Except for a big glitch, and for the first time in two years, PSG should qualify directly for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Remember the rules of the game: the 16 teams in the tournament are divided into two pools of eight. The first two of each group will go directly to the quarter-finals, the next four will have to go through tricky eighths. After 7 games of this long, too long group stage, PSG are second in group A (12 points) just behind the Hungarians of Veszprem (13) who are still undefeated. More importantly, Paris is at least three points ahead of the rest of the pack (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, at least a valuable joker. Avoiding the round of 16 is not anecdotal. In a calendar filled to the ghoul, avoiding two games against Kiel, Aalborg, Szeged or even Nantes, potential opponents at this time in 8th is not a bad idea.
This joker, still it is necessary not to use it, not immediately in any case. A week after a first round at Coubertin (41-36), PSG finds this November 30 (8:45 p.m., live on Eurosport) the Danish champions Gudme. 8 days ago, the match had not been easy. Before taking the break in the last quarter of an hour, Paris had struggled. It took a perfect match from goalkeeper Jannick Green to get the Parisians out of a bad situation: “Jannick showed us how essential the position of good goalkeeper is in handball, savored the Parisian coach. We also managed, to win, our best 30 minutes of the season in the second half. »
PSG had succeeded in Luka Karabatic or Elohim Prandi who remain very uncertain for the trip to the country of the world champions: “It was a difficult match against GOG (read Gudme) which is an incredible team. They played with a lot of speed, it wasn’t easy, but we played very well” reacted the Danish goalkeeper and hero of the evening. On this Wednesday of the Football World Cup, PSG does not expect anything easy. In front of their 4,000 spectators, the Danes made Magdeburg doubt (33-32) and came close to a victory over Veszprem (30-31). They have to defend a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League. In the Champions League, even if the poster is not sparkling, there is never anything easy.