2018–19 LEN Champions League

The 2018–19 LEN Champions League was the 56th edition of LEN's premier competition for men's water polo clubs.

2018–19 LEN Champions League
LeagueLEN Champions League
SportWater Polo
Number of teams16 (Preliminary round)
Final Eight
ChampionsHungary FTC Telekom Budapest (1st title)
  Runners-upGreece Olympiacos
Champions League seasons

OverviewEdit

Team allocationEdit

12 teams are directly qualified for the Preliminary round (TH: Champions League title holders).

Preliminary Round
  HAVK Mladost   Waspo 98 Hannover   Pro Recco   Dynamo Moscow
  Jug Dubrovnik   ZF Eger   Olympiacos TH   Crvena zvezda
  Spandau 04   Szolnoki Dozsa   Steaua București BA   CNA Barceloneta
Qualification round II
  Jadran Split   NC Vouliagmeni   CSM Digi Oradea   OSC Potsdam
  FTC Telekom Budapest   AN Brescia   Sintez Kazan   CN Sabadell
Qualification round I
  Pays D’Aix Natation   BPM Sport Management   Enka SK   Valletta
  Strasbourg   Corona Sportul Studențesc   AZC Alphen   WP Club Tbilisi
  Jadran Carine   CN Terrassa   Dynamo Lviv

Phases and rounds datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows.[1]

Phase Round First leg Second leg
Qualifying rounds Qualification round I 13–16 September 2018
Qualification round II 28–30 September 2018
Qualification round III 6 October 2018 10 October 2018
Preliminary round Matchday 1 17 October 2018
Matchday 2 3 November 2018
Matchday 3 21 November 2018
Matchday 4 5 December 2018
Matchday 5 19 December 2018
Matchday 6 9 January 2019
Matchday 7 23 January 2019
Matchday 8 6 February 2019
Matchday 9 27 February 2019
Matchday 10 16 March 2019
Matchday 11 27 March 2019
Matchday 12 13 April 2019
Matchday 13 24 April 2019
Matchday 14 15 May 2019
Final Eight Quarterfinals 6 June 2019
Semifinals 7 June 2019
Final 8 June 2019

Qualifying roundsEdit

Qualification round IEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   BPM   AIX   BRA   ENK   LVI   TBI
1   BPM Sport Management 5 5 0 0 72 28 +44 15 Round II 13–8 12–2 22–8 14–3
2   Pays D’Aix Natation 5 4 0 1 61 38 +23 12 15–9
3   Corona Sportul Studențesc (H) 5 3 0 2 45 40 +5 9 7–11 7–12 10–6 9–4 12–7
4   Enka SK 5 2 0 3 32 48 −16 6 5–11 9–8 10–7
5   Dynamo Lviv 5 1 0 4 39 61 −22 3
6   WP Club Tbilisi 5 0 0 5 27 61 −34 0 4–15 6–10
Source: LEN
(H) Host

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   JAD   STR   TER   ALP   VAL
1   Jadran Carine 4 4 0 0 63 24 +39 12 Round II 10–8
2   Strasbourg (H) 4 3 0 1 43 30 +13 9 5–11 10–8 12–6 16–5
3   CN Terrassa 4 2 0 2 47 32 +15 6 12–9
4   AZC Alphen 4 1 0 3 30 47 −17 3 6–17 9–6
5   Valletta 4 0 0 4 19 69 −50 0 5–25 3–19
Source: LEN
(H) Host

Qualification round IIEdit

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   JAD   VOU   SIN   BRA
1   Jadran Carine (H) 3 3 0 0 41 18 +23 9 Round III 8–7 18–6 15–5
2   NC Vouliagmeni 3 2 0 1 26 19 +7 6 9–3
3   Sintez Kazan 3 1 0 2 27 36 −9 3 8–10
4   Corona Sportul Studențesc 3 0 0 3 16 37 −21 0 8–13
Source: LEN
(H) Host

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   VER   TER   SAB   POT
1   BPM Sport Management 3 2 1 0 42 28 +14 7 Round III 13–13 17–11
2   CN Terrassa 3 1 2 0 36 26 +10 5
3   CN Sabadell (H) 3 1 1 1 29 27 +2 4 4–12 7–7 18–8
4   OSC Potsdam 3 0 0 3 25 51 −26 0 6–16
Source: LEN
(H) Host

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   BRE   STR   ORA   ENK
1   AN Brescia 3 3 0 0 43 16 +27 9 Round III 12–3
2   Strasbourg 3 2 0 1 24 26 −2 6 5–16
3   CSM Digi Oradea (H) 3 0 1 2 21 31 −10 1 8–15 6–9 7–7
4   Enka SK 3 0 1 2 14 29 −15 1 4–10
Source: LEN
(H) Host

