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2005–06 UEFA Champions League
World championships in athletics 2003 Paris Saint-Denis stadium.jpg
The final was played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
Tournament details
Dates12 July 2005 – 17 May 2006
Teams32 (group stage)
74 (total)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Spain Barcelona (2nd title)
Runner-upEngland Arsenal
Tournament statistics
Matches played209
Goals scored533 (2.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
(9 goals)

The 2005–06 UEFA Champions League was the 51st season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League and the 14th since it was rebranded from the European Cup in 1992. 74 teams from 50 football associations took part, starting with the first qualifying round played on 12 July 2005.

The tournament ended with a final between Arsenal and Barcelona at Stade de France, Paris, on 17 May 2006. Barcelona won 2–1 with Juliano Belletti scoring a late winner. Arsenal had taken the lead through a Sol Campbell header in the 37th minute, despite Jens Lehmann being sent off in the 18th minute. Samuel Eto'o brought Barcelona back on level terms in the 76th minute before Belletti scored the winner five minutes later.

The defending champions Liverpool were eliminated by Benfica in the first knockout round.

Qualifying rounds

Main article: 2005–06 UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds

First qualifying round

Title-holders Liverpool, as well as 23 league champions from countries ranked 27 or lower on the 2004 UEFA ranking, were drawn against each other and played two matches, home and away, with the winners advancing to the second qualifying round. Though they finished fifth in the Premier League in 2004–05 (usually only four English teams are allowed in), Liverpool were granted a special exemption by UEFA as the holders, whereby they were placed into the first qualification round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Levadia Tallinn Flag of Estonia 1–2 Flag of Georgia Dinamo Tbilisi 1–0 0–2
Kairat Almaty Flag of Kazakhstan 3–4 Slovakia Artmedia 2–0 1–4 (aet)
Neftchi Baku Flag of Azerbaijan 4–1 Flag of Iceland FH 2–0 2–1
Rabotnički Flag of Macedonia 6–1 Latvia Skonto 6–0 0–1
Dinamo Minsk Belarus Flag 1–2 Flag of Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta 1–1 0–1
Sliema Wanderers Malta 1–6 Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–4 0–2
HB Faroe Islands 2–8 Flag of Lithuania FBK Kaunas 2–4 0–4
Liverpool England 6–0 Flag of Wales Total Network Solutions 3–0 3–0
Haka Flag of Finland 3–2 Flag of Armenia Pyunik 1–0 2–2
Gorica Flag of Slovenia 2–3 Flag of Albania KF Tirana 2–0 0–3
Glentoran Flag of Northern Ireland 2–6 Flag of Republic Ireland Shelbourne 1–2 1–4
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 4–1 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 0–1 4–0 (aet)

Second qualifying round

The 12 winners from the first qualifying round, 10 champions from countries ranked 17–26, and six second–placed teams from countries ranked 10–15 were drawn against each other and played two matches, home and away, with the winners advancing to the third qualifying round.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
FBK Kaunas Flag of Lithuania 1–5 England Liverpool 1–3 0–2
Dinamo Tbilisi Flag of Georgia 1–5 Flag of Denmark Brøndby 0–2 1–3
Anderlecht Belgium 5–1 Flag of Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 5–0 0–1
Vålerenga Flag of Norway 5–1 Flag of Finland Haka 1–0 4–1
Dynamo Kyiv Flag of Ukraine 2–3 Switzerland Thun 2–2 0–1
Anorthosis Famagusta Flag of Cyprus 3–2 Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor 3–1 0–1
Artmedia Slovakia 5–4 Scotland Celtic 5–0 0–4
KF Tirana Flag of Albania 0–4 Flag of Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–2 0–2
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden Good one 5–4 Flag of Israel Maccabi Haifa 3–2 2–2
Shelbourne Flag of Republic Ireland 1–4 Romania Steaua București 0–0 1–4
Rabotnički Flag of Macedonia 1–3 Flag of Russia Good One Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1 0–2
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 3–9 Flag of Austria Rapid Wien 1–6 2–3
Partizan Flag of Serbia and Montenegro 2–0 Flag of Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–0
Debrecen Flag of Hungary 8–0 Croatia Hajduk Split 3–0 5–0

