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1994 UEFA Champions League Final
Event 1993–94 UEFA Champions League
Date 18 May 1994
Venue Olympic Stadium, Athens
Referee Philip Don (England)
Attendance 70,000

The 1994 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Spanish club FC Barcelona and Italy's A.C. Milan, played on 18 May 1994 at the Athens Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece.

Barcelona were favourites to win the their 2nd European title in three years over the 1993 runners up, having just won La Liga. Milan's preparation before the final was in disarray: sweeper and legendary captain, Franco Baresi was suspended, as was defender Alessandro Costacurta; while UEFA regulations which ordered that a team could only field a maximum of three non-nationals meant that their coach Fabio Capello was forced to leave out Florin Răducioiu, Jean-Pierre Papin and Brian Laudrup.

Milan played in their all-white away strip, which historically they use in finals of the European Cup and Champions League, while Barcelona played in their red and blue strip. AC Milan dominated early and were rewarded when Dejan Savićević ran down the right flank and passed to Daniele Massaro who tapped the ball into an empty net. Massaro banged in his second just before half time to make it 2-0 after a brilliant run by Roberto Donadoni down the left wing.

In the 47th minute Savićević capitalised on a defensive error by Miguel Ángel Nadal to lob goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta for the third goal. Eight minutes later, Milan defender Marcel Desailly beat the offside trap to make it 4-0, which ended up being the final score. Pundits described A.C Milan's performance against Barcelona in the final as the greatest ever by a team in European Cup/UEFA Champions League history. Desailly became the first player to win the trophy in consecutive years with different clubs after winning with Olympique Marseille in 1993.


Match details

18 May 1994
Italy A.C. Milan 4 – 0 FC Barcelona Spain Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Philip Don England
Massaro Goal 22' Goal 45'
Savićević Goal 47'
Desailly Goal 59'
AC Milan
GK 1 Italy Sebastiano Rossi
RB 2 Italy Mauro Tassotti (c) Booked
LB 3 Italy Christian Panucci Booked
CM 4 Italy Demetrio Albertini Booked
CD 5 Italy Filippo Galli
CD 6 Italy Paolo Maldini Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
RM 7 Italy Roberto Donadoni
CM 8 France Marcel Desailly
LM 9 Croatia Zvonimir Boban
CF 10 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Savićević
CF 11 Italy Daniele Massaro Booked
GK 12 Italy Mario Ielpo
DF 13 Italy Stefano Nava Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
MF 14 Italy Angelo Carbone
MF 15 Italy Gianluigi Lentini
FW 16 Italy Marco Simone
Italy Fabio Capello

Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:

GK 1 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta
RB 2 Spain Albert Ferrer Booked
CM 3 Spain Josep Guardiola
CD 4 Netherlands Ronald Koeman
CD 5 Spain Miguel Ángel Nadal Booked
CM 6 Spain José Mari Bakero (c) Booked
LB 7 Spain Sergi Barjuán Booked Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
CF 8 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
RM 9 Spain Guillermo Amor
CF 10 Brazil Romário
LM 11 Spain Txiki Begiristain Substituted off in the 51st minute 51'
DF 12 Spain Juan Carlos
GK 13 Spain Carles Busquets
MF 14 Spain Eusebio Sacristán Substituted on in the 51st minute 51'
MF 15 Spain Ion Andoni Goikoetxea
MF 16 Spain Quique Estebaranz Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
Netherlands Johan Cruyff

See also


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Jonathan (2008). Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics. Orion. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-4091-0204-5.  

External links

Preceded by
UEFA Champions League
Final 1993
UEFA Champions League
Final 1994
Succeeded by
UEFA Champions League
Final 1995


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