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FACTS AND FIGURES: collected the most important and interesting statistics of the Women’s EHF Champions League Main Round

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Larvik, Buducnost and Kudlacz top the rankings

After 36 matches, the main round of the Women’s EHF Champions League came to an end on Sunday.

The eight participants of the competition’s first quarter-finals are confirmed and we can now look upon the most important statistics, facts and figures of this phase, in which the overall ranking also includes 24 group matches between qualified teams.

Buducnost and Larvik HK lead the points ranking after winning all respective main round matches, defending champions Györ were beaten twice by Larvik, while Baia Mare and Thüringer made remarkable turnarounds by taking eight points after starting the round without a win.

1 team, Larvik, have won all their matches so far this season.

1 team, Krim, did not score a single point in the main round.

1 team, Baia Mare, arrived in the main round with zero points on their account, but made it to the quarter-finals by winning four of six main round matches.

1 main round match (Dinamo vs Thüringer HC) ended with a draw (three in all relevant 60 matches).

2 defeats in the same stage of the competition occurred to Györ for the last time in the group matches of the 2011/12 season (against Randers and Hypo). Two defeats against the same opponent, as suffered in the main round against Larvik, happened to Györ for the last time in the 2006/07 semi-finals against Slagelse (25:31, 22:30).

4 former Women’s EHF Champions League winners are still in the competition, representing seven titles: Viborg (2006, 2009, 2010), Györ (2013, 2014), Larvik (2011) and Buducnost (2012). This means that all winners of the past six seasons are among the eight quarter-finalists.

5 teams, which had been among the top eight (main round) of the previous season, are still in competition. They are Women’s EHF FINAL4 participants Györ, Buducnost and Vardar plus Larvik and Thüringer HC. Dinamo, Viborg and Baia Mare were not among the eight in 2013/14, Midtjylland, Sävehof and Krim are out.

5 of the 36 main round matches ended with the smallest possible margin of one goal – one match in Group 1 and four in Group 2.

8 nations are represented by the eight quarter-finalists: Norway, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, Montenegro, Russia, Germany and FYR Macedonia. Compared to last season, Russia and Romania have replaced Slovenia and Sweden among the top eight teams.

8 of 36 matches ended with 60 or more goals, five of them in Group 1, only three in Group 2.

9 straight times Györ managed to be among the eight best teams of the competition, while it is the sixth straight time for Larvik.

12 points in six matches (the optimum) were reached by the two group winners Larvik and Buducnost in the main round.

13 matches in the main round were attended by 3,000 or more spectators.

17 main round matches ended with a win for the away team (27 in all 60 relevant matches).

18 of the 36 main round matches ended with a win of the home team (30 in all 60 relevant matches).

19 goals was the biggest winning margin in those 36 main round matches, when Buducnost beat Krim 39:20.

20 points in ten relevant matches was the top result, managed by Larvik, the only team which won all 12 matches. Buducnost (one group match draw against Vardar) are unbeaten as well with 19 points in those ten relevant matches and 23 points in total.

40 was the lowest number of goals in a single main round match, when Larvik beat Györ 21:19.

76 goals were scored in the match Krim vs Vardar (29:47) which was the highest scoring.

+77 is the impressive goal difference of Buducnost after the ten relevant matches.

87 goals were scored in the duels of Larvik vs Sävehof (25:20, 25:17) and was the lowest aggregate score between two teams.

147 goals were scored in the two duels of Krim vs Vardar (30:41, 29:47) and was the highest aggregate score.

193 goals were conceded by Buducnos, the best defensive record.

282 goals were scored by Györ in all relevant ten matches to have the best attacking record.

4,807 spectators was the average attendance of the three main round matches in Metz to top the ranking.

5,098 spectators was the highest attendance at a main round match, when Metz hosted Viborg.

The top lists:

Top teams – points overall in ten relevant matches:
20: Larvik
19: Buducnost
16: Györ
11: Dinamo, Vardar, Thüringer HC
8: Baia Mare

Top teams – points only in main round matches:
12: Larvik, Buducnost
9: Thüringer HC
8: Vardar, Györ, Baia Mare

Best defence (all 60 matches involved):
193 conceded goals: Buducnost
216 conceded goals: Larvik
224 conceded goals: Györ
251 conceded goals: Thüringer HC
253 conceded goals: Metz

Best attack (all 60 matches involved):
282 goals: Györ
277 goals: Vardar
270 goals: Buducnost
267 goals: Dinamo
263 goals: Larvik

Best goal difference (all 60 matches involved):
+77 goals: Buducnost
+58 goals: Györ
+47 goals: Larvik
+23 goals: Vardar

Top scorers:
89 goals: Karolina Kudlacz (Leipzig)
82 goals: Cristina Neagu (Buducnost)
76 goals: Anna Kochetova (Dinamo)
76 goals: Andrea Penezic (Vardar)
74 goals: Ida Oden (Sävehof)

Top scorers still in competition:
82 goals: Cristina Neagu (Buducnost)
76 goals: Anna Kochetova (Dinamo)
76 goals: Andrea Penezic (Vardar)
72 goals: Nadja Nadgornaja (Thüringer HC)
64 goals: Nora Mörk (Larvik) 

Highest number of goals in the main round:
76 goals: Krim vs Vardar (29:47)
71 goals: Vardar vs Krim 41:30
63 goals: Thüringer HC vs Dinamo 33:30
61 goals: Viborg vs Baia Mare (30:31)
60 goals: Dinamo vs Thüringer HC (30:30)

Highest number of goals in the group matches:
66 goals: Krim – Leipzig 31:35
64 goals: Leipzig – Hypo 42:22
63 goals: Viborg – Sävehof 38:25

Lowest number of goals in the main round:
40 goals: Larvik vs Györ (21:19)
42 goals: Larvik vs Sävehof (25:17)
43 goals: Krim vs Buducnost (20:23)
44 goals: Buducnost vs Dinamo (26:18)
44 goals: Baia Mare vs Györ (18:26)
44 goals: Sävehof vs Metz (21:23)

Lowest number of goals in the group matches:
37 goals: Buducnost – Thüringer HC 23:14
40 goals: Buducnost – Vardar 23:17
41 goals: Thüringer HC – Vardar 21:20 

Biggest winning margins in the main round:
+19 goals: Buducnost vs Krim (39:20)
+18 goals: Krim vs Vardar (29:47)
+13 goals: Leipzig vs Buducnost (19:32)
+13 goals: Larvik vs Viborg (31:18)
+12 goals: Thüringer HC vs Krim (33:21)

Biggest winning margins in the group matches:
+20 goals: Leipzig – Hypo 42:22
+17 goals: Sävehof – Györ 21:38
+13 goals: Thüringer HC – Podravka 33:20
+13 goals: Viborg – Sävehof 38:25


Highest attendances in the main round matches:
5089: Metz vs Viborg
5071: Metz vs Györ
5000: Buducnost vs Leipzig
5000: Györ vs Baia Mare
4500: Buducnost vs Dinamo
4500: Györ vs Larvik

Highest attendances in the group matches:
5200: Györ – Sävehof
5000: Vardar – Buducnost
5000: Buducnost – Vardar

TEXT: Björn Pazen / cor