Messi and the Blues on time, Nadal in minesweeper: the sports news set of January 12, 2023

Messi and the Blues on time, Nadal in minesweeper: the sports news set of January 12, 2023

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Ligue 1: Messi has his own party

No celebration at the Park for his title of world champion, but Lionel Messi was responsible for ensuring the atmosphere. Involved in the first goal, author of the second, the Argentinian guided PSG to victory against Angers (2-0). Paris is “winter champion” but, above all, takes its distance at the top of the standings after Lens’ draw in Strasbourg (2-2) while OM come back strong with a new victory in Troyes (0-2). Other highlights of the 18th day, the card of Nice, the frustration of OL and the draw on the wire of Monaco.

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2. Handball – World Championship: France provides the essentials

It took a long time to take shape, it was not necessarily mastered, but it remains a success. France made a success of its debut in the World Cup by overcoming a gripping Poland and boosted by its 11,000 supporters at home (26-24). The Blues knew how to stay in control of their emotions to make the difference at the end of the game and ensure a success that allows them to take a step towards the final round of the competition.

3. Tennis – Australian Open: Nadal not spoiled, Rublev-Thiem entry

The Australian Open men’s singles draw was made on Thursday. If the defending champion Rafael Nadal will only be able to find his great rival Novak Djokovic in the final, the Spaniard has a course undermined before with a potential sequence against Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Note in particular an explosive 1st round between Andrey Rublev and Dominic Thiem. Among the ladies, we will obviously expect a lot from Caroline Garcia. The Frenchwoman will face a qualifier to start her tournament.

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  • Basketball–NBA : Boston keeps the best record in the League after beating New Orleans (114-125) with 41 points from Jaylen Brown. Ja Morant and Memphis won again. To find out everything that happened that night, it’s here.

  • Football – Spanish Super Cup : Karim Benzema scored but Real had to go through penalties to defeat Valencia and progress to the final. He will face either Barca or Betis on Sunday.
  • Basketball – Euroleague : Villeurbanne lost to Barcelona (82-75) after a match yet hooked to the Astroballe during the 18th day. Asvel is in last place in the standings.

To see, read and listen to on Eurosport

We start with rugby. Guest of the show Poulain Raffine, Lyon scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud returned to the time when Pierre Mignoni was his coach at LOU, between 2015 and 2022. With some tasty passages…

Couilloud on Mignoni: “I still remember his first blowers…”

Make way for tennis. He will be one of the underdogs in Melbourne from next week. Revelation of the year 2022 with a fiery autumn, Holger Rune is the first responsible for its rapid outbreak at the highest level. But he is not the only one. Laurent Vergne describes the impact of the trio composed by his mother Aneke, his coach Lars Christensen and now Patrick Mouratoglou on the success of the young Dane.

READ – The Rune clan: fire, ice and Mouratoglou

From tennis, we go to judo. Yes, it is about a monument of French sport named Teddy Riner. Back to the sources of the legend with the podcast Les Grands Récits.

Question of the day: Can João Felix revive Chelsea?

He only arrived yesterday, but he could start this Thursday. João Félix’s loan to Chelsea is already one of the most resounding transfers of this winter transfer window. The whole question now is whether the young Portuguese, who has not fully met expectations at Atlético de Madrid, is able to revive the Blues in crisis before facing Fulham this Thursday (9 p.m.). Doubt is allowed…

“Chelsea, the worst possible solution to revive João Félix”

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