2013–14 EHF Women's Champions League

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2013–14 EHF Women's Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 24 August 2013–11 May 2014
Teams 17 (Qualification stage)
16 (Group stage)
8 (Main round)
4 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
Champions Hungary Győri Audi KC (2nd title)
Runners-up Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost
Tournament statistics
Matches played 76
Goals scored 3883 (51.09 per match)
Attendance 213,939 (2,815 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hungary Anita Görbicz
(87 goals)

The 2013–14 EHF Women's Champions League is the 21st edition of the EHF Women's Champions League, the competition for top women's clubs of Europe, organized and supervised by the European Handball Federation.

Győri Audi ETO KC was the title holder and successfully defended their title.[1]

Overview[edit]

Format[edit]

The clubs were drawn into four groups of four and played a semifinal and the final. The winner of the qualification groups advanced to the group stage.[2]

Team allocation[edit]

Group matches
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich Croatia RK Podravka Koprivnica Denmark FC Midtjylland Håndbold France Metz Handball
Germany Thüringer HC Hungary Győri Audi ETO KCTH Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica Norway Larvik HK
Poland SPR Lublin SSA Slovenia Krim Ljubljana Spain BM Bera Bera Sweden IK Sävehof
WQT1 WQT2 WQT3 WQT4
Qualification Tournament
Belarus BNTU Minsk Croatia RK Lokomotiva Zagreb Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro Denmark Viborg HK
France Fleury Loiret HB Germany Handball Club Leipzig Hungary Érdi VSE Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria
Italy PDO Salerno Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen Norway Byåsen HE
Norway Tertnes IL Romania HCM Baia Mare Russia Rostov-Don Switzerland LK Zug
Turkey Muratpaşa BSK Antalya

TH Title Holder

Round and draw dates[edit]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Qualification Tournament 27 June 2013 14–15 September 2013
Group stage Matchday 1 28 July 2013 5–6 October 2013
Matchday 2 12–13 October 2013
Matchday 3 19–20 October 2013
Matchday 4 2–3 November 2013
Matchday 5 9–10 November 2013
Matchday 6 16–17 November 2013
Main round Matchday 1 19 November 2013 1–2 February 2014
Matchday 2 8–9 February 2014
Matchday 3 15–16 February 2014
Matchday 4 1–2 March 2014
Matchday 5 8–9 March 2014
Matchday 6 15–16 March 2014
Final stage Final Four TBD 3–4 May 2014

Qualification stage[edit]

Qualification tournament[edit]

A total of 17 teams took part in the qualification tournaments. The clubs were drawn into four groups of four and played a semifinal and the final. The winner of the qualification groups advanced to the group stage. Matches were played at 14–15 September 2013. The draw took place on 27 June, at 14:00 local time at Vienna, Austria.[2][3]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria
Norway Byåsen HE
Romania HCM Baia Mare
Russia Rostov-Don
Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro
Germany Handball Club Leipzig
Hungary Érdi VSE
Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar
Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen
Switzerland LK Zug
Italy PDO Salerno
Belarus BNTU Minsk
Norway Tertnes IL
Denmark Viborg HK
France Fleury Loiret HB
Croatia RK Lokomotiva Zagreb

Playoff[edit]

The winner advanced to the qualification phase 2.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
MizuWaAi Dalfsen Netherlands 68–55 Turkey Muraptaşa BSK Antalya 34–31 34–24

Qualification tournament 1[edit]

Semi-finals Final
7 September 2013
 Norway Byåsen HE  21  
 Norway Tertnes IL  20  
 
8 September 2013
     Norway Byåsen HE  23
   Germany HC Leipzig  27
Third place
7 September 2013 8 September 2013
 Germany HC Leipzig  29  Norway Tertnes IL  28
 Belarus BNTU Minsk  24    Belarus BNTU Minsk  25

Qualification tournament 2[edit]

Semi-finals Final
14 September 2013
 Hungary Ferencváros  26  
 Croatia RK Zagreb  23  
 
15 September 2013
     Hungary Ferencváros  31
   Hungary Érdi VSE  24
Third place
14 September 2013 15 September 2013
 Hungary Érdi VSE  34  Croatia RK Zagreb  35
 Switzerland LK Zug  25    Switzerland LK Zug  24

Qualification tournament 3[edit]

Semi-finals Final
14 September 2013
 Romania HCM Baia Mare  26  
 Denmark Viborg HK  25  
 
15 September 2013
     Romania HCM Baia Mare  36
   Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro  23
Third place
14 September 2013 15 September 2013
 Denmark Team Tvis Holstebro  38  Denmark Viborg HK  33
 Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen  30    Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen  12

Qualification tournament 4[edit]

Semi-finals Final
14 September 2013
 Russia Rostov-Don  21  
 France Fleury Loiret HB  26  
 
15 September 2013
     France Fleury Loiret HB  25
   Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar  33
Third place
14 September 2013 15 September 2013
 Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar  35  Russia Rostov-Don  41
 Italy PDO Salerno  16    Italy PDO Salerno  18

Group stage[edit]

