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2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage

The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage was played from 16 September to 10 December 2014. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout phase of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.[1]

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DrawEdit

The draw was held on 28 August 2014, 17:45 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[2] The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the title holders being placed in Pot 1 automatically. They were drawn into eight groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding pots, with the restriction that teams from the same national association could not 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 are decided after the draw. On each matchday, four groups play their matches on Tuesday, while the other four groups play their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) alternating between each matchday. There are other restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g., Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal, Benfica and Sporting CP) in general 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.

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.[3] Therefore, Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk (Pot 2) and Russian club CSKA Moscow (Pot 3) could not be drawn into the same group despite being in different pots.

TeamsEdit

Below were the 32 teams which qualified for the group stage (with their 2014 UEFA club coefficients),[4] grouped by their seeding pot.[5][6] They included 22 teams which entered in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route).

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16
Third-placed teams entered the Europa League round of 32
Pot 1
Team Coeff
  Real Madrid[TH] 161.542
  Barcelona 157.542
  Bayern Munich 154.328
  Chelsea 140.949
  Benfica 129.459
  Atlético Madrid 119.542
  Arsenal[LR] 112.949
  Porto[LR] 105.459
Pot 2
Team Coeff
  Schalke 04 95.328
  Borussia Dortmund 82.328
  Juventus 80.387
  Paris Saint-Germain 80.300
  Shakhtar Donetsk 78.193
  Basel 75.645
  Zenit Saint Petersburg[LR] 73.899
  Manchester City 72.949
Pot 3
Team Coeff
  Bayer Leverkusen[LR] 70.328
  Olympiacos 67.720
  CSKA Moscow 66.899
  Ajax 61.862
  Liverpool 58.949
  Sporting CP 58.459
  Galatasaray 55.340
  Athletic Bilbao[LR] 54.542
Pot 4
Team Coeff
  Anderlecht 50.260
  Roma 39.887
  APOEL[CR] 37.650
  BATE Borisov[CR] 33.725
  Ludogorets Razgrad[CR] 18.125
  Maribor[CR] 16.200
  Monaco 11.300
  Malmö FF[CR] 6.265
Notes
  1. TH Title holders, automatically placed at the top position of seeding list.
  2. CR Winners of the play-off round (Champions Route).
  3. LR Winners of the play-off round (League Route).

FormatEdit

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the Europa League round of 32.[1]

TiebreakersEdit

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings:[1]

  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 or more teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 8 apply;
  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

The matchdays were 16–17 September, 30 September–1 October, 21–22 October, 4–5 November, 25–26 November, and 9–10 December 2014.[7] The match kickoff times were 20:45 CEST/CET, except for matches in Russia and one match in Belarus which were 18:00 CEST/CET. Times up to 25 October 2014 (matchdays 1–3) were CEST (UTC+2), thereafter (matchdays 4–6) times were CET (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13 Advance to knockout phase
2   Juventus 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3   Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9 Transfer to Europa League
4   Malmö 6 1 0 5 4 15 −11 3
Source: UEFA
Olympiacos  3–2  Atlético Madrid
Masuaku   13'
Afellay   31'
Mitroglou   73'
Report Mandžukić   38'
Griezmann   86'
Juventus  2–0  Malmö FF
Tevez   59'90' Report
Attendance: 31,218[8]

Malmö FF  2–0  Olympiacos
Rosenberg   42'82' Report
Attendance: 20,500[9]
Atlético Madrid  1–0  Juventus
Turan   75' Report
Attendance: 44,322[9]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Atlético Madrid  5–0  Malmö FF
Koke   48'
Mandžukić   61'
Griezmann   63'
Godín   87'
Cerci   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 34,502[10]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Olympiacos  1–0  Juventus
Kasami   36' Report

Malmö FF  0–2  Atlético Madrid
Report Koke   30'
García   78'
Juventus  3–2  Olympiacos
Pirlo   21'
Roberto   65' (o.g.)
Pogba   66'
Report Botía   24'
N'Dinga   61'
Attendance: 39,091[11]

