2013–14 EHF Champions League

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EHF Champions League
2013–14
Tournament information
SportHandball
Dates31 August 20131 June 2014
Teams38 (Qualification stage)
24 (Group Phase)
16 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany SG Flensburg-Handewitt (1st title)
Runner-upGermany THW Kiel
Tournament statistics
Matches played148
Goals scored8338 (56.34 per match)
Attendance651,334 (4,401 per match)
Top scorer(s)Serbia Momir Ilić
(103 goals)

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) North Macedonia Vardar (1st)
Spain Logroño (3rd)
Qualifying
Qualification tournament Wild card tournament
Romania HCM Constanța (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) North 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 Constanța
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-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August 2013
 
 
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk25
 
1 September 2013
 
Greece AEK Athens21
 
Belarus Dinamo-Minsk29
 
31 August 2013
 
Slovakia Tatran Prešov27
 
Slovakia Tatran Prešov32
 
 
Turkey Beşiktaş30
 
Third place
 
 
1 September 2013
 
 
Greece AEK Athens34
 
 
Turkey Beşiktaş30

Qualification tournament 2[edit]

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

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August 2013
 
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka18
 
1 September 2013
 
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye40
 
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye36
 
31 August 2013
 
Serbia Vojvodina24
 
Serbia Vojvodina27
 
 
Austria Alpla HC Hard26
 
Third place
 
 
1 September 2013
 
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka17
 
 
Austria Alpla HC Hard25

Qualification tournament 3[edit]

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

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August 2013
 
 
Portugal Porto29
 
1 September 2013
 
Norway Elverum28
 
Portugal Porto26
 
31 August 2013
 
Romania HCM Constanța22
 
Romania HCM Constanța34
 
 
Netherlands KRAS/Volendam25
 
Third place
 
 
1 September 2013
 
 
Netherlands KRAS/Volendam24
 
 
Norway Elverum32

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 North 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
North 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
North 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 VES RNL CEL ZAP ZAG PET
Hungary MKB Veszprém 10 8 1 1 303 243 +60 17 30–29 27–26 44–27 34–27 29–20
Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen 10 7 2 1 305 252 +53 16 25–25 35–25 31–31 34–26 31–17
Slovenia Celje 10 4 1 5 269 272 −3 9 26–31 25–28 30–27 26–20 29–22
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye 10 4 1 5 277 296 −19 9 25–21 26–32 29–32 31–30 29–24
Croatia Zagreb 10 4 0 6 267 282 −15 8 22–33 24–28 24–21 33–27 26–24
Russia St. Petersburg 10 0 1 9 216 292 −76 1 15–28 23–32 29–29 18–24 24–35

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

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

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
North Macedonia Metalurg Skopje
Slovenia Gorenje
Ukraine Motor Zaporozhye
Poland Wisła Płock
North 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 North 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 North 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 North Macedonia Metalurg Skopje
Spain Barcelona France Paris Saint-Germain
North 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 North Macedonia Vardar 24–22 25–27
Metalurg Skopje North 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-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 May
 
 
Spain Barcelona39
 
1 June
 
Germany Flensburg (pen.)41
 
Germany Flensburg30
 
31 May
 
Germany THW Kiel28
 
Hungary MKB Veszprém26
 
 
Germany THW Kiel29
 
Third place
 
 
1 June
 
 
Spain Barcelona26
 
 
Hungary MKB Veszprém25

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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Ilic takes top scorer trophy, Palmarsson becomes MVP". Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2014-06-03.

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