2013–14 EHF Champions League

The 2013–14 VELUX EHF Champions League was the 54th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament and the 21st edition under the current EHF Champions League format. HSV Hamburg was the defending champion. The VELUX EHF FINAL4 was played on 31 May–1 June at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.[1]

EHF Champions League
2013–14
Tournament information
SportHandball
Dates31 August 20131 June 2014
Teams38 (Qualification stage)
24 (Group Phase)
16 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany SG Flensburg-Handewitt (1st title)
Runner-upGermany THW Kiel
Tournament statistics
Matches played148
Goals scored8338 (56.34 per match)
Attendance651,334 (4,401 per match)
Top scorer(s)Serbia Momir Ilić
(103 goals)

SG Flensburg-Handewitt won the title for the first time after defeating THW Kiel 30–28 in the final.

OverviewEdit

Team allocationEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[2]

  • TH: Title holders
  • CW: Cup winners
  • CR: Cup runners-up
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
Group stage
  THW Kiel (1st)   Paris Saint-Germain (1st)   Gorenje (1st)   Wacker Thun (1st)
  Flensburg (2nd)   Dunkerque (2nd)   Celje (2nd)   Zagreb (1st)
  Rhein-Neckar Löwen (3rd)   Aalborg (1st)   St. Petersburg (2nd)   Vive Targi Kielce (1st)
  Barcelona (1st)   KIF Kolding (2nd)   MKB Veszprém (1st)   Vardar (1st)
  Logroño (3rd)
Qualifying
Qualification tournament Wild card tournament
  HCM Constanța (1st)   Elverum (1st)   KRAS/Volendam (1st)   Füchse Berlin (4th)
  Porto (1st)   Dinamo-Minsk (1st)   Handball Esch (1st)   HSV Hamburgth (5th)
  HK Drott (1st)   AEK Athens (1st)   Montpellier (3rd)
  Vojvodina (1st)   Alpla HC Hard (1st)   Pick Szeged (2nd)
  Motor Zaporozhye (1st)   Tatran Prešov (1st)   Wisła Płock (2nd)
  Borac Banja Luka (1st)   Beşiktaş (1st)   Metalurg (2nd)

Qualification stageEdit

Qualification tournamentsEdit

Fourteen teams took part in the qualification tournaments. Twelve were drawn into three groups of four teams, where they played a semifinal and a final or third place match, while the remaining two teams played a two-legged playoff match. The winners of the qualification tournaments and of the play-off qualified for the group stage, while the eliminated teams were transferred to the 2013–14 EHF Cup. The draw took place on 27 June 2013, at 14:00 local time, in Vienna, Austria.[3][4] Matches were played on 31 August and 1 September 2013.

SeedingsEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Dinamo-Minsk
  Borac Banja Luka
  HCM Constanța
  Vojvodina
  Tatran Prešov
  Porto
  Alpla HC Hard
  Elverum
  Beşiktaş
  Motor Zaporozhye
  AEK Athens
  KRAS/Volendam

Qualification tournament 1Edit

This qualification tournament was hosted in Presov, Slovakia, at the home venue of Tatran Prešov.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August 2013
 
 
  Dinamo-Minsk25
 
1 September 2013
 
  AEK Athens21
 
  Dinamo-Minsk29
 
31 August 2013
 
  Tatran Prešov27
 
  Tatran Prešov32
 
 
  Beşiktaş30
 
Third place
 
 
1 September 2013
 
 
  AEK Athens34
 
 
  Beşiktaş30

Qualification tournament 2Edit

This qualification tournament was hosted in Novi Sad, Serbia, at the home venue of Vojvodina.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August 2013
 
 
  Borac Banja Luka18
 
1 September 2013
 
  Motor Zaporozhye40
 
  Motor Zaporozhye36
 
31 August 2013
 
  Vojvodina24
 
  Vojvodina27
 
 
  Alpla HC Hard26
 
Third place
 
 
1 September 2013
 
 
  Borac Banja Luka17
 
 
  Alpla HC Hard25

Qualification tournament 3Edit

This qualification tournament was hosted in Porto, Portugal, at the home venue of Porto.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August 2013
 
