2012–13 EHF Cup group stage

This article describes the group stage of the 2012–13 EHF Cup.

FormatEdit

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

The 16 teams were split into four groups, consisting of four teams. Each team played a home and away game against all opponents in the group. The first and the second ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage.

The draw of the EHF Cup group phase was carried out on Thursday 6 December 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia. The teams were positioned into four pots, with the country protection rule applied: two clubs from the same country may not face each other in the same group.[1] As is standard in EHF club competitions, the seeding is calculated on the basis of the three most recent seasons.[2] Consequently, the results of the seasons 2011–12, 2010–11 and 2009–10 was considered to determine the seeding of the teams for the 2012–13 season.[2] As there was the EHF Cup as well as the EHF Cup Winners' Cup parallel in these last three seasons, the results of both competitions of these seasons were added and then divided by two in order to get the points for the seeding for the 2012–13 season.[2]

The group stage features 16 teams, which were allocated four groups of four. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays are 9–10 February, 16–17 February, 23–24 February, 9–10 March, 16–17 March, and 23–24 March 2013. The top two teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals, which are scheduled in April 2013.[3]

If Nantes, as the organiser of the Final 4 tournament, win their group or finish among top three second ranked teams, they will receive a direct qualification to the Final 4 tournament.[3] In that case only four group winners and two best second ranked team will qualify for the quarter-finals.[3] If Nantes finish as the worst second ranked team, they will have to play the quarter-final match.[3] Should the French club rank on the third or fourth position in their group, they will be out of the competition, but they will still organize the Final 4 tournament.[3]

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending order):[4]

  1. number of points in matches of all teams directly involved;
  2. goal difference in matches of all teams directly involved;
  3. greater number of plus goals in matches of all teams directly involved;
  4. goal difference in all matches of the group;
  5. greater number of plus goals in all matches of the group;

If no ranking can be determined, a decision shall be obtained by drawing lots. Lots shall be drawn by the EHF, if possible in the presence of a responsible of each club.

Pot 1
  Frisch Auf Göppingen
  Elverum
  Beşiktaş
  Tatran Prešov
Pot 2
  Tvis Holstebro
  Cimos Koper
  Motor Zaporozhye
  SMD Bacău
Pot 3
  Wisła Płock
  Rhein-Neckar Löwen
  Eskilstuna Guif
  Magdeburg
Pot 4
  La Rioja
  Nantes
  KIF Kolding
  Maribor Branik

GroupsEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that has qualified to the next phase of the competition

