Last minute of the game with Dunkerque fans…
It all started equally, in the first half and no team stood up. Dunkerque had the initiative but Montpelier with a great finish of the first half, went on the break with four goals difference 17-13.
The second half was the same story as the first, it was very difficult to score a goal and both teams could not make any significant series, Montpellier was in comfortable lead and Dunkerque did not let this match to be over early, keeping up with the hosts at the same goal difference.
The guests waited 45 minutes to start playing their game, a series of mistakes in host’s attack and great finish of Dunkerque’s attack resulted in first tie in the second half, in 51 minute. A mind game begun, “goal for goal” minutes, were just a sign for the ending. In the last attack and a score tied to 25-25, Montpellier made a huge mistake in attack throwing the ball out of the court, while a marker was in play. A quick out trow in the direction of the goal with only 4 seconds to go was intercepted by Montpelier players, but the referees decided it was intercepted within the 6 meter line and the final penalty attempt decided the match. Top scorers for Montpellier were Gajic with 7 and Guigou with 6. In the winning team Butto scored 9 times and Vincent Gerard saved 17 attempts.