2008–09 UEFA Champions League knockout stage

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The knockout stage of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League began on 24 February 2009 and concluded with the final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 27 May 2009. The knockout stage involves the sixteen teams who finished in the top two in each of their groups in the group stage.

Each tie in the knockout stage, apart from the final, will be played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs will progress to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs will progress. If away goals are also equal, 30 minutes of extra time are played. If there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, there will be a penalty shootout after extra time.

In the draw for the first knockout round, matches are played between the winner of one group and the runner-up of a different group. The only restriction on the drawing of teams in the first knockout round is that the teams must not be from the same national association or have played in the same group in the group stages. From the quarter-finals onwards, these restrictions do not apply.

In the final, the tie is played over just one leg at a neutral venue. If scores are level at the end of normal time in the final, extra time is played, followed by penalties if scores remain tied.

Bracket[edit]

  First knockout round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 France Lyon 1 2 3  
 Spain Barcelona 1 5 6  
   Spain Barcelona 4 1 5  
   Germany Bayern Munich 0 1 1  
 Portugal Sporting CP 0 1 1
 Germany Bayern Munich 5 7 12  
   Spain Barcelona (a) 0 1 1  
   England Chelsea 0 1 1  
 Spain Real Madrid 0 0 0  
 England Liverpool 1 4 5  
   England Liverpool 1 4 5
   England Chelsea 3 4 7  
 England Chelsea 1 2 3
 Italy Juventus 0 2 2  
   Spain Barcelona 2
   England Manchester United 0
 Italy Internazionale 0 0 0  
 England Manchester United 0 2 2  
   England Manchester United 2 1 3
   Portugal Porto 2 0 2  
 Spain Atlético Madrid 2 0 2
 Portugal Porto (a) 2 0 2  
   England Manchester United 1 3 4
   England Arsenal 0 1 1  
 Spain Villarreal 1 2 3  
 Greece Panathinaikos 1 1 2  
   Spain Villarreal 1 0 1
   England Arsenal 1 3 4  
 England Arsenal (p) 1 0 1 (7)
 Italy Roma 0 1 1 (6)  

First knockout round[edit]

The draw for the first knockout round of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League was held on 19 December 2008, and conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Bruno Conti, the ambassador for the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final.[1] The first legs of the first knockout round were played on 24 and 25 February 2009, while the second legs were played on 10 and 11 March.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea England 3–2 Italy Juventus 1–0 2–2
Villarreal Spain 3–2 Greece Panathinaikos 1–1 2–1
Sporting CP Portugal 1–12 Germany Bayern Munich 0–5 1–7
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–2 (a) Portugal Porto 2–2 0–0
Lyon France 3–6 Spain Barcelona 1–1 2–5
Real Madrid Spain 0–5 England Liverpool 0–1 0–4
Arsenal England 1–1 (7–6 p) Italy Roma 1–0 0–1 (aet)
Internazionale Italy 0–2 England Manchester United 0–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

The knockout stage began on 24 February with four first-leg ties.[3] English side Arsenal gained a first leg advantage with a 1–0 home victory against Roma at the Emirates Stadium, courtesy of Robin van Persie's 37th-minute penalty.[4] The other English team in action, Manchester United, drew 0–0 with Internazionale at the San Siro, failing to score the away goal they had been hoping for.[5] The other two matches finished in score draws, with the away sides having the upper hand going into the second legs. Lyon drew 1–1 with Barcelona at the Stade Gerland in France, with Barcelona's Thierry Henry cancelling out an opener from Juninho.[6] Porto came from behind twice away to Atlético Madrid to secure a 2–2 draw at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. Maxi Rodríguez put Atlético in front in the fourth minute, Lisandro López equalised in the 22nd minute, Diego Forlán scored on the stroke of half-time to restore Atlético's advantage but López levelled in the 72nd minute.[7]

In the second set of first leg ties, played on 25 February 2009, three teams scored away goals.[8] Bayern Munich scored five times without reply away to Sporting CP. In the match at the Estádio José Alvalade, Franck Ribéry gave the Germans the lead in the 42nd minute and Miroslav Klose doubled their advantage in the 57th. Ribéry scored again from the penalty spot in the 63rd before a brace from Luca Toni put the tie out of Sporting's reach, even before the second leg.[9] Five-time winners Liverpool also managed an away win, against nine-time winners Real Madrid, but had to wait until the 82nd minute at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium for it, when Yossi Benayoun scored a header from Fábio Aurélio's free-kick to hand them the advantage for the second leg.[10] Villarreal and Panathinaikos shared a score draw at the Estadio El Madrigal, with Giuseppe Rossi scoring a 67th-minute penalty to cancel out Giorgos Karagounis' 59th-minute opener.[11] In the other game, Chelsea beat Juventus at Stamford Bridge courtesy of a 12th-minute strike from Didier Drogba.[12]

