France: Coup for Nantes over Rennes, Ajaccio blocks Chaumont, Montpellier, Tours and Poitiers ok
Round 21 of French Ligue A was completed yesterday evening.
Great coup by Nantes, who took the Rennes field in 4 sets thanks to Michalovic’s 21 points. For the team coached by Matijasevic was therefore a black week, also considering the 3 penalty points made official on Tuesday (a penalty, on the other hand, assessed as too lenient by 10 of the other 13 teams who have drawn up a protest statement in recent days).
Among the bigs, defeat also for Chaumont: in Ajaccio accuses the bad evening of Winkelmuller (8 points and 33% attack). But what a match (and what a block performance!) for the home team: 15 kill blocks, (5 by Bruckert), against the only 3 of Chaumont!
In the lead Tours stretches, thanks to the easy 3-0 win over Sete, while Montpellier consolidates 3rd place and approaches the 2nd winning 3-1 in Tourcoing thanks also to Panou’s 26 points.
Poitiers’ 3-2 victory over Cannes closes the picture, thanks to El Graoui superb performance (35 points and 58% in attack). For Cannes the 12 kill blocks (6 by Rodriguez) and Russel and Aciobanitei 25 points each were not enough.