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Template:ImportTemplate:Infobox international football competition The 2009-10 UEFA Champions League is the 55th edition of Europe's premier club football tournament and the eighteenth edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. It is also the first edition under the new qualifying format. Barcelona are the defending champions. The final will be played on 22 May 2010, at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home ground of Real Madrid, in Madrid, Spain. This year's final will be the first to be played on a Saturday night, and the matches from the first knockout round will be spread over four weeks instead of two. The winner of the tournament qualifies to play in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup as well as the 2010 UEFA Super Cup.

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League:

  • Associations 1-3 each have four teams qualify
  • Associations 4-6 each have three teams qualify
  • Associations 7-15 each have two teams qualify
  • Associations 16-53 each have one team qualify (except Liechtenstein)

DistributionEdit

First qualifying round (4 teams)
  • 4 champions from associations 50-53
Second qualifying round (34 teams)
  • 2 winners from the first qualifying round
  • 32 champions from associations 17-49 (except Liechtenstein)
Third qualifying round for champions (20 teams)
  • 17 winners from the second qualifying round
  • 3 champions from associations 14-16
Third qualifying round for non-champions (10 teams)
  • 9 runners-up from associations 7-15
  • 1 third-placed team from association 6
Play-off round for champions (10 teams)
  • 10 winners from the third qualifying round for champions
Play-off round for non-champions (10 teams)
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round for non-champions
  • 2 third-placed teams from associations 4 and 5
  • 3 fourth-placed teams from associations 1-3
Group stage (32 teams)
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for champions
  • 5 winners from the play-off round for non-champions
  • 13 champions from associations 1-13
  • 6 runners-up from associations 1-6
  • 3 third-placed teams from associations 1-3

TeamsEdit

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses. (Panathinaikos qualified for the Champions League by winning the Greek end-of-season play-offs)

Group stage
Template:Flagicon Manchester United (1st) Template:Flagicon Internazionale (1st) Template:Flagicon Bayern Munich (2nd) Template:Flagicon AZ (1st)
Template:Flagicon Liverpool (2nd) Template:Flagicon Juventus (2nd) Template:Flagicon Rubin Kazan (1st) Template:Flagicon Rangers (1st)
Template:Flagicon Chelsea (3rd) Template:Flagicon Milan (3rd) Template:Flagicon CSKA Moscow (2nd) Template:Flagicon Beşiktaş (1st)
Template:Flagicon BarcelonaTH (1st) Template:Flagicon Bordeaux (1st) Template:Flagicon Unirea Urziceni (1st) Template:Flagicon Dynamo Kyiv (1st)
Template:Flagicon Real Madrid (2nd) Template:Flagicon Marseille (2nd) Template:Flagicon Porto (1st) Template:Flagicon Standard Liège (1st)
Template:Flagicon Sevilla (3rd) Template:Flagicon Wolfsburg (1st)
Play-off round
Champions Non-champions
Template:Flagicon Arsenal (4th) Template:Flagicon Fiorentina (4th) Template:Flagicon Stuttgart (3rd)
Template:Flagicon Atlético Madrid (4th) Template:Flagicon Lyon (3rd)
Third qualifying round
Champions Non-champions
Template:Flagicon Olympiacos (1st) Template:Flagicon Dynamo Moscow (3rd) Template:Flagicon Celtic (2nd) Template:Flagicon Anderlecht (2nd)
Template:Flagicon Slavia Prague (1st) Template:Flagicon Timişoara (2nd) Template:Flagicon Sivasspor (2nd) Template:Flagicon Panathinaikos (P-1st)
Template:Flagicon Zürich (1st) Template:Flagicon Sporting CP (2nd) Template:Flagicon Shakhtar Donetsk (2nd) Template:Flagicon Sparta Prague (2nd)
Template:Flagicon Twente (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Template:Flagicon Levski Sofia (1st) Template:Flagicon Wisła Kraków (1st) Template:Flagicon Ekranas (1st) Template:Flagicon Baku (1st)
Template:Flagicon Stabæk (1st) Template:Flagicon Debrecen (1st) Template:Flagicon Sheriff Tiraspol (1st) Template:Flagicon Tirana (1st)
Template:Flagicon Copenhagen (1st) Template:Flagicon Dinamo Zagreb (1st) Template:Flagicon Bohemians (1st) Template:Flagicon Pyunik (1st)
Template:Flagicon Red Bull Salzburg (1st) Template:Flagicon APOEL (1st) Template:Flagicon Makedonija (1st) Template:Flagicon Aktobe (1st)
Template:Flagicon Partizan (1st) Template:Flagicon Maribor (1st) Template:Flagicon FH (1st) Template:Flagicon Glentoran (1st)
Template:Flagicon Maccabi Haifa (1st) Template:Flagicon Inter Turku (1st) Template:Flagicon WIT Georgia (1st) Template:Flagicon Rhyl (1st)
Template:Flagicon Kalmar FF (1st) Template:Flagicon Ventspils (1st) Template:Flagicon BATE (1st) Template:Flagicon EB/Streymur (1st)
Template:Flagicon Slovan Bratislava (1st) Template:Flagicon Zrinjski (1st) Template:Flagicon Levadia (1st) Template:Flagicon F91 Dudelange (1st)
First qualifying round
Template:Flagicon Hibernians (1st) Template:Flagicon Mogren (1st) Template:Flagicon Sant Julià (1st) Template:Flagicon Tre Fiori (1st)

