After PSG on Wednesday, Nantes also won their Champions League match. The “H” beat the Hungarians of Szeged (35-30) on Thursday.
HBC Nantes picked up their first points in the Handball Champions League on Thursday at the H Arena by beating Hungary’s Szeged 35-30 on the second day of the group stage.
Heavily defeated against the Polish club Kielce, finalist of the last edition and winner of the C1 in 2016, last week (40-33), the “H” launched its European campaign against one of the weakest teams in the group B, the toughest with notably Barcelona, double defending champion, the Germans of Kiel and the Danes of Aalborg.
Shaken at the start of the match, the Nantes people increased their level of play to lead at half-time (17-15), relying in particular on the effectiveness of the Spanish international Valero Rivera, top scorer with 10 goals in total.
This short advantage gave Nantes enough confidence to break free and develop an attractive game in the second half, allowing them to take a lead of up to 6 goals (35-29) with one minute remaining.
Nantes takes the provisional sixth place in group B, ahead of Szeged and the Norwegian club Elverum.
Nantes continues the beautiful European week of the French hand after the laborious success of Paris Saint-Germain against the Poles of Plock on Wednesday (37-33) in group A of the C1.
C1 semi-finalist in 2021 and finalist in 2018, the HBC will confirm this success against Elverum on the occasion of the third day on September 28.