The ultimate participant was performed Tuesday and Wednesday and it’s now recognized which 16 groups would play on the subsequent stage of the Champions League.
The group A Liverpool, Marseille and Porto had the chance to maneuver to the following stage. Porto defeated Beskitas with 2 objectives in Zero however within the different recreation group; Liverpool beat Marseille in Marseilles, specializing in Four-Zero factors.
Steve Gerrard opened the purpose in Four minutes with penalty kick however Fernando scored an important second to place Reds 2 objectives within the 1st 11 minutes of the sport. Dirk Kuyt. Early within the second half and Ryan Babel within the dying minutes ended the best way.
Porto completed as a group of winners at Liverpool who adopted them as runners. Marseilles & # 39; comfort is featured within the UEFA Cup for the upcoming Three.
In Group B, Chelsea had already obtained the expertise as a winner and the one situation was which group would comply with them as runners up.
All groups got the prospect to get Schalke defeated Rosenborg Three-1 with Kevin Kuranyi among the many objectives in direct penalty shootout to see which of the groups would qualify however Valencia might solely succeed at Chelsea.
This meant that Schalke was certified as a runner and Rosenborg scored for the UEFA Cup with Valencia going out after a bitterly disappointing marketing campaign.
In group C, all 4 groups had been nonetheless proficient and everybody had one thing to play for. Actual Madrid defeated Lazio with Three objectives in 1 with Raul growing his rating by scoring the purpose with the highest by scoring the 2nd purpose with a header as they completely over his Italian opponents.
Julio Baptista and Robinho scored on both facet of Raul and Darko Pandev who achieved their objectives of consolation in Lazio.
Within the second recreation, Olympiakos gained Werder Bremen with Three objectives to Zero with Ieroklis Stoltidis who scored a brace and Darko Kovacevic scored one other.
This meant that the Actual topped the group, Olympiakos got here second and Werder Bremen had a consensus on the UEFA Cup.
Within the group D, Milan had already obtained expertise and needed to look at the group, however Celtic, Shakhtar Donesk and Benfica all had one thing to play for as Celtic might nonetheless play as Wininers or runner and Shakhtar might nonetheless we as a runner up whereas Benfica had the chance to play in UEFA.
Milan defeated Celtic with Filipo Inzaghi purpose they usually had been anxious about what was taking place in Shakhtar however they weren’t anxious that Benfica labored in Moscow with 2 objectives to 1 with Oscar Cardozo who obtained brace and Cristiano Lucarelli scored a penalty for the host however it was not sufficient.
Milan joined the winner and Celtic took half within the subsequent stage and Benfica participated in UEFA.
In group E, Barcelona had already gained expertise and gained Stuttgart Three-1 with the assembly Samuel Etoo and Ronaldinho among the many objectives. Lyon and Rangers knew that the winner of this recreation would qualify or if the ranger would undergo, however Lyon defeated Ranger with Three objectives to win towards the primary stage in Lyon when Ranger unintentionally gained Three-Zero.
It could be totally different if Jean-Claude Darchville didn’t miss a full-time man who would have made it 1-1 with 9 minutes to go however they dropped to 2 objectives from Karim Benzema and one other from Sidney Gogou.
Rangers have a minimum of a consensus on UEFA soccer within the new 12 months.
In group F, all the abilities had been recognized to Manchester United's prime group and Roma got here subsequent. They performed a 1-1 draw with each events who made the weakest groups comprehensible.
Sporting defeated improper Dinamo Kiev, Three-Zero, who left the complete marketing campaign shedding all video games.
Within the squad G Inter Milan who had already gained the group gained 10 individuals PSV Eindhoven with Julio Cruz purpose in ninth place in Eindhoven.
Within the second recreation, Fenerbache defeated CSKA Moscow with Three objectives in 1 and Alex scored 1 of the perfect objectives of the competitors to date.
Fenerbache joined Inter with PSV Eindhoven within the UEFA Cup.
In group H, the one factor Arsenal or Sevilla would carry to the squad was Sevilla, who they gained in Prague by beating Slavia Prague Three-Zero with informative Luis Fabiano opening the purpose and Freddi Kanoute and Daniel Alves completed the story.
Arsenal, with objectives from Abou Dialby and Nicklas Bendtner, defeated Steaua Bucharest 2-1.
Slavia Prague with solely 5 factors certified for UEFA by putting third place.
Supply by Dennis Neri