Barring a big hiccup, and for the first time in two years, PSG are set to directly reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Remember the rules of the game: the 16 teams in the tournament are divided into two groups of eight. The first two from each group will go directly to the quarterfinals, the next four will have to go through tricky eights. After 7 games in this long, too long group stage, PSG are second in Group A (12 points) just behind the Hungarians from Veszprem (13), who are still undefeated. More importantly, Paris is at least three points ahead of the rest (Magdeburg 9; Bucharest, Gudme 7).
To catch up with the Patrol, Raul Gonzalez’s team will have to lose two games in the next seven. This leaves room for at least a valuable wild. Avoiding round 16 is not anecdotal. With a calendar packed to hell, avoiding two games against Kiel, Aalborg, Szeged or even Nantes, potential opponents at this time in 8th place, is not a bad idea.
This joker, it still should not be used, not immediately in any case. A week after the first round in Coubertin (41-36), PSG finds Danish champion Gudme on November 30 (20:45, live on Eurosport). 8 days ago the match was not easy. Before the break in the last quarter of an hour, Paris struggled. It took a perfect match from goalkeeper Yannick Green to get the Parisians out of a bad situation: “Yannik showed us how important the position of a good goalkeeper in handball is,” the Parisian coach savored. We also managed to win our best 30 minutes of the season in the second half. »
PSG have done well with Luka Karabatic or Elohim Prandi, who are still unsure about their trip to the country of world champions: “It was a difficult match against GOG (read Gudme), an incredible team. They played very fast, it was not easy, but we played very well,” the Danish goalkeeper and hero of the evening reacted. PSG is not expecting anything easy this Wednesday of the World Cup. In front of 4,000 spectators, the Danes made Magdeburg doubt (33-32) and came close to beating Veszprem (30-31). They will have to defend a place in the playoffs of the Champions League. In the Champions League, even if the poster does not shine, nothing is easy.
Source: Le Parisien
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