Exactly 15 years since their first triumph at VELUX EHF Champions League and the only for French team ever, Montpellier Handball won again the most important trophy in world of handball! Suprisingly, because the team led by legendary Patrice Canayer (since 1994), began season from “lower part” of EHF Champions League – groups C and D.
Montpellier Handball beat HBC Nantes 32:26 (16:13) with furious finish in which Simonet (6), Shebib (5) and Kavticnik crushed rivals with 8:2 series in the last 10 minutes based on agressive defense.
Since Eduardo Gurbindo goal for 24:24 in 50th minute, HBC Nantes stayed without response in attack for powerful defense of Canayer’s boys. All the chances of Thierry Anti’s team dissapeared. Experienced French coach, who made tremendeous success with this team, lost his fourth final clash in European Cups.
Montpellier Handball fans are in heaven…
PHOTO: Jozo Cabraja