Record EHF Champions League winners Barça will take on 2019 finalists Paris Saint-Germain HB, while three-time champions THW Kiel take on four-time finalists Telekom Veszprém in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 on 28/29 December in Cologne’s LANXESS arena.
After the 2019/20 season was interrupted between the group phase and the Last 16 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the two leading teams from groups A and B – Paris Saint-Germain HB, Barça, THW Kiel and Telekom Veszprém – were decided as the direct qualifiers for the EHF FINAL4.
Barça vs Paris Saint-Germain HB meet for just the seventh time in European competition and for the first time in Cologne. If PSG are to take a step closer to their first title, they must defeat the free-scoring Barça for the first time in four years.
THW Kiel and Telekom Veszprém HC gave us a mouthwatering taste of what is to come when they met in Match of the Week in October, producing a 31:31 draw in the best game of the season so far. Incredibly, that was the first draw in their 21-game history, which includes 10 victories each – Veszprém may hold the historical edge in Cologne with two wins out of three but it is Kiel who have lifted the trophy there twice.