The 2005–06 season was Futbol Club Barcelona's 107th season in existence and 77th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football, La Liga.It was manager Frank Rijkaard's third season in charge of the club, a season in which he managed to successfully retain the La Liga title, as well as winning the UEFA Champions League and Spanish Super Cup. [19], The opposition in the fourth round was Italian team Inter Milan, who had won the competition three times. [14] Liverpool were drawn against Spanish side Barcelona in the semi-finals. Liverpool were appearing in their third UEFA Cup final, after their appearances in 1973 and 1976. Alavés won the match 3–1 with goals from Ibon Begoña, Óscar Téllez and Cosmin Contra. In the 35th minute, Alavés were again nearly level. Barcelona will sue Neymar for 10.2 million euros ($12 million) that they believe they … The first leg at Anfield was heading for a 0–0 draw, until the 87th minute when Emile Heskey scored to give Liverpool a 1–0 victory. [32] In the 82nd minute, Alavés had an appeal for a penalty after a tackle by Hamann brought Magno down, but the Brazilian was subsequently booked for diving. BARCELONA-PSV EINDHOVEN 2-1. [9], Liverpool faced the Italian side Roma in the fourth round. [7], Olympiacos of Greece were their opponents in the third round. These boys have produced a game which will be remembered for a long time – and that is thanks to Alavés too. [32] Liverpool reacted to the scoreline being levelled at 3–3 by substituting Henchoz with Vladimír Šmicer. "[40] Alan Hansen also praised McAllister's performance: "Gary McAllister was outstanding. # Jump to navigation Jump to search. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. 10:25. Oscar Téllez curled a shot towards Liverpool's goal, but Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld pushed the ball away. Squad fc barcelona this page shows the detailed view of the current squad. Squad Barcelona Season 2001-02 First Division: Bonano, Puyol, Coco, Frank de Boer, … Liberec took the lead in the first half to level the tie at 1–1. Alavés took an early lead when Rosenborg player Bent Inge Johnsen scored an own goal. Superstar Neymar hat die Spekulationen über einen Abschied des sechsmaligen Weltfußballers Lionel Messi vom FC Barcelona angeheizt.... mehr » 02.12.2020 23:07 [24] They entered the match with the opportunity to win a treble. [6] The second leg was at Liberec's home ground, the Stadion u Nisy. "[41], The Alavés manager Mané praised his players despite their loss: "Dortmund has seen a great final, and it was possibly the smallest team in the competition that made it great." Alavés scored a further two goals in the second half, and Rosenborg also scored one. The victory ensured Liverpool won the tie 4–2 on aggregate to progress to the fourth round. They lost all four matches and finished the season in 10th place, outside of the qualification spots for European competition. Alain Sars (France)[2], Liverpool's victory was their third UEFA Cup success, putting them level with Internazionale and Juventus as the teams with the most success in the competition. La Liga champions Real Madrid will face Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will play Real Sociedad in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals next month, Spain's football federation said on Thursday.... more » 16.12.2020 16:44 Founded in 1970 as FC Barcelona Atlètic, it is the reserve team of FC Barcelona, and currently plays in Segunda División B, holding its home matches at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.. Reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. [34], Minutes later Alavés made the first substitution of the match when Alonso replaced defender Eggen. The 2001 UEFA Cup Final was a football match between Liverpool of England and Alavés of Spain on 16 May 2001 at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany.The showpiece event was the final match of the 2000–01 edition of Europe's secondary cup competition, the UEFA Cup.Liverpool were appearing in their third UEFA Cup final, after their appearances in 1973 and 1976. [8] The second leg at Anfield was won 2–0 by Liverpool, with a goal scored in each half by Barmby and Heskey respectively. Alavés won the match 3–1 to progress to the fourth round courtesy of a 4–2 aggregate victory. Roma were unable to score the necessary goal following the incident and Liverpool progressed to the quarter-finals courtesy of a 2–1 aggregate victory. Kaiserslautern scored a consolation goal, but Alavés won the match 4–1 to progress to the final in their first season in European competition courtesy of a 9–2 aggregate victory. They had been a semi-professional team six years previous. Liverpool