Payet and OM make PSG wait, Real de Benzema is closer to title, Djokovic-Kecmanovic: The news on a set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Ligue 1: Payet and OM postpone the PSG title (a bit)

The deal was simple, Paris had to do better than OM to become champions of France at the end of this 33rd day. The Marseillais therefore had to miss against Nantes, which could have been the case without Payet’s double on the penalty spot and a late goal by Harit (3-2). A success that puts Marseille, dolphin, six points ahead of Rennes, Strasbourg (which exactly defeated Rennes) and Monaco (Nice trapper). PSG dominated Angers (0-3), Bordeaux and Sainté drew (2-2) and Lorient gave himself some breathing room by dropping Metz (2-1). Lyon lost again, to Brest (2-1).

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Dimitri Payet (Marseille) after his goal against Nantes, April 20, 2022 in Ligue 1

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2. Football – Liga: Real one step away from the coronation

Once, Karim Benzema failed to score, which did not stop Real Madrid from easily dominating Osasuna on their lawn (1-3), thanks to Alaba, Asensio and Vasquez. The White House’s 35th title in La Liga is not yet here, but without FC Barcelona’s two late games, pushed back to 18 points, it would already be a packed affair. Xavi’s players can still earn 21 points, so do the math: Real’s title is fast approaching.

3. Tennis – Wimbledon: Ban Russians and Belarusians, a “crazy decisionfor Djokovic

I will always condemn war, because I am a child of war myself (…) but I cannot support the decision of the Wimbledon tournament, I think it is crazy“. Here are the words of Novak Djokovic after the announcement of the London Grand Slam, which will ban the presence of Russian and Belarusian players for the 2022 edition after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”Tennis players, athletes have nothing to do with what’s going onIt’s never a good thing when politics get involved in sportshe added.

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Football – Premier League Tentatively overtaken by Liverpool on Tuesday night, Manchester City recaptured first place in the standings after their success against Brighton (3-0).
Football – Italian Cup : Juventus Turin beat Fiorentina in the second leg of the semi-final (2-0) and joined Inter Milan in the final.
Football – Ligue 1 : Keylor Navas first spoke about a “complicated” situation at PSG with league Gianluigi Donnarumma. †I’m happy in Paris, but that has to changehe added.

Basketball – NBA : Boston leads 2-0 in their series against Brooklyn (114-107), while Embiid almost scored on the buzzer to give Philly 3-0 ahead of Toronto (104-101). Chicago surprised Milwaukee to his floor (114-110) and tied.

Basketball – Euroleague : Monaco suffered at the Stade de la Paix et de l’Amitié in Piraeus, losing 71-54 to Olympiakos in the first game of the quarter-finals.

Handball – Euro 2022 : De Blauw lost (31-30) to the Czech Republic in the qualification for Euro-2022, a setback without consequences for the already seeded Blauw.

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The V (now VI) Nations Tournament has only one hole in the list: it was found 50 years ago on the line of 1972, an edition overshadowed by the Derry massacre. This drama, better known as Bloody Sunday, had also been fatal to the ambitions of the XV of Ireland, author of that year’s excellent start.

What not to miss today

1. Football – La Liga: Barcelona need a second place

All has not been rosy for Barca this season, but with just one point behind Atlético de Madrid and two games less, second place reaches the Blaugrana. They face Real Sociedad on Thursday (9:30 p.m.) with a double ambition: to pass in front of the Colchoneros and not offer Real Madrid a match point for the title in their next game.

Barça de Xavi has (already) shown its limits

2. Cycling – Tour of the Alps: Arrival at altitude for Bardet and the others

The third stage of the Tour des Alpes did not make it possible to set the general classification excessively. Leader, Pello Bilbao has clocked 16 more riders in under 20 seconds before the fourth stage. With a finish at altitude, in Kals am Grossglockner, it should be on the penultimate day. Romain Bardet, who has been in form from the start, may have the chance to shine for the Giro, his first goal of the season.

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3. Tennis – ATP Belgrade: Djokovic against Kecmanovic passes a test

He struggled to beat Laslo Djere in the first round (2-6, 7-6, 7-6), how will Novak Djokovic behave in the quarterfinals against Miomir Kecmanovic, only 22 years old but already dangerous with certain two quarterfinals in Indian Wells then Miami? The Serb withstood a real test there after a setback in Monte Carlo and therefore a difficult start at home in Belgrade. The game will take place after 4 p.m., in the third rotation of the day.

4 games lost in 1h15: master Djoko taught student Kecmanovic

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