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Basketball, handball, volleyball ... a weekend where everything smiled in Paris


Thanks to crazy basketball players, stunning volleyball players and undefeated handball players, Paris has had it all. And the other clubs

There were mostly smiles on Parisian faces this weekend.

The joy of a historic victory in the French elite for Paris Basketball, an incredible comeback for Paris Volley on the ground of Nantes Rezé and a series of invincibility that stretches for the teammates of Nikola Karabatic in hand.

The only defeats are to be blamed on the handball players of Créteil and the volleyball players of Plessis-Robinson, who discovered the elite.

A look back at the performances of the weekend in Île-de-France.

Basketball: a historic victory for Paris and a full card

A match for history.

Three years after its creation,

Paris Basketball

, which this season discovers the French elite, won, this Saturday, after a crazy match, its first victory in BetclicElite, after three defeats in a row.

On the floor of Cholet, the team led by Jean-Christophe Prat doubled their opponent at the last second thanks to a three-point basket from Kyle Allman, author of a huge match with 29 points.

The promoted will try to confirm this improvement, next Wednesday, against Rouen (Pro B), in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France.


- LNB (@LNBofficiel) October 16, 2021

They are regulars of the French elite. But this time, they did not pass the symbolic 100 points mark. It doesn't matter for


basketball players

who, after victories against Monaco (108-81) and Nanterre (104-76), continued their good series this Friday at home against Gravelines-Dunkerque (72-65). Back to the wall and led by a point at the start of the last quarter, the Metropolitans 92 were able to count on their pivot, Miralem Halilovic, best player of the match (16 points, 5 rebounds), to reverse the situation and consolidate their position at the top of the leaderboard. “The game was more defensive than offensive. We had to make stops to win, we played at a wrong pace. It penalized us and cost us losses of balls, ”analyzed coach Vincent Collet, before attacking two trips in one week, in Turkey, Tuesday, for the Eurocup, and in the league, Saturday, in Orleans.

Against Bourg-en-Bresse, still undefeated before the meeting,


who remained on two defeats in a row after his inaugural victory against Limoges (88-87) in early October, expected to suffer.

But with her Americans, Thomas Wimbush (32 points) and Nick Johnson (23 points), in a big night, she shoved the fifth of the last regular season.

Handball: Paris flies, Créteil holds

The poster was beautiful and it turned to the advantage of the Parisians against the Savoyards (36-29). As always, Raul Gonzalez's players (without Luka Karabatic, the captain) waited to make the difference (20-16 at the break). The Polish giant Kamil Syprzak particularly stood out by scoring 8 goals, followed by Mikkel Hansen (5). PSG are now tackling a series of very difficult away games, starting with Barcelona next Thursday in the Champions League.

Ten days after eliminating Chartres on penalties in the round of 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue,


failed to beat Toni Gerona's men a second time, this time in the league.

Without weakening, Chartres easily won 35-29 at home.

This is a new stop for the Val-de-Marnais, connected to AC since the start of the season with three victories for as many defeats.

Volleyball: a comeback for Paris and a slap in the face for Le Plessis

Paris and the coming-up, like a story that lasts.

But this time, it was the captain's club who ended up raising their arms.

A week after its terribly frustrating defeat on the ground of AS Cannes, reigning French champion,

Paris Volley,

however led by two rounds, totally overthrew Nantes Rezé (2-3), this Saturday.

His sharp young 20-year-old, Ibrahim Lawani, the game's top scorer with 23 points, blew his mind and allowed his team to build up confidence before a trip to the field of co-leader, Chaumont, next Saturday.

🏐match 2🏐

YES !!!

At the end of a spectacular match!

Paris wins the 5th round and wins 3 sets to 2 🔵⚪️🟣

- Paris Volley (@ ParisVolley75) October 16, 2021

The future opponent of Paris Volley, him, left no chance to another Ile


France team,


, promoted this season in the first division.

Against the vice-champion of France, winner of the Men's Supercup against Cannes in early October, she did not exist and lost in three sets (3-0).

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-10-17

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