If they advance in the first period, the Parisians lose in the C1 semi-finals.
Paris Saint-Germain handball club, for its fifth participation in six years in the fourth final of the European Champions League, was surprised by the Danish club Aalborg (35-33) in the semi-final, on Saturday in Cologne, and lost a new opportunity to raise its title. cup for the first time. Aalborg made it to the final in his first round of four and will find FC Barcelona on Sunday, in search of the tenth cup, or Nantes, against that early in the evening in the other semi-final (6:00 pm). .
Five goals in the first half
It’s a big disappointment for PSG, but he took first place in the semi-finals. But the French champion slipped in defense, in the second half, and made mistakes that cost him dearly. However, PSG led the first half from start to finish and took up to five lengths ahead after returning from the locker room (21-16). But the future Paris Saint-Germain club, Mikel Hansen, never gave up, which put crazy pressure on the Parisians, who failed to master the Danish fast game.
While he was still leading by two goals (24-22) with a quarter of an hour left, the Parisians charged the blow in defense and Aalborg found the resources to pass it for the first time in front. The weight of the Scandinavian club’s attacking class. Swedish winger Felix Klar, already composed of 5/6 shots in the first period, caused damage, as did left-back Henrik Mullgaard (4 goals), a former Parisian player. Full-back Nikolai Christensen also played a lot of weight, especially in the second half, hurting the Parisian defense in which goalkeeper Vincent Gerard was not decisive.
Since its inception in 2010, Final Four has been marked by surprises. Thus, Aalborg, in turn, entered his name in the list of strangers who dropped big cars. Much to the dismay of Paris Saint-Germain, who will have to wait at least another year to lift the European Cup.