won the match 3–2 to secure their second Super Cup victory. In the 64th minute, both sides made substitutions. "[42], Despite their success, Liverpool were not celebrating immediately after the match, as they had an important match in the Premier League on the Saturday following the final. Barcelona continued the frustrating run of league title drought, finishing just fourth in La Liga, despite having bought Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit in total of £54m transfer fee in the summer of 2000. ARSENAL-BARCELONA 0-2, 04-06-2001 FRIENDLY. Esnal saluted his players for their character especially for equalising twice in the match: "We played with pride and class to get the score back to 4–4 at the end of normal time, the result of that, however, was that we were half dead going into extra-time. [33] They nearly added to their lead minutes later when Heskey was put through on goal from a McAllister pass, but Alavés goalkeeper Martín Herrera cleared the ball with his feet. The showpiece event was the final match of the 2000–01 edition of Europe's secondary cup competition, the UEFA Cup. BARCELONA-BALAGUER 2-2 /3-4/ PENALTY. They extended their lead in the 16th minute when Steven Gerrard scored. But we also have some really good players. [15] Houllier defended his tactics after the match, stating: "If I'd gone out and attacked and lost by three goals, you would be calling me naive. BARCELONA-SELECT LA LIGA 1-2, 26-04-2001 Copa Catalunya (semifinal). Liverpool managed to see out the 90 minutes without conceding a goal to progress to their first European final since they were banned from participating in Europe following the Heysel Stadium disaster at the 1985 European Cup Final. Magno was shown a second yellow card for a two-footed challenge on Babbel. [20] The second leg at Internazionale's home ground the San Siro appeared to heading for a 0–0 draw until the 78th minute when Jordi Cruyff scored. That gives us time to counter and we are comfortable with that style. Liverpool 2000/01 treble winners", Football League 100th Championship Challenge,, International club association football competitions hosted by Germany, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 30 minutes of golden goal extra time if necessary, Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used, This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 15:22. McAllister took the penalty and scored to put Liverpool 3–1 ahead. Both teams played 12 matches to reach the final. 'That is not the case at all. [35] Three minutes later, Owen was brought down by defender Karmona, who was subsequently booked. The match against Charlton Athletic was a must-win match for Liverpool if they wanted to finish in third place in the league and claim the final UEFA Champions League qualification place. Barcelona dramatically sealed Champions League 3rd qualifying spot in the season finale, thanks to Rivaldo bicycle kick goal against Valencia. Midway through the first half, Iván Alonso scored to bring Alavés within a goal of levelling the match. Gary McAllister scored the subsequent penalty to put Liverpool 1–0 up in the match and the tie; a Barcelona goal would see them progress as a result of the away goals rule. "[39] Houllier hit back at critics who had labelled Liverpool as boring before the match: "Maybe we are a boring side – as I seem to keep reading – but I will put up with that. Assistant referees: [35] The change had the desired effect as four minutes later, Alavés scored. Five minutes later, Liverpool were awarded a penalty. Liverpool player McAllister also received a yellow card after he confronted the Alavés player over his challenge. Their opposition in the semi-finals was German team Kaiserslautern, the first leg in Spain saw four penalties awarded. The first leg was held at Roma's home ground the Stadio Olimpico, where Liverpool had won the European Cup twice in 1977 and 1984. "[31] Alavés captain, Antonio Karmona stated he had wanted to face Liverpool at some point in the competition: "The funny thing is that as we've been going through this UEFA Cup campaign we've been coming back into the dressing room each time hoping to draw Liverpool in the next round. [4] The second leg at Liverpool's home ground, Anfield, finished 0–0, which meant that Liverpool won the tie 1–0 on aggregate to progress to the second round. Visit the official F.C. [5] Liverpool faced Slovan Liberec of the Czech Republic in the second round. [33] In the 115th minute of the match, Alavés were reduced to nine men, when Karmona received a second yellow card for fouling Šmicer. ARSENAL-BARCELONA 1-2, 05-08-2000 Amsterdam Tournament. Gary McAllister (Liverpool)[1] They won their first round tie against Gaziantepspor by one goal, whereas they beat Kaiserslautern 9–2 in the semi-final. Teams National Teams. Alonso's header fell to Moreno, who went past Henchoz, but his shot was saved by Westerveld after it hit his chest. