Veszprém Reaches Final Four In Handball Champions League
The Hungarian champion had beat PSG at home after last week’s away success and secured its place in the semi finals of the most prestigious European handball competition, reports nso.hu.
The start was rather hectic for the Hungarian side as it scored its first goal in the very first attack, then two players has got yellow cards while defending afterwards. PSG had problems with scoring, they missed a penalty which enabled Veszprém to get a 3 goals advantage. This was perfect for them they could play nicely while PSG was under pressure. Nevertheless the French side managed to equalize but Veszprém took back the lead immediately. PSG had problems with penalties onward, Mirko Alilovic saved one in the 16th minute. However, the Hungarians missed some as well in attacking, so PSG has got close time to time. There came another phase when Veszprém got away from the opponent, but the pattern of the game did not change much: some missed shots here, and PSG equalized again. In fact, the Frenchs took the lead at the end for the first time in the match, which did not take long as László Nagy scored the last goal in the first half. The result was 12-12.
Veszprém started strongly the second part, the Hungarian team made up a 3 goal advantage quickly. At the 40th minute, the advantage grew to 5 goals, which was a decisive point in the match. Veszprém’s attack was somewhat out of this world, PSG could not keep up with it. The only dangerous French player was the Danish Mikkel Hansen, who scored his goals mostly from penalties. Császár, The Hungarian player of PSG barely played a minute. Veszprém scored 13 goals in this period, more than they had in the first half. PSG did improve a bit later on, the match was basically decided in the last ten minutes. The final score became 31-26.
László Nagy said after the match that the best part is just coming, they can not celebrate right now. The aim of the team is to prepare themselves for the final four.
Carlos Ortega, Veszprém‘s Coach said that probably PSG has the strongest squad in Europe, yet they beat them. He stressed out how much did they practice for this. He praised the defence of the team. He closed his interview with nso.hu by warning everyone that the hardest part is yet to come: the final four and the end of the league.