Hanging on in the first period (15-10, 24th then 15-14, 30th), the Nantes people kept the advantage at the break (16-14) thanks to a 7-meter throw converted by Valero Rivera (6 goals / 8 shots , including 2/2 on penalties in total). Before accelerating in the second half, while Créteil remained silent for more than 6 minutes (19-16, 34th, 23-17, 40th), victim of his loss of ball (17 in total). Thibaud Briet scored 6 goals (9 shots), Viktor Hallgrimsson made 11 saves for the “H”.
Nantes therefore remains at the top of the Championship, tied with Paris, winner this Sunday of Chambéry (36-32), and Montpellier. The Parisians are only one point ahead of Nantes on general goal difference (+44 for Nantes, +45 for PSG, Montpellier having a difference of +32) before the 9th day, which will see Paris receive Aix on Saturday, Montpellier away to Chambery and Nantes move to Nimes on Sunday.