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, 2000–01 UEFA Champions League first group stage,,,, Web Oficial de la Liga de Fútbol Profesional,–01_FC_Barcelona_season&oldid=987999233, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2020, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 13:52. Three were awarded to Alavés and one to Kaiserslautern, all were scored and a further two goals for Alavés ensured the match finished 5–1 to Alavés. Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has once again insisted club legend Xavi will return to the club if he is elected following January's election.. MÀLAGA-BARCELONA 1-1 /3-5/ PENALTY. Incidentally, Roma were the team Liverpool beat to win the European Cup in 1984. The second leg in Spain was a 2–2 draw, which ensured that Alavés won the tie 5–3 on aggregate to progress to the third round. "[38] McAllister was optimistic about the future of Liverpool: "This is an amazing game for all the young guys at the club to be playing in so early in their career, hopefully they will go and make Liverpool great again. We will not be making that mistake. Their first trophy was the Football League Cup which they had won in February, defeating Birmingham City 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out after the match had finished 1–1. Within four minutes, Alavés had been reduced to 10 men. 26-08-2000 Trofeo Balompédica Linense. This meant that they progressed to the quarter-finals at the expense of the three-time winners due to a 5–3 aggregate victory. A few minutes before the end of the first half, Liverpool went 3–1 up when Gary McAllister scored from the penalty spot. 2001 Barcelona Dragons Statistics 2001 Barcelona Dragons Results. QUICK 1890-BARCELONA 0-10, 03-08-2000 Amsterdam Tournament. They were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Liverpool penalty area following a challenge by Stéphane Henchoz. Moments later, he reversed his decision and instead awarded Roma a corner-kick. Barcelona Store at [33] A minute later, Téllez was booked for fouling Fowler. Minutes after the start of the second half, Javi Moreno scored twice to level the match at 3–3. Liverpool replaced Heskey with Robbie Fowler, while Alavés substituted one of their goalscorers, Moreno, for Pablo. [43] Winning the UEFA Cup entitled Liverpool to compete in the 2001 UEFA Super Cup against Champions League winners Bayern Munich. Owen had run into the penalty area past the Alavés defence, where he was brought down by Herrera was who was booked for the foul. [33] Immediately afterwards, Alavés were almost level when Contra put another ball into the penalty area, but Henchoz cleared the ball before an Alavés player could reach it. "[30] Despite playing in their first European final, Alavés were confident. The 2001 UEFA Cup Final was a football match between Liverpool of England and Alavés of Spain on 16 May 2001 at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany. BARCELONA-REAL SOCIEDAD 0-0, 04-06-2001 FRIENDLY. [17], Alavés qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing sixth during the 1999–2000 La Liga. .mw-parser-output .nogrid,.mw-parser-output .nogrid td,.mw-parser-output .nogrid tr,.mw-parser-output .nogrid th{border:0} Pizzagate Recommended for you. Champions League 2000/2001 squad 12-Sep-00 / 23-May-01 Champions League 2000/2001 Anderlcht - Arsenal - Barcelona - Bayern - Beşiktaş - Depor - Dynamo K - Gsaray - Hamburg - Heerenveen - Helsingbo - Juventus - Lazio - Leeds - Leverkusn - Lyon - Man Utd - Milan - Monaco - Olympiacs - PAO - PSG - PSV - Rangers - Real - Rosenborg - Shakhtar - Sparta - Spartak M - Sporting - Sturm Graz - Valencia [29], The Liverpool manager, Gérard Houllier, was wary of the threat posed by Alavés, despite their lack of experience in European competition. A product of Barcelona’s La Masia academy and a six-time Spanish international, Cristobal Parralo joined PSG ahead of the 2001-02 season and retired the following year. He stated: "I have heard it suggested that Alavés are just there to make up the numbers, and someone actually said this was the easiest tie we could have had,' Houllier said. [33], Alavés kicked off the second half of extra-time and within seconds, Babbel was booked for bringing down Alavés defender Geli 30 yards from goal. [33] Two minutes later, Liverpool substituted Owen for Patrik Berger. [32] With a minute of the first half of extra-time remaining, Fowler thought he had scored the winning goal but it was disallowed as he was offside. One side always has to