Les Bleues in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup, Max Verstappen in history, Lens new runner-up to PSG … What to remember from the sports weekend

The French women’s rugby union team has an appointment with New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Cup, Max Verstappen gave a new lesson in the competition in Mexico, PSG holds its new runner-up with Lens… what not to miss about this sports weekend.

Rugby World Cup 2022: Blues meet Black Ferns in semi-finals

It took more than an hour for Thomas Darracq’s players to let go of the horses and cement their dominance against Italy, in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup (39-3). However, Joanna Grisez and Caroline Drouin put their partners on track with the first try and change from the 3rd minute of play. But then, the game of Les Bleues was more chaotic, which the coach admitted at the break. In a great hurry, struggling to concretize their possession, the XV players of France went on top thanks to their scrum, before opening (four tries in 20 minutes).

The main thing is elsewhere: for the sixth time in a row – the eighth of nine editions – the Habs are in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The obstacle will be significant, Saturday, November 5 (7:30 am), for the Blue, who will need to eliminate the New Zealand Black Ferns at home, who will fall from Wales (55-3).

Tennis: Medvedev and Auger-Aliassime make appointment ahead of Parisian Masters 1000

Daniil Medvedev and Félix Auger-Aliassime were full of confidence this weekend. The Russian, world number four, won the Vienna tournament (ATP 500) against Canadian Denis Shapovalov after losing in the first round (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). his countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime, 9th in the world, was less hooked and took the best of Basel (ATP 500) against Holger Rune (6-3, 7-5). The four finalists have an appointment in Paris for the final Masters 1000 of the season.

Ligue 1: Paris and Rennes continue, Lyon revives, Marseille stagnates

The Parisian ogre almost fell into the Trojan trap on Saturday at the Parc des Princes. Defensively fevered without Marquinhos, left on the bench, left out twice, Christophe Galtier’s men relied on Carlos Soler then his three attacking stars – Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar – to clinch the th 11 victories this season in Ligue 1 (4-3).

Behind PSG, Lens did the right thing by winning in style against Toulouse (3-0) thanks to a hat-trick from Loïs Openda. Sang et Or reclaimed the runner-up spot in the reigning French champions, thanks to Lorient’s defeat against Nice (1-2). Rennes continued their good run by signing a fifth consecutive league victory against Montpellier (3-0) and climbed to the third step of the podium, ahead of Les Merlus.

Still in the fight for European places, Monaco, who beat Angers (2-0) and Lyon, winners at the Groupama Stadium against Lille (1-0), are closing in on OM, still 5th but lost by two points in Strasbourg after leading 0-2 (2-2). At the bottom of the table, Auxerre won an important game between weak ranks against Ajaccio (1-0).

Formula 1: Verstappen a little more history

Another victory for the world champion. Crowned since the beginning of October, Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is insatiable and showed it again at the Mexican Grand Prix. Author of the pole, he managed his race perfectly, Sunday, to sign his 14th victory of the season. It was a new record for both workouts, equaling the old mark set by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel in Austin during last week’s United States Grand Prix. “It’s been a fantastic year so far, and we want to go for more wins this season.”warned the Dutchman.

Behind him, we saw both men in 2021 on the podium, namely Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and the one who played at home this weekend, Sergio Pérez (Red Bull).

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