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French National League round 4

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Match of the round: PARIS 30-29 MONTPELLIER

42241It was a perfect start for the home team, they were in the lead with 4-5 goals almost the whole first half. In 21th minute was 12-7. PSG had their biggest lead in 24th minute when Kopljar caught the reflected ball from Hansen’s attempt and scored for 14-7, seven goals lead which PSG players kept till the end of the first half, 17-10 .

After the half time break, a period of  goal by goal game left the same lead of PSG, untill 40th minute when after two mistakes in attack Simonet and Gajic reduced the gap to 5 goals 23-18. One of the crucial moments happened while PSG played with one man less because of suspension penalty when Montpellier middle back, Simonet was fouled by Narcisse who got two minutes suspension also. PSG could not defend with two players less on the field and the guests came to three goals lag, 27-24. After the suspensions were over, PSG played better and return to comfortable four goals lead 29-25 in 25th minute. In the end, the guests had more concentration and came as close as two goals difference 30-28 two minutes before the end, but Montpellier made mistake in their attack and all hopes, for at least, a draw ended. Fifteen seconds before the end, PSG had a penalty shot, which Omeyer saved, but the reflected ball came in the hands of Gaic and another penalty was awarded, this time Gabor Czasar was on the penalty line but the outstanding Omeyer cought the ball for the second time in a row. With the final whistle Taj just soften the defeat and the final score was 30-29 for PSG.

Philippe Gardent (Paris SG coach): ” We had to preserve the release of Igor (Vori), because he had two exclusions and we did not want him to take red, we were a slightly destabilized. Unconsciously, the fact that dominate maybe we got a little luck. This is a direct competitor for the title we receive the message , but on the face of the game this makes sense that prevails. “

Daniel Narcisse(rear Paris SG): “In the first half, we managed to impose our defense to put doubt in their minds. Unfortunately, in the second half, it was perhaps more delivered and there were a lot of two minutes against us. We must stay focused for an hour. This is interesting because this team can be substantially improved. “

Thierry Omeyer (Montpellier goalkeeper): “Against a team like that, seven-goal margin at half-time is a lot. Hope for the fight, we should have done played a full match for 60 minutes. But it is nice to have been able to show a better face in the second half. We see that we still have things to work. “

Patrice Canayer (Montpellier coach): “I have no explanation. It is difficult. This is a team that I do not know very well, even they do not know much. What is certain is that lack of cohesion in the psychological aspect. I hope it will come. But tonight I found that the team had character. This is a good basis to work for us. “

The results of the round 4 in LNH

05/10/2013
CHAMBERY 32-24 IVRY
05/10/2013
DUNKIRK 23-25 SAINT RAPHAEL
05/10/2013
TREMBLAY 24-31 SÉLESTAT
05/10/2013
DIJON 21-18 AIX
06/10/2013
CESSON-RENNES 18-24 NANTES
06/10/2013
PARIS 30-29 MONTPELLIER
06/10/2013
NÎMES 29-25 TOULOUSE

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