2012–13 EHF Champions League

The 2012–13 EHF Champions League was the 53rd edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament and the 20th edition under the current EHF Champions League format. THW Kiel was the defending champion. The final four was played on 1–2 June 2013.[1]

EHF Champions League
2012–13
Tournament information
SportHandball
Dates26 September 20122 June 2013
Teams40 (Qualification stage)
24 (Group stage)
16 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany HSV Hamburg (1st title)
Runner-upSpain Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played148
Goals scored8265 (55.84 per match)
Attendance690,844 (4,668 per match)
Top scorer(s)Denmark Hans Lindberg
(101 goals)

HSV Hamburg won their first title by defeating FC Barcelona 30–29 in the final.[2]

OverviewEdit

Team allocationEdit

Group stage
  THW Kielth (1st)   Ademar León (3rd)   MKB Veszprém (1st)   Kadetten Schaffhausen (1st)
  Flensburg (2nd)   Montpellier (1st)   Pick Szeged (2nd)   Zagreb (1st)
  Füchse Berlin (3rd)   Chambéry (2nd)   Gorenje (1st)   Vive Targi Kielce (1st)
  Barcelona (1st)   Chekhovskiye Medvedi (1st)   Celje (2nd)   IK Sävehof (1st)
  Atlético Madrid (2nd)   St. Petersburg (2nd)   Bjerringbro-Silkeborg2 (1st)
Qualifying
Qualification tournament Wild card tournament
  Constanța (1st)   Haslum HK (1st)   Lovcen (1st)   HSV Hamburg (4th)
  Porto (1st)   Alpla HC Hard (1st)   Dinamo-Minsk (1st)   Saint-Raphaël (3rd)
  Metalurg (1st)   Dinamo-Poltava (1st)   Maccabi Rishon LeZion (1st)   Cimos Koper3 (3rd)
  Sloga Doboj (1st)   Beşiktaş (1st)   SSV Bozen Loacker (1st)   Wisła Płock (2nd)
  Partizan (1st)   Tatran Prešov (1st)
Notes

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws held at EHF headquarters in Vienna, Austria unless stated otherwise.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Qualification tournament 3 July 2012 8–9 September 2012
Wild card tournament
Group stage Matchday 1 6 July 2012 26–30 September 2012
Matchday 2 3–7 October 2012
Matchday 3 10–14 October 2012
Matchday 4 17–21 October 2012
Matchday 5 14–18 November 2012
Matchday 6 21–25 November 2012
Matchday 7 28 November–2 December 2012
Matchday 8 6–10 February 2013
Matchday 9 13–17 February 2013
Matchday 10 20–24 February 2013
Knockout phase Last 16 26 February 2013 13–17 March 2013 20–24 March 2013
Quarterfinals 26 March 2013 17–21 April 2013 24–28 April 2013
Final four TBD 1–2 June 2013

Qualification stageEdit

Qualification tournamentEdit

A total of 14 teams will take part in the qualification tournaments. The clubs will be drawn into three groups of four and play a semifinal and the final. The winner of the qualification groups advance to the group stage, while the eliminated clubs will go to the EHF Cup. Matches will be played at 8–9 September 2011. The draw will take place on 3 July, at 11:00 local time at Vienna, Austria.[3]

SeedingsEdit

The two remaining teams from Pot 1 and 4 will play a knock-out match, the winner will go into the group stage. The draw was held on 3 July 2012.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  HCM Constanța
  RK Sloga Doboj
  HC Metalurg
  HC Dinamo-Minsk
  HT Tatran Prešov
  Haslum HK
  RK Partizan
  HC Dinamo-Poltava
  F.C. Porto
  Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  Alpla HC Hard
  Beşiktaş J.K.
  RK Lovcen
  SSV Bozen Loacker

Qualification tournament 1Edit

RK Partizan organized the event.[4][5]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 September 2012
 
 
  RK Sloga Doboj25
 
9 September 2012
 
  RK Lovcen23
 
  RK Sloga Doboj16
 
8 September 2012
 
  RK Partizan31
 
  RK Partizan27
 
 
  F.C. Porto25
 
Third place
 
 
9 September 2012
 
 
  RK Lovcen25
 
 
  F.C. Porto31

Qualification tournament 2Edit

Haslum HK organized the event.[4][5]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 September 2012
 
 
  HC Metalurg25
 
9 September 2012
 
  Alpla HC Hard19
 
  HC Metalurg30
 
8 September 2012
 
  Haslum HK20
 
  Haslum HK29
 
 
  HC Dinamo-Poltava28
 
Third place
 
 
9 September 2012
 
 
  Alpla HC Hard29
 
 
  HC Dinamo-Poltava23

Qualification tournament 3Edit

HCM Constanța organized the event.[4][5]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 September 2012
 
