Benzema, NCAA, swimming, Tour of the Basque Country, Serie A: the news on a set of Tuesday February 5, 2022

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Basketball – NCAA: Kansas is university champion

The March Madness ended on the night of Monday to Tuesday, and it was Kansas that won against North Carolina in front of 70,000 people in New Orleans (72-69). The « Jayhawks » were trailing by 15 points at halftime, but took advantage of the North Carolina team’s crack to pocket the 2022 title of the North American university championship and honor their seeded status. #1. This is the 4th NCAA title for the University of Kansas.


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2. Football – Mercato: Karim Benzema makes a foot appeal to Kylian Mbappé

Real Madrid’s flagship striker Karim Benzema gave a long interview to the newspaper L’Equipe in which he discusses a plethora of subjects. If he admits that PSG was the team that scared him the most in the race for the Champions League, the French international especially made a (new) appeal with his foot to his partner in Blue Kylian Mbappé. « I like playing with him in the selection and I would like to play with him in the club. I think we would score double the goals. Or maybe even the triple! », He notably dropped, without concession on his desire to see the Parisian join him in Madrid. A timing that is not hazardous, the day after an astonishing exit from the French striker evoking « new elements » with a view to an extension in Paris. The bidding for Mbappé is definitely on.

3. Alpine Skiing: Johan Clarey continues until 2023!

« I will be present at the 2023 Worlds. For a downhiller, competing in the Worlds at home is so rare that you can’t miss it…“Johan Clarey made his announcement on Monday evening, a few weeks after declaring for Eurosport that he did not yet know if he was going to continue. At 41, the French skier is extending his career by a year, with the World Championships in France in 2023 in sight.”I am convinced that I can still achieve great things if I prepare myself well.“, he assured.

Johan Clarey during the Beijing Olympics downhill

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Soccer – Premier League : Arsenal sank at Crystal Palace last night (3-0) and left 4th place to Tottenham. Mikel Arteta’s men have grilled their joker.
Soccer – Serie A : The loser of the weekend in Italy happens to be AC ​​Milan, held in check on their lawn by Bologna (0-0). The Rossoneri remain leaders, but the gap is closing with Napoli and Inter Milan.
Soccer – Ligue 2 : AC Ajaccio easily won against Nancy, the red lantern (2-0) and took second place, behind the Toulouse leader.
Basketball – Betclic Elite: Boulogne-Levallois took the lead against Fos-sur-Mer (77-73), and escaped ahead of Monaco at the top of the French championship standings.

Formula 1 : Helmut Marko, senior adviser to Red Bull, has claimed that Max Verstappen has an exit clause in his new contract with Red Bull.

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What you will be sure to follow today

1.Cycling – Tour of the Basque Country: A second stage to follow on Eurosport

After Primoz Roglic’s first demonstration in the time trial yesterday, the Slovenian intends to confirm his overall lead on the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, between Liza and Viana on a 207 km stage with three difficulties listed in the classification of the mountain. A race to follow in full on Eurosport, from 3 p.m. on our antennas.

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2. Football – Champions League: It’s the return of the C1

A few weeks after the round of 16, it is now the quarterfinals who are appearing on the program, with two enticing posters on Tuesday evening. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcomes Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid, for a duel of coaches who respect each other enormously, while Benfica will try to achieve the feat against Diogo Jota’s Liverpool, relying in particular on their Uruguayan nugget Darwin Nunez. Kick-off of the two posters at 9 p.m.!

3. Swimming – French Championships: Kick-off of the « France », with the Worlds in sight

To qualify for the world championships (June 18 to July 3 in Budapest) and Europe (August 11 to 21 in Rome), French swimmers will have to shine during the French championships which begin on Tuesday in Limoges. Until Sunday, the best French people like Florent Manaudou, Maxime Grousset, Charlotte Bonnet, Marie Wattel will be on deck. The nugget Léon Marchand, already qualified, will remain in the United States.

Florent Manaudou

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