Danish evening on the program for Paris and Nantes for the last match of the first leg of the Champions League. In Coubertin against GOG for the Parisians, in Aalborg for the Nantes residents. The two clubs at the top of the French Championship (with Montpellier) have so far taken care of their goal difference in C1: Paris is at +27, Nantes at +23, the best scores behind the stratospheric Barça (+46!).
Expected return of Nikola Karabatic
GOG, the Danish champion, is within reach of the capital club, even if the latter will have to deal without Luka Karabatic (calf) or Elohim Prandi (abdominal injury). Nikola Karabatic should make him his return, after his concussion. Friday in Chartres in the Championship (33-32 victory), Henrik Toft Hansen and Mathieu Grébille had been spared, while Kamil Syprzak, the top Parisian scorer in the Champions League (40 goals in 6 games), had achieved a 100% (10 /10 including 2 penalties). Paris is currently 2nd in Group A, behind Veszprem.
Nantes could however experience some difficulties in Aalborg, against Mikkel Hansen and his family. Third in Group B, behind Barcelona and Kielce, the Nantes are ahead of the Danes by one point, but left Monday without center half Aymeric Minne (ankle) and pivot Ruben Marchan (finger).
The H, second attack in the Champions League (nearly 65% efficiency), can however count on the right wing on Kauldi Odriozola. The Spaniard, hit in the knee ten days ago, had regained all his abilities against Istres on Saturday (6 goals, 40-32 victory) and will notably be able to support his counterpart on the left Valero Rivera.