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Frisch Auf Göppingen 6 5 0 1 200 175 +25 10
  La Rioja 6 4 0 2 171 155 +16 8
  Koper 6 3 0 3 181 189 −8 6
  Eskilstuna Guif 6 0 0 6 154 187 −33 0
9 February 2013
19:00
Cimos Koper   25 – 21   La Rioja Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Yudchyts, Kot (BLR)
Rapotec 5 (13–11) Paván 6
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9 February 2013
19:30
Frisch Auf Göppingen   37 – 26   Eskilstuna Guif EWS Arena, Göppingen
Attendance: 2,900
Referees: Konjicanin, Konjicanin (BIH)
Marković 8 (20–16) Tholin 6
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16 February 2013
16:00
Eskilstuna Guif   29 – 30   Cimos Koper Sporthall, Eskilstuna
Attendance: 1,241
Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN)
Tholin 9 (15–14) Brumen, Rapotec 8
  2×  1×  Report   5× 
16 February 2013
20:00
La Rioja   25 – 23   Frisch Auf Göppingen Palacio de los Deportes, Logroño
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Togstad, Kristiansen (NOR)
Tioumentsev 6 (12–13) Marković 7
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23 February 2013
19:00
Cimos Koper   36 – 39   Frisch Auf Göppingen Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 1,599
Referees: Bounouara, Sami (FRA)
Bombač 12 (14–22) three players 7
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23 February 2013
20:00
La Rioja   29 – 23   Eskilstuna Guif Palacio de los Deportes, Logroño
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Sager, Styger (SUI)
Ćuruvija 7 (17–13) Heimisson 8
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9 March 2013
16:00
Eskilstuna Guif   24 – 30   La Rioja Sporthall, Eskilstuna
Attendance: 1,165
Referees: Mazeika, Gatelis (LTU)
Freiman 5 (10–11) Da Costa Capote 8
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9 March 2013
19:30
Frisch Auf Göppingen   38 – 32   Cimos Koper EWS Arena, Göppingen
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Herczeg, Südi (HUN)
Späth 8 (20–15) Rapotec 8
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16 March 2013
19:00
Eskilstuna Guif   25 – 31   Frisch Auf Göppingen Sporthall, Eskilstuna
Attendance: 909
Referees: Kouz, Zhoba (UKR)
Freiman, Pettersson 5 (12–17) Marković 8
  2×  Report   1×  1× 
16 March 2013
20:00
La Rioja   35 – 28   Cimos Koper Palacio de los Deportes, Logroño
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Da Costa Capote 8 (19–14) Osmajić 10
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23 March 2013
19:00
Cimos Koper   30 – 27   Eskilstuna Guif Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 500
Referees: Nabokau, Kulik (BLR)
Gavranović, Osmajić 6 (16–13) Pettersson
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23 March 2013
19:30
Frisch Auf Göppingen   32 – 31   La Rioja EWS Arena, Göppingen
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Kaveshnikov, Plotnikov (RUS)
Rnić 9 (18–17) Pavan Lopez 10
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Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Rhein-Neckar Löwen 6 5 0 1 185 150 +35 10
  KIF Kolding 6 3 0 3 158 145 +13 6
  Tatran Prešov 6 3 0 3 167 184 −17 6
  HC Motor Zaporozhye 6 1 0 5 150 181 −31 2
9 February 2013
20:30
Tatran Prešov   33 – 34   Rhein-Neckar Löwen City Hall, Prešov
Attendance: 3,350
Referees: Vitaku, Vitaku (Kosovo)
Krištopāns 8 (17–17) Schmid 11
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9 February 2013
17:00
Motor Zaporozhye   21 – 24   KIF Kolding Palace of Sports Yunost, Zaporozhye
Attendance: 900
Referees: Dobrovits, Tájok (HUN)
Semikov 6 (8–10) Spellerberg 8
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16 February 2013
15:00
KIF Kolding   37 – 17   Tatran Prešov Kolding Hallen, Kolding
Attendance: 2,775
Referees: Pandzić, Satordzija (BIH)
Jensen 8 (17–8) Krištopāns 4
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16 February 2013
19:00
Rhein-Neckar Löwen   35 – 22   Motor Zaporozhye MWS Halle am Herzogenried, Mannheim
Attendance: 1,467
Referees: Pandzić, Mosorinski (SRB)
Ekdahl du Rietz, Schmid 5 (18–11) Semikov 6
  2×  Report   6× 

23 February 2013
17:00
Motor Zaporozhye   27 – 32   Tatran Prešov Palace of Sports Yunost, Zaporozhye
Attendance: 900
Referees: Mitrevski, Todorovski (MKD)
Burka, Mirzoyev 5 (10–15) Antl 9
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24 February 2013
15:00
KIF Kolding   25 – 23   Rhein-Neckar Löwen Brøndby Hall, Brøndby
Attendance: 4,749
Referees: Nabokau, Kulik (BLR)
Boesen 6 (13–11) Petersson 6
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9 March 2013
20:30
Tatran Prešov   36 – 28   Motor Zaporozhye City Hall, Prešov
Attendance: 3,120
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Antl 9 (19–17) Burka 9
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10 March 2013
17:00
Rhein-Neckar Löwen   28 – 25   KIF Kolding MWS Halle am Herzogenried, Mannheim
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Bounouara, Sami (FRA)
Šešum 10 (16–10) Jensen 6
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16 March 2013
19:00
Rhein-Neckar Löwen   36 – 20   Tatran Prešov MWS Halle am Herzogenried, Mannheim
Attendance: 1,732
Referees: Togstad, Kristiansen (NOR)
Schmid, Sigurmannsson 7 (21–10) Krok 5
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17 March 2013
15:00
KIF Kolding   25 – 27   Motor Zaporozhye Forum, Horsens
Attendance: 1,750
Referees: Bernet, Wick (SUI)
Spellerberg 9 (13–14) Burka 13
  3×  Report   3× 

