Wembanyama without mercy, Bosz without excuse, PSG without trembling, Rugby World Cup: the news of Friday, October 7, 2022

What not to miss between last night and this morning

1. Basketball: Wembanyama, winning show (this time)

New manifestation. Victor Wembanyama (18) splashed in Game 2 between the Metropolitans 92 and G League Ignite on Thursday in Las Vegas. In addition, the French club was victorious in this second match, after losing the first on Tuesday. Wembanyama scored 36 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, managed 4 blocks and, above all, gave a disconcerting impression of ease during his 112-106 success, against a formation that was quickly deprived of Scoot Henderson. The potential number 2 of the next NBA draft (behind guess who) only played five minutes for a knee with the tricolor phenomenon. He returns to France crowned with a strengthened planetary reputation.

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2. Football – Europa League: Rennes manages to finish

Sometimes he has the gift of annoying but above all talent for football. Désiré Doué, 17, scored the winning goal for Stade Rennais (minute 89) on Thursday night in the Europa League. “He will have to improve his choices, very quickly, because it is not the first time“, summed up his coach Bruno Genesio, about the tendency of his young will-o’-the-wisp to try to make the decision, alone. A demand proportional to the potential of Doué, who at the beginning of the season became the first player born in 2005 to score among the five “Great European Championships” Following their 2-1 win at home to Dynamo kyiv on Matchday 3, Rennes are second in their group, tied on points (7) with leaders Fenerbahçe.

First “Europe” scorer born in 2005: Doué, the aptly named will-o’-the-wisp of Rennes

3. Football – C3/C4: Nantes avoids the full tricolor

Round ball, always. In addition to the success of Rennes, the European evening of the French clubs was good. In the Europa League, AS Monaco took the best of Trabzonspor on the Rock, 3-1, with a decisively found Wissam Ben Yedder (author of a double after a hat-trick in the league, Erling Haaland style). In the Europa League Conference, OGC Nice also won, with the fewest away scores going to Slovacko. Only FC Nantes, in C3, missed the pot, losing to Freiburg, 2-0. Canarias is third in its group.

Pedro Chirivella (FC Nantes) against Maximilian Eggestein (Freiburg) in the Europa League

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And also…

  • Formula 1 – It was time for the first free practice sessions at Suzuka, on the night of Thursday to Friday (French time). Results ? Fernando Alonso (Alpine) is the one who has started the best, in the rain.
  • Football – Arsenal and Manchester United did their job on Thursday in the Europa League, beating Bodo/Glimt 3-0 and Omonia 2-3. Anthony Martial found the net, not Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Basketball – ASVEL started their European campaign with a loss, at home to Milan. The Villeurbannais lost to Astroballe 62-69 on Thursday night in their first game of the 2022-2023 EuroLeague.
  • Handball – PSG is well launched in the Champions League. The Parisian club has a record of three wins and one loss, after its 40-31 triumph against Zagreb, this Thursday in the French capital.
  • Football – Are you used to being speechless in front of Erling Haaland’s statistics? This time it’s about his salary. The ‘Cyborg’ earns more or less a million euros a week, according to the Daily Mail.

175 goals: Haaland does better than Mbappé and crushes the Messi-Ronaldo duo at the same age

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  • Lyon, it’s time for this to stop
Four defeats in a row in the League. Olympique Lyonnais had not experienced this in the 21st century… until the series that it deplores at the moment. Will the Rhodaniens stop the bleeding this Friday night, hosting Toulouse (9pm) at the start of Matchday 10? It may be the future of his coach, Peter Bosz, who is registering the return of important players. The point about the critical situation of OL and his coach is here.

The World Cup is in a few hours, for the French women’s team, and in a few months for its male counterpart. He’s on his mid-week rugby podcast show twice: Stop Buffet. Good listen.

  • A seductive Djokovic-Khachanov on the menu
Busy week in tennis at Eurosport. The ATP tournaments in Tokyo and Astana will be followed on our antennas and our application, especially Kyrgios-Fritz in Japan (not before 11 a.m.) and Djokovic-Khachanov in Kazakhstan (not before 2 p.m.), this Friday , quarterfinal day.
But also… Tadej Pogacar forced to win Lombardy so as not to be “lowered” and Max Verstappen in the ideal place to be crowned.

A still clinical Djokovic and yet Van de Zandschulp struggled

The question of the day: what time to get up to see Les Bleues?

Notice to night owls: they are served! For the less nyctalopes among you, on the other hand, following the opening match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup will be a challenge. South Africa – France is scheduled for 3:15 am French time on the night of Friday to Saturday at Eden Park. Les Bleues have enough to fuel ambition in New Zealand… enough to make you want to open your eyes?

What are the chances of our Blues?

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