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1997–98 UEFA Champions League

1997–98 UEFA Champions League
The Amsterdam Arena held the final
Tournament details
Dates 23 July – 27 August 1997 (qualifying)
17 September 1997 – 20 May 1998 (competition proper)
Teams 24 (group stage)
55 (total)
Final positions
Champions Real Madrid (7th title)
Runners-up Juventus
Tournament statistics
Matches played 85
Goals scored 239 (2.81 per match)
Attendance 2,868,568 (33,748 per match)
Top scorer(s) Alessandro Del Piero
(10 goals)

The 1997–98 UEFA Champions League was the 43rd season of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's premier club football tournament, and the sixth since its rebranding from the "European Champion Clubs' Cup" or "European Cup". The tournament was won 1–0 by Real Madrid, winning for the first time in 32 years, beating Juventus who were playing in a third consecutive final. It started a run of three victories in five seasons for the Spanish club.

This season was the first to have six groups, as opposed to four in the previous tournament, which meant that only two group runners-up qualified for the quarter finals as opposed to all the second-placed teams. It was also the first to have two qualifying rounds instead of just one. After three years of entering the UEFA Cup, champions of smaller nations returned to the Champions League. For the first time, the runners-up of eight domestic leagues (three teams: Germany (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund as UEFA Champions League title holder); two teams: England (Newcastle United, Manchester United), France (AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain), Netherlands (Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven), Italy (Juventus, Parma), Portugal (Porto, Sporting CP), Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid) and Turkey (Beşiktaş, Galatasaray) were entered into the competition. The runners-up entered the second qualifying round, while the league winners entered directly the group stage (except for Turkey where both winner and runner-up entered the second qualifying round).

Borussia Dortmund, the defending champions, were eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual winners Real Madrid.

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Slovakia and the Republic of Macedonia all entered their champions for the first time, while the champion of Yugoslavia returned to this competition for the first time after 1991-92 season and the abolishment of UN ban.

Qualifying rounds

First qualifying round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Derry City 0–3 Maribor Branik 0–2 0–1
Košice 4–0 ÍA 3–0 1–0
Partizan 1–5 Croatia Zagreb 1–0 0–5
Valletta 1–2 Skonto 1–0 0–2
Pyunik 3–6 MTK Hungária 0–2 3–4
Crusaders 2–8 Dinamo Tbilisi 1–3 1–5
Sileks Kratovo 1–3 Beitar Jerusalem 1–0 0–3
Steaua București 5–3 CSKA Sofia 3–3 2–0
Constructorul Chişinău 3–4 MPKC Mozyr 1–1 2–3
Lantana 0–3 Jazz 0–1 0–2
0–11 Rangers 0–5 0–6
Neftchi Baku 0–10 Widzew Łódź 0–2 0–8
Dynamo Kyiv 6–0 Barry Town 2–0 4–0
Sion 5–0 Jeunesse Esch 4–0 1–0
Anorthosis 4–1 FK Kareda Šiauliai 3–0 1–1

Second qualifying round

Losing teams qualified for the first round of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
MTK Hungária 1–4 Rosenborg 0–1 1–3
Beşiktaş 3–1 Maribor Branik 0–0 3–1
Sion 2–8 Galatasaray 1–4 1–4
Olympiacos 7–2 MPKC Mozyr 5–0 2–2
Wüstenrot Salzburg 0–3 Sparta Prague 0–0 0–3
4–1 Rangers 3–0 1–1
Barcelona 4–2 Skonto 3–2 1–0
Brøndby 3–4 Dynamo Kyiv 2–4 1–0
Newcastle United 4–3 Croatia Zagreb 2–1 2–2(aet)
Feyenoord 8–3 Jazz 6–2 2–1
Bayer Leverkusen 6–2 Dinamo Tbilisi 6–1 0–1
Košice 2–1 Spartak Moscow 2–1 0–0
Steaua București 3–5 Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 0–5
Widzew Łódź 1–7 Parma 1–3 0–4
Beitar Jerusalem 0–3 Sporting CP 0–0 0–3
Anorthosis Famagusta 2–3 Lierse 2–0 0–3

Note: Winning teams of the first qualifying round were drawn against teams qualified directly for the second qualifying round. Because of the unequal number of teams (15 and 17), Wüstenrot Salzburg and Sparta Prague had to play against each other.

Group stage

Location of teams of the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Brown: Group A; Red: Group B; Orange: Group C; Yellow: Group D; Green: Group E; Blue: Group F.

