2013–14 EHF Champions League

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EHF Champions League
Tournament information
Sport Handball
Dates 31 August 20131 June 2014
Teams 38 (Qualification stage)
24 (Group Phase)
16 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
Champions Germany SG Flensburg-Handewitt (1st title)
Runners-up Germany THW Kiel
Tournament statistics
Matches played 148
Goals scored 8338 (56.34 per match)
Attendance 651334 (4401 per match)
Top scorer(s) Serbia Momir Ilić
(103 goals)
← 2012–13 2014–15 →

The 2013–14 VELUX EHF Champions League was the 54th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament and the 21st edition under the current EHF Champions League format. HSV Hamburg was the defending champion. The VELUX EHF FINAL4 was played on 31 May–1 June at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.[1]

SG Flensburg-Handewitt won the title for the first time after defeating THW Kiel 30–28 in the final.

Overview[edit]

Team allocation[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[2]

  • TH: Title holders
  • CW: Cup winners
  • CR: Cup runners-up
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
Group stage
Germany THW Kiel (1st) France Paris Saint-Germain (1st) Slovenia Gorenje (1st) Switzerland Wacker Thun (1st)
Germany Flensburg (2nd) France Dunkerque (2nd) Slovenia Celje (2nd) Croatia Zagreb (1st)
Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen (3rd) Denmark Aalborg (1st) Russia St. Petersburg (2nd) Poland Vive Targi Kielce (1st)
Spain Barcelona (1st) Denmark KIF Kolding (2nd) Hungary MKB Veszprém (1st) Republic of Macedonia Vardar (1st)
Spain Logroño (3rd)
Qualifying
Qualification tournament Wild card tournament
Romania HCM Constanţa (1st) Norway Elverum (1st) Netherlands KRAS/Volendam (1st) Germany Füchse Berlin (4th)
Portugal Porto (1st) Belarus Dinamo-Minsk (1st) Luxembourg Handball Esch (1st) Germany HSV Hamburgth (5th)
Sweden HK Drott (1st) Greece AEK Athens (1st) France Montpellier (3rd)
Serbia Vojvodina (1st) Austria Alpla HC Hard (1st) Hungary Pick Szeged (2nd)
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye (1st) Slovakia Tatran Prešov (1st) Poland Wisła Płock (2nd)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka (1st) Turkey Beşiktaş (1st) Republic of Macedonia Metalurg (2nd)

Qualification stage[edit]

Qualification tournaments[edit]

Fourteen teams took part in the qualification tournaments. Twelve were drawn into three groups of four teams, where they played a semifinal and a final or third place match, while the remaining two teams played a two-legged playoff match. The winners of the qualification tournaments and of the play-off qualified for the group stage, while the eliminated teams were transferred to the 2013–14 EHF Cup. The draw took place on 27 June 2013, at 14:00 local time, in Vienna, Austria.[3][4] Matches were played on 31 August and 1 September 2013.

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka
Romania HCM Constanţa
Serbia Vojvodina
Slovakia Tatran Prešov
Portugal Porto
Austria Alpla HC Hard
Norway Elverum
Turkey Beşiktaş
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
Greece AEK Athens
Netherlands KRAS/Volendam

Qualification tournament 1[edit]

This qualification tournament was hosted in Presov, Slovakia, at the home venue of Tatran Prešov.

Semi-finals Final
31 August 2013
 Belarus Dinamo-Minsk  25  
 Greece AEK Athens  21  
 
1 September 2013
     Belarus Dinamo-Minsk  29
   Slovakia Tatran Prešov  27
Third place
31 August 2013 1 September 2013
 Slovakia Tatran Prešov  32  Greece AEK Athens  34
 Turkey Beşiktaş  30    Turkey Beşiktaş  30

Qualification tournament 2[edit]

This qualification tournament was hosted in Novi Sad, Serbia, at the home venue of Vojvodina.

Semi-finals Final
31 August 2013
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka  18  
 Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye  40  
 
1 September 2013
     Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye  36
   Serbia Vojvodina  24
Third place
31 August 2013 1 September 2013
 Serbia Vojvodina  27  Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka  17
 Austria Alpla HC Hard  26    Austria Alpla HC Hard  25

Qualification tournament 3[edit]

This qualification tournament was hosted in Porto, Portugal, at the home venue of Porto.

