Hand – Eurotournoi – Eurotournoi: PSG and Nantes reduced for the start of the season

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Hand – Eurotournoi – Eurotournoi: PSG and Nantes reduced for the start of the season

This weekend, Paris-SG and Nantes are putting the final touches to their summer preparation during the Eurotournoi in Sélestat (Bas-Rhin). Before meeting at the Champions Trophy, Saturday September 3 in Poitiers, the two best French clubs of last season will face each other for the first time this Sunday in the final of the Alsatian tournament.

On Saturday, the Parisian French champion dominated FC Porto in the semi-finals (31-28) by playing intermittently in the Selestadian oven. New goalkeeper Andreas Palicka shone and right winger David Balaguer was a hit on the counterattack. But Raul Gonzalez’s side suffered when making rotations, and for good reason.

The three players have been dragging their injuries since last season

In addition to right-back Dominik Mathé, operated on a knee and absent until next February, she deplores two absences of weight, captain Luka Karabatic and new left-back Yoann Gibelin. The youngest of the Karabatic brothers is still dragging foot pain since the end of last season and is uncertain for the start of the season. Gibelin is unavailable for at least two to three weeks, according to his coach. He is still suffering from a crack in his tibia suffered at the end of last season with his former club, Créteil.

In the other semi-final, this Saturday, the Nantes people made a strong impression for three quarters of an hour against the Germans of Melsungen, overwhelmed by the ultra-fast game developed by the new coach Grégory Cojean (30-20, 46th). Before clearly relaxing at the end (32-30, 57th; 34-31 in the end). But the H also has its medical concerns.

Théo Monar, the young international pivot, also suffers from foot pain dating back to the end of last season and will be absent for at least another two to three weeks. Icelandic goalkeeper Viktor Hallgrimsson, hit in the elbow, also did not make the trip to the Bas-Rhin but hopes to make his return to the Champions Trophy. Saturday, the Spanish pivot Ruben Marchan ended the meeting with a big bandage on the face after a blow to the nose, a priori without gravity.

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