The draw of the group matches was held on 28 July in Vienna. A total of sixteen teams will be concerned in the process, to be divided into four pots of four. Teams are divided into four pots, based on EHF coefficients. Clubs from the same pot or the same association could not be drawn into the same group.[4]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
Norway Larvik HK
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana
Spain BM Bera Bera
Denmark FC Midtjylland Håndbold
Germany Thüringer HC
France Metz Handball
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich
Croatia RK Podravka Koprivnica
Sweden IK Sävehof
Poland SPR Lublin SSA
Germany Handball Club Leipzig
Hungary Ferencváros
Romania HCM Baia Mare
Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 6 6 0 0 192 143 +49 12
Germany Thüringer HC 6 2 0 4 159 165 −6 4
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich 6 2 0 4 149 170 −21 4
Romania HCM Baia Mare 6 2 0 4 140 162 −22 4
Hungary GKC Romania HCM Austria NIE Germany THU
Hungary Győri 28–26 41–22 29–22
Romania Baia Mare 21–33 24–23 20–19
Austria Hypo 27–28 23–20 29–23
Germany Thüringer 25–33 36–29 34–25

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Denmark FC Midtjylland Håndbold 6 5 0 1 156 139 +17 10
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost 6 4 0 2 156 125 +31 8
Hungary Ferencváros 6 3 0 3 162 161 +1 6
Poland SPR Lublin SSA 6 0 0 6 140 189 −49 0
Denmark FCM Hungary FTC Poland SPR Montenegro ŽRK
Denmark Midtjylland 32–23 37–26 21–19
Hungary Ferencváros 25–26 40–25 27–25
Poland Lublin 24–25 24–26 22–30
Montenegro Budućnost 22–15 29–21 31–19

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana 6 4 1 1 167 138 +29 9
Sweden IK Sävehof 6 3 1 2 169 172 −3 7
France Metz Handball 6 3 0 3 149 144 +5 6
Germany Handball Club Leipzig 6 1 0 5 139 170 −31 2
Germany HCL Sweden IKS France MET Slovenia RKK
Germany Leipzig 28–34 22–25 23–27
Sweden Sävehof 30–23 32–30 25–25
France Metz 22–23 30–20 21–20
Slovenia Krim 32–20 36–28 27–21

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar 6 5 1 0 185 138 +47 11
Norway Larvik HK 6 4 1 1 170 133 +37 9
Spain BM Bera Bera 6 1 0 5 123 157 −34 2
Croatia RK Podravka Koprivnica 6 1 0 5 128 178 −50 2
Spain BMB Norway LHK Croatia RKP Republic of Macedonia ŽRK
Spain Bera Bera 17–27 28–19 18–23
Norway Larvik 29–21 34–18 29–31
Croatia Koprivnica 29–18 19–24 17–35
Republic of Macedonia Vardar 30–20 27–27 39–26

Main round[edit]

The draw of the group matches was held on 19 November at the Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf in Vienna. A total of eight teams were concerned in the process, to be divided into two pots of four. Teams were divided into two pots, based on EHF coefficients. Clubs from the same pot or group could not be drawn into the same group.[5][6]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
Denmark FC Midtjylland Håndbold
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana
Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar
Germany Thüringer HC
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost
Sweden IK Sävehof
Norway Larvik HK

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar 6 3 2 1 154 142 +12 8
Denmark FC Midtjylland Håndbold 6 3 1 2 152 147 +5 7
Germany Thüringer HC 6 3 1 2 157 156 +1 7
Sweden IK Sävehof 6 0 2 4 149 167 −18 2
Denmark FCM Sweden IKS Germany THU Republic of Macedonia ŽRK
Denmark Midtjylland 25–24 26–20 25–24
Sweden Sävehof 29–29 26–32 27–27
Germany Thüringer 26–24 30–25 24–24
Republic of Macedonia Vardar 24–23 24–18 31–25

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 6 4 2 0 160 147 +13 10
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost 6 3 3 0 150 126 +24 9
Norway Larvik HK 6 1 1 4 134 147 −13 3
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana 6 1 0 5 133 157 −24 2
Hungary GKC Norway LHK Slovenia RKK Montenegro ŽRK
Hungary Győri 31–29 27–24 23–23
Norway Larvik 23–29 28–22 17–22
Slovenia Krim 22–24 24–18 26–30
Montenegro Budućnost 26–26 19–19 30–15

Final Four[edit]

In November 2013 the European Handball Federation announced that for the first time in the competition's history, the winner of the EHF Women's Champions League would be decided in a Final Four tournament. The event took place at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary on 3–4 May 2014.[7]


Semifinals Final
3 May 2014
 Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar  20  
 Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost (ET)  22  
 
4 May 2014
     Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost  21
   Hungary Győri Audi KC  27
Third-place playoff
3 May 2014 4 May 2014
 Hungary Győri Audi KC  29  Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Vardar  34
 Denmark FC Midtjylland  26    Denmark FC Midtjylland  31

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All-Star Team[edit]

[8]

Other awards[edit]

[9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]