 
  Porto29
 
1 September 2013
 
  Elverum28
 
  Porto26
 
31 August 2013
 
  HCM Constanța22
 
  HCM Constanța34
 
 
  KRAS/Volendam25
 
Third place
 
 
1 September 2013
 
 
  KRAS/Volendam24
 
 
  Elverum32

PlayoffEdit

The winner qualified for the group stage and the losing team entered the 2013–14 EHF Cup second round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Handball Esch   44–63   HK Drott 30–26 14–37

Wildcard qualificationEdit

The winners qualified for the group stage and the losing teams entered the 2013–14 EHF Cup third round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Füchse Berlin   56–57   HSV Hamburg 30–30 26–27
Metalurg   45–39   Pick Szeged 26–16 19–23
Montpellier   52–55   Wisła Płock 29–27 23–28

Group phaseEdit

Location of teams of the 2013–14 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 Gloriette in Vienna on 28 June 2013 at 20:15 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.[3][5]

Pot 1
  THW Kiel
  Barcelona
  Aalborg
  Veszprém
Pot 2
  Kielce
  Zagreb
  Paris SG
  Gorenje
Pot 3
  Flensburg
  Wisła Płock
  St. Petersburg
  Vardar
Pot 4
  KIF Kolding
  Wacker Thun
  RN Löwen
  Logroño
Pot 5
  Dunkerque
  Celje
  HK Drott
  Dinamo-Minsk
Pot 6
  Motor
  Porto
  Metalurg
  HSV Hamburg
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 VES RNL CEL ZAP ZAG PET
  MKB Veszprém 10 8 1 1 303 243 +60 17 30–29 27–26 44–27 34–27 29–20
  Rhein-Neckar Löwen 10 7 2 1 305 252 +53 16 25–25 35–25 31–31 34–26 31–17
  Celje 10 4 1 5 269 272 −3 9 26–31 25–28 30–27 26–20 29–22
  Motor Zaporozhye 10 4 1 5 277 296 −19 9 25–21 26–32 29–32 31–30 29–24
  Zagreb 10 4 0 6 267 282 −15 8 22–33 24–28 24–21 33–27 26–24
  St. Petersburg 10 0 1 9 216 292 −76 1 15–28 23–32 29–29 18–24 24–35

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KIE KOL KSK PLO POR DUN
  THW Kiel 10 8 1 1 298 268 +30 17 29–26 28–28 34–25 30–25 28–25
  KIF Kolding 10 7 0 3 249 240 +9 14 24–26 29–24 23–22 25–20 26–24
  Vive Targi Kielce 10 6 1 3 307 276 +31 13 34–29 25–26 38–30 35–23 33–23
  Wisła Płock 10 4 0 6 275 277 −2 8 33–34 25–26 28–30 28–22 32–25
  Porto 10 2 1 7 241 278 −37 5 27–31 27–24 30–35 20–24 22–21
  Dunkerque 10 1 1 8 237 268 −31 3 21–29 18–20 30–25 25–28 25–25

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAR PSG MET VAR MIN THU
  Barcelona 10 8 1 1 348 256 +92 17 38–28 35–17 30–23 35–25 45–26
  Paris Saint-Germain 10 6 1 3 315 288 +27 13 29–33 32–29 35–25 34–30 38–24
  Metalurg 10 5 2 3 256 265 −9 12 31–29 28–26 22–27 33–29 24–24
  Vardar 10 4 2 4 269 263 +6 10 29–29 24–24 18–26 30–22 32–25
  Dinamo-Minsk 10 3 1 6 266 295 −29 7 25–35 29–35 23–23 26–24 27–20
  Wacker Thun 10 0 1 9 242 329 −87 1 23–39 28–34 22–23 24–37 26–30

