8   Levadia Tallinn 0–1 0–7

Second qualifying roundEdit

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 July, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 July 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BATE Borisov   1–1 (a)   Skënderbeu 0–0 1–1
FC Santa Coloma   0–3[A]   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi   0–4   Aktobe 0–1 0–3
Zrinjski Mostar   0–2   Maribor 0–0 0–2
Sheriff Tiraspol   5–0   Sutjeska Nikšić 2–0 3–0
Sparta Prague   8–1   Levadia Tallinn 7–0 1–1
Malmö FF   1–0   Ventspils 0–0 1–0
Slovan Bratislava   3–0   The New Saints 1–0 2–0
KR   0–5[B]   Celtic 0–1 0–4
Cliftonville   0–2   Debrecen 0–0 0–2
Partizan   6–1   HB 3–0 3–1
Legia Warsaw   6–1   St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 5–0
Rabotnički   1–2   HJK 0–0 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb   4–0   Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 2–0
Ludogorets Razgrad   5–1   F91 Dudelange 4–0 1–1
Valletta   0–5   Qarabağ 0–1 0–4
Strømsgodset   0–3   Steaua București 0–1 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw, due to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[29]
  2. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Third qualifying roundEdit

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (Champions Route) and one for non-champions (League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round.

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 18 July 2014.[30] The first legs were played on 29 and 30 July, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ   2–3   Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–2
Debrecen   2–3   BATE Borisov 1–0 1–3
Slovan Bratislava   2–1   Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 0–0
AaB   2–1   Dinamo Zagreb 0–1 2–0
Legia Warsaw   4–4 (a)   Celtic 4–1 0–3[E]
Aktobe   3–4   Steaua București 2–2 1–2
Maribor   3–2   Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 2–2
HJK   2–4   APOEL 2–2 0–2
Sparta Prague   4–4 (a)   Malmö FF 4–2 0–2
Ludogorets Razgrad   2–2 (a)   Partizan 0–0 2–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
AEL Limassol   1–3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 0–3
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   0–2   Copenhagen 0–0 0–2
Feyenoord   2–5   Beşiktaş 1–2 1–3
Grasshoppers   1–3   Lille 0–2 1–1
Standard Liège   2–1   Panathinaikos 0–0 2–1
Notes
  1. ^ UEFA awarded Celtic a 3–0 win due to Legia Warsaw fielding suspended player Bartosz Bereszyński in the second leg. The original match had ended in a 2–0 win for Legia Warsaw.[31]


Play-off roundEdit

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (Champions Route) and one for non-champions (League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 8 August 2014.[32] The first legs were played on 19 and 20 August, and the second legs were played on 26 and 27 August 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Maribor   2–1   Celtic 1–1 1–0
Red Bull Salzburg   2–4   Malmö FF 2–1 0–3
AaB   1–5   APOEL 1–1 0–4
Steaua București   1–1 (5–6 p)   Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Slovan Bratislava   1–4   BATE Borisov 1–1 0–3
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Beşiktaş   0–1   Arsenal 0–0 0–1
Standard Liège   0–4   Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–1 0–3
Copenhagen   2–7   Bayer Leverkusen 2–3 0–4
Lille   0–3   Porto 0–1 0–2
Napoli   2–4   Athletic Bilbao 1–1 1–3


Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2014–15 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 draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 28 August 2014.[33] The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their 2014 UEFA club coefficients,[25][26][27] with the title holders being placed in Pot 1 automatically. They were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 16–17 September, 30 September–1 October, 21–22 October, 4–5 November, 25–26 November, and 9–10 December 2014.

A total of 18 national associations were represented in the group stage. Ludogorets Razgrad and Malmö FF made their debut appearances in the group stage.[34]

Teams that qualified for the group stage also participated in the 2014–15 UEFA Youth League, a competition available to players aged 19 or under.

The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League round of 32. See 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage#Tiebreakers for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATL JUV OLY MAL
1   Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 4–0 5–0
2   Juventus 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–0 3–2 2–0
3   Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9 Transfer to Europa League 3–2 1–0 4–2
4   Malmö 6 1 0 5 4 15 −11 3 0–2 0–2 2–0
Source: UEFA

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RM BSL LIV LUD
1   Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 18 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 1–0 4–0
2   Basel 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7 0–1 1–0 4–0
3   Liverpool 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 1–1 2–1
4   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4 1–2 1–0 2–2
Source: UEFA

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MON LEV ZEN BEN
1   Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 0–0
2   Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0–1 2–0 3–1
3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–0 1–2 1–0
4   Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5 1–0 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOR ARS AND GAL
1   Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 1–1 4–1
2   Arsenal 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13 2–0 3–3 4–1
3   Anderlecht 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 1–2 2–0
4   Galatasaray 6 0 1 5 4 19 −15 1 0–4 1–4 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAY MC ROM CSKA
1   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 3–0
2   Manchester City 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 3–2 1–1 1–2
3   Roma 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League 1–7 0–2 5–1
4   CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 6 13 −7 5 0–1 2–2 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR PSG AJX APO
1   Barcelona 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 3–1 1–0
2   Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13 3–2 3–1 1–0
3   Ajax 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 1–1 4–0
4   APOEL 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1 0–4 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CHL SCH SPO MRB
1   Chelsea 6 4 2 0 17 3 +14 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 3–1 6–0
2   Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 9 14 −5 8 0–5 4–3 1–1
3   Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 4–2 3–1
4   Maribor 6 0 3 3 4 13 −9 3 1–1 0–1 1–1
Source: UEFA

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POR SHK ATH BATE
1   Porto 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–1 6–0
2   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9 2–2 0–1 5–0
3   Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 0–0 2–0
4   BATE Borisov 6 1 0 5 2 24 −22 3 0–3 0–7 2–1
Source: UEFA

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follows:

  • 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 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 were no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association could be drawn against each other.

