2002 UEFA Champions League Final

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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 52,000[3]
Weather Mostly cloudy, rain showers
15 °C (59 °F)[4]
2001
2003

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[edit]

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

Match[edit]

Summary[edit]

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[edit]

15 May 2002
19:45 BST
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 1–2 Spain Real Madrid
Lúcio Goal 14' Report
[16][17]
Raúl Goal 9'
Zidane Goal 45'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 52,000[3]
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)[2]
Bayer Leverkusen
Real Madrid
GK 1 Germany Hans-Jörg Butt
RB 26 Germany Zoltán Sebescen Substituted off 65'
CB 6 Croatia Boris Živković
CB 19 Brazil Lúcio Substituted off 90+1'
LB 35 Argentina Diego Placente
DM 28 Germany Carsten Ramelow (c)
RM 25 Germany Bernd Schneider
CM 13 Germany Michael Ballack
LM 23 Germany Thomas Brdarić Substituted off 39'
AM 10 Turkey Yıldıray Baştürk
CF 27 Germany Oliver Neuville
Substitutes:
GK 20 Australia Frank Juric
DF 3 Croatia Marko Babić Substituted in 90+1'
DF 47 Germany Thomas Kleine
MF 15 Croatia Jurica Vranješ
MF 33 Germany Anel Dzaka
FW 9 Germany Ulf Kirsten Substituted in 65'
FW 12 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Substituted in 39'
Manager:
Germany Klaus Toppmöller
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GK 13 Spain César Substituted off 68'
RB 2 Spain Míchel Salgado Booked 45+2'
CB 4 Spain Fernando Hierro (c)
CB 6 Spain Iván Helguera
LB 3 Brazil Roberto Carlos Booked 89'
DM 24 France Claude Makélélé Substituted off 73'
RM 10 Portugal Luís Figo Substituted off 61'
LM 21 Argentina Santiago Solari
AM 5 France Zinedine Zidane
CF 7 Spain Raúl
CF 9 Spain Fernando Morientes
Substitutes:
GK 1 Spain Iker Casillas Substituted in 68'
DF 18 Spain Aitor Karanka
DF 31 Spain Francisco Pavón
MF 8 England Steve McManaman Substituted in 61'
MF 14 Spain Guti
MF 16 Brazil Flávio Conceição Substituted in 73'
FW 23 Spain Pedro Munitis
Manager:
Spain Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
France Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

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

Match rules

Statistics[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Sean (13 May 2002). "Glasgow in party mood". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  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. 
  4. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGPF/2002/5/15/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  5. ^ "Champions League final clockwatch". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "FK Crvena Zvezda 0–0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen". UEFA (UEFA). 8 August 2001. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Neuville shines in Leverkusen win". UEFA (UEFA). 21 August 2001. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Third qualifying round". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Group F". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Season 2001–2002: Group A". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  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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