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

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 were decided after the draw. On each matchday, four groups played their matches on Tuesday, while the other four groups played their matches on Wednesday, with the two sets of groups (A–D, E–H) alternating between each matchday. There were 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 did not play at home on the same matchday (UEFA tried to avoid teams from the same city playing at home on the same day or on consecutive days), and Russian teams did 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
Spain Barcelona 157.542
Germany Bayern Munich 154.328
England Chelsea 140.949
Portugal Benfica 129.459
Spain Atlético Madrid 119.542
England Arsenal[LR] 112.949
Portugal Porto[LR] 105.459
Pot 2
Team Coeff
Germany Schalke 04 95.328
Germany Borussia Dortmund 82.328
Juventus
80.387
France Paris Saint-Germain 80.300
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 78.193
Switzerland Basel 75.645
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg[LR] 73.899
England Manchester City 72.949
Pot 3
Team Coeff
Germany Bayer Leverkusen[LR] 70.328
Greece Olympiacos 67.720
Russia CSKA Moscow 66.899
Netherlands Ajax 61.862
England Liverpool 58.949
Portugal Sporting CP 58.459
Turkey Galatasaray 55.340
Spain Athletic Bilbao[LR] 54.542
Pot 4
Team Coeff
Belgium Anderlecht 50.260
Roma
39.887
Cyprus APOEL[CR] 37.650
Belarus BATE Borisov[CR] 33.725
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad[CR] 18.125
Slovenia Maribor[CR] 16.200
France Monaco 11.300
Sweden Malmö FF[CR] 6.265
Notes

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 are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain 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 Greece Olympiacos 6 3 0 3 10 13 −3 9 Transfer to Europa League
4 Sweden Malmö FF 6 1 0 5 4 15 −11 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Olympiacos Greece3–2Spain Atlético Madrid
Mitroglou
73'
Report Mandžukić 38'
Griezmann 86'
Juventus Italy
2–0Sweden Malmö FF
Tevez 59', 90' Report
Attendance: 31,218[8]

Malmö FF Sweden2–0Greece Olympiacos
Rosenberg 42', 82' Report
Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
Attendance: 20,500[9]
)

Atlético Madrid Spain5–0Sweden Malmö FF
Koke 48'
Mandžukić 61'
Griezmann 63'
Godín 87'
Cerci 90+3'
Report
Attendance: 34,502[10]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Juventus
Kasami 36' Report

Malmö FF Sweden0–2Spain Atlético Madrid
Report Koke 30'
García 78'
Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
Attendance: 20,500[11]
)

Atlético Madrid Spain4–0Greece Olympiacos
García 9'
Mandžukić 38', 62', 65'
Report
Attendance: 40,121[12]
Juventus
Report Llorente 49'
Tevez 88'
Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
Attendance: 20,500[12]
)

Juventus Italy
0–0Spain Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 39,219[13]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 18 Advance to knockout phase
2 Switzerland Basel 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7
3 England Liverpool 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Liverpool England2–1Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Balotelli 82'
Gerrard 90+3' (pen.)
Report
Abalo
90+1'
Attendance: 43,307[8]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Real Madrid Spain
5–1Switzerland Basel
Suchý 14' (o.g.)
Bale 30'
Ronaldo 31'
Rodríguez 37'
Benzema 79'
Report González 38'
Attendance: 65,364[8]

Basel Switzerland1–0England Liverpool
Streller 52' Report
Attendance: 36,000[9]
Real Madrid
Marcelinho
6'
Report Ronaldo 24' (pen.)
Benzema 77'

Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria1–0Switzerland Basel
Minev 90+2' Report
Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo 23'
Benzema 30', 41'
Attendance: 43,521[10]

Basel Switzerland4–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Embolo 34'
González 41'
Gashi 59'
Suchý 65'
Report
Attendance: 35,272[11]
Real Madrid Spain
1–0England Liverpool
Benzema 27' Report
Attendance: 79,283[11]

Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria2–2England Liverpool
Abalo 3'
Terziev 88'
Report Lambert 8'
Henderson 37'
Real Madrid
Report Ronaldo 35'
Attendance: 36,000[12]

Liverpool England1–1Switzerland Basel
Gerrard 81' Report Frei 25'
Attendance: 43,290[13]
Real Madrid Spain
4–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Ronaldo 20' (pen.)
Bale 38'
Arbeloa 80'
Medrán 88'
Report
Notes
  1. ^
    Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad
    .

