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European Cups 2000-01 Index
The 2000-01 UEFA Champions League retains the format introduced for the 1999-2000 season.
UEFA regulations stipulate that no country may have more than 4 entrants in the UEFA Champions League. Since the 1999-2000 winners, Real Madrid, had not already qualified for the 2000-01 competition via the Spanish League, only three Spanish teams qualify via league placings and consequently Real Zaragoza who would normally have been eligible for the UEFA Champions League will play in the UEFA Cup instead. This leaves one place unfilled in the 3rd Qualifying Round, this will be filled by the Swiss Champions FC Sankt Gallen who will enter the competition at that stage instead of the 2nd Qualifying Round. To complete the competition format, the Champions of Israel and Slovakia (Hapoel Tel-Aviv and NK Maribor) will enter directly into the 2nd Qualifying Round.
1st Qualifying Round (Jul 12 and 19) 20 Champions of countries ranked 29-48 in UEFA Table of Co-efficients BATE Borisov, FC Haka (Valkeakoski), Crvena Zvezda (Beograd), PFC Levski (Sofia), Skonto Riga, KR (Reykjavik), Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje, FBK Kaunas, Zimbru Chisinau, FC Levadia Maardu, Shirak Gyumri, Linfield, Shelbourne, TNS (Llansantffraid), Birkirkara, KÍ (Klaksvík), SK Tirana, CS Grevenmacher, FK Shamkir, NK Brotnjo (Citluk) 2nd Qualifying Round (Jul 26 and Aug 2) 10 Phase 1 winners 11 Champions of countries ranked 17-28 Rosenborg BK, RSC Anderlecht, Helsingborgs IF, Polonia Warszawa, Rangers, Dinamo Bucuresti, Dunaferr FC, ASK Inter Slovnaft Bratislava, Anorthosis of Ammóchostos, Torpedo Kutaisi, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, NK Maribor 6 2nd placed teams of countries ranked 10-15 Slavia Praha, SK Sturm Graz, Brøndby IF, NK Hajduk (Split), Besiktas, Shakhtar Donets'k 3rd Qualifying Round (Aug 8/9 and 22/23) 14 Phase 2 winners 7 Champions of countries ranked 10-17 Sparta Praha, FC Tirol Innsbruck, Herfølge BK, NK Dinamo (Zagreb), Galatasaray, Dynamo Kyiv, FC Sankt Gallen 3 2nd placed teams of countries ranked 7-9 Lokomotiv (Moskva), Panathinaikos, FC Porto 6 3rd placed teams of countries ranked 1-6 Milan, Valencia, Hamburger SV, Olympique Lyonnais, Feyenoord, Leeds United 2 4th placed teams of countries ranked 1,3 Internazionale, TSV 1860 München 1st Group-Match Stage (Sep 12/13, 19/20, 26/27, Oct 17/18, 24/25, Nov 7/8) 16 3rd Qualifying Round winners 1 Cup Holder Real Madrid 9 Champions of countries ranked 1-9 Lazio, RC Deportivo La Coruña, Bayern München, AS Monaco, PSV (Eindhoven), Manchester United, Spartak (Moskva), Olympiakos (Peraías), Sporting CP (Lisboa) 6 2nd placed teams of countries ranked 1-6 Juventus, FC Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Paris Saint-Germain, SC Heerenveen, Arsenal Clubs are placed in 8 groups of four clubs playing each other home and away. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw. Teams level on points are seperated by aggregate score (including away goals) in games against each other, and then overall goal difference in all group matches. The top two teams in each group qualify for 2nd Group-Match Stage. The third placed teams enter the UEFA Cup Third Round. 2nd Group-Match Stage (Nov 21/22, Dec 5/6, Feb 13/14, Feb 20/21, Mar 6/7, 13/14) 16 1st Group-Match Stage winners and runners-up Clubs are placed in 4 groups of four clubs playing each other home and away. Clubs which met in the previous group stage cannot be drawn in the same group, nor can clubs from the same country. Quarter-Finals (Apr 3/4 and 17/18) 8 2nd Group-Match Stage winners and runners-up Winners and runners-up from the same group in the 2nd Group-Match Stage cannot be drawn together. Semi-Finals (May 1/2 and 8/9) 4 Quarter-Finals Winners Final, Guiseppe Meazza (San Siro) Stadium, Milano, 23 May 2001, 2045 hrs local time 2 Semi-Finals Winners
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Last updated: 11 Jul 2000
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