2008–09 EHF Women's Champions League

The EHF Women's Champions League 2008/09 was the 16th edition of the EHF Women's Champions League, a handball competition for top women's clubs of Europe managed by the European Handball Federation. It was won by Danish club Viborg HK who defeated Hungarian Győri Audi ETO KC at the finals with an aggregate score of 50–49.[1] It was the second title for Viborg and the fifth for a Danish team.[2]

German international Grit Jurack was the tournament's top scorer with 113 goals.[1]

Qualification Tournament 1Edit

Group AEdit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Milli Piyango SK 6 3 0 0 102 64 +38
2.   SKP Bratislava 4 2 0 1 84 81 +3
3.   HC Sassari 2 1 0 2 71 83 -12
4.   LC Brühl Handball 0 0 0 3 62 91 -29
5 September SKP Bratislava   30 25   HC Sassari
5 September Milli Piyango SK   36 19   LC Brühl Handball
6 September LC Brühl Handball   24 30  SKP Bratislava
6 September HC Sassari   21 34   Milli Piyango SK
7 September HC Sassari   25 19   LC Brühl Handball
7 September SKP Bratislava   24 32   Milli Piyango SK

Group BEdit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   AC Ormi-Loux Patras 6 3 0 0 83 73 +10
2.   HC Naisa-Niš 4 2 0 1 78 74 +4
3.   Madeira Andebol SAD 2 1 0 2 71 77 -6
4.   VOC Amsterdam 0 0 0 3 71 79 -8
5 September AC Ormi-Loux Patras   27 21   HC Naisa-Niš
5 September Madeira Andebol SAD   22 21   VOC Amsterdam
6 September VOC Amsterdam   24 25   AC Ormi-Loux Patras
6 September HC Naisa-Nis   25 21   Madeira Andebol SAD
7 September HC Naisa-Niš   32 26   VOC Amsterdam
7 September AC Ormi-Loux Patras   31 28   Madeira Andebol SAD

Qualification Tournament 2Edit

Group 1Edit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   HC Podravka Vegeta 6 3 0 0 108 80 +28
2.   HC Leipzig 4 2 0 1 87 86 +1
3.   S.D. Itxako 2 1 0 2 84 75 +9
4.   AC Ormi-Loux Patras 0 0 0 3 65 103 -38
3 October S.D. Itxako   27 29   HC Podravka Vegeta
3 October HC Leipzig   27 26   AC Ormi-Loux Patras
4 October AC Ormi-Loux Patras   18 33   S.D. Itxako
4 October HC Podravka Vegeta   36 32   HC Leipzig
5 October HC Podravka Vegeta   43 21   AC Ormi-Loux Patras
5 October S.D. Itxako   24 28   HC Leipzig

Group 2Edit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Metz Handball 4 2 0 1 96 88 +8
2.   Byasen HE 4 2 0 1 91 88 +3
3.   HC Dinamo 4 2 0 1 95 89 +6
4.   Milli Piyango SK 0 0 0 3 84 101 -17
3 October Byasen HE   33 32   Metz Handball
3 October HC Dinamo   37 31   Milli Piyango SK
4 October Milli Piyango SK   28 31   Byasen HE
4 October Metz Handball   31 30   HC Dinamo
5 October Metz Handball   33 25   Milli Piyango SK
5 October Byasen HE   27 28   HC Dinamo

Group 3Edit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Ikast-Bording EH 6 3 0 0 127 95 +32
2.   C.S. Rulmentul-Urban Brasov 4 2 0 1 107 103 +4
3.   SPR SAFO Lubin 1 0 1 2 98 116 -18
4.   SKP Bratislava 1 0 1 2 80 98 -18
3 October Ikast-Bording EH   44 31   SPR SAFO Lubin
3 October C.S. Rulmentul-Urban Brasov   30 21   SKP Bratislava
4 October SKP Bratislava   29 38   Ikast-Bording EH
4 October SPR SAFO Lubin   37 42   C.S. Rulmentul-Urban Brasov
5 October SPR SAFO Lubin   30 30   SKP Bratislava
5 October Ikast-Bording EH   45 35   C.S. Rulmentul-Urban Brasov

Group 4Edit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   FCK Handbold A/S 6 3 0 0 93 49 +44
2.   Dunaferr NK 2 1 0 2 74 78 -4
3.   HC Motor 2 1 0 2 79 98 -19
4.   HC Naisa-Nis 2 1 0 2 66 87 -21
3 October Dunaferr NK   31 36   HC Motor
3 October FCK Handbold A/S   33 17   HC Naisa-Nis
4 October HC Naisa-Nis   20 28   Dunaferr NK
4 October HC Motor   17 38   FCK Handbold A/S
5 October HC Motor   26 29   HC Naisa-Nis
5 October Dunaferr NK   15 22   FCK Handbold A/S

Group MatchesEdit

Top 2 teams from each group advance to the Main Round, while the third placed team from each group will compete in the Cup Winners' Cup.

