VELUX EHF CL 2015/2016 draw tonight - Barca and Kiel lead the pots | Handball Planet

VELUX EHF CL 2015/2016 draw tonight – Barca and Kiel lead the pots

The 27 teams directly seeded for the EHF Champions League 2015/2016 group phase and one qualifier will learn their fate in the new season as the draw both for the Groups A&B and Groups C&D is to be carried out at 20:00 hrs.

There are eight pots of two teams in the Groups A&B and six in the Groups C&D. The defending champions FC Barcelona Lassa will be drawn from the Pot 1 together with THW Kiel.

The teams will not be able to face opponents from the same country in the group what applies to sides from France, Germany, Poland and Hungary.

The only exception will be the 2014 winners SG Flensburg-Handewitt, who will play against one of the two bundesliga rivals in the group – either Kiel or Rhein-Neckar Löwen.

The group phase will commence with the first round matches on 16-20 September 2015, the last round in A and B is scheduled for 2-6 March 2016.

Seeding for the group phase draw:

Group A + B  

Pot 1FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)THW Kiel (GER)
Pot 2MKB-MVM Veszprém (HUN)KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)
Pot 3Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)HC Vardar (MKD)
Pot 4KIF Kolding Kobenhavn (DEN)Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)
Pot 5MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)
Pot 6HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)
Pot 7IFK Kristianstad (SWE)Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu (TUR)
Pot 8Montpellier HB (FRA)SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)

Group C+D  

Pot 1Naturhouse La Rioja (ESP)HC Metalurg (MKD)
Pot 2HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)Skjern Handbold (DEN)
Pot 3Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)
Pot 4Futebol Clube do PortoKadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)
Pot 5HCM Baia Mare (ROU)Vojvodina (SRB)
Pot 6Tatran Presov (SVK)Qualifer
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