1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup

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The 1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup was the twelfth installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at Palau dels Esports, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on April 24, 1969, and it was won by CSKA Moscow, who defeated Real Madrid 103–99.

Competition system

  • 25 teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The eight teams qualified for 1/4 Finals were divided into two groups of four. Every team played against the other three in its group in consecutive home-and-away matches, so that every two of these games counted as a single win or defeat (point difference being a decisive factor there). In case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria were used to decide the final standings: 1) one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average; 3) individual wins and defeats.
  • The group winners and runners-up of the 1/4 Finals round qualified for 1/2 Finals. The final was played at a predetermined venue.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Edinburgh Hornets Scotland 123–194 France ASVEL 76–81 47–113
Alvik Sweden 122–149 West Germany Gießen 46ers 60–61 62–88
Aldershot Warriors England 103–238 Spain Real Madrid 59–103 44–135
Tapion Honka Finland 158–180 Belgium Standard Liège 76–81 82–99
Black Star Mersch Luxembourg 104–221 Italy Oransoda Cantù 51–97 53–124
Flamingo's Haarlem Netherlands 113–170 East Germany Vorwärts Leipzig 70–75 43–95
Engelmann Wien Austria 145–160 Romania Dinamo București 88–75 57–85
İTÜ Turkey 147–139 Poland Wisła Kraków 91–70 56–69
Lourenço Marques Portugal 161–207 Greece AEK 77–89 84–118

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASVEL France 141–142 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 74–54 67–88
Gießen 46ers West Germany 152–199 Spain Real Madrid 81–97 71–102
Honvéd Hungary 146–163 Belgium Standard Liège 70–55 76–108
Partizani Tirana Albania 136–163 Italy Oransoda Cantù 73–73 63–90
Vorwärts Leipzig East Germany 126–141 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 54–66 72–75
Dinamo București Romania 169–181 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 100–85 69–96
İTÜ Turkey 142–151 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 83–79 59–72
AEK Greece 127–134 Bulgaria Academic 73–58 54–76

Quarterfinals group stage

The quarterfinals were played with a round-robin system, in which every Two Game series (TGS) constituted as one game for the record.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Semifinals

Group A

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 3 6 3 0 488 460 +28
2. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 3 5 2 1 471 416 +55
3. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 3 4 1 2 465 465 0
4. Bulgaria Academic 3 3 0 3 455 538 -83

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 3 6 3 0 502 457 +45
2. Belgium Standard Liège 3 5 2 1 488 508 -20
3. Italy Oransoda Cantù 3 4 1 2 426 407 +19
4. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 3 0 3 403 447 -44

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 193–135 Belgium Standard Liège 84–46 109–89
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 184–158 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 101–66 83–92

Final

April 24, Palau dels Esports de Barcelona, Barcelona

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 103–99 Spain Real Madrid
1968–69 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
3rd Title

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

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