Europa League 2011-12

(From 30-06-2011 to 9-05-2012)

 

 

COMPETITION SYSTEM

·          194 teams (best qualified clubs in domestic leagues, domestic Cup winners, title holder, and extra participants) play four qualifying rounds on a home and away basis. The access of participants in these rounds depends on how their country is ranked in UCR (direct berths) or other factors (extra berths). The aggregate score of both games decides the winner. Ties are resolved with: 1) the “away goals double value” rule; 2) a 30 minutes extra-time after regulation; 3) a penalty shoot-out (pk).

·          The 48 surviving teams after the previous knock-out rounds participate in a Group Stage, divided in 12 groups of 4 teams each playing a round robin (3 points per victory, 1 point per draw). The group winners and runners-up qualify for a Round of 32, with winners advancing further to a Round of 16, Quarterfinals and Semifinals. The criteria to determine the final classification within the groups are (in this order): 1) total points earned; 2) goal average; 3) away goals; 4) UEFA Country Ranking at the beginning of the season.

·          A final game is played at a predetermined venue.

PARTICIPANTS AND BERTH ASSIGNMENT

158 entrants as a result of UEFA Country Ranking (UCR) for the period 2006-2010 and 36 more entrants depending on different factors. The berth assignment is as follows:

 

Direct berths (158): 3 countries (places 7-9 in UCR) with 4 teams; 47 countries (places 1-6 and 10-53 in UCR, except Liechtenstein, Malta, and San Marino) with 3 teams; 2 countries (Malta and San Marino) with 2 teams; 1 country (Liechtenstein) with 1 team.

 

Extra berths (36): 3 teams qualified via Fair Play (ranking of countries whose teams receive points based on criteria such as fewest yellow/red cards, positive play, respect for the opponent, respect for the referee, behavior of the team officials and behavior of the fans). 33 teams qualified via Champions League 2011-12 (15 losers from Third Qualifying Round, 10 losers from the Qualification Playoff and 8 third-placed teams after the League Stage).

 

 

FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

50 TEAMS. 18 runners-up from countries ranked 35-53 in UCR 2006-2010 (except Liechtenstein); 29 third-placed teams from countries ranked 22-53 in this UCR (except Liechtenstein, Malta, and San Marino); 3 teams qualified via Fair Play (in pink).

NOTE: Because of a series of redistribution rules, some domestic Cup winners (or their substitutes), who are originally allocated in the Second Qualifying Round, switch places with League runners-up or third-placed teams in this round.

ÍF Fuglafjørður (FAR) - KR (Reykjavík) (ICE)

1-3 (a)

1-5

 

FC Daugava (LAT) - Tromsø IL (NOR)

0-5

1-2

 

IF Elfsborg (SWE) - CS Fola Esch (LUX)

4-0

1-1

 

The New Saints FC (WAL) - Cliftonville FC (NIR)

1-1 (b)

1-0

 

FC Honka (FIN) - JK Nõmme Kalju (EST)

0-0 (c)

2-0 (j)

 

Fulham FC (ENG) - NSÍ (Runavík) (FAR)

3-0

0-0 (k)

 

ÍBV (Vestmannaeyjar) (ICE) - St. Patrick’s Athletic FC (IRL)

1-0 (d)

0-2

 

UN Käerjéng 97 (LUX) - BK Häcken (SWE)

1-1 (e)

1-5

 

Aalesunds FK (NOR) - Neath FC (WAL)

4-1

2-0

 

FK Renova (MAC) - Glentoran FC (NIR)

2-1 (f)

1-2

pk:2-3

FC Koper (SVN) - FK Shakhtjor (Karaganda) (KAZ)

1-1

1-2

 

FK Banga (LIT) - Qarabağ FK (AZE)

0-4

0-3 (l)

 

UE Santa Coloma (AND) - Paksi SE (HUN)

0-1 (g)

0-4 (m)

 

JK Trans (EST) - FK Rabotnički (MAC)

1-4 (h)

0-3

 

FK Rad (SER) - SP Tre Penne (SMR)

6-0

3-1

 

FK Budućnost (Podgorica) (MON) - KS Flamurtari (ALB)

1-3

2-1

 

Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) - Ulisses FA (ARM)

3-0

2-0

 

Jagiellonia Białystok (POL) - FK Irtysh (KAZ)

1-0

0-2

 

Olimpik-Şüvəlan PFK (AZE) - FK Minsk (BLR)

1-1

1-2

 

SK Dinamo (Tbilisi) (GEO) - FC Milsami-Ursidos (MOL)

2-0

3-1

 

NK Varaždin (CRO) - FC Lusitans (AND)

5-1

1-0

 

FA Banants (ARM) - SK Metalurgi (GEO)

0-1

1-1

 

Birkirkara FC (MAL) - KS Vllaznia (ALB)

0-1 (i)

1-1

 

NK Široki Brijeg (BOS) - NK Olimpija (SVN)

0-0

0-3

 

FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) - FK Zeta (MON)

3-0

1-2 (n)

 

(a) Played in Tórshavn.     (b) Played in Oswestry.     (c) Played in Vantaa.     (d) Played in Reykjavík.     (e) Played in Luxembourg City.     (f) Played in Skopje.     (g) Played in Andorra la Vella.     (h) Played in Tallinn.     (i) Played in Paola.     (j) Played in Tallinn.     (k) Played in Toftír.     (l) Played in Baku.     (m) Played in Székesfehérvár.     (n) Played in Nikšić.

 

 

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND

80 TEAMS. 25 winners from First Qualifying Round; 24 Cup champions from countries ranked 30-53 in UCR 2006-2010 (in green); 16 runners-up from countries ranked 19-34 in this UCR; 6 third-placed teams from countries ranked 16-21 in this UCR; 6 fourth-placed teams from countries ranked 10-15 in this UCR; 3 fifth-placed teams from countries ranked 7-9 in this UCR.

