«sep 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«oct 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«nov 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
«dec 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
«jan 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«feb 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627281234
567891011
«mar 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627281234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«apr 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«may 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«jun 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«jul 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«aug 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaFYR MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

27.03.2014, 16:05
Seven points minimum to clinch quarter-final berth
«Go back »Print Version


NEWS REPORT: One second ranked team will draw the short straw after the last round of the EHF Cup Group Phase

» »2013-14 Men's EHF Cup
»Group Phase
»
 

Seven points minimum to clinch quarter-final berth

While Füchse Berlin and Montpellier Agglomeration HB have already secured their survival in the EHF Cup even after the end of the group phase, seven more teams are still involved in the race for five remaining quarter-final tickets.

After Füchse as the hosts of the EHF Cup Finals clinched their place directly at the final tournament, there will be only three quarter-finals played and before the last round it is clear that seven points will be minimum amount to reach the next stage. But in some situations even eight points might not be enough …

Change compared to last season

Compared to the regulations of the last season, when only the matches against the group winners and third ranked teams were counted in the standings of the second placed teams, this time all group matches of the second teams will be considered in the ranking.

The worst side will draw the shortest straw and will not make it to the quarter-finals.

Should two or more teams in this ranking have the same number of points, the next criteria will be the goal difference followed by the higher number of scored goals.

There are still too many ifs and thens and numerous combinations of how last results in the group phase will pan out, but let us have a quick look at the current situation.

Overview of all possible second place finishers:

Group Team Points
(current)

Points

(maximum)

Goal

difference

Goals

scored

A Lugi 7 9 +7 144
A Csurgo 6 8 +4 137
A Leon 4 6 +4 141
B Montpellier 10 12 +40 156
B Sporting 8 10 +35 164
C Nantes 8 10 +23 147
C Szeged 8 10 +4 145
D Constanta 6 8 +9 144
D Chambery 6 8 +8 137

Legend:

red - team is already out of the quarter-final race

blue - team has already qualified for quarter-finals


Group A: Leon already out

Thanks to the home victory over Lugi combined with a Csurgo’s loss at Hannover in the last round Ademar Leon can still finish second in Group A, but their possible 6 points would not be enough for a top three finish in the second placed teams standing as no other second team can finish with fewer than seven points. Both Lugi and Csurgo can become either group winners or rank second.

Group B: Sporting’s berth all but clear

The Portuguese side can lose their quarter-final place only if they suffer a heavy defeat at Montpellier as they have eight points and a massive +35 goal difference. Montpellier can still finish second, but one other second ranked team can gain 10 points.

Group C: Both Nantes and Szeged almost through

For both teams from the upper half of Group C the situation is very optimistic. Szeged are heavy favourites in their last home match against Kristianstad and a win would give them 10 points, thus a quarter-final place. Nantes are in a comfortable position too and even if they lose at Presov by a few goals as they have eight points and +23 goals difference.

Group D: Constanta vs Chambery showdown

Both rivals are virtually in a must-win situation as a draw will very probably prove as no good for their qualification math as they currently stand at only six points. If they really tie, it will depend on the final score as their reverse fixture ended up in a 29:29 draw and away goals will decide. In that case Chambery have to score 30 or more in order to leapfrog their adversaries. Another 29:29 draw would confirm Constanta at the second place as they have a better goal difference at all matches, what would be the next factor.

Further information

Find the last round schedule of matches here


TEXT: EHF / br
 
Share
CONTACT FORM