The knock-out ties are played in a two-legged format, with the exception of the final. [48] It was also the first time a Greek team reach the final, as well as that it was the first season the did not have Real Madrid participating in it. [92] Hublot is also a secondary sponsor as the official fourth official board of the competition. [41], The 1967–68 season saw Manchester United become the first English team to win the European Cup, beating S.L. [11] Latin European nations came together to form the Latin Cup in 1949. [14][15] Sixteen teams participated (some by invitation): Milan (Italy), AGF Aarhus (Denmark), Anderlecht (Belgium), Djurgården (Sweden), Gwardia Warszawa (Poland), Hibernian (Scotland), Partizan (Yugoslavia), PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), Rapid Wien (Austria), Real Madrid (Spain), Rot-Weiss Essen (West Germany), Saarbrücken (Saar), Servette (Switzerland), Sporting CP (Portugal), Stade de Reims (France), and Vörös Lobogó (Hungary). The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four teams and play each other in a double round-robin system. He said "The first trophy is to finish in the top four". However, only one sponsorship is permitted per jersey in addition to that of the kit manufacturer. [44] Buteur face à Ferencvaros (2-1) ce mardi, Cristiano Ronaldo a inscrit son 70e but à domicile en Ligue des Champions. Le record de Celestine Babayaro, vieux de 26 ans, est tombé. 1K likes. [39][40] The Celtic players that day subsequently became known as the "Lisbon Lions", all of whom were born within 30 miles of Glasgow. [14][15] The first goal in European Cup history was scored by João Baptista Martins of Sporting CP. [51][52] UEFA commissioned Britten in 1992 to arrange an anthem, and the piece was performed by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Le match nul 1-1 de Liverpool face à Midtjylland, en Norvège, restera sans doute dans la mémoire de Mohamed Salah. Most titles: Saint-Étienne, 10; Most consecutive titles: Lyon, 7 … [71] Seeding is used whilst making the draw for this stage, whilst teams from the same nation may not be drawn into groups together. [10] In 1930, the Coupe des Nations (French: Nations Cup), the first attempt to create a cup for national champion clubs of Europe, was played and organised by Swiss club Servette. [63] In May 2012, Tottenham Hotspur finished fourth in the 2011–12 Premier League, two places ahead of Chelsea, but failed to qualify for the 2012–13 Champions League, after Chelsea won the 2012 final. Avec 22 réalisations dans cette compétition, il devance désormais Steven Gerrard (21) et Sadio Mané (17). 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TP Mazembe have been crowned Vodacom Ligue 1 champions for a record 18th time after The Congolese Association Football Federation cancelled the 2019/20 season. [49], The UEFA Champions League anthem, officially titled simply as "Champions League", was written by Tony Britten, and is an adaptation of George Frideric Handel's 1727 anthem Zadok the Priest (one of his Coronation Anthems). [78], As of 2019–20, the fixed amount of prize money paid to the clubs is as follows:[79]. [81], From the 2012–13 knockout phase, UEFA used LED advertising hoardings installed in knock-out participant stadiums, including the final stage. With Rotterdam based club Feyenoord knocking out the defending champions, Milan in the second round. Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star . The number of teams that each association enters into the UEFA Champions League is based upon the UEFA coefficients of the member associations. [54] The anthem's chorus is played before each UEFA Champions League game as the two teams are lined up, as well as at the beginning and end of television broadcasts of the matches. A moins d’un incroyable miracle, l’Olympique de Marseille ne verra pas les 8es de finale de la Ligue des Champions. The starball was created by Design Bridge, a London-based firm selected by TEAM after a competition. For example, when Rangers played French sides Auxerre and Strasbourg in the 1996–97 Champions League and the UEFA Cup, respectively, Rangers players wore the logo of Center Parcs instead of McEwan's Lager (both companies at the time were subsidiaries of Scottish & Newcastle). Retrouvez les résumés de tous les matchs de l'UEFA Ligue des champions dés 18h le lendemain des rencontres. Introduced in 1955 as the European Champion Clubs' Cup, commonly known as European Cup, it was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to the champions of Europe's domestic leagues, with its winner reckoned as the European club champion. If the Champions League title holders qualify for the group stage via their domestic league, the champions of association 11 (Austria in 2019/2020) will enter the group stage, and champions of the highest-ranked associations in earlier rounds will also be promoted accordingly. The age limit was established to ensure an elite level of fitness. Ibrahimović additionally scored one goal in four qualification matches. [73], The following is the default access list.[74]. [5] The winner of the Champions League qualifies for the following year's Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. In the 2013 final at Wembley Stadium, the chorus was played twice. [12], After receiving reports from his journalists over the highly successful South American Championship of Champions of 1948, Gabriel Hanot, editor of L'Équipe, began proposing the creation of a continent-wide tournament. [14][15][16], Real Madrid successfully defended the trophy next season in their home stadium, the Santiago Bernabéu, against Fiorentina. Van Nistelrooy additionally scored four goals in eight qualification matches. This proposal was rejected in a vote at a UEFA Strategy Council meeting. Foot - C1 - Ligue des champions : Marseille s'incline contre Porto et bat le record de défaites d'affilée dans la compétition L'OM s'est incliné (2-0) sur sa pelouse mercredi contre le FC Porto, sa 13e défaite de rang dans la compétition, un record. 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L'OM va-t-il égaler le record de douze défaites consécutives en Ligue des champions ? Based on research it conducted, TEAM concluded that by 1999, "the starball logo had achieved a recognition rate of 94 percent among fans".[60]. In 2005–06 season, Liverpool and Artmedia Bratislava became the first teams to reach the Champions League group stage after playing in all three qualifying rounds. The tournament proper begins with a group stage of 32 teams, divided into eight groups of four. The previous limit of a maximum of four teams per association was increased to five, meaning that a fourth-placed team from one of the top three ranked associations would only have to be moved to the Europa League if both the Champions League and Europa League winners came from that association and both finished outside the top four of their domestic league. The UEFA Champions League (abbreviated as UCL) is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the competition winners through a group and knockout format. Between 1999 and 2008, no differentiation was made between champions and non-champions in qualification. "European Champions League" and "European Cup" redirect here. [77] Five clubs own a version of the official trophy: Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Milan and Liverpool. Today, UEFA Champions League referees are required to pass a fitness test to even be considered at the international level.