1993–94 UEFA Champions League
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|Dates||18 August – 1 September 1993 (qualifying)|
15 September 1993 – 18 May 1994 (competition proper)
24 November 1993 – 27 April 1994 (UEFA Champions League)
|Teams||8 (UEFA Champions League)|
32 (first round)
|Champions||Milan (5th title)|
|Goals scored||217 (2.89 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Ronald Koeman|
(8 goals each)
The 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was the 39th season of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's premier club football tournament, and the second season with the UEFA Champions League logo (it was adopted in the group stage and semi-finals, the rest of the tournament continued to be called "European Champion Clubs' Cup" or "European Cup"). The competition was won by Milan, their fifth title, beating Barcelona 4–0 in the final. Marseille were the defending champions, but were not allowed to enter the competition due their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1 the season prior. This saw them stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of 1993–94. This was the first and only time which the defending champions did not participate in the following season of the competition. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth (second-placed Paris Saint-Germain, who refused the defaulted French title, competed in the Cup Winners' Cup instead as Coupe de France winners).
There were changes made to the UEFA Champions League's format from the previous year. After two seasons, with the groups, it introduced one legged semi-finals taking place after the group stage, meaning the two sides qualified from each group as group winners playing the semi-finals at home.
This edition was marked by the absence of Yugoslav participants because Yugoslavia was under UN economic sanctions. Yugoslav participants were frequently present in advanced stages of the competition with Red Star Belgrade having won the European Cup in 1991 and finished second in the group the following season. FK Partizan were to represent Yugoslavia in this edition, but were not allowed to participate. Meanwhile, Croatia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Wales entered their champions for the first time this edition.
42 national champions participated in 1993–94 UEFA Champions League season. 20 lowest-ranked of them by 1993 UEFA club ranking entered in the Preliminary Round, 22 best-ranked champions entered in the First Round.
|Milan (1st)||Monaco (3rd)[Note FRA]||Werder Bremen (1st)||Barcelona (1st)|
|Anderlecht (1st)||Spartak Moscow (1st)||Porto (1st)||Feyenoord (1st)|
|Manchester United (1st)||Steaua București (1st)||Sparta Prague (1st)[Note CZE]||Rangers (1st)|
|Galatasaray (1st)||Austria Wien (1st)||AEK Athens (1st)||Copenhagen (1st)|
|AIK (1st)||Lech Poznań (1st)||Levski Sofia (1st)||Kispest Honvéd (1st)|
|Dynamo Kyiv (1st)||Dinamo Minsk (1st)|
|Aarau (1st)||Cwmbrân Town (1st)||HJK Helsinki (1st)||Beitar Jerusalem (1st)|
|Skonto (1st)||ÍA Akranes (1st)||Partizani (1st)||Rosenborg (1st)|
|Omonia (1st)||Linfield (1st)||Cork City (1st)||Floriana (1st)|
|Avenir Beggen (1st)||Olimpija Ljubljana (1st)||B68 (1st)||Ekranas (1st)|
|Norma Tallinn (1st)||Croatia Zagreb (1st)||Dinamo Tbilisi (1st)||Zimbru Chișinău (1st)|
- France (FRA): Champions League title holders Marseille (who also finished 1st in 1992–93 French Division 1) were not allowed to enter due to their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1. They were subsequently stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of the 1993–94 season. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth since league runners-up Paris Saint-Germain refused to take the title from Marseille on commercial grounds, instead participating in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup as 1992–93 Coupe de France winners.
Round and draw dates
|Phase||Round||Draw date||First leg||Second leg|
|Qualifying round||14 July 1993||18 August 1993||1 September 1993|
|First round||15 September 1993||29 September 1993|
|Second round||1 October 1993||20 October 1993||3 November 1993|
|Group stage||Matchday 1||5 November 1993||24 November 1993|
|Matchday 2||8 December 1993|
|Matchday 3||2 March 1994|
|Matchday 4||16 March 1994|
|Matchday 5||30 March 1994|
|Matchday 6||13 April 1994|
|Knockout phase||Semi-finals||27 April 1994|
|Final||18 May 1994 at Olympic Stadium, Athens|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|HJK Helsinki||2–1||FC Norma||1–1||1–0|
|Skonto||1–1 (11–10 p)||Olimpija Ljubljana||0–1||1–0|
|Cwmbran Town||4–4 (a)||Cork City||3–2||1–2|
|Zimbru Chişinău||1–3||Beitar Jerusalem||1–1||0–2|
1 Dinamo Tbilisi were ejected from the competition after a failed attempt to bribe the referee for the first leg was referred to UEFA.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Steaua București||4–4 (a)||Croatia Zagreb||1–2||3–2|
|Rangers||4–4 (a)||Levski Sofia||3–2||1–2|
|Werder Bremen||6–3||Dinamo Minsk||5–2||1–1|
|Kispest Honvéd||3–5||Manchester United||2–3||1–2|
|Lech Poznań||7–2||Beitar Jerusalem||3–0||4–2|
|Kostadinov 8' |
|Vlachos 80' (o.g.)||Report|
|Steaua București||1–2||Croatia Zagreb|
|Panduru 34'||Report||Cvitanovic 15' |
|McPherson 45' |
Hateley 57', 78'
|Report||Borimirov 76' |
|Werder Bremen||5–2||Dinamo Minsk|
|Hobsch 26', 32', 60' |
Rufer 55', 90'
|Report||Gerasimets 51' |
|Haylock 38' |
R. Johnston 60'
|Report||Bosman 50' |
|Kispest Honvéd||2–3||Manchester United|
|Szabados 40' |
|Report||Keane 9', 43' |
|Turkyilmaz 30' |
|Lech Poznań||3–0||Beitar Jerusalem|
|Moskal 8' |
Podbrozny 32' (pen.)
