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2011-12 UEFA Champions League
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Tournament details
Dates28 June 2011 - 19 May 2012
Teams32 (group stage)
76 (qualifying)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Chelsea F.C. (1st title)
Runner-upGermany Bayern Munich
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored345 (2.76 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of ArgentinaLionel Messi (14)
2010-11
2012-13

The 2011-12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th edition of Europe's premier club football tournament and the twentieth edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. Barcelona are the defending champions. The final will be played on 19 May 2012, at the AlLianz, home ground of Bayern Munich, in Munich, Germany. This year's final will be the third to be played on a Saturday night. The winner of the tournament qualifies to play in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup as well as the 2012 UEFA Super Cup.

Qualifying Rules

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League:

  • Associations 1-3 each have four teams qualify
  • Associations 4-6 each have three teams qualify
  • Associations 7-15 each have two teams qualify
  • Associations 16-53 each have one team qualify (except Liechtenstein)

Distribution

First qualifying round (4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 50-53
Second qualifying round (34 teams)
  • 2 winners from the first qualifying round
  • 32 champions from associations 17-49 (except Liechtenstein)
Third qualifying round for champions (20 teams)
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
  • 3 champions from associations 14-16
Third qualifying round for non-champions (10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7-15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round for champions (10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round for champions
Play-off round for non-champions (10 teams)
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round for non-champions
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4 and 5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1-3
Group stage (32 teams)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for champions
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for non-champions
  • 13 champions from associations 1-13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1-6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1-3

Teams

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses.(Trabzonspor replaced Fenerbahçe due to match fixing allegations.)

Group stage
Flag of Spain BarcelonaTH (1st) Flag of Italy Milan (1st) Flag of France Marseille (2nd) Flag of Portugal Porto (1st)
England Manchester United (1st) Flag of Italy Internazionale (2nd) Flag of Russia Good One Zenit St. Petersburg (1st) Netherlands Ajax (1st)
England Chelsea (2nd) Flag of Italy Napoli (3rd) Flag of Russia Good One CSKA Moscow (2nd) Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor (2nd)Note TUR
England Manchester City (3rd) Germany Borussia Dortmund (1st) Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (1st) Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos (1st)
Flag of Spain Real Madrid (2nd) Germany Bayer Leverkusen (2nd) Romania Oțelul Galați (1st) Switzerland Basel (1st)
Flag of Spain Valencia (3rd) Flag of France Lille (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Route League Route
England Arsenal (4th) Flag of Italy Udinese (4th) Flag of France Lyon (3rd)
Flag of Spain Villarreal (4th) Germany Bayern Munich (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Route League Route
Belgium Genk (1st) Flag of Russia Good One Rubin Kazan (3rd) Netherlands Twente (2nd) Switzerland Zürich (2nd)
Flag of Denmark Copenhagen (1st) Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (2nd) Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor (2nd)Note TUR Belgium Standard Liège (2nd)
Scotland Rangers (1st) Romania Vaslui (3rd)Note ROU Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos (P-1st) Flag of Denmark Odense (2nd)
Flag of Portugal Benfica (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Flag of Bulgaria Litex Lovech (1st) Flag of Serbia Partizan (1st) Latvia Skonto (1st) Flag of Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanay (1st)
Flag of Czech Viktoria Plzeň (1st) Flag of Poland Wisła Kraków (1st) Flag of Moldova Dacia Chişinău (1st) Flag of Estonia Flora Tallinn (1st)
Flag of Austria Sturm Graz (1st) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Flag of Slovenia Maribor (1st) Flag of Albania Skënderbeu Korçë (1st)
Flag of Israel Maccabi Haifa (1st) Belarus Flag BATE Borisov (1st) Flag of Hungary Videoton (1st) Flag of Armenia Pyunik (1st)
Flag of Cyprus APOEL (1st) Flag of Republic Ireland Shamrock Rovers (1st) Flag of Georgia Zestafoni (1st) Flag of Wales Bangor City (1st)
Flag of Norway Rosenborg (1st) Flag of Finland HJK Helsinki (1st) Flag of Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku (1st) Flag of Montenegro Mogren (1st)
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (1st) Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka (1st) Flag of Iceland Breiðablik (1st) Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn (1st)
Flag of Sweden Good one Malmö FF (1st) Flag of Lithuania Ekranas (1st) Flag of Macedonia Škendija (1st) Flag of Northern Ireland Linfield (1st)
First qualifying round
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (1st) Flag of Andorra FC Santa Coloma (1st) Malta Valletta (1st) San Marino Tre Fiori (1st)

