2012–13 EHF Champions League

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EHF Champions League
Tournament information
Sport Handball
Dates 26 September 20122 June 2013
Teams 40 (Qualification stage)
24 (Group stage)
16 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
Champions Germany HSV Hamburg (1st title)
Runners-up Spain Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played 148
Goals scored 8265 (55.84 per match)
Attendance 690844 (4668 per match)
Top scorer(s) Denmark Hans Lindberg
(101 goals)
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The 2012–13 EHF Champions League was the 53rd edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament and the 20th edition under the current EHF Champions League format. THW Kiel was the defending champion. The final four was played on 1–2 June 2013.[1]

HSV Hamburg won their first title by defeating FC Barcelona 30–29 in the final.[2]

Overview[edit]

Team allocation[edit]

Group stage
Germany THW Kielth (1st) Spain Ademar León (3rd) Hungary MKB Veszprém (1st) Switzerland Kadetten Schaffhausen (1st)
Germany Flensburg (2nd) France Montpellier (1st) Hungary Pick Szeged (2nd) Croatia Zagreb (1st)
Germany Füchse Berlin (3rd) France Chambéry (2nd) Slovenia Gorenje (1st) Poland Vive Targi Kielce (1st)
Spain Barcelona (1st) Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi (1st) Slovenia Celje (2nd) Sweden IK Sävehof (1st)
Spain Atlético Madrid (2nd) Russia St. Petersburg (2nd) Denmark Bjerringbro-Silkeborg2 (1st)
Qualifying
Qualification tournament Wild card tournament
Romania Constanţa (1st) Norway Haslum HK (1st) Montenegro Lovcen (1st) Germany HSV Hamburg (4th)
Portugal Porto (1st) Austria Alpla HC Hard (1st) Belarus Dinamo-Minsk (1st) France Saint-Raphaël (3rd)
Republic of Macedonia Metalurg (1st) Ukraine Dinamo-Poltava (1st) Israel Maccabi Rishon LeZion (1st) Slovenia Cimos Koper3 (3rd)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloga Doboj (1st) Turkey Beşiktaş (1st) Italy SSV Bozen (1st) Poland Wisła Płock (2nd)
Serbia Partizan (1st) Slovakia Tatran Prešov (1st)
Notes

Round and draw dates[edit]

All draws held at EHF headquarters in Vienna, Austria unless stated otherwise.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Qualification tournament 3 July 2012 8–9 September 2012
Wild card tournament
Group stage Matchday 1 6 July 2012 26–30 September 2012
Matchday 2 3–7 October 2012
Matchday 3 10–14 October 2012
Matchday 4 17–21 October 2012
Matchday 5 14–18 November 2012
Matchday 6 21–25 November 2012
Matchday 7 28 November–2 December 2012
Matchday 8 6–10 February 2013
Matchday 9 13–17 February 2013
Matchday 10 20–24 February 2013
Knockout phase Last 16 26 February 2013 13–17 March 2013 20–24 March 2013
Quarterfinals 26 March 2013 17–21 April 2013 24–28 April 2013
Final four TBD 1–2 June 2013

Qualification stage[edit]

Qualification tournament[edit]

A total of 14 teams will take part in the qualification tournaments. The clubs will be drawn into three groups of four and play a semifinal and the final. The winner of the qualification groups advance to the group stage, while the eliminated clubs will go to the EHF Cup. Matches will be played at 8–9 September 2011. The draw will take place on 3 July, at 11:00 local time at Vienna, Austria.[3]

Seedings[edit]

The two remaining teams from Pot 1 and 4 will play a knock-out match, the winner will go into the group stage. The draw was held on 3 July 2012.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Romania HCM Constanţa
Bosnia and Herzegovina RK Sloga Doboj
Republic of Macedonia HC Metalurg
Belarus HC Dinamo-Minsk
Slovakia HT Tatran Prešov
Norway Haslum HK
Serbia RK Partizan
Ukraine HC Dinamo-Poltava
Portugal F.C. Porto
Israel Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Austria Alpla HC Hard
Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
Montenegro RK Lovcen
Italy SSV Bozen

Qualification tournament 1[edit]

RK Partizan organized the event.[4][5]

Semi-finals Final
8 September 2012
 Bosnia and Herzegovina RK Sloga Doboj  25  
 Montenegro RK Lovcen  23  
 
9 September 2012
     Bosnia and Herzegovina RK Sloga Doboj  16
   Serbia RK Partizan  31
Third place
8 September 2012 9 September 2012
 Serbia RK Partizan  27  Montenegro RK Lovcen  25
 Portugal F.C. Porto  25    Portugal F.C. Porto  31

Qualification tournament 2[edit]

Haslum HK organized the event.[4][5]

Semi-finals Final
8 September 2012
 Republic of Macedonia HC Metalurg  25  
 Austria Alpla HC Hard  19  
 
9 September 2012
     Republic of Macedonia HC Metalurg  30
   Norway Haslum HK  20
Third place
8 September 2012 9 September 2012
 Norway Haslum HK  29  Austria Alpla HC Hard  29
 Ukraine HC Dinamo-Poltava  28    Ukraine HC Dinamo-Poltava  23

