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2002 UEFA Champions League Final

2002 UEFA Champions League Final
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Match programme cover
Event 2001–02 UEFA Champions League
Date 15 May 2002
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow[1]
Man of the Match Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Referee Urs Meier (Switzerland)[2]
Attendance 50,499[3]
Weather Mostly cloudy, rain showers
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The 2002 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, Europe's primary club football competition. The show-piece event was contested between Bayer Leverkusen of Germany and Real Madrid of Spain at Hampden Park in Glasgow,[1] on Wednesday, 15 May 2002, to decide the winner of the Champions League. Leverkusen appeared in the final for the first time, whereas Real Madrid appeared in their 12th final.

Each club needed to progress through the group stages, second group stages, and the knockout rounds to reach the final. Bayer Leverkusen finished second in their group behind Barcelona and progressed to the second group stage. There, they won their group, beating the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United to progress to the final. Real Madrid won their group stage and moved into the second group stage, which they also won, before facing Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the knockout stages.

Before the match, a minute of silence was held in honour of Ukrainian manager Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who died two days earlier.[5]

Real Madrid were regarded as favorites before the match and took the lead in the eighth minute through Raúl. However, it took only five minutes before Lúcio could equalise to make it 1–1. This wasn't until the 45th minute, when Zinedine Zidane scored the winning goal, a left-footed volley into the top corner, assisted by Roberto Carlos to make it 2–1, winning the Champions League trophy for Real Madrid.

Route to the final

For more details on this topic, see 2001–02 UEFA Champions League.

Bayer Leverkusen entered the competition in the third qualifying round after finishing fourth in the 2000–01 Fußball-Bundesliga. They faced Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, and drew 0–0 in the first leg at The Red Star Stadium.[6] At BayArena, Leverkusen won the second leg 3–0 after two goals from Oliver Neuville and one goal from Ulf Kirsten,[7] and progressed to the group stage by virtue of winning the tie 3–0 on aggregate. Real Madrid entered the competition in the group stage after winning La Liga.

Bayer Leverkusen Round Real Madrid
Opponent Result Legs Qualifying phase Opponent Result Legs
23x15px Red Star Belgrade 3–0 3–0 home; 0–0 away Third qualifying round[8]
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Barcelona 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7 15
23x15px Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 0 2 10 9 +1 12
23x15px Lyon 6 3 0 3 10 9 +1 9
23x15px Fenerbahçe 6 0 0 6 3 12 –9 0
Group stage[9][10]
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13
23x15px Roma 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9
23x15px Lokomotiv Moscow 6 2 1 3 9 9 0 7
23x15px Anderlecht 6 0 3 3 4 13 –9 3
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 11 11 0 10
23x15px Deportivo La Coruña 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 10
23x15px Arsenal 6 2 1 3 8 8 0 7
23x15px Juventus 6 2 1 3 7 8 –1 7
Second group stage[11][12]
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Real Madrid 6 5 1 0 14 5 +9 16
23x15px Panathinaikos 6 2 2 2 7 8 –1 8
23x15px Sparta Prague 6 2 0 4 6 10 –4 6
23x15px Porto 6 1 1 4 3 7 –4 4
Opponent Result Legs Knockout stage Opponent Result Legs
23x15px Liverpool 4–3 0–1 away; 4–2 home Quarter-finals[13] 23x15px Bayern Munich 3–2 1–2 away; 2–0 home
23x15px Manchester United 3–3 (a) 2–2 away; 1–1 home Semi-finals[14] 23x15px Barcelona 3–1 2–0 away; 1–1 home

Match

Summary

The match pitted Leverkusen, who had beaten Manchester United in the semi-finals to deny Sir Alex Ferguson a homecoming to Glasgow,[15] against Real Madrid. Real Madrid won 2–1, clinching their ninth European Cup title, and their third in five years.[3] However, the match is remembered as a very close one. Real Madrid's Spanish forward Raúl opened the scoring in the eighth minute, but, five minutes later, Brazilian defender Lúcio levelled the scores with a header that beat goalkeeper César Sánchez. But in the 45th minute, one of the greatest goals in UEFA Champions League history was scored; Zinedine Zidane received a high, arcing cross from Roberto Carlos on the edge of the penalty area, volleying a left-footed shot into the top corner. In the 68th minute, César was injured and had to be replaced by 21-year-old Iker Casillas. With the young Casillas between the posts, Real Madrid managed to hold their ground against a very attacking Leverkusen side, until the final whistle from referee Urs Meier.

