1993–94 Uefa Champions League

The 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was the 39th season of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's premier club football tournament, and the second season with the UEFA Champions League logo (it was adopted in the group stage and semi-finals, the rest of the tournament continued to be called "European Champion Clubs' Cup" or "European Cup"). The competition was won by Milan, their fifth title, beating Barcelona 4–0 in the final. Marseille were the defending champions, but were not allowed to enter the competition due their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1 the season prior. This saw them stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of 1993–94. This was the first and only time which the defending champions did not participate in the following season of the competition. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth (second-placed Paris Saint-Germain, who refused the defaulted French title, competed in the Cup Winners' Cup instead as Coupe de France winners). Read all..

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1993–94 UEFA Champions League
Tournament details
Dates18 August – 1 September 1993 (qualifying)
15 September 1993 – 18 May 1994 (competition proper)
24 November 1993 – 27 April 1994 (UEFA Champions League)
Teams8 (UEFA Champions League)
32 (first round)
42 (total)
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Milan (5th title)
Runners-upSpain Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played75
Goals scored217 (2.89 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Ronald Koeman
New Zealand Wynton Rufer
(8 goals each)

The 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was the 39th season of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's premier club football tournament, and the second season with the UEFA Champions League logo (it was adopted in the group stage and semi-finals, the rest of the tournament continued to be called "European Champion Clubs' Cup" or "European Cup"). The competition was won by Milan, their fifth title, beating Barcelona 4–0 in the final. Marseille were the defending champions, but were not allowed to enter the competition due their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1 the season prior. This saw them stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of 1993–94. This was the first and only time which the defending champions did not participate in the following season of the competition. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth (second-placed Paris Saint-Germain, who refused the defaulted French title, competed in the Cup Winners' Cup instead as Coupe de France winners).

There were changes made to the UEFA Champions League's format from the previous year. After two seasons, with the groups, it introduced one legged semi-finals taking place after the group stage, meaning the two sides qualified from each group as group winners playing the semi-finals at home.

This edition was marked by the absence of Yugoslav participants because Yugoslavia was under UN economic sanctions. Yugoslav participants were frequently present in advanced stages of the competition with Red Star Belgrade having won the European Cup in 1991 and finished second in the group the following season. FK Partizan were to represent Yugoslavia in this edition, but were not allowed to participate. Meanwhile, Croatia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Wales entered their champions for the first time this edition.

Teams

Location of teams of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League.
Purple: Eliminated in the preliminary round; Yellow: Eliminated in the first round; Orange: Eliminated in the second round; Red: Qualified for group stage.

42 national champions participated in 1993–94 UEFA Champions League season. 20 lowest-ranked of them by 1993 UEFA club ranking[1] entered in the Preliminary Round, 22 best-ranked champions entered in the First Round.

