2014–15 LEN Champions League

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2014-15 LEN Champions League
League LEN Champions League
Sport Water Polo
Duration 26 September 2014 to
30 May 2015
Number of teams 12 (Preliminary Round)
26 (total)
Final Six
Finals champions Italy Pro Recco (8th title)
  Runners-up Croatia Primorje
Champions League seasons

The 2014–15 LEN Champions League is the 52nd edition of LEN's premier competition for men's water polo clubs. It ran from 26 September 2014 to 30 May 2015, and it is contested by 26 teams from 13 countries. The Final Six (quarterfinals, semifinals, final, and third place game) will take place on May 28 and May 30 in Barcelona.

Overview[edit]

Team allocation[edit]

8 teams are directly qualified for the Preliminary Round.

Preliminary Round
Croatia Jug Germany Spandau 04 Hungary Eger Serbia Partizan
Spain Atlètic-BarcelonetaTH Greece Olympiacos Italy Brescia Turkey Galatasaray
Qualification round II
Croatia Primorje Hungary Szolnok Serbia Crvena Zvezda Turkey İstanbul YİK
Germany Duisburg Italy Pro Recco
Qualification round I
Croatia Mladost Georgia (country) Ligamus Tbilisi Italy Posillipo Russia Spartak Volgograd
France Montpellier Germany Waspo 98 Hannover Montenegro Jadran Russia Sintez Kazan
France Marseille Hungary Orvosegyetem Romania Oradea Serbia Radnički Kragujevac

Round and draw dates[edit]

The schedule of the competition is as follows.[1]

Phase Round First leg Second leg
Qualifying Qualification round I 26–28 September 2014
Qualification round II 17–19 October 2014
Qualification round III
(Play-off round)
29 October 2014 12 November 2014
Preliminary Round Matchday 1 29 November 2014
Matchday 2 17 December 2014
Matchday 3 14 January 2015
Matchday 4 28 January 2015
Matchday 5 11 February 2015
Matchday 6 4 March 2015
Matchday 7 25 March 2015
Matchday 8 8 April 2015
Matchday 9 18 April 2015
Matchday 10 2 May 2015
Final 6
(Barcelona)
Quarter-finals 28 May 2015 at Piscines Picornell
Semi-finals 29 May 2015 at Piscines Picornell
Final 30 May 2015 at Piscines Picornell

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Qualification round I[edit]

  • 26-28 September

Twelve teams will take part in the Qualification round I. They will be drawn into two groups of six teams, whose played on 26–28 September 2014. Top 5 teams of each group advance to qualification round II. Teams finishing 6th continue in 2014–15 LEN Euro Cup qualification.

Key to colours in group tables
Progress to the Round II

Group A[edit]

CN Marseille has the right to organize the tournament.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Hungary Orvosegyetem 5 4 1 0 61 29 +32 13
Russia Spartak Volgograd 5 4 1 0 68 46 +22 13
Serbia Radnički Kragujevac 5 3 0 2 47 37 +10 9
France Marseille 5 2 0 3 55 51 +4 6
Italy Posillipo 5 1 0 4 40 51 −11 3
Georgia (country) Ligamus Tbilisi 5 0 0 5 28 85 −57 0

Group B[edit]

Jadran Herceg Novi has the right to organize the tournament.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Croatia Mladost 5 5 0 0 57 35 +22 15
Russia Sintez Kazan 5 4 0 1 53 43 +10 12
Montenegro Jadran 5 2 1 2 40 40 0 7
Germany Waspo 98 Hannover 5 1 1 3 46 56 −10 4
Romania Oradea 5 0 3 2 36 44 −8 3
France Montpellier 5 0 1 4 40 54 −14 1

Qualification round II[edit]

  • 17–19 October

Sixteen teams will take part in the Qualification round II. These clubs will form four groups of four and will have round robin tournaments at four host cities on 17–19 October. Top 2 of these groups advance to play-off (qualification round 3), Teams finishing 3rd, 4th continue in 2014–15 LEN Euro Cup qualification.

