2000 UEFA Champions League final was a
football match that took place on 24 May 2000. The match was played at
Stade de France in
Saint-Denis, France, to determine the winner of the
1999–2000 UEFA Champions League. The final pitted
Real Madrid and
Valencia. It was the first time in the Champions League or the European Cup that two clubs from the same country competed in the final.
Route to the final
The match saw a headed goal from
Fernando Morientes and a spectacular
Steve McManaman volley put Real Madrid 2–0 ahead, before
Raúl sealed the win with a breakaway third goal, rounding
Santiago Cañizares after Real had cleared a Valencia corner.
The win was Real's eighth European Cup Championship overall and their second in three years, and was notable for being
Vicente del Bosque's first title as manager. It was also a landmark for being the first final played between two teams from the same nation. Upon this win, McManaman became the first
English player to win the tournament with a non-English club.
Shots on target
UEFA Champions League Final 2000 Full-Time Report
Archived 4 March 2016 at the
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"2. Finals" (PDF). UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2016/17. Nyon: Union of European Football Associations. 2017. p. 1 . Retrieved . 22 April 2017