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2006–07 UEFA Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 12 September 2006 – 23 May 2007
Teams 32 (from UEFA confederations)
Final positions
Champions Italy Milan (7th title)
Runner-up England Liverpool
Tournament statistics
Matches played 125
Goals scored 311 (2.49 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Kaká (10 goals)
Best player Brazil Kaká

The 2006–07 UEFA Champions League was the 15th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded from the European Cup, and the 52nd season overall. The final was contested by Milan and Liverpool on 23 May 2007. Beforehand, the match was billed as a repeat of the 2005 final, the only difference being that the 2007 final was to be played at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. Milan won the match 2–1 to claim their seventh European Cup, with both goals coming from Filippo Inzaghi. Dirk Kuyt scored for Liverpool.

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Early issues

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Italian Serie A scandal

The Italian qualifiers should have been, according to the results of the 2005–06 Serie A campaign, Juventus, Milan, Internazionale, and Fiorentina. After the match-fixing scandal, the four teams were decided on 25 July.

Internazionale and Roma were confirmed as the direct entrants to the group stage. Milan and Chievo were confirmed as the entrants into the third qualifying round. Originally, Milan were barred from the Champions League, but were restored to the competition on appeal, although instead of entering the group stage directly, they first had to negotiate a third qualifying round tie, in which they beat Red Star Belgrade 3–1 on aggregate.[1] This move by the Italian FA has proved to be a point of contention, since Milan went on to win the competition.

Suspension of Hellenic Football Federation

The participation of Greek teams in this year's tournament was in doubt following FIFA's suspension of the Hellenic Football Federation from all international competition because of government interference in the running of the sport in Greece. FIFA suspended the Hellenic Football Federation from all international competitions on 3 July 2006 because of incompatibilities between Greek law and FIFA regulations.[2][3] This would have prevented Greek teams from participating in the competition. However, the Greek parliament amended the draft sports law on the night of 11 July to satisfy FIFA's objections, and the suspension was lifted on 12 July.[4]

Later issues

Doubt over matches to be played in Italy

On 8 February, the Italian Government announced that San Siro Stadium in Milan was unsafe for spectators in light of riots that took place during and following an Italian Serie A match in Sicily. As a result, the venues of the first leg of the Inter-Valencia tie scheduled for 21 February and the second leg of the Celtic-Milan tie scheduled for 7 March were thrown into doubt. Various proposals and offers of the use of stadia outside Italy were made,[5][6] but it was finally agreed that the Inter-Valencia tie would be played at the San Siro with a reduced capacity of 36,000. After further work at the San Siro, Italian authorities and UEFA announced that the second leg of Celtic-Milan would go ahead at the stadium, at its full capacity of 85,700. 4,500 seats were reserved for Celtic supporters.[7]

Qualification

Seventy-three teams participated in the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League from UEFA's 50 member associations. Each association enters a certain number of clubs to the Champions League based on its league coefficient; associations with a higher league coefficients may enter more clubs than associations with a lower league coefficient, but no association may enter more than four teams. All UEFA associations are guaranteed to have at least one team qualify, with the exception of Liechtenstein, which competes in the Swiss league system, but has no team in the Swiss Super League.

  • Associations 1–3 (Spain, England, and Italy): 4 teams
  • Associations 4–6 (France, Germany, and Portugal): 3 teams
  • Associations 7–15: 2 teams
  • Associations 16–52: 1 team

First qualifying round: (22 teams)

  • 22 champions from associations 28–50 (not including Liechtenstein)

Second qualifying round: (28 teams)

  • 11 winners from the first qualifying round
  • 11 champions from associations 17–27
  • 6 runners-up from associations 10–15

Third qualifying round: (32 teams)

  • 14 winners from the second qualifying round
  • 6 champions from associations 11–16 (Turkey, Czech Republic, Russia, Austria, Ukraine, Israel)
  • 3 runners-up from associations 7–9 (Netherlands, Greece, Belgium)
  • 6 third-place finishers from associations 1–6
  • 3 fourth-place finishers from associations 1–3

Group stage: (32 teams)