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts HAM FLE GOR AAH RIO HKD
  HSV Hamburg 10 9 0 1 330 266 +64 18 32–27 41–32 28–20 34–27 39–30
  Flensburg 10 8 1 1 314 272 +42 17 27–24 35–31 31–27 37–25 33–25
  Gorenje 10 4 0 6 307 320 −13 8 29–36 23–28 25–30 33–28 35–33
  Aalborg 10 4 0 6 275 265 +10 8 26–28 26–27 23–28 28–24 37–24
  La Rioja 10 3 2 5 292 320 −28 8 24–33 32–32 34–31 25–23 38–34
  HK Drott 10 0 1 9 289 364 −75 1 24–35 27–37 32–40 26–35 35–35

Knockout stageEdit

Last 16Edit

The draw was held on 25 February 2014 at 12:00 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 20–23 March, and the second legs on 29–31 March 2014.[6][7]

SeedingsEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  MKB Veszprém
  THW Kiel
  Barcelona
  HSV Hamburg
  Rhein-Neckar Löwen
  KIF Kolding
  Paris Saint-Germain
  Flensburg
  RK Celje
  Vive Targi Kielce
  Metalurg Skopje
  Gorenje
  Motor Zaporozhye
  Wisła Płock
  Vardar
  Aalborg

MatchesEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Motor Zaporozhye   56–71   THW Kiel 28–31 28–40
Aalborg   42–60   Barcelona 22–29 20–31
Vardar   58–57   HSV Hamburg 28–28 30–29
Wisła Płock   60–64   MKB Veszprém 34–33 26–31
Gorenje   55–62   Paris Saint-Germain 30–28 25–34
Celje   53–55   Flensburg 26–25 27–30
Metalurg Skopje   53–43   KIF Kolding 23–17 30–26
Vive Targi Kielce   55–55   Rhein-Neckar Löwen 32–28 23–27

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw was held on 1 April 2014 at 12:15 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 19–21 April, and the second legs on 26–27 April 2014.[8][9]

SeedingsEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2
  MKB Veszprém   Rhein-Neckar Löwen
  THW Kiel   Metalurg Skopje
  Barcelona   Paris Saint-Germain
  Vardar   Flensburg

MatchesEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rhein-Neckar Löwen   62–62   Barcelona 38–31 24–31
Flensburg   49–49   Vardar 24–22 25–27
Metalurg Skopje   47-65   THW Kiel 21–31 26-34
Paris Saint-Germain   52–59   MKB Veszprém 26–28 26–31

Final fourEdit

The draw was held on 29 April 2014.[10]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 May
 
 
  Barcelona39
 
1 June
 
  Flensburg (pen.)41
 
  Flensburg30
 
31 May
 
  THW Kiel28
 
  MKB Veszprém26
 
 
  THW Kiel29
 
Third place
 
 
1 June
 
 
  Barcelona26
 
 
  MKB Veszprém25

All-Star TeamEdit

[11]

Other awardsEdit

[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "7,000 tickets already sold". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ "2013/14 list of participants". europeancup.eurohandball.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Pots for the Qualification and the Group Phase draw confirmed". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-21.
  4. ^ "Qualification groups determined". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-27.
  5. ^ "Group Phase draw provides great battles". ehfcl.com. 2013-06-28.
  6. ^ "All pots for Last 16 draw confirmed". ehfcl.com. 23 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Hamburg vs Vardar, Löwen vs Kielce". ehfcl.com. 25 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Pots for the quarter-finals draw ready". ehfcl.com. 1 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Barcelona to tame Lions, Kiel face Metalurg". ehfcl.com. 1 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Barcelona take on Flensburg, Veszprem meet Kiel". ehfcl.com. 2014-04-29.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Ilic takes top scorer trophy, Palmarsson becomes MVP". Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2014-06-03.

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