Ligue 1 is back this weekend and has already given birth to a rich match between Nice and PSG. Saturday, the Lyon of Rudi Garcia enters the scene while the serious things begin at the Mondial of rugby. In tennis too, the program is enticing. News is served on a tray.
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Tennis – ATP Moscow : Frenchman Jeremy Chardy has lost in three sets to No. 3 seed Marin Cilic (6-4, 4-6, 7-6), who will play his first semi-final of the year on the circuit .
Surf – Tokyo 2020 : Frenchman Jeremy Flores qualified for the Olympics during the penultimate stage of the Championship Tour (CT).
Rugby – Pro D2 : Perpignan went against Mont-de-Marsan (44-17) to return temporarily tied for Grenoble at the top of the standings.
Football – League 2 : After an evening of rare sadness (five goals in eight games, five games without goals), Paris FC left the last place by winning in Chateauroux (0-1). Sochaux, 3rd, has not been able to win in Chambly (0-0).
Football – Bundesliga : Bayer Leverkusen fell sharply on the pitch of Eintracht Frankfurt (3-0), now tied for points (14) with his victim on Friday night, in seventh place.
Basketball – Jeep Elite : Chalons-Reims won against Nanterre (98-91) on the fifth day. The Portel has for its part dominated Roanne (79-69) while Chalon-sur-Saone went to seek a success on the floor of Gravelines-Dunkerque (63-64).
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1. Rugby – World Cup: Serious Things Start
This Saturday marks the beginning of the final phase of this Rugby World Cup, with two enticing posters between England and Australia (9:15) and New Zealand and Ireland (12:15). . The Blacks still serve as favorites after assuming their status in the group stage (three games, three wins). Opposite, the XV clover is doomed to the exploit but beat his opponent of the day in two of their last three confrontations. For its part, Australia, not impressive in pools, will be opposed to a XV of the Rose she can not beat.
2. Football – Ligue 1: Premiere of Rudi Garcia with OL
His appointment was much talked about but now, place on the ground. Rudi Garcia, new coach of Olympique Lyonnais, will lead the Gones for the first time against Dijon (17:30), in a climate that looks hostile home. His label former Marseillais not helping him, the former coach of the Roma has no choice but to clinch a first win this Saturday, while OL has not won in Ligue 1 since August 16 against Angers and points to a worrying 14th place.
3. Tennis – ATP Antwerp and Moscow: Humbert and Mannarino for a place in the final
After his strong performances of the week, Ugo Humbert wants to confirm in Antwerp and cross the road of a certain Andy Murray in the semifinal (from 17:00). Engaged for his part in Moscow, Adrian Mannarino will also aim a final against the Italian Andreas Seppi (from 16:00).
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4. Moto GP – Japan Grand Prix: Qualifying Place
While Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha SRT) on Friday set the best combined time of the first two free practice sessions, place qualifying for this 15th round of the world championship. The French will attempt to clinch a fifth pole position this season after Friday ahead of Spaniards Maverick Vinales, on a factory Yamaha, and Marc Marquez (Honda).