Group B results - Matchday 4

On Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain Handball got a great win over Zaporozhye (40-32) at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin. Check out the rest of the EHF Champions League Matchday 4 results from Paris Saint-Germain Handball's Group B.

Kielce - Flensburg: 37-29
On Wednesday evening, we saw a stunning duel of strikers! Indeed, Hans Aaron Mensing, for Flensburg, and Szymon Sicko, for Kielce, had a great battle. Individually, the Polish team's representative had the upper hand with a 9 from 9 (compared to Mensing's 9 from 13), but this was also the case on the team level. Dylan Nahi (6 from 8) and his teammates clinched a big win over the Germans. Already ahead at the break (30': 21-16), they improved their advantage throughout the second half to finally win by a large margin. Kielce are now co-leaders of the group, while Flensburg are still bottom with just one point.

Porto - Veszprém: 23-30
Porto took a while to get going as they played host to Veszprém, and this delay cost them dearly as the Hungarian side clinched the win in Portugal. After a first act that was more than difficult (30': 10-16), the hosts dug deep to try to get back on track. They came very close to doing so, getting back to within three points at the approach of the final ten minutes (50': 21-24), but in the end it was a bridge too far. Especially against Rodrigo Corrales, who stopped 18 Portuguese shots (43% of saves). The Hungarians thus join Kielce at the top of the group on six points. Porto, meanwhile, have dropped to fifth place, leapfrogged by Paris.

Barcelona - Dinamo Bucharest: 36-32
There are three teams sharing the Group B, Barcelona (Les Rouge et Bleu's next opponents) having collected a third win in four games. It wasn't always easy for the Blaugrana as they played host to Dinamo Bucharest, however, the Romanians taking the upper hand at times. Former Barça man Cédric Sorhaindo was up against the club where he spent 11 years and did himself proud with a 3 from 3. It was another Frenchman, however, in the person of Dika Mem, who really put his stamp on the match. The recently crowned Olympic champion - also the EHF Champions League top scorer with 31 goals -was the driving force in his team's success. Despite this defeat, Bucharest are not in the red zone - they sit one point ahead of seventh-placed Zaporozhye.

Matchday 5 fixtures:

  • Barcelona - Paris, Thursday 21 October, 20:45
  • Kielce - Porto: Wednesday 20 October, 18:45
  • Veszprém - Porto: Thursday 21 October, 18:45
  • Zaporozhye - Dinamo Bucharest, Thursday 21 October, 18:45

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