2011-12 UEFA Champions League
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2011-12 UEFA Champions League
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Allianz Arena in Munich hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates28 June 2011 - 19 May 2012
Teams32 (group stage)
75 (total) (from 52 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Chelsea
Runners-upGermany Bayern Munich
Tournament statistics
Matches played125
Goals scored345 (2.76 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Lionel Messi (14 goals)
2010-11
2012-13

The 2011-12 UEFA Champions League was the 57th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. As part of a trial that started in the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League, two extra officials - one behind each goal - were used in all matches of the competition from the play-off round.[1]

The final was held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.[2]Chelsea's caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo led the club to win their first Champions League title after beating Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties in the final.[3] As tenants of the Allianz Arena (known as Fußball Arena München for the final), this meant that Bayern were the first finalists to have home advantage since 1984. By winning the tournament, Chelsea earned a berth at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup and 2012 UEFA Super Cup. Barcelona were the defending champions, but were eliminated by the eventual winners Chelsea in the semi-finals.

Association team allocation

A total of 76 teams participated in the 2011-12 Champions League from 52 UEFA associations (Liechtenstein organises no domestic league competition). Associations are allocated places according to their 2010 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2005-06 to 2009-10.[4]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League:[5]

  • 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 (excluding Liechtenstein)

Association ranking

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 England England 81.856 4
2 Spain Spain 79.757
3 Italy Italy 64.338
4 Germany Germany 64.207 3
5 France France 53.740
6 Russia Russia 43.791
7 Ukraine Ukraine 39.550 2
8 Romania Romania 39.491
9 Portugal Portugal 38.296
10 Netherlands Netherlands 36.546
11 Turkey Turkey 34.450
12 Greece Greece 29.899
13 Switzerland Switzerland 28.375
14 Belgium Belgium 27.900
15 Denmark Denmark 27.350
16 Scotland Scotland 25.791 1
17 Bulgaria Bulgaria 22.000
18 Czech Republic Czech Republic 21.975
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19 Austria Austria 19.575 1
20 Israel Israel 18.875
21 Cyprus Cyprus 17.999
22 Norway Norway 17.400
23 Slovakia Slovakia 15.832
24 Sweden Sweden 14.191
25 Serbia Serbia 14.000
26 Poland Poland 12.541
27 Croatia Croatia 12.332
28 Belarus Belarus 11.541
29 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 9.541
30 Finland Finland 9.499
31 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.749
32 Lithuania Lithuania 8.416
33 Latvia Latvia 8.248
34 Moldova Moldova 7.290
35 Slovenia Slovenia 6.957
36 Hungary Hungary 6.750
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
37 Georgia (country) Georgia 5.748 1
38 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 5.498
39 Iceland Iceland 5.415
40 North Macedonia Macedonia 5.332
41 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 4.500 0
42 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4.499 1
43 Estonia Estonia 4.374
44 Albania Albania 3.999
45 Armenia Armenia 2.999
46 Wales Wales 2.581
47 Montenegro Montenegro 2.125
48 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1.832
49 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1.624
50 Luxembourg Luxembourg 1.249
51 Andorra Andorra 1.000
52 Malta Malta 0.916
53 San Marino San Marino 0.750

Distribution

Since the winners of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League, Barcelona, obtained a place in the group stage through their domestic league placing, the reserved title holder spot in the group stage was effectively vacated. To compensate:[6]

  • The champions of association 13 (Switzerland) were promoted from the third qualifying round to the group stage.
  • The champions of association 16 (Scotland) were promoted from the second qualifying round to the third qualifying round.
  • The champions of associations 48 and 49 (Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland) were promoted from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 50-53
Second qualifying round
(34 teams)
  • 32 champions from associations 17-49 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 2 winners from the first qualifying round
Third qualifying round Champions Route
(20 teams)
  • 3 champions from associations 14-16
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7-15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round Champions Route
(10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round Champions Route
League Route
(10 teams)
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4 and 5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1-3
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round League Route
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 13 champions from associations 1-13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1-6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1-3
  • 5 winners from the play-off round Champions Route
  • 5 winners from the play-off round League Route
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage

