Our qualifying round opponents NK Zeljeznicar lost their Bosnian league title to Leotar, but managed some revenge by beating the champions 2-0 on aggregate in the cup final.
The normal order was restored in Ukraine with Dynamo Kyiv recapturing the league title from Shakhtar Donetsk, who finished a close second.
Feyenoord endured a disappointing season by their standards, finishing only third in Eredivisie behind PSV Eindhoven and Ajax and failing to make the Champions League.
A better season for Juventus though who retained the Serie A title and reached the final of the Champions League only to lose to AC Milan on penalties.
Internazionale finished the season empty handed coming second in Serie A, seven points behind Juventus, and losing to their local rivals in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
A disastrous season by Barcelona’s usual standards finishing a distant sixth in Primera Liga, although that represented a vast improvement on their early season form, losing in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and sacking two managers.
Worst of all though was the performance of Bayer Leverkusen who went from the Champions League final in 2002 to only escaping relegation from the Bundesliga on the final day of the season.
All of which goes to show that a successful run in the Champions League doesn’t necessarily equate to ongoing domestic success, as fans of Leeds United will no doubt testify.