TeamsEdit

Group A Group B Group C Group D
  Zvezda Zvenigorod
Defending champion
  Hypo Niederösterreich
Austrian champion
  HC "Lada Togliatti"
Russian champion
  Viborg HK
Danish champion
  Győri Audi ETO KC
Hungarian champion
  Orsan Elda Prestigio
Spanish champion
  Larvik HK
Norwegian champion
  RK Ljubljana
Slovenian champion
  HC Gjorce Petrov
Macedonian champion
  ŽRK Budućnost
Montenegrin champion
  CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
Romanian champion
  1. FC Nürnberg Handball
German champion
  Ikast-Brande EH
Danish second
  FCK Håndbold
Danish third
  ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica
Croatian champion
  Metz Handball
French champion

LegendEdit

     Team advanced to the Main Round
     Team will compete in the Cup Winners' Cup
     Team is eliminated from the tournament

Group AEdit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Györi Audi ETO KC 10 5 0 1 169 145 +24
2.   Ikast-Brande EH 7 3 1 2 171 163 +8
3.   HC Gjorce Petrov 4 2 0 4 149 170 -21
4.   Zvezda Zvenigorod 3 1 1 4 156 167 -11
31 October HC Gjorce Petrov   21 24   Györi Audi ETO KC
1 November Ikast-Brande EH   31 25   Zvezda Zvenigorod
9 November Zvezda Zvenigorod   30 22   HC Gjorce Petrov
9 November Györi Audi ETO KC   25 27   Ikast-Brande EH
15 November Ikast-Brande EH   32 26   HC Gjorce Petrov
16 November Györi Audi ETO KC   29 23   Zvezda Zvenigorod
2 January HC Gjorce Petrov   28 22   Zvezda Zvenigorod
3 January Ikast-Brande EH   26 27   Györi Audi ETO KC
10 January Zvezda Zvenigorod   28 28   Ikast-Brande EH
11 January Györi Audi ETO KC   35 20   HC Gjorce Petrov
17 January Zvezda Zvenigorod   28 29   Györi Audi ETO KC
18 January HC Gjorce Petrov   32 27   Ikast-Brande EH

Group BEdit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Hypo Niederösterreich 10 5 0 1 179 146 +33
2.   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica 9 4 1 1 154 149 +5
3.   FCK Håndbold 5 2 1 3 143 140 +3
4.   Orsan Elda Prestigio 0 0 0 6 131 172 -41
1 November ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica   28 26   Orsan Elda Prestigio
2 November FCK Håndbold   27 28   Hypo Niederösterreich
7 November Hypo Niederösterreich   34 27   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
8 November Orsan Elda Prestigio   18 26   FCK Håndbold
15 November Orsan Elda Prestigio   26 31   Hypo Niederösterreich
16 November FCK Håndbold   22 22   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
3 January ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica   26 25   Hypo Niederösterreich
4 January FCK Håndbold   28 19   Orsan Elda Prestigio
9 January Hypo Niederösterreich   28 18   FCK Håndbold
10 January Orsan Elda Prestigio   20 26   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
16 January Hypo Niederösterreich   33 22   Orsan Elda Prestigio
17 January ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica   25 22   FCK Håndbold

Group CEdit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea 8 4 0 2 177 155 +22
2.   ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica 8 4 0 2 170 163 +7
3.   Larvik HK 6 3 0 3 179 169 +10
4.   HC "Lada Togliatti" 2 1 0 5 159 198 -39
31 October ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica   30 27   HC "Lada Togliatti"
2 November CS Râmnicu Vâlcea   33 29   Larvik HK
7 November HC "Lada Togliatti"   34 33   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
9 November Larvik HK   27 26   ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica
15 November ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica   20 30   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
16 November Larvik HK   35 24   HC "Lada Togliatti"
3 January ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica   32 27   Larvik HK
4 January CS Râmnicu Vâlcea   30 19   HC "Lada Togliatti"
10 January HC "Lada Togliatti"   28 34   ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica
11 January Larvik HK   25 27   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
18 January HC "Lada Togliatti"   27 36   Larvik HK
18 January CS Râmnicu Vâlcea   24 28   ŽRK Podravka Koprivnica

