French Cup, Formula 1, Madrid Masters 1000, NBA, Tour of Italy, Ligue 1: The set for Sunday, May 8

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Coupe de France: Nantes at its best

It is true, the current FC Nantes is no longer really the same one that dominated French football in the early 2000s. To the intoxication of a title. On Saturday night, his team beat Nice (1-0) in the Coupe de France final, thanks to a Ludovic Blas penalty early in the second half. Which also caused scenes of joy within a squad that had saved its place in Ligue 1 in extremis a year earlier.

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2. Tennis – Masters 1000 Madrid: Zverev back in the final

Alexander Zverev lives again in Madrid. With little success since the start of the season, the German qualified for the Spanish Masters 1000 final by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday night. A victory obtained in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 6-2) and that logically rewards the 3rd player in the world, who will thus be able to defend his title against Carlos Alcaraz this Sunday.

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3. Formula 1 – Miami Grand Prix: Leclerc and Ferrari at the party

For the third time this season, Charles Leclerc will start from pole position in a Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver set the fastest qualifying time at the new Miami circuit on Saturday night. He was ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz, who allows Ferrari to have both of its cars in the front row. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen (3rd) and Sergio Pérez (4th) will be just behind. As for Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), he will start from 6th place.

Charles Leclerc, Miami GP 2022

Credit: Getty Images

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Basketball – NBA: Milwaukee narrowly dominated Boston (103-101) and regained the lead in their series (2-1), while Golden State had a much clearer win against the Grizzlies (142-112).

Football – Premier League: Very bad operation for Liverpool, hooked by Tottenham (1-1) and running the risk of Manchester City widening the gap at the top of the table.
Rugby – Challenge Cup: The LOU achieved its classification for the semifinals by taming Glasgow (35-27).
Tennis – WTA 1000 Madrid: First title in the category achieved by Ons Jabeur, defeating Jessica Pegula in the final (7-5, 0-6, 6-2).
Football-League: FC Barcelona beat Betis (1-2) and secured their ticket for the next Champions League.

Boxing – WBA: Dmitry Bivol created quite a sensation by defeating Canelo Alvarez after a unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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What you will surely follow today

1. Cycling – Tour of Italy: Hungarian last breakaway

The Magyar triptych of the Giro 2022 ends this Sunday, with a 201-kilometre stage between Kaposvar and Balatonfüred. The course will be flat, or nearly so, suggesting a massive sprint at the end. The opportunity for Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and the other greats in the peloton to give a good explanation before joining Sicily.

The profile of the 3rd stage

2. Tennis – Masters 1000 Madrid: The phenomenon Alcaraz against the defender Zverev

But who will stop Carlos Alcaraz? After defeating Rafael Nadal on Friday (6-2, 1-6, 6-3), the Spanish prodigy offered himself Novak Djokovic’s hair after a dazzling half on Saturday (6-7, 7-5, 7-6) . If he wants to put a second Masters 1000 on his list without delay – he triumphed in Miami last March – the 19-year-old will have to topple third-ranked player in the world this time, Alexander Zverev. Such a tempting final to follow from 18:30 on Eurosport.

Carlos Alcaraz

Credit: AFP

3. Football – Ligue 1: OL to continue, OM to digest

Always in the game of snatching a European ticket at the end of the season, Lyon will go to the red lantern of Messina, this Sunday in the early afternoon (1:00 p.m.) with the firm intention of adding a 3rd consecutive victory. Then it will be Bordeaux’s turn to knock down one of its last cards in the quest to stay, in Angers (3:00 p.m.). A little later (5:05 p.m.), Marseille will try to digest her continental disappointment during a trip to Lorient. Finally, the weekend will end with a PSG – Troyes (8:45pm CET).

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We will also follow:

  • Champions Cup quarterfinals for Racing 92, who will want to pursue their European dream against the Sharks (4:00pm CEST).
  • The match between Manchester City and Newcastle (5:30 p.m.), which could allow the Skyblues to take another step towards the title of English champion.
  • The Madrid derby (9:00 p.m.), between Real already crowned and Atlético who want to keep their qualifying place for the Champions League.
  • The first Miami Grand Prix in history (9:30 p.m.), which promises a new breathless battle between the Ferraris and the Red Bulls.

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