Nantes loose ballast

Nantes loose ballast

At the end of the 21st day of Liqui Moly StarLigue, Nantes was hooked on its floor by Toulouse (33-33) and is now one point behind PSG in the championship standings.

Nantes made the bad operation of the 21st day of Liqui Moly StarLigue. While Montpellier and PSG had opened the weekend with success this Friday, the “H” was unable to respond to the reception of Toulouse. After the Toulouse opener signed Pierrick Chelle (2 goals on 3 shots), the Nantes team broke away on the scoreboard with a 4-0 in just over three minutes led by Valero Rivera (4 goals on 6 shots ). If the Fenix ​​replied to return to a length, it was Grégory Cojean’s players who kept the advantage on the scoreboard for most of the first period, without however taking a lead of more than three lengths. The last five minutes before returning to the locker room saw Toulouse reverse the trend with Téo Jarry (8 goals on 9 shots), Erwin Feuchtmann (4 goals on 7 shots) and Bakary Diallo (2 goals on 2 shots) which allowed Fenix to pass in front of the bulletin board. However, Linus Persson (1 goal on 1 shot) was able to equalize two seconds from the buzzer.

Nantes loses ground in the standings

Back on the floor of the H Arena, the trend was completely reversed. Indeed, it was Toulouse who immediately took the lead in the score, counting for the first time in the meeting two lengths ahead after only four minutes. The meeting then turned into a showdown between the two teams. Approaching the last quarter of an hour, Nantes signed a 3-0 to regain control on the scoreboard but, again, the gap never exceeded two lengths. The tension went crescendo in the last five minutes, the “H” seeing each time the Fenix ​​come back up. With six seconds left to play, Erwin Feuchtmann put the two teams level with Nantes who missed the throw-in. From midfield, Valero Rivera tried a poker shot but without catching the frame. After the victory of the first leg last November, Toulouse hangs again Nantes (33-33). The Loire-Atlantique players remain in third place but are now one point behind PSG and three behind Montpellier.

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