Sparekassen Danmark Enviornment is on no account an impregnable fortress. Aalborg Håndbold should notice that after a 32-35 defeat to efficient Nantes on Wednesday.
It was Aalborg’s third defeat at residence within the Champions League in three video games this season. Final season, Aalborg gained all eight of its residence video games within the match.
After assembly all seven opponents within the group as soon as, Aalborg is listed with seven factors in fourth place.
Nantes has ten factors within the group, with the highest two groups taking part in within the quarter-finals, whereas the next 4 groups should undergo a playoff spherical first.
Already in every week’s time, Aalborg may have the chance for revenge when the crew visits Nantes in its subsequent match within the Champions League.
After about ten minutes of play, the loudspeaker known as on the house crowd to assist Mikkel Hansen and firm, and that was additionally wanted.
A well-prepared Nantes crew was thus very sharp and scored virtually at will in 30 troublesome minutes for the house crew.
Fullback Thibaud Briet and winger Valero Rivera Folch transformed their 5 and 4 finishes respectively, and that left Aalborg on their heels.
The injury was restricted to 17-20 thanks, amongst different issues, to a few scores by linebacker René Antonsen in direction of the break. However Nantes have been on the mend and led 22-17 after 75 seconds of the second half.
The distinction between the crews was particularly within the established attacking play. Nantes simply performed their approach to open possibilities, whereas Aalborg had much less luck with their concepts.
Aalborg had a number of occasions labored Nantes’ lead down from six to 4 targets, and with 12 minutes left, Andreas Flodman decreased it to 26-29 after a counter.
It triggered a French timeout, and though Aalborg subsequently decreased the result in two targets a few occasions, Nantes regained its efficient observe.
Mikkel Hansen bought a bit going within the second half, and higher techniques have been additionally proven defensively, however there was by no means actually any pressure within the ultimate part of the match.