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

24 February 2009
20:45
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–2 Portugal Porto
Rodríguez Goal 3'
Forlán Goal 45+2'
Report Lisandro Goal 22'72'
Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

24 February 2009
20:45
Lyon France 1–1 Spain Barcelona
Juninho Goal 7' Report Henry Goal 67'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,258
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

24 February 2009
20:45
Arsenal England 1–0 Italy Roma
van Persie Goal 37' (pen.) Report
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 60,003
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

24 February 2009
20:45
Internazionale Italy 0–0 England Manchester United
Report
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 80,018
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)

25 February 2009
20:45
Villarreal Spain 1–1 Greece Panathinaikos
Rossi Goal 67' (pen.) Report Karagounis Goal 59'
Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal
Attendance: 21,810
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)

25 February 2009
20:45
Real Madrid Spain 0–1 England Liverpool
Report Benayoun Goal 82'

25 February 2009
20:45
Sporting CP Portugal 0–5 Germany Bayern Munich
Report Ribéry Goal 42'63' (pen.)
Klose Goal 57'
Toni Goal 84'90+1'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 35,163
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

25 February 2009
20:45
Chelsea England 1–0 Italy Juventus
Drogba Goal 12' Report
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 38,079
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Second leg[edit]

In the four second leg ties played on 10 March, the two English clubs in action both progressed along with Bayern Munich and Villarreal.[13] Liverpool eliminated the nine-time European Cup winners Real Madrid with a 4–0 home victory. Fernando Torres doubled Liverpool's aggregate lead in the 16th minute, and Steven Gerrard made it 2–0 on the night with a 28th-minute penalty. Gerrard further extended Liverpool's lead two minutes after half-time and Andrea Dossena made it 5–0 on aggregate with two minutes left.[14] Chelsea also made it through to the quarter-finals with a 2–2 draw, having won the first leg at Stamford Bridge 1–0. They fell behind to a goal from Vincenzo Iaquinta in the 19th minute but equalised through Michael Essien on the stroke of half-time. Juventus went back in front through an Alessandro Del Piero penalty, although Chelsea were heading through on the away goals ruling. Chelsea sealed their passage to the last eight when Didier Drogba equalised in the 83rd minute to win 3–2 on aggregate.[15]

In the other games, Sporting CP departed the competition after setting a new Champions League record aggregate defeat of 12–1 to Bayern Munich. An early goal from Lukas Podolski extended Bayern's lead to 6–0 on aggregate and this was followed up by further strikes before half-time from Podolski again, Ânderson Polga and Bastian Schweinsteiger, sandwiched by a consolation from Sporting Lisbon's João Moutinho. Bayern were not finished at 4–1 as Mark van Bommel, Miroslav Klose and Thomas Müller further added to the scoreline.[16] Villarreal were the fourth side to make it into the quarter-finals by beating Panathinaikos 3–2 overall. Ariel Ibagaza put Villarreal 2–1 up on aggregate in the 49th minute, Evangelos Mantzios equalised six minutes later, but Joseba Llorente turned the tie in Villarreal's favour in the 70th minute and the match finished 2–1 to Villarreal.[17]

The remaining two English sides both reached the quarter-finals on 11 March and they were joined by Porto and Barcelona.[18] Manchester United defeated Internazionale 2–0 on aggregate at Old Trafford. After a 0–0 draw at the San Siro in the first leg, United were aware that an away goal for Inter would make it difficult, but they made the perfect start with centre back Nemanja Vidić scoring with a header after four minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the lead just after half-time and the match finished 2–0.[19] Porto and Atlético Madrid played out a 0–0 draw at the Estádio do Dragão in Portugal but Porto went through on the away goals rule, having scored twice in a 2–2 draw in Spain.[20] Barcelona beat Lyon 6–3 on aggregate with a 5–2 win at the Nou Camp. Thierry Henry scored twice in the space of a couple of minutes shortly before the half-hour mark to put Barcelona 3–1 up on aggregate before Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o made it 4–0 just before half-time on the night. Lyon scored two consolation goals through Jean Makoun on the stoke of half-time and Juninho just after the break, but Barcelona added a fifth in the final minute.[21] In the last game to finish, Roma defeated Arsenal 1–0 at the Stadio Olimpico with Juan scoring in the ninth minute. The first match had finished 1–0 to Arsenal so the match headed into extra-time and, eventually, penalties. Arsenal emerged victorious in the shootout, winning 7–6 after Max Tonetto missed Roma's final spotkick.[22]

10 March 2009
20:45
Panathinaikos Greece 1–2 Spain Villarreal
Mantzios Goal 55' Report Ibagaza Goal 49'
Llorente Goal 70'
Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 60,616
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Villarreal won 3–2 on aggregate.


