It was the first European Cup final played in Russia, and hence the easternmost final in the tournament's history.  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.  This went against the prediction of The Guardian's David Pleat, who thought a duel between Ronaldo and Ashley Cole would be key to the final. This was only the third time that two clubs from the same country …  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.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Assistant referees:  The first goal of the game came five minutes later, when an interchange of passes between Scholes and Wes Brown after a throw-in on the right flank gave Brown time to pick out a cross for Cristiano Ronaldo, who directed his header past Petr Čech.  Manchester United responded to defeat in the 2007 FA Cup Final by beating Chelsea in the 2007 FA Community Shield the following August, winning 3–0 on penalties after a 1–1 draw in normal time.  United scored 19 goals en route to the final, Ronaldo scoring seven of them, more than any other player.
MESUT OZIL ROOKIE SCHALKE 04 2007/08 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STICKER PANINI SOCCER. If two or more clubs are level on points, alphabetical order is applied based on full club names until teams have played each other twice, at which point the competition regulations are applied.  Both Chelsea and Manchester United won that same competition during the 1990s – first Manchester United beat Barcelona 2–1 in the 1991 final (followed by victory over Red Star Belgrade in the 1991 Super Cup), (followed by victory over Real Madrid in the 1998 Super Cup, their most recent European success at the time). , 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. The stadium was given five-star status by UEFA in 1998, before hosting the UEFA Cup final the following year. , UEFA Man of the Match:  United spent the rest of the first half pressing for a second goal, and had two good opportunities to extend their lead, but were denied by a double-save from Čech. 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 … , Sir Alex Ferguson guaranteed a place in the starting line-up for Paul Scholes, after the midfielder had missed the 1999 final through suspension.  Chelsea's second match was against Valencia, whom they beat 2–1, leaving Chelsea with four points from their two matches. Champions League 2007/2008 results page on FlashScore.com offers results, Champions League 2007/2008 standings and match details.  Chelsea won the second leg at Stamford Bridge 2–0, with goals from Ballack and Lampard, to claim a 3–2 aggregate victory over the Turkish side. Seeding was determined by the UEFA coefficients. 2x MESUT OZIL STICKER #378 ROOKIE U C L 2007 08 SCHALKE 04. 8 (1) 2. Chelsea FC. , Although the Luzhniki Stadium had a usual capacity of almost 85,000 spectators, that was reduced to 69,500 for the final.  In Ireland, RTÉ Two's coverage of the match reached a one-minute peak of 998,000 (62% share), with an average over their four-hour broadcast of 653,000 (44% share). , The match was shown simultaneously in the United Kingdom by free-to-air channel ITV 1 and subscription channel Sky Sports 1, who in 2005 won the rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches for three seasons from 2006–07 to 2008–09. Manchester United won the match 6–5 on penalties, after a 1–1 draw following extra time. This was the fourth year in succession that these teams had met in the Champions League, following semi-final meetings in 2004–05 and 2006–07, and two group stage matches in 2005–06. Chelsea also received €4 million for finishing as runners-up. Martin Balko (Slovakia) Champions League 2007/2008 results, tables, fixtures, and other stats for Champions League 2007/2008. Amid the melée, assistant referee Martin Balko saw Drogba slap Nemanja Vidić and reported the incident to referee Ľuboš Micheľ. Roman Slyško (Slovakia) UEFA President Michel Platini presented both Kenyon and Charlton with commemorative plaques and medals, but Charlton declined to accept his medal; he later donated it to the club museum.  In the United States, viewership was split between the English language channel ESPN2 and Spanish language channel ESPN Deportes; viewership on ESPN2 averaged at 1.097 million, while ESPN Deportes received an average of 213,000 viewers, totalling 1.31 million. 2008–09 → The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 18 September and 12 December 2007. Ronaldinho Rookie 2 Sticker Panini Champions League 2006 2007 #18 / FC Barcelona. The rest of Chelsea's team was as expected, with key players John Terry (dislocated elbow) and Didier Drogba (knee) recovering from injuries suffered against Bolton Wanderers on the last day of the league season 10 days earlier to start the game.  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. , 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. The European Cup? The pool was split in proportion to each national association's strength in the television market, with the Premier League clubs receiving around €60 million in total from the pool. Champions League 2007/2008 » Gruppo A (Classifica e risultati) "Le mie lacrime di ieri sera per l'addio alla Juve? Tevez stepped up first and sent Čech the wrong way. 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. , The semi-final pitted United against Barcelona; the teams had not met since the group stage of the 1998–99 tournament, the last time United won it. The ball's change in direction caused Van der Sar to lose his footing, leaving Lampard, who had made a run from deep, with a simple finish. The knockout stage of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League began on 19 February 2008, and concluded on 21 May 2008 with the final at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.The knockout stage involved the 16 teams who finished in the top two in each of their groups in the group stage.. Times are CET/CEST, as listed by … 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. England Championship 2007/2008 table, full stats, livescores.  