All you need to know about Veszprém - PSG Handball

After getting their Liqui Moly StarLigue campaign off to a winning start on Friday night against Istres (34-25), Paris Saint-Germain Handball now switch competitions, travelling to Hungary on Thursday afternoon to take on Veszprém in EHF Champions League Matchday 1 action.

Les Rouge et bleu arrive in Vespzrém
Leaving Wednesday morning from the French capital, the Parisians got settled at their hotel in Veszprém. They then had a game-eve training session ahead of the beginning of their European campaign on Thursday.

Advantage Paris
This will be the thirteenth EHF Champions League meeting between the two teams. The head-to-head record leans in favour of our team, who have won seven times for one draw and four defeats and who are currently on a six-game winning streak in the fixture. Their last clash was in December 2020, when our players won in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne to take third place in the Final4.

In 2016, they also ended Veszprém's incredible unbeaten home run, which had stretched to almost four years. Uwe Gensheimer scored the victorious goal.

Facing Rodrigo
Les Rouge et Bleu will be up against former Parisian goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales. Ferran Solé Sala's compatriot and fellow Spanish national team member played for three years in Paris, winning three French league titles, one Coupe de France and two Coupes de la Ligue.

Paris will also be facing a French international, Kentin Mahé. The 30-year-old utility was recently crowned Olympic Champion alongside our Parisians, Nedim Remili, Vincent Gérard, Luka Karabatic, Yann Genty and Nikola Karabatic.

A tough group
While their European adventure starts with a big-name opponent, the following matchdays will not necessarily be any easier for Raul Gonzalez's men. Group B is exceedingly tough, with the presence of several clubs who have gone all the way in the competition, such as Barcelona (defending champions), Flensburg and Kielce.

To follow the match
This match will be followed live on Eurosport Player. We will also offer a live-tweet of the match via our social networks! Throw-off is at 18:45.

(Credits: A. Gadoffre/TeamPics/PSG)