Champions League: PSG, Kielce, Zagreb, Szeged… who is MHB's potential opponent for the play-off match ?

Champions League: PSG, Kielce, Zagreb, Szeged... who is MHB's potential opponent for the play-off match ?

Patrice Canayer and the Montpellier residents will know a little more this Wednesday evening after the Group A matches. FREE MIDI – JEAN-MICHEL MART

The MHB will travel to Barcelona this Thursday March 7 for the last day of the group stage of the Handball Champions League. Guaranteed to see the rest of the competition, who could be the opponent of the Montpellier residents during the play-off match ? 

One thing is certain, Montpellier Handball will continue its adventure in the Champions League, a competition in which it is still the only French club to have won in 2003 and 2018.

While the EHF has not found a better name than play-off to designate this real false round of 16, Patrice Canayer's troop still does not know which team it will have to beat in a two-legged match to reach the quarter-finals. 

Firstly because the Montpellier residents are not sure of remaining fourth in their group. In the event of a defeat in Barcelona, ​​they will have to count on a poor result from Gog in Celje to keep their property.

Four teams in two points in Group A

This fourth place would allow them to receive in the return match of this play-off against the fifth in group A. If they finish fifth, the MHB players will go to the fourth in the group A. other group.

But since Group A is very tight with four teams in two points, the situation still remains very vague. Thus, the MHB will be able to face PSG (3rd 15 points), Kielce (4th, 15 pts), Zagreb (5th, 14 pts) or Szeged (6th, 13 pts) during this real false eighth of final.

"All these teams look very similar on paper, says Montpellier coach Patrice Canayer. On the other hand, in terms of current form, Zagreb seems best armed after beating PSG in the last match." With Group A matches all being played on Wednesday evening, the Montpellier residents will know before their match in Catalonia the two potential teams they will face in the play-off.

The program for the last day of the Champions League

GROUP B. Wednesday March 6: 
6:45 p.m.: Kiel – Zagreb.
6:45 p.m.: Kolstad – Pelister.
8:45 p.m.: Aalborg – Kielce.
8:45 p.m.: PSG – Szeged.

GROUP B. Thursday March 7: 
6:45 p.m.: Celje – Gog.
6:45 p.m.: Veszprém – Magdeburg.
8:45 p.m.:   Barcelona – Montpellier.
8:45 p.m.: Plock – Porto.

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