Teams

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses.[7][8]

Notes
  • th Title Holder
  • Romania (ROU): Because Politehnica Timi?oara, the 2010-11 Liga I runners-up, were denied a domestic licence for the 2011-12 season, Vaslui, the third-placed team of the league, claimed the Champions League spot in the third qualifying round League Route.[9]
  • Turkey (TUR): Fenerbahçe, the 2010-11 Süper Lig champions, was banned by the Turkish Football Federation on 24 August 2011 from participating in the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League due to the ongoing investigation into match-fixing.[10][11] UEFA decided to replace them in the group stage with Trabzonspor, the league runners-up, who had lost in the Champions League third qualifying round and were participating in the Europa League play-off round at that time.[12]

Round and draw dates

All draws held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland unless stated otherwise.[6]

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
(Monaco)
13-14 September 2011
Matchday 2 27-28 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 phase Round of 16 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 rounds

In the qualifying rounds and the play-off round, teams were divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2011 UEFA club coefficients,[13][14] and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on 20 June 2011.[15] The first legs were played on 28 June, and the second legs were played on 5 and 6 July 2011.

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


Second qualifying round

The first legs were played on 12 and 13 July, and the second legs were played on 19 and 20 July 2011.

Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.


Third qualifying round

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 15 July 2011.[16] 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.


Play-off round

The draw for the play-off round was held on 5 August 2011.[17] The first legs were played on 16 and 17 August, and the second legs were played on 23 and 24 August 2011.

The play-off 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 group stage of the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Wis?a Kraków Poland 2-3 Cyprus APOEL 1-0 1-3
Maccabi Haifa Israel 3-3 (1-4 p) Belgium Genk 2-1 1-2 (a.e.t.)
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 4-3 Sweden Malmö 4-1 0-2
Copenhagen Denmark 2-5 Czech Republic Viktoria Plze? 1-3 1-2
BATE Borisov Belarus 3-1 Austria Sturm Graz 1-1 2-0
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
Odense Denmark 1-3 Spain Villarreal 1-0 0-3
Twente Netherlands 3-5 Portugal Benfica 2-2 1-3
Arsenal England 3-1 Italy Udinese 1-0 2-1
Bayern Munich Germany 3-0 Switzerland Zürich 2-0 1-0
Lyon France 4-2 Russia Rubin Kazan 3-1 1-1


Group stage

Location of teams of the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Brown pog.svg Brown: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D;
Green pog.svg Green: Group E; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group F; Purple pog.svg Purple: Group G; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group H.

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),[13][14] 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.[18]

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):[5]

  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 Plze? and O?elul Gala?i) which made their début appearance in the group stage.[19] 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 BAY NAP MC VIL
Germany Bayern Munich 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5 13 3-2 2-0 3-1
Italy Napoli 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 1-1 2-1 2-0
England Manchester City 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 2-0 1-1 2-1
Spain Villarreal 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 0-2 0-2 0-3
Source:[]

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts INT CSK TRA LIL
Italy Internazionale 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 1-2 0-1 2-1
Russia CSKA Moscow 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8 2-3 3-0 0-2
Turkey Trabzonspor 6 1 4 1 3 5 −2 7 1-1 0-0 1-1
France Lille 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6 0-1 2-2 0-0
Source:[]

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BEN BAS MU OG
Portugal Benfica 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12 1-1 1-1 1-0
Switzerland Basel 6 3 2 1 11 10 +1 11 0-2 2-1 2-1
England Manchester United 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9 2-2 3-3 2-0
Romania O?elul Gala?i 6 0 0 6 3 11 −8 0 0-1 2-3 0-2
Source:[]

