1994–95 UEFA Champions League

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1994–95 UEFA Champions League
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Tournament details
Dates 10 – 24 August 1994 (qualifying)
14 September 1994 – 24 May 1995 (competition proper)
Teams 16 (group stage)
24 (total)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands Ajax (4th title)
Runners-up Italy Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 61
Goals scored 140 (2.3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Liberia George Weah
(7 goals)

The 1994–95 UEFA Champions League was the 40th edition of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, and the third since its rebranding as the UEFA Champions League. The tournament was won by Ajax of the Netherlands with a late goal in the final against defending champions Milan of Italy. Ajax won the competition without losing a game, either in the group or the knock-out stage in winning the title for the first time since 1973.

Compared to the previous edition of the European Cup, radical changes were made to the format of the tournament, due to a recently expired contract which bound UEFA to the EBU for the transmission of the final, and this gave occasion for a general review of the format which attracted the interest of new and financially well-off private television companies. This year included four groups of four teams each in the group stage, up from two groups of four teams each in 1993–94. It was also the first year in which eight teams advanced to the knock-out stage and the first of three years in which champions of smaller nations entered the UEFA Cup instead of the Champions League. It was also the first time that this competition was known as UEFA Champions League from the first to the last match of the competiton, the two previous seasons, the UEFA Champions League involved the round(s) between the round of 16 and the final of the European Champions Cup.

Qualifying round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Avenir Beggen Luxembourg 1–9 Turkey Galatasaray 1–5 0–4
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 1–2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 0–2

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Group B[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Silkeborg Denmark 1–3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0–0 1–3
Paris Saint-Germain France 5–1 Hungary Vác FC-Samsung 3–0 2–1

[1]

Group C[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Legia Warsaw Poland 0–5 Croatia Hajduk Split 0–1 0–4
Steaua București Romania 5–2 Switzerland Servette 4–1 1–1

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Group D[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Athens Greece 3–0 Scotland Rangers 2–0 1–0
Maccabi Haifa Israel 2–5 Austria SV Casino Salzburg 1–2 1–3

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Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D.

10 teams of 16 made their UEFA Champions League group stage debut: AEK Athens, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Casino Salzburg, Dynamo Kyiv, Hajduk Split, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Steaua București. Two of these teams, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv, had previously contested the 1991-92 European Cup group stage.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sweden IFK Göteborg 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 9
Spain Barcelona 6 2 2 2 11 8 +3 6
England Manchester United 6 2 2 2 11 11 0 6
Turkey Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 3 9 −6 3
  BAR GAL GOT MU
Barcelona 2–1 1–1 4–0
Galatasaray 2–1 0–1 0–0
IFK Göteborg 2–1 1–0 3–1
Manchester United 2–2 4–0 4–2

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Paris Saint-Germain 6 6 0 0 12 3 +9 12
Germany Bayern Munich 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 6
Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 4
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 0 5 5 11 −6 2
  BM DK PSG SPA
Bayern Munich 1–0 0–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv 1–4 1–2 3–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 1–0 4–1
Spartak Moscow 1–1 1–0 1–2

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portugal Benfica 6 3 3 0 9 5 +4 9
Croatia Hajduk Split 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 6
Romania Steaua București 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 5
Belgium Anderlecht 6 0 4 2 4 7 −3 4
  AND BEN HAJ SB
Anderlecht 1–1 0–0 0–0
Benfica 3–1 2–1 2–1
Hajduk Split 2–1 0–0 1–4
Steaua București 1–1 1–1 0–1

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands Ajax 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 10
Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 5*
Austria Casino Salzburg 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 5
Greece AEK Athens 6 0 2 4 3 9 −6 2
  AEK AJA CAS MIL
AEK Athens 1–2 1–3 0–0
Ajax 2–0 1–1 2–0
Casino Salzburg 0–0 0–0 0–1
Milan 2–1 0–2 3–0

Milan were deducted two points for crowd trouble against Casino Salzburg on Matchday Two.

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
 Germany Bayern Munich (a) 0 2 2  
 Sweden IFK Göteborg 0 2 2  
   Germany Bayern Munich 0 2 2  
   Netherlands Ajax 0 5 5  
 Croatia Hajduk Split 0 0 0
   Netherlands Ajax 0 3 3  
     Netherlands Ajax 1
   Italy Milan 0
   Spain Barcelona 1 1 2  
 France Paris-Saint Germain 1 2 3  
   France Paris Saint-Germain 0 0 0
   Italy Milan 1 2 3  
 Italy Milan 2 0 2
   Portugal Benfica 0 0 0  

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich Germany 2–2 (a) Sweden IFK Göteborg 0–0 2–2
Hajduk Split Croatia 0–3 Netherlands Ajax 0–0 0–3
Barcelona Spain 2–3 France Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 1–2
Milan Italy 2–0 Portugal Benfica 2–0 0–0

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich Germany 2–5 Netherlands Ajax 0–0 2–5
Paris Saint-Germain France 0–3 Italy Milan 0–1 0–2

Final[edit]

24 May 1995
20:30
Ajax Netherlands 1–0 Italy Milan
Kluivert Goal 85' Report

MatchCentre

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 49,730
Referee: Ion Crăciunescu (Romania)

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Liberia George Weah France Paris Saint-Germain 7
2 Finland Jari Litmanen Netherlands Ajax 6
3 Sweden Magnus Erlingmark Sweden IFK Göteborg 4
Italy Marco Simone Italy Milan 4
4 Spain José Mari Bakero Spain Barcelona 3
Brazil Romário Spain Barcelona 3
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 3
Argentina Claudio Caniggia Portugal Benfica 3
Germany Christian Nerlinger Germany Bayern Munich 3
Germany Mehmet Scholl Germany Bayern Munich 3
Ukraine Viktor Leonenko Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3

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