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France: round 1 completed – three points for Narbonne, Cambrai, Chaumont and Nantes. 2 for Tours and Tourcoing

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Round 1 of 2022/23 French Ligue A has been completed today.

In first thrilling match of the day, Tours needed five sets to win on the field of Nice, in a game lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes.
Interestingly enough, opposite Abouba Drame Neto was the only player in double digit on the winning side, scoring 28 points, 56% in attack and adding 4 of his team’s 13 winning blocks. For the hosts, captain Steven Marshall was the most prolific player with 20 points, 49% in attack and 3 aces, while MVP award went to another player of Nice, libero Lilian Lemeur, with 62% positive reception and 31% perfect.

| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Away tie break win also for Tourcoing, who defeated Sète on the road (19:25, 25:17, 25:20, 17:25, 11:15), led by Brazilian opposite Renan Buiatti, who ended the game with 22 points, 3 winning blocks and 53% in attack.
About the other matches, three points for a good Narbonne who won in four sets on the field of Poitiers (23:25, 24:26, 25:20, 22:25), thanks to a super performance in blocking, with 14 points from this element (5 by Bulgarian middle blocker Nikolay Kolev). Setter Danilo Gelinski was named MVP of the match.
Four sets win also for Cambrai, who defeat at home Toulouse (27:25, 25:22, 21:25, 28:26), and with a great comeback in decisive four set, in which the guests led the score 13-16. Hermans Egleskalns top-scored the winners with 22 points and 45% in attack.
Straight sets win for Chaumont and Nantes, against Plessis Robinson and Paris, respectively.
Nantes, who struggled only in second set, ended overtime (28:26), was amazing in blocking, with 13 points from this element in just three sets!

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🇫🇷| LIGUE A 2022/23 | JOURNÉE 1 | Round 1

Friday September 30, 2022
• 20.00 (Local Time) | Montpellier – Saint-Nazaire 1-3 (17:25, 25:22, 22:25, 19:25)

👉🏼 Saturday October 1, 2022

• 19.00 (Local Time) | Nice – Tours 2-3 (22:25, 25:23, 25:22, 22:25, 17:19)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

• 19.30 (Local Time) | Poitiers – Narbonne 1-3 (23:25, 24:26, 25:20, 22:25)

• 19.30 (Local Time) | Sète – Tourcoing 2-3 (19:25, 25:17, 25:20, 17:25, 11:15)

• 20.00 (Local Time) | Cambrai – Toulouse 3-1 (27:25, 25:22, 21:25, 28:26)

• 20.00 (Local Time) | Chaumont – Plessis-Robinson 3-0 (25:21, 25:23, 25:15)

• 20.00 (Local Time) | Nantes Rezé – Paris 3-0 (25:17, 28:26, 25:14)

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🏐| STANDINGS (updating on this day)
Chaumont 3
Nantes Rezé 3
Narbonne 3
Cambrai 3
Saint Nazaire 3
Tourcoing 2
Tours 2
Sète 1
Nice 1
Montpellier 0
Poitiers 0
Toulouse 0
Paris 0
Plessis Robinson 0

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🇫🇷| NEXT ROUND | JOURNÉE 2 | Round 2

Thursday October 6, 2022
• 19.00 (Local Time) | Narbonne – Tourcoing
• 19.30 (Local Time) | Sète – Nantes Rezé

Friday October 7, 2022
• 20.00 (Local Time) | Tours – Chaumont

Saturday October 8, 2022
• 18.00 (Local Time) | Toulouse – Nice
• 19.00 (Local Time) | Plessis-Robinson – Cambrai
• 20.00 (Local Time) | Saint-Nazaire – Poitiers
• 20.00 (Local Time) | Paris – Montpellier

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