First round
Italy Milan (1st) France Monaco (3rd)[Note FRA] Germany Werder Bremen (1st) Spain Barcelona (1st)
Belgium Anderlecht (1st) Russia Spartak Moscow (1st) Portugal Porto (1st) Netherlands Feyenoord (1st)
England Manchester United (1st) Romania Steaua București (1st) Czech Republic Sparta Prague (1st)[Note CZE] Scotland Rangers (1st)
Turkey Galatasaray (1st) Austria Austria Wien (1st) Greece AEK Athens (1st) Denmark Copenhagen (1st)
Sweden AIK (1st) Poland Lech Poznań (1st) Bulgaria Levski Sofia (1st) Hungary Kispest Honvéd (1st)
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv (1st) Belarus Dinamo Minsk (1st)
Preliminary round
Switzerland Aarau (1st) Wales Cwmbrân Town (1st) Finland HJK Helsinki (1st) Israel Beitar Jerusalem (1st)
Latvia Skonto (1st) Iceland ÍA Akranes (1st) Albania Partizani (1st) Norway Rosenborg (1st)
Cyprus Omonia (1st) Northern Ireland Linfield (1st) Republic of Ireland Cork City (1st) Malta Floriana (1st)
Luxembourg Avenir Beggen (1st) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana (1st) Faroe Islands B68 (1st) Lithuania Ekranas (1st)
Estonia Norma Tallinn (1st) Croatia Croatia Zagreb (1st) Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi (1st) Moldova Zimbru Chișinău (1st)
Notes
  1. ^
    France (FRA): Champions League title holders Marseille (who also finished 1st in 1992–93 French Division 1) were not allowed to enter due to their involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Division 1. They were subsequently stripped of their league title and demoted to Division 2 at the end of the 1993–94 season. Third-placed Monaco took the vacated French berth since league runners-up Paris Saint-Germain refused to take the title from Marseille on commercial grounds, instead participating in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup as 1992–93 Coupe de France winners.
  2. ^
    Czech Republic (CZE): Sparta Prague qualified as winners of Czechoslovakia domestic league, but represented its successor association Czech Republic.
  3. ^
    FR Yugoslavia (FRY): 1992–93 First League of FR Yugoslavia champions FK Partizan not admitted as a result of UN economic sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia.

Round and draw dates

The schedule of the competition is as follows. All draws were held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying round 14 July 1993 18 August 1993 1 September 1993
First round 15 September 1993 29 September 1993
Second round 1 October 1993 20 October 1993 3 November 1993
Group stage Matchday 1 5 November 1993 24 November 1993
Matchday 2 8 December 1993
Matchday 3 2 March 1994
Matchday 4 16 March 1994
Matchday 5 30 March 1994
Matchday 6 13 April 1994
Knockout phase Semi-finals 27 April 1994
Final 18 May 1994 at Olympic Stadium, Athens

Preliminary round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
HJK Helsinki Finland 2–1 Estonia FC Norma 1–1 1–0
FK Ekranas Lithuania 0–2 Malta Floriana 0–1 0–1
B68 Faroe Islands 0–11 Croatia Croatia Zagreb 0–5 0–6
Skonto Latvia 1–1 (11–10 p) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 0–1 1–0
Cwmbran Town Wales 4–4 (a) Republic of Ireland Cork City 3–2 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 3–21 Northern Ireland Linfield 2–1 1–1
Avenir Beggen Luxembourg 0–3 Norway Rosenborg 0–2 0–1
Partizani Albania 0–3 Iceland ÍA 0–0 0–3
Omonia Cyprus 2–3 Switzerland FC Aarau 2–1 0–2
Zimbru Chişinău Moldova 1–3 Israel Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–2

1 Dinamo Tbilisi were ejected from the competition after a failed attempt to bribe the referee for the first leg was referred to UEFA.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto Portugal 2–0 Malta Floriana 2–0 0–0
ÍA Iceland 1–3 Netherlands Feyenoord 1–0 0–3
Monaco France 2–1 Greece AEK Athens 1–0 1–1
Steaua București Romania 4–4 (a) Croatia Croatia Zagreb 1–2 3–2
Rangers Scotland 4–4 (a) Bulgaria Levski Sofia 3–2 1–2
Werder Bremen Germany 6–3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 5–2 1–1
Linfield Northern Ireland 3–4 Denmark Copenhagen 3–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)
FC Aarau Switzerland 0–1 Italy Milan 0–1 0–0
AIK Sweden 1–2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 1–0 0–2
HJK Helsinki Finland 0–6 Belgium Anderlecht 0–3 0–3
Kispest Honvéd Hungary 3–5 England Manchester United 2–3 1–2
Galatasaray Turkey 3–1 Republic of Ireland Cork City 2–1 1–0
Lech Poznań Poland 7–2 Israel Beitar Jerusalem 3–0 4–2
Skonto Latvia 0–9 Russia Spartak Moscow 0–5 0–4
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 4–5 Spain Barcelona 3–1 1–4
Rosenborg Norway 4–5 Austria Austria Wien 3–1 1–4

