While Metz against Nantes and Brest against Chambray did not struggle, Besançon reached the last four of the Coupe de France with a penalty shootout success against Nice when Paris 92 overpowered Mérignac at the last second.
The last four of the French Women’s Handball Cup is known. Unsurprisingly, the two locomotives of the Butagaz Energie League will be there. Three days before a Champions League match against Rapid Bucharest that could ensure their place in the quarter-finals, the Dragonnes did not experience the slightest difficulty in overcoming Nantes. If the Neptunes resisted during the first quarter of an hour thanks to Nathalie Hagman (6 goals on 7 shots), they saw Metz break away to lead by three goals at the break. With a great evening Hatadou Sako (18 saves at 45% efficiency), Manu Mayonnade’s players were able to see it coming. With an incisive attack, the championship leader won by seven lengths (30-23) and remains in contention on all counts this season.
𝗙𝗜𝗡 𝗗𝗨 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 I 30 – 23
Let’s go to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France 🤟😍 @ffhandball
🎫 The Messines dominated the game against the @neptunes_hand and get their ticket for the next stage!
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— Metz Handball (@MetzHandball) February 1, 2023
Brest not worried by Chambray
Brest will not fail in the last four of the Coupe de France. The BBH took advantage of the advantage of the field to overcome Chambray in a match relocated to Plabennec. If Manon Houette’s teammates (4 goals on 7 shots) tried to make the Bretons doubt, it didn’t work for very long. Led by Helene Fauske (8 goals on 11 shots), Brest had a five-point lead in the first period. An ascendancy that the players of Pablo Morel accentuated after the break. Thanks to Julie Foggea (10 saves at 32%) in goal, the BBH had a period of eleven minutes without conceding a goal. Taking advantage of the opportunity to widen the gap, the Breton club definitely made the difference in this meeting. In the end, Brest won by twelve units (36-24) and continued on their way.
Driven by an incredible public, our Rebels impose themselves against @CTHandBall 36 – 24!
Thanks to Plabennec for welcoming us for this quarter-final of the Coupe de France 🙂
— Official BBH (@BBH_Officiel) February 1, 2023
Besançon and Paris 92 with forceps
The last two quarter-finals have seen two undecided posters. On his floor, Besançon has come a long way. Led by six lengths at the break, Juliette Faure’s teammates (6 goals on 7 shots) gave their all when they returned from the locker room. A chase that saw the ESBF equalize 23 seconds from the end of regulation time and send the two teams to penalties. An exercise that saw the Niçoises crack and bow (24-24, 3-2 tab). Paris 92, for its part, made the decision in the very last seconds against Mérignac. While trailing by two goals at half-time, Yacine Messaoudi’s players failed to turn the match in their favor until the last minute. Seven seconds from the buzzer, Déborah Lassource (4 goals on 8 shots) made the decision for a short but precious victory for Paris 92 (22-21).