After a new sports weekend, exclusive of football, “Le Parisien” invites you to return to the main results of clubs in Île-de-France.
Disappointment: the elimination of Racing 92 in the semi-finals of the European Cup
RUGBY. The disappointment is immense. Frustration too. After a 10-0 lead, Racing 92 was overthrown (13-20) by La Rochelle on Sunday in the semi-final of the European Cup. A defeat synonymous with early elimination from the European stage for Laurent Travers’ players. A match played in front of 15,522 spectators in the half-empty Bollaert-Delelis stadium. Indeed, the Racingmen were unable to play their meeting in their usual hideout of the Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre because of a concert by the rap group Sexion d’Assaut.
“They were very realistic about the game, we made too many mistakes, we were more dangerous at times, but they managed to materialize their actions,” analyzes Racing 92 captain Gaël Fickou. “It is difficult to analyze the game warmly, but the key was discipline They were rewarded more for scratches the umpire was strict on the ruck zones they were formidable in this area as well as on the carried balls We are very sorry it is pointless We have the opportunity to to score at the end but these are the vagaries of the sport Frankly it was not an easy game they are very strong very compact and they did not give up until the end congratulations on their state of mind It is very frustrating We are losing due to lack of pragmatism and our indiscipline, Racing must now focus on the end of the season in the Top 14 where it must secure its place for the play-offs.
The performance of the weekend: PSG handball players in the Coupe de France final
HANDBALL. Between two Champions League matches against Kiel (30-30 in the first leg), PSG handball players returned to more ordinary affairs this Saturday. If we consider that a semi-final of the Coupe de France is an ordinary affair. Confronted with Toulouse, the champions of France had a match that was more addictive than expected. But it is known, in the cup only the result counts. PSG won 37-32. See you on June 11 at the Accor Arena for the final. Paris will find Nantes who defeated Chartres. But from here on, there’s a crazy challenge to take on: go win the Champions League return leg in Kiel on Thursday night.
Weekend coronations: young basketball players from Ile-de-France celebrate
It is known, talent does not wait for the number of years! And the young basketball players of Ile de France have their pockets full. This weekend, the Ile-de-France clubs made a real foray into the national finals of the Franc Under-15 Championships. Among the girls, Paris Basket 18th won the title by beating Marne la Vallée (60-55) in the final.
Also among the boys, the coronation returned to a club in the Ile-de-France region. Nanterre, already crowned in 2016 and 2018, won its third French championship title on Sunday by dominating the young shoots of Asvel (80-78) in the final, in Saint-Julien-les-Villas (Aube). The reward of an almost perfect season for the players of Amine El Hajraoui (1 defeat in 22 matches) and best attack in the championship 93 points average. Charenton finished 4th in the last four.
The number: 2
RUGBY. Such as the number of clubs in Ile-de-France that won their direct tickets to the Fédérale 1 this weekend. Barbezieux-Jonzac (go: 18-18; return: 20-13) and Voiron (47-12; 28-22) rejected . They will play the round of 16 from May 29. For the Pucistes, this return to the 4th national level means the end of a long purgatory in the lower divisions. Former bastion of French rugby, semi-finalist of the French Championship in 1947, 1955 and 1958 and essential passage for many internationals and professional players, the PUC is now aiming for the Fed 2 title.
For Courbevoie and Sarcelles, who they have eliminated in 16th place, the mass has not yet been said. They can still hope to get their tickets to the Fed 1 at the end of the dams.
The sentence: “I am proud of my players”, Amara Sy, president of Cergy-Pontoise after his team’s elimination in the quarter-finals of N1
BASKETBALL. Hope was small. Small. And the tension didn’t last long. Both defeated on their floor in the quarter-finals of the National 1 playoffs, Rueil and Cergy failed to get a good one. They both underwent the law of their opponents. For the newly promoted Cergy, it is the end of a beautiful course. “I am proud of my players, enjoy Amara Sy, interior of Paris Basketball and president of Cergy. While I thought we would fight for maintenance, they fought to live this adventure in the playoffs. These are guys who pee their shirts, who don’t cheat. †
The image: Runners in emblematic places in Paris
The day after the Museum Night, the most emblematic monuments of the capital opened their doors this Sunday to welcome thousands of runners for the 4th edition of the “Run my City by Salomon” race. A unique event among all those that take place every weekend and that allows the participants – increasingly numerous – to cross and discover the emblematic places of the capital.
The series: Ivry takes place in the ProLigue
HANDBALL. The handball players from Ivry, who are already guaranteed to return to the Starligue for the season, were easy to win in Sarrebourg 31-41. Pontault-Combault also won at Angers 33-27 and Massy also won by beating Strasbourg 30-29. In the standings for the last day, Massy has nothing left to play for and will finish quietly against Billère on May 20. At the same time, the derby between Pontault and Ivry can be expensive. Pontault may not have let go of the idea of finishing second to steal Cherbourg’s place.
BASKETBALL. Division 1 (5th day). Pole A: SAVIGNY-SUR-ORGE – Metz: 5-0, 7-5, Rouen – PUC: 14-4, 20-0. Swimming pool B: SENART – Montpellier: 1-4, 7-3.
BASKETBALL. National 1 male. Play-offs (quarter-final return)† Lorient – CERGY-PONTOISE 85-64 (go: 82-50, Cergy eliminated); La Rochelle – RUEIL 68-56 (go: 75-63, Rueil out). National 1 bitch. Play-offs (3rd day) : Feyriat – STAMPS 78-70.
HANDBALL† French Cup (semi-final): PSG Toulouse 39-32. Pro League (29th day) : MASSY-Strasbourg 30-29; Angers-PONTAULT 27-33; Nice TREMBLAY 28-27; Sarrebourg-IVRY 31-41.
RUGBY. European Cup (semi-final). RACING 92 – La Rochelle 13-20. Elite Women (quarter-final) : Stade Bordelais – BOBIGNY 18-15. Play: Lille – FRENCH STADIUM 27-17.
VOLLEY-BALL. Elite Women (play-offs, 10th and final day) : Saint-Die-des-Vosges – LEVALLOIS 0-3. Play : Vitrolles – CLAMART 3-0.