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the calendar for the 2022/2023 season

Who can be stronger than Paris Saint-Germain? This is a difficult question to answer as the superiority of the Parisians is undeniable. Unbeaten French champion last season, and titled for the last 8 seasons, PSG will defend their title on September 8, 2022, with 16 teams on the starting line. Find all the information about the calendar for the 2022/2023 season of the Liqui Moly StarLigue.

Liqui Moly StarLigue: PSG still unbeatable?

If PSG still cannot win the Champions League despite substantial resources (€17.8 million budget in 2021), its domination remains unchallenged in the Liqui Moly StarLigue. Winner of the last 8 editions (the last team to have deprived the Parisians remains Dunkerque HGL in 2014), Paris will remain the big favorite at the dawn of the 2022-2023 season. With a reshuffled workforce (departure of 2 goalkeepers Vincent Gérard and Yann Genty, Mikkel Hansen, Nedim Remili and Benoît Kounkoud), a new cycle is beginning in the capital.

For competition, it will be necessary to turn to its runner-up last season, HBC Nantes. As with PSG, Nantes have renewed their squad for this new season. Alberto Entrerrios left for Limoges, it is his former assistant, Grégory Cojean, who takes over as coach. Byebye also to the executives Emil Nielsen, Kiril Lazarov (retired), Dragan Pechmalbec and David Balaguer who had desires elsewhere. To build a new base, C.Cojean has decided to trust Ivan Pesic and Viktor Hallgrimsson as goalkeeper, Jorge Maqueda (who returns to the club 7 years after his departure), Jérémy Toto and Spaniard Kauldi Odriozola. Also involved in the Champions League, the 2018 European vice-champion hopes to hold the dragee high for the Parisian ogre.

Only 3th last season, Montpellier Handball will also be expected to play this season in the Liqui Moly StarLigue. Quarter-finalists in the Champions League, the Héraultais proved to be much more fragile on the domestic scene, with 9 defeats conceded. To regain its standing of the 2000s, the MHB and Patrice Canayer had to deal with 4 departures: Marin Sego, Benjamin Bataille, Gilberto Duarte and Olafur Gudmundsson. To compensate, the Hérault coach has set his sights on the French Karl Konan and Rémi Desbonnet (back in his training club), the Slovenian leader Stas Skube and the Georgian back from loan Giorgi Tskhovrebadze. A stability that should do great good to the most successful French club in history! Even if competing with PSG will be difficult over time, national cups remain a goal, as well as a good run in the European Cup.

The Liqui Moly StarLigue is progressing from season to season, with great players arriving in our French league. Each meeting is contested and easy matches no longer exist. And if HBC Nantes and Montpellier Handball seem the most likely to tickle Paris Saint-Germain, teams like Aix-en-Provence or Chambéry can come and play spoilsport!

The battle for maintenance will also be to follow with in the front line the 2 promoted ones that are Ivry and Sélestat who, just back in the elite of French handball, will want to avoid the elevator. After a 1time season in the elite beyond expectations (9th), Limoges suffered much more last season with a 13th square. The arrival of a new coach, Alberto Entrerrios, from Nantes, will be an asset in the fight for maintenance. First non-relegated in 2022 and 13th in 2021, Istres will have to show a more conquering face in the coming season to keep its place in the Liqui Moly StarLigue.

A break in January for the World Championships

Like every year, the Liqui Moly StarLigue will take a break during the month of January, to make way for the World Championships played this year in Poland and Sweden, from January 11 to 29, 2023. The break will take place from December 21, 2022 to January 9, 2023. February 2023.

The dates to remember for the 2022 / 2023 season Liqui Moly StarLigue

The 2022 / 2023 season of the Liqui Moly StarLigue will begin on the weekend of September 8, 2022 and will end on June 6, 2023. Shocks will fuel the season at all levels, whether for the title, European places and maintenance. Here are the important dates for this new exercise.

September 8, 2022 D1

  • Nantes – Chambery
  • Nimes – Paris
  • Toulouse – Creteil
  • Saint-Raphael – Limoges
  • Charters – Aix-en-Provence
  • Istres-Montpellier
  • Ivry – Cesson-Rennes
  • Selestat – Dunkirk

September 15, 2022 D2

November 3, 2022 D8

  • Paris–Chambery
  • Aix-en-Provence–Montpellier

November 10, 2022 D9

  • Chambery–Montpellier

December 15, 2022 D14

  • Montpellier–Paris
  • Aix-en-Provence–Nantes

December 21, 2022 D15

March 2, 2023 D19

  • Nantes–Aix-en-Provence

April 6, 2023 D23

April 20, 2023 D25

  • Paris–Montpellier
  • Chambery–Nantes

May 4, 2023 D26

  • Aix-en-Provence – Chambery

1er June 2023 D29

June 6, 2023 D30

  • Aix-en-Provence–Paris
  • Montpellier–Chambery
  • Saint-Raphael – Dunkirk
  • Charters – Créteil
  • Limoges – Cesson-Rennes
  • Istres – Nimes
  • Ivry-Toulouse
  • Selestat – Nantes

Find the full schedule here.


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