Thanks to their win over Istres (39-26) at Coubertin on Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain Handball notched the best start to a season in the history of the French championship: Les Rouge et Bleu have won the first 20 games of their Lidl StarLigue season!
Paris Saint-Germain hosted Istres Provence Handball at the Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin in their rescheduled Round 11 clash. Raul Gonzalez's men won (39-26) - their 20th victory in as many games since the beginning of the 2020-2021 season.
Established at the time on the first 19 days, The previous record of 19 wins at the beginning of a season was set by Montpellier in 2011-2012 season.
With ten games to go, the Parisians are currently leading the Lidl Starligue standings, with a four-point lead over Montpellier, the team they will host on Saturday in their Round 23 clash at Coubertin. Les Rouge et Bleu are in the running to win a seventh consecutive national title and improve on a record title-winning streak they have held outright since clinching a sixth straight title in 2019-2020.
"This historic performance is particularly significant for the Club," said Jean-Claude Blanc, Paris Saint-Germain's General Manager. "In the current context, and in a championship that is always so competitive, it reflects a consistency that is quite simply exceptional. Our team have demonstrated an extraordinary ability to push their limits and maintain their high standards week after week. The hard work put in by the players and the entire staff is paying off. We are looking forward to an exciting end to the season."