The third quarterfinal this weekend in EHF Champions League was played in Szeged, Hungary between MOL-Pick Szeged as host and PSG, the powerhouse of Europe. The two teams were known as the best defensive team (Szeged) and the best attack having PSG.
The match had PSG as a favorite, but Szeged started hard and kept the pace with Karabatic and company, until 9-9. Then PSG took the lead, 9-11, 12-15, which they never let slip out of their hands. Even with a hard sticking Szeged, the team of Serdarusic managed to stay calm and with help of Skof in the goal French team won the first half 14-16.
In the second half hosts were all the time close to their opponent, Banhidi, Kallman, Rodriques or Balogh made a good game, but it was enough only for three goals defeat against the team where Mikkel Hansen, Nikola Karabatic scored seven times each, meanwhile, Uwe Gensheimer netted six times. The guests got nine times two-minute suspensions and hosts missed four seven meter throws. Final result:
MOL-Pick Szeged – Paris Saint-German Handball 27 – 30 (14 – 16)
MOL-Pick Szeged: Sierra, Sego – Obranovic, Kallman 4, Bodó 2, Gorbok 2, Goncalves Dos Santos, Zubai 1, Balogh 5, Skube 2, Gaber, Sostaric, Rodriguez 6, Banhidi 4, Buntic 1, Bóka
PSG- Omeyer, Skof – Gensheimer 6, Möllgaard, Accambray, Stepancic 1, Kounkoud 1, Barachet, Remili 3, Abalo 3, L.Karabatic 2, Hansen, 7 Narcisse, Nielesen, N. Karabatic 7, Nahi