2014–15 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2014–15 Women's EHF Champions League was the 22nd edition of the Women's EHF Champions League, the competition for top women's clubs of Europe, organized and supervised by the European Handball Federation.

Women's EHF Champions League
2014–15
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna.jpg
The László Papp Sports Arena hosted the final four
Tournament information
SportHandball
Dates2014–2015
Teams22 (Qualification stage)
16 (Group stage)
12 (Main round)
8 (Knockout stage)
Final positions
ChampionsMontenegro Budućnost
Runner-upNorway Larvik HK
Tournament statistics
Matches played96
Goals scored4991 (51.99 per match)
Attendance252,163 (2,627 per match)
Top scorer(s)Romania Cristina Neagu
Croatia Andrea Penezić
(102 goals)

Budućnost won the title for the second time by defeating Larvik HK 26–22 in the big final.[1]

OverviewEdit

Team allocationEdit

League positions of the previous season shown in parentheses (TH: Title holders). 14 teams were directly qualified for the group stage.[2]

Group stage
  Győri ETOTH (1st)   HCM Baia Mare (1st)   Krim (1st)   Vardar (1st)
  Viborg HK (1st)   Thüringer HC (1st)   Hypo Niederösterreich (1st)   SPR Lublin (1st)
  Larvik HK (1st)   Metz (1st)   Lokomotiva Zagreb (1st)
  Dinamo Volgograd (1st)   Budućnost (1st)   IK Sävehof (1st)
Qualification tournament
  Ferencváros (2nd)   Byåsen HE (2nd)   Radnički Kragujevac (1st)   SERCODAK Dalfsen (1st)
  Midtjylland (2nd)   HC Leipzig (2nd)   Podravka Koprivnica (2nd)   BNTU Minsk (1st)

Round and draw datesEdit

All draws held at the European Handball Federation headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Qualification tournaments 26 June 2014 20–21 September 2014
Group stage Matchday 1 27 June 2014 17–19 October 2014
Matchday 2 24–26 October 2014
Matchday 3 31 October–2 November 2014
Matchday 4 7–9 November 2014
Matchday 5 14–16 November 2014
Matchday 6 21–23 November 2014
Main round Matchday 1 31 January–2 February 2015
Matchday 2 6–8 February 2015
Matchday 3 13–15 February 2015
Matchday 4 27 February–1 March 2015
Matchday 5 6–8 March 2015
Matchday 6 13–15 March 2015
Knockout stage Quarterfinal 3–5 April 2015 10–12 April 2015
Final 4
(Budapest)
Semifinal 14 April 2015 9 May 2015 at László Papp Sports Arena
Final 10 May 2015 at László Papp Sports Arena

Qualification stageEdit

Eight teams took part in the qualification tournaments. They were drawn into two groups of four teams, where they played a semifinal and a final or third place match. The winners of the qualification tournaments, played on 20–21 September 2014, qualified for the group stage. The draw took place on 26 June 2014, at 14:00 local time, in Vienna, Austria.[2][3]

SeedingsEdit

The seedings were published on 23 June 2014.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Ferencváros
  Midtjylland
  Byåsen HE
  HC Leipzig
  Podravka Koprivnica
  BNTU Minsk
  SERCODAK Dalfsen
  Radnički Kragujevac

Qualification tournament 1Edit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
20 September
 
 
  Ferencváros33
 
21 September
 
  SERCODAK Dalfsen25
 
  Ferencváros38
 
20 September
 
  HC Leipzig (pen.)39
 
  HC Leipzig22
 
 
  BNTU Minsk18
 
Third place game
 
 
21 September
 
 
  SERCODAK Dalfsen30
 
 
  BNTU Minsk27

Qualification tournament 2Edit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
20 September
 
 
  Midtjylland24
 
21 September
 
  Rad. Kragujevac (aet)29
 
  Rad. Kragujevac24
 
20 September
 
  Pod.Koprivnica28
 
  Byåsen HE23
 
 
  Pod. Koprivnica31
 
Third place game
 
 
21 September
 
 
  Midtjylland28
 
 
  Byåsen HE24

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2014–15 Women's EHF Champions League group stage.
  Red: Group A;   Green: Group B;   Blue: Group C;   Yellow: Group D.

The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams, where they played each other twice. The top three teams advanced to the main round. The draw took place on 27 June 2014, at 18:00 local time, in Vienna, Austria.[2][5]

SeedingsEdit

The seedings were published on 23 June 2014.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2
  Győri ETO
  Budućnost
  Larvik HK
  Krim
  Viborg HK
  HCM Baia Mare
  Thüringer HC
  Dinamo Volgograd
Pot 3 Pot 4
  ŽRK Vardar
  Metz Handball
  Hypo Niederösterreich
  RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
  IK Sävehof
  SPR Lublin SSA
  HC Leipzig
  RK Koprivnica
Key to colours in group tables
Top three placed teams advanced to the main round
Fourth-placed teams entered the Cup Winners' Cup last 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts DIN LEI KRI HYP
  Dinamo Volgograd 6 4 1 1 160 143 +17 9 27–19 25–26 27–22
  HC Leipzig 6 4 0 2 177 152 +25 8 27–30 30–24 42–22
  Krim 6 2 0 4 162 165 −3 4 24–26 31–35 32–20
  Hypo Niederösterreich 6 1 1 4 136 175 −39 3 25–25 18–24 29–25

