Thursday evening, the Nantes people won against the Hungarian champions of Pick Szeged in the Champions League (35-30). HBC Nantes takes its first victory in the competition.
After a defeat against Kielce last week, HBC Nantes returned to victory last night. Against Pick Szeged, Hungarian champion, Nantes mastered their subject in the Champions League (35-30), during the second day of the group stage.
A forceps success
During the first minutes of play, the two teams played evenly matched (8′ 5-5). Even if the Nantes people were pushed by their public at the H Arena, the end of the first period was a little more mixed. The H had a big weak time, until they held the score despite everything with a gap of only two points, advantage Nantes (17-15). In particular thanks to the bad luck of the Hungarian attackers, missing their shots because of the stops of the Nantes goalkeeper and the posts affected. Back from the break, the people of the Loire only had to maintain this advantage by being solid in defense and diligent in attack. The supporters could excite: at the final whistle, Nantes won 35-30.
A success synonymous with the first victory in the Champions League. “I think it’s the best performance since the start of the season. On a made a full match. On one put a lot of intensity, on one knew how to show strategy”, analyzed the H coach, Grégory Cojean. The player of the match is undoubtedly Valero Rivera, the Spanish left winger, who scored 10 goals in as many attempts (including 5 penalties). HBC Nantes, reassured by his victory against the MHBreceives Ivry in Liqui Moly Starligue this Sunday.
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