2002 UEFA Champions League Final

2002 UEFA Champions League Final

Match programme cover
Event 2001–02 UEFA Champions League
Date 15 May 2002
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow[1]
Man of the Match Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)[2]
Referee Urs Meier (Switzerland)[3]
Attendance 50,499[4]
Weather Mostly cloudy, rain showers
15 °C (59 °F)[5]

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

Before the match, a minute of silence was held in honour of Ukrainian manager Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who died two days earlier.[6]

Real Madrid were regarded as favorites before the match and took the lead in the eighth minute through Raúl. However, it took only five minutes before Lúcio could equalise to make it 1–1. This was not until the 45th minute, when Zinedine Zidane scored the winning goal, a left-footed volley into the top corner, assisted by Roberto Carlos to make it 2–1, winning the Champions League trophy for Real Madrid.

Route to the final

For more details on this topic, see 2001–02 UEFA Champions League.
Germany Bayer Leverkusen Round Spain Real Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Serbia and Montenegro Red Star Belgrade 3–0 3–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Third qualifying round Bye
Opponent Result First group stage Opponent Result
France Lyon 1–0 (A) Matchday 1 Italy Roma 2–1 (A)
Spain Barcelona 2–1 (H) Matchday 2 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 4–0 (H)
Turkey Fenerbahçe 2–1 (H) Matchday 3 Belgium Anderlecht 4–1 (H)
Spain Barcelona 1–2 (A) Matchday 4 Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (A)
Turkey Fenerbahçe 2–1 (A) Matchday 5 Italy Roma 1–1 (H)
France Lyon 2–4 (H) Matchday 6 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 0–2 (A)
Group F runners-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6501125+715
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6402109+112
France Lyon 6303109+19
Turkey Fenerbahçe 600631290
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6411135+813
Italy Roma 623165+19
Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 62139907
Belgium Anderlecht 603341363
Opponent Result Second group stage Opponent Result
Italy Juventus 0–4 (A) Matchday 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 3–2 (A)
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 (H) Matchday 2 Greece Panathinaikos 3–0 (H)
England Arsenal 1–1 (H) Matchday 3 Portugal Porto 1–0 (H)
England Arsenal 1–4 (A) Matchday 4 Portugal Porto 2–1 (A)
Italy Juventus 3–1 (H) Matchday 5 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 3–0 (H)
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 (A) Matchday 6 Greece Panathinaikos 2–2 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 63121111010
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 631276+110
England Arsenal 62138807
Italy Juventus 62137817
Final standings Group C winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6510145+916
Greece Panathinaikos 62227818
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 620461046
Portugal Porto 61143744
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 Spain Barcelona 3–1 2–0 (A) 1–1 (H)



The match pitted Leverkusen, who had beaten Manchester United in the semi-finals to deny Sir Alex Ferguson a homecoming to Glasgow,[7] against Real Madrid. Real Madrid won 2–1, clinching their ninth European Cup title, and their third in five years.[4] 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 21-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.


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

Man of the Match:
France Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)[2]

Assistant referees:
Switzerland Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)[8]
Switzerland Felix Züger (Switzerland)[8]
Fourth official:
Switzerland Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)[8]

Match rules


First half[10]
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[8]
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
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

After the match, Leverkusen manager Klaus Toppmöller expressed his disappointment, 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."[11]

See also


  1. 1 2 Smith, Sean (13 May 2002). "Glasgow in party mood". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. 1 2 "2. Finals" (PDF). UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2014/15. Union of European Football Associations. 2015. p. 10. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. 1 2 Lindsay, Matthew (13 May 2002). "Meier the man for job". Evening Times. ProQuest Archiver: 52. Retrieved 31 December 2010. (subscription required)
  4. 1 2 3 "Real crowned champions of Europe". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  5. http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGPF/2002/5/15/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  6. "Champions League final clockwatch". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  7. "Draw puts Man Utd out". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 April 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Full Time Report" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  9. "Line-ups" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  10. "Half Time Report" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. 15 May 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  11. Phil McNulty (16 May 2002). "The nearly men". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 31 December 2010.

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