The victory meant Liverpool completed a treble consisting of the Football League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup. [35] Three minutes later, Owen was brought down by defender Karmona, who was subsequently booked. 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 Liverpool were appearing in their third UEFA Cup final, after their appearances in 1973 and 1976. .mw-parser-output .nogrid,.mw-parser-output .nogrid td,.mw-parser-output .nogrid tr,.mw-parser-output .nogrid th{border:0} Roma scored in the 70th minute to take the lead, and needed to score another goal to take the match into extra-time. A further goal from Ivan Tomić ensured a 2–0 victory for Alavés. [32] McAllister took the resulting free-kick, which was headed into his own goal by Geli. [32] Alavés' first opportunity to score was in the 12th minute. "[39], The performance of McAllister was lauded after the match. 1. The first leg at Alavés' home ground the Estadio Mendizorroza finished 0–0. Squad fc barcelona this page shows the detailed view of the current squad. That would be a betrayal to our supporters. Gerrard was placed in the right-back position as a result of the change. The resulting free-kick was put wide by Hermes Desio. MÀLAGA-BARCELONA 1-1 /3-5/ PENALTY. [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. But we're the same team as we were two hours ago. [5] Liverpool faced Slovan Liberec of the Czech Republic in the second round. Find Barça football shirts, clothing, gear and more. 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. MX23RW : Wednesday, December 23 10:49:33| >> :60:741:741: Everton vs. Man Utd: 9 … [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. Assistant referees: [35] The change had the desired effect as four minutes later, Alavés scored. # People remember who was playing and when you look at programmes from finals you just recall the facts of the game. [19], Fellow Spanish side Rayo Vallecano were the opposition in the quarter-finals. [9], Liverpool faced the Italian side Roma in the fourth round. The match would now go into a 30-minute extra-time period. [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. They were also making their first appearance in a European final since their ban from European competition following the Heysel Stadium disaster. [17], Alavés qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing sixth during the 1999–2000 La Liga. Alavés fought back to equalise in the 73rd minute after goals from Óscar Téllez and Iván Alonso secured a 3–3 draw. Alavés won the first leg at home 3–0. BBC Sport commentator, Trevor Brooking, stated: "Gary McAllister was outstanding. "[16] The second leg at Anfield was equally close, until the 44th minute when Liverpool were awarded a penalty. Liverpool won 4–0 to secure their place in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League. This is the match that we've wanted all season. At 36, to keep going the way he did, keep taking those free-kicks and producing it when it counted, was sensational. They had been a semi-professional team six years previous. "[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. He fully deserved his man of the match award. 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. 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. Midway through the first half, Liverpool equalised to make it 1–1 on the night and 2–1 in their favour on aggregate. One side always has to lose a final, just as one wins. 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. Alavés won the match 3–1 to progress to the fourth round courtesy of a 4–2 aggregate victory. 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? But we also have some really good players. BARCELONA-BALAGUER 2-2 /3-4/ PENALTY. Both teams played 12 matches to reach the final. Team. The first leg was at Lillestrøm's home ground the Åråsen Stadion. UEFA Champions League match Leeds vs Barcelona 24.10.2000. Babbel headed in a McAllister free-kick to put Liverpool 1–0 up. When Roberto Carlos use Super Strength in Football - Duration: 10:15. ARSENAL-BARCELONA 0-2, 04-06-2001 FRIENDLY. [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. 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. [6] The second leg was at Liberec's home ground, the Stadion u Nisy. Liverpool defended resolutely during the first leg at Barcelona's ground the Camp Nou to earn a 0–0 draw. [44] Following the final, Alavés had four matches remaining in the 2000–01 La Liga. Liverpool player McAllister also received a yellow card after he confronted the Alavés player over his challenge. 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. They extended their lead in the 16th minute when Steven Gerrard scored. The first leg in Portugal ended 0–0. Jack Bicknell coached the team. The showpiece event was the final match of the 2000–01 edition of Europe's secondary cup competition, the UEFA Cup. 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. Oscar Téllez curled a shot towards Liverpool's goal, but Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld pushed the ball away. Fourth official: Barcelona #2 on the Forbes Soccer Team Valuations List. "[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. The match went into extra time, the first half goalless. 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. 'That is not the case at all. BARCELONA-ESPANYOL 1-0. 31-07-2000 FRIENDLY. [11] The second leg at Anfield was a close affair. This meant that they progressed to the quarter-finals at the expense of the three-time winners due to a 5–3 aggregate victory. At this stage of the competition it's not a question of confidence; it's a question of being realistic. Midway through the first half, Iván Alonso scored to bring Alavés within a goal of levelling the match. Squad Barcelona Season 2001-02 First Division: Bonano, Puyol, Coco, Frank de Boer, … Watched by a crowd of 48,050, Liverpool took an early lead when Markus Babbel scored in the fourth minute. Liverpool went in front again in the 73rd minute when Robbie Fowler scored. QUICK 1890-BARCELONA 0-10, 03-08-2000 Amsterdam Tournament. 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. "[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. [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. Within four minutes, Alavés had been reduced to 10 men. Subs: Dutruel, De la Pena, Xavi, Gabri, Dani, Simao, Zenden. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. 10:25. 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. Gary McAllister (Liverpool)[1] [12], Portuguese side Porto were the opposition in the quarter-finals. 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. 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. Liverpool qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing fourth in the 1999–2000 FA Premier League. "[40] Alan Hansen also praised McAllister's performance: "Gary McAllister was outstanding. 29-11-2000 FRIENDLY. "[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. 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. [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. We will not be making that mistake. Their opposition in the semi-finals was German team Kaiserslautern, the first leg in Spain saw four penalties awarded. 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. Serge Vallin (France)[2] [14] Liverpool were drawn against Spanish side Barcelona in the semi-finals. 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. LAZIO-BARCELONA 3-3, 22-08-2000 Joan Gamper Trophy. [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? [1][2][3] I have a positive feeling about this game. Five minutes later, Liverpool were awarded a penalty. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. McAllister took the penalty and scored to put Liverpool 3–1 ahead. Sports Mole rounds up Barcelona's injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Eibar on December 29. 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.. Liverpool won the match 3–2 to secure their second Super Cup victory. 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.