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2002 UEFA Champions League Final
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Event2001–02 UEFA Champions League
Date15 May 2002
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
Man of the MatchZinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
RefereeUrs Meier (Switzerland)
Attendance50,499
WeatherMostly cloudy, rain showers
15 °C (59 °F)
2001
2003

The 2002 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, Europe's primary club football competition. The show-piece event was contested between Bayer Leverkusen of Germany and Real Madrid of Spain at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday, 15 May 2002, to decide the winner of the Champions League. Leverkusen appeared in the final for the first time, whereas Real Madrid appeared in their 12th final.

Each club needed to progress through two group stages, and two knockout rounds to reach the final. Real Madrid won their group and moved into the second group stage, which they also won, before facing the defending champions Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the knockout stage. Bayer Leverkusen finished second in their group behind Barcelona and progressed to the second group stage. There, they won their group, before beating the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United to progress to the final.

Before the match, a minute of silence was held in honour of Ukrainian manager Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who died two days earlier.

Real Madrid were regarded as favourites before the match and took the lead in the eighth minute through Raúl. Lúcio equalised five minutes later, before Zinedine Zidane scored the winning goal on the stroke of half-time, a left-footed volley into the top corner that has since gone down as one of the greatest goals in the history of the competition, to secure Real Madrid's ninth European Cup.

Teams

In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

Teams Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Germany Bayer Leverkusen None
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 11 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1981, 1998, 2000)

Route to the final

Germany Bayer Leverkusen Round Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Template:Country data FRY Red Star Belgrade 3–0 3–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Third qualifying round Bye
Opponent Result First group stage Opponent Result
Flag of France Lyon 1–0 (A) Matchday 1 Flag of Italy Roma 2–1 (A)
Flag of Spain Barcelona 2–1 (H) Matchday 2 Flag of Russia Good One Lokomotiv Moscow 4–0 (H)
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe 2–1 (H) Matchday 3 Belgium Anderlecht 4–1 (H)
Flag of Spain Barcelona 1–2 (A) Matchday 4 Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (A)
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe 2–1 (A) Matchday 5 Flag of Italy Roma 1–1 (H)
Flag of France Lyon 2–4 (H) Matchday 6 Flag of Russia Good One Lokomotiv Moscow 0–2 (A)
Group F runners-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Barcelona 6501125+715
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6402109+112
Flag of France Lyon 6303109+19
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe 6006312−90
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6411135+813
Flag of Italy Roma 623165+19
Flag of Russia Good One Lokomotiv Moscow 62139907
Belgium Anderlecht 6033413−63
Opponent Result Second group stage Opponent Result
Flag of Italy Juventus 0–4 (A) Matchday 1 Flag of Czech Sparta Prague 3–2 (A)
Flag of Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 (H) Matchday 2 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 3–0 (H)
England Arsenal 1–1 (H) Matchday 3 Flag of Portugal Porto 1–0 (H)
England Arsenal 1–4 (A) Matchday 4 Flag of Portugal Porto 2–1 (A)
Flag of Italy Juventus 3–1 (H) Matchday 5 Flag of Czech Sparta Prague 3–0 (H)
Flag of Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 (A) Matchday 6 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 2–2 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 63121111010
Flag of Spain Deportivo La Coruña 631276+110
England Arsenal 62138807
Flag of Italy Juventus 621378−17
Final standings Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6510145+916
Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 622278−18
Flag of Czech Sparta Prague 6204610−46
Flag of Portugal Porto 611437−44
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
England Liverpool 4–3 0–1 (A) 4–2 (H) Quarter-finals Germany Bayern Munich 3–2 1–2 (A) 2–0 (H)
England Manchester United 3–3 (a) 2–2 (A) 1–1 (H) Semi-finals Flag of Spain Barcelona 3–1 2–0 (A) 1–1 (H)

Match

Summary

The match pitted Leverkusen, who had beaten Manchester United in the semi-finals to deny Sir Alex Ferguson a homecoming to Glasgow, against Real Madrid. Real Madrid won 2–1, clinching their ninth European Cup title, and their third in five years. However, the match is remembered as a very close one. Real Madrid's Spanish forward Raúl opened the scoring in the eighth minute, but, five minutes later, Brazilian defender Lúcio levelled the scores with a header that beat goalkeeper César. But in the 45th minute, one of the greatest goals in UEFA Champions League history was scored; Zinedine Zidane received a high, arcing cross from Roberto Carlos on the edge of the penalty area, volleying a left-footed shot into the top corner. In the 68th minute, César was injured and had to be replaced by 20-year-old Iker Casillas. With the young Casillas between the posts, Real Madrid managed to hold their ground against a very attacking Leverkusen side, until the final whistle from referee Urs Meier.

