Nantes handball players lost 28 to 24 against the Hungarians of Veszprem, for their first Champions League match of the season, Wednesday night at home in their H Arena. After a very good first period in which they stood up to the Hungarians who led only 11-10, Rock Feliho’s teammates gradually lost their physical footing in the second half, and Veszprem escaped in the last ten minutes ( maximum gap of six goals, 26-20, 54th). Next week, the Nantes residents will travel to Kiel, another big team in European handball. To get out of the group stage, the “H” must finish one of the first six places in his pool. The first two qualify for the quarter-finals directly, the others will go through a jump-off.