DECRYPTION – From the coronation of Real by Carlo Ancelotti to the good harvest of the French judo team in Sofia, to the new false step of the duncas of L1, the results of the sports weekend.
Ancelotti champion everywhere
After Italy with Milan, France with PSG, Germany with Bayern and England with Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti won the title of champion of Spain at the head of Real Madrid. A guaranteed coronation on Saturday, after a 4-0 win against Espanyol, the 35th in the history of the White House. Champion of the five major European championships? It’s a first. “I am very happy. I had the opportunity to coach great teams, great clubs, Milan, Real, PSG, Chelsea and Bayern“, said the Italian coach, where bein Sports , after dropping a short sentence full of meaning about Kylian Mbappé. “The future of this club is already written. With this president, the future is already written“But he refused to say that the 23-year-old world champion will join Real this summer. Meanwhile, the White House still has work to do, with this match against Man. Champions: Of course, we will not forget to emphasize the importance of Mr. Benzema in this coronation in Madrid.
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Judo, golden girls
The roller coaster of the French judo team in Sofia. In fact, the French came out of the European Championships with eight medals, including three gold for Romane Dicko, Marie-Eve Gahié and Shirine Boukli, two silver and three bronze. Enough to finish at the top of the nations standings, even in the absence of Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbégnénou. Note that the girls recovered seven of the eight tricolor medals. Cédric Revol, third on Friday in the under 60 kg category, is the only one of the nine French in the race to get on the podium. We were expecting a men’s team in reconstruction, that’s what we saw in Bulgaria.
The heart of blood and gold
Never two without three. As against Nice (3-0 win) and Paris (1-1), the Lensois took the points in numerical inferiority on Saturday. One point in this case, with this tie against FC Nantes (2-2). However, the Canaries advanced 2-0 in this match of the 35th day of Ligue 1 and Blood and Gold played ten from the 19th minute of play, after the expulsion of their goalkeeper, Jean-Louis Leca. “It’s something strong. Not many teams are able to do that, it’s a pride“The coach of the North, Franck Haise, said.” There’s something about this. of the classification of the French championship Chicken?
Top 14: The LOU counterattacks
Lyon is (much) better. In early April, the LOU conceded a 10-43 home defeat to the Toulonnais, which did not bode well for the race for the final stages. Boosted by success in Brive, Pierre Mignoni’s men magnificently confirmed their recovery by dominating the Top 14 leader, Montpellier, by 43 to 20. An improved success (five recorded trials) that allowed LOU to rise to 5th place in the rankings and believes more than ever in his ranking two days before the end of the regular season. “Four weeks ago, we were the worst. Today we are still alive», The Lyon coach legitimately rejoiced.
The women’s OL returns to the C1 final
The weekend was not only good for the LOU in Lyon. The OL footballers effectively eliminated PSG in Paris (1-2) on Saturday, in the return leg of the semifinals of the Women’s Champions League. After the 3-2 first leg victory, this success opens the door to the final. “It is a year of reconquest“Selma Bacha from Lyon insists, salivating at the idea of facing Barcelona on May 21, in Turin.”Barça is a team that is evolving European football, which fills the stadiums. It is an example. We will get there slowly but surely. As a supporter, when I listen to Lyon-Barcelona, it makes you want to“OL will play her tenth C1 women’s final and try to win an eighth.
Quartararo leads the MotoGP World Championship
Whoever loses wins. If he were to bow out to Italian Francesco Bagnaia, winner of the Spanish MotoGP Grand Prix on Sunday, Fabio Quartararo would take control at the helm of the World Championship. Second on the line, the Frenchman is happy with his shot. “I was on the edge, I couldn’t have done better. That’s five points we missed (compared to the 25 of a win, editor’s note), but frankly, we can be happy.“, swears the current world champion, already shot at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Marseille, the blow of the breakdown
OM cracks. Between the two European Conference games against Feyenoord, Jorge Sampaoli’s players received a slap in the face against their rival OL (0-3) on Sunday, in the last match of the 35th day of Ligue 1. Olympic ”intense and sometimes stormy, marked by disputes. and questionable arbitral awards. “We have already been penalized in Paris (defeat 2-1, ed.), And here again. I think the criteria should be standardized so that no one is penalized, as we were this evening“, plagues the Argentine coach, back against the”errorsof the arbitral tribunal. The Marseilles, however, gave the baton to win the game as well, lacking realism, in particular Arek Milik at the end of the first period. However, they remain solid in the standings, three lengths ahead of Rennes and Monaco, before heading to the C4 halfway back on Thursday at the Velodrome. He will also be with Steve Mandanda in goal.