Group DEdit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Viborg HK 10 5 0 1 225 175 +50
2.   RK Ljubljana 8 4 0 2 187 182 +5
3.   Metz Handball 4 2 0 4 173 188 -15
4.   1. FC Nürnberg Handball 2 1 0 5 165 205 -40
1 November Metz Handball   24 37   Viborg HK
2 November 1. FC Nürnberg Handball   25 29   RK Ljubljana
8 November Viborg HK   39 30   1. FC Nürnberg Handball
9 November RK Ljubljana   26 31   Metz Handball
15 November Metz Handball   32 24   1. FC Nürnberg Handball
15 November RK Ljubljana   38 34   Viborg HK
3 January 1. FC Nürnberg Handball   28 42   Viborg HK
3 January Metz Handball   29 33   RK Ljubljana
10 January Viborg HK   35 27   Metz Handball
10 January RK Ljubljana   33 25   1. FC Nürnberg Handball
16 January 1. FC Nürnberg Handball   33 30   Metz Handball
17 January Viborg HK   38 28   RK Ljubljana

Main RoundEdit

The draw for the Main Round took place on 20 January 2009.

Pot 1 Pot 2
Hypo Niederösterreich HC Podravka Vegeta
Viborg HK Ikast-Brande EH
Győri Audi ETO KC Budućnost T-Mobile
C.S. Oltchim Rm. Valcea RK Krim Mercator

After the draw, the following groups were formed:

Group 1 Group 2
Hypo Niederösterreich C.S. Oltchim Rm. Valcea
Viborg HK Győri Audi ETO KC
Ikast-Brande EH Budućnost T-Mobile
HC Podravka Vegeta RK Krim Mercator

Group 1Edit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Viborg HK 10 5 0 1 196 166 +30
2.   Hypo Niederösterreich 10 5 0 1 195 166 +29
3.   Podravka Koprivnica 4 2 0 4 177 186 -9
4.   Ikast-Brande EH 0 0 0 6 154 204 -50
7 February Podravka Koprivnica   30 31   Hypo Niederösterreich
7 February Ikast-Brande EH   24 38   Viborg HK
13 February Hypo Niederösterreich   32 24   Ikast-Brande EH
14 February Viborg HK   32 26   Podravka Koprivnica
20 February Hypo Niederösterreich   30 28   Viborg HK
21 February Ikast-Brande EH   28 31   Podravka Koprivnica
28 February Ikast-Brande EH   23 33   Hypo Niederösterreich
28 February Podravka Koprivnica   26 31   Viborg HK
13 March Viborg HK   34 29   Ikast-Brande EH
13 March Hypo Niederösterreich   38 28   Podravka Koprivnica
21 March Podravka Koprivnica   36 26   Ikast-Brande EH
21 March Viborg HK   33 31   Hypo Niederösterreich

Group 2Edit

Pl. Team Pts W D L GF GA GD
1.   Györi Audi ETO KC 9 4 1 1 182 173 +9
2.   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea 6 3 0 3 179 166 +13
3.   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica 5 2 1 3 163 177 -14
4.   RK Ljubljana 4 2 0 4 196 204 -8
7 February RK Ljubljana   31 35   Györi Audi ETO KC
8 February ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica   23 22   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
15 February Györi Audi ETO KC   31 27   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
15 February CS Râmnicu Vâlcea   36 30   RK Ljubljana
21 February CS Râmnicu Vâlcea   28 26   Györi Audi ETO KC
22 February RK Ljubljana   35 28   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
28 February RK Ljubljana   35 34   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
28 February ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica   26 26   Györi Audi ETO KC
15 March Györi Audi ETO KC   34 33   RK Ljubljana
15 March CS Râmnicu Vâlcea   31 22   ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
21 March Györi Audi ETO KC   30 28   CS Râmnicu Vâlcea
21 March ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica   37 32   RK Ljubljana

