1993–94 UEFA Champions League

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1993–94 UEFA Champions League
Olympic Stadium at Athens before a home game of Panathinaikos on February 2, 2013.jpg
The Olympic Stadium in Athens hosted the final.
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
18 August – 1 September 1993
Competition proper:
15 September 1993 – 18 May 1994
TeamsCompetition proper: 32
Total: 42
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Milan (5th title)
Runners-upSpain Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored217 (2.89 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Ronald Koeman
New Zealand Wynton Rufer
(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.

Teams[edit]

42 national champions participated in 1993–94 UEFA Champions League season. 20 lowest-ranked of them by 1993 UEFA club ranking[1] entered in the Preliminary Round, 22 best-ranked champions entered in the First Round.

First round
Italy Milan (1st) France Monaco (3rd)[Note FRA] Germany Werder Bremen (1st) Spain Barcelona (1st)
Belgium Anderlecht (1st) Russia Spartak Moscow (1st) Portugal Porto (1st) Netherlands Feyenoord (1st)
England Manchester United (1st) Romania Steaua București (1st) Czech Republic Sparta Prague (1st)[Note CZE] Scotland Rangers (1st)
Turkey Galatasaray (1st) Austria Austria Wien (1st) Greece AEK Athens (1st) Denmark Copenhagen (1st)
Sweden AIK (1st) Poland Lech Poznań (1st) Bulgaria Levski Sofia (1st) Hungary Kispest Honvéd (1st)
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (1st) Belarus Dinamo Minsk (1st)
Preliminary round
Switzerland Aarau (1st) Wales Cwmbrân Town (1st) Finland HJK (1st) Israel Beitar Jerusalem (1st)
Latvia Skonto (1st) Iceland ÍA (1st) Albania Partizani (1st) Norway Rosenborg (1st)
Cyprus Omonia (1st) Northern Ireland Linfield (1st) Republic of Ireland Cork City (1st) Malta Floriana (1st)
Luxembourg Avenir Beggen (1st) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana (1st) Faroe Islands B68 Toftir (1st) Lithuania Ekranas (1st)
Estonia Norma Tallinn (1st) Croatia Croatia Zagreb (1st) Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi (1st) Moldova Zimbru Chișinău (1st)
Notes
  1. ^
    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.
  2. ^
    Czech Republic (CZE): Sparta Prague qualified as winners of Czechoslovakia domestic league, but represented its successor association Czech Republic.
  3. ^
    FR Yugoslavia (FRY): 1992–93 First League of FR Yugoslavia champions FK Partizan not admitted as a result of UN economic sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia.

Round and draw dates[edit]

The schedule of the competition is as follows. All draws were held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Preliminary round[edit]

The first legs were played on 18 and 22 August, and the second legs on 1 September 1993.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
HJK Finland 2–1 Estonia Norma Tallinn 1–1 1–0
Ekranas Lithuania 0–2 Malta Floriana 0–1 0–1
B68 Toftir Faroe Islands 0–11 Croatia Croatia Zagreb 0–5 0–6
Skonto Latvia 1–1 (11–10 p) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 0–1 1–0 (a.e.t.)
Cwmbrân Town Wales 4–4 (a) Republic of Ireland Cork City 3–2 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) w/o[note 1] Northern Ireland Linfield 2–1 1–1
Avenir Beggen Luxembourg 0–3 Norway Rosenborg 0–2 0–1
Partizani Albania 0–3 Iceland ÍA 0–0 0–3
Omonia Cyprus 2–3 Switzerland Aarau 2–1 0–2
Zimbru Chișinău Moldova 1–3 Israel Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–2

First round[edit]

