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1996–97 UEFA Champions League

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 in 1990. Polish club played last time in group stage Champions League in this season.

Contents

  • Qualifying round 1
  • Group stage 2
    • Group A 2.1
    • Group B 2.2
    • Group C 2.3
    • Group D 2.4
  • Knockout stage 3
    • Bracket 3.1
    • Quarter-finals 3.2
    • Semi-finals 3.3
    • Final 3.4
  • Top goalscorers 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

Qualifying round

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 1–2 Fenerbahçe 0–1 1–1
Rangers 10–3 Alania Vladikavkaz 3–1 7–2
Panathinaikos 1–3 Rosenborg 1–0 0–3 (aet)
4–1 Ferencváros 3–0 1–1
Widzew Łódź 4–4 (a) Brøndby 2–1 2–3
Grasshopper 6–0 Slavia Prague 5–0 1–0
Club Brugge 2–5 Steaua București 2–2 0–3
Rapid Wien 6–2 Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 4–2

Group stage

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

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Auxerre 6 4 0 2 8 7 +1 12
Ajax 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4 12
Grasshopper 6 3 0 3 8 5 +3 9
Rangers 6 1 0 5 5 13 −8 3
  AJA AUX GRA RAN
Ajax 1–2 0–1 4–1
Auxerre 0–1 1–0 2–1
Grasshopper 0–1 3–1 3–0
Rangers 0–1 1–2 2–1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 13
Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 8 +6 13
Widzew Łódź 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4
Steaua București 6 1 1 4 5 15 −10 4
  ATL DOR STE WID
Atlético Madrid 0–1 4–0 1–0
Borussia Dortmund 1–2 5–3 2–1
Steaua București 1–1 0–3 1–0
Widzew Łódź 1–4 2–2 2–0

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Juventus 6 5 1 0 11 1 +10 16
Manchester United 6 3 0 3 6 3 +3 9
Fenerbahçe 6 2 1 3 3 6 −3 7
Rapid Wien 6 0 2 4 2 12 −10 2
  FEN JUV MU RAP
Fenerbahçe 0–1 0–2 1–0
Juventus 2–0 1–0 5–0
Manchester United 0–1 0–1 2–0
Rapid Wien 1–1 1–1 0–2

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Porto 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16
Rosenborg 6 3 0 3 7 11 −4 9
Milan 6 2 1 3 13 11 +2 7
IFK Göteborg 6 1 0 5 7 13 −6 3
  GÖT MIL POR ROS
IFK Göteborg 2–1 0–2 2–3
Milan 4–2 2–3 1–2
Porto 2–1 1–1 3–0
Rosenborg 1–0 1–4 0–1

Knockout stage

Bracket

Quarter-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund 4–1 Auxerre 3–1 1–0
Manchester United 4–0 Porto 4–0 0–0
Ajax 4–3 Atlético Madrid 1–1 3–2(aet)
Rosenborg 1–3 Juventus 1–1 0–2

Semi-finals

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

Final

28 May 1997
20:30
Borussia Dortmund 3–1 Juventus
Riedle Goal 29'34'
Ricken Goal 71'
Report Del Piero Goal 65'
Olympiastadion, Munich
Attendance: 59,000
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)

Top goalscorers

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

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Milinko Pantić Atlético Madrid 5
2 Nicola Amoruso Juventus 4
Artur Porto 4
Alen Bokšić Juventus 4
Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 4
Mário Jardel Porto 4
Lars Ricken Borussia Dortmund 4
Karl-Heinz Riedle Borussia Dortmund 4
Marco Simone Milan 4
Christian Vieri Juventus 4
Diego Simeone Atlético Madrid 4

See also

External links

  • 1996–97 All matches – season at UEFA website
  • European Cup results at RSSSF
  • All scorers 1996–97 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying round) according to protocols UEFA + all scorers qualifying round
  • 1996/97 UEFA Champions League - results and line-ups (archive)

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