NOTE: Because of a series of redistribution rules, some domestic Cup winners (or their substitutes), who are originally allocated in this round, switch places with League runners-up or third-placed teams in the First Qualifying Round.

FK Shakhtjor (Karaganda) - St. Patrick’s Athletic FC

2-1

0-2

 

SK Metalurgi - FK Irtysh

1-1

2-0

 

WKS Śląsk Wrocław (POL) - Dundee United FC (SCO)

1-0

2-3

 

FK Rad - PS Olympiakós Vólou (GRE)

0-1

1-1

 

KuPS (Kuopio) (FIN) - CS Gaz Metan Mediaș (ROM)

1-0

0-2

 

KS Flamurtari - FK Baumit Jablonec (CZE)

0-2

1-5

 

FC Iskra-Stal (MOL) - NK Varaždin

1-1 (a)

1-3

 

FK Tauras (LIT) - ADO Den Haag (NED)

2-3 (b)

0-2

 

FK Rudar (MON) - FK Austria Wien (AUT)

0-3 (c)

0-2

 

TPS (Turku) (FIN) - KVC Westerlo (BEL)

0-1

0-0

 

UE Sant Julià (AND) - Bnei Yehuda MK (ISR)

0-2 (d)

0-2

 

FK Minsk - Gaziantepspor Kulübü (TUR)

1-1

1-4

 

Örebro SK (SWE) - FK Sarajevo (BOS)

0-0

0-2

 

FK Shakhtjor (Soligorsk) (BLR) - FK Ventspils (LAT)

0-1

2-3

 

Vålerenga IF (NOR) - FA Mika (ARM)

1-0

1-0

 

Ferencvárosi TC - Aalesunds FK

2-1

1-3

 

BK Häcken - FC Honka

1-0 (e)

2-0 (l)

 

AS Anórthosis (CYP) - SK Gagra (GEO)

3-0 (f)

0-2 (m)

 

Floriana FC (MAL) - AEK (Lárnax) (CYP)

0-8 (g)

0-1

 

Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK (ISR) - Xəzər Lənkəran FK (AZE)

3-1

0-0

 

Llanelli AFC (WAL) - SK Dinamo (Tbilisi)

2-1

0-5

 

FK Sūduva (LIT) - IF Elfsborg

1-1

0-3

 

NK Olimpija - Bohemian FC (IRL)

2-0

1-1

 

FC Differdange 03 (LUX) - FC Levadia (EST)

0-0 (h)

1-0

 

SK Tirana (ALB) - FC Spartak Trnava

0-0

1-3

 

The New Saints FC - FC Midtjylland (DEN)

1-3 (i)

2-5

 

FC Vaduz (LIE) - FK Vojvodina (SER)

0-2

3-1

 

EB/Streymur (FAR) - Qarabağ FK

1-1 (j)

0-0 (n)

 

Paksi SE - Tromsø IL

1-1 (k)

3-0

 

Kecskeméti TE (HUN) - FK Aktobe (KAZ)

1-1

0-0

 

FK Željezničar (BOS) - FC Sheriff (MOL)

1-0

0-0

 

AC Juvenes/Dogana (SMR) - FK Rabotnički

0-1

0-3

 

FK Liepājas Metalurgs (LAT) - FC Salzburg (AUT)

1-4

0-0

 

KS Vllaznia - FC Thun (SWI)

0-0

1-2

 

FK Metalurg (MAC) - FK Lokomotiv (Sofija) (BUL)

0-0

2-3

 

Glentoran FC - FK Vorskla (UKR)

0-2

0-3

 

Crusaders FC (NIR) - Fulham FC

1-3

0-4

 

NK Domžale (SVN) - RNK Split (CRO)

1-2

1-3 (o)

 

KR (Reykjavík) - MŠK Žilina (SVK)

3-0

0-2

 

FH (Hafnarfjörður) (ICE) - CD Nacional (POR)

1-1

0-2

 

(a) Played in Tiraspol.     (b) Played in Kaunas.     (c) Played in Nikšić.     (d) Played in Andorra la Vella.     (e) Played in Halmstad.     (f) Played in Lárnax.     (g) Played in Paola.     (h) Played in Luxembourg City.     (i) Played in Oswestry.     (j) Played in Tórshavn.     (k) Played in Székesfehérvár.     (l) Played in Vantaa.     (m) Played in Zestaponi.     (n) Played in Baku.     (o) Played in Dugopolje.

 

 

THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND

70 TEAMS. 40 winners from Second Qualifying Round; 12 Cup champions from countries ranked 18-29 in UCR 2006-2010 (in green); 3 runners-up from countries ranked 16-18 in this UCR; 6 third-placed teams from countries ranked 10-15 in this UCR; 3 fourth-placed teams from countries ranked 7-9 in this UCR; 3 fifth-placed teams from countries ranked 4-6 in this UCR; 3 sixth-placed teams from countries ranked 1-3 in this UCR.

Club Atlético de Madrid (SPA) - Strømsgodset IF (NOR)

2-1

2-0

 

BSC Young Boys (SWI) - KVC Westerlo

3-1

2-0

 

FK Ventspils - FK Crvena Zvezda (SER)

1-2

0-7

 

FK Alanija (RUS) - FK Aktobe

1-1

1-1

pk:4-2

AEK (Lárnax) - FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)

3-0

2-2

 

FK Željezničar - Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK

0-2

0-6

 

AZ (Alkmaar) (NED) - FK Baumit Jablonec

2-0

1-1

 

NK Olimpija - FK Austria Wien

1-1

2-3

 

Bursaspor Kulübü (TUR) - FK Gomel’ (BLR)

2-1

3-1

 

Aalesunds FK - IF Elfsborg

4-0

1-1

 

Gaziantepspor Kulübü - Legia Warszawa (POL)

0-1

0-0

 

Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK (ISR) - FC Vaduz

4-0

1-2

 

SK Metalurgi - Stade Rennais FC (FRA)

2-5 (a)

0-2

 

FK Levski (BUL) - FC Spartak Trnava

2-1

1-2

pk:4-5

FC Midtjylland - Vitória SC (POR)

0-0

1-2

 

FC Dinamo Bucureşti (ROM) - NK Varaždin

2-2

2-1

 

FK Karpaty (UKR) - St. Patrick’s Athletic FC

2-0

3-1

 

US Città di Palermo (ITA) - FC Thun

2-2

1-1

 

KR (Reykjavík) - SK Dinamo (Tbilisi)

1-4

0-2

 

AS Omónia Levkosías (CYP) - ADO Den Haag

3-0

0-1

 

FC Salzburg - FK Senica (SVK)

1-0

3-0

 

Club Brugge KV (BEL) - Qarabağ FK

4-1

0-1 (f)

FC Differdange 03 - PS Olympiakós Vólou

0-3 (b)

0-3

(*)

1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER) - CS Gaz Metan Mediaș

1-1

1-1

pk:3-4

Bnei Yehuda MK - Helsingborgs IF (SWE)

1-0

0-3

 

Stoke City FC (ENG) - HNK Hajduk (CRO)

1-0

1-0

 

AS Anórthosis - FK Rabotnički

0-2 (c)

2-1

 

AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - FK Sarajevo

5-0

2-0

 

FK Vorskla - Sligo Rovers FC (IRL)

0-0

2-0

 

Paksi SE - Heart of Midlothian FC (SCO)

1-1 (d)

1-4

 

WKS Śląsk Wrocław - FK Lokomotiv (Sofija)

0-0

0-0

pk:4-3

CD Nacional - BK Häcken

3-0

1-2

 

SV Ried (AUT) - Brøndby IF (DEN)

2-0

2-4

 

Vålerenga IF - PAOK (Thessaloníkê) (GRE)

0-2

0-3

 

RNK Split - Fulham FC

0-0 (e)

0-2

 

* Although PS Olympiakós Vólou was the winner of this match, it was later disqualified by UEFA on 11-08-2011 following its involvement in the Koriopolis match fixing scandal in Greek football. As a result of this, FC Differdange 03 was declared winner and qualified for the next round.

(a) Played in Tbilisi.     (b) Played in Luxembourg City.     (c) Played in Lárnax.     (d) Played in Székesfehérvár.     (e) Played in Dugopolje.     (f) Played in Baku.

 

 

QUALIFICATION PLAY-OFF

76 TEAMS. 35 winners from Third Qualifying Round; 17 Cup champions from countries ranked 1-17 in UCR 2006-2010 (in green); 3 third-placed teams from countries ranked 7-9 in this UCR; 3 fourth-placed teams from countries ranked 4-6 in this UCR; 3 fifth-placed teams from countries ranked 1-3 in this UCR; 15 losers from Third Qualifying Round of Champions League 2011-12 (in red).

BYES. 10 losers from the Qualification Playoff of Champions League 2011-12.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK - Panathinaïkós AO (GRE)

3-0

1-2

 

Club Atlético de Madrid - Vitória SC

2-0

4-0

 

Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL) - FK Partizan (SER)

1-1

2-1

 

FK Metallist (UKR) - FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (FRA)

0-0

4-0

 

Beşiktaş JK (TUR) - FK Alanija

3-0

0-2

 

Rosenborg BK (NOR) - AEK (Lárnax)

0-0

1-2

 

FK Vorskla - FC Dinamo Bucureşti

2-1

3-2

 

Bursaspor Kulübü - RSC Anderlecht (BEL)

1-2

2-2

 

ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - AS Roma (ITA)

1-0

1-1

 

FC Differdange 03 - Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)

0-4 (a)

0-2

 

Legia Warszawa - FK Spartak (Moskva) (RUS)

2-2

3-2

 

FK Ekranas (LIT) - Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK

1-0

0-4

 

PAOK (Thessaloníkê) - FK Karpaty

2-0

1-1

 

Athletic Club de Bilbao (SPA) - Trabzonspor Kulübü (TUR)

0-0

— (*)

 

Heart of Midlothian FC - Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)

0-5

0-0

 

NK Maribor (SVN) - Rangers FC (SCO)

2-1

1-1

 

FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROM) - CSKA (Sofija) (BUL)

2-0 (b)

1-1

 

FC Nordsjælland (DEN) - Sporting CP (POR)

0-0

1-2

 

Fulham FC - FK Dnipro (UKR)

3-0

0-1

 

FK Lokomotiv (Moskva) (RUS) - FC Spartak Trnava

2-0

1-1

 

Celtic FC (SCO) - FC Sion (SWI)

3-0

3-0

(**)

WKS Śląsk Wrocław - FC Rapid (ROM)

1-3

1-1 (e)

 

FK Liteks (BUL) - FK Dynamo (Kyïv) (UKR)

1-2

0-1

 

SS Lazio (ITA) - FK Rabotnički

6-0

3-1

 

CD Nacional - Birmingham City FC (ENG)

0-0

0-3

 

SV Ried - PSV (Eindhoven) (NED)

0-0

0-5

 

FC Thun - Stoke City FC

0-1

1-4

 

Aalesunds FK - AZ (Alkmaar)

2-1

0-6

 

FC Vaslui (ROM) - AC Sparta Praha

2-0 (c)

0-1

 

AS Omónia Levkosías - FC Salzburg

2-1

0-1

 

SK Zestaponi (GEO) - Club Brugge KV

3-3 (d)

0-2

 

Hannoverscher SV 96 (GER) - Sevilla FC (SPA)

2-1

1-1

 

HJK (Helsinki) (FIN) - FC Schalke 04 (GER)

2-0

1-6

 

AEK (Athína) (GRE) - SK Dinamo (Tbilisi)

1-0

1-1

 

FK Crvena Zvezda - Stade Rennais FC

1-2

0-4

 

FK Austria Wien - CS Gaz Metan Mediaș

3-1

0-1 (f)

 

SC Braga (POR) - BSC Young Boys

0-0

2-2

 

Royal Standard Club de Liège (BEL) - Helsingborgs IF

1-0

3-1

 

BYES (LOSERS OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF): TS Wisła (POL), Maccabi Haifa MK (ISR), Malmö FF (SWE), FC København (DEN), SK Sturm (AUT), Odense BK (DEN), FC Twente (NED), Udinese Calcio (ITA), FC Zürich (SWI), FK Rubin (RUS).