Atlético Madrid  4–0  Olympiacos
García   9'
Mandžukić   38'62'65'
Report
Attendance: 40,121[12]
Malmö FF  0–2  Juventus
Report Llorente   49'
Tevez   88'
Attendance: 20,500[12]

Olympiacos  4–2  Malmö FF
Fuster   22'
Domínguez   63'
Mitroglou   87'
Afellay   90'
Report Kroon   59'
Rosenberg   81'
Juventus  0–0  Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 39,219[13]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 18 Advance to knockout phase
2   Basel 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
3   Liverpool 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League
4   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
Source: UEFA
Liverpool  2–1  Ludogorets Razgrad
Balotelli   82'
Gerrard   90+3' (pen.)
Report Abalo   90+1'
Attendance: 43,307[8]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Real Madrid  5–1  Basel
Suchý   14' (o.g.)
Bale   30'
Ronaldo   31'
Rodríguez   37'
Benzema   79'
Report González   38'
Attendance: 65,364[8]

Basel  1–0  Liverpool
Streller   52' Report
Attendance: 36,000[9]
Ludogorets Razgrad  1–2  Real Madrid
Marcelinho   6' Report Ronaldo   24' (pen.)
Benzema   77'

Ludogorets Razgrad  1–0  Basel
Minev   90+2' Report
Liverpool  0–3  Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo   23'
Benzema   30'41'
Attendance: 43,521[10]

Basel  4–0  Ludogorets Razgrad
Embolo   34'
González   41'
Gashi   59'
Suchý   65'
Report
Attendance: 35,272[11]
Real Madrid  1–0  Liverpool
Benzema   27' Report
Attendance: 79,283[11]

Ludogorets Razgrad  2–2  Liverpool
Abalo   3'
Terziev   88'
Report Lambert   8'
Henderson   37'
Basel  0–1  Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo   35'
Attendance: 36,000[12]

Liverpool  1–1  Basel
Gerrard   81' Report Frei   25'
Attendance: 43,290[13]
Real Madrid  4–0  Ludogorets Razgrad
Ronaldo   20' (pen.)
Bale   38'
Arbeloa   80'
Medrán   88'
Report
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Ludogorets Razgrad played their home matches at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia instead of their regular stadium, Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
2   Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League
4   Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5
Source: UEFA
Monaco  1–0  Bayer Leverkusen
Moutinho   61' Report
Benfica  0–2  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report Hulk   5'
Witsel   22'
Attendance: 35,294[8]

Bayer Leverkusen  3–1  Benfica
Kießling   25'
Son Heung-min   34'
Çalhanoğlu   64' (pen.)
Report Salvio   62'
Attendance: 25,202[9]

Bayer Leverkusen  2–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Donati   58'
Papadopoulos   63'
Report
Attendance: 27,254[10]
Monaco  0–0  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 12,776[10]

Benfica  1–0  Monaco
Talisca   82' Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg  1–0  Benfica
Danny   79' Report
Bayer Leverkusen  0–1  Monaco
Report Ocampos   72'
Attendance: 26,230[12]

Monaco  2–0  Zenit Saint Petersburg
Abdennour   63'
Fabinho   89'
Report
Attendance: 11,319[13]
Benfica  0–0  Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 17,564[13]

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase
2   Arsenal 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13
3   Anderlecht 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6 Transfer to Europa League
4   Galatasaray 6 0 1 5 4 19 −15 1
Source: UEFA
Galatasaray  1–1  Anderlecht
Yılmaz   90+1' Report Praet   52'
Attendance: 28,553[8]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Borussia Dortmund  2–0  Arsenal
Immobile   45'
Aubameyang   48'
Report

Arsenal  4–1  Galatasaray
Welbeck   22'30'52'
Sánchez   41'
Report Yılmaz   63' (pen.)
Attendance: 59,803[9]
Anderlecht  0–3  Borussia Dortmund
Report Immobile   3'
Ramos   69'79'

Anderlecht  1–2  Arsenal
Najar   71' Report Gibbs   89'
Podolski   90+1'
Galatasaray  0–4  Borussia Dortmund
Report Aubameyang   6'18'
Reus   41'
Ramos   83'

