Nantes extinguishes Elverum in the Champions League


Nantes easily won their match against Elverum (41-30) in their third group match in the Champions League. The French club is joint second in its group.

Nantes stifled the Norwegians of Elverum (41-30) and took 4th place in their group B on Thursday after the third day of the Champions League.

The H, led by its center half Aymeric Minne (7 goals in 7 shots), has a second success after that against the Hungarians of Szeged (35-30).

Eleven days from the end of the group stage, the Nantes will defend their fourth place next week on the floor of the Slovenians of Celje, sixth in group B after their defeat against Barcelona 38-30.

Grégory Cojean’s men, Starligue leaders, are surfing on a euphoric start to the season. Only Kielce brought down the H, who fell for the ogre PSG during the Champions Trophy.

The Nantes handball players took control of the match midway through the first half by inflicting a 7-0 on Elverum (from 9-9 to 16-9) in a white-hot H Arena. Their demonstration was only tarnished by the exclusion of promising pivot Théo Monar (21) in the last ten minutes of the match.

Before shouting, the Nantes supporters paid a last tribute to a figure of the French championship, Ahmed Hadjali, passed by Nantes and champion of France with Ivry in 2007, whose death following a long illness was announced Thursday.



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