* The second leg was cancelled after UEFA decided to promote Trabzonspor Kulübü to Champions League as a late replacement for the Turkish champion Fenerbahçe SK, who was prevented to participate in the top European competition following its involvement in a match fixing scandal in the Turkish League. Therefore, Athletic Club de Bilbao is declared winner of this match.
** Although FC Sion was the winner of this match-up (0-0 in the first leg and 3-1 in the second leg), Celtic FC filed an official protest questioning the eligibility of several players in the Swiss team, and the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body decided to award both ties to the Scottish club by forfeit (3-0).

(a) Played in Luxembourg City.     (b) Played in Cluj-Napoca.     (c) Played in Piatra-Neamţ.     (d) Played in Tbilisi.     (e) Played in Timişoara.     (f) Played in Cluj-Napoca.

 

 

GROUP STAGE

 

GROUP A

 

GROUP B

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

PAOK - Tottenham Hotspur FC

0-0

Hannoverscher SV 96 - Standard Liège

0-0

Shamrock Rovers FC - FK Rubin

0-3

FC København - FK Vorskla

1-0

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

FK Rubin - PAOK

2-2

FK Vorskla - Hannoverscher SV 96

1-2

Tottenham Hotspur - Shamrock Rovers

3-1

Standard de Liège - FC København

3-0

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Tottenham Hotspur FC - FK Rubin

1-0

Standard de Liège - FK Vorskla

0-0

PAOK - Shamrock Rovers FC

2-1

Hannoverscher SV 96 - FC København

2-2

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

FK Rubin - Tottenham Hotspur FC

1-0

FK Vorskla - Standard de Liège

1-3

Shamrock Rovers FC - PAOK

1-3

FC København - Hannoverscher SV 96

1-2

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

FK Rubin - Shamrock Rovers FC

4-1

Standard Liège - Hannoverscher SV 96

2-0

Tottenham Hotspur FC - PAOK

1-2

FK Vorskla - FC København

1-1

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

PAOK - FK Rubin

1-1

Hannoverscher SV 96 - FK Vorskla

3-1

Shamrock Rovers - Tottenham Hotspur

0-4

FC København - Standard de Liège

0-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. PAOK

6

3

3

0

10

6

12

2. FK Rubin

6

3

2

1

11

5

11

3. Tottenham Hotspur FC

6

3

1

2

9

4

10

4. Shamrock Rovers FC

6

0

0

6

4

19

0

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Standard de Liège

6

4

2

0

9

1

14

2. Hannoverscher SV 96

6

3

2

1

9

7

11

3. FC København

6

1

2

3

5

9

5

4. FK Vorskla

6

0

2

4

4

10

2

 

GROUP C

 

GROUP D

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK - FC Rapid

0-1

FC Zürich - Sporting CP

0-2

PSV - Legia Warszawa

1-0

SS Lazio - FC Vaslui

2-2

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Legia Warszawa - Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK

3-2

FC Vaslui - FC Zürich

2-2 (a)

FC Rapid - PSV

1-3

Sporting CP - SS Lazio

2-1

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

FC Rapid - Legia Warszawa

0-1

Sporting CP - FC Vaslui

2-0

Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK - PSV

0-1

FC Zürich - SS Lazio

1-1

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

Legia Warszawa - FC Rapid

3-1

FC Vaslui - Sporting CP

1-0 (a)

PSV - Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK

3-3

SS Lazio - FC Zürich

1-0

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

FC Rapid - Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK

1-3

Sporting CP - FC Zürich

2-0

Legia Warszawa - PSV

0-3

FC Vaslui - SS Lazio

0-0 (a)

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK - Legia Warszawa

2-0

FC Zürich - FC Vaslui

2-0

PSV - FC Rapid

2-1

SS Lazio - Sporting CP

2-0

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. PSV

6

5

1

0

13

5

16

2. Legia Warszawa

6

3

0

3

7

9

9

3. Hapoel Tel-Aviv MK

6

2

1

3

10

9

7

4. FC Rapid

6

1

0

5

5

12

3

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Sporting CP

6

4

0

2

8

4

12

2. SS Lazio

6

2

3

1

7

5

9

3. FC Vaslui

6

1

3

2

5

8

6

4. FC Zürich

6

1

2

3

5

8

5

(a) Played in Piatra-Neamţ.

 

GROUP E

 

GROUP F

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

FK Dynamo (Kyïv) - Stoke City FC

1-1

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - Athletic de Bilbao

1-2

Beşiktaş JK - Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK

5-1

Paris Saint-Germain FC - FC Salzburg

3-1

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK - FK Dynamo

1-1

FC Salzburg - ŠK Slovan Bratislava

3-0

Stoke City FC - Beşiktaş JK

2-1

Athletic de Bilbao - Paris Saint-Germain

2-0

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Stoke City FC - Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK

3-0

Athletic de Bilbao - FC Salzburg

2-2

FK Dynamo - Beşiktaş JK

1-0

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - Paris St.-Germain

0-0

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK - Stoke City FC

1-2

FC Salzburg - Athletic de Bilbao

0-1

Beşiktaş JK - FK Dynamo

1-0

Paris St.-Germain - ŠK Slovan Bratislava

1-0

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

Stoke City FC - FK Dynamo

1-1

Athletic de Bilbao - ŠK Slovan Bratislava

2-1

Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK - Beşiktaş JK

2-3

FC Salzburg - Paris Saint-Germain FC

2-0

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

FK Dynamo - Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK

3-3

ŠK Slovan Bratislava - FC Salzburg

2-3

Beşiktaş JK - Stoke City FC

3-1

Paris Saint-Germain - Athletic de Bilbao

4-2

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Beşiktaş JK

6

4

0

2

13

7

12

2. Stoke City FC

6

3

2

1

10

7

11

3. FK Dynamo

6

1

4

1

7

7

7

4. Maccabi Tel-Aviv MK

6

0

2

4

8

17

2

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Athletic de Bilbao

6

4

1

1

11

8

13

2. FC Salzburg

6

3

1

2

11

8

10

3. Paris Saint-Germain FC

6

3

1

2

8

7

10

4. ŠK Slovan Bratislava

6

0

1

5

4

11

1

 

GROUP G

 

GROUP H

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

AZ - Malmö FF

4-1

Club Brugge KV - NK Maribor

2-0

FK Austria Wien - FK Metallist

1-2

Birmingham City FC - SC Braga

1-3

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

FK Metallist - AZ

1-1

SC Braga - Club Brugge KV

1-2

Malmö FF - FK Austria Wien

1-2

NK Maribor - Birmingham City FC

1-2

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Malmö FF - FK Metallist

1-4

NK Maribor - SC Braga

1-1

AZ - FK Austria Wien

2-2

Club Brugge KV - Birmingham City FC

1-2

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

FK Metallist - Malmö FF

3-1

SC Braga - NK Maribor

5-1

FK Austria Wien - AZ

2-2

Birmingham City FC - Club Brugge KV

2-2

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

Malmö FF - AZ

0-0

NK Maribor - Club Brugge KV

3-4

FK Metallist - FK Austria Wien

4-1

SC Braga - Birmingham City FC

1-0

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

AZ - FK Metallist

1-1

Club Brugge KV - SC Braga

1-1

FK Austria Wien - Malmö FF

2-0

Birmingham City FC - NK Maribor

1-0

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. FK Metallist

6

4

2

0

15

6

14

2. AZ

6

1

5

0

10

7

8

3. FK Austria Wien

6

2

2

2

10

11

8

4. Malmö FF

6

0

1

5

4

15

1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Club Brugge KV

6

3

2

1

12

9

11

2. SC Braga

6

3

2

1

12

6

11

3. Birmingham City FC

6

3

1

2

8

8

10

4. NK Maribor

6

0

1

5

6

15

1

 

GROUP I

 

GROUP J

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

Udinese Calcio - Stade Rennais FC

2-1

Maccabi Haifa MK - AEK (Lárnax)

1-0

Club Atlético de Madrid - Celtic FC

2-0

FC Steaua Bucureşti - FC Schalke 04

0-0 (a)

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

Celtic FC - Udinese Calcio

1-1

FC Schalke 04 - Maccabi Haifa MK

3-1

Stade Rennais FC - Atlético de Madrid

1-1

AEK (Lárnax) - FC Steaua Bucureşti

1-1 (b)

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Stade Rennais FC - Celtic FC

1-1

AEK (Lárnax) - FC Schalke 04

0-5 (b)

Udinese Calcio - Club Atlético de Madrid

2-0

Maccabi Haifa MK - FC Steaua Bucureşti

5-0

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

Celtic FC - Stade Rennais FC

3-1

FC Schalke 04 - AEK (Lárnax)

0-0

Club Atlético de Madrid - Udinese Calcio

4-0

FC Steaua Bucureşti - Maccabi Haifa MK

4-2

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

Stade Rennais FC - Udinese Calcio

0-0

AEK (Lárnax) - Maccabi Haifa MK

2-1 (b)

Celtic FC - Club Atlético de Madrid

0-1

FC Schalke 04 - FC Steaua Bucureşti

2-1

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

Udinese Calcio - Celtic FC

1-1

Maccabi Haifa MK - FC Schalke 04

0-3

Atlético de Madrid - Stade Rennais FC

3-1

FC Steaua Bucureşti - AEK (Lárnax)

3-1

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. Atlético de Madrid

6

4

1

1

11

4

13

2. Udinese Calcio

6

2

3

1

6

7

9

3. Celtic FC

6

1

3

2

6

7

6

4. Stade Rennais FC

6

0

3

3

5

10

3

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. FC Schalke 04

6

4

2

0

13

2

14

2. FC Steaua Bucureşti

6

2

2

2

9

11

8

3. Maccabi Haifa MK

6

2

0

4

10

12

6

4. AEK (Lárnax)

6

1

2

3

4

11

5

(a) Played in Cluj-Napoca. (b) Played in Levkosía.

 

GROUP K

 

GROUP L

Competition Day 1

Competition Day 1

TS Wisła - Odense BK

1-3

SK Sturm - FK Lokomotiv (Moskva)

1-2

Fulham FC - FC Twente

1-1

RSC Anderlecht - AEK (Athína)

4-1

Competition Day 2

Competition Day 2

FC Twente - TS Wisła

4-1

FK Lokomotiv - RSC Anderlecht

0-2

Odense BK - Fulham FC

0-2

AEK (Athína) - SK Sturm

1-2

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3

Odense BK - FC Twente

1-4

FK Lokomotiv - AEK (Athína)

3-1

TS Wisła - Fulham FC

1-0

SK Sturm - RSC Anderlecht

0-2

Competition Day 4

Competition Day 4

FC Twente - Odense BK

3-2

AEK (Athína) - FK Lokomotiv

1-3

Fulham FC - TS Wisła

4-1

RSC Anderlecht - SK Sturm

3-0

Competition Day 5

Competition Day 5

Odense BK - TS Wisła

1-2

FK Lokomotiv - SK Sturm

3-1

FC Twente - Fulham FC

1-0

AEK (Athína) - RSC Anderlecht

1-2

Competition Day 6

Competition Day 6

TS Wisła - FC Twente

2-1

SK Sturm - AEK (Athína)

