Anthony Elanga saves United, Djokovic, Medvedev, Nadal, OM against Qarabag: The news on a set of Thursday February 24


What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Champions League: Elanga saves United, Benfica and Ajax back to back

Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes or even Jadon Sancho? No, the savior of Manchester United in the round of 16 first leg of C1 is only 19 years old and is called Anthony Elanga. Came into play in the 75th, he allowed, by scoring five minutes later, the Red Devils to snatch a draw on the lawn of Atlético de Madrid (1-1). In the other 8th of the evening, Benfica came back twice to match Ajax to also draw (2-2).


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United’s savior is him: Elanga, the kid launched at full speed

2. Football – Premier League: Liverpool have fun, Tottenham misses

Three late matches of the 13th, 18th and 19th days were played on Wednesday evening in the Premier League. Opposed to Bielsa’s Leeds, Liverpool took the opportunity to return to three points from Manchester City thanks to a very wide success (6-0) in which Salah and Mané both scored twice. Bad operation for Tottenham surprised by Burnley, now 18th (1-0). Crystal Palace crushed Watford (1-4).

3. Tennis – ATP Acapulco: Walks for Medvedev, Nadal and Tsitsipas

All is well for the best players in the world in the highly competitive Acapulco tournament. Before crossing later in the table, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas did not give details last night. The Russian dismissed Pablo Andujar in two sets (6-1, 6-2) and 1h04 of play, same punishment for Stefan Kozlov against the Spaniard (6-0, 6-3). Finally, Tsitsipas, the last on the court, only played 49 minutes against Jeffrey John Wolf (6-1, 6-0). Alexander Zverev was kicked out of the tournament.

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Daniel Medvedev

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Soccer – Ligue 1 : Frédéric Antonetti will be suspended for seven matches after his altercation with Lille leaders. The LFP Disciplinary Committee, meeting on Wednesday, also added three suspended suspended matches for the technician.

Soccer – Ligue 1 : Marco Verratti, exasperated by the arbitration of Nantes-PSG (3-1) last Saturday, will appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the League on Wednesday March 2 according to AFP.

Handball – Champions League : Montpellier lost to Kiel on Wednesday night (35-26) and left second place in the group, qualifying for the quarterfinals, to the Germans.

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1. Rugby – Six Nations: Which team for the XV of France in Scotland?

It is this Thursday, two days before the duel against Scotland, that Fabien Galthié will announce the team that will challenge the XV du Chardon at Murrayfield (3:15 p.m.). Winners of their first two matches against Italy and Ireland, the Blues have a series to maintain. Gabin Villière injured, Galthié and his staff should make a change from the last match, Bordeaux’s Yoram Moefana should start on the wing.

« With its victory against Ireland, the XV of France has paved the way for the final victory »

2. Tennis – ATP Dubai and Acapulco: Djokovic and the others on deck

Winner of Karen Khachanov on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic plays a quarter-final well within his reach this Thursday in Dubai where he challenges Jiri Vesely. In Mexico, Rafael Nadal, facing Tommy Paul, will get the ball rolling before Stefanos Tsitsipas enters the court with Marcos Giron. Daniil Medvedev will be at the conclusion against Yoshihito Nishioka.

3. Football – European Cups: OM have no room for error

Winner 3-1 in the first leg at the Vélodrome, Olympique de Marseille travel to Qarabag to validate their ticket for the knockout stages of the Europa League Conference (6:45 p.m.). Although on alternating current lately, OM cannot fail against a very weak opponent. In the Europa League, Barcelona travel to Naples for the evening clash (9 p.m.) after the 1-1 first leg. In the other matches, we will watch Lazio-Porto (2-1 in the first leg for the Portuguese) or Real Sociedad-Leipzig (2-2).

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