The French Ligue A first leg should have ended tonight. However, a match is still missing, because the Ajaccio sports hall was closed due to the weather alert. As a result, the challenge vs. Nantes was postponed until a later date. Instead, the big match of the Round was regularly played: the leaders of Rennes clearly dominated, winning in four sets on Chaumont, who did not repeat the performance offered against Novosibirsk in CEV Cup. Bad evening in particular for Atanasov, who finished on the bench in the second set with just 2 points on his name. On the other hand, for Rennes the Brazilians Rafael Araujo and Aracaju scored 31 points, with great performance especially for the middle-blocker who closed with 77% in attack (with no mistakes), 4 kill blocks and 1 ace. In the other high-ranking clash, Montpellier defeated Tourcoing at the tie break. The protagonist of the match was Panou, top scorer for the winners, after replacing the Serbian Stankovic. He scored 19 points.
Tours, who defeated Toulouse in straight sets still without the setter Takaniko, remains 6 points behind the leaders. Close the picture Poitiers’ victory in straight sets vs. Sete (but with all partials closed with the minimum gap). Thus, Poitiers leaps from 13th to 9th place in the standings.
Ajaccio-Nantes –to be played–