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2013–14 EHF Champions League

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Sport  Handball
Matches played  148
Runner-up  THW Kiel
2013–14 EHF Champions League
Dates  31 August 2013–1 June 2014
Teams  38 (Qualification stage) 24 (Group Phase) 16 (Knockout stage)
Champions  SG Flensburg-Handewitt (1st title)

The 2013–14 VELUX EHF Champions League was the 54th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament and the 21st edition under the current EHF Champions League format. HSV Hamburg was the defending champion. The VELUX EHF FINAL4 was played on 31 May–1 June at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.

Contents

SG Flensburg-Handewitt won the title for the first time after defeating THW Kiel 30–28 in the final.

Team allocation

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • TH: Title holders
  • CW: Cup winners
  • CR: Cup runners-up
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
  • Qualification tournaments

    Fourteen teams took part in the qualification tournaments. Twelve were drawn into three groups of four teams, where they played a semifinal and a final or third place match, while the remaining two teams played a two-legged playoff match. The winners of the qualification tournaments and of the play-off qualified for the group stage, while the eliminated teams were transferred to the 2013–14 EHF Cup. The draw took place on 27 June 2013, at 14:00 local time, in Vienna, Austria. Matches were played on 31 August and 1 September 2013.

    Qualification tournament 1

    This qualification tournament was hosted in Presov, Slovakia, at the home venue of Tatran Prešov.

    Qualification tournament 2

    This qualification tournament was hosted in Novi Sad, Serbia, at the home venue of Vojvodina.

    Qualification tournament 3

    This qualification tournament was hosted in Porto, Portugal, at the home venue of Porto.

    Playoff

    The winner qualified for the group stage and the losing team entered the 2013–14 EHF Cup second round.

    Wildcard qualification

    The winners qualified for the group stage and the losing teams entered the 2013–14 EHF Cup third round.

    Group Phase

    The draw for the group stage took place at the Gloriette in Vienna on 28 June 2013 at 20:15 local time. A total of 24 teams were drawn into four groups of six. Teams were divided into six pots, based on EHF coefficients. Clubs from the same pot or the same association could not be drawn into the same group, except the wild card tournament winner, which did not enjoy any protection.

    Last 16

    The draw was held on 25 February 2014 at 12:00 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 20–23 March, and the second legs on 29–31 March 2014.

    Quarter-finals

    The draw was held on 1 April 2014 at 12:15 in Vienna, Austria. The first legs were played on 19–21 April, and the second legs on 26–27 April 2014.

    Final four

    The draw was held on 29 April 2014.

    All-Star Team

  • Goalkeeper:  Niklas Landin (DEN)
  • Left wing:  Timur Dibirov (RUS)
  • Left back:  Momir Ilić (SRB)
  • Playmaker:  Mikkel Hansen (DEN)
  • Pivot:  Renato Sulić (CRO)
  • Right back:  Kiril Lazarov (MKD)
  • Right wing:  Luc Abalo  (FRA)
  • Other awards

  • Most Valuable Player of the Final-Four:  Aron Palmarsson (ISL)
  • Best Defence Player:  Timuzsin Schuch (HUN)
  • References

    2013–14 EHF Champions League Wikipedia


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