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 Chelsea won the second leg 3–2 after extra time, with two goals from Didier Drogba and one from Lampard sending the Blues through to the first Champions League final in their history. The first miss of the shoot-out came from Ronaldo, who characteristically stuttered in his run-up in an attempt to put Čech off, but the goalkeeper dived to his right to save. , United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said his side deserved to win the game despite Chelsea performing better in the second half, and acknowledged the historical significance of the win, which came 40 years after the club's first European Cup title and 50 years after the Munich air disaster.  When all the players had received their medals, Platini presented Manchester United with the trophy, which Rio Ferdinand – as team captain for the match – and Ryan Giggs – standing in for club captain Gary Neville – lifted together. Group A Manchester United held the upper hand in the teams' 150 previous meetings, winning 65 times to Chelsea's 41, with 44 draws. The stadium was given five-star status by UEFA in 1998, before hosting the UEFA Cup final the following year. , As winners of the Champions League, Manchester United earned places in the 2008 UEFA Super Cup against 2008 UEFA Cup Final winners Zenit Saint Petersburg and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Martin Balko (Slovakia)  The design was based on a colour scheme of deep red and gold, inspired by the predominant colours of Red Square, the Kremlin and the gold domes of Moscow's cathedrals, and featured images of the Moscow skyline, as well as the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy rendered in a Russian artistic style, with text in a font similar to Cyrillic script. Champions League 2007/2008 results have all the match information - Champions League 2007/2008 scores, results and tables.  Ashley Cole also started despite hurting his right ankle in training the day before the game under a heavy challenge from Claude Makélélé. This was only the third time that two clubs from the same country had contested the final; the others being the 2000 and 2003 finals. , In addition to the €23.4 million and €19.8 million earned respectively by the two clubs as prize money, Manchester United and Chelsea received money from the UEFA market pool share. MESUT OZIL ROOKIE SCHALKE 04 2007/08 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STICKER PANINI SOCCER.  Micheľ began refereeing in 1987 at the age of 19, and took charge of his first top-flight game in 1993. $19.82. Veniamin Mandrykin » Matches for CSKA Moskva: » Champions League 2007/2008  Chelsea progressed as group winners with 12 points out of six games. It was contested by Manchester United and Chelsea, making it an all-English club final for the first time in the history of the competition.  Chelsea almost equalised in the 33rd minute when Frank Lampard's cross was headed back into the goal area by Didier Drogba. It would have been the worst day of my life. Live now, Group H , Originally known as the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium, the ground opened in 1956 as a new national stadium for the Soviet Union national football team. [nb 2] There had been two previous Champions League finals between teams from the same country: in 2000, when Real Madrid beat fellow Spanish side Valencia 3–0 at the Stade de France; and in 2003, when Italian sides Milan and Juventus played out a 0–0 draw before Milan won 3–2 on penalties. Free shipping .  Nevertheless, the Red Devils managed to contain most of Chelsea's attacks.  Because of the difficulty and expense of acquiring a ticket and visa, fans who had not already got tickets were advised against travelling to Moscow by UEFA's William Gaillard, who also warned fans about Russia's strict laws regarding the consumption of alcohol. Champions League 2007/2008: Latest news, Fixtures & Results, Tables, Teams, Top Scorer. $1.75. , Chelsea faced fellow English club Liverpool in the semi-finals. , The European Cup final had never before been played in Russia, making this match the easternmost final in the tournament's history; however, the Luzhniki Stadium had previously played host to the 1999 UEFA Cup Final, in which Italian club Parma beat French side Marseille 3–0. Live now, Group D  Two days later, manager José Mourinho left Chelsea by mutual consent, and was replaced by their director of football, former Israeli national team coach Avram Grant.  After showing a yellow card to Ballack, Micheľ showed a red card to Drogba for violent conduct, making him only the second player in history to be sent off in a European Cup final after Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann in 2006. Recipients of those tickets were determined by a random ballot following an online application process that ran from 28 February to 19 March 2008.  Chelsea's final two matches in their group resulted in a 4–0 victory away to Rosenborg and a 0–0 draw at home to Valencia.  Chelsea's failure to clear the loose ball gave Michael Carrick the chance to extend his side's lead, but Čech was again equal to the task with another save.  Although UEFA allowed matches in earlier rounds and European Championship qualifying to be played on the synthetic surface, they mandated that the Champions League Final should be played on natural grass. That was as close as either team got to a goal in the first leg and it ended 0–0. Live now, Group G Ivory Coast.  