Arsenal  3–3  Anderlecht
Arteta   25' (pen.)
Sánchez   29'
Oxlade-Chamberlain   58'
Report Vanden Borre   61'73' (pen.)
Mitrović   90'
Attendance: 59,872[11]
Borussia Dortmund  4–1  Galatasaray
Reus   39'
Papastathopoulos   56'
Immobile   74'
Kaya   85' (o.g.)
Report Balta   70'

Anderlecht  2–0  Galatasaray
Mbemba   44'86' Report
Arsenal  2–0  Borussia Dortmund
Sanogo   2'
Sánchez   57'
Report
Attendance: 59,902[12]

Galatasaray  1–4  Arsenal
Sneijder   88' Report Podolski   3'90+2'
Ramsey   11'29'
Borussia Dortmund  1–1  Anderlecht
Immobile   58' Report Mitrović   84'

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Advance to knockout phase
2   Manchester City 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8
3   Roma 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League
4   CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 6 13 −7 5
Source: UEFA
Roma  5–1  CSKA Moscow
Iturbe   6'
Gervinho   10'31'
Maicon   20'
Ignashevich   50' (o.g.)
Report Musa   82'
Bayern Munich  1–0  Manchester City
Boateng   90' Report

CSKA Moscow  0–1  Bayern Munich
Report Müller   22' (pen.)
Manchester City  1–1  Roma
Agüero   4' (pen.) Report Totti   23'

CSKA Moscow  2–2  Manchester City
Doumbia   65'
Natkho   86' (pen.)
Report Agüero   29'
Milner   38'
Attendance: 0[C]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Roma  1–7  Bayern Munich
Gervinho   66' Report Robben   9'30'
Götze   23'
Lewandowski   25'
Müller   36' (pen.)
Ribéry   78'
Shaqiri   80'
Attendance: 70,544[16]

Manchester City  1–2  CSKA Moscow
Touré   8' Report Doumbia   2'34'
Bayern Munich  2–0  Roma
Ribéry   38'
Götze   64'
Report
Attendance: 68,000[17]

CSKA Moscow  1–1  Roma
V. Berezutski   90+3' Report Totti   43'
Attendance: 0[C]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Manchester City  3–2  Bayern Munich
Agüero   22' (pen.)85'90+1' Report Alonso   40'
Lewandowski   45'

Roma  0–2  Manchester City
Report Nasri   60'
Zabaleta   86'
Attendance: 54,119[19]
Bayern Munich  3–0  CSKA Moscow
Müller   18' (pen.)
Rode   84'
Götze   90'
Report
Notes
  1. ^ The CSKA Moscow v Bayern Munich match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[20]
  2. ^ a b The CSKA Moscow v Manchester City and v Roma matches were played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA, after incidents at the Roma v CSKA Moscow match on 17 September 2014.[21]

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Barcelona 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15 Advance to knockout phase
2   Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13
3   Ajax 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 Transfer to Europa League
4   APOEL 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1
Source: UEFA
Barcelona  1–0  APOEL
Piqué   28' Report
Attendance: 62,832[14]
Ajax  1–1  Paris Saint-Germain
Schöne   74' Report Cavani   14'

Paris Saint-Germain  3–2  Barcelona
David Luiz   10'
Verratti   26'
Matuidi   54'
Report Messi   12'
Neymar   56'
Attendance: 46,400[15]
APOEL  1–1  Ajax
Manduca   31' (pen.) Report Andersen   28'
Attendance: 17,190[15]

APOEL  0–1  Paris Saint-Germain
Report Cavani   87'
Attendance: 18,659[16]
Barcelona  3–1  Ajax
Neymar   7'
Messi   24'
Sandro   90+4'
Report El Ghazi   88'
Attendance: 79,357[16]

Paris Saint-Germain  1–0  APOEL
Cavani   1' Report
Ajax  0–2  Barcelona
Report Messi   36'76'

