AS Saint-Etienne : Monfils expeditious, the Streif of Kitzbühel, OL-ASSE: The news on a plate | ASSE News


1. Tennis, Australian Open: Monfils scared himself before rolling out again

He got quite scared. But despite a twisted ankle at the start of the match which almost cost him dearly, Gaël Monfils once again perfectly managed his match against Cristian Garin. He won 7-6, 6-1, 6-3 in 2:01 to find the round of 16 of the Australian Open without having lost a single set on the way. The first qualifier for week two of the Australian Open was Victoria Azarenka, who dispatched Elina Svitolina 6-0, 6-2 in 1:07.


End of gauges in stadiums on February 2


2. Basketball, NBA: The Suns offer Dallas

Badly embarked before accelerating in the last minutes, Phoenix won Thursday in Dallas (109-101) by once again making the difference in the last minutes. With 28 points from Devin Booker or 20 points and 11 assists from Chris Paul – author of 10 points at the end of the game – the Suns consolidate their domination in the Western Conference. Luka Doncic (28 pts, 8 rebounds, 8 wt) was helpless. With an awkward Evan Fournier (6 pts), New York conceded a third consecutive loss against New Orleans (91-102).

3. Football, Transfers: Lloris should finally stay at Tottenham

Hugo Lloris and Tottenham, the story is here to stay. According to information from L’Equipe and RMC Sport, the French goalkeeper, at the end of his contract, will extend his lease until 2024 with Spurs. Antonio Conte, who arrived on the bench last November, would have campaigned in particular for his doorman to stay. And the scales tipped in the right direction.


  • Handball, Euro 2022 – France against the Netherlands (34-24), Spain against Germany (29-23), and Denmark against Iceland (28-24): the favorites for the continental title remain undefeated in the main tour in Budapest and Bratislava.
  • Football, League Cup : Thanks to a double from Diogo Jota, Liverpool went on to win on the lawn of Arsenal (0-2), during the semi-final second leg of the League Cup. After the draw of the first leg (0-0), the Reds thus win their ticket to the final, which they will play against Chelsea on February 27 at Wembley.
  • Athletics : Legendary Kenyan coach John Velzian, a great architect of his country’s success in athletics, died Thursday in Nairobi at the age of 93.
  • Golf, PGA Tour : Patrick Cantlay, 4th player in the world, and a rookie named Lee Hodges share the lead of the American Express after the 1st round disputed Thursday at La Quinta


To bring Erling Haaland to Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez is ready to do anything: even to sacrifice his star striker to make room for the Norwegian. Other renowned attackers are on the menu for this Mercato Buzz: Ronaldo in the cold with Manchester United and Lewandowski in no hurry to extend to Bayern Munich.

Pérez ready to sacrifice his star to bring in Haaland


  • Buffet stop with Harinordoquy

Special Buffet stop for the French team this week with, first, the choices of Fabien Galthié. What do our interlocutors think of the arrival of four “newcomers” and the returns of Teddy Thomas and Virimi Vakatawa? This is the subject of our first part. It is also a question of the explanations of the coach and your XV that you would like to see against Italy.


1. Tennis, Australian Open: The honors of the “night” for Mannarino, a test for Nadal

Placed on the Margaret Court Arena, Adrian Mannarino will face Aslan Karatasev at the end of the night session program. It will also be an evening in Australia for Naomi Osaka – opposed to Amanda Anisimova, Ashleigh Barty – against Camila Giorgi – and Rafael Nadal, who will take a test against Karen Khachanov. To be continued on Eurosport 1.

Adrian Mannarino

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2. Alpine Skiing, Kitzbühel: A myth before the Games

The speed specialists tackle the mythical descent of the Streif from Kitzbühel. Two descents are on the program, including the first this Friday at 11:30 am. Marco Odermatt and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde are obviously expected. Second on the Streif in 2021, will the Frenchman Johan Clarey be able to do it again? Answer to follow on Eurosport 2.

Clarey wants to relive “a dream week” on her favorite track

3. Football, L1: Redemption Derby between Lyon and Saint-Etienne

The derby between Lyon and Saint-Etienne, clubs suffering this season, opens Friday at Parc OL the 22nd day of Ligue 1. Lyonnais in the soft belly, Stéphanois in the shallows. If we stick to the ranking, the derby between OL, 11th, and ASSE, 20th and last, seems to have lost its luster. But a derby remains a game apart and victory is essential.

And also

  • Biathlon in Antholz with the ladies on the Individual (2:15 p.m.)
  • Rugby with Castres against Harlequins in the Champions Cup (9 p.m.). And the LOU (against Benetton) but also Brive (in Edinburgh) in Challenge at the same time.

(With AFP)


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