Third qualifying round

The 14 winners from the second qualifying round, six champions from countries ranked 11–16, three second–placed teams from countries ranked 7–9, six third–placed teams from countries ranked 1–6, and three fourth–placed teams from countries ranked 1–3 were drawn to play 2 matches, home and away, with the winners advancing to the group stage and losers advancing to the first round of the UEFA Cup.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Wisła Kraków Flag of Poland 4–5 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 3–1 1–4 (aet)
Real Betis Flag of Spain 3–2 Flag of France Monaco 1–0 2–2
Vålerenga Flag of Norway 1–1 (3–4p) Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 0–1
Manchester United England 6–0 Flag of Hungary Debrecen 3–0 3–0
Everton England 2–4 Flag of Spain Villarreal 1–2 1–2
Anorthosis Famagusta Flag of Cyprus 1–4 Scotland Rangers 1–2 0–2
Steaua București Romania 3–4 Flag of Norway Rosenborg 1–1 2–3
Rapid Wien Flag of Austria 2–1 Flag of Russia Good One Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1 1–0
Artmedia Slovakia 0–0 (4–3p) Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 0–0 0–0
CSKA Sofia Flag of Bulgaria 2–3 England Liverpool 1–3 1–0
Sporting CP Flag of Portugal 2–4 Flag of Italy Udinese 0–1 2–3
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden Good one 0–4 Switzerland Thun 0–1 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Flag of Ukraine 1–3 Flag of Italy Internazionale 0–2 1–1
Basel Switzerland 2–4 Germany Werder Bremen 2–1 0–3
Brøndby Flag of Denmark 3–5 Netherlands Ajax 2–2 1–3
Anderlecht Belgium 4–1 Flag of Czech Slavia Prague 2–1 2–0

Group stage

Main article: 2005–06 UEFA Champions League group stage

16 winners from the third qualifying round, 10 champions from countries ranked 1–10, and 6 second-placed teams from countries ranked 1–6 were drawn into 8 groups of 4 teams each. Normally two teams from the same association cannot be drawn in the same group. However, because of the abnormal qualification of Liverpool as title holders despite not having finished in the top four of the English league, Liverpool were not given "country protection" in the draw for the group stages. In the event they were drawn in the same group as Chelsea. The top 2 teams in each group advanced to the Champions League knock-out stage, while the third-placed teams advanced to the Round of 32 in the UEFA Cup.

Tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Points earned in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  2. Total goals scored in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  3. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches between the tied teams.
  4. Cumulative goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Total goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Higher UEFA coefficient going into the competition.

Real Betis, Villarreal, Udinese, Thun and Artmedia made their debut appearance in the group stage.

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the first knockout round
Teams that progressed to the UEFA Cup

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Italy Juventus 6501125+715
Germany Bayern Munich 6411104+613
Belgium Club Brugge 621367−17
Flag of Austria Rapid Wien 6006315−120
 BAYBRUJUVRAP
Bayern Munich 1–0 2–1 4–0
Club Brugge 1–1 1–2 3–2
Juventus 2–1 1–0 3–0
Rapid Wien 0–1 0–1 1–3

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Arsenal 6510102+816
Netherlands Ajax 6321106+411
Switzerland Thun 611449−54
Flag of Czech Sparta Prague 602429−72
 AJAARSSPRTHU
Ajax 1–2 2–1 2–0
Arsenal 0–0 3–0 2–1
Sparta Prague 1–1 0–2 0–0
Thun 2–4 0–1 1–0

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Barcelona 6510162+1416
Germany Werder Bremen 6213121207
Flag of Italy Udinese 62131012−27
Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 6114416−124
 BARPANUDIBRM
Barcelona 5–0 4–1 3–1
Panathinaikos 0–0 1–2 2–1
Udinese 0–2 3–0 1–1
Werder Bremen 0–2 5–1 4–3

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Villarreal 624031+210
Flag of Portugal Benfica 62225508
Flag of France Lille 613212−16
England Manchester United 613234−16
 BENLILMUVIL
Benfica 1–0 2–1 0–1
Lille 0–0 1–0 0–0
Manchester United 2–1 0–0 0–0
Villarreal 1–1 1–0 0–0

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Italy Milan 6321126+611
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 631246−210
Germany Schalke 04 6222129+38
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe 6114714−74
 FENMILPSVSCH
Fenerbahçe 0–4 3–0 3–3
Milan 3–1 0–0 3–2
PSV Eindhoven 2–0 1–0 1–0
Schalke 04 2–0 2–2 3–0

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of France Lyon 6510134+916
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6312108+210
Flag of Norway Rosenborg 6114611−54
Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos 6114713−64
 OLOLYRMROS
Lyon 2–1 3–0 2–1
Olympiacos 1–4 2–1 1–3
Real Madrid 1–1 2–1 4–1
Rosenborg 0–1 1–1 0–2

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Liverpool 633061+512
England Chelsea 632171+611
Flag of Spain Real Betis 621337−47
Belgium Anderlecht 610518−73
 ANDCHELIVBET
Anderlecht 0–2 0–1 0–1
Chelsea 1–0 0–0 4–0
Liverpool 3–0 0–0 0–0
Real Betis 0–1 1–0 1–2

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Italy Internazionale 641194+513
Scotland Rangers 61417707
Slovakia Artmedia 613259−46
Flag of Portugal Porto 612389−15
 ARTINTPORRAN
Artmedia 0–1 0–0 2–2
Internazionale 4–0 2–1 1–0
Porto 2–3 2–0 1–1
Rangers 0–0 1–1 3–2

