France: no playoffs for Paris, Ajaccio almost relegated, Tours regains Udrys and wins at tie break and the others of Round 242 min read
Round 24 of the French Ligue A was played entirely on Saturday.
In the match of the last chance for access to the playoffs, Paris Volley was defeated 3-2 on the field of Poitiers and therefore says goodbye to the post season, pierced by the 35 points of the Brazilian Chizoba. The rivals, on the other hand, cannot yet celebrate access to the top 8, as Séte, with a suffered 3-2 over Nantes, remains 5 points behind 2 rounds from the end of the championship.
At the bottom of the standings, an almost desperate situation for Ajaccio who, in addition to losing 0-3 at home against Cannes (second in the standings), also sees Nice beat a Cambrai 3-0 in decline and move to 4 points ahead.
In the next Round the match between Nantes and Ajaccio could definitively close the relegation story.
Already sure of the first place, the leaders Montpellier shows up in Chaumont without Mendez and left on the bench Gonzalez, Le Goff and Panou. The hosts needs a set and a half to get it into drive, but eventually they manage to take advantage of it, winning the 2nd set in comeback and the game 3-1. On equal points with Chaumont, but with better set quotient, Narbonne remains in 3rd place who, not easily, wins on the road against a Toulouse already out of the playoffs. The success of Tours at tie-break over Tourcoing closes the picture, a result that mean the surpass in fifth place in the standings. The team coached by Henno regains the starting opposite Udrys (21 points and 56% in attack) and takes advantage of the great day of the middle-blocker Petrus (93% in attack, 3 blocks, 1 ace and 17 total points) and the 31 errors of the guests, to win despite a less efficient attack (50% to 57%).
| Ligue A 2020/21 | ROUND 24
| March 13, 2021
• Ajaccio – Cannes 0-3 (22:25, 17:25, 24:26)
• Sète – Nantes 3-2 (21:25, 25:23, 25:16, 28:30, 15:13)
• Chaumont – Montpellier 3-1 (15:25, 25:23, 25:22, 25:18)
• Poitiers – Paris 3-2 (25:22, 19:25, 32:34, 25:22, 15:13)
MVP: Chizoba Neves Atu
• Toulouse – Narbonne 1-3 (23:25, 25:21, 25:27, 25:27)
• Nice – Cambrai 3-0 (26:24, 25:21, 26:24)
• Tours – Tourcoing 3-2 (25:22, 23:25, 28:26, 14:25, 15:13)
MVP: Petrus Montes
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