2016–17 Women's CEV Cup

The 2016–17 Women's CEV Cup was the 45th edition of the European CEV Cup volleyball club tournament, the former "Top Teams Cup".

2016–17 Women's CEV Cup
LeagueWomen's CEV Cup
SportVolleyball
Duration13 December 2016 – 15 April 2017
Number of matches69
Number of teams36
Finals
ChampionsRussia Dynamo Kazan (1st title)
  Runners-upItaly Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio
Finals MVPItaly Valentina Diouf
Women's CEV Cup seasons

FormatEdit

The tournament was played on a knockout format, with 36 teams participating. Initially 22 teams were allocated vacancies to enter the competition, with 8 of them directly qualified to the 16th Finals on the basis of the latest CEV European Ranking List.[1] 14 teams came from the CEV Women's Champions League qualification entering the competition at different stages (as per 'Round composition' below).

On 30 June 2016, a drawing of lots in Varna, Bulgaria, determined the team's pairing for each match. Each team plays a home and an away match with result points awarded for each leg (3 points for 3–0 or 3–1 wins, 2 points for 3–2 win, 1 point for 2–3 loss). After two legs, the team with the most result points advances to the next round. In case the teams are tied after two legs, a Golden Set is played immediately at the completion of the second leg. The Golden Set winner is the team that first obtains 15 points, provided that the points difference between the two teams is at least 2 points (thus, the Golden Set is similar to a tiebreak set in a normal match).[2]

Round composition

Participating teamsEdit

  • A total of 36 teams participate in the competition.
  • Drawing of lots was held in Varna, Bulgaria on 30 June 2016.[2]
Rank Country No. teams Qualified teams
Vac Qual Total
1   Turkey 1 - 1 Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul1
2   Russia 1 - 1 Dynamo Kazan1
3   Poland 1 - 1 Budowlani Łódź1
5   France 2 1 3 Beziers VB1
RC Cannes4
SF Paris Saint Cloud
6   Italy 2 - 2 Pomì Casalmaggiore1
Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio
7   Germany 2 - 2 Allianz MTV Stuttgart1
Rote Raben Vilsbiburg
8    Switzerland 2 - 2 TS Volley Düdingen1
VFM Franches-Montagnes
9   Romania 1 - 1 CSM Târgoviște1
10   Czech Republic 1 1 2 Agel Prostějov4
VK UP Olomouc
11   Serbia 1 1 2 Jedinstvo Stara Pazova
Vizura Beograd4
12   Belgium 1 - 1 VDK Gent Dames
13   Finland 1 1 2 HPK Hämeenlinna3
LP Viesti Salo
14   Ukraine - 1 1 Khimik Yuzhny3
15   Slovenia 1 1 2 Calcit Ljubljana3
Nova KBM Branik Maribor
16   Greece 1 - 1 A.O. Thiras
17   Austria 1 - 1 VC Tirol Innsbruck
18   Netherlands 1 - 1 Eurosped Almelo
19   Israel 1 1 2 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Haifa3
20   Bosnia and Herzegovina - 1 1 Bimal-Jedinstvo Brčko3
22   Croatia 1 - 1 Mladost Zagreb
23   Belarus - 1 1 Minchanka Minsk4
24   Hungary - 1 1 Linamar - Békéscsabai RSE3
30   Bulgaria - 1 1 Maritza Plovdiv3
31   Montenegro - 1 1 Luka Bar2
34   Estonia - 1 1 Kohila VC3
35   Kosovo - 1 1 Drita Gjilan2
1.^ Team that received a 32nd Final bye.
2.^ Team that qualified via Champions League entering the 32nd Final.
3.^ Team that qualified via Champions League entering the 16th Final.
4.^ Team that qualified via Champions League entering the 8th Final.

Main phaseEdit

32nd FinalEdit

  • 1st leg (Team #1 home) 13–15 December 2016
  • 2nd leg (Team #2 home) 21–22 December 2016
Match# Team #1   Results   Team #2
1 VFM Franches-Montagnes   3 – 0
3 – 0
  Drita Gjilan
2 VC Tirol Innsbruck   3 – 1
1 – 3
Golden Set: 10 – 15
  Luka Bar
3 Eurosped Almelo   0 – 3
0 – 3
  VK UP Olomouc
4 Rote Raben Vilsbiburg   3 – 1
0 – 3
Golden Set: 16 – 18
  Jedinstvo Stara Pazova
5 Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio   3 – 1
3 – 0
  VDK Gent Dames
6 Mladost Zagreb   0 – 3
0 – 3
  LP Viesti Salo
7 SF Paris Saint Cloud   0 – 3
1 – 3
  Nova KBM Branik Maribor
8 Hapoel Kfar Saba   3 – 0
3 – 2
  A.O. Thiras