In February 1958, eight Manchester United players were killed in the Munich air disaster, when the aeroplane carrying their team back from a match in Belgrade crashed while attempting to take off from a refuelling stop in Munich.  The teams also had identical records going into the semi-final, each having won eight and drawn two of their 10 games, scoring 18 goals and conceding just five. I've lost three with Aberdeen and three with United, so seventh time lucky — magnificent. Also in attendance at the ceremony were final ambassador Rinat Dasayev and Russian Football Union president Vitaly Mutko. Turf was shipped in from Slovakia especially for the final at a cost of £160,000, and laid on top of the existing playing surface. Chelsea had a few opportunities to take the lead, with Essien breaking free of United's defence in the 54th minute, only for his left-footed shot to curl well over the goal. , The match ball for the final was the Adidas Finale Moscow, the eighth in the Adidas Finale range.  Technically, the ball is based on the Adidas Europass, which was used at UEFA Euro 2008 later that summer; it has the same 14-panel configuration as the Adidas Teamgeist, but with the proprietary surface texture developed for the Europass. Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United) The money was then split between the four teams who qualified for the Champions League from the 2006–07 FA Premier League based on their position in the league and the number of matches played in the 2007–08 Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Assistant referees: , Chelsea faced Greek side Olympiacos in the first knockout round. , One of the major concerns for English fans attending the final was the acquisition of visas for entry into Russia. Compare teams, find the best odds and browse through archive stats up to 7 years back.  United scored 19 goals en route to the final, Ronaldo scoring seven of them, more than any other player. More than 67,000 people watched the game in the stadium, along with more than 17.5 million television viewers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match that took place on Wednesday, 21 May 2008, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, to determine the winner of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League. For sale is a 100% authentic lot of uefa champions league cards from the season 2007-2008. Didier Drogba.  Ferguson made one change from the team that had beaten Wigan Athletic to secure the league title 10 days earlier, with Owen Hargreaves starting on the right side of midfield in a 4–4–2 formation. Ashley Cole was the next up, and Van der Sar got a strong hand to the ball but could not keep it out. 2x MESUT OZIL STICKER #378 ROOKIE U C L 2007 08 SCHALKE 04.  He was also selected to referee at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, and the European Championships in 2004 and 2008. , Although the Luzhniki Stadium had a usual capacity of almost 85,000 spectators, that was reduced to 69,500 for the final. The first leg at the Camp Nou saw United spend most of the game defending, while Barcelona tried to pass the ball around them. , As the match went to penalties, Rio Ferdinand won the coin toss for Manchester United, and opted for his side to go first in the shoot-out, which would be taken at the end housing the Manchester United fans.  The public parade was ultimately cancelled, but fans were given the opportunity to photograph the players with the Premier League and Champions League trophies before the kick-off of Manchester United's home friendly against Juventus on 6 August 2008. Next was another 1–0 win at home to Roma, followed by back-to-back four-goal victories over Dynamo Kyiv (4–2 in Ukraine and 4–0 at Old Trafford). Besides Champions League 2007/2008 results you can find 5000+ competitions from more than 30 sports around the world on FlashScore.com.  Nicolas Anelka, who took the decisive kick, revealed he did not actually want to take a penalty, citing lack of warm-up time. Chelsea also received €5.4 million for participation and €7.7 million for the first three knockout rounds, but received only €5.1 million from the group stage, having drawn two more games and won two fewer than Manchester United. The ball's design was based around the "starball" pattern, inspired by the UEFA Champions League logo; the stars are dark red with gold detailing, tying in with the overall design concept for the final. The market pool share had a total value of €277 million, shared between the 32 clubs that qualified for the group stage. Buck was unimpressed with Chelsea's second-place league finish and being runners-up in the Champions League, saying "we have very high expectations at Chelsea and a couple of second place finishes is just not good enough for us". However, after a period of negotiations between representatives of Russia, the United Kingdom, UEFA and the two clubs, it was agreed that fans with tickets for the match would not require a visa, provided they were also able to produce a passport with at least six months before expiry and a completed immigration card on entry into Russia. 2008–09 → The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 18 September and 12 December 2007. , As part of the marketing for the match, a unique design concept has been developed for each Champions League final since 1997, inspired by the cultural and historical heritage of the host city.  