First leg

Porto Portugal2–0Malta Floriana
Kostadinov  8'
Semedo  78'
Report

IA Akranes Iceland1–0Netherlands Feyenoord
Thordarsson  75' Report
Attendance: 6,327

Monaco France1–0Greece AEK Athens
Vlachos  80' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 7,000

Steaua București Romania1–2Croatia Croatia Zagreb
Panduru  34' Report Cvitanovic  15'
Jelicic  62'
Attendance: 16,700
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)

Rangers Scotland3–2Bulgaria Levski Sofia
McPherson  45'
Hateley  57', 78'
Report Borimirov  76'
Todorov  81'
Attendance: 37,013

Werder Bremen Germany5–2Belarus Dinamo Minsk
Hobsch  26', 32', 60'
Rufer  55', 90'
Report Gerasimets  51'
Velichko  76'
Attendance: 10,274

Linfield Northern Ireland3–0Denmark Copenhagen
Haylock  38'
McConnell  43'
R. Johnston  60'
Report
Attendance: 9,000

FC Aarau Switzerland0–1Italy Milan
Report Papin  54'
Attendance: 9,400

AIK Sweden1–0Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Lidman  36' Report
Attendance: 5,854

HJK Helsinki Finland0–3Belgium Anderlecht
Report Bosman  50'
Versavel  77'
Boffin  84'
Attendance: 1,500

Kispest Honvéd Hungary2–3England Manchester United
Szabados  40'
Stefanov  70'
Report Keane  9', 43'
Cantona  44'

Galatasaray Turkey2–1Republic of Ireland Cork City
Turkyilmaz  30'
Arif  51'
Report Barry  67'

Lech Poznań Poland3–0Israel Beitar Jerusalem
Moskal  8'
Podbrozny  32' (pen.)
Trzeciak  60'
Report
Attendance: 7,000

Skonto Latvia0–5Russia Spartak Moscow
Report Pogodin  2'
Rodionov  7', 40', 43'
Beschastnykh  70'
Attendance: 2,900

Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine3–1Spain Barcelona
Shkapenko  5'
Leonenko  45' (pen.), 56'
Report Koeman  28' (pen.)
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Philip Don (England)

Rosenborg Norway3–1Austria Austria Wien
Tangen  28' (pen.)
Leonhardsen  35'
Løken  42'
Report Zsak  33' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,619

Second leg

Floriana Malta0–0Portugal Porto
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Porto won 2–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord Netherlands3–0Iceland IA Akranes
Refos  26'
Obiku  61'
Blinker  79'
Report
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Keith Burge (Wales)

Feyenoord won 3–1 on aggregate.


AEK Athens Greece1–1France Monaco
Slišković  12' Report Djorkaeff  5'

Monaco won 2–1 on aggregate.


Croatia Zagreb Croatia2–3Romania Steaua București
Vlaovic  8'
Adžić  71'
Report Panduru  40'
Vlădoiu  49', 61'

4–4 on aggregate; Steaua București won on away goals.


Levski Sofia Bulgaria2–1Scotland Rangers
Sirakov  36'
Todorov  90'
Report Durrant  43'

4–4 on aggregate; Levski Sofia won on away goals.


Dinamo Minsk Belarus1–1Germany Werder Bremen
Byalkevich  40' Report Rufer  81' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,700

Werder Bremen won 6–3 on aggregate.


Copenhagen Denmark4–0 (a.e.t.)Northern Ireland Linfield
Møller  2'
M. Johansen  26'
Højer Nielsen  90'
Mikkelsen  96'
Report
Attendance: 4,890

Copenhagen won 4–3 on aggregate.


