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2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage

2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage

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The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage was played from 16 September to 10 December 2014. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout phase of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.[1]

Draw

The draw was held on 28 August 2014, 17:45 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[2] The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the title holders being placed in Pot 1 automatically. They were drawn into eight groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding pots, with the restriction that teams from the same national association could not be drawn against each other. Moreover, the draw was controlled for teams from the same association in order to split the teams evenly into the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) for maximum television coverage.

The fixtures are decided after the draw. On each matchday, four groups play their matches on Tuesday, while the other four groups play their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) alternating between each matchday. There are other restrictions: for example, teams from the same city (e.g., Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal, Benfica and Sporting CP) in general do not play at home on the same matchday (UEFA tries to avoid teams from the same city playing at home on the same day or on consecutive days), and Russian teams do not play at home on the last matchday due to cold weather.

On 17 July 2014, the UEFA emergency panel ruled that Ukrainian and Russian clubs would not be drawn against each other "until further notice" due to the political unrest between the countries.[3] Therefore, Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk (Pot 2) and Russian club CSKA Moscow (Pot 3) could not be drawn into the same group despite being in different pots.

Teams

Below were the 32 teams which qualified for the group stage (with their 2014 UEFA club coefficients),[4] grouped by their seeding pot.[5][6] They included 22 teams which entered in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route).

Key to colours
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16
Third-placed teams entered the Europa League round of 32
Pot 1
Team Coeff
Real Madrid[TH] 161.542
Barcelona 157.542
Bayern Munich 154.328
Chelsea 140.949
Benfica 129.459
Atlético Madrid 119.542
Arsenal[LR] 112.949
Porto[LR] 105.459
Pot 2
Team Coeff
Schalke 04 95.328
Borussia Dortmund 82.328
Juventus 80.387
Paris Saint-Germain 80.300
Shakhtar Donetsk 78.193
Basel 75.645
Zenit Saint Petersburg[LR] 73.899
Manchester City 72.949
Pot 3
Team Coeff
Bayer Leverkusen[LR] 70.328
Olympiacos 67.720
CSKA Moscow 66.899
Ajax 61.862
Liverpool 58.949
Sporting CP 58.459
Galatasaray 55.340
Athletic Bilbao[LR] 54.542
Pot 4
Team Coeff
Anderlecht 50.260
Roma 39.887
APOEL[CR] 37.650
BATE Borisov[CR] 33.725
Ludogorets Razgrad[CR] 18.125
Maribor[CR] 16.200
Monaco 11.300
Malmö FF[CR] 6.265
Notes
  1. TH Title holders, automatically placed at the top position of seeding list.
  2. CR Winners of the play-off round (Champions Route).
  3. LR Winners of the play-off round (League Route).

Format

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams entered the Europa League round of 32.[1]

Tiebreakers

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings:[1]

  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 or more teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 8 apply;
  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.

Groups

The matchdays were 16–17 September, 30 September–1 October, 21–22 October, 4–5 November, 25–26 November, and 9–10 December 2014.[7] The match kickoff times were 20:45 CEST/CET, except for matches in Russia and one match in Belarus which were 18:00 CEST/CET. Times up to 25 October 2014 (matchdays 1–3) were CEST (UTC+2), thereafter (matchdays 4–6) times were CET (UTC+1).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13 Advance to knockout phase
2 Juventus 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3 Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9 Transfer to Europa League
4 Malmö 6 1 0 5 4 15 −11 3
Source: UEFA
Olympiacos 3–2 Atlético Madrid
Masuaku  13'
Afellay  31'
Mitroglou  73'
Report Mandžukić  38'
Griezmann  86'
Juventus 2–0 Malmö FF
Tevez  59'90' Report
Attendance: 31,218[8]

Malmö FF 2–0 Olympiacos
Rosenberg  42'82' Report
Attendance: 20,500[9]
Atlético Madrid 1–0 Juventus
Turan  75' Report
Attendance: 44,322[9]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Atlético Madrid 5–0 Malmö FF
Koke  48'
Mandžukić  61'
Griezmann  63'
Godín  87'
Cerci  90+3'
Report
Attendance: 34,502[10]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Olympiacos 1–0 Juventus
Kasami  36' Report