  • 16 winners from the third qualifying round
  • 10 champions from associations 1–9
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–5
Group stage
Spain BarcelonaTH Italy Internazionale Germany Bayern Munich Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Spain Real Madrid Italy Roma Germany Werder Bremen Greece Olympiacos
England Chelsea France Lyon Portugal Porto Belgium Anderlecht
England Manchester United France Bordeaux Portugal Sporting CP Scotland Celtic
Third qualifying round
Spain Valencia Italy Chievo Greece AEK Athens Russia CSKA Moscow
Spain Osasuna France Lille Belgium Standard Liège Austria Austria Wien
England Liverpool Germany Hamburg Turkey Galatasaray Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
England Arsenal Portugal Benfica Czech Republic Slovan Liberec Israel Maccabi Haifa
Italy Milan Netherlands Ajax
Second qualifying round
Scotland Hearts Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv Bulgaria Levski Sofia Romania Steaua Bucureşti
Turkey Fenerbahçe Serbia Red Star Belgrade1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Sweden Djurgården
Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav Poland Legia Warsaw Denmark Copenhagen Slovakia Ružomberok
Russia Spartak Moscow Switzerland FC Zürich Hungary Debrecen
Austria Red Bull Salzburg Norway Vålerenga
First qualifying round
Slovenia Gorica Georgia (country) Sioni Bolnisi Armenia Pyunik Wales The New Saints
Cyprus Apollon Limassol Lithuania Ekranas Malta Birkirkara Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg Iceland FH Hafnarfjörður Albania Elbasani Azerbaijan Baku
Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički Estonia FC TVMK Faroe Islands B36
Finland MyPa Republic of Ireland Cork City Northern Ireland Linfield Kazakhstan Aktobe
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol Belarus Shakhtyor

1 This club qualified for this season's UEFA competitions as a member of the Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro during the 2005–06 season but is currently a member of the Football Association of Serbia which is the official successor of the previous football association.[8]

TH Title Holders

Qualifying rounds

First qualifying round

The first legs were played on 11 July and 12 July 2006, with the second legs on 18 July and 19 July.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Elbasani Albania 1–3 Lithuania Ekranas 1–0 0–3
FC TVMK Estonia 3–4 Iceland FH Hafnarfjörður 2–3 1–1
Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia 2–1 Kazakhstan Aktobe 1–0 1–1
MyPa Finland 2–0 Wales The New Saints 1–0 1–0
Cork City Republic of Ireland 2–1 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 1–0 1–1
Sioni Bolnisi Georgia (country) 2–1 Azerbaijan Baku 2–0 0–1
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 0–1 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 0–1 0–0
Shakhtyor Belarus 0–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 0–1 0–1
Birkirkara Malta 2–5 Faroe Islands B36 0–3 2–2
Linfield Northern Ireland 3–5 Slovenia Gorica 1–3 2–2
Pyunik Armenia 0–2 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 0–2

Second qualifying round

The first legs were played on 25 July and 26 July 2006, with the second legs on 1 August and 2 August.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Gorica Slovenia 0–5 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 0–2 0–3
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 4–0 Georgia (country) Sioni Bolnisi 2–0 2–0
FC Zürich Switzerland 2–3 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 0–2
Djurgården Sweden 2–3 Slovakia Ružomberok 1–0 1–3
Debrecen Hungary 2–5 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 1–1 1–4
Cork City Republic of Ireland 0–4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 0–1 0–3
Fenerbahçe Turkey 9–0 Faroe Islands B36 4–0 5–0
Mladá Boleslav Czech Republic 5–3 Norway Vålerenga 3–1 2–2
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 1–1(a) Russia Spartak Moscow 1–1 0–0
Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia 1–8 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1–4 0–4
FH Hafnarfjörður Iceland 0–3 Poland Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–2
Copenhagen Denmark 4–2 Finland MyPa 2–0 2–2
Ekranas Lithuania 3–9 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–4 2–5
Hearts Scotland 3–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg 3–0 0–0