As UEFA's representative at the Club World Cup, Manchester United entered the competition in the semi-finals, where they beat 2008 AFC Champions League winners Gamba Osaka 5–3, before beating 2008 Copa Libertadores winners LDU Quito 1–0 in the final. The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match that took place on Wednesday, 21 May 2008, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, to determine the winner of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League. However, honours were even in cup finals, with Manchester United having won the 1994 FA Cup Final 4–0, while Chelsea won the 2007 FA Cup Final 1–0, the last cup game between the two sides. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have dismissed Roy Keane's suggestion this week that the players would cost him his job but the manner of Wednesday's Champions League defeat supported the … It means everything to me, we have won both trophies, it is the best day in my life." Van der Sar then pulled off the crucial save for United; he pointed to his left to indicate to Nicolas Anelka that he thought he would kick to that side, as had the six players who had kicked before him, only to correctly dive to his right to deny Anelka, whose kick was at a good height to be saved, securing European football's top prize for United for the third time in their history. , Manchester United had originally intended to hold a parade through the streets of Manchester to celebrate their Double triumph on their return from Moscow on 22 May. 8 (1) 2. , ITV's viewing figures peaked at 14.6 million in the five minutes from 22:30, during the penalty shoot-out. Help: Find Champions League 2007/2008 fixtures, tomorrow's matches and all of the current season's Champions League 2007/2008 schedule. , Although the two clubs claimed to have sold most of the 42,000 tickets allocated to them, only about 25,000 fans were said to have travelled to Moscow from the United Kingdom, with about 110 charter flights arriving ahead of the game. 21 de dezembro 2007: Sorteio das oitavas-de-final 19-20 de fevereiro de 2008: Oitavas-de-final, jogos de ida 4-11 de março de 2008: Oitavas-de-final, jogos de volta² 14 de março 2008: Sorteio das fases restantes 1-2 de abril de 2008: Quartas-de-final, jogos de ida 8-9 de abril de 2008: Quartas-de-final, jogos de volta 22-23 … Free shipping . It will be remembered as the strangest of Champions League seasons but it has ended with a familiar name on the trophy after Bayern Munich got the better of Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday's final in Lisbon, with their deserved … As some fans looked to offload tickets to the match, The Moscow Times reported that the black-market price dropped from a high of €2,000 (£1,600) to around €500 (£400), while Russian TV channel Sport-1 was reporting prices as low as £300 for tickets belonging to fans who had failed to make the trip to Moscow. Cristiano Ronaldo started on the left wing, where he was pitted against makeshift Chelsea right-back Michael Essien. The 2007–08 season was Chelsea Football Club's 94th competitive season, 16th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 102nd year as a club.Manager José Mourinho left the club by mutual consent on 20 September 2007 following a disappointing 1–1 draw with Rosenborg and was replaced by the Israeli Avram Grant. Mesut Ozil Rookie Sticker Panini Champions League 2007 2008 #378 / FC Shalke 04. The top divisions of these is the League Championship. Chelsea also received €4 million for finishing as runners-up. The ball was unveiled at a ceremony in Moscow's Manezhnaya Square, attended by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor, former Germany player and coach Franz Beckenbauer, final ambassador Rinat Dasayev and Russian Football Union president Vitaly Mutko. , Lampard then put Chelsea 3–2 ahead, but Hargreaves levelled things up with a shot into the top corner. $16.99.  United secured top spot in the group with a 2–1 win at home to Sporting in their fifth game. No, erano le lacrime per una sconfitta in finale di Champions League, un qualcosa che non so se mi … Manchester United and Chelsea had played each other 150 times prior to the Champions League final, with 18 meetings in domestic cup competitions (including the FA Community Shield). In 1973, it served as the principal venue for the seventh Summer Universiade, before going on to perform the same function at the 1980 Summer Olympics.  Sky acted as the host broadcaster for UEFA, providing pictures to all other networks covering the final with around 30 cameras and 100 crew members.  In celebration, Lampard looked up and pointed to the sky with both hands in memory of his mother, Pat, who had died a month earlier. , Based on an expected audience of up to 13 million, ITV raised the prices of their 30-second advertising slots during the final from between £100,000 and £150,000 to as much as £250,000. Manchester United won the match 6–5 on penalties, after a 1–1 draw following extra time. The European Cup? Celtic take on AC Milan in the 2007/2008 Champions League on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Lionel MESSI - Barcelona - Panini Champions League 2008-2009 RC Rookie Sticker.  