Qualification tournament 3[edit]

HCM Constanţa organized the event.[4][5]

Semi-finals Final
8 September 2012
 Romania HCM Constanţa  33  
 Italy SSV Bozen  22  
 
9 September 2012
     Romania HCM Constanţa  26
   Slovakia HT Tatran Prešov  21
Third place
8 September 2012 9 September 2012
 Slovakia HT Tatran Prešov  36  Italy SSV Bozen  30
 Israel Maccabi Rishon LeZion  20    Israel Maccabi Rishon LeZion  33

Play-off[edit]

HC Dinamo-Minsk and Beşiktaş J.K. played a playoff series to determine a participant for the group stage.[4]

8 September 2012
18:30
Beşiktaş J.K. Turkey 22 – 30 Belarus HC Dinamo-Minsk Süleyman Seba Sport Complex, İstanbul
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN)
Arifoglu 7 (9–15) Atman 9
 3×Booked Report Suspension 3×Booked

9 September 2012
16:00
HC Dinamo-Minsk Belarus 31 – 24 Turkey Beşiktaş J.K. Minsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN)
three players 4 (14–13) Arifoglu 6
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 3×Booked

Dinamo-Minsk wins 61–46 on aggregate.


Wild card tournament[edit]

Semi-finals Final
8 September 2012
 Germany HSV Hamburg  28  
 Poland Wisła Płock  26  
 
9 September 2012
     Germany HSV Hamburg  32
   France Saint-Raphaël Var HB  31
Third place
8 September 2012 9 September 2012
 France Saint-Raphaël Var HB  28  Poland Wisła Płock  27
 Slovenia RK Cimos Koper  23    Slovenia RK Cimos Koper  22

Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 2012–13 EHF Champions League group stage.
Red pog.svg Red: Group A; Green pog.svg Green: Group B; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group C; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group D.

The draw for the group stage took place at the Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf in Vienna on 6 July 2012 at 11:00 local time. A total of 24 teams were drawn into four groups of six. Teams were divided into six pots, based on EHF coefficients. Clubs from the same pot or the same association could not be drawn into the same group, except the wild card tournament winner, which did not enjoy any protection.[6][7]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1
Germany THW KielTH
Denmark København1
Spain Barcelona
France Montpellier
Pot 2
Croatia Zagreb
Hungary Veszprém
Russia Medvedi
Slovenia Gorenje
Pot 3
Spain Atlético Madrid
Germany Flensburg
Poland Vive Targi Kielce
Switzerland Schaffhausen
Pot 4
Spain Ademar León
France Chambéry
Germany Füchse Berlin
Sweden IK Sävehof
Pot 5
Hungary Pick Szeged
Russia St. Petersburg
Slovenia Celje
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk
Pot 6
Serbia Partizan
Republic of Macedonia Metalurg
Romania Constanţa
Germany HSV Hamburg

th Title holder. The title holder automatically gets the top position of seeding list.

Notes
  • Note 1: AG København was seeded in pot 1 for the 2012–13 EHF Champions League group stage draw, which took place in Vienna, Austria, on 6 July 2012. However, the club filed for bankruptcy on 31 July 2012 and their place in the group stage was awarded to Bjerringbro-Silkeborg.
Key to colours in group tables
Top four placed teams advanced to the last 16

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany HSV Hamburg 10 7 2 1 313 272 +41 16
Germany Flensburg 10 6 3 1 310 279 +31 15
Russia Chekhovskiye Medvedi 10 5 4 1 310 282 +28 14
Spain Ademar León 10 3 1 6 265 292 −27 7
France Montpellier 10 2 2 6 301 311 −10 6
Serbia Partizan 10 1 0 9 268 331 −63 2
  MED FLE HAM ADE MON BEO
Chekhovskiye Medvedi 29–29 29–29 36–22 35–29 38–31
Flensburg 36–26 29–26 27–22 37–37 31–23
HSV Hamburg 27–27 31–28 32–26 35–33 30–24
Ademar León 22–29 29–29 26–28 28–26 28–23
Montpellier 30–30 25–27 29–33 27–29 31–26
Partizan 27–31 31–37 21–42 33–31 29–32

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hungary MKB Veszprém 10 9 0 1 295 242 +53 18
Germany THW Kiel 10 8 0 2 329 265 +64 16
Spain Atlético Madrid 10 5 0 5 268 269 −1 10
Slovenia Celje 10 4 0 6 245 258 −13 8
Romania HCM Constanţa 10 2 0 8 234 283 −49 4
Sweden IK Sävehof 10 2 0 8 276 330 −54 4
  Celje HCM KIE ATM IKS VES
Celje 24–19 31–28 22–28 31–25 19–24
Constanţa 22–17 25–28 23–28 28–23 27–37
THW Kiel 30–26 35–14 31–27 43–34 32–21
Atlético Madrid 26–24 25–24 27–32 32–25 26–27
IK Sävehof 24–29 35–31 29–40 35–30 22–32
MKB Veszprém 32–22 31–21 31–30 26–19 34–24

