Yes, the PSG was surprised by Lille and will have to wait before being crowned champion of France.
Yes, the Belgian runner Philippe Gilbert won at the 117e edition of Paris-Roubaix.
Yes, Clemence Calvin, accused of evading anti-doping control, participated in the Paris Marathon and broke the French record.
But something else has happened this weekend in the world of sport. And you may have missed it.
The three lessons of the weekend
- Your return to the summit, you will succeed
He is back. At 43, Tiger Woods won this weekend his fifth title at the Masters of Augusta, the culmination of a return to the highest level started a year ago. It is sacred fourteen years after his last title at Augusta, and eleven years after his last win on a major tournament. While it was thought lost to golf a few years ago, undermined by several back-to-back operations and drug addiction problems, the Tiger began a return to the highest level last year.
"THE RETURN TO GLORY!"
Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the 5th time. https://t.co/u3cNdQm6MG
Shortly selected to participate in the Ryder Cup where he had not shone, Tiger began to roar on the land of his first exploits in Augusta. It was here in 1997 that he became the youngest winner of a major tournament at age 21. The beginning of an idyll that saw him rule the world golf, become a superstar sports and media and win fourteen grand slams, before sinking gradually.
With his fifteenth major title achieved this weekend, Tiger Woods is now only three lengths of the absolute record of Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 Grand Slams during his long career. The American won his last title at age 46, twenty-four years after the first. If his body so damaged by the years of golf at the highest level still leaves him a little quiet, who knows how far Tiger Woods can go. Just a year ago, for his return to Augusta, he declared: "I am a living miracle. " He did not think so well.
Some things never change. https://t.co/HlR2HkgxHO
- Your territory, you will mark
Serious things start in the NBA. The playoffs began Saturday night and three of the four teams that had the home advantage lost their first game. Only defending champions Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers (121-104) thanks to his leader Stephen Curry's XXL performance (38 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists). decisive). "Baby Face" took the opportunity to overcome the legendary shooter Ray Allen and now holds the record of 3-point shots in the history of the playoffs.
In the other meetings of the night, the Brooklyn Nets surprised the Philadelphia Sixers (111-102). Orlando won on the Toronto floor (104-101) and the San Antonio Spurs defeated Denver Nuggets (101-96). On this occasion, the legendary Spurs coach Greg Popovich became the most successful coach in NBA history by winning 1,413e victory of his career.
- Invitation, you will spend
This is called taking revenge. Benoît Paire won this weekend the second ATP tournament of his career, in Marrakech, after a very good week that will have seen him beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. French, 69e world title, defending champion Pablo Andujar in the final, 6-2, 6-3. Above all, the whimsical Benoît Paire offered himself a little revenge after being deprived, earlier this week, of invitation for the Monte Carlo Tournament.
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 THANK YOU @montecarlorolex 🤮
Frustrated, the French had recalled that the organizers had preferred players with worse results than him, including one he had just beat in Marrakech, in the quarterfinals (the Spaniard Jaume Munar). "I have the right to take it badlyhe explained to L'Equipe. I did not really like it, I would have preferred a little help. "
Four years after his first title in Bastad, Benoit Paire confirms his good form, having reached the final of the tournament challenger Marbella. Without a Monte Carlo tournament, he will play the Barcelona tournament next week.
The winning moment for @benoitpaire 🏆
The 2019 Grand Prix Hassan II champion 👏
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The weekend team: Marseille at the top of Europe in water polo
Forever first. After football (1993) and handball (1993), Marseille can be proud of having brought to France a new first continental title in a collective sport. The Club des swimmers of Marseille has indeed become the first French club crowned European champion in water polo.
🤽🏻♂️ # Waterpolo
🏆 EuroCup Final
Final score: Jadran 7- @cnmarseille 7
🏆 We are European Champions 🏆
🙌🏻E-N-O- … https://t.co/HLPVqPioKZ
Home winners (9-8) of Montenegrins Jadran Carine on March 30, the circle of swimmers of Marseille finally hit the nail on Saturday in Niksic (Montenegro), in the final return of the Euro Cup, the equivalent of the Europa League in football. The swimmers have even been able to count on the support of the South Winners, one of the main groups of supporters of OM.
The number of the weekend: 25,907
This is the number of spectators present Saturday night at Groupama Stadium for the top match between Lyon and PSG, a new record for a match of D1 female easily won by the Lyonnaises (5-0). The previous record dates from 2011 (Guingamp-Lyon) with 12,263 spectators.
This match is also better than the 22,050 spectators who had attended the Champions League semifinal between the two clubs in 2016. However, it remains very far from the record set at the match of the Spanish championship between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Metropolitano stadium, on March 17, where 60,739 spectators watched the victory of Barça.
If we take into account the selection football, the 1999 Women's World Cup finals won by the United States against China attracted 90,185 people to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, an all-time record.
Former Ligue 1 player, I joined the English league in January 2018. The author of a hat-trick this weekend with my team, which now occupies the third place in the standings, I was a time compared to Ronaldo (the true, my compatriot).
Author of a double this weekend, I contributed greatly to the victory of my club, which is close to the podium.