|Report||Pogodin 2' |
Rodionov 7', 40', 43'
|Shkapenko 5' |
Leonenko 45' (pen.), 56'
|Report||Koeman 28' (pen.)|
|Tangen 28' (pen.) |
|Report||Zsak 33' (pen.)|
Porto won 2–0 on aggregate.
|Refos 26' |
Feyenoord won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Slišković 12'||Report||Djorkaeff 5'|
Monaco won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Croatia Zagreb||2–3||Steaua București|
|Vlaovic 8' |
|Report||Panduru 40' |
Vlădoiu 49', 61'
4–4 on aggregate; Steaua București won on away goals.
|Sirakov 36' |
4–4 on aggregate; Levski Sofia won on away goals.
|Dinamo Minsk||1–1||Werder Bremen|
|Byalkevich 40'||Report||Rufer 81' (pen.)|
Werder Bremen won 6–3 on aggregate.
|Møller 2' |
M. Johansen 26'
Højer Nielsen 90'
Copenhagen won 4–3 on aggregate.
Milan won 1–0 on aggregate.
|H. Siegl 15', 81'||Report|
Sparta Prague won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Nilis 16', 21', 42'||Report|
Anderlecht won 6–0 on aggregate.
|Manchester United||2–1||Kispest Honvéd|
|Bruce 55', 64'||Report||Sallói 78'|
Manchester United won 5–3 on aggregate.
Galatasaray won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Beitar Jerusalem||2–4||Lech Poznań|
|Ohana 12' |
|Report||Lukasik 4' |
Lech Poznań won 7–2 on aggregate.
|Tsymbalar 7', 73' |
Spartak Moscow won 9–0 on aggregate.
|Laudrup 9' |
Bakero 17', 47'
Barcelona won 5–4 on aggregate.
|Narbekovas 12' |
Austria Wien won 5–4 on aggregate.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Levski Sofia||2–3||Werder Bremen||2–2||0–1|
|Manchester United||3–3 (a)||Galatasaray||3–3||0–0|
|Lech Poznań||2–7||Spartak Moscow||1–5||1–2|
|Ikpeba 50', 75' |
Klinsmann 52', 64'
|Report||Dumitrescu 22' (pen.)|
|Levski Sofia||2–2||Werder Bremen|
|Yankov 75' |
|Report||Bode 50' |
|Report||Papin 1', 72' |
Simone 6', 16'
|Robson 3' |
Stumpf 14' (o.g.)
|Report||Arif 16' |
Bruce 32' (o.g.)
|Lech Poznań||1–5||Spartak Moscow|
|Podbrozny 44' (pen.)||Report||Pisarev 8', 62' |
Onopko 30', 53'
|Koeman 37' (pen.), 73' |
Porto won 1–0 on aggregate.
AS Monaco won 4–2 on aggregate.
|Werder Bremen||1–0||Levski Sofia|
Werder Bremen won 3–2 on aggregate.
Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.
|Bosman 2' |
Nilis 47', 73'
|Report||Dvirnyk 17', 69'|
Anderlecht won 5–2 on aggregate.
3–3 on aggregate; Galatasaray won on away goals.
|Spartak Moscow||2–1||Lech Poznań|
|Karpin 7' |
Spartak Moscow won 7–2 on aggregate.
|Ogris 39'||Report||Stoichkov 5', 77'|
Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.
UEFA Champions League
The group stage began on 24 November 1993 and ended on 13 April 1994. 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 two teams in each group with the most points advanced to the semi-finals.
All teams except Milan and Porto made their group stage debuts. Two of these teams (Barcelona and Anderlecht) had previously contested the 1991–92 group stage, the only season of the European Cup to adopt such a format.
|1||Barcelona||6||4||2||0||13||3||+10||10||Advance to knockout stage||—||2–0||5–1||3–0|
|1||Milan||6||2||4||0||6||2||+4||8||Advance to knockout stage||—||3–0||2–1||0–0|
The knockout stage of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was played on 27 April 1994, over one leg. If both teams scored the same number of goals, matches would go to extra time and then penalties if the teams could not be separated after extra time.
|27 April – Milan|
|18 May – Athens|
|27 April – Barcelona|
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Desailly 14' |
|Stoichkov 10', 35' |
|Massaro 22', 45+2' |
The top scorers from the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) are as follows:
- 1993–94 All matches – season at UEFA website
- European Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
- All scorers 1993–94 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) according to protocols UEFA + all scorers preliminary round
- 1993/94 UEFA Champions League - results and line-ups (archive)