2015–16 EHF Challenge Cup

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EHF Challenge Cup
2015–16
Tournament information
Sport Handball
Dates11 October 201521 May 2016
Teams42
Final positions
Champions Flag of Portugal.svg ABC/UMinho
Runner-up Flag of Portugal.svg S.L. Benfica
  2014–15
2016–17  

The 2015–16 EHF Challenge Cup is the ongoing 19th edition of the European Handball Federation's third-tier competition for men's handball clubs, running from 11 October 2015 to 22 May 2015.

Contents

Overview

Team allocation

Round 3
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg KV Sasja HC Flag of Estonia.svg HC Kehra Flag of Moldova.svg HC Olimpus-85 USEFS Flag of Russia.svg St. Petersburg HC
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg RK Čelik Flag of Greece.svg A.E.K. Athens Flag of North Macedonia.svg HC Prolet 62 Flag of Serbia.svg Metaloplastika Šabac
Flag of Bulgaria.svg HC Dobrudja Flag of Israel.svg Ramat Hashron "vitania" HC Flag of the Netherlands.svg HV FIQAS/Aalsmeer Flag of Switzerland.svg Wacker Thun
Flag of Cyprus.svg A.S.S. Spes Flag of Italy.svg Pallamano Pressano Flag of Norway.svg FyllingenBergen Flag of Turkey.svg BB Ankaraspor
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dukla Prague Flag of Kosovo.svg KH Prishtina Flag of Portugal.svg S.L. Benfica
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London GD Handball Club Flag of Luxembourg.svg Handball Esch Flag of Romania.svg Odorheiu Secuiesc (TH)
Round 2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg HC Visé BM Flag of Estonia.svg Viljandi HC Flag of Israel.svg Hapoel Ramat Gan Flag of Portugal.svg ABC/UMinho
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg HC Vogošća Poljine Hills Flag of Georgia.svg HC Samtredia Flag of Kosovo.svg KH Kastrioti Flag of Russia.svg SKIF Krasnodar
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Lokomotiv Varna Flag of Greece.svg A.C. Filippos Verias Flag of Kosovo.svg KH Kosova Flag of Serbia.svg Radnički Kragujevac
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Leeds Hornets HC 2011 Flag of Greece.svg AO Poseidon Loutrakiou Flag of Luxembourg.svg HC Berchem Flag of Slovakia.svg MSK Povazska Bystrica
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ruislip Eagles Flag of Iceland.svg ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar Flag of the Netherlands.svg JMS Hurry-Up Flag of Turkey.svg Bursa Nilüfer BK

Round and draw dates

All draws held at the European Handball Federation headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

RoundDraw dateFirst legSecond leg
Round 221 July 201510–11 October 201517–18 October 2015
Round 321 July 201521–22 November 201528–29 November 2015
Last 163 December 201513–14 February 201620–21 February 2016
Quarter Final23 February 201619–20 March 201626–27 March 2016
Semi Finals23–24 April 201630 April–1 May 2016
Finals14–15 May 201621–22 May 2016

Round 2

Teams listed first played the first leg at home. Some teams agreed to play both matches in the same venue. Bolded teams qualified into round 3.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
MSK Povazska Bystrica Flag of Slovakia.svg 51–51 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg HC Vogošća Poljine Hills 29–2922–22
Ruislip Eagles Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 37–97 Flag of Portugal.svg ABC/UMinho 18–5119–46
JMS Hurry-Up Flag of the Netherlands.svg 59–59 Flag of Luxembourg.svg HC Berchem 32–3027–29
SKIF Krasnodar Flag of Russia.svg 60–61 Flag of Greece.svg A.C. Filippos Verias 29–3531–26
Leeds Hornets HC 2011 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 47–93 Flag of Turkey.svg Bursa Nilüfer BK 24–4323–50
HC Samtredia Flag of Georgia.svg 0–20 Flag of Kosovo.svg KH Kosova 0–100–10
KH Kastrioti Flag of Kosovo.svg 53–65 Flag of Serbia.svg Radnički Kragujevac 27–3326–32
Hapoel Ramat Gan Flag of Israel.svg 43–56 Flag of Iceland.svg ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 21–2522–31
AO Poseidon Loutrakiou Flag of Greece.svg 49–47 Flag of Estonia.svg Viljandi HC 26–2323–24
Lokomotiv Varna Flag of Bulgaria.svg 48–71 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg HC Visé BM 28–3620–35