Third qualifying round

The first legs were played on 8 August and 9 August 2006, with the second legs on 22 August and 23 August.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Slovan Liberec Czech Republic 1–2 Russia Spartak Moscow 0–0 1–2
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 4–2 Poland Legia Warsaw 1–0 3–2
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 1–3 Spain Valencia 1–0 0–3
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 4–2 Italy Chievo 2–0 2–2
Hearts Scotland 1–5 Greece AEK Athens 1–2 0–3
CSKA Moscow Russia 5–0 Slovakia Ružomberok 3–0 2–0
Milan Italy 3–1 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1–0 2–1
Galatasaray Turkey 6–3 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 5–2 1–1
Standard Liège Belgium 3–4 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 2–2 1–2
Austria Wien Austria 1–4 Portugal Benfica 1–1 0–3
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 1–5 England Arsenal 0–3 1–2
Copenhagen Denmark 3–2 Netherlands Ajax 1–2 2–0
Hamburg Germany (a)1–1 Spain Osasuna 0–0 1–1
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 5–3 Turkey Fenerbahçe 3–1 2–2
Liverpool England 3–2 Israel Maccabi Haifa 2–1 1–1*
Lille France 4–0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 3–0 1–0

The teams eliminated in this round qualified for the first round of the UEFA Cup.

* Due to the armed conflict going on in Israel, UEFA decided that no European matches could be staged in the country until further notice.[9] The match was played at Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.[10]

Group stage

The draw for this round was held on 24 August 2006 in Monaco. The first matches were played on 12 September 2006, and the stage concluded on 6 December.

Tie-breaking criteria

Based on paragraph 4.05 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:

  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 away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  5. higher number of goals scored in all group matches played;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.
Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the first knockout round are indicated in bold type
Teams that progressed to the UEFA Cup are indicated in bold italics
Teams eliminated from European competitions for the season are indicated in plain italics

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
Spain Barcelona 6 3 2 1 12 4 +8 11
Germany Werder Bremen 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
Bulgaria Levski Sofia 6 0 0 6 1 17 −16 0
  BAR CHL LEV BRM
Barcelona 2–2 5–0 2–0
Chelsea 1–0 2–0 2–0
Levski Sofia 0–2 1–3 0–3
Werder Bremen 1–1 1–0 2–0

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 6 3 3 0 10 3 +7 12
Italy Internazionale 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10
Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 2 3 7 11 −4 5
Portugal Sporting CP 6 1 2 3 3 6 −3 5
  BAY INT SPK SCP
Bayern Munich 1–1 4–0 0–0
Internazionale 0–2 2–1 1–0
Spartak Moscow 2–2 0–1 1–1
Sporting CP 0–1 1–0 1–3

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Liverpool 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10
France Bordeaux 6 2 1 3 6 7 −1 7
Turkey Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5 4
  BDX GAL LIV PSV
Bordeaux 3–1 0–1 0–1
Galatasaray 0–0 3–2 1–2
Liverpool 3–0 3–2 2–0
PSV Eindhoven 1–3 2–0 0–0

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Valencia 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13
Italy Roma 6 3 1 2 8 4 +4 10
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 6 11 −5 6
Greece Olympiacos 6 0 3 3 6 11 −5 3
  OLY ROM SHK VAL
Olympiacos 0–1 1–1 2–4
Roma 1–1 4–0 1–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 2–2 1–0 2–2
Valencia 2–0 2–1 2–0

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Lyon 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 14
Spain Real Madrid 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11
Romania Steaua Bucureşti 6 1 2 3 7 11 −4 5
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 0 2 4 5 16 −11 2
  DYN LYO STE RM
Dynamo Kyiv 0–3 1–4 2–2
Lyon 1–0 1–1 2–0
Steaua Bucureşti 1–1 0–3 1–4
Real Madrid 5–1 2–2 1–0

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Manchester United 6 4 0 2 10 5 +5 12
Scotland Celtic 6 3 0 3 8 9 −1 9
Portugal Benfica 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
Denmark Copenhagen 6 2 1 3 5 8 −3 7
  BEN CEL COP MU
Benfica 3–0 3–1 0–1
Celtic 3–0 1–0 1–0
Copenhagen 0–0 3–1 1–0
Manchester United 3–1 3–2 3–0

