Grand Slam, Embiid, PSG-OL: the news on a plate

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – League 1: Strasbourg beat Paris at La Meinau

The Meinau vibrated. Strasbourg scored a beautiful point on Friday, at the start of the 35th round of Ligue 1, against PSG. RCSA started very strong (Gameiro’s goal in the 2nd minute) and ended just as well (Caci’s goal in added time). Result: 3-3, while the Parisians were 1-3, with a double by Mbappé, in this part without a bet on them. The people of Strasbourg are preserving their opportunities in the race for Europe.


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Gianluigi Donnarumma during the match between Strasbourg and Paris Saint-Germain, on April 29, 2022 in Ligue 1

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2. Basketball – Euroleague: Monaco has not said its last word

The Roca Team stays in the running. The Monaco team won at home to Olympiakos on Friday night by one point (78-77), thanks mainly to a super third quarter. A success that brings the score to 2-2 in this quarter-final of the Euroleague. The fifth and final game of the series will take place on Wednesday in Greece. Just “erased” from the NBA playoffs, Kevin Durant witnessed the victory of the Monegasques of his former teammate Mike James.

Kevin Durant and Mike James – 29/04/2022

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3. Snooker – World Championship: O’Sullivan threw, Williams revived

Mark Williams managed to relaunch a long one-sided semifinal Friday night at the Crucible Theater. He is only led 13-11 (after being 12-5) by Judd Trump. Earlier, in the other half of the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield, Ronnie O’Sullivan did … Ronnie O’Sullivan. The result is a John Higgins 10-6 who has not given up. The next ? It’s this Saturday.

And the Crucible exploded: O’Sullivan breaks a frame as cruel as it is sublime

4. Basketball – NBA: The Grizzlies qualified, Embiid injured

Respected hierarchy. The Grizzlies won Friday at the Wolves’ court (106-114) and validated their ticket to the Western Conference semifinals (4-2 in the series). Second in the regular season, Memphis made the difference at the end of the game (+18 in the fourth quarter), despite an uncomfortable Ja Morant (17 points, 11 assists, 4/14 shooting).

The last four of each conference are known: Celtics-Bucks and Heat-Sixers, on the one hand, Suns-Grizzlies and Warriors-Mavs on the other. Among the last eight contenders, bad news for Philadelphia: According to The Athletic, in particular, Joel Embiid, his pivot, suffered an orbital fracture (right orbit) during the previous game, suffered a slight concussion and is ” indefinitely out “.

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  • Football – According to information from the Telegraph, Sky Sports and Reuters, Todd Boehly will become the new owner of Chelsea. The US businessman’s € 4.17 billion bid would have been accepted on Friday, despite competition from Jim Ratcliffe.
  • Tennis – On Friday, at the end of the day, the table of the Masters 1000 in Madrid was announced (May 1-8). Note: Thiem-Murray entry, and (perhaps) heavy for Christmas, with possible matches against Alcaraz and Djokovic even before the final.
  • Football – In the race for second place, Sevilla FC had a bad operation on Friday evening by conceding a draw at home against Cádiz (1-1), at the start of the 34th day of the League. Barça is one point away, with one game less.
  • Tennis – Sebastian Korda corrected Felix Auger Aliassime on Friday night in Estoril, in the quarterfinals: 6-2, 6-2. He will face his American teammate Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals. F2A, the No. 1 seed in the tournament does not shine on clay, at the start of the “ocher” season.
  • Basketball – 104-102, after extension. On Friday, Boulogne-Levallois won the Ille-de-France derby against Nanterre at home. Vincent Collet’s players retain the lead of the French championship three days before the end of the regular season.
  • Tennis – Naomi Osaka has started her clay court season strong. He dominated Anastasia Potapova this Friday in Madrid, which is more forceful: 6-3, 6-1. Sara Sorribes Tormo is his next rival.

Will Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal face off in Madrid?

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The update video

On Sunday during Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the violent fall of which fell victim Julian Alaphilippe marked Romain Bardet. This has opened up the debate about cycling safety. Our consultant Nicolas Fritsch talks about this, talks about what has changed in cycling, in terms of strategy and equipment, as well as the inevitable aspect of certain risks. His Friday column.

Fritsch on safety: “I compare today’s bikes with F1”

The update podcast

Friday is the FC Stream Team, with a rich menu in the presence of Cyril Morin and Hadrien Hiault. The first part is dedicated to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two stars are living contrasting seasons. How can they recover? The rest: the Klopp dynasty in Liverpool and the UNFP trophies in France are on the menu.

Which you will surely follow today

1. Rugby – Six Nations: Grand Slam goal of the Blues

A duel at the top. France and England have won their first four matches of this Six Nations Tournament, with offensive bonuses to begin with. There are, therefore, 20-20 before the poster this Saturday, at 15.15 in Bayonne, which will determine the winner of the test. French and English, so everyone has the Grand Slam in sight … and the XV de la Rose are the favorites. This is evidenced by their difference in points over the competition (+248, against +116).

Women – Marine Cleaning with the Blues

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2. Football – League 1: Rennes to believe in 2nd place

Two L1 matches on this Saturday’s program: Lens-Nantes at 5pm, Rennes-ASSE at 9pm. Sang et Or must win to keep up with aspirants in Europe. The Stade Rennais, behind OM by 6 points (2nd), can still look at the runner-up spot, and reminds him of the foceus, on the eve of the match between Marseille and Lyon. Nantes (10th) have less to play while Saint-Étienne (18th) can tremble.

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3. Rugby – Top 14: Toulouse under pressure

The Stade Toulousain (6th) would be good to win on Saturday evening (21:05), during the penultimate day of the Top 14 season. Opposed at home at the Stade Rochelais (3rd), the reigning French champion has space. by mistake, in the race to the final stages. Below are five more matches, with Lyon-Montpellier (3pm) or Perpignan-Brive, among the four matches scheduled for 5pm.

Harinordoquy: “Several teams say: ‘Stade Tolousain, we can beat them'”

4. Football – First League: A great and undecided duel

There are five days to go and Manchester City, the Premier League leaders, have only one point ahead of their runners-up Liverpool. The Reds will hit Newcastle first this Saturday. The Citizens will play in the late afternoon in Leeds. Here is our content on this fierce struggle:

Klopp until 2026, is this the birth of a dynasty? “This word does not exist in England”

5. Football – Champions League: Franco-French match

Great sporting rivalry and tense climate that goes beyond the field. This Saturday, from 9 pm, PSG players will host Olympique Lyonnais in the return leg of the Champions League semi-finals. Lyon, also at the top of the French championship, won 3-2 in the first leg. On the other hand, FC Barcelona must finish their work in Wolfsburg (5-1 in the first round), starting at 6 p.m.

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6. MotoGP – Spanish Grand Prix: Quartararo, again?

Last weekend in Portugal, Fabio Quartararo recovered, successfully. Here’s the reigning world champion leading the 2022 MotoGP exercise, tied with Alex Rins. In Spain, the Frenchman can confirm, always with the question of his future in the background: in Yamaha … or not? Classification from 2.10 pm Jerez.

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) after his victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 24, 2022

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But also… The possible coronation match for Real Madrid (4.15pm against Espanyol) and, on our airwaves: the Snooker World Championship continues, as well as the ATP Estoril tournament and the Tour de Romandia, with high-altitude arrival , while you can also watch the ePrix in Monaco.


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