Metz won an eighth victory in the Champions League on Sunday afternoon, against the Danes of Esbjerg (28-26). Two points that allow the Dragonnes to resume head of group B ahead of Györ, winner of Hamar on Saturday (39-26).
The victory of the Messines, against the only team that had managed to beat them so far this season (35-28 on October 16), took shape in the last ten minutes, while the pliers set up around Nora Mork caused three losses of the ball from the Norwegian world champion and allowed Sarah Bouktit, also author of 5 goals, to distribute the winning balls (23-20, 53rd).
13 saves for Sinceet, including 5 on penalties
If Kristina Jorgensen (7 goals from 11 attempts) and Bruna De Paula (5/9) distinguished themselves in attack, the fate of Emmanuel Mayonnade’s players rested on the timely parries of goalkeeper Camille Sinceet (13 saves from 37 shots , including 5 saves on 7 penalties). Esbjerg, the most effective attacking team so far, has long been a concern with its aggressive defense and the saves of Amalie Milling (18/44, including 4/9 at 7m). Only his star Henny Reistad held his rank in attack (7/11).
There are four matches left in Metz in this group stage, the next against Buducnost on Sunday January 15 (4 p.m.).