10 March 2009
20:45
Liverpool England 4–0 Spain Real Madrid
Torres Goal 16'
Gerrard Goal 28' (pen.)47'
Dossena Goal 88'
Report
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 42,550
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

Liverpool won 5–0 on aggregate.


10 March 2009
20:45
Bayern Munich Germany 7–1 Portugal Sporting CP
Podolski Goal 7'34'
Polga Goal 39' (o.g.)
Schweinsteiger Goal 43'
van Bommel Goal 74'
Klose Goal 82' (pen.)
Müller Goal 90'
Report Moutinho Goal 42'
Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

Bayern Munich won 12–1 on aggregate.


10 March 2009
20:45
Juventus Italy 2–2 England Chelsea
Iaquinta Goal 19'
Del Piero Goal 74' (pen.)
Report Essien Goal 45+1'
Drogba Goal 83'

Chelsea won 3–2 on aggregate.


11 March 2009
20:45
Porto Portugal 0–0 Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 46,509
Referee: Pieter Vink (Netherlands)

Atlético Madrid 2–2 Porto on aggregate. Porto won on away goals.


11 March 2009
20:45
Barcelona Spain 5–2 France Lyon
Henry Goal 25'27'
Messi Goal 40'
Eto'o Goal 43'
Keita Goal 90+5'
Report Makoun Goal 44'
Juninho Goal 48'
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 86,368
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)

Barcelona won 6–3 on aggregate.


Arsenal 1–1 Roma on aggregate. Arsenal won 7–6 on penalties.


11 March 2009
20:45
Manchester United England 2–0 Italy Internazionale
Vidić Goal 4'
Ronaldo Goal 49'
Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 74,769
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Manchester United won 2–0 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals of the competition took place in Nyon, Switzerland, on 20 March 2009. There was no seeding and no country protection, meaning that it was an entirely random draw. The first legs were played on 7/8 April while the second legs were played on 14/15 April.[23] Liverpool requested that their second leg be played on 14 April so that it avoid a clash with the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster on 15 April.[24]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Villarreal Spain 1–4 England Arsenal 1–1 0–3
Manchester United England 3–2 Portugal Porto 2–2 1–0
Liverpool England 5–7 England Chelsea 1–3 4–4
Barcelona Spain 5–1 Germany Bayern Munich 4–0 1–1

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

First leg[edit]

English sides Manchester United and Arsenal were involved in the first two quarter-final matches on 7 April. Arsenal were playing the first leg away against Villarreal from Spain, their second encounter in three years following on from a meeting in the semi-finals three years earlier. Villarreal went in front in the 10th minute thanks to a long-range effort from Marcos Senna. The Yellow Submarine went on to dominate the first half but Arsenal did not concede again and their defensive work was rewarded in the 66th minute as a clipped ball from Arsenal captain Cesc Fàbregas was controlled on the chest by Emmanuel Adebayor and volleyed acrobatically with an overhead kick into the bottom corner. The match eventually finished 1–1, with Arsenal taking an away goal into the second leg.[25]

Manchester United played their first leg at home at Old Trafford against Porto, the team who had knocked them out in the first knockout round five years before. Porto took an early lead, in the fourth minute, when Cristian Rodríguez netted past Edwin van der Sar. The advantage lasted only 11 minutes though, at which point Wayne Rooney scored the equaliser, chipping the ball over the advancing Helton following a careless back-pass from Bruno Alves. In an open game, in which Porto dominated, another goal appeared certain but did not come until the 85th minute. Carlos Tévez saw off his marker to score from a Rooney flick from a couple of yards out. The action had not finished however and Mariano González equalised in the final minute to hand Porto a second away goal.[26]

Liverpool and Chelsea faced each other in an all-English tie at Anfield on 8 April. The sides were meeting in the Champions League for the fifth straight season, having last faced each other in the competition in the 2008 semi-final, when Chelsea advanced to the final. Fernando Torres handed an early advantage to Liverpool, scoring in the sixth minute. However, their lead only lasted until the 39th minute when the Liverpool defence allowed Branislav Ivanović too much space at a corner and he was able to power a header past Pepe Reina. Chelsea took the lead in the 62nd minute from an almost identical situation as Ivanović scored his second headed goal. Didier Drogba added a final goal to make it 3–1 to the away side with a side-footed finish.[27]

