Quarter-final return leg results

Paris Saint-Germain Handball lost their EHF Champions League quarter-final return leg in Barcelona on Thursday (32-31). Check out the rest of the results from this round.


After a very tight first leg, which the Poles narrowly won on home soil (27-26), there was plenty of excitement on the cards. And that's exactly what happened! So much so, that after 120 minutes of play in the double-header, the two teams were perfectly even (23-22 to the Germans at the end of the second half). And so it was that the verdict came down to a thrilling penalty shoot-out. Despite several attempts being saved by Andreas Wolf and a missed penalty by Alex Dujshebaev, it was the defending champions (who beat Kielce in last season's final) who booked their place in the Final4.


Meanwhile the clash between Kiel and Montpellier looked like something resembling a dead rubber; the French side had put themselves firmly in the driver's seat with a big first-leg win (39-30). But, while you would have expected the return leg at the Wunderino Arena to be a very different affair, few would have predicted how things turned out. By half-time, the Germans had were half-way to making up their nine-point deficit (30': 17-12) and they doubled their lead at the end of the second half to complete the comeback and gazump a shocked Montpellier for a place in the Final4.


Last week, Veszprém had to chase the score for most of the match before finally winning by the narrowest of margins (32-31). They had to defend this smallest of advantages in the return leg in Denmarkl, but this time, Aalborg did not crack. With nine goals from Mads Hoxer Hangaard and 14 saves from Niklas Landin, the Danes were in complete control. With this five-point win, they stitched up quarter-final victory and now move on to Cologne.

(Credits: J. Azouze/PSG)