2001 UEFA Champions League Final

2001 UEFA Champions League Final

Match programme cover
Event 2000–01 UEFA Champions League
Bayern Munich won 5–4 on penalties
Date 23 May 2001
Venue San Siro, Milan
Man of the Match Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich)[1]
Referee Dick Jol (Netherlands)[2]
Attendance 71,500
Weather Scattered clouds
20 °C (68 °F)[3]

The 2001 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match that took place at San Siro in Milan, Italy, on 23 May 2001, to decide the winner of the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League. The match pitted Bayern Munich against Valencia. The match finished in a 1–1 draw, but Bayern clinched their fourth title by winning 5–4 on penalties. This was also their first European Cup title in a quarter-century, also representing Valencia's second consecutive final defeat (2000 and 2001). Due to all the goals scored by penalties and the penalty shootout needed to decide the winner, this UEFA Champions League match became an "all-penalty" final and the only one ever to happen to this day. The 2001 final saw the two previous seasons' losing finalists clash, Bayern Munich lost to Manchester United in the 1999 final and Valencia lost to Real Madrid in the 2000 final.

This was the sixth European Cup final to be decided on penalties, and the second under the Champions League format. This was Héctor Cúper's third consecutive European final defeat (after his Mallorca side lost the 1999 Cup Winners' Cup Final and Valencia lost to Real Madrid in the 2000 Champions League final) while Ottmar Hitzfeld claimed his second Champions League title after he won it with Borussia Dortmund in 1997. He became the second coach in European Cup history, after Ernst Happel, to win the competition with two clubs.

Route to the final

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Germany Bayern Munich Round Spain Valencia
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Bye Third qualifying round Austria Tirol Innsbruck 4–1 0–0 (A) 4–1 (H)
Opponent Result First group stage Opponent Result
Sweden Helsingborg 3–1 (A) Matchday 1 Greece Olympiacos 2–1 (H)
Norway Rosenborg 3–1 (H) Matchday 2 Netherlands Heerenveen 1–0 (A)
France Paris Saint-Germain 0–1 (A) Matchday 3 France Lyon 1–0 (H)
France Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 (H) Matchday 4 France Lyon 2–1 (A)
Sweden Helsingborg 0–0 (H) Matchday 5 Greece Olympiacos 0–1 (A)
Norway Rosenborg 1–1 (A) Matchday 6 Netherlands Heerenveen 1–1 (H)
Group F winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 632194+511
France Paris Saint-Germain 6312149+510
Norway Rosenborg 6213131527
Sweden Helsingborg 612361485
Final standings Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Valencia 641174+313
France Lyon 630386+29
Greece Olympiacos 630365+19
Netherlands Heerenveen 61143964
Opponent Result Second group stage Opponent Result
France Lyon 1–0 (H) Matchday 1 Austria Sturm Graz 2–0 (H)
England Arsenal 2–2 (A) Matchday 2 Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 (A)
Russia Spartak Moscow 1–0 (H) Matchday 3 England Manchester United 0–0 (H)
Russia Spartak Moscow 3–0 (A) Matchday 4 England Manchester United 1–1 (A)
France Lyon 0–3 (A) Matchday 5 Austria Sturm Graz 5–0 (A)
England Arsenal 1–0 (H) Matchday 6 Greece Panathinaikos 2–1 (H)
Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 641185+313
England Arsenal 62226828
France Lyon 622284+48
Russia Spartak Moscow 611451054
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Valencia 6330102+812
England Manchester United 6330103+712
Austria Sturm Graz 620441396
Greece Panathinaikos 602441062
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
England Manchester United 3–1 1–0 (A) 2–1 (H) Quarter-finals England Arsenal 2–2 (a) 1–2 (A) 1–0 (H)
Spain Real Madrid 3–1 1–0 (A) 2–1 (H) Semi-finals England Leeds United 3–0 0–0 (A) 3–0 (H)



