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1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 14th installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Arena Deurne, in Antwerp, Belgium, on April 8, 1971. It was won by CSKA Moscow, who defeated Ignis Varese, by a result of 67–53.

1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
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ChampionsSoviet Union CSKA Moscow
  Runners-upItaly Ignis Varese
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

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Competition systemEdit

  • 27 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 the Quarterfinals 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 is used: 1) one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average; 3) individual wins and defeats.
  • The group winners and the runners-up of the Quarterfinal Group Stage qualified for the Semifinals. The final was played at a predetermined venue.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Etzella   131–177   TuS 04 Leverkusen 72–99 59–78
Jeunesse Sportivo Alep   137–201   Academic 69–89 68–112
Dinamo București   195–157   Union Firestone Ehgartner 115–56 80–101
İTÜ   -*   Partizani Tirana
Virum   105–259   Slavia VŠ Praha 63–113 42–146
Alvik   132–217   Real Madrid 80–99 52–118
Tapion Honka   127–144   Śląsk Wrocław 66–66 61–78
Fiat Stars   0–4**   AŠK Olimpija 0–2 0–2
ÍR   0–4**   Olympique Antibes 0–2 0–2
FUS   124–179   AEK 80–84 44–95
Benfica   133–230   Honvéd 67–112 66–118

*FIBA cancelled this match and declared İTÜ winner as Partizani Tirana refused to play in Turkey due to an outbreak of cholera in this country.

**Fiat Stars and ÍR withdrew before the first leg, so AŠK Olimpija and Olympique Antibes received a forfeit (2–0) in both their games.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ignis Varese   162–119   TuS 04 Leverkusen 90–50 72–69
Standard Liège   169–160   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 107–86 62–74
Academic   176–146   Dinamo București 82–56 94–90
İTÜ   154–169   Slavia VŠ Praha 77–66 77–103
Al-Zamalek   127–174   Real Madrid 73–87 54–87
Śląsk Wrocław   154–163   AŠK Olimpija 60–74 94–89
Olympique Antibes   158–152   AEK 70–58 88–94
CSKA Moscow   195–139   Honvéd 102–72 93–67

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.   Ignis Varese 3 6 3 0 515 426 +89
2.   Slavia VŠ Praha 3 5 2 1 506 508 -2
3.   AŠK Olimpija 3 4 1 2 451 470 -19
4.   Olympique Antibes 3 3 0 3 461 529 -68

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1.   CSKA Moscow 3 6 3 0 512 417 +95
2.   Real Madrid 3 5 2 1 474 433 +41
3.   Academic 3 4 1 2 509 495 +14
4.   Standard Liège 3 3 0 3 442 592 -150

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ignis Varese   148–133   Real Madrid 82–59 66–74
Slavia VŠ Praha   150–162   CSKA Moscow 83–68 67–94

FinalEdit

April 8, Arena Deurne, Antwerp

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow   67–53   Ignis Varese


1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
CSKA Moscow
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