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RM OL AJA DZ
Spain Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18 4-0 3-0 6-2
France Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8 0-2 0-0 2-0
Netherlands Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8 0-3 0-0 4-0
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 3 22 −19 0 0-1 1-7 0-2
Source:[]

Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CHE LEV VAL GNK
England Chelsea 6 3 2 1 13 4 +9 11 2-0 3-0 5-0
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10 2-1 2-1 2-0
Spain Valencia 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 8 1-1 3-1 7-0
Belgium Genk 6 0 3 3 2 16 −14 3 1-1 1-1 0-0
Source:[]

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ARS OM OLY DOR
England Arsenal 6 3 2 1 7 6 +1 11 0-0 2-1 2-1
France Marseille 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 0-1 0-1 3-0
Greece Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 8 6 +2 9 3-1 0-1 3-1
Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 1 1 4 6 12 −6 4 1-1 2-3 1-0
Source:[]

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts APO ZEN POR SHA
Cyprus APOEL 6 2 3 1 6 6 0 9 2-1 2-1 0-2
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 0-0 3-1 1-0
Portugal Porto 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 1-1 0-0 2-1
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5 1-1 2-2 0-2
Source:[]

Group H

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR MIL PLZ BAT
Spain Barcelona 6 5 1 0 20 4 +16 16 2-2 2-0 4-0
Italy Milan 6 2 3 1 11 8 +3 9 2-3 2-0 2-0
Czech Republic Viktoria Plze? 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5 0-4 2-2 1-1
Belarus BATE Borisov 6 0 2 4 2 14 −12 2 0-5 1-1 0-1
Source:[]

Knockout phase

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The draw for the round of 16 was held on 16 December 2011.[20] The draws for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (to determine the "home" team) were held on 16 March 2012.[21] Both draws were assisted by German footballer Paul Breitner, the ambassador for the 2012 final.

In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners were seeded, and the eight group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded team hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group or the same association could not be drawn against each other. In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group or the same association may be drawn with each other.

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 France Marseille (a) 1 1 2  
 Italy Internazionale 0 2 2  
   France Marseille 0 0 0  
   Germany Bayern Munich 2 2 4  
 Switzerland Basel 1 0 1
 Germany Bayern Munich 0 7 7  
   Germany Bayern Munich (p) 2 1 3(3)  
   Spain Real Madrid 1 2 3(1)  
 France Lyon 1 0 1(3)  
 Cyprus APOEL (p) 0 1 1(4)  
   Cyprus APOEL 0 2 2
   Spain Real Madrid 3 5 8  
 Russia CSKA Moscow 1 1 2
 Spain Real Madrid 1 4 5  
   Germany Bayern Munich 1(3)
   England Chelsea (p) 1(4)
  3 0 3  
 Portugal Benfica 2 2 4  
   Portugal Benfica 0 1 1
   England Chelsea 1 2 3  
 Italy Napoli 3 1 4
 England Chelsea (a.e.t.) 1 4 5  
   England Chelsea 1 2 3
   Spain Barcelona 0 2 2  
 Italy Milan 4 0 4  
 England Arsenal 0 3 3  
   Italy Milan 0 1 1
   Spain Barcelona 0 3 3  
 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 1 2
 Spain Barcelona 3 7 10  

Round of 16

The first legs were played on 14, 15, 21 and 22 February, and the second legs were played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2012.

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 Cyprus 2-8 Spain Real Madrid 0-3 2-5
Marseille France 0-4 Germany Bayern Munich 0-2 0-2
Benfica Portugal 1-3 England Chelsea 0-1 1-2
Milan Italy 1-3 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) Spain Real Madrid 2-1 1-2 (a.e.t.)
Chelsea England 3-2 Spain Barcelona 1-0 2-2

Final

The final was played on 19 May 2012 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

Statistics

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.

See also

References

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  14. ^ a b "Seeding in the Champions League 2011/2012". Bert Kassies. Archived from the original on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
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