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 September, and the second legs on 28 and 29 September 1993.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto Portugal 2–0 Malta Floriana 2–0 0–0
ÍA Iceland 1–3 Netherlands Feyenoord 1–0 0–3
Monaco France 2–1 Greece AEK Athens 1–0 1–1
Steaua București Romania 4–4 (a) Croatia Croatia Zagreb 1–2 3–2
Rangers Scotland 4–4 (a) Bulgaria Levski Sofia 3–2 1–2
Werder Bremen Germany 6–3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 5–2 1–1
Linfield Northern Ireland 3–4 Denmark Copenhagen 3–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)
Aarau Switzerland 0–1 Italy Milan 0–1 0–0
AIK Sweden 1–2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–0 0–2
HJK Finland 0–6 Belgium Anderlecht 0–3 0–3
Kispest Honvéd Hungary 3–5 England Manchester United 2–3 1–2
Galatasaray Turkey 3–1 Republic of Ireland Cork City 2–1 1–0
Lech Poznań Poland 7–2 Israel Beitar Jerusalem 3–0 4–2
Skonto Latvia 0–9 Russia Spartak Moscow 0–5 0–4
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 4–5 Spain Barcelona 3–1 1–4
Rosenborg Norway 4–5 Austria Austria Wien 3–1 1–4

Second round[edit]

The first legs were played on 20 October, and the second legs on 3 November 1993.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto Portugal 1–0 Netherlands Feyenoord 1–0 0–0
Monaco France 4–2 Romania Steaua București 4–1 0–1
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2–3 Germany Werder Bremen 2–2 0–1
Copenhagen Denmark 0–7 Italy Milan 0–6 0–1
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 2–5 Belgium Anderlecht 0–1 2–4
Manchester United England 3–3 (a) Turkey Galatasaray 3–3 0–0
Lech Poznań Poland 2–7 Russia Spartak Moscow 1–5 1–2
Barcelona Spain 5–1 Austria Austria Wien 3–0 2–1

Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B;

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.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR MON SPA GAL
1 Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 10 Advance to knockout stage 2–0 5–1 3–0
2 France Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 7 0–1 4–1 3–0
3 Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 6 12 −6 5 2–2 0–0 0–0
4 Turkey Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2 0–0 0–2 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIL POR BRM AND
1 Italy Milan 6 2 4 0 6 2 +4 8 Advance to knockout stage 3–0 2–1 0–0
2 Portugal Porto 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7 0–0 3–2 2–0
3 Germany Werder Bremen 6 2 1 3 11 15 −4 5 1–1 0–5 5–3
4 Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 4 0–0 1–0 1–2
Source: UEFA

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 April 1994 – Milan
 
 
Italy Milan3
 
18 May 1994 – Athens
 
France Monaco0
 
Italy Milan4
 
27 April 1994 – Barcelona
 
Spain Barcelona0
 
Spain Barcelona3
 
 
Portugal Porto0
 

Semi-finals[edit]

The matches were played on 27 April 1994.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Milan Italy 3–0 France Monaco
Barcelona Spain 3–0 Portugal Porto

Final[edit]

The final was played on 18 May 1994 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

Milan Italy4–0Spain Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Philip Don (England)

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Netherlands Ronald Koeman Spain Barcelona 8
New Zealand Wynton Rufer Germany Werder Bremen 8
3 Belgium Luc Nilis Belgium Anderlecht 7
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 7
5 Germany Bernd Hobsch Germany Werder Bremen 5
Russia Valery Karpin Russia Spartak Moscow 5
7 Germany Marco Bode Germany Werder Bremen 4
Germany Jürgen Klinsmann France Monaco 4
Italy Daniele Massaro Italy Milan 4
Russia Viktor Onopko Russia Spartak Moscow 4
France Jean-Pierre Papin Italy Milan 4
Russia Nikolai Pisarev Russia Spartak Moscow 4
Russia Sergey Rodionov Russia Spartak Moscow 4
Switzerland Kubilay Türkyilmaz Turkey Galatasaray 4

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dinamo Tbilisi were ejected from the competition by UEFA after a failed attempt to bribe the referee for the first leg.

References[edit]

External links[edit]