Round and draw dates

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 20 June 2011 28–29 June 2011 5–6 July 2011
Second qualifying round 12–13 July 2011 19–20 July 2011
Third qualifying round 15 July 2011 26–27 July 2011 2–3 August 2011
Play-off Play-off round 5 August 2011 16–17 August 2011 23–24 August 2011
Group stage Matchday 1 25 August 2011 13–14 September 2011
Matchday 2 27–38 September 2011
Matchday 3 18–19 October 2011
Matchday 4 1–2 November 2011
Matchday 5 22–23 November 2011
Matchday 6 6–7 December 2011
Knockout stage First knockout round 16 December 2011 14-15 & 21–22 February 2012 6-7 & 13–14 March 2012
Quarter-finals 16 March 2012 27–28 March 2012 3–4 April 2012
Semi-finals 17–18 April 2012 24–25 April 2012
Final 19 May 2012 at Fußball Arena München, Munich

Qualifying phase

Main article: 2011-12 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

First qualifying round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Tre Fiori San Marino 1-5 Malta Valetta 0-3 1-2
Santa Coloma Flag of Andorra 0-4 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 0-2 0-2

Second qualifying round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel 7–4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka 5–1 2–3
Mogren Flag of Montenegro 1–5 Flag of Bulgaria Litex Lovech 1–2 0–3
Maribor Flag of Slovenia 5–1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 2–0 3–1
Skënderbeu Korçë Flag of Albania 0–6 Flag of Cyprus APOEL 0–2 0–4
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 3–1 Flag of Kazakhstan Tobol Kostanay 2–0 1–1
Sturm Graz Flag of Austria 4–3 Flag of Hungary Videoton 2–0 2–3
Zestafoni Flag of Georgia 3–2 Flag of Moldova Dacia Chişinău 3–0 0–2
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 3–0 Flag of Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 3–0 0–0
Pyunik Flag of Armenia 1–9 Flag of Czech Viktoria Plzeň 0–4 1–5
Partizan Flag of Serbia 5–0 Flag of Macedonia Škendija 4–0 1–0
Valletta Malta 2–4 Flag of Lithuania Ekranas 2–3 0–1
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden Good one 3–1 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 2–0 1–1
Shamrock Rovers Flag of Republic Ireland 1–0 Flag of Estonia Flora Tallinn 1–0 0–0
Rosenborg Flag of Norway 5–2 Flag of Iceland Breiðablik 5–0 0–2
Bangor City Flag of Wales 0–131 Flag of Finland HJK 0–3 0–10
Skonto Latvia 0–3 Flag of Poland Wisła Kraków 0–1 0–2
Linfield Flag of Northern Ireland 1–3 Belarus Flag BATE Borisov 1–1 0–2

Third qualifying round

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 15 July 2011. The first legs were played on 26 and 27 July, and the second legs were played on 2 and 3 August 2011.

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions (called the Champions Route) and one for non-champions (called the League Route). The losing teams in both sections entered the play-off round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Route
Litex Lovech Flag of Bulgaria 2–5 Flag of Poland Wisła Kraków 1–2 1–3
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel 3–2 Flag of Slovenia Maribor 2–1 1–1
HJK Flag of Finland 1–3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 0–1
APOEL Flag of Cyprus 2–0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 0–0 2–0
Copenhagen Flag of Denmark 3–0 Flag of Republic Ireland Shamrock Rovers 1–0 2–0
Genk Belgium 3–2 Flag of Serbia Partizan 2–1 1–1
Rosenborg Flag of Norway 2–4 Flag of Czech Viktoria Plzeň 0–1 2–3
Zestafoni Flag of Georgia 1–2 Flag of Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 0–1
Ekranas Flag of Lithuania 1–3 Belarus Flag BATE Borisov 0–0 1–3
Rangers Scotland 1–2 Flag of Sweden Good one Malmö FF 0–1 1–1
League Route
Standard Liège Belgium 1–2 Switzerland Zürich 1–1 0–1
Twente Netherlands 2–0 Romania Vaslui 2–0 0–0
Benfica Flag of Portugal 3–1 Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor 2–0 1–1
Dynamo Kyiv Flag of Ukraine 1–4 Flag of Russia Good One Rubin Kazan 0–2 1–2
Odense Flag of Denmark 5–4 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos 1–1 4–3