Malmö FF 0–2 Atlético Madrid
Report Koke  30'
García  78'
Juventus 3–2 Olympiacos
Pirlo  21'
Roberto  65' (o.g.)
Pogba  66'
Report Botía  24'
N'Dinga  61'
Attendance: 39,091[11]

Atlético Madrid 4–0 Olympiacos
García  9'
Mandžukić  38'62'65'
Report
Attendance: 40,121[12]
Malmö FF 0–2 Juventus
Report Llorente  49'
Tevez  88'
Attendance: 20,500[12]

Olympiacos 4–2 Malmö FF
Fuster  22'
Domínguez  63'
Mitroglou  87'
Afellay  90'
Report Kroon  59'
Rosenberg  81'
Juventus 0–0 Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 39,219[13]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 18 Advance to knockout phase
2 Basel 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
3 Liverpool 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 Ludogorets Razgrad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
Source: UEFA
Liverpool 2–1 Ludogorets Razgrad
Balotelli  82'
Gerrard  90+3' (pen.)
Report Abalo  90+1'
Attendance: 43,307[8]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Real Madrid 5–1 Basel
Suchý  14' (o.g.)
Bale  30'
Ronaldo  31'
Rodríguez  37'
Benzema  79'
Report González  38'
Attendance: 65,364[8]

Basel 1–0 Liverpool
Streller  52' Report
Attendance: 36,000[9]
Ludogorets Razgrad 1–2 Real Madrid
Marcelinho  6' Report Ronaldo  24' (pen.)
Benzema  77'

Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 Basel
Minev  90+2' Report
Liverpool 0–3 Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo  23'
Benzema  30'41'
Attendance: 43,521[10]

Basel 4–0 Ludogorets Razgrad
Embolo  34'
González  41'
Gashi  59'
Suchý  65'
Report
Attendance: 35,272[11]
Real Madrid 1–0 Liverpool
Benzema  27' Report
Attendance: 79,283[11]

Ludogorets Razgrad 2–2 Liverpool
Abalo  3'
Terziev  88'
Report Lambert  8'
Henderson  37'
Basel 0–1 Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo  35'
Attendance: 36,000[12]

Liverpool 1–1 Basel
Gerrard  81' Report Frei  25'
Attendance: 43,290[13]
Real Madrid 4–0 Ludogorets Razgrad
Ronaldo  20' (pen.)
Bale  38'
Arbeloa  80'
Medrán  88'
Report
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Ludogorets Razgrad played their home matches at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia instead of their regular stadium, Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad.

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
2 Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3 Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5
Source: UEFA
Monaco 1–0 Bayer Leverkusen
Moutinho  61' Report
Benfica 0–2 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report Hulk  5'
Witsel  22'
Attendance: 35,294[8]

Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–0 Monaco
Report
Bayer Leverkusen 3–1 Benfica
Kießling  25'
Son Heung-min  34'
Çalhanoğlu  64' (pen.)
Report Salvio  62'
Attendance: 25,202[9]

Bayer Leverkusen 2–0 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Donati  58'
Papadopoulos  63'
Report
Attendance: 27,254[10]
Monaco 0–0 Benfica
Report
Attendance: 12,776[10]

Benfica 1–0 Monaco
Talisca  82' Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 Benfica
Danny  79' Report
Bayer Leverkusen 0–1 Monaco
Report Ocampos  72'
Attendance: 26,230[12]

Monaco 2–0 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Abdennour  63'
Fabinho  89'
Report
Attendance: 11,319[13]
Benfica 0–0 Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 17,564[13]

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase
2 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13
3 Anderlecht 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6 Transfer to Europa League
4 Galatasaray 6 0 1 5 4 19 −15 1
Source: UEFA
Galatasaray 1–1 Anderlecht
Yılmaz  90+1' Report Praet  52'
Attendance: 28,553[8]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Borussia Dortmund 2–0 Arsenal
Immobile  45'
Aubameyang  48'
Report

Arsenal 4–1 Galatasaray
Welbeck  22'30'52'
Sánchez  41'
Report Yılmaz  63' (pen.)
Attendance: 59,803[9]
Anderlecht 0–3 Borussia Dortmund
Report Immobile  3'
Ramos  69'79'