lose a final, just as one wins. They looked like they had the opportunity to do so when the referee awarded a penalty towards the end of the match after he had adjudged that Markus Babbel had handled the ball. At 36, to keep going the way he did, keep taking those free-kicks and producing it when it counted, was sensational. GRAMENET-BARCELONA 0-3, 22-05-2001 FRIENDLY. [27] Alavés, on the other hand, were appearing in their first European final in their first season in European competition. Liverpool qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing fourth in the 1999–2000 FA Premier League. The match went into extra time, the first half goalless. We set great store by what our scouts tell us. 29-11-2000 FRIENDLY. Futbol Club Barcelona 2001-2002. Alavés won the first leg at home 3–0. New coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer was not improved well and put under increasing pressure, and when Barcelona narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification in the summer, he was sacked in late April 2001. "[16] The second leg at Anfield was equally close, until the 44th minute when Liverpool were awarded a penalty. [23] The second trophy was the FA Cup, which they won four days before the final defeating Arsenal 2–1. Midway through the first half, Liverpool equalised to make it 1–1 on the night and 2–1 in their favour on aggregate. MX23RW : Wednesday, December 23 10:49:33| >> :60:741:741: Everton vs. Man Utd: 9 … BARCELONA-ESPANYOL 1-0. 1. After a goalless first leg, seven were scored between the two teams in the second leg. The first leg was at Lillestrøm's home ground the Åråsen Stadion. Two minutes later, Astudillo was shown a yellow card for a challenge on Heskey. Barcelona #2 on the Forbes Soccer Team Valuations List. Correct as of 3 October 2009. The rebound fell to Tomić, but Westerveld again saved his shot. Antoine griezmann on monday said he couldnt wait to make his barcelona debut and that his heart was with the team as he tries to move on from a sour exit from spanish rivals atletico madrid. Striker Jordi Cruyff believed being the underdogs would suit them: "We haven't been favourites in any of the rounds up to this stage, which means our opponents have felt that they really have to have a go and attack us as much as possible. Liverpool defended resolutely during the first leg at Barcelona's ground the Camp Nou to earn a 0–0 draw. The Barcelona Dragons of National Football League Europe ended the 2001 season with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in NFLE. Barcelona Football Club team news on Sky Sports - See fixtures, live scores, results, stats, video, photos and more.. The first leg in Portugal ended 0–0. We must have scored 122 of our 123 goals on the counter-attack, but all I know is that our total this season is the third highest in Liverpool's history. This is the match that we've wanted all season. Vincent Texier (France)[2] Serge Vallin (France)[2] Team. It was the first European final they had reached since being banned from European competition following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. Enterprise values (equity plus net debt) are based on April 19, 2019 exchange rates. Liverpool 1-0 Barcelona - UEFA Cup Semi-final 2000/2001 - Duration: 10:25. [32], Man of the Match: Liverpool went in front again in the 73rd minute when Robbie Fowler scored. When Roberto Carlos use Super Strength in Football - Duration: 10:15. Futbol Club Barcelona; Stagione 2001-2002; Allenatore: Carles Rexach: Presidente: Joan Gaspart: Liga: 4º posto (64 punti) UEFA Champions League: semifinali Coppa del Re: primo turno ← 2000-2001: 2002-2003: Rosa. [33] With two minutes remaining, Liverpool goalkeeper Westerveld conceded a corner. The resulting free-kick was put wide by Hermes Desio. [32] Liverpool kicked off the first half of extra-time and within three minutes, Alonso had put the ball in the Liverpool goal, but was ruled offside. The first leg in Spain saw Internazionale go ahead 3–1 midway through the second half after Álvaro Recoba scored twice and Christian Vieri once. [28] As it was their first season in Europe, Alavés had commissioned a special shirt that was pink and bore the names of all their 'socios' (members) as a memento of their qualification for Europe. All the information on Messi, Coutinho, Suárez, Gerard Piqué and the rest of the Barça football first team [32] Within the first three minutes Liverpool had scored. [32], In contrast to the first-half, it was Alavés who started the half the better of the two sides. [33] As a result of the golden goal, Liverpool had won the match 5–4 to win their third UEFA Cup and complete a treble. [35], The golden goal rule was used during extra-time, which meant