Play-off round

Main article: 2010-11 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round#Play-off round
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Wisła Kraków Flag of Poland 2–3 Flag of Cyprus APOEL 1–0 1–3
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel 3–3 (1–4 p) Belgium Genk 2–1 1–2 aet
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 4–3 Flag of Sweden Good one Malmö FF 4–1 0–2
Copenhagen Flag of Denmark 2–5 Flag of Czech Viktoria Plzeň 1–3 1–2
BATE Borisov Belarus Flag 3–1 Flag of Austria Sturm Graz 1–1 2–0
Non-Champions Path
Odense Flag of Denmark 1–3 Flag of Spain Villarreal 1–0 0–3
Twente Netherlands 3–5 Flag of Portugal Benfica 2–2 1–3
Arsenal England 3–1 Flag of Italy Udinese 1–0 2–1
Bayern Munich Germany 3–0 Switzerland Zürich 2–0 1–0
Lyon Flag of France 4–2 Flag of Russia Good One Rubin Kazan 3–1 1–1

Group stage

Main article: 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage

The group stage features 32 teams, which were allocated into pots based on their 2011 UEFA club coefficients (except the title holders, Barcelona, who were placed in Pot 1 automatically), and then drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. The draw was held on 25 August 2011 in Monaco.

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays are 13–14 September, 27–28 September, 18–19 October, 1–2 November, 22–23 November, and 6–7 December 2011. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the round of 32 of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending order):

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  5. If, after applying criteria 1) to 4) to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, the criteria 1) to 4) will be reapplied to determine the ranking of these teams;
  6. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  7. higher number of goals scored from all group matches played;
  8. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.

The 32 teams contain eleven former winners of the European Cup/Champions League (40 titles combined), and five teams (Manchester City, Napoli, Trabzonspor, Viktoria Plzeň and Oțelul Galați) which made their début appearance in the group stage. Eighteen UEFA member associations are represented in this group stage: England and Spain by four clubs, Italy, Germany and France by three, Russia and Portugal by two, while eleven associations are represented by one club, which are all domestic champions except Trabzonspor, which replaced Fenerbahçe due to match-fixing allegations.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 6411116+513
Flag of Italy Napoli 6321106+411
England Manchester City 631296+310
Flag of Spain Villarreal 6006214−120
  BM MC NAP VIL
Bayern Munich 2–0 3–2 3–1
Manchester City 2–0 1–1 2–1
Napoli 1–1 2–1 2–0
Villarreal 0–2 0–3 0–2

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Italy Internazionale 631287+110
Flag of Russia Good One CSKA Moscow 622298+18
Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor 614135−27
Flag of France Lille 61326606
  CM INT LIL TRA
CSKA Moscow 2–3 0–2 3–0
Internazionale 1–2 2–1 0–1
Lille 2–2 0–1 0–0
Trabzonspor 0–0 1–1 1–1

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Portugal Benfica 633084+412
Switzerland Basel 63211110+111
England Manchester United 6231118+39
Romania Oțelul Galați 6006311−80
  BAS SLB MU OG
Basel 0–2 2–1 2–1
Benfica 1–1 1–1 1–0
Manchester United 3–3 2–2 2–0
Oțelul Galați 2–3 0–1 0–2

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6600192+1718
Flag of France Lyon 622297+28
Netherlands Ajax 62226608
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6006322−190
  AJA DZ OL RM
Ajax 4–0 0–0 0–3
Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 1–7 0–1
Lyon 0–0 2–0 0–2
Real Madrid 3–0 6–2 4–0

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6321134+911
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 631288010
Flag of Spain Valencia 6222127+58
Belgium Genk 6033216−143
  BL CHL GNK VAL
Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 2–0 2–1
Chelsea 2–0 5–0 3–0
Genk 1–1 1–1 0–0
Valencia 3–1 1–1 7–0

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Arsenal 632176+111
Flag of France Marseille 631274+310
Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos 630386+29
Germany Borussia Dortmund 6114612−64
  ARS BD OM OLY
Arsenal 2–1 0–0 2–1
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 2–3 1–0
Marseille 0–1 3–0 0–1
Olympiacos 3–1 3–1 0–1

