1967–68 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1967–68 FIBA European Champions Cup
League FIBA European Champions Cup
Sport Basketball
Final
Champions Spain Real Madrid
  Runners-up Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

1967–68 FIBA European Champions Cup was the eleventh installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Palais des Sports, Lyon, France, on April 11, 1968, and it was won by Real Madrid, who defeated Spartak ZJŠ Brno, by a result of 98–95.

Competition system[edit]

  • 24 teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, played knock-out rounds, on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The eight teams qualified for 1/4 Finals were divided into two groups of four. Every team played against the other three in its group, in consecutive home-and-away matches, so that every two of those games counted as a single win or defeat (point difference being a decisive factor there). In case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final standings: 1) one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average; 3) individual wins and defeats.
  • The group winners and runners-up of the 1/4 Finals round qualified for 1/2 Finals. The final was played at a predetermined venue.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 165–144 France Alsace Bagnolet 85–62 80–82
Alvik Sweden 128–139 Finland KTP 67–67 61–72
Boroughmuir Scotland 112–234 Spain Real Madrid 69–108 43–126
FAR Rabat Morocco 121–205 Spain Juventud Kalso 70–96 51–109
Racing Luxembourg Luxembourg 113–148 West Germany Gießen 46ers 63–76 50–72
Honvéd Hungary 129–136 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 86–72 43–64
Steaua Bucureşti Romania 124–126 Greece Panathinaikos 82–65 42–61
Vauxhall Motors England 97–236 Poland Legia Warsaw 56–93 41–143

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panathinaikos Greece 141–159 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 79–70 62–89
KTP Finland 147–178 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 86–89 61–89
Eendracht Utrecht Netherlands 133–202 Spain Real Madrid 66–90 67–112
Juventud Kalso Spain 157–113 Poland Legia Warsaw 87–56 70–57
Gießen 46ers West Germany 134–189 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 72–84 62–105
Benfica Luanda Portugal 133–261 Belgium Racing Bell Mechelen 59–90 74–171
Engelmann Wien Austria 135–171 Italy Simmenthal Milano 79–95 56–76
Altınordu Turkey 130–167 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 61–65 69–102

Quarterfinals group stage[edit]

The quarterfinals were played with a round-robin system, in which every Two Game series (TGS) constituted as one game for the record.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Semifinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 3 6 3 0 433 409 +24
2. Italy Simmenthal Milano 3 5 2 1 490 451 +39
3. Spain Juventud Kalso 3 4 1 2 427 467 -40
4. Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 3 3 0 3 500 523 -23

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 3 6 3 0 539 482 +57
2. Spain Real Madrid 3 5 2 1 501 482 +19
3. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 4 1 2 381 407 -26
4. Belgium Racing Bell Mechelen 3 3 0 3 350 400 -50

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 144–127 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 76–62 68–65
Simmenthal Milano Italy 150–166 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 64–63 86–103

Final[edit]

April 11, Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Real Madrid Spain 98–95 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno


1967–68 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Spain
Real Madrid
4th Title


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