Round and draw datesEdit

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 22 June 2009 30 June-1 July 2009 7-8 July 2009
Second qualifying round 14-15 July 2009 21-22 July 2009
Third qualifying round 17 July 2009 28-29 July 2009 4-5 August 2009
Play-off Play-off round 7 August 2009 18-19 August 2009 25-26 August 2009
Group stage Matchday 1 27 August 2009 15-16 September 2009
Matchday 2 29-30 September 2009
Matchday 3 20-21 October 2009
Matchday 4 3-4 November 2009
Matchday 5 24-25 November 2009
Matchday 6 8-9 December 2009
Knockout stage First knockout round 18 December 2009 16-17 & 23-24 February 2010 9-10 & 16-17 March 2010
Quarter-finals 19 March 2010 30-31 March 2010 6-7 April 2010
Semi-finals 20-21 April 2010 27-28 April 2010
Final 22 May 2010 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Qualifying phaseEdit

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In a new system for the Champions League, there are two separate qualifying tournaments. The Champions Path (which start from the first qualifying round) is for clubs which won their domestic league and did not automatically qualify for the group stage, while the Non-Champions Path (which start from the third qualifying round) is for clubs which did not win their domestic league and did not automatically qualify for the group stage.

First qualifying roundEdit

The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds was held on Monday, 22 June 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland]. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient. The first legs were played on 30 June and 1 July, while the second legs were played on 7 July and 8 July 2009.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Tre Fiori Template:Flagicon 2–2 (4–5 p)1 Template:Flagicon Sant Julià 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Hibernians Template:Flagicon 0–6 Template:Flagicon Mogren 0–2 0–4
Notes
  • Note 1: Sant Julià was originally drawn to play the first leg at home, but the tie was reversed and Tre Fiori hosted the first leg instead.

Second qualifying roundEdit

For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient, and because the draw for this round took place before the first qualifying round matches were played, the teams were seeded as if the higher-ranked side in the previous round would be victorious. The first legs were played on 14 July and 15 July, while the second legs were played on 21 July and 22 July 2009.

Partizan's 8-0 win over Rhyl in the second leg tied the record for the largest margin of victory in the current Champions League format.

