2000 UEFA Champions League Final
Match programme cover
|Event||1999–2000 UEFA Champions League|
|Date||24 May 2000|
|Venue||Stade de France, Saint-Denis|
|Referee||Stefano Braschi (Italy)|
The 2000 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match that took place on 24 May 2000. The match was played at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, to determine the winner of the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League. The final pitted Spanish teams Real Madrid and Valencia. It was the first time in the UEFA Champions League or the European Cup that two clubs from the same country competed in the final.
Route to the final
|Third qualifying round||Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Haifa||4–0||2–0 home, 1–0 away|
Main article: 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League group stage: Group E
Main article: 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League group stage: Group F
|Second group stage||
|23x15px Manchester United||3–2||0–0 home; 3–2 away||Quarter-finals||23x15px Lazio||5–3||5–2 home; 0–1 away|
|23x15px Bayern Munich||3–2||2–0 home; 1–2 away||Semi-finals||23x15px Barcelona||5–3||4–1 home; 1–2 away|
The match saw a headed goal from Fernando Morientes and a spectacular Steve McManaman volley put Real Madrid 2–0 ahead, before Raúl sealed the win with a breakaway third goal, rounding Santiago Cañizares after Real had cleared a Valencia corner.
The win was Real's eighth European Cup Championship overall and their second in three years, and was notable for being Vicente Del Bosque's first title as manager. It was also a landmark for being the first final played between two teams from the same nation, as well as for having Englishman McManaman become the first player from his nation, to win the tournament with a foreign club.
24 May 2000
|Real Madrid 23x15px||3–0||23x15px Valencia|
| Morientes Goal 39'
McManaman Goal 67'
Raúl Goal 75'
|Shots on target||11||1|
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- "UEFA telefax". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations) (Pete.uri.edu). 22 May 2000. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Match details – Real Madrid–Valencia". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2000. Archived from the original on 22 June 2000. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League at UEFA.com