The XV of France who atomises the English on their land of Twickenham (10-53), 87th victory in the Ski World Cup for the American Mikaela Shiffrin, 27th day of Ligue 1, Tadej Pogacar imperial on Paris-Nice in cycling... Find the most beautiful sports shots of the weekend through the work of photojournalists who travel the various sports fields all over the world. Thanks to the press agencies, always on the front line to cover major sporting events and the journalists of the editorial staff of 20 Minutes, here is another look, in pictures, on sports news.
Director: Olivier JUSZCZAK
By winning 22-7 in Scotland on Sunday, Ireland, led by Johnny Sexton who became the co-best scorer in the history of the Six Nations Tournament, offered itself the right to dream of a Grand Slam next Saturday, when hosting England. Full of audacity, the XV of the Thistle held out for a little more than a period at the green machine, which led only 8-7 at the break, but two back-to-back tries from James Lowe and Jack Conan on the hour mark definitively tipped the match.
The XV of France humiliated England at Twickenham to offer the largest victory in its history against the XV of the Rose (53-10), Saturday on the 4th day of the Six Nations Tournament.
Six months before the next World Cup, the two teams are really on two different planets. One asserts its status as a candidate for the title, while the other is very far from it and must rebuild everything.
With seven tries from Thomas Ramos (2nd), Thibaud Flament (26th, 58th), Charles Ollivon (40th, 60th) and Damian Penaud (72nd, 75th), Fabien Galthié's Blues have indeed erased a record co-held by the matches of 1972 (37-12) and 2006 (31-6). Each time in France.
In the fight to stay in Ligue 1, Angers, Troyes and Ajaccio lost this Sunday, respectively against Toulouse (0-2), Lorient (2-0) and Montpellier (0-1) on the 27th day. Yesterday, Rennes, dominated by Marseille (1-0) a week ago, remained silent again in Auxerre (0-0), after a lively match.
Buoyed by Loïs Openda's lightning hat-trick in less than five minutes, Lens returned to success after a big period of floating by winning easily in Clermont (4-0) to get back on the podium (3rd).
Three days after its elimination in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain painfully won 2 goals to 1 Saturday at the poorly ranked Brest (15th) with a goal from Kylian Mbappé at the end of the match (90th), on the 27th day of Ligue 1.
Lille and Lyon neutralized each other (3-3) on Friday during the 27th matchday of Ligue 1, at the end of a crazy second half that Jonathan David and Alexandre Lacazette marked with their imprint. A bad operation for both clubs.
Defender Benjamin Pavard scored Saturday afternoon his first double in seven Bundesliga seasons, giving Bayern victory against Augsburg (5-3), while Borussia Dortmund left two points on the way, conceding the draw on the lawn of Schalke (2-2). With 52 points on the clock, Bayern remains alone in the chair of leader that it shared for two days with Borussia Dortmund.
Napoli continues to march on the Serie A with a new victory without discussion against Atalanta Bergamo (2-0), Saturday, which gives them eighteen points ahead with twelve days to go. In the wake of his wall-piercer Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who unlocked the match with a strike under the bar after a double feint of shot (60th), Napoli left no room for doubt after the defeat against Lazio Roma (1-0) and continues to sprint towards a first scudetto since those of the Maradona era, in 1987 and 1990.
Tadej Pogacar, winner of the last stage on Sunday on the Promenade des Anglais, won Paris-Nice in his first participation in front of Frenchman David Gaudu who managed to intersperse in the duel at the summit between the Slovenian and the Dane Jonas Vingegaard. Yellow jersey on his back, the Slovenian from UAE flew into the Col d'Eze, the last climb of this 81st edition, to take his third stage victory with 33 seconds ahead of Vingegaard and Gaudu.
The day before, Tadej Pogacar had consolidated his leader's yellow jersey by winning the queen stage at the top of the formidable Col de la Couillole, ahead of an impressive David Gaudu.
The young Frenchman Eric Perrot invited himself to the first individual podium of his career, at the age of 21, taking third place on Sunday in the mass start in Oestersund (Sweden), dominated in the absence of the Boe brothers by another Norwegian, Vetle Christiansen.
France's Lou Jeanmonnot and Julia Simon finished second and third in the mass start in Oestersund, Sweden, on Sunday, won by Italy's Dorothea Wierer, a result that keeps Simon in a favorable position in the race for the big crystal globe.
American Mikaela Shiffrin took her 87th World Cup victory by winning Saturday's slalom in Are (Sweden), becoming the sole holder of the record of success long held by Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark.
After equalling the record of 86 victories of the legendary Swede on Friday by winning the giant of Are (Sweden)!
The Swiss Marco Odermatt, again imperial, officially sealed his victory in the overall classification of the Alpine Ski World Cup for the second consecutive year on Sunday with another success in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia).
Already second on Saturday behind Odermatt on the occasion of a first giant, Alexis Pinturault signed a second consecutive podium with his 3rd place.
The step was still too high. Tony Yoka was beaten on points by Carlos Takam on Saturday night at the Zenith in Paris, suffering a second consecutive defeat after his loss to Martin Bakole ten months ago. The 2016 Olympic champion, who had himself warned that he had no right to make mistakes, bowed on a split decision of the judges and greeted by a few whistles at the end of ten very close rounds (96-94, 96-94, 94-96). At 30 years old, Yoka now has eleven wins for two losses and sees the rest of his professional career seriously compromised.
The handball France team clinched its qualification for Euro-2024 by winning 30-27 after a close match against Poland on Saturday in Aix-en-Provence. With a fourth victory in as many matches in its qualifying campaign, the French are already assured of finishing in first place in their group, and therefore participating in the European meeting next January in Germany (from 10 to 28).
- 6 Nations
- Ligue 1
- Mikaela Shiffrin
- Tadej Pogacar