1992–93 UEFA Champions League
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|Champions||Marseille (1st title)|
|Goals scored||195 (2.38 per match)|
|Attendance||1,896,743 (23,131 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Romário (7 goals)|
The 1992–93 UEFA Champions League was the 38th European Cup, the premier European club football tournament, and the first season with the UEFA Champions League branding (originally adopted only in the group stage).
It was the second season of the competition in which the eight second round winners would be split into two groups, with the winner of each one meeting in the final. In addition, a preliminary round was required as this was the first season after the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, resulting in many new countries eligible to enter the champions of their own leagues into the competition. Israel and the Faroe Islands were also represented for the first time.
The tournament was won for the first time by Marseille, defeating Milan in the Final. On May 26, 1993, Marseille became the first French team to win the Champions League and the only one still today, giving birth to a slogan among supporters « À jamais les premiers » (Forever the first). However, soon after Marseille's victory allegations of match fixing were levelled at them and their president Bernard Tapie. This involved a league game that took place 6 days before the final where Marseille, it emerged, had fixed their title-clinching Division 1 game against Valenciennes so they could concentrate on the Final against Milan . It is believed that Tapie bribed Valenciennes to lose so that Marseille would win the French league earlier, and above all that they do not injure the Marseille players before the Final against Milan. Before the 1991 European Cup final against the Red Star Belgrade, Marseille had a few injured players, Tapie did not want to repeat this mistake. This resulted in Marseille being stripped of their league title by the French Football Federation (although not the European Cup, as the match in question was not in that competition). They were banned from defending their European title in the 1993–94 season, and contesting the Intercontinental Cup and Super Cup. During the 1995 trial over Marseille's financial accounts, it was revealed that they had an annual budget of Fr5 million (about €760,000) dedicated to the purchase of matches from 1989 to 1993. The UEFA, along with the French Federation (FFF) and France authorities, investigated several Marseille matches during the 1992-1993 season. These investigations have not established any formal proof concerning alleged match-fixing in the Champions League. Therefore, Marseille's status as 1993 European champion was not affected. Barcelona, the defending champions, were eliminated in the second round by CSKA Moscow.
|Shelbourne (1st)||Valletta (1st)||Norma Tallinn (2nd)||KÍ (1st)|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv (1st)||Skonto (1st)||Olimpija Ljubljana (1st)||Tavriya Simferopol (1st)|
|Barcelona (1st)TH||Milan (1st)||Stuttgart (1st)||Club Brugge (1st)|
|Marseille (1st)||PSV Eindhoven (1st)||Porto (1st)||CSKA Moscow (1st)|
|Dinamo București (1st)||Slovan Bratislava (1st)||Rangers (1st)||Leeds United (1st)|
|Austria Wien (1st)||Lyngby (1st)||AEK Athens (1st)||Beşiktaş (1st)|
|Sion (1st)||Lech Poznań (1st)||IFK Göteborg (1st)||Ferencváros (1st)|
|CSKA Sofia (1st)||FC Kuusysi (1st)||Víkingur Reykjavík (1st)||Viking (1st)|
|APOEL (1st)||Glentoran (1st)||Union Luxembourg (1st)||Žalgiris Vilnius (1st)|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Valletta||1–3||Maccabi Tel Aviv||1–2||0–1|
|Olimpija Ljubljana||5–0||Norma Tallinn||3–0||2–0|
|Valletta||1–2||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Zerafa 75'||Report||Cohen 83' |
|Danielsen 46'||Report||Astafjevs 28', 46' |
|Olimpija Ljubljana||3–0||Norma Tallinn|
|Ubavič 48' |
|Shevchenko 10' |
Tavriya Simferopol won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||1–0||Valletta|
Maccabi Tel Aviv won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Jelisejevs 4' |
Skonto won 6–1 on aggregate.
|Norma Tallinn||0–2||Olimpija Ljubljana|
|Report||Zulič 26' |
Olimpija Ljubljana won 5–0 on aggregate.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Stuttgart||3–3 (1–2) [notes 1]||Leeds United||3–0||0–3|
|Kuusysi||1–2||Dinamo București||1–0||0–2 (a.e.t.)|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||0–4||Club Brugge||0–1||0–3|
|Austria Wien||5–4||CSKA Sofia||3–1||2–3|
|AEK Athens||3–3 (a)||APOEL||1–1||2–2|
|PSV Eindhoven||8–0||FK Žalgiris||6–0||2–0|
- Following a 3–0 win at home and a 4–1 defeat away, Stuttgart was originally deemed to have won on away goals with the scores level at 4–4 on aggregate. After video footage of the second leg was reviewed, it was discovered Stuttgart had fielded more than the allowed maximum of three foreign players, meaning the match was awarded to Leeds United with a score of 3–0, making it 3–3 on aggregate with zero difference on away goals. A play-off match in Barcelona was ordered, which Leeds won 2–1.
|Eskelinen 71' |
|Trzeciak 27' |
Podbrożny 39' (pen.)