that whichever team scored first would win. Liverpool were heading for a 2–1 victory courtesy of goals from Barmby and Steven Gerrard, until Olympiacos equalised in the last minute to earn a 2–2 draw. 31-07-2000 FRIENDLY. "[38] The Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier hailed his players after the match: "When you play in a European final, you are looking for immortality. Each team had to progress through six knockout rounds with matches played over two legs. The semi-final tie against Barcelona was won 1–0. [26], Liverpool were appearing in their third UEFA Cup final, both their previous appearances in the final in 1973 and 1976 had resulted in victory. The subsequent corner was headed into the goal by Cruyff to make the scoreline 4–4. "[31], Liverpool won the toss and kicked off. Gerrard was placed in the right-back position as a result of the change. UEFA Champions League match Leeds vs Barcelona 24.10.2000. [25] The final was held at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany. Liverpool won 4–0 to secure their place in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League. With the match heading for a penalty shoot-out, Delfí Geli headed into his own net; as a result, Liverpool won on the golden goal rule. The 2001 Barcelona Dragons lost in the Championship. Watched by a crowd of 48,050, Liverpool took an early lead when Markus Babbel scored in the fourth minute. [32] Two minutes into injury-time, Contra went down under pressure from Gerrard in the Liverpool penalty area. Two further goals in the second half by Barmby and Michael Owen, before a late Liberec goal, ensured Liverpool won the match 3–2 to progress to the third round after a 4–2 aggregate victory. BBC Sport commentator, Trevor Brooking, stated: "Gary McAllister was outstanding. Alavés were appearing in their first European final. Alavés won the match 4–3 to progress to the second round. They were also making their first appearance in a European final since their ban from European competition following the Heysel Stadium disaster. [32] Three minutes later, Liverpool had a chance to score, but Fowler could not reach Gerrard's cross and the ball was subsequently cleared from the Alavés penalty area. Rayo took a 2–0 lead in the second leg at their ground the Estadio Teresa Rivero, but a late Cruyff goal ensured that Alavés would progress to the semi-finals. The first leg was held at Olympiacos' home ground, the Karaiskakis Stadium. LAZIO-BARCELONA 3-3, 22-08-2000 Joan Gamper Trophy. The first leg in Spain was a 1–1 draw. Preview: Valladolid vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups Barcelona injury, suspension list vs. Valladolid Man City, ... Can you name Liverpool's 2001 FA Cup-winning squad? [11] The second leg at Anfield was a close affair. Football statistics of the country Spain in the year 2001. La Liga champions Real Madrid will face Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will play Real Sociedad in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals next month, Spain's football federation said on Thursday.... more » 16.12.2020 16:44 [44] Following the final, Alavés had four matches remaining in the 2000–01 La Liga. The match would now go into a 30-minute extra-time period. But we're the same team as we were two hours ago. Jack Bicknell coached the team. Contra put a cross from the right side of the pitch into the penalty area, which was met by Moreno, whose header beat Westerveld to make the scoreline 3–2. [19], Fellow Spanish side Rayo Vallecano were the opposition in the quarter-finals. Fourth official: Subs: Dutruel, De la Pena, Xavi, Gabri, Dani, Simao, Zenden. That would be a betrayal to our supporters. He fully deserved his man of the match award. The first leg was held at Rapid's home ground Stadionul Giuleşti-Valentin Stănescu, where Nick Barmby gave Liverpool a 1–0 win with a goal in the 28th minute. Danny Murphy and Owen scored in the first half to progress to the semi-finals courtesy of a 2–0 aggregate victory. In contrast, Alavés ties ranged from close to comfortable victories. Barcelona continued the frustrating run of league title drought, finishing just fourth in La Liga, despite having bought Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit in total of £54m transfer fee in the summer of 2000. [22], Liverpool had already won two trophies during the 2000–01 season before the final. The first leg at Alavés' home ground the Estadio Mendizorroza finished 0–0. The second leg was held at Rosenborg's ground the Lerkendal Stadion. Right wing-back Contra put the ball into the area from the right side of the pitch and Alonso rose above Babbel to head the ball into the net to make the scoreline 2–1. People remember who was playing