1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup

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  Runners-upItaly Ignis Varese
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 14th installment of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Arena Deurne, in Antwerp, Belgium, on April 8, 1971. It was won by CSKA Moscow, who defeated Ignis Varese, by a result of 67–53.

Competition system

  • 27 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 the Quarterfinals 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: 1) one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average; 3) individual wins and defeats.
  • The group winners and the runners-up of the Quarterfinal Group Stage qualified for the Semifinals. The final was played at a predetermined venue.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Etzella Luxembourg 131–177 West Germany TuS 04 Leverkusen 72–99 59–78
Jeunesse Sportivo Alep Syria 137–201 Bulgaria Academic 69–89 68–112
Dinamo București Romania 195–157 Austria Union Firestone Ehgartner 115–56 80–101
İTÜ Turkey -* Albania Partizani Tirana
Virum Denmark 105–259 Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 63–113 42–146
Alvik Sweden 132–217 Spain Real Madrid 80–99 52–118
Tapion Honka Finland 127–144 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 66–66 61–78
Fiat Stars Netherlands 0–4** Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 0–2 0–2
ÍR Iceland 0–4** France Olympique Antibes 0–2 0–2
FUS Morocco 124–179 Greece AEK 80–84 44–95
Benfica Portugal 133–230 Hungary Honvéd 67–112 66–118

*FIBA cancelled this match and declared İTÜ winner as Partizani Tirana refused to play in Turkey due to an outbreak of cholera in this country.

**Fiat Stars and ÍR withdrew before the first leg, so AŠK Olimpija and Olympique Antibes received a forfeit (2–0) in both their games.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ignis Varese Italy 162–119 West Germany TuS 04 Leverkusen 90–50 72–69
Standard Liège Belgium 169–160 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 107–86 62–74
Academic Bulgaria 176–146 Romania Dinamo București 82–56 94–90
İTÜ Turkey 154–169 Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 77–66 77–103
Al-Zamalek United Arab Republic 127–174 Spain Real Madrid 73–87 54–87
Śląsk Wrocław Poland 154–163 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 60–74 94–89
Olympique Antibes France 158–152 Greece AEK 70–58 88–94
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 195–139 Hungary Honvéd 102–72 93–67

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. Italy Ignis Varese 3 6 3 0 515 426 +89
2. Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 3 5 2 1 506 508 -2
3. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 3 4 1 2 451 470 -19
4. France Olympique Antibes 3 3 0 3 461 529 -68

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 3 6 3 0 512 417 +95
2. Spain Real Madrid 3 5 2 1 474 433 +41
3. Bulgaria Academic 3 4 1 2 509 495 +14
4. Belgium Standard Liège 3 3 0 3 442 592 -150

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ignis Varese Italy 148–133 Spain Real Madrid 82–59 66–74
Slavia VŠ Praha Czechoslovakia 150–162 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 83–68 67–94

Final

April 8, Arena Deurne, Antwerp

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 67–53 Italy Ignis Varese


1970–71 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
4th Title

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

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