 
  HCM Constanța33
 
9 September 2012
 
  SSV Bozen Loacker22
 
  HCM Constanța26
 
8 September 2012
 
  HT Tatran Prešov21
 
  HT Tatran Prešov36
 
 
  Maccabi Rishon LeZion20
 
Third place
 
 
9 September 2012
 
 
  SSV Bozen Loacker30
 
 
  Maccabi Rishon LeZion33

Play-offEdit

HC Dinamo-Minsk and Beşiktaş J.K. played a playoff series to determine a participant for the group stage.[4]

8 September 2012
18:30
Beşiktaş J.K.   22 – 30   HC Dinamo-Minsk Süleyman Seba Sport Complex, İstanbul
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN)
Arifoglu 7 (9–15) Atman 9
  Report   2× 

9 September 2012
16:00
HC Dinamo-Minsk   31 – 24   Beşiktaş J.K. Minsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN)
three players 4 (14–13) Arifoglu 6
  3×  Report   6× 

Dinamo-Minsk wins 61–46 on aggregate.


Wild card tournamentEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 September 2012
 
 
  HSV Hamburg28
 
9 September 2012
 
  Wisła Płock26
 
  HSV Hamburg32
 
8 September 2012
 
  Saint-Raphaël Var HB31
 
  Saint-Raphaël Var HB28
 
 
  RK Cimos Koper23
 
Third place
 
 
9 September 2012
 
 
  Wisła Płock27
 
 
  RK Cimos Koper22

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2012–13 EHF Champions League group stage.
  Red: Group A;   Green: Group B;   Blue: Group C;   Yellow: Group D.

The draw for the group stage took place at the Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf in Vienna on 6 July 2012 at 11:00 local time. A total of 24 teams were drawn into four groups of six. Teams were divided into six pots, based on EHF coefficients. Clubs from the same pot or the same association could not be drawn into the same group, except the wild card tournament winner, which did not enjoy any protection.[6][7]

SeedingsEdit

Pot 1
  THW KielTH
  København1
  Barcelona
  Montpellier

Pot 2
  Zagreb
  Veszprém
  Medvedi
  Gorenje

Pot 3
  Atlético Madrid
  Flensburg
  Vive Targi Kielce
  Schaffhausen

Pot 4
  Ademar León
  Chambéry
  Füchse Berlin
  IK Sävehof

Pot 5
  Pick Szeged
  St. Petersburg
  Celje
  Dinamo-Minsk

Pot 6
  Partizan
  Metalurg
  Constanța
  HSV Hamburg

th Title holder. The title holder automatically gets the top position of seeding list.

Notes
  • Note 1: AG København was seeded in pot 1 for the 2012–13 EHF Champions League group stage draw, which took place in Vienna, Austria, on 6 July 2012. However, the club filed for bankruptcy on 31 July 2012 and their place in the group stage was awarded to Bjerringbro-Silkeborg.
Key to colours in group tables
Top four placed teams advanced to the last 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts HAM FLE MED ADE MON BEO
  HSV Hamburg 10 7 2 1 313 272 +41 16 31–28 27–27 32–26 35–33 30–24
  Flensburg 10 6 3 1 310 279 +31 15 29–26 36–26 27–22 37–37 31–23
  Chekhovskiye Medvedi 10 5 4 1 310 282 +28 14 29–29 29–29 36–22 35–29 38–31
  Ademar León 10 3 1 6 265 292 −27 7 26–28 29–29 22–29 28–26 28–23
  Montpellier 10 2 2 6 301 311 −10 6 29–33 25–27 30–30 27–29 31–26
  Partizan 10 1 0 9 268 331 −63 2 21–42 31–37 27–31 33–31 29–32

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VES KIE ATM CEL HCM IKS
  MKB Veszprém 10 9 0 1 295 242 +53 18 31–30 26–19 32–22 31–21 34–24
  THW Kiel 10 8 0 2 329 265 +64 16 32–21 31–27 30–26 35–14 43–34
  Atlético Madrid 10 5 0 5 268 269 −1 10 26–27 27–32 26–24 25–24 32–25
  Celje 10 4 0 6 245 258 −13 8 19–24 31–28 22–28 24–19 31–25
  HCM Constanța 10 2 0 8 234 283 −49 4 27–37 25–28 23–28 22–17 28–23
  IK Sävehof 10 2 0 8 276 330 −54 4 22–32 29–40 35–30 24–29 35–31