In the final game, played on the same evening, two of the most successful European clubs, Barcelona and Bayern Munich met at the Camp Nou in Spain. It was their first meeting since the group stages of the 1998–99 tournament. Bayern had beaten Sporting CP 12–1 in the previous round, but Barcelona posed a far tougher proposition and it showed. Lionel Messi put Barcelona in front in the ninth minute and Samuel Eto'o doubled the lead three minutes later. Messi scored his second goal in the 38th minute and Thierry Henry made it 4–0 in the 43rd minute. The score remained at 4–0 throughout the second half, leaving Barcelona as favourites to progress.[28]

7 April 2009
20:45
Villarreal Spain 1–1 England Arsenal
Senna Goal 10' Report Adebayor Goal 66'

7 April 2009
20:45
Manchester United England 2–2 Portugal Porto
Rooney Goal 15'
Tévez Goal 85'
Report Rodríguez Goal 4'
Mariano Goal 89'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 74,517
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)

8 April 2009
20:45
Liverpool England 1–3 England Chelsea
Torres Goal 6' Report Ivanović Goal 39'62'
Drogba Goal 67'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 42,543
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

8 April 2009
20:45
Barcelona Spain 4–0 Germany Bayern Munich
Messi Goal 9'38'
Eto'o Goal 12'
Henry Goal 43'
Report
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 93,219
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Second leg[edit]

Robin van Persie takes a free kick against Villarreal.

In the first two of four second-leg ties, Chelsea came with a 3–1 advantage over Liverpool and the bonus of three away goals, Liverpool came into their match knowing they needed to score three times without conceding to progress, or win 3–1 to take the game to extra time at Stamford Bridge. Despite starting the match as outsiders, Liverpool looked to be well on the way towards their target as they took a 2–0 lead within half an hour and levelled the scores at 3–3 on aggregate. Fábio Aurélio scored directly with a free kick from the left of the penalty area in the 19th minute to hand them the lead and this was doubled nine minutes later from the penalty spot: Xabi Alonso stepped up to score following a foul on him by Branislav Ivanović. But six minutes after half-time, Didier Drogba made the score 2–1 with a shot that went through the hands of Pepe Reina, and six minutes later, Chelsea equalised to 2–2 when Alex scored with a powerful free kick. Frank Lampard put Chelsea 3–2 up in the 76th minute and, at this stage, Liverpool needed to score three goals to advance. Goals from Lucas and Dirk Kuyt in the 81st and 83rd minutes, respectively, put Liverpool 4–3 up on the night and only a goal away from advancing. However, Lampard scored again in the 89th minute to finish the tie off, and the match ended 4–4 and 7–5 to Chelsea overall.[29]

In the other match to take place that evening, Barcelona and Bayern Munich played out a 1–1 draw at the Allianz Arena. Bayern trailed the tie 4–0 following the first match at the Camp Nou and they were able to play without fear in the first half. Luca Toni and Franck Ribéry created chances in the first half but Barcelona weathered the storm and created their only meaningful chance of the first half through Daniel Alves. They managed to pull a goal back early in the second half, when Zé Roberto took the ball past defender Yaya Touré and set up Ribéry who was able to score past Víctor Valdés. But Barcelona put the tie beyond the reach of Bayern with an equaliser from Seydou Keita at the end of a 17-pass move. The match finished 1–1, giving Barcelona a 5–1 aggregate win to set up a fourth tie with Chelsea in five seasons two weeks later.[30]

The third second-leg tie was finely poised at 1–1 between Arsenal and Villarreal at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal ahead courtesy of the away goals rule; Villarreal came into the match knowing they had to score. Both teams were without key players: Arsenal had to play without goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, William Gallas and Gaël Clichy while captain Marcos Senna and Santi Cazorla were missing for Villarreal. Theo Walcott delivered some dangerous crosses and Robin van Persie missed an early chance from Samir Nasri's cross, but Diego Godín also tested Arsenal goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański with a volley. Arsenal, however, took the lead in the 10th minute as Walcott raced onto a Fàbregas through-ball and chipped the ball over Diego López. Villarreal continued to create chances, including Robert Pirès nearly marking his return to his former club with a goal. Emmanuel Adebayor followed up a Van Persie free kick with a header on goal, but Gonzalo Rodríguez cleared the ball off the line. After half-time, Van Persie had a shot from distance charged down, but Arsenal did score a second goal in the 60th minute as Van Persie opted to slide a pass through to Adebayor, and his strike partner applied the finish. The tie was over in the 69th minute when Godín was adjudged to have fouled Walcott; Sebastián Eguren collected a second yellow card for his protests before Van Persie scored from the penalty spot. The match finished 3–0 to Arsenal, with Arsenal winning 4–1 on aggregate.[31]

