Metz won 19-23 in Brest in the clash of the 13th day of the Butagaz Energie League and now has a four-point lead at the top of the standings.
While the French men’s handball team was playing its quarter-final of the world championship against Germany, the 13th day of the Butagaz Energie League also took place largely this Wednesday evening, and in particular the clash between the two best teams. recent years, Brest and Metz. It was the Messines who struck a blow, winning 19-23 in Brittany. The Brestoises however led a large part of the first half, and returned to the locker room leading 11-10. But as soon as the game resumed, Metz equalized at 11-11, then led 12-13, and then raced in the lead until the end of the game, even counting a five-goal lead shortly before the end (18 -23). Bruna Almeida de Paula was decisive by scoring 5 goals, while Camille Sinceet stopped 10 Breton shots. Opposite, Jenny Carlson’s 5 goals and Julie Foggea’s 15 saves were not enough. Thanks to this victory, its twelfth in twelve games, Metz is widening the gap at the top of the championship, now four points ahead of Brest. And let’s not forget that this season, there will be no play-offs and that the title will be awarded after 26 days of the regular season.
Paris 92 in ambush
Behind the infernal duo, three points from Brest, we find Paris 92, who beat the St-Amand team (11th) in the afternoon with a score of 26-21 without trembling, with in particular 7 goals from Deborah Lassource and 14 saves from Lé Serdarevic. Chambray-Touraine completes the leading quartet, after their third victory in a row, to the detriment of Plan-de-Cuques (30-20). Also note two draws this Wednesday evening, between Nantes and Besançon (23-23) and between Toulon and Nice (30-30). Finally, Dijon went to win 29-36 at Celles-sur-Belle.