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2009–10 UEFA Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 30 June 2009 – 22 May 2010
Teams 32 (group stage)
76 (qualifying)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 112
Goals scored 285 (2.54 per match)
Attendance 4,426,316 (39,521 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cristiano Ronaldo (7)

The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League is the 55th season of Europe's premier club football tournament and the 18th under the current UEFA Champions League format. Barcelona are the defending champions. The final will be played on 22 May 2010, at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home ground of Real Madrid, in Madrid, Spain.[1] This year's final will be the first to be played on a Saturday night, and the matches from the round of 16 will be spread over four weeks instead of two. The winner of the tournament qualifies to play in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup as well as the 2010 UEFA Super Cup.

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Association team allocation

A total of 76 teams will participate in the 2009–10 Champions League, from 52 UEFA associations (Liechtenstein organizes no domestic league competition). Countries are allocated places according to the 2008 UEFA league coefficient.[2] The UEFA ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next, not in the first season after the publication of the ranking. Thus, the allocation in 2009–10 is determined by the 2008 ranking, not 2009.

Since the previous season's winners, Barcelona, obtained a place in the group stage through their domestic league placing, the reserved defending champion spot was not used. To compensate, the champion of association 13 (Belgium) were promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage, the champion of association 16 (Switzerland) were promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round, and the champions of associations 48 and 49 (Faroe Islands and Luxembourg) were promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.[3]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League:

  • 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 16–53 each have one team qualify (except Liechtenstein)
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Distribution

First qualifying round (4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 50–53
Second qualifying round (34 teams)
  • 2 winners from the first qualifying round
  • 32 champions from associations 17–49 (except Liechtenstein)
Third qualifying round for champions (20 teams)
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
  • 3 champions from associations 14–16
Third qualifying round for non-champions (10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7–15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round for champions (10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round for champions
Play-off round for non-champions (10 teams)
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round for non-champions
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4 and 5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3
Group stage (32 teams)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for champions
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for non-champions
  • 13 champions from associations 1–13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1–6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1–3

Teams

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses. (Panathinaikos qualified for the Champions League by winning the Greek end-of-season play-offs)

Number of still active teams per country in 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.
Group stage
England Manchester United (1st) Italy Internazionale (1st) Germany Bayern Munich (2nd) Netherlands AZ (1st)
England Liverpool (2nd) Italy Juventus (2nd) Russia Rubin Kazan (1st) Scotland Rangers (1st)
England Chelsea (3rd) Italy Milan (3rd) Russia CSKA Moscow (2nd) Turkey Beşiktaş (1st)
Spain BarcelonaTH (1st) France Bordeaux (1st) Romania Unirea Urziceni (1st) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
Spain Real Madrid (2nd) France Marseille (2nd) Portugal Porto (1st) Belgium Standard Liège (1st)
Spain Sevilla (3rd) Germany Wolfsburg (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Non-champions
England Arsenal (4th) Italy Fiorentina (4th) Germany Stuttgart (3rd)
Spain Atlético Madrid (4th) France Lyon (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Non-champions
Greece Olympiacos (1st) Russia Dynamo Moscow (3rd) Scotland Celtic (2nd) Belgium Anderlecht (2nd)
Czech Republic Slavia Prague (1st) Romania Timişoara (2nd) Turkey Sivasspor (2nd) Greece Panathinaikos (P-1st)
Switzerland Zürich (1st) Portugal Sporting CP (2nd) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd) Czech Republic Sparta Prague (2nd)
Netherlands Twente (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Bulgaria Levski Sofia (1st) Poland Wisła Kraków (1st) Lithuania Ekranas (1st) Azerbaijan Baku (1st)
Norway Stabæk (1st) Hungary Debrecen (1st) Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Albania Tirana (1st)
Denmark Copenhagen (1st) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Republic of Ireland Bohemians (1st) Armenia Pyunik (1st)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Cyprus APOEL (1st) Republic of Macedonia Makedonija (1st) Kazakhstan Aktobe (1st)
Serbia Partizan (1st) Slovenia Maribor (1st) Iceland FH (1st) Northern Ireland Glentoran (1st)
Israel Maccabi Haifa (1st) Finland Inter Turku (1st) Georgia (country) WIT Georgia (1st) Wales Rhyl (1st)
Sweden Kalmar FF (1st) Latvia Ventspils (1st) Belarus BATE (1st) Faroe Islands EB/Streymur (1st)
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (1st) Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski (1st) Estonia Levadia (1st) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st)
First qualifying round
Malta Hibernians (1st) Montenegro Mogren (1st) Andorra Sant Julià (1st) San Marino Tre Fiori (1st)

