2018–19 Women's EHF Cup

The 2018–19 Women's EHF Cup was the 38th edition of EHF's second-tier women's handball competition. It started on 8 September 2018.

Women's EHF Cup
2018–19
Tournament information
SportHandball
Dates8 September 201812 May 2019
Teams48+6 (Qualification stage)
16 (Group stage)
Websiteeurohandball.com
Final positions
ChampionsHungary Siófok KC
Runner-upDenmark Team Esbjerg
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)Croatia Andrea Kobetić
(75 goals)

Siófok KC defeated Team Esbjerg 47–42 in the final.

OverviewEdit

Team allocationEdit

Group stage
  Larvik HK   IK Sävehof   Podravka Koprivnica   SG BBM Bietigheim
Round 3
  DHK Baník Most   Team Esbjerg   MKS Lublin   SCM Craiova
  Érd HC   HC Lada   BM Bera Bera   ŽORK Jagodina
Round 2
  Hypo Niederösterreich   Herning-Ikast Håndbold   SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea   HC Astrakhanochka
  Buxtehuder SV   Dunaújvárosi KKA   Besançon Feminin   Jomi Salerno
  Nykøbing Falster Håndbold   CS Măgura Cisnădie   Kuban Krasnodar   Muratpaşa BSK
  Siófok KC   Nantes Loire Atlantique Handball   Byåsen Handball Elite
  Borussia Dortmund Handball   HC Zalău   Storhamar HE
Round 1
  Viborg HK   Zvezda Zvenigorod   TuS Metzingen   GVM Europe-Vác
  Issy Paris Hand   Fredrikstad BK   DHC Slavia Prague   Kastamonu Belediyesi
  Metraco Zagłębie Lubin   H 65 Höör   SPONO Eagles   Mecalia Atlético Guardés
  HC BNTU-BelAZ Minsk   VOC Amsterdam   IUVENTA Michalovce   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
  HC Galychanka   HC Azersu   ŽRK Metalurg   KHF Shqiponja
  Maccabi Arazim Ramat Gan   HŽRK Grude   Youth Union Athienou   Handball Käerjeng
  UHC Stockerau   LC Brühl Handball   Morrenhof Jansen Dalfsen   LK Zug

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws are held at the EHF headquarters in Vienna, Austria).[1]


Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualification First qualifying round 17 July 2018 8–9 September 2018 14–15 September 2018
Second qualifying round 13–14 October 2018 20–21 October 2018
Third qualifying round 23 October 2018 10–11 November 2018 17–18 November 2018
Group stage Matchday 1 22 November 2018 5–6 January 2019
Matchday 2 12–13 January 2019
Matchday 3 19–20 January 2019
Matchday 4 26–27 January 2019
Matchday 5 2–3 February 2019
Matchday 6 9–10 February 2019
Knockout phase Quarter-finals 12 February 2019 2–3 March 2019 9–10 March 2019
Semi finals 6–7 April 2019 13–14 April 2019
Final 16 April 2019 4–5 May 2019 11–12 May 2019

Qualification stageEdit

Round 1Edit

There were 28 teams participating in round 1. The draw seeding pots were composed as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2

The first legs were played on 8–9 and the second legs were played on 15–16 September 2018. Some teams agreed to play both matches in the same venue.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Metraco Zagłębie Lubin   57–47 1   HC Azersu 27–21 30–26
ŽRK Metalurg   26–64 2   Issy Paris Hand 15–31 11–33
Zvezda Zvenigorod   58–47   LK Zug 30–24 28–23
VOC Amsterdam   50–67 3   IUVENTA Michalovce 24–37 26–30
Viborg HK   66–44 4   HC Galychanka 33–22 33–22
HC BNTU-BelAZ Minsk   62–33 5   Handball Käerjeng 33–17 29–16
HŽRK Grude   41–90 6   TuS Metzingen 24–43 17–47
SPONO Eagles   71–28 7   KHF Shqiponja 35–14 36–14
Mecalia Atlético Guardés   83–21 8   Youth Union Athienou 42–9 41–12
Morrenhof Jansen Dalfsen   43–54 9   Fredrikstad BK 27–28 16–26
H 65 Höör   45–37   RK Lokomotiva Zagreb 22–18 23–19
DHC Slavia Prague   56–53 12   UHC Stockerau 32–23 24–30
LC Brühl Handball   46–58 10   Kastamonu Belediyesi 19–31 27–27
GVM Europe-Vác   84–54 11   Maccabi Arazim Ramat Gan 39–27 45–27
Notes
1 Both legs were hosted by Metraco Zagłębie Lubin.
2 Both legs were hosted by ŽRK Metalurg.
3 Both legs were hosted by IUVENTA Michalovce.
4 Both legs were hosted by Viborg HK.
5 Both legs were hosted by Handball Käerjeng.
6 Both legs were hosted by TuS Metzingen.
7 Both legs were hosted by KHF Shqiponja.
8 Both legs were hosted by Mecalia Atlético Guardés.
9 Both legs were hosted by Fredrikstad BK.
10 Both legs were hosted by Kastamonu Belediyesi.
11 Both legs were hosted by GVM Europe-Vác.
12 Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Round 2Edit