Milan Italy0–0Switzerland FC Aarau
Report
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Marc Batta (France)

Milan won 1–0 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague Czech Republic2–0Sweden AIK
H. Siegl  15', 81' Report
Attendance: 16,654

Sparta Prague won 2–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht Belgium3–0Finland HJK Helsinki
Nilis  16', 21', 42' Report

Anderlecht won 6–0 on aggregate.


Manchester United England2–1Hungary Kispest Honvéd
Bruce  55', 64' Report Sallói  78'
Attendance: 35,718

Manchester United won 5–3 on aggregate.


Cork City Republic of Ireland0–1Turkey Galatasaray
Report Turkyilmaz  76'
Attendance: 6,500

Galatasaray won 3–1 on aggregate.


Beitar Jerusalem Israel2–4Poland Lech Poznań
Ohana  12'
Schwartz  73'
Report Lukasik  4'
Trzeciak  24'
Podbrozny  31'
Dembinski  70'

Lech Poznań won 7–2 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow Russia4–0Latvia Skonto
Tsymbalar  7', 73'
Pisarev  14'
Onopko  89'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Spartak Moscow won 9–0 on aggregate.


Barcelona Spain4–1Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Laudrup  9'
Bakero  17', 47'
Koeman  67'
Report Rebrov  28'
Attendance: 88,600

Barcelona won 5–4 on aggregate.


Austria Wien Austria4–1Norway Rosenborg
Narbekovas  12'
Schmid  50'
Zsak  74'
Kogler  81'
Report Dahlum  32'

Austria Wien won 5–4 on aggregate.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto Portugal 1–0 Netherlands Feyenoord 1–0 0–0
Monaco France 4–2 Romania Steaua București 4–1 0–1
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2–3 Germany Werder Bremen 2–2 0–1
Copenhagen Denmark 0–7 Italy Milan 0–6 0–1
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 2–5 Belgium Anderlecht 0–1 2–4
Manchester United England 3–3 (a) Turkey Galatasaray 3–3 0–0
Lech Poznań Poland 2–7 Russia Spartak Moscow 1–5 1–2
Barcelona Spain 5–1 Austria Austria Wien 3–0 2–1

First leg

Porto Portugal1–0Netherlands Feyenoord
Domingos  90' Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Rémi Harrel (France)

Monaco France4–1Romania Steaua București
Ikpeba  50', 75'
Klinsmann  52', 64'
Report Dumitrescu  22' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,500

Levski Sofia Bulgaria2–2Germany Werder Bremen
Yankov  75'
Ginchev  90'
Report Bode  50'
Rufer  52'

Copenhagen Denmark0–6Italy Milan
Report Papin  1', 72'
Simone  6', 16'
Laudrup  44'
Orlando  61'
Attendance: 34,285

Sparta Prague Czech Republic0–1Belgium Anderlecht
Report Nilis  74'
Attendance: 25,621

Manchester United England3–3Turkey Galatasaray
Robson  3'
Stumpf  14' (o.g.)
Cantona  80'
Report Arif  16'
Bruce  32' (o.g.)
Türkyilmaz  64'
Attendance: 39,396

Lech Poznań Poland1–5Russia Spartak Moscow
Podbrozny  44' (pen.) Report Pisarev  8', 62'
Karpin  10'
Onopko  30', 53'

Barcelona Spain3–0Austria Austria Wien
Koeman  37' (pen.), 73'
Estebaranz  89'
Report
Attendance: 87,600

Second leg

Feyenoord Netherlands0–0Portugal Porto
Report
Attendance: 42,395

Porto won 1–0 on aggregate.


Steaua București Romania1–0France Monaco
Dumitrescu  85' Report

AS Monaco won 4–2 on aggregate.


Werder Bremen Germany1–0Bulgaria Levski Sofia
Basler  73' Report
Attendance: 26,953

Werder Bremen won 3–2 on aggregate.


Milan Italy1–0Denmark Copenhagen
Papin  45' Report
Attendance: 10,000

Milan won 7–0 on aggregate.