23 March 2013
17:00
Motor Zaporozhye   25 – 29   Rhein-Neckar Löwen Palace of Sports Yunost, Zaporozhye
Attendance: 900
Referees: Boričić, Marković (SRB)
Burka, Semikov 6 (12–13) three players 5
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23 March 2013
18:00
Tatran Prešov   29 – 22   KIF Kolding City Hall, Prešov
Attendance: 2,274
Referees: Brkić, Jusufhodžić (AUT)
Antl, Krištopāns 6 (18–13) Karlsson 5
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Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Tvis Holstebro 6 3 2 1 170 157 +13 8
  Maribor Branik 6 3 1 2 170 165 +5 7
  Wisła Płock 6 3 0 3 164 158 +6 6
  Elverum 6 1 1 4 155 179 −24 3
10 February 2013
15:00
Tvis Holstebro   26 – 26   Maribor Branik Gräkjaer Arena, Holstebro
Attendance: 1,504
Referees: Liachovicius, Gecevicius (LTU)
Larsen 8 (15–12) Špelić 7
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10 February 2013
18:00
Elverum   25 – 27   Wisła Płock Terningen Arena, Elverum
Attendance: 1,209
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Sluijters 7 (14–10) Ghionea 6
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16 February 2013
19:00
Maribor Branik   34 – 29   Elverum Tabor Hall, Maribor
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Aliyev, Aghakishiyev (AZE)
Špelić 9 (19–14) Rönnberg 6
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10 February 2013
19:00
Wisła Płock   28 – 29   Tvis Holstebro Orlen Arena, Płock
Attendance: 3,800
Referees: Vesović, Mitrović (MNE)
Ghionea 6 (15–13) Larsen, Nielsen 6
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24 February 2013
18:00
Elverum   28 – 28   Tvis Holstebro Terningen Arena, Elverum
Attendance: 926
Referees: Frieser, Frieser (CZE)
Gullerud 8 (16–15) Nielsen 9
  2×  Report   2× 
24 February 2013
19:00
Maribor Branik   26 – 23   Wisła Płock Tabor Hall, Maribor
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Argyridis, Mouttas (CYP)
Špelić 7 (13–13) Nenadić 7
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9 March 2013
18:00
Wisła Płock   30 – 26   Maribor Branik Orlen Arena, Płock
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Novikov, Perepilitsy (UKR)
Kubisztal 9 (15–12) Tarabochia 6
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10 March 2013
15:00
Tvis Holstebro   33 – 18   Elverum Gräkjaer Arena, Holstebro
Attendance: 1,673
Referees: Leandersson, Lindroos (FIN)
Nielsen 8 (16–10) Lindboe 6
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16 March 2013
18:00
Wisła Płock   30 – 25   Elverum Orlen Arena, Płock
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Pandzić, Mosorinski (SRB)
Syprzak 8 (17–14) Lindboe 9
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16 March 2013
20:30
Maribor Branik   31 – 27   Tvis Holstebro Tabor Hall, Maribor
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Hájek, Macho (CZE)
Razgor 9 (14–12) Christiansen 7
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23 March 2013
17:00
Elverum   30 – 27   Maribor Branik Terningen Arena, Elverum
Attendance: 545
Referees: Bounouara, Sami (FRA)
Stegavik 8 (19–15) Razgor, Svalina 5
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24 March 2013
15:00
Tvis Holstebro   27 – 26   Wisła Płock Gräkjaer Arena, Holstebro
Attendance: 1,577
Referees: Mata, López (ESP)
Christiansen 8 (12–13) Kubisztal 9
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Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Magdeburg 6 5 1 0 176 135 +41 11
  Nantes 6 4 1 1 154 143 +11 9
  Beşiktaş 6 1 0 5 129 164 −35 2
  SMD Bacău 6 1 0 5 148 165 −17 2
9 February 2013
15:00
Magdeburg   33 – 18   Beşiktaş GETEC Arena, Magdeburg
Attendance: 2,639
Referees: Mata, López (ESP)
Weber 6 (17–6) Özbahar 5
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10 February 2013
18:45
SMD Bacău   18 – 21   Nantes Sala Sporturilor Bacau, Bacău
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Brkić, Jusufhodžić (AUT)
Ghita 4 (9–7) Skatar 4
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16 February 2013
15:00
Magdeburg   33 – 25   SMD Bacău GETEC Arena, Magdeburg
Attendance: 2,355
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Weber 11 (16–13) Da Silva Ferreira, Ghita 5
  3×  Report   3×  1× 
17 February 2013
17:00
Nantes   31 – 24   Beşiktaş Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,600
Referees: Kouz, Zhoba (UKR)
Nyateu 7 (16–10) Ladyko, Özbahar 6
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24 February 2013
17:00
Nantes   20 – 27   Magdeburg Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Sigurjónsson, Petursson (ISL)
Rivera Folch 7 (8–13) Grafenhorst, Weber 6
  3×  Report   3× 
24 February 2013
20:00
SMD Bacău   26 – 24   Beşiktaş Sala Sporturilor Bacau, Bacău
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Azemi, Beqiri (Kosovo)
Ramba 7 (15–13) Döne 9
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9 March 2013
15:00
Beşiktaş   25 – 23   SMD Bacău Süleyman Seba Sport Complex, Istanbul
Attendance: 550
Referees: Pavičević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Döne 9 (15–10) Ghita 9
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9 March 2013
15:00
Magdeburg   26 – 26   Nantes GETEC Arena, Magdeburg
Attendance: 2,822
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Kneer, Weber 6 (14–17) Rivera Folch 7
  3×  Report   5× 

