By Guilhem Pouiol
It’s a historical performance! Fenix Toulouse Handball qualified on Tuesday February 22, 2022 for the round of 16 of the European League (C2) by winning in the hall of Winterthur Swiss (27-30). It has been 22 years since the Toulouse handball players last participated in the final phase of the European Cup.
With this fifth victory in the competition, Fenix Toulouse Handball are guaranteed to finish in the top four of their group and will therefore see the round of 16 of the European Cup. The Toulousains, who were led at half-time by the Swiss (17-15), were able to find the necessary resources to turn the game around and win by three goals (27-30). Serbian Fenix winger Nemanja Ilic, who finished as his team’s top scorer with 8 goals, was once again the main architect of Toulouse’s success.
The clash of Occitania on Saturday
In the event of victory on Tuesday March 1, 2022 at the Palais des sports against the same Swiss from Winterthur, the Toulouse team will finish at the third place in their pool, which would allow them to face an affordable opponent in the round of 16. In the meantime, the Fenix will play their next league match on Saturday February 26, 2022 in Montpellier for a shock of Occitania who sent the powder. Toulouse are currently the team to beat as they have been undefeated for nine games in all competitions.
Winterthur 27 – Fenix Toulouse 30 (MT: 17-15)
Scorers for Fenix: Chelle (cap. 1/1), Feuchtmann (6/8), Wagner, Balenciaga (4/6), Pettersson (3/4), Jarry, Gilbert (1/1), Kempf ( 0/1), Borzas (1/1), Firmesse, Ilic (8/11 dt 4/5 pen.), Marmier, Martins Vieira (1/3), Abdi (5/7). Goalkeepers: Lettens (4 saves), Cantegrel (4 saves)
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