2012–13 EHF Women's Champions League

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2012–13 EHF Women's Champions League
2012-13 EHF Women's Champions League Logo.jpg
Tournament details
Dates 22 September 2012–12 May 2013
Teams 17 (Qualification stage)
16 (Group stage)
8 (Main round)
4 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
Champions Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC (1st title)
Runners-up Norway Larvik HK
Tournament statistics
Matches played 78
Goals scored 4,012 (51.44 per match)
Attendance 179,511 (2,301 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hungary Zsuzsanna Tomori
(95 goals)

The 2012–13 EHF Women's Champions League was the 20th 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. Budućnost Podgorica was title holder, after beating Győri Audi ETO KC in past season's final.[1]

Győri redeemed themselves by winning this seasons's edition. They defeated Larvik HK 47–43 in the final.[2]

Overview[edit]

Format[edit]

A few changes had been made in the competition's format. The first qualifying tournament has been deleted. As past season the second qualifying tournament was played under a final four format. A Wild Card Tournament with three teams was organized, the winner were qualified for the Group Phase. In addition, a knock-out match between one team from Pot 1 of the QT2 and an other team from Pot 2 of the QT2 was played. The winner also qualified for the Group Phase.[3]

Team allocation[edit]

28 teams from 19 federations participated to the Women's Champions League this season. Places were distributed according to the EHF league coefficient, which took into account the performances in European competitions from 2008–09 to 2010–11.[4]

Group matches
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich Croatia Podravka Koprivnica Denmark Randers HK Germany Thüringer HC
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost th Norway Larvik HK Romania CS Oltchim Rm. Vâlcea
Russia Dinamo Volgograd Slovenia Krim Ljubljana Sweden IK Sävehof Wild Card Tournament Winner
WQT1 WQT2 WQT3 Knock-out game winner
Qualification Tournament
Denmark Viborg HK Germany Buxtehuder SV Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Metalurg
Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen Norway Byåsen HE Poland Vistal Łączpol Gdynia Romania U Jolidon Cluj-Napoca
Russia Rostov-Don Serbia RK Zaječar Slovakia IUVENTA Michalovce Spain Balonmano Bera-Bera
Switzerland LC Brühl Turkey Muratpaşa BSK
Wild Card Tournament
France Issy-Paris Hand Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod Germany HC Leipzig

th Title Holder

Round and draw dates[edit]

The draws will be held in Vienna, Austria and Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Qualification Tournament 2 3 July 2012 22–23 September 2012
Wild Card Tournament 22–23 September 2012
Group stage Matchday 1 6 July 2012 13–14 October 2012
Matchday 2 20–21 October 2012
Matchday 3 27–28 October 2012
Matchday 4 3–4 November 2012
Matchday 5 10–11 November 2012
Matchday 6 17–18 November 2012
Main round Matchday 1 20 November 2012 2–3 February 2013
Matchday 2 9–10 February 2013
Matchday 3 16–17 February 2013
Matchday 4 2–3 March 2013
Matchday 5 9–10 March 2013
Matchday 6 16–17 March 2013
Knockout phase Semifinals 6–7 April 2013 13–14 April 2013
Finals 16 April 2013 4–5 May 2013 11–12 May 2013

Qualification stage[edit]

Qualification tournament[edit]

A total of 14 teams took part in the qualification tournaments. The clubs were drawn into three groups of four and played a semifinal and the final. The winner of the qualification groups advanced to the group stage, while the eliminated clubs went to the EHF Cup. Matches were played at 8–9 September 2011. The draw took place on 3 July, at 11:00 local time at Vienna, Austria.[5]

Seedings[edit]

The two remaining teams from Pot 1 and 4 played a knock-out match, the winner went into the group stage. The draw was held on 3 July 2012.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Norway Byåsen HE
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria
Romania U Jolidon Cluj-Napoca
Denmark Viborg HK
Spain Balonmano Bera-Bera
Russia Rostov-Don
Germany Buxtehuder SV
Poland Vistal Łączpol Gdynia
Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen
Serbia RK Zaječar
Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Metalurg
Turkey Muratpaşa BSK
Slovakia IUVENTA Michalovce
Switzerland LC Brühl

Qualification tournament 1[edit]

Viborg HK organized the event.[6]

