For the 9th day of Starligue, we had the right to a rebounding match between Cesson and Toulouse. After a first period started from the head and shoulders by the Bretons (19-12), the Toulouse have made up their delay brilliantly and could have won in a crazy end of the match (27-27). In the other two meetings of the evening, Limoges regained the taste for victory by clearly beating Saran (32-26). In the North, Dunkirk struggled but finally won against Nancy (24-23).
“It would have been a hold-upThese wise words come out of the mouth of one of the heroes of the evening on the Toulouse side: Jef Lettens. While they could have benefited from a throw of 7 meters on the last action and thus save the victory, the Toulouse have to settle for the draw. The Belgian goalkeeper does not lose his calm at the microphone of Be in sports by intelligently analyzing the meeting.
In this match, in fact, each team had half-time, or rather its 10 minutes. And if Cesson-Rennes literally lit up the first act (19-12), the Fenix made a fantastic comeback in the second half, projecting a whole different face. During the first 30 minutes, the Haut-Garonnais lost. Immediately clearly behind in the score (4-0, in the 5th), the players of Danijel Andjelkovic however not to let go completely and are thus still in the game in the 20th minute on a but of Téo Jarry (11-10). This is when Cesson accelerates violently, inflicting an 8-2 just before the break (19-12, MT). Toulouse seems outdated, even exhausted, what seems to have detected Florian Delecroix (3/4) at the microphone of Bein: “We try to play fast because we know that they played the day before yesterday. “
In the second half, the Toulouse residents undoubtedly return a little shaken by the speech of their coach. The rear base without left-hander (Balenciaga-Gilbert-Feuchtmann) begins to find solutions. The rear are back in the net, like Feuchtmann (8/12) in particular, but also their pivots (4 goals for Pettersson and 2 for Wagner). In addition to its three magicians in attack, Toulouse can count on Jef Lettens in the goals. The goalkeeper will finish the match with 15 saves, having stopped 38% of the opposing shots. Another big performance.
He will therefore not have missed the big choice in Toulouse to win. Returning to equality in the 41st minute (19-19), the players of the pink city do not let go despite a regain of form on the Cesson side (22-19, 45th). Despite their lack of rotation, they hold the shock and lead in the 59th minute thanks to a nice goal from Téo Jarry (26-27). Cesson managed to equalize thanks to the very good Kamtchop-Baril (27-27, 59’32 ″ ”). The last possession is a bit confusing and could have resulted in a 7-meter throw following a foul on Edouard Kempf. Finally, the referees allow a 9 meters for a fault before the action. The two teams separate in a draw (27-27). Cesson is temporarily 2nd in the standings with 11 points while Toulouse is 11th with 7 points.
DUNKIRK AND LIMOGES BEAT THE PROMOES
In the other matches of the evening, Dunkirk and Limoges beat the promoted. Limoges did not doubt against Saran and led the whole meeting (32-26). The men of the new coach Ratsko Stefanovic could count on their former with 14 goals for Gajic and 11 saves at 38% for Idrissi. The Slovenian thus beats his record for number of goals in a match. Opposite, despite Sevaljevic’s 9 goals and Fadhuile’s 6 goals, Saran suffered overall. The Saranese remain at 4 points while Limoges offers a little air with 7 points, moving up to 10th place.
Nancy will have many more regrets on the other hand when she comes back from the North. The Lorrainers were equal with Dunkirk but came across an excellent Valentin Kieffer in the 2nd period (8 saves at 47%) who came to the relay from Samir Bellahcene rather good too (6 saves at 30%). Nancy offered some beautiful things, like this magnificent kung fu from Ogando (22-20, 49th). The left winger author of 5 goals led his team in attack, helped by Asgeirsson (6 goals) or the power of Luka Groff (4 goals). In Dunkirk, Imare, Pelayo and Pujol (5 goals each) managed to gain the upper hand over Ivezic, however in good shape (13 saves at 36%).
Dunkirk, by managing the last quarter of an hour better, won by the smallest of margins (24-23). The Northerners thus distance their opponents in the evening. They have 6 points while Nancy has only 4.