Winner of four goals in Kiel in the first quarter-finals, PSG won by three in the second leg at Coubertin (32-29) and therefore qualified for the Final Four of the Champions League, which will be held in Cologne in a month.
No comeback for Kiel! Beaten 27-31 at home by PSG last week in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the German club was again beaten in the return, this Wednesday at the Pierre de Coubertin stadium. The Parisians won 32-29 in front of their home crowd and therefore validated their ticket for the Final Four in Cologne. With a comfortable mattress in advance, the leaders of Starligue did not have to panic, they still had to succeed in concluding, and they succeeded. Kiel entered the match well all the same and led 2-1 then 3-2.
But Paris responded with a 4-0, with a double from Dainis Kristopans which started its festival. After eleven minutes of play, he had already scored four of his six goals of the match (6/6 on shots)! And as soon as the German club managed to come back almost level (11-10, 21st), Paris accelerated again with a 5-2 to finally return to the locker room with a two-goal lead (17-15) and therefore six combining the two matches.
A sixth Final Four for PSG
On the restart, PSG further increased their advantage to lead 25-20 (41st), and Kiel never managed to come back to within two goals (26-24 in the 46th; 28-26 in the 51st). A goal from Kamil Syprzak handed PSG to +4 six minutes from the end (30-26), and the German club finally abdicated. With 68% shooting success, a Kristopans – Steins – Nenadic trio with 16 goals and a Jannick Green with 11 saves (on 35 shots), this PSG was simply unplayable for Kiel. For the sixth time since the arrival of Qataris, the Parisian club will therefore play the Final Four in Cologne, in a month.
Magbebourg also qualified on Wednesday, while Barça, who won by seven goals in the first leg, should join the duo. Suspense on the other hand between Kielce and Veszprem, who left on a draw in the first leg. In five participations in the Final Four, PSG have played only one final, lost in 2017 against Skopje. He still has two steps to climb to write history.
Parisian markers: Steins (5), Keita (1), Kristopans (6), Nenadic (5), Sole Sala (3), Balaguer Romeu (3), Syprzak (4), L.Karabatic (1), Mathé (1), Prandi (2)