Ligue A: Cannes at the end of the suspense

After losing the first leg at Chaumont, AS Cannes reacted on their floor with a victory in five rounds. The title of champion of France will be played this Sunday during the support match.

We will have to wait 24 more hours to know the 2021 French champion in the Men’s League A. While Chaumont took the advantage this Wednesday in the first leg played on his floor, AS Cannes had no room for error but had a hard time equalizing in this final. Solid at the start of the debates, the Dragons were however quickly disillusioned when the Chaumontais, having as few complexes as against Montpellier in the semi-finals, were able to get ahead of the score. An intense end of the first round which saw the two teams respond to each other but it was the CVB52 which took the lead (23-25 ​​in 30 minutes). While a reaction was necessary, Luc Marquet’s players were never able to take cover during a second set undecided until the end. But, with a series of four consecutive points at the right time, the Cannois made the hole to return to a round everywhere (25-23 in 28 minutes). Volunteers, the players of Silvano Prandi responded, making the race in the lead at the start of the third round … but it did not last very long.

AS Cannes knew how to seize its chance

Indeed, the players of AS Cannes, perfectly entered into the match, then took the advantage not to let go but without putting themselves completely in the shelter, never having more than four points in advance. . A situation that did not prevent them from getting closer to a round of the support match (25-22 in 26 minutes). It was then that the people of Cannes had something to do with it. Led by Osniel Melgarejo (30 points), the Chaumontais completely extinguished their opponents, immediately taking a five-point lead and even counting at one point double the points than AS Cannes, returning to a round everywhere with a margin of eleven points (14-25 in 21 minutes). From then on, it was all or nothing during the tiebreak. Winning four of the first five points, Luc Marquet’s players immediately took cover, perfectly managing this advantage by ensuring on reception. Despite a small alert and two missed first match points, AS Cannes found the solution to win (23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 14-25, 15-12 in 2h02 ‘) and snatch a support match this Sunday on their floor.

From April 21 to 25, 2021

AS CANNES (2) – CHAUMONT (4) : 0-1
First leg – Wednesday April 21, 2021
Chaumont – AS Cannes : 3-1 (27-25, 26-27, 25-23, 25-16)

Second leg – Saturday April 24, 2021
AS Cannes – Chaumont : 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 14-25, 15-12)

Support match – Sunday April 25, 2021
21h00 : AS Cannes – Chaumont

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