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   FTC   SPL   AIX   ALP
1   FTC Telekom Budapest 3 3 0 0 41 18 +23 9 Round III 17–7 14–7
2   Jadran Split 3 2 0 1 37 35 +2 6
3   Pays D’Aix Natation (H) 3 1 0 2 32 29 +3 3 4–10 11–12 17–7
4   AZC Alphen 3 0 0 3 21 49 −28 0 7–18
Source: LEN
(H) Host

Qualification round IIIEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FTC Telekom Budapest   22–11   NC Vouliagmeni 10–4 12–7
Jadran Split   17–15   Jadran Carine 11–9 6–6
AN Brescia   16–13   CN Terrassa 8–4 8–9
Strasbourg   10–26   BPM Sport Management 4–10 6–16

Preliminary roundEdit

Location of teams of the 2018–19 LEN Champions League group stage.
  Red: Group A;   Blue: Group B.

The draw for the group stage was held on 5 September 2018 in Barcelona.[2] The 16 teams were drawn into two groups of eight.

In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners, runners-ups and third placed teams advance to the Final 8. They are joined by the host of the tournament and the fourth placed team from a group other than one the host plays in. The matchdays are 17 October, 3 and 21 November, 5 and 19 December 2018, 9 and 23 January, 6 and 27 February, 16 and 27 March, 13 and 24 April, 15 May 2019.

A total of 9 national associations are represented in the group stage.

Key to colors
Advance to the Final Eight Home team win Draw Away team win

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   PRO   BAR   BRE   FTC   MOS   EGR   BUC   CRV
1   Pro Recco 14 14 0 0 197 91 +106 42 Final 8 8–3 12–6 9–6 11–6 17–7 19–7 21–6
2   CNA Barceloneta 14 10 1 3 154 120 +34 31 11–15 8–8 8–5 13–9 12–7 11–8 14–3
3   AN Brescia 14 9 2 3 133 107 +26 29 8–9 14–8 10–5 10–8 11–6 13–9 7–2
4   FTC Telekom Budapest 14 8 1 5 146 117 +29 25 7–13 8–9 8–8 13–6 16–9 12–4 17–9
5   Dynamo Moscow 14 6 0 8 153 145 +8 18 5–14 12–13 10–6 11–13 15–13 16–4 14–4
6   ZF Eger 14 5 0 9 144 179 −35 15 7–16 10–16 8–11 9–12 12–10 13–9 17–11
7   Steaua București BA 14 2 0 12 109 168 −59 6 8–16 10–14 5–8 6–9 11–14 11–13 8–3
8   Crvena zvezda 14 0 0 14 87 196 −109 0 4–17 3–14 9–13 6–15 8–17 12–13 7–9
Source: LEN

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification   JUG   OLY   VER   SZO   SPL   HAN   ZAG   SPA
1   Jug Dubrovnik 14 10 2 2 152 110 +42 32 Final 8 10–6 9–8 8–7 6–7 18–7 14–11 14–9
2   Olympiacos 14 9 3 2 149 98 +51 30 10–10 11–5 11–10 13–7 17–7 13–8 11–4
3   BPM Sport Management 14 8 3 3 125 115 +10 27 11–11 7–6 7–5 9–8 12–7 12–9 8–6
4   Szolnoki Dozsa 14 6 4 4 135 122 +13 22 10–7 9–9 6–6 10–9 10–10 11–8 14–6
5   Jadran Split 14 6 0 8 137 140 −3 18 6–13 3–8 12–9 15–10 15–10 10–12 14–8
6   Waspo 98 Hannover[a] 14 3 3 8 130 169 −39 12 Final 8 7–14 9–9 10–11 9–13 9–8 14–9 11–7
7   HAVK Mladost Zagreb 14 3 2 9 129 161 −32 11 5–11 6–14 7–7 8–11 11–12 11–11 9–7
8   Spandau 04 14 2 1 11 114 156 −42 7 6–7 3–11 8–13 9–9 12–11 15–9 14–15
Source: LEN
Notes:
  1. ^ Hannover qualified for the Final Eight as the host team of the tournament.

Final EightEdit

6–8 June 2018—Hannover, Germany

Location of the 2018–19 LEN Champions League Final 8

Qualified teamsEdit

Group Winners Runners-up Third Fourth Host
A   Pro Recco   CNA Barceloneta   AN Brescia   FTC Telekom Budapest
B   Jug Dubrovnik   Olympiacos   BPM Sport Management   Waspo 98 Hannover

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
6 June
 
 
  Pro Recco 14
 
7 June
 
  Waspo 98 Hannover 10
 
  Pro Recco 11
 
6 June
 
  Olympiacos 12
 
  Olympiacos 8
 
8 June
 
  AN Brescia 7
 
  Olympiacos10 (3)
 
6 June
 
  FTC Telekom10 (4)
 