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Juventus 2 3 5  
   Borussia Dortmund 1 0 1  
     Juventus 1 0 1  
     Monaco 0 0 0  
   Arsenal 1 2 3
   Monaco (a) 3 0 3  
     Juventus 2 1 3  
     Real Madrid 1 1 2  
   Bayer Leverkusen 1 0 1 (2)  
   Atlético Madrid (p) 0 1 1 (3)  
     Atlético Madrid 0 0 0
     Real Madrid 0 1 1  
   Schalke 04 0 4 4
   Real Madrid 2 3 5  
     Juventus 1
     Barcelona 3
   Paris Saint-Germain (aet; a) 1 2 3  
   Chelsea 1 2 3  
     Paris Saint-Germain 1 0 1
     Barcelona 3 2 5  
   Manchester City 1 0 1
   Barcelona 2 1 3  
     Barcelona 3 2 5
     Bayern Munich 0 3 3  
   Basel 1 0 1  
   Porto 1 4 5  
     Porto 3 1 4
     Bayern Munich 1 6 7  
   Shakhtar Donetsk 0 0 0
   Bayern Munich 0 7 7  

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 15 December 2014.[35] The first legs were played on 17, 18, 24 and 25 February, and the second legs were played on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paris Saint-Germain   3–3 (a)   Chelsea 1–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Manchester City   1–3   Barcelona 1–2 0–1
Bayer Leverkusen   1–1 (2–3 p)   Atlético Madrid 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Juventus   5–1   Borussia Dortmund 2–1 3–0
Schalke 04   4–5   Real Madrid 0–2 4–3
Shakhtar Donetsk   0–7   Bayern Munich 0–0 0–7
Arsenal   3–3 (a)   Monaco 1–3 2–0
Basel   1–5   Porto 1–1 0–4

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 20 March 2015.[36] The first legs were played on 14 and 15 April, and the second legs were played on 21 and 22 April 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paris Saint-Germain   1–5   Barcelona 1–3 0–2
Atlético Madrid   0–1   Real Madrid 0–0 0–1
Porto   4–7   Bayern Munich 3–1 1–6
Juventus   1–0   Monaco 1–0 0–0

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes) was held on 24 April 2015.[37] The first legs were played on 5 and 6 May, and the second legs were played on 12 and 13 May 2015.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   5–3   Bayern Munich 3–0 2–3
Juventus   3–2   Real Madrid 2–1 1–1

FinalEdit

Juventus  1–3  Barcelona
Morata   55' Report Rakitić   4'
Suárez   68'
Neymar   90+7'

StatisticsEdit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Shakhtar's Luiz Adriano became the first player to score hat-tricks in consecutive Champions League group stage games, both against BATE Borisov.[40]
Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   Neymar   Barcelona 10 1026
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid 1065
  Lionel Messi   Barcelona 1147
4   Luiz Adriano   Shakhtar Donetsk 9 628
5   Jackson Martínez   Porto 7 629
  Thomas Müller   Bayern Munich 777
  Luis Suárez   Barcelona 827
  Carlos Tevez   Juventus 1156
9   Sergio Agüero   Manchester City 6 550
  Karim Benzema   Real Madrid 664
  Edinson Cavani   Paris Saint-Germain 920
  Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich 932

Source:[41]

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1   Lionel Messi   Barcelona 6 1147
2   Andrés Iniesta   Barcelona 5 786
3   Bastian Schweinsteiger   Bayern Munich 4 456
  Cesc Fàbregas   Chelsea 4 696
  Koke   Atlético Madrid 4 833
  Dani Alves   Barcelona 4 961
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid 4 1065

Source:[42]

Squad of the SeasonEdit

The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament:[43]

Pos. Player Team
GK   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus
  Marc-André ter Stegen   Barcelona
DF   Gerard Piqué   Barcelona
  Javier Mascherano   Barcelona
  Jordi Alba   Barcelona
  Branislav Ivanović   Chelsea
  Giorgio Chiellini   Juventus
MF   Sergio Busquets   Barcelona
  Andrés Iniesta   Barcelona
  Toni Kroos   Real Madrid
  Ivan Rakitić   Barcelona
  Andrea Pirlo   Juventus
  Claudio Marchisio   Juventus
FW   Lionel Messi   Barcelona
  Neymar   Barcelona
  Luis Suárez   Barcelona
  Álvaro Morata   Juventus
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid

See alsoEdit

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