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 France Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Portugal Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Monaco France1–0Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Moutinho 61' Report
Benfica Portugal0–2Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Report Hulk 5'
Witsel 22'
Norway
)

Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia0–0France Monaco
Report
Bayer Leverkusen Germany3–1Portugal Benfica
Kießling 25'
Son Heung-min 34'
Çalhanoğlu 64' (pen.)
Report Salvio 62'
Attendance: 25,202[9]

Bayer Leverkusen Germany2–0Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Donati 58'
Papadopoulos 63'
Report
Attendance: 27,254[10]
Monaco France0–0Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 12,776[10]

Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia1–2Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Rondón
89'
Report Son Heung-min 68', 73'
Benfica Portugal1–0France Monaco
Talisca 82' Report

Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia1–0Portugal Benfica
Danny 79' Report
Bayer Leverkusen Germany0–1France Monaco
Report Ocampos 72'
Attendance: 26,230[12]

Monaco France2–0Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Abdennour 63'
Fabinho 89'
Report
Attendance: 11,319[13]
Benfica Portugal0–0Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Report
Attendance: 17,564[13]

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase
2 England Arsenal 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 13
3 Belgium Anderlecht 6 1 3 2 8 10 −2 6 Transfer to Europa League
4 Turkey Galatasaray 6 0 1 5 4 19 −15 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Galatasaray Turkey1–1Belgium Anderlecht
Yılmaz 90+1' Report Praet 52'
Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 28,553[8]
)

Arsenal England4–1Turkey Galatasaray
Welbeck 22', 30', 52'
Sánchez 41'
Report Yılmaz 63' (pen.)
Attendance: 59,803[9]
Anderlecht Belgium0–3Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report Immobile 3'
Ramos 69', 79'

Anderlecht Belgium1–2England Arsenal
Najar 71' Report Gibbs 89'
Podolski 90+1'
Galatasaray Turkey0–4Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report Aubameyang 6', 18'
Reus 41'
Ramos 83'
Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 36,324[10]
)

Borussia Dortmund Germany4–1Turkey Galatasaray
Reus 39'
Papastathopoulos 56'
Immobile 74'
Kaya 85' (o.g.)
Report Balta 70'

Anderlecht Belgium2–0Turkey Galatasaray
Mbemba 44', 86' Report
Arsenal England2–0Germany Borussia Dortmund
Sanogo 2'
Sánchez 57'
Report
Attendance: 59,902[12]

Galatasaray Turkey1–4England Arsenal
Sneijder 88' Report Podolski 3', 90+2'
Ramsey 11', 29'
Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 20,590[13]
)

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 England 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 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 1 2 3 6 13 −7 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Roma Italy
5–1Russia CSKA Moscow
Maicon 20'
Ignashevich 50' (o.g.
)
Report Musa 82'
Bayern Munich Germany1–0England Manchester City
Boateng 90' Report

CSKA Moscow Russia0–1Germany Bayern Munich
Report Müller 22' (pen.)
Roma
Agüero 4' (pen.) Report Totti 23'

CSKA Moscow Russia2–2England Manchester City
Doumbia 65'
Natcho 86' (pen.)
Report Agüero 29'
Milner 38'
Attendance: 0[C]
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Roma Italy
1–7Germany 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 England1–2Russia CSKA Moscow
Touré 8' Report Doumbia 2', 34'
Roma
Ribéry 38'
Götze 64'
Report
Attendance: 68,000[17]

Roma
V. Berezutski 90+3' Report Totti 43'
Attendance: 0[C]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Manchester City England3–2Germany Bayern Munich
Agüero 22' (pen.), 85', 90+1' Report Alonso 40'
Lewandowski 45'

Roma Italy
0–2England Manchester City
Report Nasri 60'
Zabaleta 86'
Attendance: 54,119[19]
Bayern Munich Germany3–0Russia 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 Spain Barcelona 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15 Advance to knockout phase
2 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 4 1 1 10 7 +3 13
3 Netherlands Ajax 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 Transfer to Europa League
4 Cyprus APOEL 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Barcelona Spain1–0Cyprus APOEL
Piqué 28' Report
Attendance: 62,832[14]
Ajax Netherlands1–1France Paris Saint-Germain
Schöne 74' Report Cavani 14'
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 50,430[14]
)