The second leg between Stabæk and Tirana is currently under investigation by UEFA and German authorities for possible match-fixing.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Tirana Template:Flagicon 1–5 Template:Flagicon Stabæk 1–1 0–4
WIT Georgia Template:Flagicon 1–3 Template:Flagicon Maribor 0–0 1–3
EB/Streymur Template:Flagicon 0–5 Template:Flagicon APOEL 0–2 0–3
Copenhagen Template:Flagicon 12–0 Template:Flagicon Mogren 6–0 6–0
Debrecen Template:Flagicon 3–3 (a) Template:Flagicon Kalmar FF 2–0 1–3
Makedonija Gjorče Petrov Template:Flagicon 0–4 Template:Flagicon BATE 0–2 0–2
FH Template:Flagicon 0–6 Template:Flagicon Aktobe 0–4 0–2
Pyunik Template:Flagicon 0–3 Template:Flagicon Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 0–3
Ventspils Template:Flagicon 6–1 Template:Flagicon F91 Dudelange 3–0 3–1
Ekranas Template:Flagicon 4–6 Template:Flagicon Baku 2–2 2–4
Red Bull Salzburg Template:Flagicon 2–1 Template:Flagicon Bohemians 1–1 1–0
Zrinjski Template:Flagicon 1–4 Template:Flagicon Slovan Bratislava 1–0 0–4
Inter Turku Template:Flagicon 0–2 Template:Flagicon Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 0–1
Rhyl Template:Flagicon 0–12 Template:Flagicon Partizan 0–4 0–8
Wisła Kraków Template:Flagicon 1–2 Template:Flagicon Levadia 1–1 0–1
Levski Sofia Template:Flagicon 9–0 Template:Flagicon Sant Julià 4–0 5–0
Maccabi Haifa Template:Flagicon 10–0 Template:Flagicon Glentoran 6–0 4–0

Third qualifying roundEdit

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The draw for the third qualifying round, which was conducted by UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti and Michael Heselschwerdt, Head of Club Competitions, was held on Friday, 17 July 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient, and because the draw for this round took place before the second qualifying round matches were completed, the teams were seeded as if the higher-ranked side in the previous round would be victorious. The first legs were played on 28 July and 29 July, while the second legs were played on 4 August and 5 August 2009. The losing teams in both sections entered the play-off round of the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Red Bull Salzburg Template:Flagicon 3–2 Template:Flagicon Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1
Slovan Bratislava Template:Flagicon 0–4 Template:Flagicon Olympiacos 0–2 0–2
Zürich Template:Flagicon 5–3 Template:Flagicon Maribor 2–3 3–0
APOEL Template:Flagicon 2–1 Template:Flagicon Partizan 2–0 0–1
Sheriff Tiraspol Template:Flagicon 1–1 (a) Template:Flagicon Slavia Prague 0–0 1–1
Aktobe Template:Flagicon 3–4 Template:Flagicon Maccabi Haifa 0–0 3–4
Baku Template:Flagicon 0–2 Template:Flagicon Levski Sofia 0–0 0–2
Ventspils Template:Flagicon 2–2 (a) Template:Flagicon BATE 1–0 1–2
Levadia Template:Flagicon 0–2 Template:Flagicon Debrecen 0–1 0–1
Copenhagen Template:Flagicon 3–1 Template:Flagicon Stabæk 3–1 0–0
Non-Champions Path
Sparta Prague Template:Flagicon 3–4 Template:Flagicon Panathinaikos 3–1 0–3
Shakhtar Donetsk Template:Flagicon 2–2 (a) Template:Flagicon Timişoara 2–2 0–0
Sporting CP Template:Flagicon 1–1 (a) Template:Flagicon Twente 0–0 1–1
Celtic Template:Flagicon 2–1 Template:Flagicon Dynamo Moscow 0–1 2–0
Anderlecht Template:Flagicon 6–3 Template:Flagicon Sivasspor 5–0 1–3

Play-off roundEdit

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The play-off round was split into two separate sections: one for champions and one for non-champions. The draw for the play-off round, which was conducted by UEFA General Secretary David Taylor and UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti, was held on Friday, 7 August 2009 in Nyon, Switzerland. For the draw, clubs were separated into seeded and unseeded teams based on their club coefficient. The first legs were played on 18 and 19 August, while the second legs were played on 25 and 26 August 2009. The losing teams in both sections entered the group stage of the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Sheriff Tiraspol Template:Flagicon 0–3 Template:Flagicon Olympiacos 0–2 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg Template:Flagicon 1–5 Template:Flagicon Maccabi Haifa 1–2 0–3
Ventspils Template:Flagicon 1–5 Template:Flagicon Zürich 0–3 1–2
Copenhagen Template:Flagicon 2–3 Template:Flagicon APOEL 1–0 1–3
Levski Sofia Template:Flagicon 1–4 Template:Flagicon Debrecen 1–2 0–2
Non-Champions Path
Lyon Template:Flagicon 8–2 Template:Flagicon Anderlecht 5–1 3–1
Celtic Template:Flagicon 1–5 Template:Flagicon Arsenal 0–2 1–3
Timişoara Template:Flagicon 0–2 Template:Flagicon Stuttgart 0–2 0–0
Sporting CP Template:Flagicon 3–3 (a) Template:Flagicon Fiorentina 2–2 1–1
Panathinaikos Template:Flagicon 2–5 Template:Flagicon Atlético Madrid 2–3 0–2

