2007–08 UEFA Cup

The 2007–08 UEFA Cup was the 37th UEFA Cup. It is UEFA's second-level club football tournament. The final was played at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England on 14 May 2008. The final was played between Rangers of Scotland and Zenit St. Petersburg of Russia. Zenit won the match 2–0, with goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyryanov. It was their first UEFA Cup title. The first qualifying games were played on 19 July 2007. The main tournament began on 20 September 2007. A total of 123 football clubs took part in the tournament (including its qualifying rounds).

2007–08 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates20 September 2007 – 14 May 2008
Teams88
Final positions
ChampionsRussia Zenit St. Petersburg (1st title)
Runners-upScotland Rangers
Tournament statistics
Matches played221
Goals scored563 (2.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Pavel Pogrebnyak (10 goals)
Luca Toni (10 goals)

Each European football nation is represented by a different number of its clubs. This number depends on the UEFA coefficients. One new nation has entered their Cup winner and second-placed football team: Montenegro.

The tournament's top scorers were Pavel Pogrebnyak of Zenit St. Petersburg and Luca Toni of Bayern Munich, each with 10 goals.[1]

Round and draw datesEdit

The calendar from UEFA.com.

Date Event
29 June 2007 Draw for first qualifying round
19 July 2007 First qualifying round, first leg
2 August 2007 First qualifying round, second leg
3 August 2007 Draw for second qualifying round
16 August 2007 Second qualifying round, first leg
30 August 2007 Second qualifying round, second leg
31 August 2007 Draw for first round
20 September 2007 First round, first leg
4 October 2007 First round, second leg
9 October 2007 Draw for group stage
25 October 2007 Group stage, 1st matchday
8 November 2007 Group stage, 2nd matchday
29 November 2007 Group stage, 3rd matchday
5 December / 6 December 2007 Group stage, 4th matchday
19 December / 20 December 2007 Group stage, 5th matchday
21 December 2007 Draw for Round of 32 and Round of 16
13 February / 14 February 2008 Round of 32, first leg
21 February 2008 Round of 32, second leg
6 March 2008 Round of 16, first leg
12 March / 13 March 2008 Round of 16, second leg
14 March 2008 Draw for remaining rounds
3 April 2008 Quarter-finals, first leg
10 April 2008 Quarter-finals, second leg
24 April 2008 Semi-finals, first leg
1 May 2008 Semi-finals, second leg
14 May 2008 Final in Manchester

Qualifying stageEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw was held on Friday, 29 June 2007 at 13:30 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. It was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Michele Centenaro, UEFA's head of club competitions. The matches were played on 19 July and 2 August 2007.[2]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Southern-Mediterranean region
Budućnost Podgorica   1–2   Hajduk Split 1–1 0–1
Omonia Nicosia   4–0   Rudar Pljevlja 2–0 2–0
Slaven Koprivnica   8–4   Teuta 6–2 2–2
Bežanija   2–2 (a)   Besa Kavajë 2–21 0–0
Sliema Wanderers   0–7   Litex Lovech 0–3 0–4
Vojvodina   7–1   Hibernians 5–1 2–0
FC Santa Coloma   1–4   Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 0–4
Široki Brijeg   6–3   Koper 3–1 3–2
Vardar Skopje   0–2   Anorthosis Famagusta 0–1 0–1
Gorica   2–4   Rabotnički 1–2 1–2
HŠK Zrinjski Mostar   1–112   Partizan 1–6 0–5
Central-East region
ViOn Zlaté Moravce   4–2   Alma-Ata 3–1 1–1
MTK Budapest   2–2 (a)   MIKA 2–13 0–1
MKT Araz   0–1   Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–0 0–1
GKS Bełchatów   2–2 (4–2p)   Ameri Tbilisi 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Artmedia Bratislava   3–3 (a)   Zimbru Chişinău 1–1 2–2
Banants   1–5   Young Boys 1–1 0–4
Nistru Otaci   2–2 (4–5p)   Budapest Honvéd 1–14 1–1 (aet)
Ried   4–3   Neftchi 3–1 1–2
Dinamo Tbilisi   2–0   Vaduz 2–0 0–0
Aktobe   3–4   Mattersburg 1–0 2–4
Northern region
B36 Tórshavn   3–6   Ekranas 1–3 2–3
Libertas   1–4   Drogheda United 1–1 0–3
Rhyl   3–3 (a)   Haka 3–1 0–2
Carmarthen Town   3–14   Brann 0–8 3–6
Flora Tallinn   0–2   Vålerenga 0–1 0–1
MyPa   2–1   EB/Streymur 1–0 1–1
Dungannon Swifts   1–4   Sūduva 1–0 0–4
Lillestrøm   2–2 (a)   Käerjeng 97 2–1 0–1
Liepājas Metalurgs   3–2   Dinamo Brest 1–1 2–1
Helsingborg   9–0   Narva Trans 6–0 3–0
Keflavík   4–4 (a)   Midtjylland 3–2 1–2
Häcken   2–1   KR Reykjavík 1–1 1–0
St Patrick's Athletic   0–5   Odense Boldklub 0–0 0–5
HJK   3–0   Etzella Ettelbrück 2–0 1–0
Glentoran   0–9   AIK 0–5 0–4
Skonto Riga   1–3   Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–2

