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1994 UEFA Champions League Final

1994 UEFA Champions League Final
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Match programme cover
Event 1993–94 UEFA Champions League
Date 18 May 1994
Venue Olympic Stadium, Athens
Referee Philip Don (England)
Attendance 70,000
1993
1995

The 1994 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Italian club Milan and Spanish club Barcelona, played on 18 May 1994 at the Athens Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece.

Barcelona were favourites to win their second European Cup/UEFA Champions League in three years, having just won La Liga for the fourth year in a row. Milan's preparation before the final was in disarray: legendary striker Marco van Basten was still out with a long-term injury, and £13 million young sensation Gianluigi Lentini (then the world's most expensive footballer) was also injured; sweeper and captain, Franco Baresi was suspended, as was defender Alessandro Costacurta; and UEFA regulations at the time that limited teams to fielding a maximum of three non-nationals meant that coach Fabio Capello was forced to leave out Florin Răducioiu, Jean-Pierre Papin and Brian Laudrup. On Barcelona's side, the rule saw Johan Cruyff choosing not to pick Michael Laudrup in his squad for the final. Laudrup was to leave Barcelona at the end of the season for their arch-rivals, Real Madrid.

Milan played in their all-white away strip, which historically they use in finals of the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, while Barcelona played in their red and blue strip. Milan dominated early and were rewarded when Dejan Savićević ran down the right flank and passed to Daniele Massaro, who tapped the ball into an empty net. Massaro banged in his second just before half-time to make it 2–0 after a solo run by Roberto Donadoni down the left wing.

In the 47th minute, Savićević capitalised on a defensive error by Miguel Ángel Nadal to lob goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta for the third goal. Eight minutes later, after Savićević had hit a post and the Barcelona defence had failed to clear, Milan defender Marcel Desailly beat the offside trap to make it 4–0, which ended up being the final score. Many pundits have described Milan's performance against Barcelona in the final as the greatest ever by a team in European Cup/UEFA Champions League history.[citation needed] Desailly became the first player to win the trophy in consecutive years with different clubs after winning with Marseille in 1993.


Road to the final

For more details on this topic, see 1993–94 UEFA Champions League.
23x15px Milan Round 23x15px Barcelona
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg First round Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
23x16px FC Aarau 1–0 1–0 (A) 0–0 (H) 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv 5–4 1–3 (A) 4–1 (H)
23x15px Copenaghen 7–0 6–0 (A) 1–0 (H) Second round 23x15px Austria Wien 5–1 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
23x15px Anderlecht 0–0 (A) Matchday 1 23x15px Galatasaray 0–0 (A)
23x15px Porto 3–0 (H) Matchday 2 23x15px AS Monaco 2–0 (H)
23x15px Werder Bremen 2–1 (H) Matchday 3 23x15px Spartak Moscow 2–2 (A)
23x15px Werder Bremen 1–1 (A) Matchday 4 23x15px Spartak Moscow 5–0 (H)
23x15px Anderlecht 0–0 (H) Matchday 5 23x15px Galatasaray 3–0 (H)
23x15px Porto 0–0 (A) Matchday 6 23x15px AS Monaco 1–0 (A)
Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Milan 6 2 4 0 6 2 +4 8
23x15px Porto 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7
23x15px Werder Bremen 6 2 1 3 11 15 −4 5
23x15px Anderlecht 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 4
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Barcelona 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 10
23x15px AS Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 7
23x15px Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 6 12 −6 5
23x15px Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2
Opponent Result Knockout phase Opponent Result
23x15px AS Monaco 3–0 (H) Semi-finals 23x15px Porto 3–0 (H)

Match details

GK 1 23x15px Sebastiano Rossi
RB 2 23x15px Mauro Tassotti (c) Booked 35'
CB 5 23x15px Filippo Galli
CB 6 23x15px Paolo Maldini Substituted off 83'
LB 3 23x15px Christian Panucci Booked 88'
RM 9 23x15px Zvonimir Boban
CM 4 23x15px Demetrio Albertini Booked 53'
CM 8 23x15px Marcel Desailly
LM 7 23x15px Roberto Donadoni
CF 10 23x15px Dejan Savićević
CF 11 23x15px Daniele Massaro Booked 45'
Substitutes:
GK 12 23x15px Mario Ielpo
DF 13 23x15px Stefano Nava Substituted in 83'
MF 14 23x15px Angelo Carbone
MF 15 23x15px Gianluigi Lentini
FW 16 23x15px Marco Simone
Manager:
23x15px Fabio Capello
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GK 1 23x15px Andoni Zubizarreta
RB 2 23x15px Albert Ferrer Booked 58'
CB 4 23x15px Ronald Koeman
CB 5 23x15px Miguel Ángel Nadal Booked 54'
LB 7 23x15px Sergi Booked 55' Substituted off 71'
CM 3 23x15px Josep Guardiola
CM 6 23x15px José Mari Bakero (c) Booked 48'
CM 9 23x15px Guillermo Amor
RW 8 23x15px Hristo Stoichkov Booked 24'
LW 11 23x15px Txiki Begiristain Substituted off 51'
CF 10 23x15px Romário
Substitutes:
GK 13 23x15px Carles Busquets
DF 12 23x15px Juan Carlos
MF 14 23x15px Eusebio Sacristán Substituted in 51'
MF 15 23x15px Ion Andoni Goikoetxea
MF 16 23x15px Quique Estebaranz Substituted in 71'
Manager:
23x15px Johan Cruyff

Assistant referees:
23x15px Rob Harris (England)
23x15px Roy Pearson (England)
Fourth official:
23x15px Martin Bodenham (England)

See also

References

  1. Wilson, Jonathan (2008). Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics. Orion. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-4091-0204-5. 

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