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LAST 16 REVIEW: Hugo Descat made it 27:27 as the French hosts and Kadetten left it all to play for next week
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Nothing separated Montpellier HB and Kadetten Schaffhausen in the first leg of the EHF European League Men Last 16 on Tuesday.

A penalty in the closing second, converted by Hugo Descat, gave Montpellier a 27:27 draw with nothing decided going into the decisive leg in Switzerland next week.

LAST 16, LEG 1

Montpellier HB (FRA) vs Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI) 27:27 (15:13)

  • there was a gap of more than two goals only once in match, when Montpellier led 16:13 early in the second half
  • otherwise, the lead swapped many teams between the teams as a draw seemed always a likely outcome
  • Kadetten goalkeeper Kristian Pilipovic had 15 saves during the game
  • Hugo Descat’s last-grasp penalty marked his eighth goal of the night
  • Magdeburg remain the only team that beat Montpellier in France this season, in the group phase

Descat and Schelker on fire

Montpellier and Schaffhausen met once before - in the EHF Champions League 2010/11 Last 16 - when the French side won both legs. This time the outcome will be closer, after the teams left the court in France with a draw. Hugo Descat scored eight goals and Jonas Schelker seven, while goalkeeper Kristian Pilipovic was crucial for the Swiss visitors.

TEXT: Tiago