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Handball: Paris-Saint-Germain end their season with a new title after their victory in the Coupe de France final against Nantes

In an evening marked by latest » of several players in the Parisian and Nantes jerseys, Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) got the better of HBC Nantes in the final of the French Handball Cup, Saturday June 11, at Bercy (36-31). Well helped by a great Vincent Gérard, who was playing his last match in the Rouge et Bleu jersey, the players from the capital suffocated their opponents as they dominated the French championship, and offered themselves the double.

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Defeated in their double confrontation with the Parisians, like all the other Liqui Moly Starligue teams this season, the Nantes residents hoped to overthrow PSG in the cup. But their will was not enough to muzzle the powerful teammates of Nikola Karabatic. Despite a good start to the match during which the H were on a par with the capital club, the Nantes people were quickly overtaken in defense and found themselves without a solution in attack, facing the wall Vincent Gérard.

After three seasons played in Parisian colors and before joining Saint-Raphaël, the goalkeeper wanted to take care of his exit and disgusted the Nantes attackers with ten saves in the first period.

In the opposing goal, the Dane Emil Nielsen, who is about to join FC Barcelona, ​​did not show himself up to the event for his last meeting in the jersey of the Violets. He was quickly replaced by his lining Mickaël Robin, also on the start, much more efficient and almost impassable on 7-meter throws to allow his team to reduce their deficit to two goals, when they were behind by five units to the break.

End of career for Kiril Lazarov, great outing for Remili

A gap dug by the Parisians which will prove to be sufficient to shelter them, especially as their replacements, including Elohim Prandi, have proved to be more decisive than those of HBC Nantes, like Kiril Lazarov, who played, at 42, the last game of his career.

Coming off the bench for a few minutes, the Macedonian handball legend made too many mistakes and couldn’t help his teammates, but recognized the superiority of PSG after the meeting at the microphone of beIN sports: “Paris played very well and deserved to win. For me, it’s the right time to end my career. Nantes is a very competitive club which fights for titles and I am very satisfied and proud to have played there. I think we did some good things and I wish them good luck for the future.”.

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With a lot of commitment and physically fresher, the Parisians therefore deprived H of a Coupe de la Ligue-Coupe de France double for the last on the bench of Nantes coach Alberto Entrerrios, but they kept their title and allowed Nedim Remili, Mikkel Hansen, Benoît Kounkoud, Vincent Gérard and Yann Genty to leave the capital on a good note.

“It was a special day with a title and then for many of us it was our last game, so we’re going to celebrate. There were a lot of emotions on Wednesday for the last match at Coubertin, and today we wanted to give everything for our last match with Paris. I’m really proud to have been part of this team.”savored Nedim Remili, before recovering his medal and heading to Kielce, Poland, in the offseason.

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