Knockout stage

Main article: 2005–06 UEFA Champions League knockout stage

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                     
1  Flag of Spain Real Madrid    
16  England Arsenal    
     England Arsenal    
     Flag of Italy Juventus    
8  Germany Werder Bremen  
9  Flag of Italy Juventus (a)    
     England Arsenal    
     Flag of Spain Villarreal    
5  Netherlands Ajax    
12  Flag of Italy Internazionale    
     Flag of Italy Internazionale  
     Flag of Spain Villarreal (a)    
4  Scotland Rangers  
13  Flag of Spain Villarreal (a)    
     England Arsenal 1
     Flag of Spain Barcelona 2
6  Netherlands PSV Eindhoven    
11  Flag of France Lyon    
     Flag of France Lyon  
     Flag of Italy Milan    
3  Germany Bayern Munich  
14  Flag of Italy Milan    
     Flag of Italy Milan  
     Flag of Spain Barcelona    
7  Flag of Portugal Benfica    
10  England Liverpool    
     Flag of Portugal Benfica  
     Flag of Spain Barcelona    
2  England Chelsea  
15  Flag of Spain Barcelona    

First knockout round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Chelsea England 2–3 Flag of Spain Barcelona 1–2 1–1
Real Madrid Flag of Spain 0–1 England Arsenal 0–1 0–0
Werder Bremen Germany 4–4 (a) Flag of Italy Juventus 3–2 1–2
Bayern Munich Germany 2–5 Flag of Italy Milan 1–1 1–4
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 0–5 Flag of France Lyon 0–1 0–4
Ajax Netherlands 2–3 Flag of Italy Internazionale 2–2 0–1
Benfica Flag of Portugal 3–0 England Liverpool 1–0 2–0
Rangers Scotland 3–3 (a) Flag of Spain Villarreal 2–2 1–1

Quarter-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Arsenal England 2–0 Flag of Italy Juventus 2–0 0–0
Lyon Flag of France 1–3 Flag of Italy Milan 0–0 1–3
Internazionale Flag of Italy 2–2 (a) Flag of Spain Villarreal 2–1 0–1
Benfica Flag of Portugal 0–2 Flag of Spain Barcelona 0–0 0–2

Semi-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Arsenal England 1–0 Flag of Spain Villarreal 1–0 0–0
Milan Flag of Italy 0–1 Flag of Spain Barcelona 0–1 0–0

Final

Main article: 2006 UEFA Champions League Final
17 May 2006
20:45 CEST
Barcelona Flag of Spain 2–1 England Arsenal Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 79,610
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Eto'o Soccerball 76'
Belletti Soccerball 81'
Report

MatchCentre

Campbell Soccerball 37'

Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 Flag of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Italy Milan 9 950
2 Brazil Ronaldinho Flag of Spain Barcelona 7 1078
3 Flag of France David Trezeguet Flag of Italy Juventus 6 733
Flag of Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Flag of Spain Barcelona 6 978
5 Brazil Adriano Flag of Italy Internazionale 5 679
Flag of France Johan Micoud Germany Werder Bremen 5 720
Flag of France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 5 931
Brazil Kaká Flag of Italy Milan 5 986
9 Flag of Argentina Julio Cruz Flag of Italy Internazionale 4 370
Flag of Italy Filippo Inzaghi Flag of Italy Milan 4 394
Flag of Italy Vincenzo Iaquinta Flag of Italy Udinese 4 434
Flag of Norway John Carew Flag of France Lyon 4 623
Flag of Denmark Peter Løvenkrands Scotland Rangers 4 656
Brazil Juninho Flag of France Lyon 4 691

Top assists

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1 Flag of South Africa Steven Pienaar Netherlands Ajax 4 614
Flag of France Johan Micoud Germany Werder Bremen 4 720
Flag of Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Flag of Spain Barcelona 4 980
Brazil Ronaldinho Flag of Spain Barcelona 4 1079
5 Flag of Italy Stefano Mauri Flag of Italy Udinese 3 132
Flag of Paraguay Nelson Valdez Germany Werder Bremen 3 462
Flag of Serbia Dejan Stanković Flag of Italy Internazionale 3 472
Flag of Norway Øyvind Storflor Flag of Norway Rosenborg 3 478
Brazil Lincoln Germany Schalke 04 3 540
England David Beckham Flag of Spain Real Madrid 3 620
Flag of Czech Pavel Nedvěd Flag of Italy Juventus 3 661
Brazil Juninho Flag of France Lyon 3 694
Flag of Spain José Antonio Reyes England Arsenal 3 782
Brazil Serginho Flag of Italy Milan 3 799
Flag of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Italy Milan 3 951

Source:

See also

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