The final gap clearly does not reflect the physiognomy of the match. Catchy, the H of Nantes lost Thursday evening, in the Champions League, on the ground of Barcelona, conceding a setback of five goals (29-34) not really deserved in view of the efforts made. Especially since Thibaud Briet (8 out of 8 shooting) and his family had joined the locker room at halftime with a small advantage (17-16, 20th).
They especially fell, on the last twenty minutes of the match, on a bone, former of the house: the porter Emil Nielsen, author of 8 saves (out of 26 attempts), resident of the Loire-Atlantique club between 2019 and 2022.
Led 22-20, the Blaugrana then delivered a one-sided end to the match, finished on a 14-7, in the wake of Ludovic Fabregas, author of 6 achievements (in 7 attempts).
The period is complicated for the people of Nantes, who after conceding their first setback of the season in the French league, in Limoges (31-35)continue with their second loss in the Champions League. In the Group B standings, they fall to third place behind Kielce, while Barcelona, double title holder in C1, remains undefeated (6 wins). Nantes will seek to react on Sunday, at home, against Créteil.