Round 3

Teams listed first played the first leg at home. Some teams agreed to play both matches in the same venue. Bolded teams qualified into last 16.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Radnički Kragujevac Flag of Serbia.svg 66–39 Flag of Bulgaria.svg HC Dobrudja 37 – 2229 – 17
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar Flag of Iceland.svg 52–62 Flag of Portugal.svg S.L. Benfica 26 – 2826 – 34
KH Kosova Flag of Kosovo.svg 50–72 Flag of Turkey.svg BB Ankaraspor 28 – 3722 – 35
Metaloplastika Šabac Flag of Serbia.svg 51–53 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg HC Visé BM 29 – 2522 – 28
HC Prolet 62 Flag of North Macedonia.svg 42–51 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg KV Sasja HC 20 – 2422 – 27
Dukla Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 58–35 Flag of Cyprus.svg A.S.S. Spes 32 – 1526 – 20
Handball Esch Flag of Luxembourg.svg 77–57 Flag of Moldova.svg HC Olimpus-85 USEFS 37 – 3040 – 27
AO Poseidon Loutrakiou Flag of Greece.svg 48–48 Flag of Italy.svg Pallamano Pressano 25 – 2123 – 27
HV FIQAS/Aalsmeer Flag of the Netherlands.svg 55–54 Flag of Israel.svg Ramat Hashron "vitania" HC 22 – 2233 – 32
A.E.K. Athens Flag of Greece.svg 56–68 Flag of Greece.svg A.C. Filippos Verias 34 – 3622 – 32
HC Berchem Flag of Luxembourg.svg 55–58 Flag of Norway.svg FyllingenBergen 32 – 2823 – 30
HC Vogošća Poljine Hills Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg 47–50 Flag of Russia.svg St. Petersburg HC 25 – 2422 – 26
Wacker Thun Flag of Switzerland.svg 79–49 Flag of Turkey.svg Bursa Nilüfer BK 47 – 1632 – 33
London GD Handball Club Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 42–80 Flag of Estonia.svg HC Kehra 16 – 3726 – 43
Odorheiu Secuiesc Flag of Romania.svg 46–50 Flag of Portugal.svg ABC/UMinho 24 – 2522 – 25
KH Prishtina Flag of Kosovo.svg 50–51 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg RK Čelik 29 – 2821 – 23

Last 16

Teams listed first played the first leg at home. Some teams agreed to play both matches in the same venue. Bolded teams qualified into quarter-finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Handball Esch Flag of Luxembourg.svg 48–55 Flag of the Netherlands.svg HV FIQAS/Aalsmeer 26–3022–25
AO Poseidon Loutrakiou Flag of Greece.svg 45–46 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg KV Sasja HC 23–2422–22
ABC/UMinho Flag of Portugal.svg 85–43 Flag of Estonia.svg HC Kehra 40–2945–14
RK Čelik Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg 55–83 Flag of Switzerland.svg Wacker Thun 27–4228–41
St. Petersburg HC Flag of Russia.svg 61–49 Flag of Turkey.svg BB Ankaraspor 30–2631–23
S.L. Benfica Flag of Portugal.svg 57–40 Flag of Greece.svg A.C. Filippos Verias 34–1423–26
FyllingenBergen Flag of Norway.svg 68–47 Flag of Serbia.svg Radnički Kragujevac 35–2833–19
Dukla Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 68–60 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg HC Visé BM 38–2730–33

Quarterfinals

The first legs were played on 19 and 20 March and the second legs were played on 26 and 27 March 2016. Teams listed first played the first leg at home. Bolded teams qualified into semifinals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
S.L. Benfica Flag of Portugal.svg 49–47 Flag of Russia.svg St. Petersburg HC 24–2025–27
FyllingenBergen Flag of Norway.svg 55–48 Flag of the Netherlands.svg HV FIQAS/Aalsmeer 31–2024–28
ABC/UMinho Flag of Portugal.svg 64–57 Flag of Switzerland.svg Wacker Thun 30–2334–34
KV Sasja HC Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 50–56 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dukla Prague 27–2723–29

Semifinals

The first legs were played on 23 and 24 April and the second legs were played on 30 April and 1 May 2016. Teams listed first played the first leg at home. Bolded teams qualified into finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
S.L. Benfica Flag of Portugal.svg 64–49 Flag of Norway.svg FyllingenBergen 35–2229–27
ABC/UMinho Flag of Portugal.svg 67–62 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dukla Prague 34–3332–29

Final

The first leg was played on 14 May 2016 and the second Leg was played on 21 May 2016. Team listed first played the first leg at home.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
S.L. Benfica Flag of Portugal.svg 51–53 Flag of Portugal.svg ABC/UMinho 22–2829–25

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