1-3

Fulham FC - Odense BK

2-2

RSC Anderlecht - FK Lokomotiv

5-3

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. FC Twente

6

4

1

1

14

7

13

2. TS Wisła

6

3

0

3

8

13

9

3. Fulham FC

6

2

2

2

9

6

8

4. Odense BK

6

1

1

4

9

14

4

FINAL STANDING

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pt

1. RSC Anderlecht

6

6

0

0

18

5

18

2. FK Lokomotiv

6

4

0

2

14

11

12

3. AEK (Athína)

6

1

0

5

8

15

3

4. SK Sturm

6

1

0

5

5

14

3

 

 

ROUND OF 32

32 TEAMS. 24 qualified teams after Group Stage; 8 third-placed teams after the League Stage of Champions League 2011-12 (in red).

FC Porto (POR) - Manchester City FC (ENG)

1-2

0-4

 

AFC Ajax (NED) - Manchester United FC (ENG)

0-2

2-1

 

FK Lokomotiv (Moskva) - Athletic Club de Bilbao

2-1

0-1

 

FC Salzburg - FK Metallist

0-4

1-4

 

Stoke City FC - Valencia CF (SPA)

0-1

0-1

 

FK Rubin - Olympiakós SFP (GRE)

0-1 (a)

0-1

 

AZ (Alkmaar) - RSC Anderlecht

1-0

1-0

 

SS Lazio - Club Atlético de Madrid

1-3

0-1

 

FC Steaua Bucureşti - FC Twente

0-1

0-1

 

FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) - FC Schalke 04

1-1

1-3

 

TS Wisła - Royal Standard Club de Liège

1-1

0-0

 

SC Braga - Beşiktaş JK

0-2

1-0

 

Udinese Calcio - PAOK (Thessaloníkê)

0-0

3-0

 

Trabzonspor Kulübü (TUR) - PSV (Eindhoven)

1-2

1-4

 

Hannoverscher SV 96 - Club Brugge KV

2-1

1-0

 

Legia Warszawa - Sporting CP

2-2

0-1

 

(a) Played in Moskva.

 

 

ROUND OF 16

FK Metallist - Olympiakós SFP

0-1

2-1

 

Sporting CP - Manchester City FC

1-0

2-3

 

FC Twente - FC Schalke 04

1-0

1-4

 

Royal Standard Club de Liège - Hannoverscher SV 96

2-2

0-4

 

Valencia CF - PSV (Eindhoven)

4-2

1-1

 

AZ (Alkmaar) - Udinese Calcio

2-0

1-2

 

Club Atlético de Madrid - Beşiktaş JK

3-1

3-0

 

Manchester United FC - Athletic Club de Bilbao

2-3

1-2

 

 

 

1/4 FINALS

AZ (Alkmaar) - Valencia CF

2-1

0-4

 

FC Schalke 04 - Athletic Club de Bilbao

2-4

2-2

 

Sporting CP - FK Metallist

2-1

1-1

 

Club Atlético de Madrid - Hannoverscher SV 96

2-1

2-1

 

 

 

1/2 FINALS

Club Atlético de Madrid - Valencia CF

4-2

1-0

 

Sporting CP - Athletic Club de Bilbao

2-1

1-3

 

 

 

FINAL

STADIUM: Stadionul Naţional "Lia Manoliu" (Bucureşti)

DATE: 9-05-2012 (21:45 h)

Attendance: 52.347

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Goals: 1-0 (Falcao 7’); 2-0 (Falcao 34’); 3-0 (Diego 85’)

BOOKED: Falcao (26’) / Ander Herrera (22’), Amorebieta (64’), Íñigo Pérez (75’), Susaeta (90+’)

MAN OF THE MATCH: Radamel Falcao García

Atlético de Madrid - Athletic Club de Bilbao
3-0 (2-0)

Club Atlético de Madrid (coach: Diego Simeone)

Thibaut Courtois

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Juan Francisco Torres “Juanfran”

João Miranda

Diego Godín

Filipe Luís Kasmirski

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Arda Turan (Álvaro Domínguez 90+’)

Mario Suárez

Diego Ribas (Jorge Resurrección “Koke” 90’)

Gabriel Fernández Gabi” (c)

Adrián López (Eduardo Salvio 88’)

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Radamel Falcao García

Athletic Club de Bilbao (coach: Marcelo Bielsa)

Gorka Iraizoz

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Andoni Iraola (c)

Javi Martínez

Fernando Amorebieta

Jon Aurtenetxe (Ibai Gómez 46’)

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Ander Herrera (Gaizka Toquero 63’)

Ander Iturraspe (Íñigo Pérez 46’)

Óscar de Marcos

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Markel Susaeta

Fernando Llorente

Iker Muniain

 

TOP SCORER: Radamel Falcao García (ATM) - 12 goals

 

 

ROSTERS (FINALISTS)

