Through Aline Chatel
updated on 3 Oct 21 at 0:09
The viking with pride! A week after being shriveled by Sélestat (38-27), Caen Handball reacted in the most beautiful way, Saturday, October 2, 2021. He won his first victory of the season in front of Nice. Eight goals ahead, please (33-25).
Caen 33 – 25 Nice
CAEN: Silva, Muyembo 4, Allais 3, Langevin, Mancelle 9, Créteau 4, Lagier Pitre 7, Guillard 1, Le Merle, Trottet 4, Deschamps 1, Lakbi. GB: Santos (3 stops), Portat (2 stops).
NICE: Dupont-Marion, Savini 1, Oppedisano 5, Castro-Alvarez 8, Bourgeuil, Gaillard, Laursen, Marrochi 2, Lopez 5, Bon 3, Rossi 1. GB: Quatrevaux (3 arêts), Gudjonnson (6 stops).
15-15 at the start of the second half
After 35 minutes of play, no one would have bet on this scenario. During much of the first half, the two teams had surrendered blow for blow (10-10, 24 ′). Caen had pressed on the accelerator before the break, with three goals in counterattack from the Yannis Mancelle moped (14-10, 30 ′), but Nice had made up for its delay after returning from the locker room.
It was when the visitors seemed to take the mental ascendancy that the Caen people took out the barbed wire. Intractable in defense, like the young Emilien Deschamps, they blocked access to the goal for 12 long minutes. And as big defense often rhymes with easy houses, it was a 7-0 in favor of Caen which ended this period (22-15, 47 ′).
Up to 10 goals ahead
The gap was made, Nice would not come back, especially as the Vikings did not let go. Carried by the efficiency of Yannis Mancelle (9 goals) and Laurent Lagier Pitre (seven goals at 100% success), they were up to ten lengths ahead (32-22, 58 ′). Caen HB has shown quite precisely what he is capable of, and this allows him to take off at the bottom of the Proligue. A good omen before a very perilous trip to Ivry, Friday October 8, 2021.
Roch Bedos, Caen Handball coach: “This game was important. The team showed a lot of character, unlike the previous week against Sélestat. Some wanted to fight for others. Handball is easier when we defend together and ride the balls. It is an important victory as much on an accounting level as on a psychological level. We went to look for her with more courage and aggressiveness. We have the level, that’s obvious. We still lack stability. We will have to be able to repeat that. It is a launching pad that will have to be improved.
Thomas Lamora, president of Caen Handball: “We absolutely needed to win from an accounting point of view, we associated the manner with it. We reassured ourselves about our ability to play in serious Proligue. It had already been shown in preparation. I am very happy with the reaction of the players. They were studious and generous. On a really well played. We had everything focused on defense, she was there. Then on a could produce fast play. There is heart in this victory. It’s perfect ! “
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