The Bleues du rugby still can’t do that
Gaëlle Hermet and her companions dreamed it. The Six Nations Tournament ends with a victory over the English at a Jean-Dauger Stadium in Bayonne. Ace it! It was a bit quick to forget the English dominance of world women’s rugby. The “Red Roses” are by no means the number one in the world. Therefore, they inflicted on the Blues a ninth consecutive defeat in their clashes (success 24 to 12), increasing by one unit their current series of invincibility (23 victories). And taking, by adding an 11th Grand Slam to his list, the psychological advantage before the reunion of the group stage at the next World Cup in New Zealand (October 8 to November 12).
Lille loses his temper … and his last hopes
Never seen or almost in Troyes. The reigning French champions, Losc, lost to Estac (3-0) on Sunday, during the 35th day of Ligue 1. A match in which the Mastiffs received two red cards (Renato, Yilmaz) and … three penalties! Two reds and three penalties in the same match for the same team, we had not seen this in the last 30 years in the French championship. Troyes is also the first team from Toulon against Nancy on January 18, 1992 to convert three penalties in the same L1. Jocelyn Gourvennec mentioned “a very violent, cruel and extremely unlikely scenario», José Fonte criticizing certain arbitration decisions. “It’s starting to be a bit like Cirque du Soleil!“The Northern captain squeaked. One thing is certain: Lille lost their temper on Sunday at the Aube stadium, and probably also their last hopes of playing in the European competition for the 2022-23 season.
Metz and Bordeaux, it really smells burnt
“Do you believe in miracles? I don’t believe in miracles.Frédéric Antonetti did not show extravagant optimism on Sunday, after seeing “his” FC Metz miss a two-goal lead against Montpellier (2-2). “There is usually a lack of success. But, we didn’t have any last ones. We are never rewarded. It’s hard to live“The coach of the Messina red lantern has said more than ever on his way to Ligue 2. A car in which Bordeaux also has its place. 19th of L1, the Girondins, harmless, logically lost on Sunday against Nice (0-1). “The goal we give them … We put them in favorable situations“Upset David Guion, coach of Bordeaux, saying he will”they need to quickly eradicate fever and anxiety. We will not let go.“In the standings, ASSE, 18th and a blocker with three more days to play, is four points ahead of Bordeaux and six ahead of Metz.
Top 14: Bordeaux-Bègles misses the mark
UBB at the top of the Top 14 and officially qualified for the finals? It was possible, in case of victory over Toulon on Sunday evening, at the end of the 24th matchday. Lost. If the two teams were tied during the first period (16-16 MT), the Girondins took the broth after the break, yielding a hard 13-0 to end with a 16-29. A blow against Varois as a pendulum and you can still dream of the Top 6.In the second period we are catastrophic in terms of the game. Tactically, we lose the thread, we do anything.“Christophe Urios sums up when his captain, Mamad Diaby, points out that the UBB has”given the stick to be hit. If we don’t level up, we get slapped“, he added. Bordeaux-Bègles remains second in the standings of this championship. Two days before the end, there is still no mathematically guaranteed team to play in the final!
Rohan Dennis offers the Tour de Romandie to Aleksandr Vlasov
Rohan Dennis on the royal road? You can believe it before the last stage of the Tour de Romandia on Sunday. A 16 km time trial between Aigle and the alpine village of Villars. Leader of the first stage on Wednesday and double world time trial champion (2018, 2019), the Australian took off to finally fail in the eighth position of the general, thus opening a boulevard to the Russian Aleksandr Vlasov, to whom he offers his first big hit against Gino Mäder and Simon Geschke.