Semi-finals Final
22 September 2012
 Denmark Viborg HK  30  
 Switzerland LC Brühl  14  
 
23 September 2012
     Denmark Viborg HK  26
   Poland Vistal Łączpol Gdynia  22
Third place
22 September 2012 23 September 2012
 Spain Balonmano Bera-Bera  22  Switzerland LC Brühl  23
 Poland Vistal Łączpol Gdynia  31    Spain Balonmano Bera-Bera  33

Qualification tournament 2[edit]

Byåsen HE organized the event.[6]

Semi-finals Final
22 September 2012
 Norway Byåsen HE  29  
 Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Metalurg  19  
 
23 September 2012
     Norway Byåsen HE  22
   Germany Buxtehuder SV  26
Third place
22 September 2012 23 September 2012
 Germany Buxtehuder SV  34  Republic of Macedonia ŽRK Metalurg  34
 Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen  31    Netherlands MizuWaAi Dalfsen  26

Qualification tournament 3[edit]

U Jolidon Cluj-Napoca organized the event.[6]

Semi-finals Final
22 September 2012
 Romania Cluj-Napoca  34  
 Turkey Muratpaşa BSK  26  
 
23 September 2012
     Romania Cluj-Napoca  23
   Russia Rostov-Don  22
Third place
22 September 2012 23 September 2012
 Russia Rostov-Don  29  Turkey Muratpaşa BSK  27
 Serbia RK Zaječar  28    Serbia RK Zaječar  35

Play-off[edit]

IUVENTA Michalovce and FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria played a playoff series to determine a participant for the group stage.[6]

19 September 2012
18:00
IUVENTA Michalovce Slovakia 26 – 40 Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria Chemkostav Arena, Chemkostav Arena
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Marić, Mašić (SRB)
Tobiášová 6 (10–15) Pena, Tomori 6
Suspension 2×YC Report Suspension 3×YC

22 September 2012
18:00
FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria Hungary 31 – 22 Slovakia IUVENTA Michalovce Főtáv FTC Kézilabda Aréna, Budapest
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Delle, Engberg (SWE)
Pena 6 (16–8) Wollingerová 5
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 3×YC

FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria wins 71–48 on aggregate.

Wild card tournament[edit]

Issy-Paris Hand organized the event.[7]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod 2 2 0 0 52 41 +11 4
Germany HC Leipzig 2 1 0 1 42 42 0 2
France Issy-Paris Hand 2 0 0 2 36 47 −11 0

Group matches[edit]

Location of teams of the 2012–13 EHF Women's 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 of the group matches was held on 6 July at the Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf in Vienna. A total of sixteen teams were concerned in the process, to be divided into four pots of four. Teams were 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, except the wild card tournament winner, which did not enjoy any protection.[8][9]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost
Norway Larvik HK
Romania CS Oltchim Rm. Vâlcea
Denmark Randers HK
Germany Thüringer HC
Russia Dinamo Volgograd
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich
Croatia Podravka Koprivnica
Sweden IK Sävehof
Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod
Denmark Viborg HK
Germany Buxtehuder SV
Romania U Jolidon Cluj-Napoca
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Romania CS Oltchim Rm. Vâlcea 6 6 0 0 170 129 +41 12
Denmark Randers HK 6 3 0 3 166 156 +10 6
Austria Hypo Niederösterreich 6 3 0 3 156 153 +3 6
Germany Buxtehuder SV 6 0 0 6 134 188 −54 0
Germany BSV Austria HYP Denmark RHK Romania CSV
Germany Buxtehude 20–28 27–33 15–34
Austria Niederösterreich 27–24 32–25 24–25
Denmark Randers 36–26 29–20 20–24
Romania Vâlcea 30–22 30–25 27–23

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 6 6 0 0 180 134 +46 12
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana 6 3 0 3 151 157 −6 6
Croatia Podravka Koprivnica 6 3 0 3 136 143 −7 6
Romania Universitatea Cluj 6 0 0 6 141 174 −33 0
Romania UJC Hungary GKC Croatia KOP Slovenia RKK
Romania Cluj-Napoca 25–30 19–20 23–31
Hungary Győr 37–26 24–19 29–22
Croatia Koprivnica 28–21 22–29 25–22
Slovenia Krim 28–27 20–31 28–22

