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2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League

The 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League was the 14th edition of the European women's club football championship organised by UEFA. The final was played on 14 May 2015 at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Berlin, Germany.[1] Unlike recent years in which the Women's Champions League final was held in the same week as the men's Champions League final, the two finals were separated by almost a month, as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup starts in early June.[2]

2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League
Berlin Jahnsportpark 2.jpg
The Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying round:
9–14 August 2014
Knockout phase:
8 October 2014 – 14 May 2015 (qualifying)
TeamsKnockout phase: 32
Total: 54 (from 46 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany 1. FFC Frankfurt (4th title)
Runners-upFrance Paris Saint-Germain
Tournament statistics
Matches played109
Goals scored437 (4.01 per match)
Attendance150,530 (1,381 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Célia Šašić (14 goals)

German side 1. FFC Frankfurt defeated French side Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 in the final to win a record fourth title.[3]

Contents

Association team allocationEdit

A total of 54 teams from 46 UEFA member associations participated in the 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League. The ranking based on the UEFA Women's Champions League association coefficient was used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[4]

  • Associations 1–8 each had two teams qualify.
  • All other associations, should they enter, each had one team qualify.

Since Wolfsburg, the winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League, already qualified through their domestic league, the title holder entry was not used.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League association coefficient, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2008–09 to 2012–13.[5]

The Czech Republic overtook Austria for eighth place in the UEFA coefficient ranking and thus assured themselves a second entry.

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1   France 84.500 2
2   Germany 83.166
3   Sweden 58.500
4   Russia 58.500
5   England 49.500
6   Italy 37.000
7   Denmark 34.500
8   Czech Republic 32.500
9   Norway 31.000 1
10   Spain 28.500
11   Austria 28.000
12   Iceland 19.000
13   Kazakhstan 19.000
14   Netherlands 17.500
15   Scotland 17.500
16   Poland 16.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
17   Belgium 16.000 1
18   Switzerland 15.500
19   Romania 14.000
20   Finland 13.000
21   Ukraine 13.000
22   Hungary 12.500
23   Greece 12.500
24   Belarus 12.500
25   Cyprus 12.500
26   Serbia 12.000
27   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.500
28   Republic of Ireland 8.500
29   Portugal 8.500
30   Israel 8.000
31   Slovakia 7.500
32   Slovenia 7.000
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
33   Bulgaria 6.500 1
34   Faroe Islands 5.000
35   Croatia 4.500
36   Lithuania 4.500
37   Wales 3.500
38   Macedonia 3.000
39   Turkey 3.000
40   Northern Ireland 2.500
41   Estonia 2.000
42   Moldova 0.500
43   Malta 0.000
44   Latvia 0.000
45   Montenegro 0.000
46   Albania 0.000

Luxembourg (47th), Georgia (48th), Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, and San Marino (all no rank, as association did not enter in the five seasons used for computing coefficients) did not enter.

TeamsEdit

Unlike the men's Champions League, not every association enters a team and so the exact number of teams in each round can not be determined until the full entry list is known. For this season, the champions and runners-up from associations 1–8 and the champions from associations 9–14 enter the round of 32, while the remaining teams enter the qualifying round.[6]

The following list the teams that qualified and entered this season's competition. Here CH denotes the national champion, RU the national runner-up, Ned 1 and Bel 1 the best placed Belgian and Dutch team in their joint league.[7]

