On the eve of the kick-off of the Final Four of the 2020-21 Champions League, the European Handball Federation has unveiled its typical team. There are two French players there.
From Saturday, PSG, Nantes, FC Barcelona and Aalborg will do battle in the Final Four of the Handball Champions League, with the goal for the two French clubs and the Danish club to win for the first time the prestigious European trophy, and for the Blaugrana to win it for the tenth time. In the meantime, the European Handball Federation unveiled this Friday the typical team for the competition in 2020-21. No less than 210,000 fans voted, among the players nominated by the coaches and journalists.
And of the seven players, only one will be absent in Cologne: the Danish goalkeeper from Kiel Niklas Landin, eliminated in the quarter-finals by PSG. The six other lucky winners will be present in Germany and FC Barcelona is widely represented. They are PSG Danish left-back Mikkel Hansen, Barça Croatian center-half Luka Cindric, Barça French right-back Dika Mem, Nantes Spanish left-winger Valero Rivera, French pivot of Barça Ludovic Fabregas and Spanish right winger of Barça Aleix Gomez.
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Nahi voted best youngster
In addition, the trophies for best youngster (under 23), best defender and best coach were also awarded. And it is the French left winger of PSG Dylan Nahi (21), who was voted best youngster. The Parisian will play his last two European games in the red and blue jersey this weekend, before joining Kielce, Poland, next season. Henrik Møllgaard, Danish left-back Aalborg, was named best defender, and Spaniard Alberto Entrerrios, Nantes coach, best coach. Finally, a “prize of honor” was presented posthumously to the Cuban-Portuguese goalkeeper of FC Porto Alfredo Quintana, who died last February at the age of 32.
The typical team of the Champions League 2020-21: Landin – Hanse, Cindric, Mem – Rivera, Fabregas, Gomez