1 This match was played at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.
2 UEFA removed Partizan from the 2007–08 UEFA Cup due to crowd trouble at their away tie in Mostar. The trouble forced the match to be interrupted for 10 minutes. UEFA judged travelling Partizan fans to have been responsible for the trouble.,[3] Partizan were allowed to play the return leg while the appeal was being processed.[4] However, Partizan's appeal was rejected so Zrinjski Mostar qualified.[5]
3 This match was played at Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest because MTK Budapest's ground in Budapest does not meet UEFA standards.
4 This match was played at Zimbru Stadium in Chişinău because FC Nistru Otaci's ground in Otaci does not meet UEFA standards.

Second qualifying roundEdit

The draw was held on Friday, 3 August 2007 at 13:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. It was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA's director of professional football. The matches were played on 16 August and 30 August 2007.[6]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Southern-Mediterranean region
Lokomotiv Sofia   3–1   Oţelul Galaţi 3–1 0–0
CFR Cluj   1–3   Anorthosis Famagusta 1–3 0–0
Rabotnički   2–1   Zrinjski Mostar 0–0 2–1
Slaven Koprivnica   2–4   Galatasaray 1–2 1–2
União de Leiria   1–0   Maccabi Netanya 0–0 1–0
Hajduk Split   1–2   Sampdoria 0–1 1–1
Besa Kavajë   0–6   Litex Lovech 0–3 0–3
Maccabi Tel Aviv   2–4   Kayseri Erciyesspor 1–1 1–3
Atlético Madrid   5–1   Vojvodina 3–0 2–1
Široki Brijeg   0–6   Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–3 0–3
Omonia Nicosia   2–3   CSKA Sofia 1–1 1–2
Central-East region
Basel   6–1   Mattersburg 2–1 4–0
Ried   1–4   Sion 1–1 0–3
MIKA   2–3   Artmedia Bratislava 2–1 0–2
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk   5–3   GKS Bełchatów 1–1 4–2
Budapest Honvéd   0–4   Hamburg 0–0 0–4
Young Boys   2–6   Lens 1–1 1–5
Tobol Kostanay   0–3   Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–1 0–2
Austria Wien   5–4   Jablonec 97 4–3 1–1
Zlaté Moravce   0–5   Zenit St. Petersburg 0–2 0–3
Dinamo Tbilisi   0–8   Rapid Wien 0–3 0–5
Northern region
MyPa   0–3   Blackburn Rovers 0–1 0–2
Drogheda United   1–4   Helsingborg 1–1 0–3
Liepājas Metalurgs   3–4   AIK 3–2 0–2
HJK Helsinki   2–4   Aalborg BK 2–1 0–3
Ekranas   1–7   Vålerenga 1–1 0–6
Dunfermline Athletic   1–2   BK Häcken 1–1 0–1
Brann   6–4   Sūduva 2–1 4–3
Haka   3–7   Midtjylland 1–2 2–5
Dinamo Minsk   1–5   Odense 1–1 0–4
Käerjeng 97   0–4   Standard Liège 0–3 0–1
Hammarby   3–2   Fredrikstad 2–1 1–1

First roundEdit

The draw was held on Friday, 31 August 2007 at 13:00 CET in Monaco. It was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Gérard Houllier, the winning coach in the 2000–01 tournament. The matches were played on 20 September and 4 October 2007.[7]