Semi-finals Final
31 August 2013
 Portugal Porto  29  
 Norway Elverum  28  
 
1 September 2013
     Portugal Porto  26
   Romania HCM Constanţa  22
Third place
31 August 2013 1 September 2013
 Romania HCM Constanţa  34  Netherlands KRAS/Volendam  24
 Netherlands KRAS/Volendam  25    Norway Elverum  32

Playoff[edit]

The winner qualified for the group stage and the losing team entered the 2013–14 EHF Cup second round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Handball Esch Luxembourg 44–63 Sweden HK Drott 30–26 14–37

Wildcard qualification[edit]

The winners qualified for the group stage and the losing teams entered the 2013–14 EHF Cup third round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Füchse Berlin Germany 56–57 Germany HSV Hamburg 30–30 26–27
Metalurg Republic of Macedonia 45–39 Hungary Pick Szeged 26–16 19–23
Montpellier France 52–55 Poland Wisła Płock 29–27 23–28

Group Phase[edit]

Location of teams of the 2013–14 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 Gloriette in Vienna on 28 June 2013 at 20:15 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.[3][5]

Pot 1
Germany THW Kiel
Spain Barcelona
Denmark Aalborg
Hungary Veszprém
Pot 2
Poland Kielce
Croatia Zagreb
France Paris SG
Slovenia Gorenje
Pot 3
Germany Flensburg
Poland Wisła Płock
Russia St. Petersburg
Republic of Macedonia Vardar
Pot 4
Denmark KIF Kolding
Switzerland Wacker Thun
Germany RN Löwen
Spain Logroño
Pot 5
France Dunkerque
Slovenia Celje
Sweden HK Drott
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk
Pot 6
Ukraine Motor
Portugal Porto
Republic of Macedonia Metalurg
Germany HSV Hamburg
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
Hungary MKB Veszprém 10 8 1 1 303 243 +60 17
Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen 10 7 2 1 305 252 +53 16
Slovenia Celje 10 4 1 5 269 272 −3 9
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye 10 4 1 5 277 296 −19 9
Croatia Zagreb 10 4 0 6 267 282 −15 8
Russia St. Petersburg 10 0 1 9 216 292 −76 1
  VES ZAG PET RNL CEL ZAP
MKB Veszprém 34–27 29–20 30–29 27–26 44–27
Zagreb 22–33 26–24 24–28 24–21 33–27
St. Petersburg 15–28 24–35 23–32 29–29 18–24
Rhein-Neckar Löwen 25–25 34–26 31–17 35–25 31–31
Celje 26–31 26–20 29–22 25–28 30–27
Motor Zaporozhye 25–21 31–30 29–24 26–32 29–32

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany THW Kiel 10 8 1 1 298 268 +30 17
Denmark KIF Kolding 10 7 0 3 249 240 +9 14
Poland Vive Targi Kielce 10 6 1 3 307 276 +31 13
Poland Wisła Płock 10 4 0 6 275 277 −2 8
Portugal Porto 10 2 1 7 241 278 −37 5
France Dunkerque 10 1 1 8 237 268 −31 3
  KIE KSK PLO KOL DUN POR
THW Kiel 28–28 34–25 29–26 28–25 30–25
Vive Targi Kielce 34–29 38–30 25–26 33–23 35–23
Wisła Płock 33–34 28–30 25–26 32–25 28–22
KIF Kolding 24–26 29–24 23–22 26–24 25–20
Dunkerque 21–29 30–25 25–28 18–20 25–25
Porto 27–31 30–35 20–24 27–24 22–21

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 10 8 1 1 348 256 +92 17
France Paris Saint-Germain 10 6 1 3 315 288 +27 13
Republic of Macedonia Metalurg 10 5 2 3 256 265 −9 12
Republic of Macedonia Vardar 10 4 2 4 269 263 +6 10
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk 10 3 1 6 266 295 −29 7
Switzerland Wacker Thun 10 0 1 9 242 329 −87 1
  BAR PSG VAR THU MIN MET
Barcelona 38–28 30–23 45–26 35–25 35–17
Paris Saint-Germain 29–33 35–25 38–24 34–30 32–29
Vardar 29–29 24–24 32–25 30–22 18–26
Wacker Thun 23–39 28–34 24–37 26–30 22–23
Dinamo-Minsk 25–35 29–35 26–24 27–20 23–23
Metalurg 31–29 28–26 22–27 24–24 33–29

