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Women's handball: Nantes wins the European League


Nantes Atlantique players conquer the European League, the C2 of women's handball, beating the Hungarians of Siofok in the final

In Nantes, men are not the only ones to shine on the European scene.

After the Champions League final disputed by the men of HBC Nantes in 2017-2018, the players of Nantes Atlantique lifted their first continental trophy: the European League.

A first for the French hand.

In Baia Mare (Romania), this Sunday, the French won the second Women's European Cup (C2), dominating the Hungarians of Siofok (36-31).

- Nantes Atlantique Handball (@NAHB_officiel) May 9, 2021

Already leading four goals at the break (17-13), while in control, the Nantes women have never lost their advantage. Thanks to an impressive defense, the "Team Roses" even took off, to count up to 8 goals in advance at times. If the Hungarians still managed to return to three units (34-31) two minutes from time, the French provided most of the game at the end of the game. A success in particular due to the efficiency of Swedish winger Linda Hagman (7 goals), Brazilian Bruna de Paula (6 goals) and Camille Ayglon-Saurina, wife of coach Guillaume Saurina.

The French coach also achieved a real feat, offering himself the European League in his first season as head coach.

In the pantheon of French women's handball, her team becomes only the second to win the C2, after the coronation of Besançon, in 2003, in the Cup Winners' Cup.

Also third in the league, now guaranteed to be European next season, Nantes Atlantique will especially have the opportunity to achieve an incredible double, in case of success in the final of the Coupe de France, on May 15 in Créteil, against Brest.

Source: leparis

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