Facing Dinamo Bucharest, Nîmes trembled for a long time but managed to finish strong to win by three lengths (32-29) and replace himself in the hierarchy of his European League group.
Nîmes has started its week well. While the USAM must face in a late match of the 2nd day the Füchse Berlin from this Wednesday, the players of Franck Maurice took the best on Dinamo Bucharest in a match which was not easy. If Mohamed Sanad (7 goals on 9 shots) put his team on the right track, the Romanians were able to fall behind and pick up after five minutes of play. A return that did not however worry the Nîmes who tightened the game in defense to take four lengths in advance to the quarter of an hour of play.
But, in an end of the first half far from being assured by the Gardois, the teammates of Rome Antonio Diogo (7 goals on 11 shots) were able to return to a length, the gap after the first 30 minutes . Back from the locker room, Dinamo Bucharest accelerated and taking advantage of four shots saved by Saeid Heidarirad (9 saves at 20% efficiency), took the lead in score for the first time in the match. The Nîmes responded with a 3-0 with Jean-Jacques Acquevillo (7 goals on 9 shots) to maneuver to get back in front.
The match then turned into a crossover with Nîmes who never had more than a goal lead until the last ten minutes. Rémi Desbonnet (11 saves at 26% efficiency) multiplied the parries at the very end of the match, allowing his attack to sign a 4-0 which gave them victory (32-29). A success that allows them to take first place in their group very temporarily with one point ahead of Füchse Berlin, their next opponent who has two games less.
HANDBALL – EUROPEAN LEAGUE (M) / GROUP B
Nimes – Dinamo Bucharest: 32-29
8:45 p.m .: Sporting CP – Kristianstad
Postponed to a later date
Presov – Füchse Berlin
Group B classification
1- Nîmes 11 points
2- Füchse Berlin 10
3- Kristianstad 10
4- Sporting CP 6
5- Dinamo Bucharest 5
6- Presov 2