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany HSV Hamburg 10 9 0 1 330 266 +64 18
Germany Flensburg 10 8 1 1 314 272 +42 17
Slovenia Gorenje 10 4 0 6 307 320 −13 8
Denmark Aalborg 10 4 0 6 275 265 +10 8
Spain La Rioja 10 3 2 5 292 320 −28 8
Sweden HK Drott 10 0 1 9 289 364 −75 1
  AAH GOR FLE RIO HKD HAM
Aalborg 23–28 26–27 28–24 37–24 26–28
Gorenje 25–30 23–28 33–28 35–33 29–36
Flensburg 31–27 35–31 37–25 33–25 27–24
La Rioja 25–23 34–31 32–32 38–34 24–33
HK Drott 26–35 32–40 27–37 35–35 24–35
HSV Hamburg 28–20 41–32 32–27 34–27 39–30

Knockout stage[edit]

Last 16[edit]

The draw was held on 25 February 2014 at 12:00 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 20–23 March, and the second legs on 29–31 March 2014.[6][7]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Hungary MKB Veszprém
Germany THW Kiel
Spain Barcelona
Germany HSV Hamburg
Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Denmark KIF Kolding
France Paris Saint-Germain
Germany Flensburg
Slovenia RK Celje
Poland Vive Targi Kielce
Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje
Slovenia Gorenje
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
Poland Wisła Płock
Republic of Macedonia Vardar
Denmark Aalborg

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Motor Zaporozhye Ukraine 56–71 Germany THW Kiel 28–31 28–40
Aalborg Denmark 42–60 Spain Barcelona 22–29 20–31
Vardar Republic of Macedonia 58–57 Germany HSV Hamburg 28–28 30–29
Wisła Płock Poland 60–64 Hungary MKB Veszprém 34–33 26–31
Gorenje Slovenia 55–62 France Paris Saint-Germain 30–28 25–34
Celje Slovenia 53–55 Germany Flensburg 26–25 27–30
Metalurg Skopje Republic of Macedonia 53–43 Denmark KIF Kolding 23–17 30–26
Vive Targi Kielce Poland 55–55 Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen 32–28 23–27

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw was held on 1 April 2014 at 12:15 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 19–21 April, and the second legs on 26–27 April 2014.[8][9]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2
Hungary MKB Veszprém Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Germany THW Kiel Republic of Macedonia Metalurg Skopje
Spain Barcelona France Paris Saint-Germain
Republic of Macedonia Vardar Germany Flensburg

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rhein-Neckar Löwen Germany 62–62 Spain Barcelona 38–31 24–31
Flensburg Germany 49–49 Republic of Macedonia Vardar 24–22 25–27
Metalurg Skopje Republic of Macedonia 47-65 Germany THW Kiel 21–31 26-34
Paris Saint-Germain France 52–59 Hungary MKB Veszprém 26–28 26–31

Final four[edit]

The draw was held on 29 April 2014.[10]

Semi-finals Final
31 May
 Spain Barcelona  39  
 Germany Flensburg (pen.)  41  
 
1 June
     Germany Flensburg  30
   Germany THW Kiel  28
Third place
31 May 1 June
 Hungary MKB Veszprém  26  Spain Barcelona  26
 Germany THW Kiel  29    Hungary MKB Veszprém  25

All-Star Team[edit]

[11]

Other awards[edit]

[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7,000 tickets already sold". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "2013/14 list of participants". europeancup.eurohandball.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Pots for the Qualification and the Group Phase draw confirmed". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Qualification groups determined". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Group Phase draw provides great battles". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-28. 
  6. ^ "All pots for Last 16 draw confirmed". ehfcl.com. 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hamburg vs Vardar, Löwen vs Kielce". ehfcl.com. 25 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pots for the quarter-finals draw ready". ehfcl.com. 1 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Barcelona to tame Lions, Kiel face Metalurg". ehfcl.com. 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Barcelona take on Flensburg, Veszprem meet Kiel". ehfcl.com. 2014-04-29. 
  11. ^ http://www.rkvardar.com.mk/en/news/vardar/1336-2014-05-30-12-17-27
  12. ^ Ilic takes top scorer trophy, Palmarsson becomes MVP

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