Chelsea almost equalised in the 33rd minute when Frank Lampard's cross was headed back into the goal area by Didier Drogba. The goal followed from a long-range shot by Michael Essien, which deflected first off Nemanja Vidić and then Ferdinand. 6 (0) Fernando Torres. Manchester United then won their second European Cup the following year, beating Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. 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.  Sky's advertising prices were not reported, but among their scheduled advertisers were Audi, Ford, Nike, Samsung and Pepsi. In the penalty shoot-out, Ronaldo missed Manchester United's third kick, giving John Terry the chance to win the game for Chelsea, only for him to slip and hit the post. , 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 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. It also marked the 100th anniversary of Manchester United's first league triumph, the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, and the 40th anniversary of United's first European Cup triumph in 1968. On behalf of 2007 champions Milan, their technical operations director and former player Leonardo, and club director Umberto Gandini presented the trophy back to UEFA president Michel Platini, who passed it on to the Mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, for it to be displayed in five cities around the country – Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg and Samara – before returning to Moscow ahead of the final. 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. Vladimir Hriňák (Slovakia), Having missed what could have been Chelsea's winning penalty, John Terry had to be consoled by his manager, Avram Grant. He then attempted to quash further speculation about his future and a potential transfer to Real Madrid, saying, "I am going to stay.  Among the celebrities who did not travel were Chelsea supporter and chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Sebastian Coe, who had to attend meetings ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and Manchester United fan and Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall, who was due to perform at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Wayne Rooney delivered a long ball into the path of Ronaldo and the United goalscorer placed his cross on the head of the diving Carlos Tevez, only for Čech to deny him. Help: Follow Champions League 2007/2008 results, all of the season's Champions League 2007/2008 scores and standings.  Micheľ began refereeing in 1987 at the age of 19, and took charge of his first top-flight game in 1993. The winner and the runner up of the League Championship … , Micheľ's first UEFA Champions League matches came in the 1998–99 season, including Manchester United's 5–0 win over Brøndby in the group stage. Live now, Group C
We deserved to win as we played better in the whole game. The market pool share had a total value of €277 million, shared between the 32 clubs that qualified for the group stage.  UEFA received around 125,000 applications for tickets from the general public over the course of the three-week application process. Manchester United held the upper hand in the teams' 150 previous meetings, winning 65 times to Chelsea's 41, with 44 draws. , 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. That was as close as either team got to a goal in the first leg and it ended 0–0. It was Manchester United's third European Cup final after 1968 and 1999, while it was Chelsea's first. Live now, Group E
League, teams and player statistics. The FA Cup? Champions League 2007/2008 results have all the match information - Champions League 2007/2008 scores, results and tables.  Because of the difference in time zones, the match kicked off at 22:45 Moscow Time, making it the first Champions League final to start on one day and finish in the next. Live now, Group D
His team was completed by fellow Slovak assistant referees Roman Slysko and Martin Balko and fourth official Vladimír Hriňák.  They went on to claim their 17th league title at the end of the 2007–08 Premier League season, finishing two points ahead of Chelsea.  There, they were drawn against Fenerbahçe of Turkey.  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. Carrick buried his spot-kick, as did Juliano Belletti with his first touch of the game, having come on for Makélélé at the end of extra time.  Having presided over the 2003 UEFA Cup Final, Micheľ was the second man to referee the finals of both the Champions League and UEFA Cup since the latter changed to a single-legged affair in 1998; the other was Pierluigi Collina. It means everything to me, we have won both trophies, it is the best day in my life." 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. , The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow was selected as the venue for the match at a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 4 October 2006. , Because of the aforementioned entry restrictions, Manchester United had only met English opposition in Europe twice before,[nb 1] while Chelsea had far more experience against English opposition, having played 12 matches against compatriot clubs, winning five, drawing five and losing just two. Besides Champions League 2007/2008 standings you can find 5000+ competitions from more than 30 sports around the world on FlashScore.com. Live now, Group B
