All you need to know about PSG Handball - Dinamo Bucharest

Europe action is returning to Coubertin! On Thursday evening, Paris Saint-Germain Handball EHF Champions League Matchday 2 action against Group B rivals Dinamo Bucharest.

Delicate start for Paris
The capital club didn't get off to the best star tin their European campaign in the best way. Despite leading for most of the match in an intimidating atmosphere away to Veszprém, they ended up losing in the final moments of the match (34-31).

Great performance from Bucharest
For their part, Dinamo Bucharest managed a very good performance. The Romanians, who are pretty much the underdogs of the group, played host Kielce and caused an upset by toppling their would-be bugbears (32-29).

Nantes at 100%
Raul Nantes was the driving force behind his team's success against Kielce, turning in a near-flawless performance. Indeed, he managed to score eleven times from his eleven attempts! A very strong showing that earned him a place in the Best 7 for Matchday 1. The 31-year-old Brazilian left -back has already scored a lot on the European scene, as shown by his 35 goals in 2012-2013 with Spanish side Ademar Leon or his 52 goals the following season in the EHF Cup with Helvetia Anaitasuna.

Paris take on an Expert
The Stade Pierre de Coubertin will see a familiar face again: that of Cédric Sorhaindo. The four-time World Champion with Les Bleus (alongside Nikola Karabatic, among others) played for five years in the capital, where he notably won a Coupe de France in 2007. After a long career at Barcelona, with three Champions League titles, the 37-year-old pivot moved to Romania over the summer (the Spanish coach, Xavi Pascual, did exactly the same).

An historic club
Dinamo's record in the Romanian league - 17 titles - is not quite as good as that of their rivals Steaua, who have 28 titles to their name, but they have won the last five (between 2016 and 2021, with the 2020 title not awarded). And they also have a Champions League trophy in their cabinet! It was back in 1965, in Lyon, against Medvescak Zagreb with a score of 13-11. Thursday's match will be the first official clash between Paris Saint-Germain Handball and Dinamo Bucharest.

To follow the match (kick-off at 20:45):
- From the Coubertin stands: by buying your tickets on our official website
- Television: Eurosport Player
- Our social networks, via our live-tweet.

(Credits: A. Gadoffre/TeamPics/PSG)