1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup

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The 1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup was the thirteenth installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Sportska Dvorana Skenderija, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, on April 4, 1970. It was won by Ignis Varese, who defeated CSKA Moscow, by a result of 79–74.

Competition system

  • 24 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 standing: 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 Final 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
Partizani Tirana Albania 141–165 Romania Dinamo București 65–70 76–95
Boroughmuir Scotland 204–267 Belgium Racing Bell Mechelen 84–123 120–144
Union Radès Transport Tunisia 0–4* France ASVEL 0–2 0–2
Sporting Portugal 108–226 Spain Real Madrid 52–98 56–128
Osnabrück West Germany 133–180 Hungary Honvéd 74–88 59–92
Sparta Bertrange Luxembourg 176–241 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda 92–112 84–129
Engelmann Wien Austria 149–144 Turkey Galatasaray 100–74 49–70
Punch Delft Netherlands 158–159 Poland Legia Warsaw 74–80 84–79
Helsingborg Sweden 138–142 Finland Tapion Honka 73–67 65–75

*Union Radès Transport withdrew before the first leg and ASVEL received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo București Romania 146–182 Belgium Racing Bell Mechelen 73–95 73–87
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 131–155 France ASVEL 70–69 61–86
Real Madrid Spain 163–161 Hungary Honvéd 95–76 68–85
Tapion Honka Finland 114–187 Italy Ignis Varese 59–88 55–99
Crvena zvezda Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 166–149 Greece Panathinaikos 91–66 75–83
Slavia VŠ Praha Czechoslovakia 199–147 Austria Engelmann Wien 106–68 93–79
Legia Warsaw Poland 157–159 Bulgaria Academic 91–80 66–79
Automatically qualified to the group stage

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 5 2 1 516 501 +15
2. Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 3 5 2 1 457 457 0
3. Belgium Racing Bell Mechelen 3 4 1 2 446 440 +6
4. Bulgaria Academic 3 4 1 2 452 473 -21

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 3 6 3 0 540 472 +68
2. Italy Ignis Varese 3 5 2 1 485 420 +65
3. France ASVEL 3 4 1 2 448 529 -81
4. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda 3 3 0 3 462 514 -52

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 159–198 Italy Ignis Varese 86–90 73–108
Slavia VŠ Praha Czechoslovakia 154–220 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 79–107 75–113

Final

April 9, Sportska Dvorana Skenderija, Sarajevo

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ignis Varese Italy 79–74 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow


1969–70 FIBA European Champions Cup
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Italy
Ignis Varese
1st Title


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FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

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