and when you look at programmes from finals you just recall the facts of the game. [3] Their opposition in the first round was Rapid București of Romania. [32] Alavés' first opportunity to score was in the 12th minute. Alavés fought back to equalise in the 73rd minute after goals from Óscar Téllez and Iván Alonso secured a 3–3 draw. 13-06-2001 Copa Catalunya (Final). [21] Kaiserslautern needed to score four goals in the second leg to stand a chance of reaching the final. [18] They were drawn against Turkish team Gaziantepspor in the first round. Again, the referee deemed that there was no penalty. With a minute remaining in the match, Alavés equalised thanks to Jordi Cruyff. Liverpool's matches were mainly close affairs; none of their ties were won by more than two goals. Find Barça football shirts, clothing, gear and more. [13] Liverpool won the second leg at Anfield 2–0. [45], Football match between Liverpool and Alavés, "Match officials appointed for UEFA Cup final", "Houllier's men facing D-day in Dortmund", "UEFA Cup Final: Liverpool hit treble top", "Where are they now? Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says Lionel Messi's current salary is 'not affordable' given the club are now £700m in debt and boast a whopping £1billion-a-year wage bill. Babbel headed in a McAllister free-kick to put Liverpool 1–0 up. Click on column headings to sort. The victory meant Liverpool completed a treble consisting of the Football League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup. [19] Another Norwegian team, Rosenborg were their opposition. [37], The match was hailed as one of the most exciting finals in modern times, which BBC Sport pundit, Alan Hansen, declared as "the best final ever. Instead, Alavés scored four goals. Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Eibar on December 29. They were awarded a free-kick 25 yards away from goal and Moreno's shot went straight through the Liverpool wall and into the goal past Westerveld. [33] Four minutes later Alavés had equalised. Football statistics of the country Spain in the year 2001. Following this, the referee blew his whistle to signal the end of 90 minutes of play. Liverpool were awarded a free-kick, which McAllister hit into the Alavés wall. Squad barcelona season 2001 02. Barcelona also controversially sold Luís Figo to arch rivals Real Madrid in July 2000 and thus creating several furious fan reactions for accusing Luís Figo a traitor. [33] Three minutes later, Owen collected a Dietmar Hamann pass and played a diagonal pass to Gerrard, whose shot beat the Alavés keeper Herrera to put Liverpool 2–0 ahead. [36] Their victory also meant they completed a treble of cup victories, as they had won the Football League Cup and the FA Cup earlier in the season. I have a positive feeling about this game. [12], Portuguese side Porto were the opposition in the quarter-finals. [33], Eight minutes later, McAllister passed the ball to Fowler who moved towards the centre of the pitch from the left-hand side and hit his shot into the corner of the Alavés goal to give Liverpool a 4–3 lead with 18 minutes of the match remaining. Team and Opponent Stats Table; Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS; Team: 34: Opp: 34 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation 1 Valencia (C) 38 21 12 5 51 27 +24 75 Qualification for the Champions League group stage: 2 Deportivo La Coruña: 38 20 8 10 65 41 +24 68 3 Real Madrid: 38 19 9 10 69 44 +25 66 4 ... 14 October 2001 8: Barcelona: 2–2: Valencia: At this stage of the competition it's not a question of confidence; it's a question of being realistic. [10] Liverpool were once again successful at the Stadio Olimpico, as they won 2–0 courtesy of two Owen goals in the second-half. What's the point in being naive? Lionel Messi has sensationally lifted the lid on his summer of anguish at Barcelona. [1][2][3] "[39], The performance of McAllister was lauded after the match. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The 2001–02 season was the first in which Liverpool had competed in the UEFA Champions League, and their first campaign in Europe's premier club competition (previously the European Cup) since the 1984–85 season. Barcelona also controversially sold Luís Figo to arch rivals Real Madrid in July 2000 and thus creating several furious fan reactions for accusing Luís Figo a traitor. [19] Alavés' opposition in the second round were Lillestrøm of Norway. If they are in the final it means they must be a good side, but unlike some people we were expecting them to reach the final. Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report. Barcelona: Reina, Reiziger, de Boer, Puyol, Petit, Luis Enrique, Cocu, Guardiola, Overmars, Rivaldo, Kluivert.