Top Sports Moments of the Weekend: Toulon Wins Challenge Cup, La Rochelle Takes Champions Cup, Lyon Women Claim Championship, and More!

Check out the best sports moments of the weekend.

Le Figaro


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Our weekend highs and flops. Panoramic.

The weekend started off perfectly with the crowning of Rugby Club Toulonnais in the Challenge Cup. What inspired Stade Rochelais, winner of Leinster in the Champions Cup final (27-26). The Maritimes therefore achieve the double.

In football, Olympique Lyonnais women offered themselves a new title in the championship at the expense of Paris Saint-Germainwhile Olympique de Marseille made the bad operation of the weekend.

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For his part, Daniil Medvedev reassures a few days before Roland-Garros while Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Parisian Grand Slam.

1/10 – TOP. Impossible is not Rochelais. Rolled by Leinster at the start of the match, the Rochelais found the necessary resources to return to the game and sweep the Irish ogre. For a legendary victory, at the very end of the game (27-26). Two years in a row and La Rochelle sits on top of Europe. Grand. And unforgettable. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP
2/10 – TOP. Toulon won the first title in its history in the Challenge Cup, Friday in Dublin, largely dominating the Scots of Glasgow (43-19). The RCT, previously beaten four times in the final of the “small” European Cup, becomes the fifth club, and the first French, to have been crowned both in the Champions Cup and in the Challenge. CLODOGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS
3/10 – TOP. Olympique Lyonnais overcame Paris Saint-Germain (1-0) on Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes. Short victory but precious success during this “final” of the championship, since the Lyonnaises thus won the national title. 16th championship won by OL. Baptiste Autissier
4/10 – TOP. The supporters had left him haggard and disappointed after the elimination of AC Milan in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday… To find him bleeding, incisive and above all decisive in the Lombard victory against Fiorentina (5- 1). With a hat-trick, “grandpa” Giroud struck again and showed his ability to bounce back. The story of his life. The phoenix is ​​still breathing. And Milan still dreams of qualifying for the C1 next season. / PANORAMIC
5/10 – TOP. City are unstoppable. It was expected, it is now official. Manchester City have won the Premier League again, for the third time in a row and a fifth championship in six years. Pep Guardiola’s men took advantage of Arsenal’s misstep this Saturday at Nottingham Forest (1-0) to celebrate the coronation before celebrating with their supporters after the success against Chelsea this Sunday (1-0). CARL RECINE / REUTERS
6/10 – TOP. 24 years of waiting. Bruno Armirail became the first Frenchman since Laurent Jalabert in 1999 to put on the pink jersey as leader of the Tour of Italy on Saturday at the end of the 14th stage where the Groupama-FDJ rider was part of the breakaway. Quite an unexpected blow. For the happiness of French cycling. JENNIFER LORENZINI / REUTERS
7/10 – TOP. Medvedev big first. Daniil Medvedev impresses before returning to Paris. The Russian won in two sets (7-5, 7-5) against the Dane Holger Rune (7th in the world) in the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome. At 27, he won his first tournament on clay. A godsend a week from Roland-Garros, where he will start in the shoes of a world number two. GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE / REUTERS
8/10 – FLOP. Former world number one Andy Murray will not take part in the French Open (May 28 to June 11). A habit since the 36-year-old has only made one appearance at Roland Garros (in 2020) since he reached the semi-finals in 2017, and remains on three consecutive packages. The 36-year-old Scot prefers to focus on the grass-court season, according to the BBC, with his sights set on Wimbledon which he won in 2013 and 2016. ROMAN PERROCHEAU / AFP
9/10 – FLOP. Marseille is moving away from second place. The misstep was forbidden for Marseille this Saturday in Lille but the OM players lost (2-1) against LOSC, before Lens won in Lorient this Sunday (1-2). Marseille is now five points behind Racing two days from the end and will not be able to finish in second place in Ligue 1, synonymous with direct qualification in the Champions League. SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP
10/10 – FLOP. The step was too high for Monaco. Qualified for the Final Four in its history for the first time in its history, ASM lost heavily to Olympiakos in the semi-finals. A 27-2 conceded in the third quarter and a total score of 76-62 in favor of the Greeks. However, the Roca Team recovered in their last match. Victory 78-66 against Barça to secure third place. Panoramic.

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