PSG must get back up. And yes, even if the capital club is undefeated in the Starligue after seven days, the slightest misstep in such a well-oiled mechanism requires an immediate reaction. With his second defeat of the season in the Champions League this week against Kiel (28-34), at home at the Pierre-de-Coubertin stadium, Nikola Karabatic’s teammates must continue in the championship this Sunday at 4 p.m. with a trip on the Chambéry side.
On paper, the 11th in the Liqui Moly StarLigue, the French Championship, does not have much on its side to scare the Parisians, even less given their latest performances. The Savoyards remain on three defeats in all competitions. But the pressure is on Raul Gonzalez’s men after Montpellier’s victory at the opening of the 8th day. With its success (34-28) against Saran, MHB temporarily took the lead in the standings with 16 points, and is therefore two points ahead of Paris SG.
In a final quarter of an hour where Paris came across a well-inspired Bellahcene and where the Rouge et Bleu lost precious balls, it was the @thw_handball which is essential!
It’s up to us 🔴🔵 to relaunch on Sunday in Chambéry, before the break! pic.twitter.com/uTu2KItuak
— PSG Handball (@psghand) October 26, 2023
The capital club must therefore continue to advance in the championship. Luka Karabatic’s teammates scored at least 34 times in their first seven league games. With seven victories in as many matches, PSG has already scored more goals (267) than the Montpellier leader even with one match less. In the event of a victory, the Parisians are assured, with a goal difference already better than the MHB (+56 against +49), of regaining the lead in the Starligue.