Key to colours in group tables
Progress to the Round III

Group C[edit]

Waspo Hannover has the right to organize the tournament.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Italy Pro Recco 3 3 0 0 45 19 +26 9
Serbia Crvena Zvezda 3 1 0 2 30 32 −2 3
Russia Spartak Volgograd 3 1 0 2 26 38 −12 3
Germany Waspo Hannover 3 1 0 2 26 38 −12 3

Group D[edit]

Orvosegyetem SC has the right to organize the tournament.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Hungary Orvosegyetem 3 3 0 0 36 27 +9 9
Romania Oradea 3 2 0 1 36 32 +4 6
Russia Sintez Kazan 3 1 0 2 38 37 +1 3
Germany Duisburg 3 0 0 3 29 43 −14 0

Group E[edit]

HAVK Mladost has the right to organize the tournament.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Croatia Primorje 3 3 0 0 35 18 +17 9
Croatia Mladost 3 1 1 1 24 24 0 4
Montenegro Jadran 3 1 1 1 20 24 −4 4
France Marseille 3 0 0 3 24 37 −13 0

Group F[edit]

Radnički Kragujevac has the right to organize the tournament.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Serbia Radnički Kragujevac 3 3 0 0 39 18 +21 9
Hungary Szolnok 3 2 0 1 41 27 +14 6
Italy Posillipo 3 1 0 2 23 29 −6 3
Turkey İstanbul YİK 3 0 0 3 20 49 −29 0

Qualification round III[edit]

  • 29 October 2014 1st match
  • 12 November 2014 2nd match
Key to colours
Seeded in qualification round III draw
Unseeded in qualification round III draw
Group Winners Runners-up
C Italy Pro Recco Serbia Crvena Zvezda
D Hungary Orvosegyetem Romania Oradea
E Croatia Primorje Croatia Mladost
F Serbia Radnički Kragujevac Hungary Szolnok

Eight teams will take part in the Qualification round III. These teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follow:

  • In the draw for the Qualification round III, the four group winners were seeded, and the four group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group could not be drawn against each other.

The first legs were played on 29 October, and the second legs were played on 12 November 2014.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Orvosegyetem Hungary 20–22 Hungary Szolnok 11–11 9–11
Pro Recco Italy 22–14 Croatia Mladost 13–9 9–5
Crvena Zvezda Serbia 19–29 Croatia Primorje 11–14 8–15
Radnički Kragujevac Serbia 22–18 Romania Oradea 13–8 9–10

Preliminary round[edit]

Location of teams of the 2014–15 LEN Champions League group stage.
Red pog.svg Red: Group A; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group B.

29 November 2014 --> 2 May 2015

The regular season was played between 29 November 2014 and 2 May 2015. If teams are level on record at the end of the Preliminary Round, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 29 November, 17 December 2014, 14 January, 28 January, 11 February, 4 March, 25 March, 8 April, 18 April, and 2 May 2015. The top three teams advanced to the final six.

The Final Six (quarterfinals, semifinals, third place game and final) will be played in Barcelona, Spain from 28 to 30 May 2015.

Key to colors
     Top three places in each group advance to Final Six

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Pro Recco 10 10 0 0 129 68 +61 30
Hungary Eger 10 5 1 4 82 79 +3 16
Greece Olympiacos 10 4 1 5 90 95 −5 13
Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta (H) 10 3 2 5 75 103 −28 11
Serbia Radnički Kragujevac 10 3 0 7 81 105 −24 9
Italy Brescia 10 2 2 6 71 78 −7 8

(H) Host Final Six

  BAR BRE EGE OLY RAD REC
Atlètic-Barceloneta 7–7 7–7 12–8 9–7 7–15
Brescia 12–4 3−7 9–9 9–6 5–6
Eger 11–6 10–5 10–9 7–6 4–12
Olympiacos 7–9 8–6 8−6 13–7 8–12
Radnički Kragujevac 12−7 13−10 12–11 7–8 5–12
Pro Recco 17−7 8–5 11–9 17–12 19–6