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Arsenal 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
Portugal Porto 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11
Russia CSKA Moscow 6 2 2 2 4 5 −1 8
Germany Hamburg 6 1 0 5 7 15 −8 3
  ARS CSK HAM POR
Arsenal 0–0 3–1 2–0
CSKA Moscow 1–0 1–0 0–2
Hamburg 1–2 3–2 1–3
Porto 0–0 0–0 4–1

Notes:

  • Arsenal won the group by virtue of a win and a draw against Porto

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 8 4 +4 10
France Lille 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3 9
Greece AEK Athens 6 2 2 2 6 9 −3 8
Belgium Anderlecht 6 0 4 2 7 11 −4 4
  AEK AND LIL MIL
AEK Athens 1–1 1–0 1–0
Anderlecht 2–2 1–1 0–1
Lille 3–1 2–2 0–0
Milan 3–0 4–1 0–2

(KEY: Pts= Points; Pld= Matches Played; W= Matches Won; D= Matches Drawn; L= Matches Lost; GF= Goals For; GA= Goals Against; GD= Goal Difference)

Knockout stage

All knockout rounds are two-legged, except for the final. In the event of aggregate scores being equal after normal time in the second leg, the winning team will be that which scored more goals on their away leg: if the scores in the two matches were identical, extra time is played. The away goals rule also applies if scores are equal at the end of extra time. If there are no goals scored in extra time, the tie is decided on a penalty shoot out.

Bracket

  First knockout round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 Italy Roma 0 2 2  
 France Lyon 0 0 0  
   Italy Roma 2 1 3  
   England Manchester United 1 7 8  
 France Lille 0 0 0
 England Manchester United 1 1 2  
   England Manchester United 3 0 3  
   Italy Milan 2 3 5  
 Scotland Celtic 0 0 0  
 Italy Milan (a.e.t.) 0 1 1  
   Italy Milan 2 2 4
   Germany Bayern Munich 2 0 2  
 Spain Real Madrid 3 1 4
 Germany Bayern Munich (a) 2 2 4  
   Italy Milan 2
   England Liverpool 1
 Portugal Porto 1 1 2  
 England Chelsea 1 2 3  
   England Chelsea 1 2 3
   Spain Valencia 1 1 2  
 Italy Internazionale 2 0 2
 Spain Valencia (a) 2 0 2  
   England Chelsea 1 0 1(1)
   England Liverpool (p) 0 1 1(4)  
 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 1 2  
 England Arsenal 0 1 1  
   Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0 0 0
   England Liverpool 3 1 4  
 Spain Barcelona 1 1 2
 England Liverpool (a) 2 0 2  

First knockout round

The draw for the first knockout round of the competition took place on 15 December 2006 in Nyon, Switzerland.[11] The team first out of the hat in each tie plays the first leg of their tie at home, and the second leg away. This team is denoted as "Team #1" below.

The first legs were played on 20 February and 21 February 2007, with the second legs on 6 March and 7 March.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Porto Portugal 2–3 England Chelsea 1–1 1–2
Celtic Scotland 0–1 Italy Milan 0–0 0–1 (aet)
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 2–1 England Arsenal 1–0 1–1
Lille France 0–2 England Manchester United 0–1 0–1
Roma Italy 2–0 France Lyon 0–0 2–0
Barcelona Spain 2–2 (a) England Liverpool 1–2 1–0
Real Madrid Spain 4–4 (a) Germany Bayern Munich 3–2 1–2
Internazionale Italy 2–2 (a) Spain Valencia 2–2 0–0

Quarter-finals

The draw for the final stages, including the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, was held on Friday, 9 March 2007 in Athens, Greece. The draw was conducted by ad interim UEFA CEO Gianni Infantino, assisted by Friedrich Stickler, chairman of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee. Theodoros Zagorakis, the captain of Greece in Euro 2004, was appointed ambassador for the final.

The first legs were played on 3 April and 4 April, and the second legs were played on 10 April and 11 April 2007.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Milan Italy 4–2 Germany Bayern Munich 2–2 2–0
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 0–4 England Liverpool 0–3 0–1
Roma Italy 3–8 England Manchester United 2–1 1–7
Chelsea England 3–2 Spain Valencia 1–1 2–1

Semi-finals

The first legs were played on 24 April and 25 April, with the second legs on 1 May and 2 May 2007.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Chelsea England 1–1 (1–4 p) England Liverpool 1–0 0–1
Manchester United England 3–5 Italy Milan 3–2 0–3

Final

The Final took place on 23 May 2007 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. Unlike the other knockout rounds, the final was played over just one match, with extra time in case of a draw after 90 minutes. If the teams were still level following extra time, a penalty shootout would have determined the winner.

