1996–97 EHF Women's Champions League

The 1996–97 EHF Women's Champions League was the fourth edition of the modern era of the 1961-founded competition for European national champions women's handball clubs, running from 10 October 1996 to 10 May 1997. The competition system was reformed, as the group stage was expanded from 8 to 16 teams, now replacing the Round of 16, and the quarter-finals and semifinals were reestablished.

Mar Valencia defeated Viborg HK in the final to become the first Spanish team to win the competition.[1] Defending champion Podravka Koprivnica was defeated by the Danish in the quarter-finals.[2]

Qualifying roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st 2nd
ASPTT Metz   75–25   Martve Tbilisi 39–10 36–15
Egle Vilnius   49–61   Gjorce Petrov 24–32 25–29
Viborg   51–36   Brühl 29–14 22–22
Anadolu   35–64   Byasen 20–33 15–31
Politechnik Minsk   45–63   Lublin 23–31 22–32
Jedinstvo Tuzla   39–69   Mar Valencia 23–34 16–35
Spartak Kyiv   38–43   Budućnost Podgorica 18–19 20–24
Madeira   31–61   Ferencvárosi 13–38 18–23
Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea   62–38   Slovan Duslo Sala 33–16 29–22
Hapoel Petah Tikva   45–56   Anagennisi Artas 19–21 26–35
Krim Ljubljana   52–30   Volan Sofia 21–16 31–14
Rotor Volgograd   35–44   Walle Bremen 20–22 15–22
Swift Roermond   49–18   HIFK 25–9 24–9

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDorg Pts
  Viborg 6 4 1 1 153 122 +31 9
  Gjorce Petrov 6 4 0 2 154 125 +29 8
  Budućnost Podgorica 6 2 2 2 130 143 −13 6
  Graničar Đurđevac 6 0 1 5 102 149 −47 1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDorg Pts
  Mar Valencia 6 5 1 0 144 126 +18 11
  Podravka Koprivnica 6 4 1 1 161 138 +23 8
  Lublin 6 2 0 4 155 155 0 4
  Swift Roermond 6 0 0 6 109 150 −41 0

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDorg Pts
  Niederösterreich 6 6 0 0 141 103 +38 12
  Byasen 6 3 0 3 114 117 −3 6
  Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea 6 1 2 3 127 133 −6 4
  ASPTT Metz 6 0 2 4 108 137 −29 2

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDorg Pts
  Ferencvárosi 6 5 0 1 175 117 +58 10
  Krim Ljubljana 6 4 0 2 155 118 +37 8
  Walle Bremen 6 3 0 3 124 130 −6 6
  Anagennisi Artas 6 0 0 6 105 194 −89 0

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st 2nd
Gjorce Petrov   44–47   Mar Valencia 23–20 21–27
Krim Ljubljana   42–60   Niederösterreich 21–26 21–34
Podravka Koprivnica   47–49   Viborg 25–24 22–25
Byasen HE   41–46   Ferencvárosi 20–20 21–26

SemifinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st 2nd
Mar Valencia   49–48   Niederösterreich 34–22 15–26
Viborg   50–43   Ferencvárosi 27–24 23–19

FinalEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st 2nd
Mar Valencia   58–50   Viborg 35–26 23–24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of finals in the-sports.org
  2. ^ Results Archived 2014-04-20 at the Wayback Machine in the European Handball Federation's website