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Round and draw dates

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 22 June 2009 30 June–1 July 2009 7–8 July 2009
Second qualifying round 14–15 July 2009 21–22 July 2009
Third qualifying round 17 July 2009 28–29 July 2009 4–5 August 2009
Play-off Play-off round 7 August 2009 18–19 August 2009 25–26 August 2009
Group stage Matchday 1 27 August 2009 15–16 September 2009
Matchday 2 29–30 September 2009
Matchday 3 20–21 October 2009
Matchday 4 3–4 November 2009
Matchday 5 24–25 November 2009
Matchday 6 8–9 December 2009
Knockout phase Round of 16 18 December 2009 16–17 & 23–24 February 2010 9–10 & 16–17 March 2010
Quarter-finals 19 March 2010 30–31 March 2010 6–7 April 2010
Semi-finals 20–21 April 2010 27–28 April 2010
Final 22 May 2010 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Qualifying phase

In a new system for the Champions League, there are two separate qualifying tournaments.[4] The Champions Path (which start from the first qualifying round) is for clubs which won their domestic league and did not automatically qualify for the group stage, while the Non-Champions Path (which start from the third qualifying round) is for clubs which did not win their domestic league and did not automatically qualify for the group stage.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on Monday, 22 June 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient. The first legs were played on 30 June and 1 July, while the second legs were played on 7 July and 8 July 2009.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Tre Fiori San Marino 2–2 (4–5p)1 Andorra Sant Julià 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Hibernians Malta 0–6 Montenegro Mogren 0–2 0–4
Notes
  • Note 1: Sant Julià was originally drawn to play the first leg at home, but the tie was reversed and Tre Fiori hosted the first leg instead.

Second qualifying round

For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient, and because the draw for this round took place before the first qualifying round matches were played, the teams were seeded as if the higher-ranked side in the previous round would be victorious. The first legs were played on 14 July and 15 July, while the second legs were played on 21 July and 22 July 2009.

Partizan's 8–0 win over Rhyl in the second leg tied the record for the largest margin of victory in the current Champions League format.

The second leg between Stabæk and Tirana is currently under investigation by UEFA and German authorities for possible match-fixing.[5]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Tirana Albania 1–5 Norway Stabæk 1–1 0–4
WIT Georgia Georgia (country) 1–3 Slovenia Maribor 0–0 1–3
EB/Streymur Faroe Islands 0–5 Cyprus APOEL 0–2 0–3
Copenhagen Denmark 12–0 Montenegro Mogren 6–0 6–0
Debrecen Hungary 3–3 (a) Sweden Kalmar FF 2–0 1–3
Makedonija Gjorče Petrov Republic of Macedonia 0–4 Belarus BATE 0–2 0–2
FH Iceland 0–6 Kazakhstan Aktobe 0–4 0–2
Pyunik Armenia 0–3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–3
Ventspils Latvia 6–1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 3–0 3–1
Ekranas Lithuania 4–6 Azerbaijan Baku 2–2 2–4
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–1 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–1 1–0
Zrinjski Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–4 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1–0 0–4
Inter Turku Finland 0–2 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 0–1
Rhyl Wales 0–12 Serbia Partizan 0–4 0–8
Wisła Kraków Poland 1–2 Estonia Levadia 1–1 0–1
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 9–0 Andorra Sant Julià 4–0 5–0
Maccabi Haifa Israel 10–0 Northern Ireland Glentoran 6–0 4–0