16 March 2013
17:00
Beşiktaş   17 – 27   Magdeburg Süleyman Seba Sport Complex, Istanbul
Attendance: 400
Referees: Pandzić, Satordzija (BIH)
three players 4 (9–10) Musche 7
  3×  Report   6× 
17 March 2013
17:00
Nantes   32 – 27   SMD Bacău Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Di Domenico, Fornasier (ITA)
Rivera Folch 8 (20–13) Bondar 6
  7×  Report   5×  1× 

23 March 2013
15:00
Beşiktaş   21 – 24   Nantes Süleyman Seba Sport Complex, Istanbul
Attendance: 300
Referees: Baranowski, Lemanowicz (POL)
Özbahar 6 (11–12) Maqueda, Sayad 6
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24 March 2013
18:00
SMD Bacău   29 – 30   Magdeburg Sala Sporturilor Bacau, Bacău
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Katsikis, Michailidis (GRE)
Ramba 8 (20–16) Musche 7
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Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

The ranking of the second-placed teams was carried out on the basis of the team's results in the group stage, against the first and third placed teams. The results against teams which finished last in the group stage did not count in the ranking system.

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C   Maribor Branik 4 2 1 1 109 106 +3 5
D   Nantes[a] 4 2 1 1 101 98 +3 5
B   Kolding 4 2 0 2 109 97 +12 4
A   La Rioja 4 2 0 2 112 107 +5 4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Nantes finished the group stage among the top three second-placed teams and has qualified directly to the final four tournament, which they will host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Belgrade hosts Men's EHF Cup Group Phase draw on Thursday". European Handball Federation official website. 5 December 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Men's EHF Cup from the season 2012/13" (PDF). European Handball Federation official website. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "EHF Cup Group Phase draw made in Belgrade". European Handball Federation official website. 6 December 2012. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Regulations" (PDF). European Handball Federation official website. p. 21. Retrieved 11 February 2013.

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