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1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup

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The 1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup was the twelfth installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at Palau dels Esports, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on April 24, 1969, and it was won by CSKA Moscow, who defeated Real Madrid 103–99.

1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup
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ChampionsSoviet Union CSKA Moscow
  Runners-upSpain Real Madrid
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

Contents

Competition systemEdit

  • 25 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 these 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
Edinburgh Hornets   123–194   ASVEL 76–81 47–113
Alvik   122–149   Gießen 46ers 60–61 62–88
Aldershot Warriors   103–238   Real Madrid 59–103 44–135
Tapion Honka   158–180   Standard Liège 76–81 82–99
Black Star Mersch   104–221   Oransoda Cantù 51–97 53–124
Flamingo's Haarlem   113–170   Vorwärts Leipzig 70–75 43–95
Engelmann Wien   145–160   Dinamo Bucureşti 88–75 57–85
İTÜ   147–139   Wisła Kraków 91–70 56–69
Lourenço Marques   161–207   AEK 77–89 84–118

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASVEL   141–142   Zadar 74–54 67–88
Gießen 46ers   152–199   Real Madrid 81–97 71–102
Honvéd   146–163   Standard Liège 70–55 76–108
Partizani Tirana   136–163   Oransoda Cantù 73–73 63–90
Vorwärts Leipzig   126–141   CSKA Moscow 54–66 72–75
Dinamo Bucureşti   169–181   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 100–85 69–96
İTÜ   142–151   Maccabi Tel Aviv 83–79 59–72
AEK   127–134   Academic 73–58 54–76

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.   Real Madrid 3 6 3 0 488 460 +28
2.   CSKA Moscow 3 5 2 1 471 416 +55
3.   Zadar 3 4 1 2 465 465 0
4.   Academic 3 3 0 3 455 538 -83

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 3 6 3 0 502 457 +45
2.   Standard Liège 3 5 2 1 488 508 -20
3.   Oransoda Cantù 3 4 1 2 426 407 +19
4.   Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 3 0 3 403 447 -44

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   193–135   Standard Liège 84–46 109–89
CSKA Moscow   184–158   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 101–66 83–92

FinalEdit

April 24, Palau dels Esports de Barcelona, Barcelona

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow   103–99   Real Madrid
1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
CSKA Moscow
3rd Title

AwardsEdit

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