1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup was the thirteenth installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Sportska Dvorana Skenderija, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, on April 4, 1970. It was won by Ignis Varese, who defeated CSKA Moscow, by a result of 79–74.

1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
Final
ChampionsItaly Ignis Varese
  Runners-upSoviet Union CSKA Moscow
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

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 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 were used to decide the final standing: 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 Final 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
Partizani Tirana   141–165   Dinamo București 65–70 76–95
Boroughmuir   204–267   Racing Bell Mechelen 84–123 120–144
Union Radès Transport   0–4*   ASVEL 0–2 0–2
Sporting   108–226   Real Madrid 52–98 56–128
Osnabrück   133–180   Honvéd 74–88 59–92
Sparta Bertrange   176–241   Crvena zvezda 92–112 84–129
Engelmann Wien   149–144   Galatasaray 100–74 49–70
Punch Delft   158–159   Legia Warsaw 74–80 84–79
Helsingborg   138–142   Tapion Honka 73–67 65–75

*Union Radès Transport withdrew before the first leg and ASVEL received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo București   146–182   Racing Bell Mechelen 73–95 73–87
Hapoel Tel Aviv   131–155   ASVEL 70–69 61–86
Real Madrid   163–161   Honvéd 95–76 68–85
Tapion Honka   114–187   Ignis Varese 59–88 55–99
Crvena zvezda   166–149   Panathinaikos 91–66 75–83
Slavia VŠ Praha   199–147   Engelmann Wien 106–68 93–79
Legia Warsaw   157–159   Academic 91–80 66–79
Automatically qualified to the group stage

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 5 2 1 516 501 +15
2.   Slavia VŠ Praha 3 5 2 1 457 457 0
3.   Racing Bell Mechelen 3 4 1 2 446 440 +6
4.   Academic 3 4 1 2 452 473 -21

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   CSKA Moscow 3 6 3 0 540 472 +68
2.   Ignis Varese 3 5 2 1 485 420 +65
3.   ASVEL 3 4 1 2 448 529 -81
4.   Crvena zvezda 3 3 0 3 462 514 -52

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   159–198   Ignis Varese 86–90 73–108
Slavia VŠ Praha   154–220   CSKA Moscow 79–107 75–113

FinalEdit

April 9, Sportska Dvorana Skenderija, Sarajevo

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ignis Varese   79–74   CSKA Moscow


1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
Ignis Varese
1st Title


AwardsEdit

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top ScorerEdit

External linksEdit