Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayorwas left on the bench for the entire duration of the 2004 Champions League final as his AS Monaco side lost to FC Porto thereby losing the 2003/04 Champions League title.

AS Monaco had never won the Champions League title when they claimed some big scalps on the way to the Champions League final and they were in convenient mood for the FC Porto game. In the end, Portoeased to an emphatic win to claim their second title in the history of the competition and a second European title in two seasons.

Emmanuel Adebayor was on the AS Monaco bench alongside fellow striker Dado Prso, ShabaniNonda, Tony Sylva, Sebastien Squillaci,Jaroslav Plasil and Hassan El Fakiri. Emmanuel Adebayor was an unused substitute at the end of the game in addition to the trio of Hassan El Fakiri, Tony Sylva and Jaroslav Plasil.

FC Porto won the first Champions League edition without a second group stage as was the norm in the previous seasons before the 2003/04 season.

Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho had masterminded the UEFA Cup title during the previous season thanks to the extra time defeat of Scottish club Celtic. Derlei of Porto and Henrik Larsson of Celtic scored two goals each as Porto sealed a 3-2 win to secure the title. Russian star Dmitri Alenichevscored the other Porto goal. It must be pointed out that Derlei finished as the topscorer with 12 goals, while Larsson was not far behind with 11 goals.

Mourinho and FC Porto were able to add the 2003/04 Champions League title to their trophy haul thanks to the 3-0 win over Monaco.  Brazilian forward Carlos Alberto scored in the first half to give Porto an half-time advantage before two goals in four second half minutes from Deco and Alenichev sealed the big win