Deschamps’ list for the Blues, the PSG version Pochettino, the return of Van der Poel: the news on a set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Champions League: It was (almost) Pochettino’s PSG

This is how we titled our traditional “cheat sheet” post Maccabi Haifa – PSG. On the Israeli lawn, Paris suffered, even conceding the opener before waking up, and by the strength of their attacking talents, reversed the situation thanks to a goal from each of the members of the MMN: Messi, Mbappé and Neymar (1-3). A second success in the Champions League is perhaps the main thing for a Galtier who knows he still has work to do.


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“What worries is the lack of reaction from Galtier”

2. Football – Champions League: Haaland obviously, slaps for Juve

For a long time the reunion between Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund remained goalless. But it took a hell of a lot of naivety to think that the Norwegian was not going to play a dirty trick on his former club. Haaland scored well, giving his side victory in the 84th minute (2-1). Juventus did not take advantage of Milik’s early opener and lost to Benfica (1-2). Real quietly won in front of Leipzig (2-0).

3. Basketball – Euro: The Blues will not meet Doncic

After avoiding Nikola Jokic’s Serbia and seeing Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Greece eliminated, the French team noted on Wednesday evening that their opponent in the semi-finals would not be, as at the Olympic Games, Luka Doncic’s Slovenia, but the Poland. Defending champions, the Slovenians were beaten by surprising Poles (90-87). The star missed out on his game with “only” 14 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists.

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Soccer – Transfers : Olympique de Marseille has terminated the contract of Cédric Bakambu which stretched until June 2024. The striker will sign free with Olympiakos according to La Provence and L’Equipe.

Tennis – Davis Cup : Without Alcaraz, Spain dominated Serbia in the group stage (3-0). Same score for Italy over Croatia (3-0). The United States beat Great Britain (2-1) and Germany France (2-1).

Handball – Champions League : HBC Nantes lost heavily (40-33) in Kielce during the first day of the group stage. The “H” did not delude the finalist of the last edition and winner in 2016, in a very tough group A with in particular Barça, double defending champion, Kiel and Aalborg.

Nantes took 40 in Kielce: the summary of the defeat of the “H”

Today’s podcasts

Thursday is Stop Buffet. Around Imanol Harinordoquy, the journalists of the Midi Olympique Jérémy Fadat and Arnaud Beurdeley and that of Eurosport, Olivier Canton, addressed three subjects: the Union Bordeaux-Bègles and its extra-sporting problems, the Stade Toulousain and its bloated workforce and finally the France team one year from the World Cup.

In Belle Trace, Florence Masnada receives this week the former handball player Valérie Nicolas. The former goalkeeper tells her story through her career and in particular of this very special position as that of goalkeeper.

The catch-up video

Mathieu van der Poel had not won since the 1st stage of the Tour of Italy, at the very beginning of May. Anomaly repaired at the Grand Prix de Wallonie on Wednesday.

He’s back: Van der Poel settles Girmay and builds confidence before the Worlds

The story of the day on Eurosport

At 2 p.m., it’s time for Didier Deschamps. In a calibrated exercise, the coach of the France team will give his list for the two Nations League matches for this September window, against Austria (September 22) and Denmark (September 25). Without real sporting issues, this gathering will be worth especially for the choices that “DD” will make when faced with numerous injuries, especially in the defensive sector.

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What not to miss today

1. Football – Europa League: Second European outing for Nantes, Rennes and Monaco

Brilliant winner of Olympiakos for their reunion with Europe, FC Nantes crossed it to go to Baku to face Qarabag, their opponent for this second meeting, in Azerbaijan (6:45 p.m.). For Stade Rennais and AS Monaco, no travel but the Bretons will have a hard time facing Fenerbahçe (9 p.m.). Also winner of his first match, Monaco receives the Hungarians of Ferencvaros (6:45 p.m.).

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2. Football – Europa League Conference: A bit of serenity for Nice?

Nice’s first match of the European season turned into a nightmare before the match and if the worst was avoided with the Cologne fans, the images shocked beyond the footballing sphere. There will be around a hundred Nice supporters traveling to Belgrade to face Partizan (9 p.m.). Since they will be very supervised, the Aiglons will logically be able to concentrate on the field.

3. Handball – Champions League: An entry shock for PSG

After Nantes, Paris Saint-Germain will begin their 2022-2023 European adventure this Thursday (6:45 p.m.). For this entry, the Parisians could not have dreamed of a worse opponent since on their way, they will meet Veszprem, semi-finalist of last season but also in 2020 and finalist in 2019. A good way for Paris to know where it is. A meeting to follow on Eurosport 2.


Telekom Veszprém HC – PSG Handball

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