Round of 32
  Lyon (CH)   Paris Saint-Germain (RU)   Wolfsburg (CH)   Frankfurt (RU)
  Rosengård (CH)   Linköping (3rd)[Note SWE]   Ryazan VDV (CH)   Zvezda Perm (RU)
  Liverpool (CH)   Bristol Academy (RU)   Brescia (CH)   Torres (RU)
  Fortuna Hjørring (CH)   Brøndby (RU)   Slavia Praha (CH)   Sparta Praha (RU)
  Stabæk (CH)   Barcelona (CH)   Neulengbach (CH)   Stjarnan (CH)
  BIIK Kazygurt (CH)   Twente (Ned 1)
Qualifying round
  Glasgow City (CH)   Medyk Konin (CH)   Standard Liège (Bel 1)   Zürich (CH)
  Olimpia Cluj (CH)   Åland United (CH)   Zhytlobud Kharkiv (CH)   MTK (CH)
  Amazones Dramas (CH)   FC Minsk (CH)   Apollon Limassol (CH)   Spartak Subotica (CH)
  SFK 2000 (CH)   Raheny United (CH)   Atlético Ouriense (CH)   ASA Tel Aviv (CH)
  Nové Zámky (CH)   Pomurje (CH)   NSA Sofia (CH)   KÍ Klaksvík (CH)
  Osijek (CH)   Gintra Universitetas (CH)   Cardiff Met. (CH)   Kočani (CH)
  Konak Belediyespor (CH)   Glentoran Belfast United (CH)   Pärnu JK (CH)   Goliador Chişinău (CH)
  Hibernians (CH)   Rīgas FS (CH)   Vllaznia (CH)   Ekonomist (CH)

Faroese club KÍ has entered every past edition. Debutants are Liverpool (ENG), Brescia (ITA), Konin (POL), Amazones Dramas (GRE), FC Minsk (BLR), FC Hibernians (MLT), Rīgas (LAT) and Kočani (MKD).[8]

  • ^ Sweden (SWE): Tyresö FF, renounced its place as a result of financial difficulties leading to it ceasing to operate. As a result, the berth was awarded to Linköpings FC.[9]
  • Round and draw datesEdit

    UEFA has scheduled the competition as follows.[10] In contrast to previous seasons, quarter-finals and semi-finals were played on weekends.

    Round Draw First leg Second leg
    Qualifying round 26 June 2014 9–14 August 2014
    Round of 32 22 August 2014 8–9 October 2014 15–16 October 2014
    Round of 16 8–9 November 2014 12–13 November 2014
    Quarter-finals 19 November 2014 21–22 March 2015 28–29 March 2015
    Semi-finals 18–19 April 2015 25–26 April 2015
    Final 14 May 2015 at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Berlin

    Qualifying roundEdit

    The draw for the qualifying round was held on 26 June 2014.[11] The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their 2014 UEFA club coefficients. They were drawn into eight groups of four, with the restriction that each group must contain one of the eight teams which were pre-selected as hosts.[8]

    In each group, teams played against each other in a round-robin mini-tournament at the pre-selected hosts. The matchdays were 9, 11 and 14 August 2014. The eight group winners and the two runners-up with the best record against the first and third-placed teams in their group advanced to the round of 32.

    Group 1Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZÜR KON MIN RIG
    1   Zürich 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–0
    2   Konak Belediyespor 3 2 0 1 13 5 +8 6 0–4 11–0
    3   FC Minsk 3 1 1 1 9 3 +6 4 1–2
    4   Rīgas FS (H) 3 0 0 3 0 20 −20 0 0–7
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 2Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RAH CLU SOF HIB
    1   Raheny United 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Advance to knockout phase 2–0
    2   Olimpia Cluj (H) 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6 1–2 5–0
    3   NSA Sofia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3 1–4 5–0
    4   Hibernians 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0 1–2
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 3Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MTK POM PÄR EKO
    1   MTK 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 1–0
    2   Pomurje 3 2 0 1 9 2 +7 6 1–2 4–0
    3   Pärnu JK 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 3 0–4
    4   Ekonomist (H) 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0 1–2
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 4Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GLA KHA BEL NOV
    1   Glasgow City (H) 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 5–0
    2   Zhytlobud Kharkiv 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6 0–4 5–0
    3   Glentoran Belfast United 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3 5–2
    4   Nové Zámky 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0 1–3
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 5Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification OSI SUB DRA CHI
    1   Osijek (H) 3 3 0 0 16 1 +15 9 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 12–0
    2   Spartak Subotica 3 2 0 1 22 1 +21 6 3–0 19–0
    3   Amazones Dramas 3 1 0 2 12 6 +6 3 1–3
    4   Goliador Chișinău 3 0 0 3 0 42 −42 0 0–11
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 6Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification APO UNI VLL KÍK
    1   Apollon Limassol 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 0–0
    2   Gintra Universitetas (H) 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6 2–0
    3   Vllaznia 3 1 1 1 2 6 −4 4 0–5
    4   KÍ Klaksvík 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0 1–3 1–2
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 7Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KON SFK ÅLA KOČ
    1   Medyk Konin 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20 9 Advance to knockout phase 7–0
    2   SFK 2000 (H) 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6 0–3 7–0
    3   Åland United 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3 0–1 4–0
    4   Kočani 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0 1–11
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Group 8Edit

