The 2000–01 Heineken Cup
was the sixth edition of the Heineken Cup
. Competing teams from France
, were divided into six pools of four, in which teams played home and away matches against each other. The pool winners and two best runners-up qualified for the knock-out stages.
In the pool matches teams received
- 2 points for a win
- 1 points for a draw
Edinburgh finished above Leinster despite having a lower points difference, as the first tie-breaker was the results in the two matches between the teams.
Cardiff won the pool despite having a lower points difference than Saracens, as the first tie-breaker was the results in the two matches between the teams.
Going into the final stages of the game, the scores were level at 27–27. A drop goal
from Diego Domínguez
then put Stade three points ahead. Meanwhile, Leicester brought on replacement scrum-half Jamie Hamilton
for starting fly-half Andy Goode
, with starting scrum-half Austin Healey
switching to fly-half. Glenn Gelderbloom
was also brought on at outside centre, with Leon Lloyd
switching from outside centre to wing.
Leicester won a penalty
just inside their own half and kicked to the left-hand touchline. The resulting line-out
throw was too high and but it was cleaned up by Neil Back
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