2014–15 LEN Champions League
The 2014–15 LEN Champions League is the 52nd edition of LEN's premier competition for men's water polo clubs. It ran from 26 September 2014 to 30 May 2015, and it is contested by 26 teams from 13 countries. The Final Six (quarterfinals, semifinals, final, and third place game) took place on May 28 and May 30 in Barcelona.
|2014-15 LEN Champions League|
|League||LEN Champions League|
|Duration||26 September 2014 to|
30 May 2015
|Number of teams||12 (Preliminary Round)|
|Finals champions||Pro Recco (8th title)|
8 teams are directly qualified for the Preliminary Round.
Round and draw datesEdit
The schedule of the competition is as follows.
|Phase||Round||First leg||Second leg|
|Qualifying||Qualification round I||26–28 September 2014|
|Qualification round II||17–19 October 2014|
|Qualification round III
|29 October 2014||12 November 2014|
|Preliminary Round||Matchday 1||29 November 2014|
|Matchday 2||17 December 2014|
|Matchday 3||14 January 2015|
|Matchday 4||28 January 2015|
|Matchday 5||11 February 2015|
|Matchday 6||4 March 2015|
|Matchday 7||25 March 2015|
|Matchday 8||8 April 2015|
|Matchday 9||18 April 2015|
|Matchday 10||2 May 2015|
|Quarter-finals||28 May 2015 at Piscines Picornell|
|Semi-finals||29 May 2015 at Piscines Picornell|
|Final||30 May 2015 at Piscines Picornell|
Qualification round IEdit
- 26-28 September
Twelve teams will take part in the Qualification round I. They will be drawn into two groups of six teams, whose played on 26–28 September 2014. Top 5 teams of each group advance to qualification round II. Teams finishing 6th continue in 2014–15 LEN Euro Cup qualification.
|Key to colors in group tables|
|Progress to the Round II|
CN Marseille has the right to organize the tournament.
Jadran Herceg Novi has the right to organize the tournament.
|Waspo 98 Hannover||5||1||1||3||46||56||−10||4|
Qualification round IIEdit
- 17–19 October
Sixteen teams will take part in the Qualification round II. These clubs will form four groups of four and will have round robin tournaments at four host cities on 17–19 October. Top 2 of these groups advance to play-off (qualification round 3), Teams finishing 3rd, 4th continue in 2014–15 LEN Euro Cup qualification.
|Key to colors in group tables|
|Progress to the Round III|
Waspo Hannover has the right to organize the tournament.
Orvosegyetem SC has the right to organize the tournament.
HAVK Mladost has the right to organize the tournament.
Radnički Kragujevac has the right to organize the tournament.
Qualification round IIIEdit
- 29 October 2014 1st match
- 12 November 2014 2nd match
|Key to colors|
|Seeded in qualification round III draw|
|Unseeded in qualification round III draw|
|C||Pro Recco||Crvena Zvezda|
Eight teams will take part in the Qualification round III. These teams played against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis. The mechanism of the draws for each round was as follow:
- In the draw for the Qualification round III, the four group winners were seeded, and the four group runners-up were unseeded. The seeded teams were drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same group could not be drawn against each other.
The first legs were played on 29 October, and the second legs were played on 12 November 2014.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
The regular season was played between 29 November 2014 and 2 May 2015. If teams are level on record at the end of the Preliminary Round, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
- Head-to-head record.
- Head-to-head point differential.
- Point differential during the Regular Season.
- Points scored during the regular season.
- Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The matchdays were 29 November, 17 December 2014, 14 January, 28 January, 11 February, 4 March, 25 March, 8 April, 18 April, and 2 May 2015. The top three teams advanced to the final six.
The Final Six (quarterfinals, semifinals, third place game and final) will be played in Barcelona, Spain from 28 to 30 May 2015.
|Top three places in each group advance to Final Six|
(H) Host Final Six.
Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona, Spain
28 May 2015
29 May 2015
30 May 2015
|5th place||Third place|
|Report||Eger||8–10||Jug Dubrovnik||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–2, 2–3, 3–3|
|Szívós, Vapenski 2||Goals||Bušlje 3|
|Report||Atlètic-Barceloneta||10–9||Szolnok||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 2–1, 2–1, 2–1, 0–3 OT: pen. 4–3|
|six players 1||Goals||Madaras 3|
|Report||Eger||8–7||Szolnok||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 3–1, 1–3, 3–2, 1–1|
|three players 2||Goals||Dé. Varga 4|
|Report||Jug Dubrovnik||9–10||Primorje||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–2, 2–4, 2–2|
|Janović 3||Goals||Sukno 4|
|Report||Atlètic-Barceloneta||11–12||Pro Recco||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–3, 3–5, 1–2|
|Perrone 4||Goals||Filipović 5|
|Report||Jug Dubrovnik||12–14||Atlètic-Barceloneta||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 5–3, 3–5, 1–3, 3–3|
|Obradović 4||Goals||Perrone 4|
|Report||Primorje||7–8||Pro Recco||Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona |
|Score by quarters: 3–1, 0–2, 2–4, 2–1|
|Sukno 3||Goals||three players 2|
| 2014-15 Champions League|
| Pro Recco|
- LEN Champions League (official website)