Metz's handball team won the 10th Coupe de France at Bercy on Saturday, defeating Besancon in a final (33-23) The lair at Bercy was the place where the Messines, beloved favorites, celebrated a perfect season at the national level. They won the French championship after a regular season that saw 26 wins in 26 games. This is the seventh consecutive time that Emmanuel Mayonnade’s players have achieved the league and cup double.
Metz's handball team was formidable, and the score reflected that match against Besancon's team. Besancon had not reached the Coupe de France final in 2005. Metz's game impressed them.
Chloe Valentini (left winger, Metz), a former Bisontine player, marked the meeting by her lightning upfield and never gave in to the defense of Besancon. International Tamara Horacek was sent to the stands just before halftime after she shot the Besancon goalkeeper in his head (15-9)
Metz maintained a 10-goal advantage in the second match and continued to climb towards victory. Emmanuel Mayonnade's team was able to overcome Sebastien Mizoule's aggressive players after a successful season.
This final was also for Messines, carried in boiling public by the omnisport palace Bercy. It was the occasion of a last game with their half-center Meline Naccandy and Orlane Kanor. They will be joining Paris 92 or Rapid Bucharest.