Paris (AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain lost their first Champions League match in Hungary against Telekom Veszprém on Thursday, 34 - 31, in a match that seemed within their reach.

Paris therefore fell from the start, at the start of a new European campaign, after 5 appearances in the final four in six years, the last for some of its executives (Luka Karabatic, Mikkel Hansen), announced leaving at the end of the season.

Closely marked and led by the Hungarians in the first period, the Parisian team took advantage of an excellent entry from the French Olympic champion goalkeeper Yann Genty to inflict a 5-1 on his opponent before the break and join the locker room with an advantage of four goals (17-13).

But some Parisian failures, the very hermetic Spanish goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales and a goal machine named Yahia Omar (10/13) allowed Veszprém to pick up the score and even take the advantage in the 51st (27-26).

The exit of Corrales in the 58th seemed to give hope to PSG, but his Serbian replacement Vladimir Cupara, far from favoring their return, sealed their defeat with two saves on the two Parisian shots.

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