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2016–17 Women's EHF Champions League

The 2016–17 Women's EHF Champions League was the 24th 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.[1] CSM București were defending champions.

Women's EHF Champions League
2016–17
Tournament information
SportHandball
Dates10 September 2016–7 May 2017
Teams16 (group stage)
22 (qualification)
Websiteehfcl.com
Final positions
ChampionsHungary Győri ETO
Runner-upNorth Macedonia HC Vardar
Tournament statistics
Matches played96
Goals scored5110 (53.23 per match)
Attendance295,818 (3,081 per match)
Top scorer(s)Andrea Penezić
(98 goals)

Contents

Team allocationEdit

Round and draw datesEdit

The qualification and group stage draw will be held in Glostrup, Denmark.[3]

Phase Draw date
Qualification tournaments 29 June 2016
Group stage 1 July 2016
Knockout stage
Final Four 18 April 2017

Qualification stageEdit

The draw was held on 29 June 2016 at 13:00 in Vienna, Austria. The twelve teams were split in three groups and played a semifinal and final to determine the last participants. Matches were played from 9 to 11 September 2016.[4]

Qualification tournament 1Edit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
  Glassverket IF34
 
11 September
 
  Yenimahalle Bld. SK23
 
  Glassverket IF28
 
10 September
 
  Podravka Koprivnica19
 
  Podravka Koprivnica30
 
 
  SERCODAK Dalfsen17
 
Third place
 
 
11 September
 
 
  Yenimahalle Bld. SK31
 
 
  SERCODAK Dalfsen22

Qualification tournament 2Edit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
9 September
 
 
  HC Leipzig29
 
10 September
 
  HC Gomel18
 
  HC Leipzig32
 
9 September
 
  Hypo Niederösterreich30
 
  Hypo Niederösterreich25
 
 
  BM Bera Bera21
 
Third place
 
 
10 September
 
 
  HC Gomel20
 
 
  BM Bera Bera28

Qualification tournament 3Edit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
  Krim28
 
11 September
 
  IUVENTA Michalovce22
 
  Krim37
 
10 September
 
  Indeco Conversano16
 
  MKS Selgros Lublin27
 
 
  Indeco Conversano28
 
Third place
 
 
11 September
 
 
  IUVENTA Michalovce21
 
 
  MKS Selgros Lublin33

Group stageEdit

The draw was held on 1 July 2016 at 13:00.[5]

In each group, teams played against each other in a double round-robin format, with home and away matches.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   BUD   MET   THC   GLA
1   Budućnost 6 5 0 1 158 136 +22 10 Main round 21–19 28–19 22–21
2   Metz Handball 6 4 0 2 146 133 +13 8 28–25 25–18 25–19
3   Thüringer HC 6 3 0 3 148 153 −5 6 26–32 28–25 24–16
4   Glassverket IF 6 0 0 6 128 158 −30 0 23–30 22–24 27–33
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   VAR   FER   AST   LEI
1   Vardar 6 5 1 0 220 148 +72 11 Main round 27–27 39–25 41–24
2   FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 6 4 1 1 172 154 +18 9 24–37 32–23 26–22
3   HC Astrakhanochka 6 1 0 5 156 189 −33 2[a] 26–31 28–33 27–24
4   HC Leipzig 6 1 0 5 139 196 −57 2[a] 22–45 17–30 30–27
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Astrakhanochka 54–54 Leipzig. Astrakhanochka advanced on away goals (27–24)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   GYO   BUC   MID   ROS
1   Győri ETO 6 5 0 1 174 147 +27 10 Main round 33–25 31–19 32–25
2   CSM Bucharest 6 3 0 3 142 145 −3 6[a] 24–27 26–20 24–21
3   Midtjylland 6 3 0 3 135 150 −15 6[a] 27–23 24–21 25–23
4   Rostov-Don 6 1 0 5 142 151 −9 2 27–28 20–22 26–20
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Bucharest 47–44 Midtjylland

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   KRI   LAR   ESB   SAV
1   Krim 6 4 0 2 168 165 +3 8 Main round 24–22 27–22 32–29
2   Larvik HK 6 3 0 3 174 170 +4 6[a] 31–36 30–29 22–25
3   Team Esbjerg 6 3 0 3 164 151 +13 6[a] 35–25 24–31 29–18
4   IK Sävehof 6 2 0 4 150 170 −20 4 26–24 32–38 20–25
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Larvik 61–53 Esbjerg

Main roundEdit

The top three teams of each preliminary group advanced. Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group were carried over.

