Goals galore bring victory at Coubertin

Match reports

On Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain Handball continued their unbeaten run in the league with a comprehensive 46-31 win over Saran. Here's a look back at the match!

Paris Saint-Germain returned to the Stade Pierre de Coubertin on Sunday to host Saran in Liqui Moly Starligue Round 7. Following their 25-34 win at Chartres last week, Les Rouge et Bleu had a clear objective: to continue their unbeaten run in the league. To do that, they had to avoid the trap; the visitors were looking to bounce back after a complicated start to the season marked by five defeats in six games.

From the outset, Les Rouge et Bleu showed their technical superiority to try to break their opponents' spirit (4th: 2-0). But, as the quarter hour-mark approached, Raul Gonzalez's men were being pushed around, and they had to bring their character to bear in order to stay ahead on the scoreboard (14': 8-7).

Despite being frustrated by an excellent Yann Genty (five saves), our players were able to count on David Balaguer, who came off the bench to score twice and restore their lead (19': 11-9). With just a few minutes remaining in a particularly lively first half, Paris made the break (25': 18-15), but went back into the dressing room with only a slender lead (30': 20-19).

After the break, the Parisians struck a blow by taking a four-point lead, thanks in particular to a double from Dominik Mathé (34': 24-20). Now more rigorous in defence, Les Rouge et Bleu began to pull clear in the second half (41': 30-24). Elohim Prandi put in an excellent performance to score his eighth goal of the match and put his team in a very good position heading into money-time (46': 34-26).

In the final minutes, the Parisians continued their push and added to the scoreline is unanswered goals (55': 42-29). Although victory was assured, Raul Gonzalez's men kept up the good work and spared no effort to claim their biggest win of the season (60': 46-31). The win confirmed the Parisians' excellent start to the season, maintaining a perfect record of seven wins from as many matches. Next up for the Parisians: a clash with Kiel at Coubertin on Thursday, as part of EHF Champions League Matchday 6.


(Credits: J. Azouze / PSG)