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BUD VAR THÜ POD
  Budućnost 6 5 1 0 161 130 +31 11 23–17 23–14 32–26
  Vardar 6 3 1 2 149 140 +9 7 24–24 26–21 35–25
  Thüringer HC 6 3 0 3 143 144 −1 6 22–27 21–20 33–20
  Podravka Koprivnica 6 0 0 6 152 191 −39 0 27–32 26–27 28–32

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts GYŐ VIB SÄV LOK
  Győri ETO 6 6 0 0 183 127 +56 12 22–20 35–23 32–23
  Viborg HK 6 3 1 2 162 144 +18 7 25–30 38–25 29–24
  IK Sävehof 6 0 3 3 146 188 −42 3 21–38 25–25 29–29
  Lokomotiva Zagreb 6 0 2 4 132 164 −32 2 15–26 18–25 23–23

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LAR MET BAI LUB
  Larvik HK 6 6 0 0 169 141 +28 12 25–20 31–26 35–24
  Metz 6 2 1 3 164 163 +1 5 25–26 34–24 30–30
  HCM Baia Mare 6 2 0 4 154 160 −6 4 23–24 23–24 30–25
  SPR Lublin 6 1 1 4 159 182 −23 3 23–28 35–31 22–28

Main roundEdit

The top three teams of each group from the group stage advanced to the main round. The 12 teams were split into two groups of six teams. The top four placed teams advanced to the knockout stage. The points gained in the group stage against teams that advance, were carried over.

Key to colours in group tables
Top four placed teams advanced to quarterfinals

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BUD DIN VAR THÜ LEI KRI
  Budućnost 10 9 1 0 270 193 +77 19 26–18 23–17 23–14 28–21 39–20
  Dinamo Volgograd 10 5 1 4 267 260 +7 11 18–25 33–25 30–30 27–19 25–26
  Vardar 10 5 1 4 277 254 +23 11 24–24 28–27 26–21 26–20 41–30
  Thüringer HC 10 5 1 4 258 251 +7 11 22–27 30–33 21–20 27–23 33–21
  HC Leipzig 10 3 0 7 245 282 −37 6 19–32 27–30 26–23 25–34 30–24
  Krim 10 1 0 9 248 325 −77 2 20–23 24–26 29–47 23–26 31–35

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LAR GYŐ BAI VIB MET SÄV
  Larvik HK 10 10 0 0 263 216 +47 20 21–19 31–26 31–18 25–20 25–17
  Győri ETO 10 8 0 2 282 224 +58 16 25–26 29–23 22–20 31–27 35–23
  HCM Baia Mare 10 4 0 6 262 270 −8 8 23–24 18–26 32–22 23–24 34–24
  Viborg HK 10 3 1 6 252 274 −22 7 23–29 25–30 30–31 27–26 38–25
  Metz 10 3 0 7 244 253 −9 6 25–26 20–27 34–24 23–24 22–25
  IK Sävehof 10 1 1 8 227 293 −66 3 20–25 21–38 26–28 25–25 21–23

Knockout stageEdit

The top four placed teams of each group advance to the knockout stage. In the quarterfinals, the teams will play a home-and away series to determine the four participants of the final four, which then determines the winner.

QuarterfinalsEdit

The matches were played on 4–5 April and 11–12 April 2015.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Viborg HK   41–57   Budućnost 22–28 19–29
Thüringer HC   44–65   Larvik HK 26–29 18–36
HCM Baia Mare   50–53   Dinamo Volgograd 25–23 25–30
Vardar   51–45   Győri ETO 24–18 27–27

Final fourEdit

The draw was held on 14 April 2015.[7][8]

The final four was played in the László Papp Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary.

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
9 May
 
 
  Larvik HK31
 
10 May
 
  Dinamo Volgograd22
 
  Larvik HK22
 
9 May
 
  Budućnost26
 
  Vardar17
 
 
  Budućnost27
 
Third place game
 
 
10 May
 
 
  Dinamo Volgograd26
 
 
  Vardar28

Statistics and awardsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Statistics exclude qualifying rounds and play-off round.[9]

As of 10 May 2015
Rank Player Team Goals
1   Cristina Neagu   Budućnost 102
  Andrea Penezić   Vardar
3   Nora Mørk   Larvik 98
4   Anna Kochetova   Volgograd 94
5   Karolina Kudłacz   Leipzig 84
6   Olga Akopian   Volgograd 82
7   Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren   Larvik 77
8   Daria Dmitrieva   Volgograd 76
9   Ida Oden   Sävehof 74
10   Ana Gros   Metz 73
  Tamara Mavsar   Krim

All-Star TeamEdit

The all-star team and awards were announced on 8 May 2015.[10][11]

Other awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Undefeated Buducnost take the trophy for the second time in history". ehfcl.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Women's EHF Champions League teams announced for 2014/15". ehfcl.com. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Qualification draw sends Midtjylland against Kragujevac, while FTC face SERCODAK". ehfcl.com. 2014-06-26.
  4. ^ a b "Pots ready for qualification and group matches draws". ehfcl.com. 2014-06-23.
  5. ^ "Györ to face Viborg, Zagreb and Sävehof in group matches". ehfcl.com. 2014-06-27.
  6. ^ "Defending champions await Vardar in the quarter-finals". ehfcl.com. 15 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Two teams are new, two return to MVM EHF FINAL4". ehfcl.com. 13 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Clashes of women's handball giants open 2015 MVM EHF FINAL4". ehfcl.com. 14 April 2015.
  9. ^ Top scorers
  10. ^ "All-stars take to the court at the 2015 MVM EHF FINAL4". ehfcl.com. 8 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Woltering's heroics in goal earn the MVP award". ehfcl.com. 10 May 2015.

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