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KSK RKM RKG BSVBSV CHB PET
  Vive Targi Kielce 10 10 0 0 305 249 +56 20 21–20 30–24 35–26 36–32 30–29
  Metalurg Skopje 10 7 0 3 271 215 +56 14 21–23 30–23 32–18 26–21 32–19
  Gorenje 10 6 0 4 281 250 +31 12 25–29 23–19 31–23 31–25 35–22
  Bjerringbro-Silkeborg1 10 4 0 6 259 281 −22 8 25–34 23–26 27–26 25–23 31–22
  Chambéry 10 2 0 8 266 294 −28 4 26–36 30–33 20–31 29–26 33–19
  St. Petersburg 10 1 0 9 225 318 −93 2 21–31 14–32 25–32 23–35 31–27

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR BER MIN SZE RKZ SCH
  Barcelona 10 9 0 1 321 252 +69 18 34–23 25–24 33–24 35–25 36–25
  Füchse Berlin 10 8 0 2 290 279 +11 16 31–30 29–25 29–24 29–27 31–27
  Dinamo-Minsk 10 5 1 4 276 259 +17 11 28–30 31–24 29–24 27–27 33–23
  Pick Szeged 10 3 0 7 260 293 −33 6 28–33 22–29 26–21 26–24 30–29
  Zagreb 10 2 1 7 266 284 −18 5 21–32 24–25 23–25 30–27 38–30
  Schaffhausen 10 2 0 8 284 330 −46 4 23–33 35–40 28–33 36–29 28–27

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout phase, teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the final four.

Last 16Edit

The draw was held on 26 February 2013 at 12:30 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 13–17 March, and the second legs were played on 20–24 March 2013.[8][9]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bjerringbro-Silkeborg   50–58   Barcelona 26–32 24–26
Ademar León   45–56   MKB Veszprém 20–23 25–33
Pick Szeged   53–57   Vive Targi Kielce 26–25 27–32
Celje   60–66   HSV Hamburg 29–38 31–28
Chekhovskiye Medvedi   63–65   THW Kiel 37–35 26–30
Dinamo-Minsk   45–50   Metalurg Skopje 23–26 22–24
Atlético Madrid   56–55   Füchse Berlin 29–29 27–26
Gorenje   50–55   Flensburg 25–28 25–27

QuarterfinalsEdit

The first legs were played on 17–21 April, and the second legs were played on 24–28 April 2013.[10]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Madrid   49–52   Barcelona 25–20 24–32
Metalurg Skopje   40–53   Vive Targi Kielce 25–27 15–26
THW Kiel   61–59   MKB Veszprém 32–31 29–28
Flensburg   51–55   HSV Hamburg 26–32 25–23

Final fourEdit

The draw was held on 2 May 2013.[11]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 June
 
 
  Vive Targi Kielce23
 
2 June
 
  Barcelona28
 
  Barcelona29
 
1 June
 
  HSV Hamburg30
 
  THW Kiel33
 
 
  HSV Hamburg39
 
Third place
 
 
2 June
 
 
  Vive Targi Kielce31
 
 
  THW Kiel30

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Hans Lindberg   Hamburg 101
2   Siarhei Rutenka   Barcelona 95
3   Anders Eggert   Flensburg 79
4   Michał Jurecki   Vive Targi Kielce 77
  László Nagy   Veszprém
  Naumče Mojsovski   Metalurg Skopje
7   Marko Vujin   THW Kiel 76
8   Domagoj Duvnjak   Hamburg 73
  Holger Glandorf   Flensburg
10   Gašper Marguč   Celje 72

(excluding qualifying rounds)[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VELUX EHF Champions League 2012/13". ehfcl.com. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Hamburg win thrilling final". ehfcl.com. 2 June 2013.
  3. ^ "First draw of VELUX EHF Champions League season". ehfcl.com. 28 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Draw results". ehfcl.com. 3 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Qualification Tournament organisers announced". ehfcl.com. 17 July 2012.
  6. ^ "VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase draw". European Handball Federation. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Draw results – VELUX EHF Champions League". European Handball Federation. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  8. ^ "All four pots for Last 16 draw completed". ehfcl.com. 23 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Kiel vs Chekhovskie Medvedi, Barcelona against Silkeborg". ehfcl.com. 26 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Kiel vs Veszprém, Barcelona against Atlético". ehfcl.com. 26 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Defending champions THW Kiel meet HSV Hamburg in the semi-final". ehfcl.com. 5 February 2013.
  12. ^ Top scorers

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