Milan scored first through Filippo Inzaghi just before half time. Inzaghi scored again in the 82nd minute, before Dirk Kuyt scored a late consolation goal a minute before full time.

Milan went on to represent Europe at the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup.

23 May 2007
20:45 CEST
Milan Italy 2 – 1 England Liverpool Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)[12]
Inzaghi Goal 45' Goal 82' (Report) Kuyt Goal 89'
UEFA Champions League
2006–07 Winners
Italy
A.C. Milan
Seventh title

2006–07 UEFA Club Football Player Awards

Top scorers

The top scorers from the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League (group stage and knockout stage only) are as follows:

# Name Team Goals
1 Brazil Kaká Italy Milan 10
2 England Peter Crouch England Liverpool 6
Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba England Chelsea 6
Spain Fernando Morientes Spain Valencia 6
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy Spain Real Madrid 6
6 Spain Raúl González Spain Real Madrid 5
7 Romania Nicolae Dică Romania Steaua Bucureşti 4
Italy Filippo Inzaghi Italy Milan 4
Peru Claudio Pizarro Germany Bayern Munich 4
England Wayne Rooney England Manchester United 4
France Louis Saha England Manchester United 4
Italy Francesco Totti Italy Roma 4
Spain David Villa Spain Valencia 4

Trivia

  • Levski Sofia were the first Bulgarian team to compete in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • Copenhagen made their first appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • Barcelona set a new record of 15 games without a Champions League loss, having gone undefeated from their first match in the 2005–06 group stage against Werder Bremen until they were beaten by Chelsea in the next match.
  • Celtic qualified for the knockout stage for the first time since the tournament was restructured.
  • Referee Mike Riley broke the record for the most yellow cards in a single UEFA Champions League match this season which he officiated between Lyon and Roma in the first knockout round. A total of 11 yellow cards (8 to Roma and 3 to Lyon) were issued in that game.[13]
  • Following their match with Internazionale, Valencia players fought with Inter players. Inter's Nicolas Burdisso sustained a nasal fracture following a punch from Valencia's David Navarro in the incidents which took place after the match.[14] Navarro has since then issued an apology to Burdisso, UEFA and his club for his actions.[15] After looking into the matter, UEFA suspended Navarro for seven months, which includes domestic and international matches. Burdisso and Inter defender Maicon were each suspended for six matches, Carlos Marchena for four, Iván Córdoba for three matches and Julio Ricardo Cruz for two. Both clubs have also been handed a €155,772 (CHF250,000/£106,217) fine.[16] Valencia advanced on the away goals rule following the scoreless draw. Navarro's ban was reduced from seven months to six on 28 March 2007. Marchena's ban was also reduced from four games to two, Córdoba's was reduced from three games to two and Maicon's was reduced from six games to three. Meanwhile, Burdisso and Cruz had their bans upheld.[17]
  • Roma progressed to the quarter-finals of the European Cup for the first time since 1984.
  • Roy Makaay scored the fastest goal in the competition's history, hitting the back of the net just 10.03 seconds after the start of Bayern Munich's second leg match at home to Real Madrid.
  • As Milan won the competition this year, it became the first time a team has won the trophy twice in the same stadium since the beginning of the Champions League era, having also won the competition at the Olympic Stadium in Athens back in 1994. Real Madrid and Liverpool have already achieved this feat in the pre-Champions League era; the first one won the European Cup in the Heysel Stadium, Brussels, in 1958 and 1966, and the second one won in the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, in 1977 and 1984.
  • Milan's victory brought Italian sides level with Spanish sides in terms of Champions League titles, both with four wins each since 1993. However, Italian teams had made more final appearances, with Serie A sides having played in ten Champions League finals. Spanish teams had been present in seven, and English teams present in four.

See also

References

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