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification OUR LIE TEL CAR
    1   Atlético Ouriense (H) 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6 Advance to knockout phase 2–1
    2   Standard Liège 3 2 0 1 11 1 +10 6 0–1 10–0
    3   ASA Tel Aviv 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3 0–1 2–0
    4   Cardiff Met. 3 1 0 2 2 13 −11 3 2–1
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    (H) Host.

    Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

    To determine the two best second-placed teams from the qualifying round which advanced to the round of 32, only the results of the second-placed teams against the first and third-placed teams in their group are taken into account.

    Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
    1 6   Gintra Universitetas 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3 Advance to knockout phase
    2 3   Pomurje 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3
    3 2   Olimpia Cluj 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 3
    4 5   Spartak Subotica 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3
    5 4   Zhytlobud Kharkiv 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
    6 8   Standard Liège 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
    7 7   SFK 2000 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 3
    8 1   Konak Belediyespor 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 3
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) club coefficient; 5) disciplinary points; 6) drawing of lots.

    Knockout phaseEdit

    The main round was played as a straight knockout tournament with 32 teams. Each tie is played over two legs with the exception of the final, which is played at a single neutral venue.

    BracketEdit

     
    Round of 32Round of 16Quarter-finalSemi-finalFinal
     
                                
     
     
     
     
      Slavia Praha 000
     
     
     
      Barcelona13 4
     
      Barcelona 011
     
     
     
      Bristol Academy11 2
     
      Raheny United 011
     
     
     
      Bristol Academy42 6
     
      Bristol Academy000
     
     
     
      Frankfurt57 12
     
      BIIK Kazygurt 202
     
     
     
      Frankfurt24 6
     
      Frankfurt 549
     
     
     
      Torres00 0
     
      Pomurje 213
     
     
     
      Torres 43 7
     
      Frankfurt 7613
     
     
     
      Brøndby00 0
     
      Liverpool 202
     
     
     
      Linköping13 4
     
      Linköping 505
     
     
     
      Zvezda Perm03 3
     
      Stjarnan 213
     
     
     
      Zvezda Perm53 8
     
      Linköping 011
     
     
     
      Brøndby11 2
     
      Apollon Limassol112
     
     
     
      Brøndby (a.e.t.)03 3
     
      Brøndby 505
     
     
     
      Gintra Universitetas02 2
     
      Gintra Universitetas (p)112
     
     
     
      Sparta Praha11 2
     
      Frankfurt 2
     
     
     
      Paris Saint-Germain 1
     
      MTK 123
     
     
     
      Neulengbach (a.e.t.)22 4
     
      Neulengbach 000
     
     
     
      Wolfsburg47 11
     
      Stabæk 011
     
     
     
      Wolfsburg12 3
     
      Wolfsburg (a) 134
     
     
     
      Rosengård13 4
     
      Ryazan VDV 101
     
     
     
      Rosengård32 5
     
      Rosengård 224
     
     
     
      Fortuna Hjørring10 1
     
      Atlético Ouriense 000
     
     
     