Details

GK 1 23x15px Hans-Jörg Butt
RB 26 23x15px Zoltán Sebescen Substituted off 65'
CB 6 23x15px Boris Živković
CB 19 23x15px Lúcio Substituted off 90+1'
LB 35 23x15px Diego Placente
DM 28 23x15px Carsten Ramelow (c)
RM 25 23x15px Bernd Schneider
CM 13 23x15px Michael Ballack
LM 23 23x15px Thomas Brdarić Substituted off 39'
AM 10 23x15px Yıldıray Baştürk
CF 27 23x15px Oliver Neuville
Substitutes:
GK 20 23x15px Frank Juric
DF 3 23x15px Marko Babić Substituted in 90+1'
DF 47 23x15px Thomas Kleine
MF 15 23x15px Jurica Vranješ
MF 33 23x15px Anel Džaka
FW 9 23x15px Ulf Kirsten Substituted in 65'
FW 12 23x15px Dimitar Berbatov Substituted in 39'
Manager:
23x15px Klaus Toppmöller
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GK 13 23x15px César Substituted off 68'
RB 2 23x15px Míchel Salgado Booked 45+2'
CB 4 23x15px Fernando Hierro (c)
CB 6 23x15px Iván Helguera
LB 3 23x15px Roberto Carlos Booked 89'
DM 24 23x15px Claude Makélélé Substituted off 73'
RM 10 23x15px Luís Figo Substituted off 61'
LM 21 23x15px Santiago Solari
AM 5 23x15px Zinedine Zidane
CF 7 23x15px Raúl
CF 9 23x15px Fernando Morientes
Substitutes:
GK 1 23x15px Iker Casillas Substituted in 68'
DF 18 23x15px Aitor Karanka
DF 31 23x15px Francisco Pavón
MF 8 23x15px Steve McManaman Substituted in 61'
MF 14 23x15px Guti
MF 16 23x15px Flávio Conceição Substituted in 73'
FW 23 23x15px Pedro Munitis
Manager:
23x15px Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
23x15px Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

Assistant referees:
23x16px Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)[16]
23x16px Felix Züger (Switzerland)[16]
Fourth official:
23x16px Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)[16]

Match rules

Statistics

First half[18]
Statistic Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid
Goals scored 1 2
Total shots 5 6
Shots on target 3 3
Ball possession 42% 58%
Corner kicks 3 1
Fouls committed 8 19
Offsides 3 2
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0
Second half[16]
Statistic Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid
Goals scored 0 0
Total shots 8 6
Shots on target 3 4
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 3 4
Fouls committed 9 25
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0
Overall[16]
Statistic Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid
Goals scored 1 2
Total shots 13 12
Shots on target 6 9
Ball possession 48% 52%
Corner kicks 6 5
Fouls committed 17 44
Offsides 3 3
Yellow cards 0 2
Red cards 0 0

Post match

After the match, Leverkusen manager Klaus Toppmöller expressed his disappointment, stating: "the disappointment is huge – you don't always get the rewards you deserve in football, and no-one knows that better than us after what we have been through. "We must seek consolation. Doing what we have done means we have had a very good season – but what has happened to us is difficult and makes us feel bitter."[19]

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b Lindsay, Matthew (13 May 2002). "Meier the man for job". Evening Times (ProQuest Archiver): 52. Retrieved 31 December 2010.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c "Real crowned champions of Europe". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
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  6. ^ "FK Crvena Zvezda 0–0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen". UEFA (UEFA). 8 August 2001. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
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  11. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Second group stage – Group F". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Second group stage – Group A". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Quarter-finals". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Semi-finals". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Draw puts Man Utd out". BBC Sport (BBC). 30 April 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Full Time Report" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Line-ups" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  18. ^ "Half Time Report" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  19. ^ Phil McNulty (16 May 2002). "The nearly men". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 31 December 2010. 

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