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1967–68 FIBA European Champions Cup

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.

1967–68 FIBA European Champions Cup
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ChampionsSpain Real Madrid
  Runners-upCzechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno
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Competition systemEdit

  • 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 roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Tel Aviv   165–144   Alsace de Bagnolet 85–62 80–82
Alvik   128–139   KTP 67–67 61–72
Boroughmuir   112–234   Real Madrid 69–108 43–126
ASFAR   121–205   Juventud Kalso 70–96 51–109
Racing Luxembourg   113–148   Gießen 46ers 63–76 50–72
Honvéd   129–136   Zadar 86–72 43–64
Steaua Bucureşti   124–126   Panathinaikos 82–65 42–61
Vauxhall Motors   97–236   Legia Warsaw 56–93 41–143

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panathinaikos   141–159   Zadar 79–70 62–89
KTP   147–178   CSKA Cherveno zname 86–89 61–89
SVE Utrecht   133–202   Real Madrid 66–90 67–112
Juventud Kalso   157–113   Legia Warsaw 87–56 70–57
Gießen 46ers   134–189   Maccabi Tel Aviv 72–84 62–105
Benfica Luanda   133–261   Racing Bell Mechelen 59–90 74–171
Engelmann Wien   135–171   Simmenthal Milano 79–95 56–76
Altınordu   130–167   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 61–65 69–102

Quarterfinals group stageEdit

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 AEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Zadar 3 6 3 0 433 409 +24
2.   Simmenthal Milano 3 5 2 1 490 451 +39
3.   Juventud Kalso 3 4 1 2 427 467 -40
4.   CSKA Cherveno zname 3 3 0 3 500 523 -23

Group BEdit

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

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   144–127   Zadar 76–62 68–65
Simmenthal Milano   150–166   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 64–63 86–103

FinalEdit

April 11, Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon

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


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