      Fortuna Hjørring36 9
     
      Wolfsburg 022
     
     
     
      Paris Saint-Germain21 3
     
      Osijek 202
     
     
     
      Zürich52 7
     
      Zürich 224
     
     
     
      Glasgow City14 5
     
      Medyk Konin 202
     
     
     
      Glasgow City (a.e.t.)03 3
     
      Glasgow City 000
     
     
     
      Paris Saint-Germain25 7
     
      Twente 101
     
     
     
      Paris Saint-Germain21 3
     
      Paris Saint-Germain112
     
     
     
      Lyon10 1
     
      Brescia 000
     
     
      Lyon59 14
     

    Round of 32Edit

    The draw for the round of 32 was held on 22 August 2014. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other.[12] The first legs were played on 8 and 9 October, and the second legs were played on 15 and 16 October 2014.

    The only unseeded team that won a tie was Gintra Universitetas after they beat Sparta Praha in the competition's first penalty shootout since the 2010 final.[13]

    Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
    Medyk Konin   2–3   Glasgow City 2–0 0–3 (a.e.t.)
    Ryazan VDV   1–5   Rosengård 1–3 0–2
    Brescia   0–14   Lyon 0–5 0–9
    Atlético Ouriense   0–9   Fortuna Hjørring 0–3 0–6
    Slavia Praha   0–4   Barcelona 0–1 0–3
    Raheny United   1–6   Bristol Academy 0–4 1–2
    BIIK Kazygurt   2–6   Frankfurt 2–2 0–4
    Gintra Universitetas   2–2 (5–4 p)   Sparta Praha 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.)
    Pomurje   3–7   Torres 2–4 1–3
    Stabæk   1–3   Wolfsburg 0–1 1–2
    Apollon Limassol   2–3   Brøndby 1–0 1–3 (a.e.t.)
    MTK   3–4   Neulengbach 1–2 2–2 (a.e.t.)
    Osijek   2–7   Zürich 2–5 0–2
    Liverpool   2–4   Linköping 2–1 0–3
    Twente   1–3   Paris Saint-Germain 1–2 0–1
    Stjarnan   3–8   Zvezda Perm 2–5 1–3

    Round of 16Edit

    The round of 16 was drawn together with the round of 32. It was an open draw with no restrictions.[12] The first legs were played on 8 and 9 November, and the second legs were played on 12 and 13 November 2014.

    Glasgow became the first Scottish team to advance to the quarter-finals.

    Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
    Zürich   4–5   Glasgow City 2–1 2–4
    Rosengård   4–1   Fortuna Hjørring 2–1 2–0
    Paris Saint-Germain   2–1   Lyon 1–1 1–0
    Neulengbach   0–11[A]   Wolfsburg 0–4 0–7
    Linköping   5–3   Zvezda Perm 5–0 0–3
    Barcelona   1–2   Bristol Academy 0–1 1–1
    Frankfurt   9–0   Torres 5–0 4–0
    Brøndby   5–2   Gintra Universitetas 5–0 0–2
    Notes
    1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

    Quarter-finalsEdit

    The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team for administrative purposes) was held on 19 November 2014. It was an open draw with no restrictions.[14] The first legs were played on 21 and 22 March, and the second legs were played on 28 and 29 March 2015.

    Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
    Bristol Academy   0–12[B]   Frankfurt 0–5 0–7
    Wolfsburg   4–4 (a)   Rosengård 1–1 3–3
    Glasgow City   0–7   Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 0–5
    Linköping   1–2   Brøndby 0–1 1–1
    Notes
    1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

    Semi-finalsEdit

    The first legs were played on 18 and 19 April and the second legs on 25 and 26 April 2015.

    Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
    Wolfsburg   2–3   Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 2–1
    Frankfurt   13–0   Brøndby 7–0 6–0

    FinalEdit

    The final was played on 14 May 2015 at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany.

