Nantes largely won on the Cesson-Rennes floor (35-26), this Thursday evening at the start of the 20th day of Liqui Moly Starligue. A success that allows the “H” to take control of the rankings while waiting for the results of Montpellier and PSG.
By dint of seeing PSG accumulate the titles of champion of France and Montpellier give the impression of being almost the only team to be able to knock the Parisians off their pedestal, we would have almost forgotten Nantes. The “H” however recalled this Thursday that it was also necessary to reckon with him. Before the continuation of the meetings of the 20th day of Liqui Moly Starligue, the Nantais are besides the new leaders, certainly only temporarily for the moment, and moreover with the same number of points (34) as the Montpellier and only two more than this PSG which had not been beaten three times in a season for a while.
Nevertheless, today, the team that is putting pressure on the other two is Nantes, who came back with a big victory (35-26) from their trip to the Cesson-Rennes floor and who confirmed his great form at the moment. It is indeed a fifth consecutive victory that the players of Loire-Atlantique have signed to afford the right to climb into the leading chair while waiting and the result of the MHB against Chartres on Friday and that of Paris, also at home. , against Toulouse on Sunday.
Minne et Yeregui en vedettes
The “H” knew he had something to play for on Thursday evening with the 10th in the standings and he didn’t miss the opportunity, thanks in particular to the efficiency of Aymeric Minne and Kauldi Odriozola Yeregui. The French international and his Spanish teammate both finished co-top scorers in this encounter, with 6 goals. It was necessary because in the first half, the Bretons, who had regained the taste for victory and stopped the bleeding by winning at Istres on the last day after having gone eight games without winning (seven defeats and a draw , in Chambéry), had long been on an equal footing with the people of Nantes.
At the break, the new leader had also returned to the locker room with a two-goal lead only. Subsequently, however, the “H” never wavered again. And here he is first. For how long ?