CAIRO – 28 May 2018: Egyptian International Handball player, Mohamed Mamdouh Hashem, led his French team, Montpellier, to achieve the EHF Champions League title.
Hashem is the first Egyptian player ever to achieve the Champions League title.
Montpellier defeated Nantes 32-26 on Sunday night at Lanxess Arena, Cologne to end 15 years of absence and win the second title in their history.
Nantes started the game well and they managed to lead the game with two goals after five minutes but Montpellier dominated the rest of the first half thanks to their goalkeeper, Vincent Gérard, who led them to end the first half winning 16-13.
Montpellier’s dominance continued in the second half and they were able to increase the gap with their opponents at the last ten minutes to win the game 32-26 and achieve the title.
Hashem had a great night against Nantes scoring five goals from five shots on goal to be the second top goal scorer in the game from his side after Ludovic Fabregas and Diego Simonet who scored six goals each.
Hashem scored the last goal in the game for his team.
Montpellier are searching for a perfect end for their season by adding the League title to the Champions League title for the first time in their history.
Montpellier lead the League table alongside Paris Saint Germain with 45 points each and one game remaining.