After Nantes and Nîmes last week, Toulouse obtained its ticket for the round of 16 of the European League (C2) on Tuesday. Winner at the Swiss champion Winterthur (30-27) during the 8th day on Tuesday, the Fenix, 3rd in group A, can no longer finish beyond 4th place. The Occitan club had not progressed so far in the European Cup since 1999 when, under the direction of Claude Onesta, it had reached the Cup Cup against Vardar Skopje (19-26, 27-24).
Seventh fault for Aix
It is however almost over for Aix, logically and heavily beaten by the leader Magdebourg in a match relocated to Saint-Raphaël due to the unavailability of its Arena (28-39). This is the seventh day defeat of PAUC in eight. Last in Group C, Thierry Anti’s team only has a slim chance of qualifying.
In group B, Nantes is still 3rd after its draw with the Germans of Lemgo in an open house match: 37-37, the day of the 37th birthday of Valero Rivera who delivered a formidable duel of finishers to Bjarki Mar Elisson (11 but against 15!).
Nîmes, deprived of eight injured players including Nyateu, Acquevillo and Tobie, lost in a crazy atmosphere on the floor of AEK Athens (30-34), who had already won in the first leg (27-26 ). USAM remain leaders of Group D.