Third qualifying round

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The draw for the third qualifying round, which was conducted by UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti and Michael Heselschwerdt, Head of Club Competitions, was held on Friday, 17 July 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient, and because the draw for this round took place before the second qualifying round matches were completed, the teams were seeded as if the higher-ranked side in the previous round would be victorious. The first legs were played on 28 July and 29 July, while the second legs were played on 4 August and 5 August 2009. The losing teams in both sections entered the play-off round of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 3–2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 0–4 Greece Olympiacos 0–2 0–2
Zürich Switzerland 5–3 Slovenia Maribor 2–3 3–0
APOEL Cyprus 2–1 Serbia Partizan 2–0 0–1
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 1–1 (a) Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0–0 1–1
Aktobe Kazakhstan 3–4 Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–0 3–4
Baku Azerbaijan 0–2 Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–0 0–2
Ventspils Latvia 2–2 (a) Belarus BATE 1–0 1–2
Levadia Estonia 0–2 Hungary Debrecen 0–1 0–1
Copenhagen Denmark 3–1 Norway Stabæk 3–1 0–0
Non-Champions Path
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 3–4 Greece Panathinaikos 3–1 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 2–2 (a) Romania Timişoara 2–2 0–0
Sporting CP Portugal 1–1 (a) Netherlands Twente 0–0 1–1
Celtic Scotland 2–1 Russia Dynamo Moscow 0–1 2–0
Anderlecht Belgium 6–3 Turkey Sivasspor 5–0 1–3

Play-off round

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The draw for the play-off round, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti, was held on Friday, 7 August 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient. The first legs were played on 18 and 19 August, while the second legs were played on 25 and 26 August 2009. The losing teams in both sections entered the group stage of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 0–3 Greece Olympiacos 0–2 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 1–5 Israel Maccabi Haifa 1–2 0–3
Ventspils Latvia 1–5 Switzerland Zürich 0–3 1–2
Copenhagen Denmark 2–3 Cyprus APOEL 1–0 1–3
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 1–4 Hungary Debrecen 1–2 0–2
Non-Champions Path
Lyon France 8–2 Belgium Anderlecht 5–1 3–1
Celtic Scotland 1–5 England Arsenal 0–2 1–3
Timişoara Romania 0–2 Germany Stuttgart 0–2 0–0
Sporting CP Portugal 3–3 (a) Italy Fiorentina 2–2 1–1
Panathinaikos Greece 2–5 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–3 0–2

Group stage

The draw for the group stage was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 27 August 2009. A total of 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams were divided into four pots, based on their club coefficient. Clubs from the same pot or the same association cannot be drawn into the same group.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The matchdays were 15–16 September, 29–30 September, 20–21 October, 3–4 November, 24–25 November, and 8–9 December 2009. The top two in each group advanced to the knockout phase, and the third-placed teams entered the round of 32 of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

AZ, Wolfsburg, Standard Liège, Zürich, APOEL, Rubin Kazan, Unirea Urziceni and Debrecen made their debut in the group stage.

Tie-breaking criteria

Based on Article 7.05 in the UEFA regulations, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria will be applied to determine the rankings:[6]

  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;
  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
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Bordeaux 6 5 1 0 9 2 +7 16
Germany Bayern Munich 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10
Italy Juventus 6 2 2 2 4 7 −3 8
Israel Maccabi Haifa 6 0 0 6 0 8 −8 0
  BAY BDX JUV MHA
Bayern Munich 0–2 0–0 1–0
Bordeaux 2–1 2–0 1–0
Juventus 1–4 1–1 1–0
Maccabi Haifa 0–3 0–1 0–1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Manchester United 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13
Russia CSKA Moscow 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10
Germany Wolfsburg 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7
Turkey Beşiktaş 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5 4
  BJK CSM MAN WOL
Beşiktaş 1–2 0–1 0–3
CSKA Moscow 2–1 0–1 2–1
Manchester United 0–1 3–3 2–1
Wolfsburg 0–0 3–1 1–3

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 15 7 +8 13
Italy Milan 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9
France Marseille 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
Switzerland Zürich 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
  OM ACM RM FCZ
Marseille 1–2 1–3 6–1
Milan 1–1 1–1 0–1
Real Madrid 3–0 2–3 1–0
Zürich 0–1 1–1 2–5

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7 14
Portugal Porto 6 4 0 2 8 3 +5 12
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 0 3 3 3 12 −9 3
Cyprus APOEL 6 0 3 3 4 7 −3 3
  APO ATL CHL POR
APOEL 1–1 0–1 0–1
Atlético Madrid 0–0 2–2 0–3
Chelsea 2–2 4–0 1–0
Porto 2–1 2–0 0–1