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Croatia Primorje 10 8 0 2 114 74 +40 24
Hungary Szolnok 10 8 0 2 122 90 +32 24
Croatia Jug 10 7 1 2 94 73 +21 22
Serbia Partizan 10 3 0 7 76 100 −24 9
Germany Spandau 04 10 2 0 8 70 109 −39 6
Turkey Galatasaray 10 1 1 8 93 123 −30 4
  GAL JUG PAR PRI SPA SZO
Galatasaray 12–12 11–14 4–10 11–8 12–17
Jug 11−5 13–6 9–6 12–6 11–9
Partizan 10–7 3–5 7–11 8–6 7–13
Primorje 16–11 10–5 14−8 11−5 9–7
Spandau 04 10−9 8–9 8–6 5–15 7–17
Szolnok 15–11 8−7 12–7 13–12 11–7

Final Six (Barcelona)[edit]

Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona, Spain

  Quarterfinals
28 May 2015
Semifinals
29 May 2015
Final
30 May 2015
                           
B1 Croatia Primorje 10  
A2 Hungary Eger 8  
B3 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik 9  
B3 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik 10  
  B1 Croatia Primorje 7
  A1 Italy Pro Recco 8
A1 Italy Pro Recco 12
A3 Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta (pen) 10  
A3 Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta 11  
B2 Hungary Szolnok 9  
5th place Third place
A2 Hungary Eger 8 A3 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik 12
B2 Hungary Szolnok 7 B3 Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta 14

Quarter-finals

28 May
18:00
Report Eger Hungary 810 Croatia Jug Dubrovnik Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Alexandrescu, Naumov
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–2, 2–3, 3–3
Szívós, Vapenski 2 Goals Bušlje 3

28 May
19:30
Report Atlètic-Barceloneta Spain 109 Hungary Szolnok Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Margeta, Schwartz
Score by quarters: 2–1, 2–1, 2–1, 0–3  OT: pen. 4–3
six players 1 Goals Madaras 3

5th place

29 May
16:30
Report Eger Hungary 87 Hungary Szolnok Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Naumov, Schwartz
Score by quarters: 3–1, 1–3, 3–2, 1–1
three players 2 Goals Dé. Varga 4

Semi-finals

29 May
18:00
Report Jug Dubrovnik Croatia 910 Croatia Primorje Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Margeta, Alexandrescu
Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–2, 2–4, 2–2
Janović 3 Goals Sukno 4

29 May
19:30
Report Atlètic-Barceloneta Spain 1112 Italy Pro Recco Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Koryzna, Stavridis
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–3, 3–5, 1–2
Perrone 4 Goals Filipović 5

Third place

30 May
18:00
Report Jug Dubrovnik Croatia 1214 Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Naumov, Alexandrescu
Score by quarters: 5–3, 3–5, 1–3, 3–3
Obradović 4 Goals Perrone 4

Final

30 May
19:30
Report Primorje Croatia 78 Italy Pro Recco Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Margeta, Stavridis
Score by quarters: 3–1, 0–2, 2–4, 2–1
Sukno 3 Goals three players 2
2014-15 Champions League
Champions
Italy Pro Recco
8th Title
Stefano Tempesti, Andrija Prlainović, Maro Joković, Pietro Figlioli, Alex Giorgetti, Duško Pijetlović, Massimo Giacoppo, Matteo Aicardi, Francesco Di Fulvio, Filip Filipović, Aleksandar Ivović, Niccolò Gitto, Giacomo Pastorino
Head Coach
Igor Milanović

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa dei campioni pallanuoto.svg Italy Pro Recco
Silver medal europe.svg Croatia Primorje
Bronze medal europe.svg Spain Atlètic-Barceloneta
Croatia Jug Dubrovnik
Hungary Eger
Hungary Szolnok

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