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SUMMARY: Draw in MOTW; Barça and Veszprém stay top of group

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The group phase of the Machineseeker EHF Champions League 2023/24 continued with round 8 this week, featuring three matches on Wednesday — including Paris Saint-Germain HB and Kolstad Handball playing to a 28:28 draw in the Match of the Week — and five on Thursday. Barça became the first team to book a place in the knockout stage with their victory over Plock. 

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20231123 Veszprem Celje Veszprem Players (2)
We took the match seriously, defended well, and ran a lot. I think when we play handball in such good form, we are unstoppable. But the whole team performed well.
Ignacio Biosca
Goalkeeper, Telekom Veszprém HC
Kielce Zagrzeb 1
It was a tough game back-to-back in one week. We had pressure at the beginning because we wanted to win. We made a lot of mistakes and we kept fighting and next minutes we make a differences. In that atmosphere at home we have it is plesure to win
Benoit Kounkoud
Right wing, Industria Kielce
20231123 GOG Magdeburg 2456
I’m very happy to get two points. It’s very important for us — we need every point. It’s not easy to win here in Odense. Our start on the game was the key to our victory today.
Bennet Wiegert
Head coach, SC Magdeburg
20231123 Veszprem Celje 17 Lukas Sandell
20231122 CLM R8 Live Blog Quote Kolstad
We demonstrated great character for 60 minutes. Not so many teams will take points here in Paris, so it is a good performance from us. I am personally disappointed with the two penalties I missed. But it was a really fun handball game to play with a lot of tempo and I think the one point for each team is fair tonight.
Sigvaldi Gudjonsson
Right wing, Kolstad Handball
20231122 CLM R8 Live Blog Quote PSG (1)
We were better in defence today than last week, but in the end it wasn’t the result expected for us. We have to work on it and change our mind for the next big match [against Montpellier HB] which awaits us this weekend in the French championship.
Rubén Marchán
Line player, Paris Saint-Germain Handball
20231122 CLM R8 Live Blog Quote Aalborg
We were totally away from the game in the first half and were not aggressive enough. Therefore, we are really happy that we managed to change the game and get one point.
Stefan Madsen
Head coach, Aalborg Håndbold

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