APOEL Cyprus1–1Netherlands Ajax
Manduca 31' (pen.) Report Andersen 28'
Attendance: 17,190[15]

APOEL Cyprus0–1France Paris Saint-Germain
Report Cavani 87'
Attendance: 18,659[16]
Barcelona Spain3–1Netherlands Ajax
Neymar 7'
Messi 24'
Sandro 90+4'
Report El Ghazi 88'
Attendance: 79,357[16]

Paris Saint-Germain France1–0Cyprus APOEL
Cavani 1' Report
Ajax Netherlands0–2Spain Barcelona
Report Messi 36', 76'
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 52,117[17]
)

Paris Saint-Germain France3–1Netherlands Ajax
Cavani 33', 83'
Ibrahimović 78'
Report Klaassen 67'
Attendance: 46,130[18]
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Barcelona Spain3–1France Paris Saint-Germain
Messi 19'
Neymar 42'
Suárez 77'
Report Ibrahimović 15'
Attendance: 82,570[19]
Ajax Netherlands4–0Cyprus APOEL
Schöne 45+1' (pen.), 50'
Klaassen 53'
Milik 74'
Report
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Attendance: 51,796[19]
)

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 England Chelsea 6 4 2 0 17 3 +14 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 Germany Schalke 04 6 2 2 2 9 14 −5 8
3 Portugal Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Slovenia Maribor 6 0 3 3 4 13 −9 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Chelsea England1–1Germany Schalke 04
Fàbregas 11' Report Huntelaar 62'
Attendance: 40,648[14]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
Maribor Slovenia1–1Portugal Sporting CP
Zahović 90+2' Report Nani 80'
Attendance: 12,211[14]

Sporting CP Portugal0–1England Chelsea
Report Matić 34'
Schalke 04 Germany1–1Slovenia Maribor
Huntelaar 56' Report Bohar 37'
Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 47,997[15]
)


Sporting CP Portugal4–2Germany Schalke 04
Jefferson 52'
Nani 72'
Slimani
90+1'
Report Slimani 17' (o.g.)
Aogo 88'
Maribor Slovenia1–1England Chelsea
Ibraimi 50' Report Matić 73'
Attendance: 12,646[17]

Schalke 04 Germany0–5England Chelsea
Report Terry 2'
Willian 29'
Kirchhoff 44' (o.g.)
Drogba 76'
Ramires 78'
Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance: 54,442[18]
)

Chelsea England3–1Portugal Sporting CP
Mikel
56'
Report
Silva
50'
Norway
)
Maribor Slovenia0–1Germany Schalke 04
Report Meyer 62'
Attendance: 12,516[19]

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portugal Porto 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9
3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Belarus BATE Borisov 6 1 0 5 2 24 −22 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Porto Portugal6–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Adrián 61'
Aboubakar
76'
Report
Athletic Bilbao Spain0–0Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Report

Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine2–2Portugal Porto
Alex Teixeira 52'
Luiz Adriano 85'
Report Martínez 89' (pen.), 90+4'
Attendance: 33,217[15]
BATE Borisov Belarus2–1Spain Athletic Bilbao
Palyakow 19'
Karnitsky
41'
Report Aduriz 45'
Attendance: 11,886[15]

BATE Borisov Belarus0–7Ukraine 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 Portugal2–1Spain Athletic Bilbao
Herrera 45'
Quaresma 75'
Report
Guillermo
58'

Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine5–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Srna 19'
Alex Teixeira 48'
Luiz Adriano 58' (pen.), 83', 90+3'
Report
Attendance: 29,173[17]
Athletic Bilbao Spain0–2Portugal Porto
Report Martínez 56'
Brahimi 73'
Attendance: 47,243[17]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

BATE Borisov Belarus0–3Portugal Porto
Report Herrera 56'
Martínez 65'
Tello 89'
Attendance: 10,147[18]
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine0–1Spain Athletic Bilbao
Report San José 68'
Attendance: 33,489[18]

Porto Portugal1–1Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Aboubakar 87' Report Stepanenko 50'
Attendance: 28,010[19]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Athletic Bilbao Spain2–0Belarus BATE Borisov
San José 47'
Susaeta 88'
Report
Attendance: 42,852[19]
Notes
  1. ^
    war conditions in Eastern Ukraine
    .

Notes

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches from 4 November 2014, and CEST (UTC+2) for matches to 22 October 2014

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