A boiling derby in hand, the play-offs in volleyball, the stars of foil, your sports weekend in Ile-de-France

For every weekend, Le Parisien offers you a selection of publications and events not to be missed in Île-de-France. Overview of the upcoming ones that will mainly focus on the Paris Marathon and the expected rugby derby of Ile-de-France.

The poster: Massy – Ivry, with the climb as a challenge

HANDBALL. Of the many derbies to be played in the Men’s D2 Championship this season, this Friday night’s one is one of the most important. At Massy (8th), Ivry (leader with 22 wins in 23 matches) simply has the opportunity to validate his rise in the Elite, five days before the end of the competition. The Val-de-Marnais, who have an 11-point lead over their first pursuer, Pontault-Combault, will certainly get their sesame if they win. They can even afford to lose if the Pontellois fall in Dijon (6th). Little precision: the only team to have beaten Ivry this season is… Massy, ​​​​​​September 24 (32-28).

The question: Can Paris Volley thwart predictions in the Ligue A play-offs?

VOLLEY-BALL. On to the playoffs! After 26 days of a regular season started in October, things get serious from this Friday with the final stages of the FFVB’s League A Championship to validate two Cannes successes at the last minute. A decision that caused poster changes for the half of the quarter-finals… but not for Paris. “We’re the only ones not affected by all this,” jokes Dorian Rougeyron.

The Parisian coach is focused on his duel against Montpellier and its many international medalists, including French Olympic champion Nicolas Le Goff. “They have players with a lot of experience, they are built to win a title,” warns Rougeyron, whose team finished in 6th place. From the outside we are in the position of an outsider, but when we enter a competition it is to win. At the end of the season we built up confidence in ourselves. We got 13 points out of a possible 15. We are ambitious. We do not present ourselves as victims. The last time we were champions, we finished the season in 6th place (in 2016). †

After two first games in Montpellier on Friday and Saturday, Paris will return to its home in Charpy next Thursday for the third act of this game.

The figure: 23, record number of wins in sight for PSG

HANDBALL. This Sunday, PSG Handball can step into the history of the French D1 Championship a little more. If they win in Cesson-Rennes (4pm), Raul Gonzalez’s men will indeed take 23 wins in a row, one more than their previous record. Last year, at this time, at home in Coubertin, the champions of France were stopped by H de Nantes (24-25). However, watch out for the Breton team, 7th in the standings and unbeaten at home since the start of the season. Nantes, Montpellier, Nîmes and more recently Saint-Raphaël can testify to this.

The right plan: Meeting the stars of world foil

FLOIL. After two years without events, the Cercle d’Escrime Melun Val de Seine is organizing another international evening this Friday, “Les Etoiles du Fleuret”, (from 7 pm, free entry) at the Safran Aeronautical and Space Museum in Réau ( Seine en Marne ). Following on from the Master, founded in 2009, this event brings together some of the best foil fencers in the world, with a new formula by mixed teams.

The CE Melun Val-de-Seine team will consist of Enzo Lefort (Olympic Team Champion in Tokyo 2021 and World Champion 2019) and Pauline Ranvier (Olympic Vice Champion by Team in Tokyo 2021 and Vice Champion of the World 2019). There will also be three other foreign teams on the track, with multiple Olympic and World champions.

All these champions will then meet the best foil fencers of France, on Saturday and Sunday in the Jacques Marinelli sports complex and in the Melun tennis club, to compete in the Château de Couches tournament (formerly the Reine Blanche tournament) and the Challenge ” 3 Moulins Habitat” (formerly Challenge Revenu), women’s and men’s foil national circuit events.

The Return: The French D1 Baseball Championship

BASKETBALL. While all the other championships attack the home game before the big holiday, the D1 baseball championship kicks off this weekend and ends in mid-August. Four teams from Ile-de-France are present in the Elite, of the ten present: the Templars of Sénart, the Lions of Savigny s/Orge, the Paris University Club and the Cougars of Montigny-le-Bretonneux. In each encounter, played over two nine-inning games, the attacking batsmen must outflank the opposing team’s defenses to get on the scoreboard. Last year’s finalists, the Templars will once again try to beat Rouen, the most successful club in France.

THE PROGRAM

BASKETBALL. D1 (1st day). Rouen – MONTIGNY-LE-BRETONNEUX (Saturdays, 11am and 2pm); Metz-Cometz – PUC (Saturday, 11am and 2pm); SENART – Nice (Saturday, 7.30 pm and Sunday 2 pm, at the Templiers Stadium in Lieusaint).

BASKETBALL. Betclic Elite (Day 27): Roanne – PARIS BASKETBALL (Friday, 8pm); Fos/Mer – NANTERRE (Friday, 8 p.m.); Bourg-en-Bresse – BOULOGNE-LEVALLOIS (Saturday, 8pm).

HANDBALL. Liqui Moli Star League (23rd day): Aix – CRETEIL (Friday, 8pm); Cesson-Rennes – PSG (Sunday, 4 p.m.). proleague (25th day): Dijon – PONTAULT-COMBAULT (Friday, 8.30 pm); MASSY – IVRY (Friday, 8.30 pm, Coubertin sports center). Women’s League (21st day): Toulon – PARIS 92 (Saturday, 8pm).

RUGBY. Championship Cup (round of 16, first leg): STADE FRANCAIS – RACING 92 (Saturday, 6.30 pm, Jean-Bouin Stadium).

VOLLEY-BALL. League A. Play Offs (quarter-finals): Montpellier – PARIS (Friday 8 pm and Sunday 4.30 pm). Play (1st day): LE PLESSIS-ROBINSON – Cannes (7pm, Saturday, Espace Omnisports).