1996–97 UEFA Champions League

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1996–97 UEFA Champions League
The Olympiastadion in Munich held the final
Tournament details
Dates 7 – 21 August 1996 (qualifying)
11 September 1996 – 28 May 1997 (competition proper)
Teams 16 (group stage)
24 (total)
Final positions
Champions Germany Borussia Dortmund (1st title)
Runners-up Italy Juventus
Tournament statistics
Matches played 61
Goals scored 161 (2.64 per match)
Top scorer(s) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milinko Pantić
(5 goals)

The 1996–97 UEFA Champions League was the 42nd season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the fifth since its rebranding as the UEFA Champions League, and the last involving only clubs that were champions of their domestic leagues. The tournament was won by Borussia Dortmund in a 3–1 final victory against defending champions Juventus. It was their only title in the tournament to date, and the first title for Germany since its reunification.

Qualifying round[edit]

The winners of each tie in the preliminary round entered the Champions League group stage, whilst the losers entered the UEFA Cup First Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 1–2 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–1 1–1
Rangers Scotland 10–3 Russia Alania Vladikavkaz 3–1 7–2
Panathinaikos Greece 1–3 Norway Rosenborg 1–0 0–3(aet)
IFK Göteborg Sweden 4–1 Hungary Ferencváros 3–0 1–1
Widzew Łódź Poland (a)4–4 Denmark Brøndby 2–1 2–3
Grasshopper Switzerland 6–0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 5–0 1–0
Club Brugge Belgium 2–5 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 2–2 0–3
Rapid Wien Austria 6–2 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 4–2

Group stage[edit]

Atlético Madrid, Auxerre, Fenerbahçe, Rapid Wien and Widzew Łódź made their debut in the group stage.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Auxerre 6 4 0 2 8 7 +1 12
Netherlands Ajax 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4 12
Switzerland Grasshopper 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3 9
Scotland Rangers 6 1 0 5 5 13 −8 3

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 13
Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 8 +6 13
Poland Widzew Łódź 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4
Romania Steaua București 6 1 1 4 5 15 −10 4

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Juventus 6 5 1 0 11 1 +10 16
England Manchester United 6 3 0 3 6 3 +3 9
Turkey Fenerbahçe 6 2 1 3 3 6 −3 7
Austria Rapid Wien 6 0 2 4 2 12 −10 2

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Porto 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16
Norway Rosenborg 6 3 0 3 7 11 −4 9
Italy Milan 6 2 1 3 13 11 +2 7
Sweden IFK Göteborg 6 1 0 5 7 13 −6 3

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
 Germany Borussia Dortmund 3 1 4  
 France Auxerre 1 0 1  
   Germany Borussia Dortmund 1 1 2  
   England Manchester United 0 0 0  
 England Manchester United 4 0 4
   Portugal Porto 0 0 0  
     Germany Borussia Dortmund 3
   Italy Juventus 1
   Netherlands Ajax (aet) 1 3 4  
 Spain Atlético Madrid 1 2 3  
   Netherlands Ajax 1 1 2
   Italy Juventus 2 4 6  
 Norway Rosenborg 1 0 1
   Italy Juventus 1 2 3  

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund Germany 4–1 France Auxerre 3–1 1–0
Manchester United England 4–0 Portugal Porto 4–0 0–0
Ajax Netherlands 4–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 3–2(aet)
Rosenborg Norway 1–3 Italy Juventus 1–1 0–2

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund Germany 2–0 England Manchester United 1–0 1–0
Ajax Netherlands 2–6 Italy Juventus 1–2 1–4

Final[edit]

28 May 1997
20:30
Borussia Dortmund Germany 3–1 Italy Juventus
Riedle Goal 29'34'
Ricken Goal 71'
Report

MatchCentre

Del Piero Goal 65'
Olympiastadion, Munich
Attendance: 59,000
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milinko Pantić Spain Atlético Madrid 5
2 Italy Nicola Amoruso Italy Juventus 4
Brazil Artur Portugal Porto 4
Croatia Alen Bokšić Italy Juventus 4
Italy Alessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus 4
Brazil Mário Jardel Portugal Porto 4
Germany Lars Ricken Germany Borussia Dortmund 4
Germany Karl-Heinz Riedle Germany Borussia Dortmund 4
Italy Marco Simone Italy Milan 4
Italy Christian Vieri Italy Juventus 4
11 Portugal Dani Netherlands Ajax 3
Liberia George Weah Italy Milan 3
Switzerland Stéphane Chapuisat Germany Borussia Dortmund 3
Nigeria Tijani Babangida Netherlands Ajax 3
Argentina Diego Simeone Spain Atlético Madrid 3
France Thomas Deniaud France Auxerre 3
Argentina Juan Esnáider Spain Atlético Madrid 3
Spain Kiko Spain Atlético Madrid 3
France Eric Cantona England Manchester United 3
Germany Heiko Herrlich Germany Borussia Dortmund 3

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