2002 UEFA Cup Final

Football matchDate8 May 2002VenueFeijenoord Stadion, RotterdamMan of the MatchJon Dahl Tomasson (Feyenoord)RefereeVítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)Attendance45,611← 2001 2003 →

The 2002 UEFA Cup Final was an association football match played on 8 May 2002, between Feyenoord of the Netherlands and Borussia Dortmund of Germany. Feyenoord won the match 3–2 on their home ground, the Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam. It was the 31st UEFA Cup Final and it was also the first time that the final had been played at a finalist's home ground since the introduction of single–match finals in the UEFA Cup in 1998. Previous to this match, Feyenoord had not won a European trophy since 1974, when they beat Tottenham Hotspur to win the UEFA Cup. Borussia Dortmund, who had already won the Bundesliga title, were hoping to join Ajax, Bayern Munich and Juventus in being the only clubs to win all three European trophies. Feyenoord's victory marked the first European triumph for a Dutch club in seven years, after Ajax won the UEFA Champions League in 1995.

Contents

  • 1 Route to the final
    • 1.1 Borussia Dortmund
    • 1.2 Feyenoord
  • 2 Match
    • 2.1 First half
    • 2.2 Second half
    • 2.3 Details
    • 2.4 Statistics
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Route to the final

Further information: 2001–02 UEFA Cup and 2001–02 UEFA Champions League

Both Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund started off their European campaigns in the 2001–02 Champions League and entered the 2001–02 UEFA Cup in the third round, after finishing third in their respective Champions League groups.

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund started off their campaign in the third qualifying of the Champions League round defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 5–1 over two legs. BVB needed to win their last group game against Liverpool to have any chance of making it to the second group stage, but they lost 2–0 and were eliminated from Group B on goal difference, after finishing on the same points as Boavista.

Dortmund were drawn against Copenhagen of Denmark in the third round and won the first leg 1–0 away from home with Heiko Herrlich scoring in injury time. The second leg produced the same result, this time, Jan-Derek Sørensen scored in the 89th minute to secure Dortmund a place in the fourth round. In the fourth round, Dortmund were drawn against Lille of France, who had also joined the UEFA Cup, after finishing third in their Champions League group. Dortmund played the first leg away from home and got an away goal, after a 1–1 draw. Dortmund had opened the scoring in the 67th minute when Ewerthon scored after a rebound, though the lead only lasted five minutes as Salaheddine Bassir scored a half-volley on 72 minutes to tie the game 1–1, going into the second leg in Dortmund. In a rain-soaked second leg at the Westfalenstadion, the match finished in a 0–0 draw, meaning Borussia went through to the quarter–finals on the away goals rule.

Dortmund were drawn against Slovan Liberec of the Czech Republic in the quarter–finals, the first leg was drawn 0–0 draw in Prague. The draw was significant because it was the first time in the competition, that Liberec had failed to win at home. Dortmund won the second leg 4–0, after goals from Márcio Amoroso on 51 minutes, Jan Koller on 57 minutes, Lars Ricken on 70 minutes, and finally Ewerthon on 89 minutes. Borussia faced stronger opponents in the semi-finals, when they were drawn with the then five times champions of Europe, Milan. Nevertheless, Borussia won the first leg 4–0, after a hat-trick from Márcio Amoroso, and a goal on 63 minutes from Jörg Heinrich. Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted he was not surprised with the result, stating that, "We knew they had quick strikers. I am more surprised by the terrible performance of our team. The problem stemmed from the wings. I had n... ...read more

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