The main goalkeeper Diego Simone, the most prominent player in the Argentine handball team, scored two goals today in Montpellier, France, where he lost to Fuchsia Berlin, Germany, 31-23, as a visitor, in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. European Cup, and was eliminated.
Simonet, 30, who suffered from coronavirus for 19 days last year, started in Montpellier, who defeated Fuchs Berlin 32-29 at home in the first leg.
“Berlin was perfect in attack. It was their best match and they didn’t control well in defense,” Simonet told Telam of Germany after the match.
Thus, the French national team suffered today its third defeat in 12 matches in the current championship after losing to Skjern from Denmark 30-31 away on September 29 in the first leg of the qualifying round, and with Magdeburg, 32-30 at home on February 16 for the group stage.
Simonet, who was born in the German association Villa Ballester, moved from that club to São Caetano, Brazil, and continued his career in Torrevieja (Alicante, Spain) and after spending two years at US Ivry he ended up in 2013 in Montpellier Handball (France). ), The club he signed until 2022.
In that institution he won five titles: the French Cup (2014 and 2016), the League Cup (2016), the French Super Cup (2018) and the European Cup (2018), for which he was chosen as a player. (MVP) from the Final with HBC Nantes.
Simonet was also a Pan American double medalist (gold in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2011 and silver in Toronto, Canada, 2015), and represented the country at the 2012 London Olympics (Telam)