Group stageEdit

Template:Main The draw for the group stage was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 27 August 2009. A total of 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams were divided into four pots, based on their club coefficient. Clubs from the same pot or the same association cannot be drawn into the same group.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The matchdays were 15-16 September, 29-30 September, 20-21 October, 3-4 November, 24-25 November, and 8-9 December 2009. The top two in each group advanced to the knockout stage, and the third-placed teams entered the round of 32 of the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League.

AZ, Wolfsburg, Standard Liège, Zürich, APOEL, Rubin Kazan, Unirea Urziceni and Debrecen made their debut in the group stage.

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Based on Article 7.05 in the UEFA regulations, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria will be applied to determine the rankings:

  1. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  2. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
  3. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
  4. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  5. higher number of goals scored;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the first knockout round
Third-placed teams enter the UEFA Europa League at the round of 32

Group AEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Bordeaux 651092+716
Template:Flagicon Bayern Munich 631295+410
Template:Flagicon Juventus 622247−38
Template:Flagicon Maccabi Haifa 600608−80
 BAYBDXJUVMHA
Bayern Munich - 0–2 0–0 1–0
Bordeaux 2–1 - 2–0 1–0
Juventus 1–4 1–1 - 1–0
Maccabi Haifa 0–3 0–1 0–1 -

Group BEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Manchester United 6411106+413
Template:Flagicon CSKA Moscow 63121010010
Template:Flagicon Wolfsburg 621398+17
Template:Flagicon Beşiktaş 611438−54
 BJKCSMMANWOL
Beşiktaş - 1–2 0–1 0–3
CSKA Moscow 2–1 - 0–1 2–1
Manchester United 0–1 3–3 - 2–1
Wolfsburg 0–0 3–1 1–3 -

Group CEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Real Madrid 6411157+813
Template:Flagicon Milan 623187+19
Template:Flagicon Marseille 6213101007
Template:Flagicon Zürich 6114514−94
 OMACMRMFCZ
Marseille - 1–2 1–3 6–1
Milan 1–1 - 1–1 0–1
Real Madrid 3–0 2–3 - 1–0
Zürich 0–1 1–1 2–5 -

Group DEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Chelsea 6420114+714
Template:Flagicon Porto 640283+512
Template:Flagicon Atlético Madrid 6033312−93
Template:Flagicon APOEL 603347−33
 APOATLCHLPOR
APOEL - 1–1 0–1 0–1
Atlético Madrid 0–0 - 2–2 0–3
Chelsea 2–2 4–0 - 1–0
Porto 2–1 2–0 0–1 -

Group EEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Fiorentina 6501147+715
Template:Flagicon Lyon 6411123+913
Template:Flagicon Liverpool 621357−27
Template:Flagicon Debrecen 6006519−140
 DEBFIOLIVLYO
Debrecen - 3–4 0–1 0–4
Fiorentina 5–2 - 2–0 1–0
Liverpool 1–0 1–2 - 1–2
Lyon 4–0 1–0 1–1 -

Group FEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Barcelona 632173+411
Template:Flagicon Internazionale 623176+19
Template:Flagicon Rubin Kazan 613247−36
Template:Flagicon Dynamo Kyiv 612379−25
 BARDKINTRUB
Barcelona - 2–0 2–0 1–2
Dynamo Kyiv 1–2 - 1–2 3–1
Internazionale 0–0 2–2 - 2–0
Rubin Kazan 0–0 0–0 1–1 -

Group GEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Sevilla 6411114+713
Template:Flagicon Stuttgart 623197+29
Template:Flagicon Unirea Urziceni 62228808
Template:Flagicon Rangers 6024413−92
 RANSEVSTUURZ
Rangers - 1–4 0–2 1–4
Sevilla 1–0 - 1–1 2–0
Stuttgart 1–1 1–3 - 3–1
Unirea Urziceni 1–1 1–0 1–1 -

