Nantes and Also Szeged Cure bad starts to Grab points
Both games in Group A were nail biters, as Nantes recovered to just simply take the things grabbing a previous 16 spot on the way. Szeged fought to find their rhythm against Zaporozhye, a team which had given trouble at the first leg of their head-to-head to them. However, their experience was essential at the very last seconds, procuring them a one-goal triumph which renders them still hoping for 1st place in Group A.
Skjern Handbold (DEN) Compared to HBC Nantes (FRA) 32:34 (17:15)
The tone was set by the first 5 minutes for the remaining first half. In this period, while Skjern averaging four occasions, including into a vacant web site, the traffic failed to find a way to score a single goal.
Even when last season ’s finalists Nantes were able to over come this bad beginning, they still were four motives behind for most of the primary time, not able to avoid both wingers – Anders Eggert along with Rene Rasmussen – the former scored five times in the first half, including four from seven metres, while the latter believed three to ensure Skjern’s eligibility hopes were alive at halftime using a two-goal advantage (17:15).
The second half was different as Nantes’ defence was much more efficient. By stealing the ball one man down in defence, the traffic came back to the score board, as Kiril Lazarov and also Julian Emonet scored on fast breaks.
Even though Bjarte Myrhol’s best efforts (the Deadly scoring eight complete ) Skjern were gradually losing the momentum as well as conceding a 0:5 conduct, these were down by one to its first time at the 49th minute (27:28).
The hosts rediscovered their hope for a moment, but Kevin Bonnefoi, in just his second match in the Champions League, was critical together with two saves at the very last minutes of the match, before Olivier Nyokas made sure the 2 points were likely to Nantes forty seconds from the final buzzer (34:32).
Eggert pointed to an essential stage of the game which he is sure decided the game,”Throughout most of those 60 minutes we played a fantastic game, where we followed our tactics. Until 27:23 we only had a couple mistakes, also in check we also got Tournat more from the next half. However, at the minutes of the match, Nantes were more cool than we were, and also at precisely exactly the exact same time frame we had a period that is challenging. That ended up being critical for its result.
The Skjern winger summarized his team’s pathway to the previous 16 which he considers is attainable, “Our situation now in Group B is not surprising to us. We’ve now been expecting all the time which overcome Cejle at home ground and then we would have to conquer Zaporozhye or Zagreb away. That scenario is exactly the same. As I view it, we still have every reason in attaining the next stage, behind maintaining our belief. ”
MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN) vs H C Motor Zaporozhye (UKR) 30:29 (12:15)
Never at the first half were Szeged ahead to the score board. Maxim Babiched netted the primary goal for Zaporozhye before Igor Soroka gave them the first real advantage a couple of minutes after having a seven metre shooter (3:1).
The side proved to be clinical in defence this day, just devoting six goals of the match.
Szeged came back from the dressing room appearing different. They were now aggressive and supported with an exemplary Mirko Alilovic between these posts, where they looked sleepy. The Croatian saved a handful shots, allowing his teammates to score around the opposite hand of the court.