1999-00 UEFA Champions League

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The 1999-00 UEFA Champions League campaign was Chelsea's first in Europe's premier club competition, and their ninth European campaign overall. Though this was Chelsea's first appearance in the European Cup or Champions League, as English champions after the 1954-55 season the club was invited to enter the inaugural European Champions' Cup, but were forced to withdraw after pressure from the Football League.

Chelsea qualified by virtue of finishing third in the 1998-99 Premier League, but the position meant they had joined in the third qualifying round. After safely negotiating two legs against Skonto Riga, they were drawn in Group H of the competition proper along with AC Milan, Hertha Berlin and Galatasaray. With three wins, one loss, and two draws, including a memorable 1-1 draw at the San Siro, Chelsea topped the group to reach the second group stage.

Drawn against Feyenoord, Lazio and Marseille in Group D, Chelsea were on course to top the group before a 2-1 home defeat against Lazio (the club's first home defeat in European competition) allowed the Roman side to leapfrog the Blues, who qualified nonetheless in second place.

A 3-1 home win against Barcelona in the quarter-final first leg gave the Londoners the advantage, but the Catalan side matched Chelsea's score in the return leg, forcing the match into extra time. Barcelona then took control and scored twice in the additional period to end Chelsea's impressive debut season in the UEFA Champions League.


Qualifying round

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
1999-00Wed11Aug19993rd Qualifying Round 1st LegSkonto RigaHomeWon3-0
1999-00Wed25Aug19993rd Qualifying Round 2nd LegSkonto RigaAwayDrew0-0(3-0 aggregate)

1st Group Stage


Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score
1999-00Wed15Sep19991st Group Stage Group HMilanHomeDrew0-0
1999-00Tue21Sep19991st Group Stage Group HHertha BerlinAwayLost1-2
1999-00Tue28Sep19991st Group Stage Group HGalatasarayHomeWon1-0
1999-00Wed20Oct19991st Group Stage Group HGalatasarayAwayWon5-0
1999-00Tue26Oct19991st Group Stage Group HMilanAwayDrew1-1
1999-00Wed3Nov19991st Group Stage Group HHertha BerlinHomeWon2-0


Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Chelsea 6321103+711
Hertha Berlin 6222710−38
Galatasaray 62131013−37
Milan 613267−16

2nd Group Stage


Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score
1999-00Wed24Nov19992nd Group Stage Group DFeyenoordHomeWon3-1
1999-00Tue7Dec19992nd Group Stage Group DLazioAwayDrew0-0
1999-00Tue29Feb20002nd Group Stage Group DMarseilleAwayLost0-1
1999-00Wed8Mar20002nd Group Stage Group DMarseilleHomeWon1-0
1999-00Tue14Mar20002nd Group Stage Group DFeyenoordAwayWon3-1
1999-00Wed22Mar20002nd Group Stage Group DLazioHomeLost1-2


Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Lazio 6321104+611
Chelsea 631285+310
Feyenoord 62227708
Marseille 6114211−94

Knock-out rounds

Season Day D M Year Round Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
1999-00Wed5Apr2000Quarter Final 1st LegBarcelonaHomeWon3-1
1999-00Tue18Apr2000Quarter Final 2nd LegBarcelonaAwayLost1-5**aet (4-6 aggregate)
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