There were 32 teams participating in round 2. 14 teams who qualified from round 1 and 18 teams joining the draw. The first legs was played on 13–14 October and the second legs was played on 20–21 October 2018. Some teams agreed to play both matches in the same venue.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
GVM Europe-Vác   48–67   Siófok KC 22–35 26–32
IUVENTA Michalovce   48–59   Nykøbing Falster Håndbold 26–29 22–29
DHC Slavia Prague   45–57 1   CS Măgura Cisnădie 25–28 20–29
Kuban Krasnodar   54–42 2   HC BNTU-BelAZ Minsk 29–22 25–20
Jomi Salerno   47–67   Zvezda Zvenigorod 22–32 25–35
H 65 Höör   62–51   Muratpaşa BSK 31–25 31–26
Nantes Loire Atlantique Handball   49–49 (a)   Paris 92 31–26 18–23
SPONO Eagles   35–78   Dunaújvárosi KKA 21–35 14–43
HC Astrakhanochka   53–64   TuS Metzingen 27–28 26–38
SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea   55–47   Kastamonu Belediyesi 35–26 20–21
Viborg HK   59–49   Buxtehuder SV 27–24 32–25
Herning-Ikast Håndbold   52–45   Metraco Zagłębie Lubin 31–19 21–26
Besançon Feminin   53–49   Fredrikstad BK 31–23 22–26
Hypo Niederösterreich   44–48   Metraco Atlético Guardés 22–20 22–28
Storhamar HE   51–34   Byåsen Handball Elite 29–20 22–14
HC Zalău   45–49   Borussia Dortmund Handball 25–25 20–24
Notes
1 Both legs were hosted by CS Măgura Cisnădie.
2 Both legs were hosted by Kuban Krasnodar.

Round 3Edit

A total of 24 teams entered the draw for the third qualification round, which will held on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.[4]

The draw seeding pots were composed as follows: [5]

Pot 1 Pot 2

The first legs were played on 10–11 November and the second legs were played on 17–18 November 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Viborg HK   57–27   ŽORK Jagodina 31–16 26–11
Kuban Krasnodar   59–58   Mecalia Atlético Guardés 26–27 33–31
Team Esbjerg   60–53   Paris 92 29–28 31–25
HC Lada   56–63   Siófok KC 30–26 26–37
DHK Baník Most   43–63   TuS Metzingen 19–28 24–35
Borussia Dortmund Handball   35–38   SCM Craiova 17–19 18–19
MKS Lublin   50–53   Besançon Feminin 22–22 28–31
Herning-Ikast Håndbold   43–35   SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea 22–16 21–19
Érd HC   56–60   Storhamar HE 29–28 27–32
Dunaújvárosi KKA   41–48   BM Bera Bera 18–26 23–22
Nykøbing Falster Håndbold   54–47   H 65 Höör 27–24 27–23
Zvezda Zvenigorod   47–50   CS Măgura Cisnădie 29–24 18–26

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group phase was held on Thursday, 22 November 2018. 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 ESB STO BIE MAG
1   Team Esbjerg 6 5 1 0 186 139 +47 11 Knockout stage 25–20 28–27 41–18
2   Storhamar HE 6 3 1 2 156 150 +6 7 28–28 29–28 28–23
3   SG BBM Bietigheim 6 3 0 3 173 151 +22 6 27–32 28–25 29–17
4   CS Măgura Cisnădie 6 0 0 6 115 190 −75 0 19–32 18–26 20–34
Source: EHF