In each group, teams played against each other in a double round-robin format, with home and away matches.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   VAR   FER   BUD   MET   THC   AST
1   Vardar 10 7 1 2 311 279 +32 15 Quarterfinals 27–27 28–31 23–21 36–26| 39–25
2   FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 10 6 2 2 290 265 +25 14[a] 24–37 23–24 29–23 32–24 32–23
3   Budućnost 10 7 0 3 286 248 +38 14[a] 28–31 25–33 21–19 28–19 38–20
4   Metz Handball 10 5 0 5 273 238 +35 10 42–28 25–28 28–25 25–18 37–18
5   Thüringer HC 10 2 1 7 257 286 −29 5 29–31 29–29 26–32 28–25 34–22
6   HC Astrakhanochka 10 1 0 9 229 330 −101 2 26–31 28–33 21–34 20–28 26–24
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: See Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 56–49 Budućnost

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   GYO   LAR   BUC   MID   KRI   ESB
1   Győri ETO 10 8 1 1 305 234 +71 17 Quarterfinals 27–27 33–25 31–19 39–22 33–22
2   Larvik HK 10 5 2 3 279 271 +8 12 25–26 35–33 24–22 31–36 30–29
3   CSM Bucharest 10 5 1 4 265 257 +8 11 24–27 26–26 26–20 28–26 33–25
4   Midtjylland 10 5 0 5 250 241 +9 10 27–23 24–28 24–21 28–19 38–26
5   Krim 10 3 0 7 238 290 −52 6 17–34 24–22 21–24 21–27 27–22
6   Team Esbjerg 10 2 0 8 251 295 −44 4 26–32 24–31 20–25 22–21 35–25
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: See Tiebreakers

Knockout stageEdit

The first four placed teams from the main round qualified for the knockout stage.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Midtjylland   50–54   Vardar 26–28 24–26
Metz Handball   54–59   Győri ETO 32–31 22–28
CSM Bucharest   57–51   FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria 30–25 27–26
Buducnost   66–47   Larvik HK 31–17 35–30

Final fourEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
6 May
 
 
  Budućnost20
 
7 May
 
  Győri ETO26
 
  Győri ETO (OT)31
 
6 May
 
  Vardar30
 
  CSM Bucharest33
 
 
  Vardar38
 
Third place
 
 
7 May
 
 
  Budućnost20
 
 
  CSM Bucharest26

FinalEdit

7 May 2017
17:45
Győri ETO   31–30 (ET)   Vardar László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Görbicz 7 (15–12) Althaus, Lacrabère 6
  3×  Report   2× 

FT: 26–26 ET: 5-4

Awards and statisticsEdit

All-Star TeamEdit

The all-star team and awards were announced on 5 May 2017.[7]

Other awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EHF receives 25 registrations for the Women's EHF Champions League 2016/17". ehfcl.com. 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Top flight participants for 2016/17 announced". ehfcl.com. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Season is over, what's next?". ehfcl.com. 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Tough qualification draw for the record winners". ehfcl.com. 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Difficult group for defending champions". ehfcl.com. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ "VELUX EHF Champions League – Season 2015/16 – Regulations" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Fans, media and coaches had their say: These are the Women's EHF Champions League All-stars". ehfcl.com. 5 May 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  8. ^ a b Penezić finishes as top scorer, Groot taks MVP award

External linksEdit