The French clubs recovered on Tuesday during the third day of the European Men’s League (C2), after a sad second day with four defeats three weeks ago. Nantes, Nîmes and Toulouse all won, only Aix conceding another setback.
While Nantes struck hard by dominating the Danes of GOG Gudme (27-24), Toulouse won his first victory in Irun (26-24) in group A. A success acquired on the lands of the old Spanish glories (Julen Aguinagalde and Jose Manuel Sierra) and expatriate French Thomas Tsorière and Léo Renaud-David (2 goals) .
A result that bears the mark of two Spanish speakers, Chilean Erwin Feuchtmann (6 goals) and Spaniard Erik Balenciaga (4/5 shooting). The Fenix, who led most of the game, returned to third place tied with Irun, Winterthur and Presov, and returned to the race for the round of 16.
Guigou decisive for Nîmes
Nimes redeemed himself from his lack of taste against AEK Athens (26-27) by defeating Sporting Portugal, who were undefeated (33-27). In the last quarter of an hour, while the Portuguese, long led, always came to pass in front (21-22, 40th), Michaël Guigou recalled that he could be decisive at almost 40 years old, scoring three crucial goals in 5 minutes (28-25, 49th). Mohammad Sanad added seven units, Jean-Jacques Acquevillo and Henrik Jakobsen were very effective (5/6 each). The Gardois are now part of the trio of Group D leaders with Sporting and AEK.
Aix, on the other hand, sinks, conceding a third defeat in as many games, at home against the Swedes of Sävehof (25-30). The Provençaux, who achieved prestigious success in the Championship in Montpellier (28-27), stumbled on goalkeeper Bertram Obling, author of 15 saves at 39.5% including 11 saves in the first 20 minutes. Dropped from the start (2-8) like Karl Konan (2/7 shooting), they were up to eleven lengths behind (17-28, 47th). Last of group C, the PAUC will have to whip to qualify.