1998–99 UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League 1998/99 was the seventh season of the most important European competition for club teams in football under this name and the 44th overall and was won by Manchester United against Bayern Munich. Manchester United was able to win a fourth team in Europe, the Triple. The Camp Nou in Barcelona was the venue for the final on 26 May 1999.

It took a record number of 56 teams from 47 state associations in the competition, again the countries on the places 1 - 8 were the UEFA five year ranking each were allowed to send their runners-up as the second representative. Albania had a long break after his master at the start.

  • 3.1 Group A
  • 3.2 Group B
  • 3.3 Group C
  • 3.4 Group D
  • 3.5 Group E
  • 3.6 Group F


Compared to the previous season, there were no changes. For the group stage were as usual the master of the countries in the squares 1-7 UEFA five year ranking ( Germany, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain ) are set. Greece, this time 8 this rating, also had its champions Olympiakos Piraeus send in the second qualifying round, as defending champion Real Madrid was also set as 3 Spanish representative of the group stage. The six group winners and two best runners-up spot then each reached the quarter-finals.


First qualifying round

Second qualifying round

The winners of the second qualifying round reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, the defeated teams reached the first round of the UEFA Cup.

Group stage

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F




FC Bayern Munich went through a free kick from Mario Basler 6 minutes into the early lead. After that, they were largely able to control the game and even had chances to extend the lead. For example, Carsten Jancker missed a good opportunity to score when he hit the crossbar bicycle kick from five yards. However, it succeeded Manchester United in injury time, to turn the game sensationally by two goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Both goals came from corners from the left, which were brought in by David Beckham.

Top scorers