|Hateley 39' |
|Walter 62', 66' |
|Gostič 19' |
Dubovský 51', 55'
|Van Basten 5', 50' |
|Report||Völler 3' |
Martín Vázquez 19', 29'
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||0–1||Club Brugge|
|Austria Wien||3–1||CSKA Sofia|
|Hasenhüttl 16' |
|Hottiger 18' |
Túlio 35', 74'
Roberto Assis 78'
|Report||Shevchenko 85' (pen.)|
|Deville 63'||Report||Semedo 40' |
|Alexandris 42'||Report||Hadjiloukas 75'|
|PSV Eindhoven||6–0||FK Žalgiris|
|E. Koeman 24' |
Ellerman 36', 59', 64'
|Tekin 26' |
IFK Göteborg won 3–2 on aggregate.
Lech Poznań won 2–0 on aggregate.
Rangers won 3–0 on aggregate.
(3–0, match forfeited)
|Speed 17' |
McAllister 38' (pen.)
Stuttgart 3–3 Leeds United on aggregate.
|Golke 38'||Report||Strachan 32' |
Slovan Bratislava won 4–1 on aggregate.
|Report||Massaro 33' |
Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.
|Dinamo București||2–0 (a.e.t.)||Kuusysi|
|Gerstenmájer 64' |
Dinamo București won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Omam-Biyik 6' |
Marseille won 8–0 on aggregate.
|Club Brugge||3–0||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Staelens 56' |
Verheyen 76', 83'
Club Brugge won 4–0 on aggregate.
|CSKA Sofia||3–2||Austria Wien|
|Metkov 2' |
|Report||Flögel 28' |
Austria Wien won 5–4 on aggregate.
|Shevchenko 69' (pen.)||Report||Túlio 67', 77' |
Sion won 7–2 on aggregate.
|Kostadinov 16', 34' |
Toni 25', 61'
Zé Carlos 66'
Porto won 9–1 on aggregate.
|Gogić 77' |
|Report||Šabanadžović 30' |
3–3 on aggregate. AEK Athens won on away goals.
|FK Žalgiris||0–2||PSV Eindhoven|
|Report||Numan 26' |
PSV Eindhoven won 8–0 on aggregate.
|Sergeyev 24' |
|Report||Einarsson 32' |
CSKA Moscow won 5–2 on aggregate.
Barcelona won 1–0 on aggregate.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|IFK Göteborg||4–0||Lech Poznań||1–0||3–0|
|Club Brugge||3–3 (a)||Austria Wien||2–0||1–3|
|AEK Athens||1–3||PSV Eindhoven||1–0||0–3|
|IFK Göteborg||1–0||Lech Poznań|
|Lukic 21' (o.g.) |
|Club Brugge||2–0||Austria Wien|
|Verheyen 20' |
|Orlando 55' |
Roberto Assis 60'
|Report||Kostadinov 80' |
F. Couto 83'
|AEK Athens||1–0||PSV Eindhoven|
|Grishin 16'||Report||Begiristain 57'|
|Lech Poznań||0–3||IFK Göteborg|
|Report||Ekström 28' |
IFK Göteborg won 4–0 on aggregate.
|Cantona 85'||Report||Hateley 2' |
Rangers won 4–2 on aggregate.
|Boban 28' |
Milan won 5–0 on aggregate.
|Bokšić 32', 68'||Report|
Marseille won 2–0 on aggregate.
|Austria Wien||3–1||Club Brugge|
|Zsak 49' |
|Report||Van Der Heyden 64'|
3–3 on aggregate. Club Brugge won on away goals.
|Jorge Costa 50' |
Porto won 6–2 on aggregate.
|PSV Eindhoven||3–0||AEK Athens|
|Romário 5', 51', 84'||Report|
PSV Eindhoven won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Nadal 12' |
|Report||Bushmanov 44' |
CSKA Moscow won 4–3 on aggregate.
The group stage began on 25 November 1992 and ended on 21 April 1993. The eight teams were divided into two groups of four, and the teams in each group played against each other on a home-and-away basis, meaning that each team played a total of six group matches. For each win, teams were awarded two points, with one point awarded for each draw. At the end of the group stage, the first team in each group advanced to the final.
|1||Marseille||6||3||3||0||14||4||+10||9||Advance to final||—||1–1||3–0||6–0|
|1||Milan||6||6||0||0||11||1||+10||12||Advance to final||—||4–0||1–0||2–0|
The top scorers from the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) are as follows:
|2||Marco van Basten||Milan||6|
|5||Johnny Ekström||IFK Göteborg||5|
|Gert Verheyen||Club Brugge||4|
- "Shelbourne v. Tavriya match report" (in Russian). Kopanyi-Myach.info. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- 1992–93 All matches – season at UEFA website
- European Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
- All scorers 1992–93 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) according to protocols UEFA + all scorers preliminary round
- 1992/93 UEFA Champions League – results and line-ups (archive)