  Jug Dubrovnik 9
 
7 June
 
  FTC Telekom 10
 
  FTC Telekom 9
 
6 June
 
  CNA Barceloneta 7 Third place game
 
  CNA Barceloneta 12
 
8 June
 
  BPM Sport Management 7
 
  Pro Recco8
 
 
  CNA Barceloneta7
 
5th–8th place bracket
 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
7 June
 
 
  Waspo 98 Hannover 8
 
8 June
 
  AN Brescia 11
 
  AN Brescia12
 
7 June
 
  Jug Dubrovnik13
 
  Jug Dubrovnik 11
 
 
  BPM Sport Management 8
 
Seventh place game
 
 
8 June
 
 
  Waspo 98 Hannover8
 
 
  BPM Sport Management10

QuarterfinalsEdit

6 June 2019
16:00
Report Jug Dubrovnik   9–10   FTC Telekom Budapest Hannover
Referees:
  Adrian Alexandrescu
  Sergey Naumov
Score by quarters: 3–5, 2–3, 1–2, 3–0
Fatović 4 Goals three players 2

6 June 2019
17:30
Report CNA Barceloneta   12–7   BPM Sport Management Hannover
Referees:
  Levan Berishvili
  Sebastien Dervieux
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–1, 3-3, 3–2
Granados, Perrone 3 Goals Mirarchi 4

6 June 2019
19:00
Report Pro Recco   14–10   Waspo 98 Hannover Hannover
Referees:
  Stanko Ivanovski
  Michiel Zwart
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–3, 4–2, 4–3
Mandić 3 Goals Radović 4

6 June 2019
20:30
Report Olympiacos   8–7   AN Brescia Hannover
Referees:
  Boris Margeta
  Ivan Raković
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–2, 0–1, 2–3
Mourikis 2 Goals Presciutti 3

5th–8th place semifinalsEdit

7 June 2019
15:00
Report Waspo 98 Hannover   8–11   AN Brescia Hannover
Referees:
  Sebastian Dervieux
  Stanko Ivanovski
Score by quarters: 1–1, 1–2, 3-3, 3–5
Brguljan 4 Goals Rizzo, Muslim 3

7 June 2019
16:30
Report Jug Dubrovnik   11–8   BPM Sport Management Hannover
Referees:
  Levan Berishvili
  Michiel Zwart
Score by quarters: 0–1, 5–3, 1–1, 5–3
Fatović, Benić 4 Goals Alesiani 3

SemifinalsEdit

7 June 2019
19:00
SF3 Pro Recco   11–12   Olympiacos Hannover
Referees:
  Boris Margeta
  Sergey Naumov
Score by quarters: 3–5, 3–3, 2–3, 3–1
Ivović 3 Goals Fountoulis 3

7 June 2019
20:30
SF4 FTC Telekom Budapest   9–7   CNA Barceloneta Hannover
Referees:
  Adrian Alexandrescu
  Ivan Raković
Score by quarters: 2-2, 1-1, 2–3, 4–1
Varga 3 Goals Granados 3

Seventh place gameEdit

8 June 2019
15:00
Waspo 98 Hannover   8–10   BPM Sport Management Hannover
Referees:
  Stanko Ivanovski
  Michiel Zwart
Score by quarters: 2–1, 1–5, 2-2, 3–2
Brguljan 3 Goals Fondelli 4

Fifth place gameEdit

8 June 2019
16:00
AN Brescia   12–13   Jug Dubrovnik Hannover
Referees:
  Levan Berishvili
  Sergey Naumov
Score by quarters: 3–4, 4-4, 2-2, 3-3
Gallo 4 Goals Fatović 5

Third place gameEdit

8 June 2019
19:00
Report Pro Recco   8–7   CNA Barceloneta Hannover
Referees:
  Ivan Raković
  Sebastian Dervieux
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2–3, 1-1, 2–0
Filipović 3 Goals Munarriz 5

FinalEdit

8 June 2019
20:30
Report Olympiacos   13–14   FTC Telekom Budapest Hannover
Referees:
  Boris Margeta
  Adrian Alexandrescu
Score by quarters: 1–3, 4–5, 2-2, 3–0  PSO: 3–4
Genidounias 5 Goals Mitrović 3


2018–19 LEN Champions League
Champions
 
FTC Telekom Budapest
1st title
Andras Gardonyi, Tamás Sedlmayer, Mark Kallay, Zoltan Pohl, Márton Vámos, Tamás Mezei, Slobodan Nikić, Nikola Jakšić, Aaron Younger, Dénes Varga, Szilárd Jansik, Soma Vogel, Stefan Mitrović, Norbert Madaras
Head Coach
Zsolt Varga

Final standingsEdit

Team
    FTC Telekom Budapest
    Olympiacos
    Pro Recco
4   CNA Barceloneta
5   AN Brescia
6   Jug Dubrovnik
7   BPM Sport Management
8   Waspo 98 Hannover

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LEN Club Competition Programme Season 2018–2019" (PDF). LEN.com.
  2. ^ "Preliminary round draw". LEN.com.

External linksEdit