Almost a year to the day after their last loss (34-31) on the shores of Lake Balaton, the French Champions still dominated the proceedings in the first half, thanks to an XXL performance from Dainis Kristopans (four out of four on shots for the Latvian giant, seven in total) and five authoritative saves from Andreas Palicka. In a Veszprem Arena in fusion, the hypothesis of an exploit made sense when Paris increased their lead to four goals (10-14 then 12-16). But it was unfortunately before an improbable series of loss of balls and a 4-0 conceded which allowed the partners of Kentin Mahé to return to height before the break.
On returning from the locker room, the Parisians clearly paid for their lack of rotations, failing too often on Vladimir Cupara, Rodrigo Corrales’ understudy who diverted three penalties in a row. Discouraged in attack, Raul Gonzalez’s men suffered at the same time from the rise of Lauge Schmidt, the Dane who scored eleven goals, and Omar Yahia, eight goals. Defeated for the first time on the European scene (36-34), the PSG is already seen in the obligation to rectify the shooting on September 21, during the reception of the Poles of Plock.