Club Atlético de Madrid

Athletic Club de Bilbao

Goalkeepers

1. Joel Robles Blázquez (17-06-1990) SPA (a)

13. Thibaut Courtois (11-05-1992) BEL

25. Sergio Asenjo Andrés (28-06-1989) SPA

47. David Gil Mohedano (11-01-1994) SPA

Defenders

2. Diego Roberto Godín Leal (16-02-1986) URU

3. Antonio López Guerrero (13-09-1981) SPA

6. Filipe Luís Kasmirski (9-08-1985) BRA

17. Sílvio Manuel Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira (28-09-87) POR

18. Álvaro Domínguez Soto (15-05-1989) SPA

21. Luis Amaranto Perea Mosquera (30-01-1979) COL

23. João Miranda de Souza Filho (7-09-1984) BRA

24. Jorge Pulido Mayoral (8-04-1991) SPA (b)

28. Javier “Javi” Manquillo Gaitán (5-05-1994) SPA

28. Arturo Samuel Marfil Castro (18-07-1990) SPA

29. Francisco Regalón Cerezo (19-02-1987) SPA

30. Enrique “Quique” Martín Parrilla (2-04-1990) SPA

33. Carlos Mendoza Castaño (30-01-1992) SPA

36. Ángel Propín Muñoz (10-02-1990) SPA

37. Graciano Tamame Ruiz “Graci” (7-05-1992) SPA

38. Luis Ruiz Sayago (30-06-1992) SPA

40. Miguel Linares Zafra (5-01-1991) SPA

43. Adrián Formigo Pérez (12-05-1993) SPA

45. Andrés Llorián Caicoya (1-07-1990) SPA

49. Fallou Gallas Wade (13-04-1994) SEN

Midfielders

2. Juan Valera Espín (21-12-1984) SPA (c)

4. Mario Suárez Mata (24-02-1987) SPA

5. Tiago Cardoso Mendes (2-05-1981) POR

8. Raúl García Escudero (11-07-1986) SPA (d)

9. Elias Mendes Trindade (16-05-1985) BRA (e)

11. Arda Turan (30-01-1987) TUR

12. Paulo Assunção da Silva (25-01-1980) BRA

14. Gabriel Fernández Arenas “Gabi” (10-07-1983) SPA

16. Francisco “Fran” Mérida Pérez (4-03-1990) SPA (f)

19. Jorge Resurrección Merodio “Koke” (8-01-1992) SPA

22. Diego Ribas da Cunha (28-02-1985) BRA

26. Abdelkader Oueslati Kaabi “Kader” (7-10-1991) FRA

27. Adrián Llano Méndez (23-04-1991) SPA (g)

30. Miguel Ángel Luque Santiago (23-07-1990) SPA

32. Sebastián Agustín Gallegos Berriel (18-01-1992) URU (h)

35. Papa Ibrahima Diatta (27-05-1992) SEN

39. Pedro Astray López (18-03-1992) SPA

42. Sergio Cidoncha Fernández (27-08-1990) SPA

44. Sergio Marcos González (3-02-1992) SPA

48. Saúl Ñíguez Esclápez (21-11-1994) SPA

Forwards

7. Adrián López Álvarez (8-01-1988) SPA

7. Diego Martín Forlán Corazo (19-05-1979) URU (i)

8. Eduardo Antonio Salvio (13-07-1990) ARG

9. Radamel Falcao García Zárate (10-02-1986) COL

10. José Antonio Reyes Calderón (1-09-1983) SPA (j)

10. Sergio Leonel “Kun” Agüero del Castillo (2-6-88) ARG (k)

15. Luís Miguel Afonso Fernandes “Pizzi” (6-10-1989) POR

20. Juan Francisco Torres Belén “Juanfran”(9-01-1985) SPA

22. Diego da Silva Costa (7-10-1988) BRA (l)

29. Borja González Tomás “Borja Bastón” (25-08-1992) SPA

31. Momar N’Doye (10-03-1992) SEN

34. Fernando Basilio Doménech Fernández (22-01-92) SPA

41. Pedro José Martín Moreno (16-01-1992) SPA

46. Juan José “Juanjo” Muko Nsué Nzang (14-01-1993) EQG

COACH: Gregorio Manzano Ballesteros (11-03-1956) SPA ==> Diego Pablo Simeone (28-04-1970) ARG

(a) Joel was loaned to Rayo Vallecano on 30-01-2012.

(b) Pulido was loaned to Rayo Vallecano on 26-01-2012.

(c) Valera was transferred to Getafe CF on 12-08-2011.

(d) Raúl García was loaned to CA Osasuna on 16-08-2011.

(e) Elias was transferred to Sporting CP on 29-08-2011.

(f) Fran Mérida was loaned to SC Braga on 28-08-2011.

(g) Adrián Llano was transferred to UP Langreo on 25-01-2012.

(h) Gallegos was loaned to CF Badalona on 31-07-2011.

(i) Forlán was transferred to Internazionale FC on 29-08-2011.

(j) Reyes was transferred to Sevilla FC on 5-01-2012.

(k) Agüero was transferred to Manchester City FC on 27-07-2011.

(l) Diego Costa was loaned to Rayo Vallecano on 23-01-2012.

