1993 UEFA Champions League Final

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1993 UEFA Champions League Final
UEFA Champions League Final 1993.jpg
Event1992–93 UEFA Champions League
Date26 May 1993
VenueOlympiastadion, Munich
RefereeKurt Röthlisberger (Switzerland)
1992 (European Cup)

The 1993 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between French club Marseille and Italian club Milan, played on 26 May 1993 at the Olympiastadion in Munich.

The final, which followed the second-ever UEFA Champions League group stage, saw Ivorian-born Marseille defender Basile Boli score the only goal of the match in the 43rd minute with a header to give l'OM their first European Cup title. It was the first time a French team had won the European Cup. No other French side – apart from Monaco-based AS Monaco, who play in the French league system – would reach the final until Paris Saint-Germain in 2020.

Marseille and their club president Bernard Tapie would later be found to have been involved in a match-fixing scandal during the 1992–93 season (in which Marseille allegedly paid Valenciennes to lose a match), which saw them relegated to Division 2 and banned from participation in European football for the following season. As the scandal affected only French league matches, Marseille's status as 1993 European champion was not affected.

The first Champions League final turned out to be the last game of Milan's highly accomplished but injury-prone Dutch forward Marco van Basten, who was 28 at the time; having been subbed off in the 86th minute due to fatigue and yet another ankle injury, he would spend the next two years in recovery before announcing his retirement in August 1995.[1]


In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
France Marseille 1 (1991)
Italy Milan 5 (1958, 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990)

Road to the final[edit]

France Marseille Round Italy Milan
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Northern Ireland Glentoran 8–0 5–0 (A) 3–0 (H) First round Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 7–0 4–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
Romania Dinamo București 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H) Second round Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava 5–0 1–0 (A) 4–0 (H)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Scotland Rangers 2–2 (A) Matchday 1 Sweden IFK Göteborg 4–0 (H)
Belgium Club Brugge 3–0 (H) Matchday 2 Netherlands PSV 2–1 (A)
Russia CSKA Moscow 1–1 (A) Matchday 3 Portugal Porto 1–0 (A)
Russia CSKA Moscow 6–0 (H) Matchday 4 Portugal Porto 1–0 (H)
Scotland Rangers 1–1 (H) Matchday 5 Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 (A)
Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 (A) Matchday 6 Netherlands PSV 2–0 (H)
Group A winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 France Marseille 6 9
2 Scotland Rangers 6 8
3 Belgium Club Brugge 6 5
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 2
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group B winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Italy Milan 6 12
2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 6 6
3 Portugal Porto 6 5
4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 1
Source: UEFA



Marseille France1–0Italy Milan
Boli 43' Report
GK 1 France Fabien Barthez Yellow card 70'
CB 2 France Jocelyn Angloma downward-facing red arrow 62'
LB 3 France Éric Di Meco Yellow card 31'
SW 4 France Basile Boli Yellow card 56'
CM 5 France Franck Sauzée
CB 6 France Marcel Desailly
RB 7 France Jean-Jacques Eydelie
CF 8 Croatia Alen Bokšić
LF 9 Germany Rudi Völler downward-facing red arrow 79'
RF 10 Ghana Abedi Pele
CM 11 France Didier Deschamps (c)
MF 12 France Jean-Christophe Thomas upward-facing green arrow 79'
DF 13 France Bernard Casoni
MF 14 France Jean-Philippe Durand upward-facing green arrow 62'
FW 15 France Jean-Marc Ferreri
GK 16 France Pascal Olmeta
Belgium Raymond Goethals
Marseille-Milan 1993-05-26.svg
GK 1 Italy Sebastiano Rossi
RB 2 Italy Mauro Tassotti
LB 3 Italy Paolo Maldini
CM 4 Italy Demetrio Albertini
CB 5 Italy Alessandro Costacurta
CB 6 Italy Franco Baresi (c)
LM 7 Italy Gianluigi Lentini Yellow card 39'
CM 8 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
CF 9 Netherlands Marco van Basten downward-facing red arrow 86'
RM 10 Italy Roberto Donadoni downward-facing red arrow 58'
CF 11 Italy Daniele Massaro
GK 12 Italy Carlo Cudicini
DF 13 Italy Stefano Nava
MF 14 Italy Stefano Eranio upward-facing green arrow 86'
MF 15 Italy Alberigo Evani
FW 16 France Jean-Pierre Papin upward-facing green arrow 58'
Italy Fabio Capello

Assistant referees:
Switzerland Zivanko Popović (Switzerland)
Switzerland Erwin Kreig (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Switzerland Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Oggi su 7 Marco van Basten: «Ho visto la depressione. Ma adesso sono sereno»". 28 February 2020.
  • Dixon, James (2020). The Fix: How the first Champions League was won and why we all lost. Pitch. ISBN 9781785317781.

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