City winners to fists, Felix at the end, OL and OM expected, Monte Carlo: the news on the set of April 14th


1. Football – Champions League: City scramble in semi-finals, Liverpool oust Benfica

This quarter-final second leg between Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City will not remain a highlight of the game, but it has reached a peak of nervousness, with a general struggle to end a goalless evening (0-0). In this small game, Pep Guardiola’s men, thanks to their brief first-leg success (1-0), reach the semi-finals to join Real Madrid. Liverpool were in good form after their success in Lisbon (1-3) and on Wednesday ensured a spectacular draw (3-3) against Benfica at Anfield. The Reds meet Villarreal for a place in the final.


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“Atletico has become a caricature, Simeone was wrong”

2. Athletics: A queen leaves, Allyson Felix retires at the end of the season

The most successful athlete in major competitions says goodbye. Allyson Felix announced on her social media that she would be retiring at the end of the season. The 36-year-old American has won eleven Olympic medals (seven titles) and eighteen world championships in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m. She will also remain one of the greatest sprinters of her time, but also a more committed one who had challenged the sporting world especially with the treatment reserved for athletes who decided to have a child during their career.

3. Tennis – Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo: Zverev dodges Delboni’s ambush, Rublev recovers

In the hecatomb of seeded players at the start of Monte Carlo, Alexander Zverev provided the essentials. At the end of the day, the tournament winner, who was seeded number two, dominated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis with difficulty in the second set (6:1, 7:5). It also applies to Andrey Rublev, who was eliminated by Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round in Miami but was not surprised by another Australian on the Monegasque ocher, Alex de Minaur (2-6, 6-1, 6-4) .

Zverev, the right start


Soccer : Former Colombia soccer star Freddy Rincon, captain of the national team and midfielder at Real Madrid, died on Wednesday in Cali, southwestern Colombia, after a road accident two days earlier, her doctors said. The 55-year-old ex-player was taken to hospital in critical condition on Monday after a bus and the van he was traveling in violently collided.

Basketball – NBA : The Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans continue their journey in the play-in. The Hawks ended the Charlotte Hornets’ season in command (132-103) while the Pelicans eliminated the San Antonio Spurs (113-103). Next posters in the night from Friday to Saturday: Cleveland – Atlanta and Los Angeles Clippers – New Orleans for the last two tickets in the play-offs.

Football – Nations League : Belgium is one of the candidate nations to organize the final stages of the next edition of the League of Nations, along with Poland, the Netherlands and Wales, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

Football – League 1 : Nice captain Dante and Lens defender Massadio Haïdara have been suspended for two games after being sent off during Lens – Nice on Sunday. Lille defender Tiago Djalo has been suspended for two games plus one for his “post-game behaviour” against Bordeaux (0-0).

Football – CONCACAF Champions League : The Seattle Sounders have qualified for the final where they will face Mexican club Pumas Unam on April 26th and May 3rd. The MLS club eliminated New York City FC with a draw in Harrison, New Jersey (1-1) after a home win in the first leg (3-1).


Carlos Alcaraz was knocked out by Sebastian Korda early in the tournament on Wednesday. It’s all normal for our agent Justine Hénin, who is digesting his American campaign, which he won in Miami. The Spaniard will use this experience to advance and come back even stronger in future tournaments.

Hénin: ‘Alcaraz was caught by his youth, he can’t go too fast’


The Stop Buffet podcast is back this week with Imanol Harinordoquy and journalists Marc Duzan and Jérémy Fadat from Midi Olympique. Surrounded by Hadrien Hiault, a journalist at Eurosport, they look to Stade Toulousain after the defeat in the first leg of the Champions Cup round of 16. Also on the programme: the Stade Français and the red cards.

Cincinnati is playing the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years. In the 23rd edition, the Bengals lost to Joe Montana’s San Francisco 49ers in Miami, more “Joe Cool” than ever in the decisive drive. But this two-act Super Bowl is also remembered for its context, that of the riots that shook the city of Florida. This is your big story for the day.


1. Football – Europa League: his fate in his hands but his very full infirmary, the big challenge for Lyon (21:00)

After an interesting first-leg draw on West Ham’s pitch, Olympique Lyonnais seemed in good shape to hope for a place in the last four of the Europa League. The latest news is less encouraging with Anthony Lopes, who did not recover sufficiently from his crutch in Strasbourg on Sunday, and Lucas Paqueta, who has been affected by Covid-19, are absent. Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombélé are uncertain. The present has to hit hard to unleash the hammers. More games will follow: Atalanta – Leipzig (6:45 p.m.), FC Barcelona – Eintracht Frankfurt (9:00 p.m.) and Glasgow Rangers – Braga (9:00 p.m.).

2. Tennis – Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo: Shocks all day, a trap for Tsitsipas? (from 11:00 a.m.)

The 100% American match Fritz – Korda. The duel between Pablo Carreño Busta and Alexander Zverev. The Fascinating Musetti – Schwartzman. The Rublev Sinner poster for dessert. This round of 16 Thursday is promising on the Principality’s courts. Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded number 3, has to be careful of the flashy Laslo Djere. Of course, you can follow it in full on Eurosport and our website.

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3rd Football – Europa League Conference: OM on a Mission in Thessaloniki Pocket (21:00)

Deserved winner in the first leg (2-1), but Marseille has already been warned. After the boiling atmosphere of the Vélodrome, an equally noisy crowd awaits him near Thessaloniki. PAOK will have only one goal, to face off against an OM weakened by the absence of Kamara, Gerson, Dieng and Milik. A place in the semi-finals awaits the Phocaeans.


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