The final quarter-final second leg tie was between Porto and Manchester United, played simultaneously with Arsenal's match. Porto had the advantage of two away goals, after drawing 2–2 at Old Trafford. Manchester United looked to recall Rio Ferdinand from a back injury to partner Nemanja Vidić in central defence. Despite a mixed season, Cristiano Ronaldo had still scored 20 goals in all competitions and won numerous awards and he added his 21st goal with a 35-metre strike after only six minutes. Porto created very few chances, their only meaningful shot being a free kick that went wide of Edwin van der Sar's goal in the first half and later a chance for Lisandro López. United played the game at a controlled pace, however they were unable to score a second goal to settle the nerves–the threat remained that if Porto scored late United would be knocked out. Ronaldo had a shot saved by the Porto goalkeeper Helton and Vidić missed from a couple of yards. They held on to become the first English team to win at Porto and keep their ambition of winning five trophies in the same season alive. It was United's first clean sheet in six matches and set up a semi-final with fellow English team Arsenal.[32]

14 April 2009
20:45
Chelsea England 4–4 England Liverpool
Drogba Goal 51'
Alex Goal 57'
Lampard Goal 76'89'
Report Aurélio Goal 19'
Alonso Goal 28' (pen.)
Lucas Goal 81'
Kuyt Goal 83'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 38,286
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)

Chelsea won 7–5 on aggregate.


14 April 2009
20:45
Bayern Munich Germany 1–1 Spain Barcelona
Ribéry Goal 47' Report Keita Goal 73'
Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.


15 April 2009
20:45
Arsenal England 3–0 Spain Villarreal
Walcott Goal 10'
Adebayor Goal 60'
van Persie Goal 69' (pen.)
Report
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,233
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Arsenal won 4–1 on aggregate.


15 April 2009
20:45
Porto Portugal 0–1 England Manchester United
Report Ronaldo Goal 6'
Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 50,010
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Manchester United won 3–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals took place immediately after the draw for the quarter-finals. The first legs were played on 28/29 April and the second legs on 5/6 May.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester United England 4–1 England Arsenal 1–0 3–1
Barcelona Spain 1–1 (a) England Chelsea 0–0 1–1

First leg[edit]

28 April 2009
20:45
Barcelona Spain 0–0 England Chelsea
Report
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 95,231
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

29 April 2009
20:45
Manchester United England 1–0 England Arsenal
O'Shea Goal 17' Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 74,733
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

Second leg[edit]

Although Chelsea had achieved a goalless draw at the Camp Nou, Barcelona went into the game as favourites. The game started well for Chelsea and after nine minutes Michael Essien scored a 20-yard left-footed volley after Barcelona failed to clear a pass into the box from Frank Lampard. The first half came to a close with Chelsea leading 1–0. Despite Barcelona dominating possession, Chelsea continued to be the most dangerous side, especially following the sending off of Éric Abidal, with Chelsea also calling for up to four penalties, none of them being awarded by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Øvrebø. A 93rd-minute equaliser from a shot by Andrés Iniesta–which happened to be Barcelona's only shot on target–then allowed Barcelona to ensure a last-minute qualification to the final.

Almost as soon as referee Øvrebø blew the final whistle, several Chelsea players surrounded him with complaints regarding his decisions. Some players, like Frank Lampard and Andrés Iniesta respectfully swapped shirts,[33] while others such as Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba continued to shout at the referee and contest him, with Drogba notably shouting "It's a fucking disgrace" into a live television camera.[34] Kevin McCarra writing for The Guardian described Øvrebø as "relatively inexperienced" and declared he "did not inspire any confidence whatsoever".[35]

5 May 2009
20:45
Arsenal England 1–3 England Manchester United
van Persie Goal 76' (pen.) Report Park Goal 8'
Ronaldo Goal 11'61'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,867
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Manchester United won 4–1 on aggregate.


6 May 2009
20:45
Chelsea England 1–1 Spain Barcelona
Essien Goal 9' Report Iniesta Goal 90+3'
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 37,857
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)

Barcelona 1–1 Chelsea on aggregate. Barcelona won on away goals.

Final[edit]

27 May 2009
20:45
Barcelona Spain 2–0 England Manchester United
Eto'o Goal 10'
Messi Goal 70'
Report
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 62,467
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

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