Anderlecht 1–2 Arsenal
Najar  71' Report Gibbs  89'
Podolski  90+1'
Galatasaray 0–4 Borussia Dortmund
Report Aubameyang  6'18'
Reus  41'
Ramos  83'

Arsenal 3–3 Anderlecht
Arteta  25' (pen.)
Sánchez  29'
Oxlade-Chamberlain  58'
Report Vanden Borre  61'73' (pen.)
Mitrović  90'
Attendance: 59,872[11]
Borussia Dortmund 4–1 Galatasaray
Reus  39'
Papastathopoulos  56'
Immobile  74'
Kaya  85' (o.g.)
Report Balta  70'

Anderlecht 2–0 Galatasaray
Mbemba  44'86' Report
Arsenal 2–0 Borussia Dortmund
Sanogo  2'
Sánchez  57'
Report
Attendance: 59,902[12]

Galatasaray 1–4 Arsenal
Sneijder  88' Report Podolski  3'90+2'
Ramsey  11'29'
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 Anderlecht
Immobile  58' Report Mitrović  84'

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 Manchester City 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8
3 Roma 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 6 13 −7 5
Source: UEFA
Roma 5–1 CSKA Moscow
Iturbe  6'
Gervinho  10'31'
Maicon  20'
Ignashevich  50' (o.g.)
Report Musa  82'
Bayern Munich 1–0 Manchester City
Boateng  90' Report

CSKA Moscow 0–1 Bayern Munich
Report Müller  22' (pen.)
Manchester City 1–1 Roma
Agüero  4' (pen.) Report Totti  23'

CSKA Moscow 2–2 Manchester City
Doumbia  65'
Natkho  86' (pen.)
Report Agüero  29'
Milner  38'
Attendance: 0[C]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Roma 1–7 Bayern Munich
Gervinho  66' Report Robben  9'30'
Götze  23'
Lewandowski  25'
Müller  36' (pen.)
Ribéry  78'
Shaqiri  80'
Attendance: 70,544[16]

Manchester City 1–2 CSKA Moscow
Touré  8' Report Doumbia  2'34'
Bayern Munich 2–0 Roma
Ribéry  38'
Götze  64'
Report
Attendance: 68,000[17]

CSKA Moscow 1–1 Roma
V. Berezutski  90+3' Report Totti  43'
Attendance: 0[C]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Manchester City 3–2 Bayern Munich
Agüero  22' (pen.)85'90+1' Report Alonso  40'
Lewandowski  45'

Roma 0–2 Manchester City
Report Nasri  60'
Zabaleta  86'
Attendance: 54,119[19]
Bayern Munich 3–0 CSKA Moscow
Müller  18' (pen.)
Rode  84'
Götze  90'
Report
Notes
  1. ^ The CSKA Moscow v Bayern Munich match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA.[20]
  2. ^ a b The CSKA Moscow v Manchester City and v Roma matches were played behind closed doors due to punishment by UEFA, after incidents at the Roma v CSKA Moscow match on 17 September 2014.[21]

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Barcelona 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13
3 Ajax 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 APOEL 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1
Source: UEFA
Barcelona 1–0 APOEL
Piqué  28' Report
Attendance: 62,832[14]
Ajax 1–1 Paris Saint-Germain
Schöne  74' Report Cavani  14'

Paris Saint-Germain 3–2 Barcelona
David Luiz  10'
Verratti  26'
Matuidi  54'
Report Messi  12'
Neymar  56'
Attendance: 46,400[15]
APOEL 1–1 Ajax
Manduca  31' (pen.) Report Andersen  28'
Attendance: 17,190[15]

APOEL 0–1 Paris Saint-Germain
Report Cavani  87'
Attendance: 18,659[16]
Barcelona 3–1 Ajax
Neymar  7'
Messi  24'
Sandro  90+4'
Report El Ghazi  88'
Attendance: 79,357[16]

Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 APOEL
Cavani  1' Report
Ajax 0–2 Barcelona
Report Messi  36'76'