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Norway Larvik HK 6 5 0 1 197 156 +41 10
Hungary Ferencváros 6 5 0 1 183 163 +20 10
Russia Dinamo Volgograd 6 1 0 5 157 200 −43 2
Sweden IK Sävehof 6 1 0 5 174 192 −18 2
Hungary FTC Norway LHK Sweden IKS Russia VOL
Hungary Ferencváros 28–24 31–28 30–28
Norway Larvik 30–23 39–31 40–25
Sweden Sävehof 32–34 25–29 28–34
Russia Volgograd 21–37 24–35 25–30

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod 6 5 0 1 154 142 +12 10
Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 6 4 0 2 149 134 +15 8
Germany Thüringer HC 6 3 0 3 146 153 −7 6
Denmark Viborg HK 6 0 0 6 143 163 −20 0
Montenegro ŽRK Germany THC Denmark VHK Russia ZVE
Montenegro Budućnost 23–15 26–23 29–21
Germany Thüringen 24–20 34–30 20–23
Denmark Viborg 20–26 26–29 27–28
Russia Zvenigorod 31–25 31–24 20–17

Main round[edit]

The draw of the group matches was held on 20 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.[10][11]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2
Romania CS Oltchim Rm. Vâlcea
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
Norway Larvik HK
Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod
Denmark Randers HK
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 6 6 0 0 160 122 +38 12
Norway Larvik HK 6 4 0 2 146 133 +13 8
Montenegro ŽRK Budućnost 6 1 1 4 116 139 −23 3
Denmark Randers HK 6 0 1 5 129 157 −28 1
Montenegro ŽRK Hungary GKC Norway LHK Denmark RHK
Montenegro Budućnost 21–22 18–20 24–22
Hungary Győr 27–17 30–24 32–24
Norway Larvik 28–16 18–24 25–19
Denmark Randers 20–20 18–25 26–31

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Slovenia Krim Ljubljana 6 4 0 2 161 149 +12 8
Romania CS Oltchim Rm. Vâlcea 6 4 0 2 154 142 +12 8
Hungary FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 6 3 0 3 163 173 −10 6
Russia Zvezda Zvenigorod 6 1 0 5 159 173 −14 2
Hungary FTC Slovenia RKK Romania CSV Russia ZVE
Hungary Ferencváros 30–26 23–30 35–34
Slovenia Krim 31–25 28–24 27–23
Romania Vâlcea 22–23 23–20 29–25
Russia Zvenigorod 30–27 24–29 23–26

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CS Oltchim Rm. Vâlcea Romania 47–48 Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 22–24 25–24
Larvik HK Norway 49–43 Slovenia Krim Ljubljana 22–24 27–19

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Larvik HK Norway 43–47 Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 21–24 22–23

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1  Zsuzsanna Tomori (HUN) Hungary Ferencváros 95
2  Katarina Bulatović (MNE) Romania Vâlcea 90
3  Milena Knežević (MNE) Montenegro Budućnost 86
4  Anita Görbicz (HUN) Hungary Győr 79
 Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (NOR) Norway Larvik
6  Gro Hammerseng (NOR) Norway Larvik 71
7  Heidi Løke (NOR) Hungary Győr 67
 Lyudmila Postnova (RUS) Russia Zvenigorod
9  Camilla Dalby (DEN) Denmark Randers 66
10  Zita Szucsánszki (HUN) Hungary Ferencváros 65
Excluding qualifying rounds[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buducnost win EHF Women's Champions League 2011–12". European Handball Federation. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Györ end their final curse". ehfcl.com. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's EHF Champions League 2012–13". European Handball Federation. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women's EHF club competitions 2012/2013". European Handball Federation. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Women’s EHF Champions League qualification draw on 3 July". ehfcl.com. 28 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Draw results". ehfcl.com. 3 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Women’s qualification tournament in France". ehfcl.com. 19 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Women’s EHF Champions League Group Phase draw". European Handball Federation. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Draw results – WOMEN'S EHF Champions League". European Handball Federation. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Women´s EHF Champions League Main Round Draw seedings". European Handball Federation. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Women's EHF Champions League Main Round Groups". European Handball Federation. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  12. ^ Top scorers

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