2012–13 UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League 2012/13 was the 21st season of the most important European competition for club teams in football under this name and the 58th overall. The competition took 76 clubs participate from 52 state associations. Only the Liechtenstein Football Association did not provide a representative.

The season began with the first leg of the first qualifying round on July 3, 2012, and ended with the final on 25 May 2013 for London's Wembley Stadium. With the decision to award the final to Wembley - two years after the final staging in this stadium - honored the 150th anniversary of the UEFA Football Association as the birth of modern football. In the final match of FC Bayern Munich defeated the league rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 and qualified for the UEFA Super Cup 2013 and the FIFA Club World Cup 2013.

  • 2.1 Group A
  • 2.2 Group B
  • 2.3 Group C
  • 2.4 Group D
  • 2.5 Group E
  • 2.6 Group F
  • 2.7 Group G
  • 2.8 Group H


In the draws, the teams were (expressed as KK) according to their club coefficient based equally divided in set (stronger ) and unseeded (weaker ) teams drawn against each other.

First qualifying round

The draws for the first two qualifying rounds took place simultaneously on 25 June, 2012. The first legs took place on 10 July 2012 on July 3, 2012, the return games.

Second qualifying round

The first legs were held on 17 and 18 July 2012, the return matches were played on 24 and 25 July 2012.

( a) Decision by the away goals rule

Third qualifying round

From the third qualifying round, there were two separate routes to qualification: National Champion were only drawn against other national champions, while " Followers ", ie second, third or fourth-placed clubs were drawn only against other " followers ". Underdog teams alternated in the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League 2012/13.

The draw took place on July 20. The first legs took place on 7 and 8 August 2012 on 31 July and 1 August of 2012, the return games.

Champions Way



The final round was called for better marketing opportunities " play-off ". From this round, all games were centrally marketed by UEFA to generate greater media attention and thus increase advertising revenue. Underdog teams played in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League 2012/13.

The first legs were held on 21 and 22 August 2012 instead of the return legs on 28 and 29 August 2012. The following teams participated in the playoffs.

Champions Way


Group stage

At the group stage, attracted 32 teams from 17 state associations. 22 teams were directly qualified addition there were ten teams ( five through the Champions Route and the Platzierungsweg ) from the qualifying rounds.

The group winners and runners qualified for the knockout stages, the group played in the Third Round of the UEFA Europa League, Group Fourth eliminated from the competition. Case of a tie between two or more teams after the group matches, the ranking was determined by the following criteria:

The 32 qualified for the group stage teams were divided based on their club coefficient (KK ) on four Lostöpfe of eight teams, drawn from every Lostopf a team in one of the eight groups (A to H); Teams in the same association could not be drawn into the same group. Chelsea was performed as defending number 1 in the seedings, regardless of his club coefficients. The draw was held in Monaco on 30 August.

Stages, whose title sponsor was not an advertising partner of UEFA were renamed: The Emirates Stadium in Arsenal Stadium, the Veltins- Arena in Stadium Gelsenkirchen, the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund stadium, the Allianz Arena football stadium in Munich, Etihad Stadium in City of Manchester Stadium and the Turk Telekom Arena in Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi.

It was played in six games from 18 September to 5 December 2012 single kick-off time was 20:45 clock CEST or CET.; the two clubs from Russia contributed their home games because of the time shift by 18 clock CEST / CET or 20 clock local time from.

For the first time in the history of the Champions League succeeded in all German teams to end their groups as a first place winner. Another novelty was the third place Chelsea in Group E, the departure of the defending champions in the group stage.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Second round

In the second round each group winners, a second in the group was randomly assigned from a different group. Teams of an association could not be drawn against each other. The draw for the first knockout round pairings took place in Nyon, Switzerland on December 20, 2012. The first legs took place on 12-13. and 19-20. February 2013 instead. The return games were on 5/6 and 12-13. March 2013 discharged.


The draw for the quarter-finals took place on March 15 in Nyon, Switzerland. The first legs took place on 2 and 3 April 2013. The second legs were played on April 9 and 10, 2013.


The draw for the semi-finals took place in Nyon, Switzerland on April 12. The first legs were held on 23 and 24 April, 2013, the return legs on 30 April and 1 May 2013.


→ Main article: UEFA Champions League final in 2013

The final of the UEFA Champions League 2012/13 was held at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 25 May 2013. The match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern was the first meeting of two German teams in a Champions League final and after the final of the UEFA Cup in 1980, the second European Cup final with exclusively German participation.

Top scorers

Below, the top scorer of the Champions League season are listed (without the qualifying rounds ). The sorting is analogous to the UEFA scorers on the number of gates and the same number of hits on the basis of minutes of the game.