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The 1992–93 UEFA Champions League was the 38th European Cup, the premier European club football tournament, and the first edition under the current UEFA Champions League format.

It was the second tournament to have a group stage involving the eight second round winners split into two groups, and the winner of each one met in the final. In addition, a preliminary round was required as this was the first season after the break-up of the USSRmarker and Yugoslaviamarker, resulting in a large number of new countries eligible to enter the champions of their own leagues into the competition.

The tournament was won for the first time by Marseille, defeating Milan in the final. However, soon after Marseille's victory allegations of match fixing were levelled at them and their president Bernard Tapie. This involved a league game where Marseille, it emerged, had fixed their title-clinching Ligue 1 game against Valenciennes so they could concentrate on the Milan tie. It is believed that Tapie bribed Valenciennes to lose so that Marseille would win the French league earlier, giving them more time to prepare for the Champions League final. This resulted in Marseille being stripped of their league title by the French Football Federation (although not the Champions League, as the match in question was not in that competition). They were also forcibly relegated to the second tier in the league, and banned from defending their European title in the 1993–94 season.

Preliminary round

First round


Second round

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Marseille 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9
Rangers 6 2 4 0 7 5 +2 8
Club Brugge 6 2 1 3 5 8 −3 5
CSKA Moscow 6 0 2 4 2 11 −9 2

Matchday One

Club Brugge 1–0 CSKA Moscow

Rangers 2–2 Marseille

Matchday Two

Marseille 3–0 Club Brugge

CSKA Moscow 0–1 Rangers

Matchday Three

Club Brugge 1–1 Rangers

CSKA Moscow 1–1 Marseille

Matchday Four

Marseille 6–0 CSKA Moscow

Rangers 2–1 Club Brugge

Matchday Five

Marseille 1–1 Rangers

CSKA Moscow 1–2 Club Brugge

Matchday Six

Club Brugge 0–1 Marseille

Rangers 0–0 CSKA Moscow

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Milan 6 6 0 0 11 1 +10 12
IFK Göteborg 6 3 0 3 7 8 −1 6
Porto 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 5
PSV 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1

Matchday One

Milan 4–0 IFK Göteborg

Porto 2–2 PSV

Matchday Two

PSV 1–2 Milan

IFK Göteborg 1–0 Porto

Matchday Three

Porto 0–1 Milan

PSV 1–3 IFK Göteborg

Matchday Four

Milan 1–0 Porto

IFK Göteborg 3–0 PSV

Matchday Five

IFK Göteborg 0–1 Milan

PSV 0–1 Porto

Matchday Six

Milan 2–0 PSV

Porto 2–0 IFK Göteborg


UEFA Champions League

1992–93 Winners
Olympique de Marseille

First Title

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