Final roundEdit

The semi-finals and finals are played in two legs of home and away matches. Viborg and Győri had home court advantage for the second leg of the semifinals as winners of their respective groups.[3] Also, there was no need to perform a draw to decide home and away rights for the finals. According to EHF regulations, Viborg would get home court for the first match because they played a final in the last three years (2005/06).[4]

  Semi-finals Final
                         
CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea 28 21 49  
Viborg HK 34 21 55  
    Viborg HK 24 26 50
  Győri Audi ETO KC 26 23 49
Hypo Niederösterreich 26 21 47
Győri Audi ETO KC 25 29 54  

SemifinalsEdit

First leg
12 April 2009
18:30 (UTC+3)
CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea 28 – 34 Viborg HK "Traian" Sports Hall, Râmnicu Vâlcea
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Korres, Migas (GRE)
Ardean-Elisei 6 (11-16) Jurack, Mikkelsen 7
  1×  (report)   6× 

12 April 2009
20:22 (UTC+2)
Hypo Niederösterreich 26 – 25 Győri Audi ETO KC BSFZ Südstadt, Maria Enzersdorf
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Togstad, Kristiansen (NOR)
do Nascimento 6 (15-13) Görbicz 7
  4×  (report)   2× 
Second leg
18 April 2009
14:05 (UTC+2)
Viborg HK 21 – 21 CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea Viborg Stadionhal, Viborg
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Stolarovs, Licis (LAT)
Althaus 6 (8-12) Lecuşanu 7
  5×  1×  (report)   2× 

19 April 2009
16:15 (UTC+2)
Győri Audi ETO KC 29 – 21 Hypo Niederösterreich Magvassy Mihály Sports Hall, Győr
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: B. Methe, R. Methe (GER)
Görbicz 13 (12-9) Tóth 5
  5×  1×  (report)   5×  1× 

FinalsEdit

9 May 2009
16:15 (UTC+2)
Viborg HK 24 – 26 Győri Audi ETO KC Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 5,600
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Althaus, Skov 6 (14-15) Tomori 7
  5×  (report)   2×  1× 

16 May 2009
16:15 (UTC+2)
Győri Audi ETO KC 23 – 26 Viborg HK Veszprém Aréna, Veszprém
Attendance: 5,100
Referees: Muro, Rodríguez (ESP)
Kovacsics 6 (10-14) Mikkelsen 7
  3×  1×  (report)   8×  1× 
EHF Champions League
2008/09 Winners
 
Viborg HK
Second Title

Top scorersEdit

As published by the EHF[5]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Grit Jurack Viborg HK 113
2 Anita Görbicz Győri Audi ETO KC 94
3 Andrea Lekić Krim Ljubljana 88
4 Tímea Tóth Hypo Niederösterreich 80
5 Alexandra do Nascimento Hypo Niederösterreich 79
6 Katarina Bulatović ŽRK Budućnost T-Mobile 75
Zsuzsanna Tomori Győri Audi ETO KC
8 Bojana Popović Viborg HK 73
9 Orsolya Vérten Győri Audi ETO KC 71
10 Narcisa Lecuşanu CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea 66
Rikke Skov Viborg HK
12 Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Larvik HK 61
13 Mette Sjøberg Ikast-Brande EH 60
14 Gorica Acimovic Hypo Niederösterreich 59
Oana Manea CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
16 Henriette Mikkelsen Viborg HK 58
17 Gro Hammerseng Ikast-Brande EH 56
18 Valentina Ardean-Elisei CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea 55
Dijana Golubić Krim Ljubljana
Andrea Penezić Podravka Koprivnica
21 Katarina Mravikova Győri Audi ETO KC 53
Renata Mörtel Krim Ljubljana
23 Kristina Franić Podravka Koprivnica 52
Cristina Vărzaru Viborg HK
25 Ana Đokić Podravka Koprivnica 48
Adina Fiera CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Jovanka Radičević ŽRK Budućnost T-Mobile

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pazen, Björn (16 May 2009). "Viborg take the CL title!". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 2009-05-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Bruun, Peter (18 May 2009). "Small+things+decided" "Small things decided". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 2009-05-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Women's semi-finals scheduled". EHF. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Women's European Cup Final Draw". European Handball Federation. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "EHF Champions League 2008/09 - Scorers". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 2009-05-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Official website