 The second leg at Old Trafford was a game of higher tempo, which United won 1–0 thanks to a goal from Paul Scholes after 14 minutes. , 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. , 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. Veniamin Mandrykin » Matches for CSKA Moskva: » Champions League 2007/2008 , 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. The Football League is contested through three Divisions.  The ITV broadcast was led by Steve Rider, with Clive Tyldesley commentating, David Pleat as an analyst, and Andy Townsend and Mark Hughes as in-studio pundits. The Super Cup was played at Stade Louis II in Monaco in August 2008, with Zenit winning 2–1. League, teams and player statistics. 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. in international football competitions, English football clubs in international competitions, Manchester United F.C.  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. That same year, he was promoted to the FIFA list of international referees, and in November 1993, he refereed his first international match – a UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying match between San Marino and England. HELP: Champions League 2007/2008 results page belongs to the Football/Europe section of FlashScore.co.uk.  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. , 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). Paul Scholes' memorable strike against Barcelona in the 2008 Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg will go down in United folklore. Stephen Makinwa » Matches for Lazio Roma: » Champions League 2007/2008 Fans' Man of the Match: Help: Follow Champions League 2007/2008 standings, overall, home/away and form (last 5 matches) Champions League 2007/2008 standings. 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. Free shipping . 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. , 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.  United went on to secure the tie in the second leg with a 1–0 win, their record 11th consecutive home Champions League win. In addition to prize money received from earlier in the competition, Manchester United received €7 million for winning the final, while Chelsea received €4 million. [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. It was the first time a UEFA match on ESPN had been watched by more than 1 million viewers.  The Ivorian striker came very close to turning Joe Cole's low cross home for the winner four minutes from time, but fired wide. Recall some memorable moments from past matches between the sides in the Champions League. FlashScore.com provides all Champions League 2007/2008 fixtures, live scores and final results with current standings, head-to-head stats and odds comparison. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks.
 United secured top spot in the group with a 2–1 win at home to Sporting in their fifth game. , One of the major concerns for English fans attending the final was the acquisition of visas for entry into Russia. 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.  The other venues in contention were the Estadio Olímpico in Sevilla, the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Wembley Stadium in London, and the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which was chosen to host the 2009 final.  Ferguson hoped his substitutes might have a big impact on the match, just as Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær did in 1999, when the pair came off the bench to help Manchester United come from behind and beat Bayern Munich. 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.  It was estimated that ITV would stand to make £9 million in advertising revenue during the final, rising to £10 million if it went to extra time and penalties; this compared with amounts of £2–3 million normally received for its Wednesday night schedule and £3–4 million for a Champions League final with no British teams involved. $16.99. 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By this point, the stadium's capacity was 103,000; however, renovations in the mid-1990s reduced the capacity to just under 85,000. Free shipping . The Scottish cups? $9.99.  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. Get European soccer, South American, North American soccer scores & Asian and Oceanian soccer, African football leagues scores and Europe - Champions League 2007/2008 … , 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. , 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. The Manchester United players formed a guard of honour for Chelsea, lining up in two opposite rows at the foot of the steps up to the presentation party and applauding as the Chelsea team – led by chief executive Peter Kenyon – walked through.  United went to Rome and secured a 2–0 win with a first-half header from Ronaldo and a second-half goal tapped in by Wayne Rooney. Besides Champions League 2007/2008 results you can find 5000+ competitions from more than 30 sports around the world on FlashScore.com.
 Chelsea's next two matches were against Schalke 04. , 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. According to the head of the Russian national tourist office, Mikhail Ignatiev, many fans were put off by the cost of travel and accommodation.  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.  The first leg at Anfield was a 1–1 draw, in which Chelsea got a 95th-minute equaliser through a John Arne Riise own goal after Dirk Kuyt had put Liverpool 1–0 up just before half-time. The first leg at the Camp Nou saw United spend most of the game defending, while Barcelona tried to pass the ball around them. Live now, Group G
Manchester United. , The day before the match, Avram Grant predicted that the game would throw up few tactical surprises due to the two teams' knowledge of each other from the domestic league. Cristiano Ronaldo started on the left wing, where he was pitted against makeshift Chelsea right-back Michael Essien. , Manchester United's first meeting against English opposition in Europe was in the second round of the, In addition to their 4–3 aggregate win over, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Chelsea F.C. , Manchester United chief executive David Gill expressed disappointment that his club had only been allocated 21,000 tickets for their supporters, claiming that they could have potentially sold up to 100,000.  United won their first five group games; they first travelled to Lisbon, where Cristiano Ronaldo's header secured a 1–0 win against his old club, Sporting. , Lampard's equaliser at the end of the first half led to a transformed Chelsea in the second, and they kept United on the back foot for long periods.  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. , 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.