Austria-France, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, F1 in Baku, England-Italy, Top 14…. News on a plate


What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Nations League: Mbappé saves the furniture


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Substitute at kick-off after being forfeited in Croatia, Kylian Mbappé avoided a defeat for the Blues in Austria by equalizing at the end of the match (1-1) on Friday in Vienna. The Habs, still without a win during this June rally, are in last place in Group 1 of League A.

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2. Basketball – NBA: Curry on fire, Golden State recovers

The « Chef » once again made his immense talent speak. Accustomed to reacting after defeats, the Golden State Warriors were able to count on a major performance from their point guard Stephen Curry (43 points, 10 rebounds) to pick up two sets everywhere in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics (97-107). In a hot and then extinguished TD Garden, Golden State regained home court advantage before Game 5 in California on Monday night.

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Tennis – ATP Rosmalen : Daniil Medvedev qualified for the semi-finals by beating Ilya Ivashka (7-6, 6-4). He will face Adrian Mannarino there. Félix Auger-Aliassime, who beat Karen Khachanov, will challenge Tim van Rijthoven.

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Tennis – ATP Stuttgart : Nick Kyrgios is still in contention after his victory over Marton Fucsovics (7-6, 3-0 ab.). The semis will oppose him to Andy Murray for a superb clash. The other duel will pit Stefanos Tsitsipas against Oscar Otte.

Volleyball – Nations League : Third success in as many matches for the French team, victorious over Canada (25-16, 25-23, 25-21). The Blues even take the lead ahead of the United States.

Golf – Canadian Open : Wyndham Clark retained control of the Canadian Open, after the second round for a shot ahead of a fifth led by Rory McIlroy.

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Maxime Dupuis and Cyril Morin debriefed Austria-France in a special FC Stream Team where it is also obviously a question of Zinedine Zidane and Paris Saint-Germain.

What you absolutely must not miss this Saturday

1. Endurance – 24 hours of Le Mans: At 4 p.m., the big start

It is one of the biggest events in the sporting world and it takes place this Saturday: at 4 p.m., the cars of the four categories will set off on the legendary Sarthe circuit for 24 hours of a crazy spectacle. Toyota, big favorite, can it be beaten by Alpine? Probably not, but at Le Mans, anything can happen. We will also watch Sébastien Ogier, the prodigy Joshua Pierson (16) and the star Michael Fassbender. The 24 Hours of Le Mans can be followed in full on Eurosport websites and apps.

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2. Football – Nations League: England-Italy, remake of the Euro final

How we meet again… Eleven months after the Euro final won by Italy on penalties, England again challenges the Squadra Azzura (8:45 p.m.). The framework will be less prestigious between the League of Nations and the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton but the Three Lions will undoubtedly be inhabited by the spirit of revenge. Also to follow, Hungary-Germany, Wales-Belgium and Netherlands-Poland.

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3. Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Who takes pole in Baku?

Since its creation in 2017, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku has never crowned the same poleman twice. Rosberg (in 2016 under the name Grand Prix d’Europe), Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas and Leclerc, that’s it for the list of the fastest men on Saturday in qualifying. Since Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez are still missing from the list, the desire is great to bet on a Red Bull this Saturday, from 4 p.m.

4. Cycling – Critérium du Dauphiné: A grand queen stage

Galibier, Télégraphe, Croix de Fer… These names resonate in the minds of cycling fans like legendary climbs. This will be the program for the 7th and penultimate stage of the Dauphiné, the first in very high mountains. Finally, we will have to go up to Vaujany and up there, we will know who can win the general classification on Sunday. Wout van Aert, yellow jersey, will he resist? Probably not and we will logically turn instead to Primoz Roglic, big favorite.

The profile of the 7th stage: mythical passes, a way of the cross, here is the queen stage

5. Rugby – Top 14: Toulouse and La Rochelle launch the Playoffs

This Saturday of kings on planet sport will also see the Toulouse stadium and La Rochelle, very recent European champion, launch the decisive phase of the Top 14 season. The jump-off which sees a legendary French rugby club and the new stronghold will send the winner to the semi-final against Castres, leader at the end of the regular season.

« La Rochelle will not have more complexes against Toulouse than against Leinster »


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