Anderlecht Belgium4–2Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Bosman  2'
Nilis  47', 73'
Versavel  87'
Report Dvirnyk  17', 69'

Anderlecht won 5–2 on aggregate.


Galatasaray Turkey0–0England Manchester United
Report

3–3 on aggregate; Galatasaray won on away goals.


Spartak Moscow Russia2–1Poland Lech Poznań
Karpin  7'
Khlestov  81'
Report Dembiński  30'
Attendance: 10,000

Spartak Moscow won 7–2 on aggregate.


Austria Wien Austria1–2Spain Barcelona
Ogris  39' Report Stoichkov  5', 77'
Attendance: 22,000

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.

UEFA Champions League

Location of teams of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League.
Brown: Group A; Red: Group B;

Group stage

The group stage began on 24 November 1993 and ended on 13 April 1994. The eight teams were divided into two groups of four, and the teams in each group played against each other on a home-and-away basis, meaning that each team played a total of six group matches. For each win, teams were awarded two points, with one point awarded for each draw. At the end of the group stage, the two teams in each group with the most points advanced to the semi-finals.

All teams except Milan and Porto made their group stage debuts. Two of these teams (Barcelona and Anderlecht) had previously contested the 1991–92 group stage, the only season of the European Cup to adopt such a format.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR MON SPA GAL
1 Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 10 Advance to knockout stage 2–0 5–1 3–0
2 France Monaco 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 7 0–1 4–1 3–0
3 Russia Spartak Moscow 6 1 3 2 6 12 6 5 2–2 0–0 0–0
4 Turkey Galatasaray 6 0 2 4 1 10 9 2 0–0 0–2 1–2
Source: UEFA

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIL POR BRM AND
1 Italy Milan 6 2 4 0 6 2 +4 8 Advance to knockout stage 3–0 2–1 0–0
2 Portugal Porto 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7 0–0 3–2 2–0
3 Germany Werder Bremen 6 2 1 3 11 15 4 5 1–1 0–5 5–3
4 Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 2 3 5 9 4 4 0–0 1–0 1–2
Source: UEFA

Knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League was played on 27 April 1994, over one leg. If both teams scored the same number of goals, matches would go to extra time and then penalties if the teams could not be separated after extra time.

Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 April – Milan
 
 
Italy Milan3
 
18 May – Athens
 
France Monaco0
 
Italy Milan4
 
27 April – Barcelona
 
Spain Barcelona0
 
Spain Barcelona3
 
 
Portugal Porto0
 

Semi-finals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Milan Italy 3–0 France Monaco
Barcelona Spain 3–0 Portugal Porto
Milan Italy3–0France Monaco
Desailly  14'
Albertini  48'
Massaro  66'
Report
Attendance: 78,650

Barcelona Spain3–0Portugal Porto
Stoichkov  10', 35'
Koeman  72'
Report
Attendance: 98,000
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)

Final

Milan Italy4–0Spain Barcelona
Massaro  22', 45+2'
Savićević  47'
Desailly  58'
Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Philip Don (England)

Top goalscorers

The top scorers from the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League (excluding preliminary round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Netherlands Ronald Koeman Spain Barcelona 8
New Zealand Wynton Rufer Germany Werder Bremen 8
3 Belgium Luc Nilis Belgium Anderlecht 7
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 7
5 Germany Bernd Hobsch Germany Werder Bremen 5
Russia Valery Karpin Russia Spartak Moscow 5
7 Germany Marco Bode Germany Werder Bremen 4
Germany Jürgen Klinsmann France Monaco 4
Italy Daniele Massaro Italy Milan 4
Russia Viktor Onopko Russia Spartak Moscow 4
France Jean-Pierre Papin Italy Milan 4
Russia Nikolai Pisarev Russia Spartak Moscow 4
Russia Sergey Rodionov Russia Spartak Moscow 4
Switzerland Kubilay Türkyilmaz Turkey Galatasaray 4

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