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SIO HER TUS SAV
1   Siófok KC 6 6 0 0 188 149 +39 12 Knockout stage 25–21 32–25 34–21
2   Herning-Ikast Håndbold 6 4 0 2 164 157 +7 8 22–34 31–28 29–22
3   TuS Metzingen 6 2 0 4 172 173 −1 4 26–33 25–28 29–22
4   IK Sävehof 6 0 0 6 139 184 −45 0 24−30 23–33 27–29
Source: EHF

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VIB KUB BES LAR
1   Viborg HK 6 6 0 0 178 155 +23 12 Knockout stage 26–25 35–26 26–23
2   Kuban Krasnodar 6 2 1 3 161 158 +3 5 27–31 28–29 32–26
3   Besançon Feminin 6 2 0 4 162 172 −10 4 26–29 23–26 32–25
4   Larvik HK 6 1 1 4 152 170 −18 3 28–31 23–23 29–26
Source: EHF

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POD NYK CRA BER
1   Podravka Koprivnica 6 4 0 2 160 154 +6 8 Knockout stage 25–28 23–18 32–29
2   Nykøbing Falster Håndbold 6 3 1 2 151 145 +6 7 24–28 20–20 31–26
3   SCM Craiova 6 2 1 3 126 136 −10 5 23–26 18–12 26–23
4   BM Bera Bera 6 2 0 4 170 172 −2 4 32–26 28–36 32–21
Source: EHF

Knockout stageEdit

The draw event was held at the EHF Office in Vienna on Tuesday 12 February 2019. The draw determined the quarter-final and also the semi-final pairings. The country protection rule was not applied in the draw, which means the four Danish teams can face their domestic rivals in the quarter-finals. However, teams from the same group could not meet in the next stage.[6][7]

QuarterfinalsEdit

SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2

  Team Esbjerg
  Viborg HK
  Podravka Koprivnica
  Siófok KC

  Herning-Ikast Håndbold
  Nykøbing Falster Håndbold
  Storhamar HE
  Kuban Krasnodar

The first quarter-final leg was scheduled for 2–3 March 2019, while the second leg followed one week later.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Storhamar HE   55–63   Siófok KC 24–31 31–32
Herning-Ikast Håndbold   52–50   Podravka Koprivnica 34–26 18–24
Kuban Krasnodar   55–74   Team Esbjerg 24–37 31–37
Nykøbing Falster Håndbold   39–52   Viborg HK 20–28 19–24

MatchesEdit

3 March 2019
16:30
Nykøbing Falster Håndbold   20–28   Viborg HK Næstved Arena, Nykøbing Falster
Attendance: 2,325
Referees: Mitrović, Kažanegra (MNE)
Housheer 6 (11–16) Nørgaard 9
  6×  Report   3× 
9 March 2019
14:00
Viborg HK   24–19   Nykøbing Falster Håndbold Vibocold Arena Viborg, Viborg
Attendance: 1,501
Referees: Hatipoğlu, Şimşek (TUR)
three players four (13–9) Kristiansen 4
  3×  Report   4× 

Viborg HK won 52–39 on aggregate


1 March 2019
19:00
Herning-Ikast Håndbold   34–26   Podravka Koprivnica Ikast-Brande Arena, Ikast
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Lidacka, Lesiak (POL)
Friis 10 (17–12) Ikhneva 7
  1×  Report   2× 
10 March 2019
17:00
Podravka Koprivnica   24–18   Herning-Ikast Håndbold Gimnazija "Fran Galović", Koprivnica
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Chigirinova 7 (12–6) Friis 5
  2×  Report   5× 

Herning-Ikast Håndbold won 52–50 on aggregate


3 March 2019
16:00
Kuban Krasnodar   24–37   Team Esbjerg Olympus Arena, Krasnodar
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pech, Vagvölgyi (HUN)
Golub 7 (15–14) Ingstad, Polman 8
  4×  Report   3× 
10 March 2019
13:00
Team Esbjerg   37–31   Kuban Krasnodar Blue Water Dokken, Esbjerg
Attendance: 1,348
Referees: Simone, Monitillo (ITA)
Breistøl, Liščević 7 (21–20) Dudina 9
  4×  Report   5× 