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Poland Vive Targi Kielce 10 10 0 0 305 249 +56 20
Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 10 7 0 3 271 215 +56 14
Slovenia Gorenje 10 6 0 4 281 250 +31 12
Denmark Bjerringbro-Silkeborg1 10 4 0 6 259 281 −22 8
France Chambéry 10 2 0 8 266 294 −28 4
Russia St. Petersburg 10 1 0 9 225 318 −93 2
  CHB RKG KSK RKM BSV PET
Chambéry 20–31 26–36 30–33 29–26 33–19
Gorenje 31–25 25–29 23–19 31–23 35–22
Vive Targi Kielce 36–32 30–24 21–20 35–26 30–29
Metalurg Skopje 26–21 30–23 21–23 32–18 32–19
Bjerringbro-Silkeborg 25–23 27–26 25–34 23–26 31–22
St. Petersburg 31–27 25–32 21–31 14–32 23–35

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 10 9 0 1 321 252 +69 18
Germany Füchse Berlin 10 8 0 2 290 279 +11 16
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk 10 5 1 4 276 259 +17 11
Hungary Pick Szeged 10 3 0 7 260 293 −33 6
Croatia Zagreb 10 2 1 7 266 284 −18 5
Switzerland Schaffhausen 10 2 0 8 284 330 −46 4
  BAR BER MIN SCH SZE RKZ
Barcelona 34–23 25–24 36–25 33–24 35–25
Füchse Berlin 31–30 29–25 31–27 29–24 29–27
Dinamo-Minsk 28–30 31–24 33–23 29–24 27–27
Schaffhausen 23–33 35–40 28–33 36–29 28–27
Pick Szeged 28–33 22–29 26–21 30–29 26–24
Zagreb 21–32 24–25 23–25 38–30 30–27

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the final four.

Last 16[edit]

The draw was held on 26 February 2013 at 12:30 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 13–17 March, and the second legs were played on 20–24 March 2013.[8][9]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bjerringbro-Silkeborg Denmark 50–58 Spain Barcelona 26–32 24–26
Ademar León Spain 45–56 Hungary MKB Veszprém 20–23 25–33
Pick Szeged Hungary 53–57 Poland Vive Targi Kielce 26–25 27–32
Celje Slovenia 60–66 Germany HSV Hamburg 29–38 31–28
Chekhovskiye Medvedi Russia 63–65 Germany THW Kiel 37–35 26–30
Dinamo-Minsk Belarus 45–50 Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje 23–26 22–24
Atlético Madrid Spain 56–55 Germany Füchse Berlin 29–29 27–26
Gorenje Slovenia 50–55 Germany Flensburg 25–28 25–27

Quarterfinals[edit]

The first legs were played on 17–21 April, and the second legs were played on 24–28 April 2013.[10]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Madrid Spain 49–52 Spain Barcelona 25–20 24–32
Metalurg Skopje Republic of Macedonia 40–53 Poland Vive Targi Kielce 25–27 15–26
THW Kiel Germany 61–59 Hungary MKB Veszprém 32–31 29–28
Flensburg Germany 51–55 Germany HSV Hamburg 26–32 25–23

Final four[edit]

The draw was held on 2 May 2013.[11]


Semi-finals Final
1 June
 Poland Vive Targi Kielce  23  
 Spain Barcelona  28  
 
2 June
     Spain Barcelona  29
   Germany HSV Hamburg  30
Third place
1 June 2 June
 Germany THW Kiel  33  Poland Vive Targi Kielce  31
 Germany HSV Hamburg  39    Germany THW Kiel  30

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Denmark Hans Lindberg Germany Hamburg 101
2 Belarus Siarhei Rutenka Spain Barcelona 95
3 Denmark Anders Eggert Germany Flensburg 79
4 Poland Michał Jurecki Poland Vive Targi Kielce 77
Hungary László Nagy Hungary Veszprém
Republic of Macedonia Naumče Mojsovski Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje
7 Serbia Marko Vujin Germany THW Kiel 76
8 Croatia Domagoj Duvnjak Germany Hamburg 73
Germany Holger Glandorf Germany Flensburg
10 Slovenia Gašper Marguč Slovenia Celje 72

(excluding qualifying rounds)[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VELUX EHF Champions League 2012/13". ehfcl.com. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Hamburg win thrilling final". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ "First draw of VELUX EHF Champions League season". ehfcl.com. 28 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Draw results". ehfcl.com. 3 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Qualification Tournament organisers announced". ehfcl.com. 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase draw". European Handball Federation. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Draw results – VELUX EHF Champions League". European Handball Federation. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "All four pots for Last 16 draw completed". ehfcl.com. 23 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kiel vs Chekhovskie Medvedi, Barcelona against Silkeborg". ehfcl.com. 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kiel vs Veszprém, Barcelona against Atlético". ehfcl.com. 26 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Defending champions THW Kiel meet HSV Hamburg in the semi-final". ehfcl.com. 2013-02-05. 
  12. ^ Top scorers

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