16th FinalEdit

  • 1st leg (Team #1 home) 11–12 January 2017
  • 2nd leg (Team #2 home) 24–26 January 2017
Match# Team #1   Results   Team #2
9 LP Viesti Salo   0 – 3
0 – 3
  HPK Hämeenlinna
10 Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio   3 – 1
2 – 3
  Maritza Plovdiv
11 Jedinstvo Stara Pazova   1 – 3
2 – 3
  Linamar - Békéscsabai RSE
12 Pomì Casalmaggiore   3 – 0
3 – 0
  Maccabi Haifa
13 Nova KBM Branik Maribor   3 – 1
3 – 0
  Calcit Ljubljana
14 Hapoel Kfar Saba   3 – 0
1 – 3
Golden Set: 8 – 15
  Bimal-Jedinstvo Brčko
15 Allianz MTV Stuttgart   3 – 0
3 – 0
  Kohila VC
16 CSM Târgoviște   2 – 3
2 – 3
  Khimik Yuzhny
17 VFM Franches-Montagnes   1 – 3
0 – 3
  Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul
18 VK UP Olomouc   0 – 3
0 – 3
  Dynamo Kazan
19 Luka Bar   0 – 3
0 – 3
  Budowlani Łódź
20 TS Volley Düdingen   1 – 3
0 – 3
  Beziers VB

8th FinalEdit

  • 1st leg (Team #1 home) 7–8 February 2017
  • 2nd leg (Team #2 home) 21–23 February 2017
Match# Team #1   Results   Team #2
21 Linamar - Békéscsabai RSE   3 – 1
3 – 1
  Beziers VB
22 Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio   3 – 0
2 – 3
  Minchanka Minsk
23 Pomì Casalmaggiore   3 – 0
3 – 2
  HPK Hämeenlinna
24 Allianz MTV Stuttgart   3 – 0
3 – 2
  Agel Prostějov
25 Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul   3 – 0
2 – 3
  Nova KBM Branik Maribor
26 Budowlani Łódź   3 – 0
2 – 3
  RC Cannes
27 Dynamo Kazan   3 – 0
3 – 0
  Bimal-Jedinstvo Brčko
28* Khimik Yuzhny   2 – 3   Vizura Beograd

*Note: A first leg, originally scheduled on 7 February 2017, did not took place as Vizura did not turned up for the match.[3] Serbian press reported the Vizura team flight from Istanbul to Odessa had two aborted landing attempts due to bad weather (thick fog) before returning to Istanbul.[4][5][6] The CEV with both clubs consent, decided a single match in a neutral venue (Brčko in Bosnia and Herzegovina) played behind closed doors as the way to determine the team advancing in the competition.[7]

4th FinalEdit

  • 1st leg (Team #1 home) 7–8 March 2017
  • 2nd leg (Team #2 home) 15–16 March 2017
Match# Team #1   Results   Team #2
29 Linamar - Békéscsabai RSE   1 – 3
0 – 3
  Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio
30 Allianz MTV Stuttgart   2 – 3
0 – 3
  Pomì Casalmaggiore
31 Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul   3 – 1
3 – 0
  Budowlani Łódź
32 Dynamo Kazan   3 – 0
3 – 0
  Vizura Beograd

Final phaseEdit

SemifinalsEdit

  • 1st leg (Team #1 home) 28 March 2017
  • 2nd leg (Team #2 home) 1–2 April 2017
Match# Team #1   Results   Team #2
33 Pomì Casalmaggiore   0 – 3
2 – 3
  Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio
34 Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul   3 – 0
0 – 3
Golden Set: 11 – 15
  Dynamo Kazan

FinalEdit

  • 1st leg (Team #1 home) 11 April 2017
  • 2nd leg (Team #2 home) 15 April 2017
Match# Team #1   Results   Team #2
35 Dynamo Kazan   3 – 1
3 – 2
  Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio
2016–17 Women's CEV Cup Champions
 
Dynamo Kazan
1st title

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Team
MVP   Valentina Diouf Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Ranking list women". CEV. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "2017 CEV Volleyball Cup - Women Competition Format". CEV. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Матч "Химик" - "Визура" не состоится в назначенный срок". VC Khimik Yuzhny (in Russian). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Одбојкашице Визуре преживеле драму у Украјини, авион није могао да слети у Одесу, па се вратио за Истанбул!". Sportski žurnal (in Serbian). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. ^ "DRAMA SRPSKIH ŠAMPIONKI: Avion sa odbojkašicama Vizure jedva sleteo u Odesu". Kurir (in Bosnian). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Drama Ajkulica na letu, otkazana utakmica". novosti.rs (in Bosnian). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  7. ^ "ЕКВ приняла решение по поводу матчей "Визура" - "Химик"". VC Khimik Yuzhny (in Russian). 17 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.

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