Chelsea's closest opportunity to take the lead came in the 77th minute when a Drogba shot struck the post from 25 yards (23 m) out. The winner and the runner up of the League Championship …  Nevertheless, he decided to start with Florent Malouda on the left-wing instead of Salomon Kalou, and also chose to deploy Michael Essien at right-back, rather than in his preferred midfield position, ahead of Paulo Ferreira – who did not even make the bench despite starting both legs of the semi-final – and Juliano Belletti. $9.99. Manchester United then won their second European Cup the following year, beating Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. , Sir Alex Ferguson guaranteed a place in the starting line-up for Paul Scholes, after the midfielder had missed the 1999 final through suspension. , Following the loss, Avram Grant's future as manager was thrown into doubt, with owner Roman Abramovich (who attended the final), chief executive Peter Kenyon, director Eugene Tenenbaum and chairman Bruce Buck reportedly already seeking a replacement for Grant the day after the game. However, following the violence that occurred at the UEFA Cup Final, Greater Manchester Police determined that any victory parade could only take place later in the summer. Tickets were available in three categories, priced at €80, €140 and €200 depending on their location in the stadium. Sold out set with some very rare cards.  Grant was officially sacked three days after the match. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks. Meanwhile, Sky Sports' peak was 2 million viewers in a five-minute period near the end of extra time; their average for the match was 1.8 million, and 1.3 million for the full broadcast. , The clubs were able to distribute their tickets however they wished; Manchester United chose to make their allocation available to all Executive Seat Holders and any Season Ticket Holders who had successfully applied for a ticket to at least one of the club's five away Champions League matches between the group stage and the quarter-finals, while Chelsea opened up applications to all club members and season ticket holders. Their cup record was equally good, winning 10 of the 18 cup meetings, with the remaining eight ties split equally between draws and Chelsea wins. , Both sides had a connection to the early history of European football; Chelsea were invited to take part in the inaugural European Cup in 1955–56 as champions of England, only to be denied entry by The Football League, allowing Manchester United to become the first English entrants in the competition the following season. Stephen Makinwa » Matches for Lazio Roma: » Champions League 2007/2008 , Manchester United were drawn in Group F along with Roma, Sporting CP and Dynamo Kyiv.  Up to the 2008 final, he refereed 55 Champions League matches (including qualifying), notably the second leg of the semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool in 2005, in which Liverpool's Luis García scored a controversial goal, which Micheľ chose to allow. As Didier Drogba had been sent off during the game, he was not allowed to collect his medal himself and it was given to Grant; when he returned to pitch level, Grant tossed his own medal into the crowd. According to the head of the Russian national tourist office, Mikhail Ignatiev, many fans were put off by the cost of travel and accommodation. , In Moscow, around 6,000 police were on duty to prevent a repeat of the 2008 UEFA Cup Final riots in Manchester a week earlier, but police reported that none of the 40,000 visiting fans were arrested, due in part to public safety measures such as a ban on public drinking and no large screens being set up for members of the public to watch the game outdoors. Get European soccer, South American, North American soccer scores & Asian and Oceanian soccer, African football leagues scores and Europe - Champions League 2007/2008 … , In reaching the final, United won nine and drew three of their 12 matches, dwarfing their record of four wins and six draws in the 10 games they took to reach the final in 1999 (when there was no first knockout round and teams advanced from the group stage directly into the quarter-finals). , After a fairly cagey first 21 minutes, the first major incident of the game occurred when Paul Scholes and Claude Makélélé clashed in mid-air, resulting in both players being booked and Scholes having to leave the field for treatment to a bloody nose. We deserved to win as we played better in the whole game. Live now, Group C " Ferguson later apologised to Park Ji-sung for not including him in the matchday squad. , In the first knockout round, United were drawn against Lyon, against whom they drew the away leg 1–1, thanks to a late equaliser from Carlos Tevez. Seeding and draw.  Among the confirmed advertisers on ITV were Ford, Cadbury, Nike, Heineken, Audi and BlackBerry. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 26th minute with a header from a cross by Wes Brown, but Frank Lampard equalised shortly before half-time. Spain. HELP: Champions League 2007/2008 results page belongs to the Football/Europe section of FlashScore.co.uk.  They travelled to Roma for the final group game, in which both teams were already guaranteed to progress; it finished as a 1–1 draw, with Gerard Piqué scoring his second goal for the club before Mancini's equaliser. England Championship 2007/2008 table, full stats, livescores. Giggs was next up and he was also successful. To help the stadium cope with the cold Russian winters, the grass pitch was replaced by an artificial FieldTurf surface in 2002.
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