Unsurprisingly, Montpellier dominated Sélestat (34-25) during the 24th day of Liqui Moly Starligue and therefore returned to PSG level, before the shock at the top of April 23.
PSG had done the job on Thursday by winning at Cesson-Rennes, Montpellier did the same this Friday by dominating Sélestat, and the two teams are therefore still tied at the top of the Liqui Moly Starligue standings six days from the end. . Opposed to the Alsatian red lantern, the MHB would have committed a professional fault in the event of defeat, and this was not at all the case, with a 34-25 victory without shaking too much. Sélestat resisted very well during the first 27 minutes (10-10), before suffering a small burst just before half-time (16-12), with in particular two goals in counter-attack from Alexis Berthier. The Alsatians never managed to come back in the second period, far from it.
They saw the gap widen little by little (18-15 in the 38th; 24-16 in the 43rd, 30-22 in the 54th) and Montpellier finally won by nine goals. Julien Bos and Andreas Jensen were the main architects of this victory, with 7 goals each, while Rémi Desbonnet stopped 7 shots (9 goals for Toke Schröder and 7 saves for Gretar Gudjonnson side Sélestat). Montpellier and PSG therefore both have 42 points before facing each other on the next day, April 23 at Coubertin. A match that could well tip the championship. But let’s not forget Nantes, third at three points, with one game less.
Aix and Limoges also winners
Two other matches were held this Friday, and they saw Aix (7th) beat Créteil (12th) 37-35 and Limoges (8th) going to win 28-32 at Ivry (13th). Les Aixois, trailing 17-19 at half-time, won a very close match by making the difference at the endwith a Kristjan Kristjansson at 9 goals and an imperial Alejandro Romero in the cages (10 saves). Limoges, for his part, led almost from start to finish during his match and counted up to 8 goals in advance. Tomislav Kusan finishes with 9 goals and Denis Serdarevic with 12 saves.