Details

15 May 2002
19:45 BST
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 1–2 Flag of Spain Real Madrid Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,499
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
Lúcio Soccerball 13' Report Raúl Soccerball 8'
Zidane Soccerball 45'
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Bayer Leverkusen
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Real Madrid
GK 1 Germany Hans-Jörg Butt
RB 26Germany Zoltán Sebescen Sub off 65'
CB 6 Croatia Boris Živković
CB 19Brazil Lúcio Sub off 90+1'
LB 35Flag of Argentina Diego Placente
DM 28Germany Carsten Ramelow (c)
RM 25Germany Bernd Schneider
CM 13Germany Michael Ballack
LM 23Germany Thomas Brdarić Sub off 39'
AM 10Flag of Turkey Yıldıray Baştürk
CF 27Germany Oliver Neuville
Substitutes:
GK 20Flag of Australia Frank Juric
DF 3 Croatia Marko Babić Sub on 90+1'
DF 47Germany Thomas Kleine
MF 15Croatia Jurica Vranješ
MF 33Germany Anel Džaka
FW 9 Germany Ulf Kirsten Sub on 65'
FW 12Flag of Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Sub on 39'
Manager:
Germany Klaus Toppmöller
GK 13Flag of Spain César Sub off 68'
RB 2 Flag of Spain Míchel Salgado Yellow card 45+2'
CB 4 Flag of Spain Fernando Hierro (c)
CB 6 Flag of Spain Iván Helguera
LB 3 Brazil Roberto Carlos Yellow card 89'
DM 24Flag of France Claude Makelele Sub off 73'
RM 10Flag of Portugal Luís Figo Sub off 61'
LM 21Flag of Argentina Santiago Solari
AM 5 Flag of France Zinedine Zidane
CF 7 Flag of Spain Raúl
CF 9 Flag of Spain Fernando Morientes
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Spain Iker Casillas Sub on 68'
DF 18Flag of Spain Aitor Karanka
DF 31Flag of Spain Francisco Pavón
MF 8 England Steve McManaman Sub on 61'
MF 14Flag of Spain Guti
MF 16Brazil Flávio Conceição Sub on 73'
FW 23Flag of Spain Pedro Munitis
Manager:
Flag of Spain Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
Flag of France Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

Assistant referees:
Switzerland Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)
Switzerland Felix Züger (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Switzerland Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of golden goal extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutes.

Statistics

First half
Statistic Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid
Goals scored 1 2
Total shots 5 6
Shots on target 3 3
Ball possession 42% 58%
Corner kicks 3 1
Fouls committed 8 19
Offsides 3 2
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0

Second half
Statistic Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid
Goals scored 0 0
Total shots 8 6
Shots on target 3 4
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 3 4
Fouls committed 9 25
Offsides 0 1
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0

Overall
Statistic Bayer Leverkusen Real Madrid
Goals scored 1 2
Total shots 13 12
Shots on target 6 9
Ball possession 48% 52%
Corner kicks 6 5
Fouls committed 17 44
Offsides 3 3
Yellow cards 0 2
Red cards 0 0

Post match

In the 2001-02 season, Bayer Leverkusen finished second in the Bundesliga and lost in the 2002 DFB-Pokal Final. After the match, Leverkusen manager Klaus Toppmöller expressed his disappointment on finishing this strong season without a title, stating: "the disappointment is huge – you don't always get the rewards you deserve in football, and no-one knows that better than us after what we have been through. "We must seek consolation. Doing what we have done means we have had a very good season – but what has happened to us is difficult and makes us feel bitter."

Five Leverkusen players, Michael Ballack, Hans-Jörg Butt, Oliver Neuville, Carsten Ramelow, and Bernd Schneider went on to add a fourth silver medal at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. However, the gold medal winning Brazil squad also included a Leverkusen player in Lúcio.

See also

External links

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