One debutant, 5 former champions and 16 games on the road to glory
1 debutant is among the 16 group maches participants: Czech champions Banik Most, winner of the qualification tournament.
3 nations (in contrast to five in the 2018/19 season) are represented by two teams each in the 2019/20 group ,atches: Hungary, France and romania.
11 nations represent the previous winners of the EHF champions league: denmark, Hungary (six titles each), Austria (four), Slovenia, Montenegro (two each), norway, FYR Macedonia, Spain, Croatia, Russia and Romania (one each).
13 clubs which were part of last season’s group matches, are back again: Podravka, Brest, Metz, Bietigheim, FTC, Györ, Bucuresti, Buducnost, Kristiansand, Bucuresti, Rostov, Krim and Sävehof. Esbjerg, Most and Lublin are “new arrivals” replacing Larvik, Kobenhavn and Odense.
16 matches will be played by the four teams which make it all the way to the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4.
24 multiple champions league winners are part of the 16 squads.
25 times, including the new season, Buducnost and Krim have been part of the ehf champions league.
96 matches are still to be played before the 2019/20 winner of the DELO WOMEN’S ehf champions league will be confirmed – 48 group matches, 36 main round matches, eight quarter-final matches and four matches at the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4 on 9/10 May 2020.
5,646 goals were scored in the 2018/19 season, compared to 5,441 in the 2017/18 season.
TEXT: Björn Pazen / cor