APOEL  0–4  Barcelona
Report Suárez   27'
Messi   38'58'87'
Attendance: 20,626[18]
Paris Saint-Germain  3–1  Ajax
Cavani   33'83'
Ibrahimović   78'
Report Klaassen   67'
Attendance: 46,130[18]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Barcelona  3–1  Paris Saint-Germain
Messi   19'
Neymar   42'
Suárez   77'
Report Ibrahimović   15'
Attendance: 82,570[19]
Ajax  4–0  APOEL
Schöne   45+1' (pen.)50'
Klaassen   53'
Milik   74'
Report

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Chelsea 6 4 2 0 17 3 +14 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 9 14 −5 8
3   Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 Transfer to Europa League
4   Maribor 6 0 3 3 4 13 −9 3
Source: UEFA
Chelsea  1–1  Schalke 04
Fàbregas   11' Report Huntelaar   62'
Attendance: 40,648[14]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Maribor  1–1  Sporting CP
Zahović   90+2' Report Nani   80'
Attendance: 12,211[14]

Sporting CP  0–1  Chelsea
Report Matić   34'
Schalke 04  1–1  Maribor
Huntelaar   56' Report Bohar   37'

Schalke 04  4–3  Sporting CP
Obasi   34'
Huntelaar   51'
Höwedes   60'
Choupo-Moting   90+3' (pen.)
Report Nani   16'
Adrien   64' (pen.)78'
Chelsea  6–0  Maribor
Rémy   13'
Drogba   23' (pen.)
Terry   31'
Viler   54' (o.g.)
Hazard   77' (pen.)90'
Report

Sporting CP  4–2  Schalke 04
Sarr   26'
Jefferson   52'
Nani   72'
Slimani   90+1'
Report Slimani   17' (o.g.)
Aogo   88'
Maribor  1–1  Chelsea
Ibraimi   50' Report Matić   73'
Attendance: 12,646[17]

Schalke 04  0–5  Chelsea
Report Terry   2'
Willian   29'
Kirchhoff   44' (o.g.)
Drogba   76'
Ramires   78'
Sporting CP  3–1  Maribor
Mané   10'
Nani   35'
Slimani   65'
Report Jefferson   42' (o.g.)

Chelsea  3–1  Sporting CP
Fàbregas   8' (pen.)
Schürrle   16'
Mikel   56'
Report Silva   50'
Attendance: 41,089[19]
Maribor  0–1  Schalke 04
Report Meyer   62'
Attendance: 12,516[19]

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Porto 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9
3   Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League
4   BATE Borisov 6 1 0 5 2 24 −22 3
Source: UEFA
Porto  6–0  BATE Borisov
Brahimi   5'32'57'
Martínez   37'
Adrián   61'
Aboubakar   76'
Report
Athletic Bilbao  0–0  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk  2–2  Porto
Alex Teixeira   52'
Luiz Adriano   85'
Report Martínez   89' (pen.)90+4'
Attendance: 33,217[15]
BATE Borisov  2–1  Athletic Bilbao
Palyakow   19'
Karnitsky   41'
Report Aduriz   45'
Attendance: 11,886[15]

BATE Borisov  0–7  Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Alex Teixeira   11'
Luiz Adriano   28' (pen.)36'40'44'82' (pen.)
Douglas Costa   35'
Attendance: 12,113[16]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Porto  2–1  Athletic Bilbao
Herrera   45'
Quaresma   75'
Report Guillermo   58'

Shakhtar Donetsk  5–0  BATE Borisov
Srna   19'
Alex Teixeira   48'
Luiz Adriano   58' (pen.)83'90+3'
Report
Attendance: 29,173[17]
Athletic Bilbao  0–2  Porto
Report Martínez   56'
Brahimi   73'
Attendance: 47,243[17]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

BATE Borisov  0–3  Porto
Report Herrera   56'
Martínez   65'
Tello   89'
Attendance: 10,147[18]
Shakhtar Donetsk  0–1  Athletic Bilbao
Report San José   68'
Attendance: 33,489[18]

Porto  1–1  Shakhtar Donetsk
Aboubakar   87' Report Stepanenko   50'
Attendance: 28,010[19]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Athletic Bilbao  2–0  BATE Borisov
San José   47'
Susaeta   88'
Report
Attendance: 42,852[19]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Arena Lviv, Lviv instead of their regular stadium, Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

ReferencesEdit

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