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Handball: winner of Istres, PSG signs twenty straight Starligue victories, new record


By beating Istres (39-26) without forcing this Tuesday afternoon, the six-time champion of France signed his 20th success in as many meetings of the

PSG has therefore entered the history of the French Championship.

By beating Istres (39-26) at Coubertin on Tuesday afternoon, the capital club won its twentieth victory in as many games, the best start in the modern history of the competition.

The Parisians are doing better than Montpellier, which had racked up 19 straight wins before suffering its first defeat in the 2011-2012 season.

60 ': It's over!

Paris wins and becomes the first team of @LidlStarligue started a season with 20 wins!

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- PSG Handball (@psghand) April 13, 2021

“We have high objectives, notes at the microphone of the NHL Mathieu Grébille, the Parisian left winger, with a lot of restraint.

I hope we have the best season possible and that we end with a clear round.

We have a very busy schedule.

Winning is good for us.


We can even go back even further in time to better situate the performance of the champion of France.

Last year, despite a season that had not come to an end, he remained undefeated (17 V, 1 N).

You have to look until May 12, 2019 to see a defeat of Raul Gonzalez's players.

It was in Saint-Raphaël, who won by two lengths (33-31), despite Nedim Remili's seven goals.


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All those who on the occasion will say it: a match against PSG is always pleasant to play, especially if the public is present.

Coubertin sounded hollow again, but that did not prevent Istres, modest 13th, from playing his luck.

The Azuréens hung on for a good twenty minutes (14-13, 24th), before letting go in front of the Parisian steamroller, more effective than ever in attack since the end of September (696 goals scored, an average of 34.8 ), and intractable in defense (509 goals conceded by the tandem Gérard / Genty, 25.4).

In the club's scorers' classification, Nedim Remili (7 goals against Istres, 89 in total) takes a few steps ahead of Mikkel Hansen, well recovered from the Covid-19 (5 goals; 86 in total).

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There are now ten games left in Paris to make the total number of victories (30/30).

On closer inspection, it would be a real performance in view of the next opponents, almost all classified in the first part of the table: Montpellier (2nd), from next Saturday, then Toulouse (8th), Nantes (3rd), Limoges ( 5th), Tremblay, Aix (4th), Chambéry, Saint-Raphaël (7th), Cesson-Rennes, and finally Nîmes (6th).

Finally, it should be noted that, if it continues to win until the end of April, PSG will have the opportunity to sign on April 25 in Tremblay its 200th victory (out of 225 matches) since the arrival of the Qatari investor in 2012.

Source: leparis

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