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Group 1
Midtjylland   1–5   Lokomotiv Moscow 1–3 0–2
Groningen   2–2 (3–4p)   Fiorentina 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Rabotnički   1–2   Bolton Wanderers 1–1 0–1
AEK Athens   3–1   Red Bull Salzburg 3–0 0–1
Nuremberg   2–2 (a)   Rapid Bucureşti 0–0 2–2
Group 2
Everton   4–3   Metalist Kharkiv 1–1 3–2
Zenit St. Petersburg   4–1   Standard Liège 3–0 1–1
Bayer Leverkusen   5–4   União de Leiria 3–1 2–3
Villarreal   6–1   BATE Borisov 4–1 2–0
Sion   4–7   Galatasaray 3–2 1–5
Group 3
Atlético Madrid   9–0   Kayseri Erciyesspor 4–0 5–0
Tampere United   3–4   Bordeaux 2–3 1–1
Artmedia Bratislava   1–5   Panathinaikos 1–2 0–3
Sparta Prague   0–0 (4–3p)   Odense Boldklub 0–0 0–0 (aet)
Empoli   2–4   Zürich 2–1 0–3
Group 4
Sochaux   1–2   Panionios 0–2 1–0
Anderlecht   2–1   Rapid Wien 1–1 1–0
Paços de Ferreira   0–1   AZ 0–1 0–0
Sampdoria   2–2 (a)   Aalborg BK 2–2 0–0
Spartak Moscow   8–1   Häcken 5–0 3–1
Group 5
Hammarby   2–5   Braga 2–1 0–4
Larissa   3–2   Blackburn Rovers 2–01 1–2
Mladá Boleslav   1–1 (4–2p)   Palermo 0–1 1–0 (aet)
Dinamo Zagreb   3–3 (a)   Ajax 0–1 3–2 (aet)
Lokomotiv Sofia   3–4   Rennes 1–3 2–1
Group 6
Brann   2–2 (a)   Club Brugge 0–1 2–1
Bayern Munich   3–0   Os Belenenses 1–0 2–0
Aberdeen   1–1 (a)   Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0–0 1–1
Heerenveen   6–8   Helsingborg 5–3 1–5
Toulouse   1–1 (a)   CSKA Sofia 0–0 1–1
Group 7
Litex Lovech   1–4   Hamburg 0–1 1–3
Sarajevo   1–8   Basel 1–2 0–6
Austria Wien   4–2   Vålerenga 2–0 2–2
Hapoel Tel Aviv   1–0   AIK 0–0 1–0
Aris Thessaloniki   2–2 (a)   Real Zaragoza 1–0 1–2
Group 8
Dinamo Bucureşti   2–2 (a)   Elfsborg 1–2 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur   7–2   Anorthosis Famagusta 6–1 1–1
Lens   2–3   Copenhagen 1–1 1–2 (aet)
Getafe   3–3 (a)   Twente 1–0 2–3 (aet)
Dyskobolia Grodzisk   0–2   Red Star Belgrade 0–1 0–1

1 This match was played at Panthessaliko Stadium in Volos because AE Larissa's ground (Alkazar Stadium in Larissa) would not meet UEFA standards.

Group stageEdit

The draw was held on Tuesday, 9 October 2007 at 12:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. It was conducted by UEFA's director of professional football Giorgio Marchetti and Michele Centenaro, UEFA's head of club competitions.

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Based on paragraph 6.06 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams were equal on points on completion of all the group matches, the following criteria were used to determine the rankings:[8]

  1. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  2. higher number of goals scored in all group matches played;
  3. higher number of goals scored away in all group matches played;
  4. higher number of wins;
  5. higher number of away wins;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons (see paragraph 8.03 of the UEFA regulations).

Key:

  • Teams highlighted in green qualified for the next round.

Final PhaseEdit

All of the rounds in the final phase are two-legged, except for the final. In the event of aggregate scores being equal after normal time in the second leg, the winning team will be that which scored more goals on their away leg: if the scores in the two matches were identical, extra time is played. The away goals rule also applies if scores are equal at the end of extra time. If there are no goals scored in extra time, the tie is decided on a penalty shoot out. The team first out of the hat in each tie plays the first leg of their tie at home, and the second leg away.

BracketEdit

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Round of 32Edit

The draw for the round of 32, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Michele Centenaro, UEFA's head of club competitions, was held on Friday, 21 December 2007 at 13:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The eight group winners were drawn against the eight third-placed teams, while the eight second-placed teams were drawn against the eight teams who finished third in the Champions League groups. Teams from the same group or the same country cannot be drawn together.