Bayer Leverkusen, Beşiktaş, Košice, Feyenoord, Lierse, Newcastle United, Olympiacos, Parma, Sparta Prague and Sporting CP made their debut in the group stage.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and best two runners-up advance to the quarter-finals

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Borussia Dortmund 6 5 0 1 14 3 +11 15
Parma 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9
Sparta Prague 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5
Galatasaray 6 1 1 4 4 11 −7 4
  DOR GAL PAR SPR
Borussia Dortmund 4–1 2–0 4–1
Galatasaray 0–1 1–1 2–0
Parma 1–0 2–0 2–2
Sparta Prague 0–3 3–0 0–0

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Manchester United 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15
Juventus 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12
Feyenoord 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9
Košice 6 0 0 6 2 13 −11 0
  FEY JUV KOS MU
Feyenoord 2–0 2–0 1–3
Juventus 5–1 3–2 1–0
Košice 0–1 0–1 0–3
Manchester United 2–1 3–2 3–0

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Dynamo Kyiv 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11
PSV Eindhoven 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
Newcastle United 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
Barcelona 6 1 2 3 7 14 −7 5
  BAR DK NEW PSV
Barcelona 0–4 1–0 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 2–2 1–1
Newcastle United 3–2 2–0 0–2
PSV Eindhoven 2–2 1–3 1–0

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 15 4 +11 13
Rosenborg 6 3 2 1 13 8 +5 11
Olympiacos 6 1 2 3 6 14 −8 5
Porto 6 1 1 4 3 11 −8 4
  OLY POR RM ROS
Olympiacos 1–0 0–0 2–2
Porto 2–1 0–2 1–1
Real Madrid 5–1 4–0 4–1
Rosenborg 5–1 2–0 2–0

Group E

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Bayern Munich 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 0 2 11 10 +1 12
Beşiktaş 6 2 0 4 6 9 −3 6
IFK Göteborg 6 2 0 4 4 9 −5 6
  BAY BJK GÖT PSG
Bayern Munich 2–0 0–1 5–1
Beşiktaş 0–2 1–0 3–1
IFK Göteborg 1–3 2–1 0–1
Paris Saint-Germain 3–1 2–1 3–0

Group F

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Monaco 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13
Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 1 1 11 7 +4 13
Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 9 11 −2 7
Lierse 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1
  MON LEV LIE SCP
Monaco 4–0 5–1 3–2
Bayer Leverkusen 2–2 1–0 4–1
Lierse 0–1 0–2 1–1
Sporting CP 3–0 0–2 2–1

Ranking of runners-up

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 1 1 11 7 +4 13
Juventus 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12
Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 0 2 11 10 +1 12
Rosenborg 6 3 2 1 13 8 +5 11
PSV Eindhoven 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
Parma 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9

Knockout stage

Bracket

Quarter-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayer Leverkusen 1–4 Real Madrid 1–1 0–3
Bayern Munich 0–1 Borussia Dortmund 0–0 0–1 (aet)
Juventus 5–2 Dynamo Kyiv 1–1 4–1
Monaco 1–1 (a) Manchester United 0–0 1–1

Semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid 2–0 Borussia Dortmund 2–0 0–0
Juventus 6–4 Monaco 4–1 2–3

Final

20 May 1998
20:45
Juventus 0–1 Real Madrid
Report Mijatović Goal 66'
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 48,500
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)

Top goalscorers

The top scorers from the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 10
2 Thierry Henry Monaco 7
3 Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 6
Serhiy Rebrov Dynamo Kyiv 6
5 Andy Cole Manchester United 5
Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv 5
7 Stefan Beinlich Bayer Leverkusen 4
Oktay Derelioğlu Beşiktaş 4
Emerson Bayer Leverkusen 4
Victor Ikpeba Monaco 4
Carsten Jancker Bayern Munich 4
Fernando Morientes Real Madrid 4
Sigurd Rushfeldt Rosenborg 4
Davor Šuker Real Madrid 4
David Trezeguet Monaco 4
Stéphane Chapuisat Borussia Dortmund 4
Harald Brattbakk Rosenborg 4
Roar Strand Rosenborg 4

Trivia

  • Košice earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first team in Champions League history to end the group stage without earning a single point.
  • The quarter-final between German teams Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund marked the first meeting of two teams from the same country in the Champions League.

See also

External links

  • 1997–98 All matches – season at UEFA website
  • European Cup results at RSSSF
  • All scorers 1997–98 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying round) according to protocols UEFA + all scorers qualifying round
  • 1997/98 UEFA Champions League - results and line-ups (archive)
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