Valencia opened the score early on with a Gaizka Mendieta penalty in the third minute after a prostrate Patrik Andersson was deemed to have handled the ball in the penalty area. Only a few minutes later, Bayern Munich were awarded a penalty after Jocelyn Angloma fouled Stefan Effenberg in the penalty box, but Mehmet Scholl's kick was saved by the legs of Santiago Cañizares. Bayern were awarded another penalty early in the second half, this time after Amedeo Carboni handled the ball while competing for a header with Carsten Jancker. This time, Stefan Effenberg took the penalty kick and sent Cañizares the wrong way to level the scores at 1–1. The scores remained level for the remainder of normal time and throughout the 30 minutes of extra time, so the match went to penalties.

Again, Valencia took the lead early on as Paulo Sérgio put the first kick of the shoot-out over the bar before Mendieta sent Kahn the wrong way. Hasan Salihamidžić, John Carew and Alexander Zickler then traded penalty goals before Kahn saved Zlatko Zahovič's kick to tie the scores at 2–2 after three kicks each. The next kick from Patrik Andersson was also saved by Cañizares, and then Kahn stretched out a hand to tip Amedeo Carboni's shot onto the crossbar. Both Ruben Baraja and Stefan Effenberg then scored to take the shoot-out to sudden death. Bixente Lizarazu and Kily González both scored their teams' sixth kicks of the penalty shoot-out, and then Thomas Linke scored for Bayern to set Mauricio Pellegrino up for the game-deciding kick. Kahn guessed the right direction and saved Pellegrino's kick, winning the cup for Bayern Munich.


Bayern Munich
GK 1 Germany Oliver Kahn
CB 4 Ghana Samuel Kuffour
CB 5 Sweden Patrik Andersson  38'
CB 25Germany Thomas Linke
RWB2 France Willy Sagnol  46'
LWB3 France Bixente Lizarazu
CM 23England Owen Hargreaves
CM 11Germany Stefan Effenberg (c)
AM 7 Germany Mehmet Scholl  108'
AM 20Bosnia and Herzegovina Hasan Salihamidžić
CF 9 Brazil Giovane Élber  100'
GK 22Germany Bernd Dreher
DF 18Germany Michael Tarnat
MF 10Switzerland Ciriaco Sforza
FW 13Brazil Paulo Sérgio  108'
FW 19Germany Carsten Jancker  46'
FW 21Germany Alexander Zickler  100'
FW 24Paraguay Roque Santa Cruz
Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld
GK 1 Spain Santiago Cañizares
RB 20France Jocelyn Angloma
CB 12Argentina Roberto Ayala  90'
CB 2 Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino
LB 15Italy Amedeo Carboni  26'
DM 19 Spain Rubén Baraja
RM 6Spain Gaizka Mendieta (c)
LM 18Argentina Kily González  117'
AM 35Argentina Pablo Aimar  46'
CF 17Spain Juan Sánchez  66'
CF 7 Norway John Carew
GK 25Spain Andrés Palop
DF 5 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Đukić  90'
DF 34Brazil Fábio Aurélio
MF 4 France Didier Deschamps
MF 8 Slovenia Zlatko Zahovič  66'
MF 14Spain Vicente
MF 23Spain David Albelda  46'
Argentina Héctor Cúper

Man of the Match:
Germany Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich)[1]

Assistant referees:
Netherlands Jaap Pool (Netherlands)[2]
Netherlands Jan-Willem van Veluwen (Netherlands)[2]
Fourth official:
Netherlands Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)[2]

Match rules


Bayern Munich Valencia
Goals scored 11
Total shots 199
Shots on target 54
Ball possession 64%36%
Corner kicks 103
Fouls committed 2423
Offsides 26
Yellow cards 13
Red cards 00

See also


  1. 1 2 "2. Finals" (PDF). UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2014/15. Union of European Football Associations. 2015. p. 10. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Match officials appointed for Milan final" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 May 2001. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  3. "History | Weather Underground". Wunderground.com. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
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