The first legs were played on 13 February and 14 February 2008. The second legs were played on 21 February 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Aberdeen   3–7   Bayern Munich 2–2 1–5
AEK Athens   1–4   Getafe 1–1 0–3
Bolton Wanderers   1–0   Atlético Madrid 1–0 0–0
Zenit St. Petersburg   2–2 (a)   Villarreal 1–0 1–2
Galatasaray   1–5   Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 1–5
Anderlecht   3–2   Bordeaux 2–1 1–1
Brann   1–8   Everton 0–2 1–6
Zürich   1–3   Hamburg 1–3 0–0
Rangers   1–1 (a)   Panathinaikos 0–0 1–1
PSV Eindhoven   4–1   Helsingborg 2–0 2–1
Slavia Prague   2–3   Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 1–1
Rosenborg   1–3   Fiorentina 0–1 1–2
Sporting CP   5–0   Basel 2–0 3–0
Werder Bremen   4–0   Braga 3–0 1–0
Benfica   3–2   Nuremberg 1–0 2–2
Marseille   3–2   Spartak Moscow 3–0 0–2

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the Round of 16, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor, was also held on Friday, 21 December 2007 at 13:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs were played on 6 March 2008. The second legs were played on 12 and 13 March 2008. Unlike the previous rounds, teams from the same group or country may be drawn together from the round of 16 onwards.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Anderlecht   2–6   Bayern Munich 0–5 2–1
Rangers   2–1   Werder Bremen 2–0 0–1
Bolton Wanderers   1–2   Sporting CP 1–1 0–1
Bayer Leverkusen   3–3 (a)   Hamburg 1–0 2–3
Benfica   1–3   Getafe 1–2 0–1
Fiorentina   2–2 (4–2p)   Everton 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Tottenham Hotspur   1–1 (5–6p)   PSV Eindhoven 0–1 1–0 (aet)
Marseille   3–3 (a)   Zenit St. Petersburg 3–1 0–2

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and Denis Law, the ambassador for the final in Manchester, was held on Friday, 14 March 2008 at 14:00 CET in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs of the quarter-finals were played on 3 April and the second legs were played on 10 April 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Bayer Leverkusen   2–4   Zenit St. Petersburg 1–4 1–0
Rangers   2–0   Sporting CP 0–0 2–0
Bayern Munich   4–4 (a)   Getafe 1–1 3–3 (aet)
Fiorentina   3–1   PSV Eindhoven 1–1 2–0

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final matches were played on 24 April and 1 May 2008.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Bayern Munich   1–5   Zenit St. Petersburg 1–1 0–4
Rangers   0–0 (4–2p)   Fiorentina 0–0 0–0 (aet)

FinalEdit

The final was contested by Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg and Scottish side Rangers on 14 May 2008 at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England. Zenit won the match 2–0, with goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyryanov coming in the last 20 minutes of the game to give Zenit their first UEFA Cup title.

The night was marred by rioting by a minority of Rangers supporters in Manchester city centre.[9]

14 May 2008
Zenit St. Petersburg   2 – 0   Rangers City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 43,878
Referee: Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)
Denisov   72'
Zyryanov   90+4'
(Report)
UEFA Cup
2007–08 Winner
 
FC Zenit St. Petersburg
First Title

Top scorersEdit

The top scorers in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup are the following:

Rank Name Team Goals Appearances
1   Pavel Pogrebnyak   Zenit St. Petersburg 10 13
  Luca Toni   Bayern Munich 10 11
3   Stefan Kießling   Bayer Leverkusen 7 12
4   Henrik Larsson   Helsingborg 6 8
  Adrian Mutu   Fiorentina 6 10
  Razak Omotoyossi   Helsingborg 6 8
7   Sergio Agüero   Atlético Madrid 5 7
  Dimitar Berbatov   Tottenham Hotspur 5 8
  Fernando Cavenaghi   Bordeaux 5 7
  Miroslav Klose   Bayern Munich 5 12
  Roland Linz   Braga 5 8
  Dimitrios Papadopoulos   Panathinaikos 5 7
  Lukas Podolski   Bayern Munich 5 12
  Jon Dahl Tomasson   Villarreal 5 8

Sources: Top Scorers Final - Wednesday 14 May 2008 (after match)

ReferencesEdit

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