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Cyprus APOEL 62316609
Flag of Russia Good One Zenit St. Petersburg 623175+29
Flag of Portugal Porto 62227708
Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 612368−25
  APO POR SD ZSP
APOEL 2–1 0–2 2–1
Porto 1–1 2–1 0–0
Shakhtar Donetsk 1–1 0–2 2–2
Zenit St. Petersburg 0–0 3–1 1–0

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Barcelona 6510204+1616
Flag of Italy Milan 6231118+39
Flag of Czech Viktoria Plzeň 6123411−75
Belarus Flag BATE Borisov 6024214−122
  BAR BAT MIL VP
Barcelona 4–0 2–2 2–0
BATE Borisov 0–5 1–1 0–1
Milan 2–3 2–0 2–0
Viktoria Plzeň 0–4 1–1 2–2

Knockout stage

Main article: 2011-12 UEFA Champions League knockout stage

Round of 16

The draw for the first knockout round was held on 16 December 2012 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA Director of Competitions Giorgio Marchetti. The eight group winners, which play the second leg at home, were drawn against the eight group runners-up, with the restriction that teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn with each other. Starting with this season, the first knockout round matches will be held over four weeks, instead of the previous two weeks. The first legs will be played on 14, 15, 21 and 22 February, while the second legs will be played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2012.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Lyon Flag of France 1-1 (3-4 p) Flag of Cyprus APOEL 1-0 0-1 (aet)
Napoli Flag of Italy 4-5 England Chelsea 3-1 1-4 (aet)
Milan Flag of Italy 4-3 England Arsenal 4-0 0-3
Basel Switzerland 1-7 Germany Bayern Munich 1-0 0-7
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 2-10 Flag of Spain Barcelona 1-3 1-7
CSKA Moscow Flag of Russia Good One 2-5 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 1-1 1-4
Zenit Saint Petersburg Flag of Russia Good One 3-4 Flag of Portugal Benfica 3-2 0-2
Marseille Flag of France 2-2 (a) Flag of Italy Internazionale 1-0 1-2

Quarter-finals

The first legs were played on 27 and 28 March, and the second legs were played on 3 and 4 April 2012.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
APOEL Flag of Cyprus 2-8 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 0-3 5-2
Marseille Flag of France 0-4 Germany Bayern Munich 0-2 0-2
Benfica Flag of Portugal 1-3 England Chelsea 0-1 1-2
Milan Flag of Italy 1-3 Flag of Spain Barcelona 0-0 1-3

Semi-finals

The first legs were played on 17 and 18 April, and the second legs were played on 24 and 25 April 2012.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Bayern Munich Germany 3-3 (3-1 p) Flag of Spain Real Madrid 2-1 1-2 (aet)
Internazionale Flag of Italy 3-2 Flag of Spain Barcelona 3-1 0-1

Final

19 May 2012
20:45 CEST
Bayern Munich Germany 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
England Chelsea Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 62,500
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
Müller Soccerball 83' Report Drogba Soccerball 88'
  Penalties  
Lahm Soccerball shad check
Gómez Soccerball shad check
Neuer Soccerball shad check
Olić -Soccerball shade cross
Schweinsteiger -Soccerball shade cross
3 – 4 -Soccerball shade cross Mata
Soccerball shad check Luiz
Soccerball shad check Lampard
Soccerball shad check Cole
Soccerball shad check Drogba

Statistics

Top goalscorers

The top scorers from the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds and play-off round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals Minutes played
1 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Flag of Spain Barcelona 14 990'
2 Germany Mario Gomez Germany Bayern Munich 12 1003'
3 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain Real Madrid 10 930'
4 Flag of France Karim Benzema Flag of Spain Real Madrid 7 760'
5 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Didier Drogba England Chelsea F.C. 6 670'
6 Flag of Spain Jose Maria Callejon Flag of Spain Real Madrid 5 307'
Flag of Spain Roberto Soldado Flag of Spain Valencia CF 5 515'
Flag of Sweden Good one Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of Spain Barcelona 5 720'

See also

UEFA Champions League 2011-12
Champions
Runners-up
Knockout Stage
Eliminated in the Semi-finals
 ·
Eliminated in the Quarter-finals
Eliminated in the in the Last 16
Eliminated in the Group Stage
Eliminated in the play-off round
Eliminated in the third qualifying round
Eliminated in the second qualifying round
Eliminated in the first qualifying round

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