APOEL 0–4 Barcelona
Report Suárez  27'
Messi  38'58'87'
Attendance: 20,626[18]
Paris Saint-Germain 3–1 Ajax
Cavani  33'83'
Ibrahimović  78'
Report Klaassen  67'
Attendance: 46,130[18]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Barcelona 3–1 Paris Saint-Germain
Messi  19'
Neymar  42'
Suárez  77'
Report Ibrahimović  15'
Attendance: 82,570[19]
Ajax 4–0 APOEL
Schöne  45+1' (pen.)50'
Klaassen  53'
Milik  74'
Report

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chelsea 6 4 2 0 17 3 +14 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 9 14 −5 8
3 Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Maribor 6 0 3 3 4 13 −9 3
Source: UEFA
Chelsea 1–1 Schalke 04
Fàbregas  11' Report Huntelaar  62'
Attendance: 40,648[14]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Maribor 1–1 Sporting CP
Zahović  90+2' Report Nani  80'
Attendance: 12,211[14]

Sporting CP 0–1 Chelsea
Report Matić  34'
Schalke 04 1–1 Maribor
Huntelaar  56' Report Bohar  37'

Schalke 04 4–3 Sporting CP
Obasi  34'
Huntelaar  51'
Höwedes  60'
Choupo-Moting  90+3' (pen.)
Report Nani  16'
Adrien  64' (pen.)78'
Chelsea 6–0 Maribor
Rémy  13'
Drogba  23' (pen.)
Terry  31'
Viler  54' (o.g.)
Hazard  77' (pen.)90'
Report

Sporting CP 4–2 Schalke 04
Sarr  26'
Jefferson  52'
Nani  72'
Slimani  90+1'
Report Slimani  17' (o.g.)
Aogo  88'
Maribor 1–1 Chelsea
Ibraimi  50' Report Matić  73'
Attendance: 12,646[17]

Schalke 04 0–5 Chelsea
Report Terry  2'
Willian  29'
Kirchhoff  44' (o.g.)
Drogba  76'
Ramires  78'
Sporting CP 3–1 Maribor
Mané  10'
Nani  35'
Slimani  65'
Report Jefferson  42' (o.g.)

Chelsea 3–1 Sporting CP
Fàbregas  8' (pen.)
Schürrle  16'
Mikel  56'
Report Silva  50'
Attendance: 41,089[19]
Maribor 0–1 Schalke 04
Report Meyer  62'
Attendance: 12,516[19]

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Porto 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9
3 Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 BATE Borisov 6 1 0 5 2 24 −22 3
Source: UEFA
Porto 6–0 BATE Borisov
Brahimi  5'32'57'
Martínez  37'
Adrián  61'
Aboubakar  76'
Report
Athletic Bilbao 0–0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk 2–2 Porto
Alex Teixeira  52'
Luiz Adriano  85'
Report Martínez  89' (pen.)90+4'
Attendance: 33,217[15]
BATE Borisov 2–1 Athletic Bilbao
Palyakow  19'
Karnitsky  41'
Report Aduriz  45'
Attendance: 11,886[15]

BATE Borisov 0–7 Shakhtar Donetsk
Report Alex Teixeira  11'
Luiz Adriano  28' (pen.)36'40'44'82' (pen.)
Douglas Costa  35'
Attendance: 12,113[16]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Porto 2–1 Athletic Bilbao
Herrera  45'
Quaresma  75'
Report Guillermo  58'

Shakhtar Donetsk 5–0 BATE Borisov
Srna  19'
Alex Teixeira  48'
Luiz Adriano  58' (pen.)83'90+3'
Report
Attendance: 29,173[17]
Athletic Bilbao 0–2 Porto
Report Martínez  56'
Brahimi  73'
Attendance: 47,243[17]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

BATE Borisov 0–3 Porto
Report Herrera  56'
Martínez  65'
Tello  89'
Attendance: 10,147[18]
Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 Athletic Bilbao
Report San José  68'
Attendance: 33,489[18]

Porto 1–1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Aboubakar  87' Report Stepanenko  50'
Attendance: 28,010[19]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Athletic Bilbao 2–0 BATE Borisov
San José  47'
Susaeta  88'
Report
Attendance: 42,852[19]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Shakhtar Donetsk played their home matches at Arena Lviv, Lviv instead of their regular stadium, Donbass Arena, Donetsk, due to the war conditions in Eastern Ukraine.

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