2002–03 UEFA Champions League knockout stage

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The knockout stage of the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League ran from 8 April 2003 until the final at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England on 28 May 2003. The knockout stage involved the eight teams who finished in the top two in each of their groups in the second group stage.

Each tie in the knockout stage, apart from the final, was 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 shoot-out after extra time.

In the draw for the quarter-finals, matches are played between the winner of one group and the runner-up of a different group.

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.

All times Central European Summer Time (UTC+2:00)


  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 Spain Real Madrid 3 3 6  
 England Manchester United 1 4 5  
   Spain Real Madrid 2 1 3  
   Italy Juventus 1 3 4  
 Italy Juventus (aet) 1 2 3
   Spain Barcelona 1 1 2  
     Italy Juventus 0 (2)
   Italy Milan (p) 0 (3)
   Netherlands Ajax 0 2 2  
 Italy Milan 0 3 3  
   Italy Milan (a) 0 1 1
   Italy Internazionale 0 1 1  
 Italy Internazionale (a) 1 1 2
   Spain Valencia 0 2 2  


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 6–5 England Manchester United 3–1 3–4
Juventus Italy 3–2 Spain Barcelona 1–1 2–1(aet)
Ajax Netherlands 2–3 Italy Milan 0–0 2–3
Internazionale Italy (a)2–2 Spain Valencia 1–0 1–2

First leg[edit]

8 April 2003
Ajax Netherlands 0–0 Italy Milan
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 50,967
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

8 April 2003
Real Madrid Spain 3–1 England Manchester United
Figo Goal 12'
Raúl Goal 28'49'
Report Van Nistelrooy Goal 52'
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 74,663
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

9 April 2003
Juventus Italy 1–1 Spain Barcelona
Montero Goal 16' Report Saviola Goal 78'
Stadio delle Alpi, Turin
Attendance: 48,783
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)

9 April 2003
Internazionale Italy 1–0 Spain Valencia
Vieri Goal 14' Report
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 52,623
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Second leg[edit]

22 April 2003
Barcelona Spain 1–2 (a.e.t.) Italy Juventus
Xavi Goal 66' Report Nedvěd Goal 53'
Zalayeta Goal 114'
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 92,711
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Juventus won 3–2 on aggregate.

22 April 2003
Valencia Spain 2–1 Italy Internazionale
Aimar Goal 7'
Baraja Goal 51'
Report Vieri Goal 5'
Mestalla Stadium, Valencia
Attendance: 43,802
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)

Internazionale 2–2 Valencia on aggregate. Internazionale won on away goals.

23 April 2003
Milan Italy 3–2 Netherlands Ajax
Inzaghi Goal 30'
Shevchenko Goal 65'
Tomasson Goal 90+1'
Report Litmanen Goal 63'
Pienaar Goal 78'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 76,079
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)

Milan won 3–2 on aggregate.

23 April 2003
Manchester United England 4–3 Spain Real Madrid
Van Nistelrooy Goal 43'
Helguera Goal 52' (o.g.)
Beckham Goal 71'85'
Report Ronaldo Goal 12'50'59'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 66,708
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Real Madrid won 6–5 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 3–4 Italy Juventus 2–1 1–3
Milan Italy (a)1–1 Italy Internazionale 0–0 1–1*

*Both Milanese sides play in the same stadium (the San Siro), but Milan were the designated away side in the second leg, and so won on "away" goals.

First leg[edit]

6 May 2003
Real Madrid Spain 2–1 Italy Juventus
Ronaldo Goal 23'
Roberto Carlos Goal 73'
Report Trezeguet Goal 45'
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 74,773
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

7 May 2003
Milan Italy 0–0 Italy Internazionale
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 77,049
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

Second leg[edit]

13 May 2003
Internazionale Italy 1–1 Italy Milan
Martins Goal 84' Report Shevchenko Goal 45+1'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 81,854
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)

Internazionale 1–1 Milan on aggregate. Milan won on away goals.

14 May 2003
Juventus Italy 3–1 Spain Real Madrid
Trezeguet Goal 12'
Del Piero Goal 43'
Nedvěd Goal 73'
Report Zidane Goal 89'
Stadio delle Alpi, Turin
Attendance: 60,253
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Juventus won 4–3 on aggregate.