Group HEdit

Team Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
Template:Flagicon Arsenal 6411125+713
Template:Flagicon Olympiacos 631245−110
Template:Flagicon Standard Liège 612379−25
Template:Flagicon AZ 604248−44
 ARSAZOLYSTD
Arsenal - 4–1 2–0 2–0
AZ 1–1 - 0–0 1–1
Olympiacos 1–0 1–0 - 2–1
Standard Liège 2–3 1–1 2–0 -

Knockout stageEdit

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Round of 16Edit

The draw for the first knockout round was held on 18 December 2009 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA Director of Competitions Giorgio Marchetti. The eight group winners, which play the second leg at home, were drawn against the eight group runners-up, with the restriction that teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn with each other. Starting with this season, the first knockout round matches will be held over four weeks, instead of the previous two weeks. The first legs will be played on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, while the second legs will be played on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2010.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Stuttgart Template:Flagicon 1-5 Template:Flagicon Barcelona 1-1 0-4
Olympiacos Template:Flagicon 1-3 Template:Flagicon Bordeaux 0-1 1-2
Internazionale Template:Flagicon 3-1 Template:Flagicon Chelsea 2-1 1-0
Bayern Munich Template:Flagicon 4-4 (a) Template:Flagicon Fiorentina 2-1 2-3
CSKA Moscow Template:Flagicon 3-2 Template:Flagicon Sevilla 1-1 2-1
Lyon Template:Flagicon 2-1 Template:Flagicon Real Madrid 1-0 1-1
Porto Template:Flagicon 2-6 Template:Flagicon Arsenal 2-1 0-5
Milan Template:Flagicon 2-7 Template:Flagicon Manchester United 2-3 0-4

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 30 and 31 March, and the second legs were played on 6 and 7 April 2010.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Lyon Template:Flagicon 3–2 Template:Flagicon Bordeaux 3–1 0–1
Bayern Munich Template:Flagicon 4–4 (a) Template:Flagicon Manchester United 2–1 2–3
Arsenal Template:Flagicon 3–6 Template:Flagicon Barcelona 2–2 1–4
Internazionale Template:Flagicon 2–0 Template:Flagicon CSKA Moscow 1–0 1–0

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 20 and 21 April, and the second legs were played on 27 and 28 April 2010.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Bayern Munich Template:Flagicon 4-0 Template:Flagicon Lyon 1-0 3-0
Internazionale Template:Flagicon 3-2 Template:Flagicon Barcelona 3-1 0-1

FinalEdit

Template:Main The final of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on 22 May 2010. The stadium, home of Real Madrid, has hosted three previous European Cup finals, in 1957, 1969 and 1980. It will be the first time that a UEFA Champions League final will be played on a Saturday night.

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StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

The top scorers from the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds and play-off round) are as follows (players in bold are still active in the competition):

Rank Name Team Goals Appearances Minutes played
1 Template:Flagicon Lionel Messi Template:Flagicon Barcelona 8 9 841'41"
2 Template:Flagicon Cristiano Ronaldo Template:Flagicon Real Madrid 7 6 477'54"
3 Template:Flagicon Nicklas Bendtner Template:Flagicon Arsenal 5 5 460'53"
Template:Flagicon Wayne Rooney Template:Flagicon Manchester United 5 7 508'45"
Template:Flagicon Marouane Chamakh Template:Flagicon Bordeaux 5 9 852'52"
6 Template:Flagicon Michael Owen Template:Flagicon Manchester United 4 6 293'14"
Template:Flagicon Stevan Jovetić Template:Flagicon Fiorentina 4 4 302'35"
Template:Flagicon Ivica Olić Template:Flagicon Bayern Munich 4 7 508'29"
Template:Flagicon Edin Džeko Template:Flagicon Wolfsburg 4 6 560'24"
Template:Flagicon Cesc Fàbregas Template:Flagicon Arsenal 4 7 633'43"
Template:Flagicon Radamel Falcao Template:Flagicon Porto 4 8 660'53"
Template:Flagicon Zlatan Ibrahimović Template:Flagicon Barcelona 4 8 663'11"
Template:Flagicon Miralem Pjanić Template:Flagicon Lyon 4 10 697'40"
Template:Flagicon Miloš Krasić Template:Flagicon CSKA Moscow 4 9 812'12"

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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