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Fiorentina 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15
France Lyon 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9 13
England Liverpool 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
Hungary Debrecen 6 0 0 6 5 19 −14 0
  DEB FIO LIV LYO
Debrecen 3–4 0–1 0–4
Fiorentina 5–2 2–0 1–0
Liverpool 1–0 1–2 1–2
Lyon 4–0 1–0 1–1

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
Italy Internazionale 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
Russia Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 4 7 −3 6
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
  BAR DK INT RUB
Barcelona 2–0 2–0 1–2
Dynamo Kyiv 1–2 1–2 3–1
Internazionale 0–0 2–2 2–0
Rubin Kazan 0–0 0–0 1–1

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Sevilla 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 13
Germany Stuttgart 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9
Romania Unirea Urziceni 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8
Scotland Rangers 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2
  RAN SEV STU URZ
Rangers 1–4 0–2 1–4
Sevilla 1–0 1–1 2–0
Stuttgart 1–1 1–3 3–1
Unirea Urziceni 1–1 1–0 1–1

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Arsenal 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13
Greece Olympiacos 6 3 1 2 4 5 −1 10
Belgium Standard Liège 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
Netherlands AZ 6 0 4 2 4 8 −4 4
  ARS AZ OLY STD
Arsenal 4–1 2–0 2–0
AZ 1–1 0–0 1–1
Olympiacos 1–0 1–0 2–1
Standard Liège 2–3 1–1 2–0

Knockout phase

From the round of 16 through to the semi-finals, clubs play two matches against each other on a home and away basis with the same rules as the qualifying rounds applied. In the round of 16, group winners play runners-up other than teams from their own pool or nation. For the draw of the quarter-finals and semi-finals, the draw is made irrespective of association or previous group status.

The draw for the round of 16 was held on Friday, 18 December 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw was conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and Giorgio Marchetti, the UEFA Director of Competitions.[7] The eight group winners, which play the second leg at home, were drawn against the eight group runners-up, with the restriction that teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn with each other.

The draws for the remaining rounds will be both held on Friday, 19 March 2010 in Nyon, Switzerland by Gianni Infantino and Emilio Butragueño, the ambassador for the final in Madrid.[8] Unlike the round of 16, teams from the same group or country may be drawn together from the quarter-finals onwards.

Round of 16

Starting from this season, the matches in the round of 16 will be held over four weeks, instead of the previous two weeks. The first legs were played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, while the second legs were played on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2010.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Stuttgart Germany 1–5 Spain Barcelona 1–1 0–4
Olympiacos Greece 1–3 France Bordeaux 0–1 1–2
Internazionale Italy 3–1 England Chelsea 2–1 1–0
Bayern Munich Germany 4–4 (a) Italy Fiorentina 2–1 2–3
CSKA Moscow Russia 3–2 Spain Sevilla 1–1 2–1
Lyon France 2–1 Spain Real Madrid 1–0 1–1
Porto Portugal 2–6 England Arsenal 2–1 0–5
Milan Italy 2–7 England Manchester United 2–3 0–4

Quarter-finals

The first legs will be played on 30 and 31 March, while the second legs will be played on 6 and 7 April 2010.

Teams Classified

Semi-finals

The first legs will be played on 20 and 21 April, while the second legs will be played on 27 and 28 April 2010.

Final

The final of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on 22 May 2010. The stadium, home of Real Madrid, has hosted three previous European Cup finals, in 1957, 1969 and 1980. It will be the first time that a UEFA Champions League final will be played on a Saturday night.

Statistics

Top goalscorers

The top scorers from the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds and play-off round) are as follows (players in bold are still active in the competition):

Rank Name Team Goals Appearances Minutes played
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 7 6 474'50"
2 Denmark Nicklas Bendtner England Arsenal 4 3 269'45"
England Michael Owen England Manchester United 4 6 292'14"
Montenegro Stevan Jovetić Italy Fiorentina 4 4 300'50"
England Wayne Rooney England Manchester United 4 5 356'59"
Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Germany Wolfsburg 4 6 560'24"
Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić France Lyon 4 8 602'16"
Colombia Radamel Falcao Portugal Porto 4 8 658'49"
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 4 7 659'30"
Serbia Miloš Krasić Russia CSKA Moscow 4 8 717'10"

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