Goalkeepers

1. Gorka Iraizoz Moreno (6-03-1981) SPA

13. Raúl Fernandez-Cavada Mateos (13-03-1988) SPA

30. Aitor Fernández Abarisketa (3-05-1991) SPA

33. Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta (3-10-1994) SPA

Defenders

3. Jon Aurtenetxe Borde (3-01-1992) SPA

4. Ustaritz Aldekoaotalora Astarloa (16-02-1983) SPA (a)

5. Fernando Amorebieta Mardaras (29-03-1985) SPA

6. Mikel San José Domínguez (30-05-1989) SPA

12. Koikili Lertxundi del Campo (23-12-1980) SPA

15. Andoni Iraola Sagarna (22-06-1982) SPA

16. Iban Zubiaurre Urrutia (22-01-1983) SPA

20. Aitor Ocio Carrión (28-11-1976) SPA

22. Xabier “Xabi” Castillo Aranburu (29-03-1986) SPA

23. Borja Ekiza Imaz (6-03-1988) SPA

29. Enric Saborit Teixidor (27-04-1992) SPA

31. Jonás Ramalho Chimeno (10-06-1993) SPA

Midfielders

7. David López Moreno (10-09-1982) SPA

8. Ander Iturraspe Derteano (8-03-1989) SPA

11. Igor Gabilondo del Campo (10-02-1979) SPA

14. Markel Susaeta Laskurain (14-12-1987) SPA

16. Pablo Orbaiz Lesaka (6-02-1979) SPA (b)

17. Íñigo Pérez Soto (18-01-1988) SPA

18. Carlos Gurpegui Nausia (19-08-1980) SPA

21. Ander Herrera Agüera (14-08-1989) SPA

24. Javier “Javi” Martínez Aguinaga (2-09-1988) SPA

26. Igor Martínez Caseras (19-07-1989) SPA

32. Íñigo Ruiz de Galarreta Etxeberria (6-08-1993) SPA

34. Aitor Seguín Cid (27-04-1995) SPA

35. Álvaro Peña Herrero (24-10-1991) SPA

Forwards

2. Gaizka Toquero Pinedo (9-08-1984) SPA

9. Fernando Llorente Torres (26-02-1985) SPA

10. Óscar de Marcos Arana (14-04-1989) SPA

19. Iker Muniain Goñi (19-12-1992) SPA

27. Guillermo Fernández Hierro (23-05-1993) SPA

28. Ibai Gómez Pérez (11-11-1989) SPA

COACH: Marcelo Alberto Bielsa (21-07-1955) ARG

(a) Ustaritz was loaned to Real Betis Balompié on 18-08-2011.

(b) Orbaiz was loaned to Olympiakós SFP on 30-08-2011.

 

 

RESUMEN DEL PARTIDO (GAME SUMMARY)

 

Un doblete de Radamel Falcao ayudó al Atlético de Madrid a conquistar su segunda Europa League, y de paso sirvió para que el ariete colombiano se alzara con el título de máximo goleador del torneo (por segunda vez consecutiva). El “Tigre” rugió con fuerza en dos destellos de magia en la primera mitad, dos zarpazos con la zurda, y Diego selló la victoria atlética cerca del final. El Athletic, después de una fantástica campaña, no estuvo a la altura de las circunstancias y apenas pudo oponer resistencia ante la mayor experiencia colchonera. Temerosos y atenazados por los nervios de una cita histórica, los leones de San Mamés no fueron el equipo que había maravillado a Europa con su juego y sus sonadas victorias en Manchester y Gelsenkirchen, y en Bucarest fueron devorados por el “Tigre”.

 

Desde el comienzo del partido se vio que el Atlético iba a llevar la iniciativa en el juego. Sus delanteros presionaban arriba ante una defensa bilbaína que se mostraba insegura y nerviosa. Un centro de Arda Turan desde la izquierda dio lugar a la primera ocasión atlética, con un cabezazo de Adrián que se marchó desviado. En el minuto 7, el cuadro del Manzanares obtuvo la recompensa a su mejor juego cuando Falcao controló un balón en el vértice derecho del área, se abrió espacio ante Amorebieta y definió perfectamente con un zurdazo cruzado que se coló por la escuadra ante la estirada inútil de Iraizoz. El Athletic intentó reaccionar, aunque había cedido el control en el centro del campo y su mayor peligro llegaba en jugadas a balón parado. En un libre indirecto botado por Ander Herrera, Llorente, obstaculizado por Godín, remató desviado en boca de gol, y posteriormente el internacional bilbaíno no pudo precisar con su volea tras un centro de Susaeta. Muniain también lo intentó con un disparo lejano ajustado al palo, pero Courtois lo desvió con una gran estirada. Pese al empuje bilbaíno, era el Atleti el que continuaba llevando mayor peligro con sus contragolpes y su presión arriba. En el minuto 34, Amorebieta pierde un balón en área propia ante el acoso de Miranda, Arda penetra hasta la línea de fondo y su pase de la muerte es controlado por Falcao en el área chica para, con pasmosa tranquilidad, dejar sentado a Aurtenetxe con un fino recorte de tacón y fusilar con la izquierda el segundo gol colchonero. Aún tuvo el “Tigre” una última oportunidad antes del descanso para lograr un triplete, pero su disparo se marchó desviado.

 

Bielsa, obligado por las circunstancias, introdujo un doble cambio en la segunda mitad, dando entrada a Ibai e Íñigo Pérez por Aurtenetxe e Iturraspe (respectivamente). El Athletic, con mayor frescura y un carácter más ofensivo, tuvo un comienzo brillante en los segundos cuarenta y cinco minutos; primero Muniain y posteriormente Javi Martínez gozaron de buenas ocasiones para reducir diferencias. Sin embargo, el Atleti también dispuso de las suyas en las botas de Diego y Gabi. En el tramo final del partido, la presión bilbaína se hizo más acusada, aunque los hombre de Simeone se defendían con orden. Courtois fue el salvador de su equipo en la más clara ocasión bilbaína de todo el encuentro, un disparo a bocajarro de Susaeta en un balón rebotado dentro del área. Falcao a punto estuvo de “matar” el partido a continuación, tras burlar a Javi Martínez y disparar ajustado, aunque Amorebieta tocó lo justo para desviar el lanzamiento del “Tigre” y hacer que el balón rebotara en el poste. A cinco minutos del final, con el Athletic volcado sobre la portería colchonera, un nuevo contragolpe atlético permitió a Diego recortar ante Amorebieta y Toquero antes de disparar cruzado para lograr el 3-0 que certificaba la victoria de su equipo. Mientras los rojiblancos madrileños celebraban ya el título, los jugadores bilbaínos eran presa del hundimiento (Muniain, incluso, se quedó tendido sobre el césped llorando amargamente). Pese a todo, los hombres de Bielsa siguieron intentando, al menos, conseguir el gol del honor, e Ibai estuvo a punto de lograrlo con un disparo lejano que rozó el larguero. Tras el pitido final, los jugadores atléticos mostraron su alegría incontenible por la conquista de la Europa League tras una temporada difícil, mientras que los bilbaínos no podían ocultar sus lágrimas sobre el césped.

 

 

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