Team Esbjerg won 74–55 on aggregate


3 March 2019
18:00
Storhamar HE   24–31   Siófok KC Boligpartner Arena, Hamar
Attendance: 1,151
Referees: Sa, Sa (POR)
Riegelhuth (12–13) Kobetić
  1×  Report   3× 
10 March 2019
17:00
Siófok KC   32–31   Storhamar HE Kiss Szilárd Aréna, Siófok
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Praštalo, Balvan (BIH)
Minko 8 (23–15) Folkvord 8
  Report   2× 

Siófok KC won 63–55 on aggregate

SemifinalsEdit

The semi-finals first legs were played on 6–7 April 2019, while the second leg was scheduled for 13–14 April 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Siófok KC   53–51   Viborg HK 28–24 25–27
Herning-Ikast Håndbold   36–53   Team Esbjerg 20–23 16–30

MatchesEdit

6 April 2019
17:00
Siófok KC   28–24   Viborg HK Kiss Szilárd Aréna, Siófok
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Rakytina, Tkachuk (UKR)
Kobetić 7 (15–13) Högdahl 6
  2×  Report   6× 
14 April 2019
14:00
Viborg HK   27–25   Siófok KC Vibocold Arena Viborg, Viborg
Attendance: 1,431
Referees: Lončar, Lončar (CRO)
Nørgaard 5 (12–11) Kobetić 8
  2×  Report   2× 

Siófok KC won 53–51 on aggregate


6 April 2019
17:00
Herning-Ikast Håndbold   20–23   Team Esbjerg Ikast-Brande Arena, Ikast
Attendance: 986
Referees: Sa, Sa (POR)
Fauske 4 (10–12) Polman 8
  5×  Report   3× 
14 April 2019
13:00
Team Esbjerg   30–16   Herning-Ikast Håndbold Blue Water Dokken, Esbjerg
Attendance: 1,530
Referees: Ben-Dan, Faran (ISR)
Liščević 8 (20–8) Fauske 4
  3×  Report   3× 

Team Esbjerg won 53–36 on aggregate

FinalEdit

The first leg was played on 4–5 May and the second legs was played on 11–12 May 2019. The final home rights draw was held on 16 April in Vienna.[8]


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Team Esbjerg   42–47   Siófok KC 21–21 21–26

MatchesEdit

5 May 2019
15:00
Team Esbjerg   21–21   Siófok KC Blue Water Dokken, Esbjerg
Attendance: 2,556
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Solberg 6 (12–10) Kobetić 6
  3×  Report   5× 
11 May 2019
20:30
Siófok KC   26–21   Team Esbjerg Kiss Szilárd Aréna, Siófok
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Minko 7 (14–10) Liščević, Polman 6
  4×  Report   4× 

Siófok KC won 47–42 on aggregate

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[9]
1   Andrea Kobetić   Siófok KC 75
2   Helene Gigstad Fauske   Herning-Ikast Håndbold 70
3   Estelle Nze Minko   Siófok KC 65
4   Estavana Polman   Team Esbjerg 61
5   Betina Riegelhuth   Storhamar HE 55
6   Kristina Liščević   Team Esbjerg 54
  Ann Grete Nørgaard   Viborg HK
8   Diana Golub   HC Kuban Krasnodar 50
9   Mireya González   Siófok KC 48
10   Simone Böhme   Siófok KC 45

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Old Challenge cup foes off in Women'S EHF Cup". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ "2018/19 EHF Women's Cup – Qualification Round 1". European Handball Federation.
  3. ^ "2018/19 EHF Women's Cup – Qualification Round 2". European Handball Federation.
  4. ^ "Craiova begin title defence against Borussia Dortmund". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Defending champions Craiova and six former winners to learn next hurdle". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Four Danish clubs in the Women's EHF Cup Quarter-final draw". European Handball Federation. 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "All-Danish clash in the Women's EHF Cup quarter-final". European Handball Federation. 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Two-leg finals throw off in Denmark and Poland". Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Goalscorers". Archived from the original on 2019-12-31. Retrieved 2019-01-05.

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