1985–86 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1985–86 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 29th edition of the FIBA European Champions Cup club competition (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Sportcsarnok in Budapest, Hungary, on April 3, 1986. It was won by Cibona for the second time in a row. They defeated Žalgiris in the finals, by a result of 94–82.

1985–86 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
Final
ChampionsSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Cibona
  Runners-upSoviet Union Žalgiris
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

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 six remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered a Semifinal Group Stage, which was played as a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The winner and the runner-up of the Semifinal Group Stage qualified for the final, which was played at a predetermined venue.

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Partizani Tirana   162-175   Aris 81–80 81–95

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neptune   178-182   Klosterneuburg 84–99 94–83
Galatasaray   203-231   Cibona 97–110 106–121
Honvéd   151-162   Fribourg Olympic 84–80 67–82
Real Madrid   151-137   Murray Edinburgh 75–65 76–72
Solna   182-201   Nashua EBBC 95–93 87–108
Kingston Kings   185-232   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 93–112 92–120
AEL   113-202   Akademik Varna 49–121 64–81
Inter Slovnaft   167-229   Žalgiris 97–123 70–106
NMKY Helsinki   183-166   Zagłębie 91–81 92–85
Simac Milano   233-122   T71 Dudelange 116–48 117–74
Bayer 04 Leverkusen   148-182   Aris 76–93 72–89
Limoges CSP   177-171   Sunair Oostende 87–78 90–93

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Klosterneuburg   153-183   Cibona 83–98 70–85
Fribourg Olympic   149-173   Real Madrid 68–84 81–89
Nashua EBBC   181-216   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 95–113 86–103
Akademik Varna   152-222   Žalgiris 87–125 65–97
NMKY Helsinki   182-207   Simac Milano 92-106 90–101
Aris   176-186   Limoges CSP 89–81 87–105

Semifinal group stageEdit

Key to colors
     Top two places in the group advance to Final
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Cibona 10 17 7 3 977 933
2.   Žalgiris 10 17 7 3 931 915
3.   Simac Milano 10 16 6 4 881 837
4.   Real Madrid 10 15 5 5 944 906
5.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 10 14 4 6 907 946
6.   Limoges CSP 10 11 1 9 910 1013

FinalEdit

April 3, Sportcsarnok, Budapest

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cibona   94–82   Žalgiris
1985–86 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
Cibona
2nd Title

AwardsEdit

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top ScorerEdit

ReferencesEdit

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