The Parisians, struggling outside on the European scene, have long held the shock against the defending champion Barcelona before losing at the end of the match. The switch of the meeting, hung until 19-19, coincided with the awakening of Dika Mem. The French right-back of Barcelona, little success in the first part of the meeting, watered the cage of Vincent Gérard, scoring 7 goals in the last twenty minutes. Until then, the meeting turned into a goalkeeper match with two intimidating goalkeepers in front of their cage, whether Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (17 saves, 40%), designated man of the match or Vincent Gérard (14 saves, 33%).
Despite its new coach Carlos Ortega, the Catalan club continues the momentum of its "decima" (tenth) Champions League conquered in June. With an even more marked blue-white-red coloring: in addition to Ludovic Fabregas, Dika Mem and Timothey N'Guessan, another Olympic champion, Melvyn Richardson, joined the French contingent in Catalonia this season. Yet it was a Parisian who made the strongest impression: Danish star Mikkel Hansen. The Olympic runner-up was mechanically precise against a very confident goalkeeper, scoring seven times in seven shots. Without this being enough for the club of the capital.
PSG, beaten in Veszprem (34-31) and hung on the floor of Flensburg (27-27), has only two successes after five matches before his trip to Kielce, leader of group B with Barça, on October 27.
In the meantime, the shock of the French championship awaits Sunday (5:00 p.m.) in Montpellier for the leader of the Starligue, so far flown by Nikola Karabatic's gang which has six successes in six days.