Chambery 32-28 Nantes (17-12)
Angry after two defeats in a row, Chambery started the match against Nantes foot to the floor. With numerous parades of Cyril Dumoulin (22 throughout the game) they put the team of Nantes immediately in difficulty (3-0 in 7 ‘ and 7 -3 in 13′). Visitors and their coach Thierry Anti, tried to be motivated and reduce the gap, and in 20th minute the gap no longer existed, the scoreboard showed 9-9 . But in the last moments of the 1st half, Nantes players were again deconcentrated and probably a little lost in the game. A 8-3 series with two very opportunistic goals in the last minute, offered Chambery a serious lead (17-12 at 30′). After the break, the home team played as good as in the first half, lead by Paty Cedric(11 goals) sank Nantes ship (23-16 at 39’). The visitors seemed lost and acted in response to adverse. The hosts continued with their good performance and won with four goal difference, despite Valero Rivera’s 9 goals.
Dijon 28-30 Paris (11-17)
This could be nearly the huge surprise of the day, but ultimately, Paris is out of the trap set by the coach Denis Lathoud for his former colleague from the team of France, Philippe Garden.
Immediately in the meeting, the Burgundians were on the level of the Parisian task in the first third of the match (9-9 to 20′) due to unavoidable Pierrick Naudin (6 goals) and Mark Poletti (5 goals), but after the initial minutes the hosts completely crack and before halftime it was 11-17 for the “super-team” from the capital. After the break, pushed by the audience, Dijon put pressure on the champions of France and returned back in the game, trailing only one goal behind (20-21 at 44 ‘). A wind blowing euphoria at the Palais des Sports Geoffroy as the hosts had good chances in the game (23-26 at 52 ‘).
In the final runaway PSG Handball ensured its success, not without difficulty, thanks to strong Mikkel Hansen (7 goals), Farhudin Melic (7 goals) and Robert Gunnarsson (5 goals). Dijon has delivered a very nice game.
Toulouse 30-22 Saint-Raphael (16-11)
Nothing stops Toulouse. Having performed greatly in front of Paris at the opening of the season (29-29), after they beat Ivry, Joel Da Silva players just compile a fourth win in a row. In their home arena against Saint-Raphael, they delivered an almost perfect match. Usually rather worn on the attack, the visitors have encountered a more airtight defense that has seen Gonzalo Perez De Vargas, and the biggest performance of the goalkeeper this season (24 saves). The evolution of the score was not promising for the guests (1-3 at the 5 ‘and 8-8 in the 15’ and 16-10 at 28 ‘). In the second Nemanja Ilic (7 goals) had a little “shoot” show, he was able to score from anywhere, while the visitors remained docked. This success allows Fenix to consolidate its 4th place.
The results of round 8:
TOULOUSE30 – 22SAINT RAPHAEL