European Cup & Champions League History 1955-2017


Season 2007-08

In qualifying the likes of Benfica, Valencia, Lazio, Sevilla, Liverpool, Arsenal, Dynamo Kiev, Werder Bremen and Shakhtar Donetsk all went safely through, but Ajax and Anderlecht were knocked out by Slavia Prague and Fenerbahce respectively.

Sparta Prague v Arsenal/Liverpool v Toulouse

At the start of their group stage, Liverpool seemed to be suffering a hangover after losing the Final a few months earlier as they failed to win any of their opening three games, but they recovered spectacularly beating Besiktas 8-0.Porto 4-1 and Marseille 4-0 to claim second place behind Porto whose only defeat had come at Anfield.

Besiktas v Liverpool/Liverpool v Porto

When Chelsea only drew at home to Rosenborg in their opening Group B game, manager Jose Mourinho was dismissed, but this did not have any detrimental effect on the team as they finished top of the group without any defeats. A final day win over Rosenborg saw Schalke 04 claim the runners-up spot with Valencia finishing fourth.

Chelsea v Schalke 04/Rosenborg v Schalke 04

1967 European Cup Winners Celtic won all three of their home group games including a famous victory against reigning champions Milan and this was enough for them to qualify. A draw away to Benfica was the only other game that Milan failed to win and they finished top of the grouop

Celtic v Milan/Benfica v Milan

You can find details of all the results, dates and scorers on the RSSSF website here.

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