A fine match to wrap it up
On Sunday afternoon, Paris Saint-Germain Handball closed out their tour of northern Europe with a third match in five days. After facing Kiel (30-34), then Aarhus (24-35), the capital club took on Holstebro.
Les Rouge et Bleu looked in fine fettle early on, with Nedim Remili scoring (2': 1-2) and setting another up for Kamil Syprzak (5': 4-5). The capital club therefore got off to a good start and, apart from a brief moment of hesitation (9': 8-6), perfectly mastered their first half. This was reflected in Rodrigo Corrales' saves (15': 9-12), but also in Sander Sagosen's offensive success (19': 8-13). The Norwegian international and Nedim, who were already doing very well on Friday in Aarhus, continued their momentum and ran another Danish defence ragged (26': 12-20). Raul Gonzalez's men returned to the dressing room a deserved ten steps ahead after a final goal from Gudjon Sigurdsson.
In the second half, the visitors started to tire just as the locals found their second wind and set about clawing their way back into the match (37': 19-25). Our players began to have struggle against a valiant team who made the most of any slip ups in attack or defence to get back into the game (48': 26-29). In the final minutes, the Danes were very close to drawing level (53': 27-29), but several strong saves from Vincent Gérard kept them at arm's length. At the other end of the court, fate smiled on Kamil (56': 27-31) and Édouard Kempf (58': 28-33). Paris avoided the trap (28-34) and ended their pre-season preparations in Mikkel Hansen and Henrik Toft Hansen's homeland with a second win in three matches.
(Credits: J. Azouze/PSG)