    Frankfurt  2–1  Paris Saint-Germain
    Šašić   32'
    Islacker   90+2'
    Report Delie   40'

    StatisticsEdit

    Statistics include both qualifying round and knockout phase.

    Top goalscorersEdit

    With 14 goals, Šašić set a new record in the Champions League era and tied the record including the Women's Cup era.[15]

    Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
    1   Célia Šašić   Frankfurt 14 690
    2   Milena Nikolić   Spartak Subotica 9 255
    3   Ewa Pajor   Medyk Konin 8 433
      Fabienne Humm   Zürich 8 585
    5   Verónica Boquete   Frankfurt 6 720
      Dzsenifer Marozsán   Frankfurt 6 775
    7   Mandy Islacker   Frankfurt 5 221
      Aline Zeler   Standard Liège 5 245
      Cosmina Dușa   Konak Belediyespor 5 270
      Maria Mitkou   Amazones Dramas 5 270
      Josée Nahi   Zvezda Perm 5 270
      Fanny Vágó   Olimpia Cluj 5 270
      Eugénie Le Sommer   Lyon 5 315
      Anna Gawrońska   Medyk Konin 5 480
      Anja Mittag   Rosengård 5 540

    Source: UEFA.com[16][17]

    Top assistsEdit

    Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
    1   Dzsenifer Marozsán   Frankfurt 8 775
    2   Lotta Schelin   Lyon 6 360
      Kerstin Garefrekes   Frankfurt 6 698
    4   Jelena Marenić   Spartak Subotica 5 237
    5   Amira Spahić   SFK 2000 4 270
      Anastasia Papadopoulou   Amazones Dramas 4 270
      Anna Gawrońska   Medyk Konin 4 480
      Verónica Boquete   Frankfurt 4 720

    Source: UEFA.com[18][19]

    Squad of the seasonEdit

    The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament:[20]

    Pos. Player Team
    GK   Katarzyna Kiedrzynek   Paris
      Zecira Musovic   Rosengård
    DF   Laure Boulleau   Paris
      Nilla Fischer   Wolfsburg
      Sabrina Delannoy   Paris
      Theresa Nielsen   Brøndby
      Anna Blässe   Wolfsburg
      Bianca Schmidt   Frankfurt
    MF   Verónica Boquete   Frankfurt
      Dzsenifer Marozsán   Frankfurt
      Simone Laudehr   Frankfurt
      Caroline Seger   Paris
      Lena Goeßling   Wolfsburg
      Shirley Cruz   Paris
    FW   Kenza Dali   Paris
      Célia Šašić   Frankfurt
      Ramona Bachmann   Rosengård
      Marta   Rosengård

    ReferencesEdit

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    2. ^ "Executive Committee decides hosts for 2015 finals". UEFA. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
    3. ^ "Islacker strikes to give Frankfurt the crown". UEFA.com. 14 May 2015.
    4. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.
    5. ^ "2014/15 coefficient rankings" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
    6. ^ "Access List for the UEFA Women's Champions League 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA.com.
    7. ^ "2014/15 participants and coefficients" (PDF). UEFA.com.
    8. ^ a b "Contenders aim at Berlin's Olympiastadion". UEFA. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
    9. ^ "Linköping får europaplats" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 10 June 2014.
    10. ^ "2014/15 Women's Calendar" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
    11. ^ "Zürich to meet Konak in qualifying round". UEFA. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
    12. ^ a b "Knockout draw tough for debutants". uefa.com. 2014-08-22.
    13. ^ "Lyon set up Paris tie on night of last 32 drama". UEFA. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
    14. ^ "Final eight discover route to Berlin". uefa.com. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
    15. ^ "Frankfurt's Šašić equals goals record". uefa.com. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
    16. ^ "Statistics — Qualifying phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
    17. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
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    19. ^ "Statistics — Tournament phase — Player statistics — Assists". UEFA.com. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
    20. ^ "The UEFA technical team Squad of the Season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

    External linksEdit