Le Parisien returns as usual at the end of each weekend to all the results and highlights of sporting events in Île-de-France. Overview.
PSG in pain against Chambéry
HANDBALL. We weren’t used to seeing them suffer so much. Against Chambéry, the PSG players suffered most of the time this Sunday (19-17 at halftime) before making the difference in the last twelve minutes (36-32). The Parisians struggled to stop the Slovenian Sebastian Skube (7 goals), approached two years ago at PSG as a medical joker when Nikola Karabatic (absent from the score sheet this weekend) injured his knee. They relied on the efficiency of Luc Steins (5/6), Dainis Kristopans (7/7) and David Balaguer (6/7) to take a lead of up to five lengths (32-27, 52nd ). The two teams will meet in the same place on November 15 in the Coupe de France.
Friday, Ivry and Dunkirk offered suspense until the last second in a duel without a winner (30-30). In Nantes, Créteil first jostled one of the other two co-leaders (with Paris and Montpellier) before letting go (25-38). In Proligue, Pontault, still the only undefeated professional team, won (34-25) the derby against Massy (9th) and therefore retained his chair as leader, while Tremblay (4th) won (36-33) in Besançon.
Victor Wembanyama and the Mets on another planet, first for Paris
BASKET. No one can stop them. Dominators (78-69) of Limoges at the start of the 8th day, the Metropolitans of Boulogne-Levallois continue with a 6th success in a row. And unsurprisingly, Victor Wembanyama, their 18-year-old star, flew over the game, with a personal best of 33 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. The future star of world basketball has once again impressed spectators across the Atlantic, his team now being followed by the NBA on its mobile application.
The next meeting of Boulogne-Levallois is scheduled in two weeks, and it will be an enticing derby against Nanterre, who for his part suffered the law (77-66) of Portel, Friday.
For its part, Paris Basketball finally won its first success of the season at home after five defeats (4 at Halle Carpentier, 1 at Roland-Garros). Red lantern before this match, Will Weaver’s players knocked out (104-88) a Le Mans team which had the possibility of joining Monaco at the top of the standings if successful. But the Parisians revolted and imposed a very high pace to finish with more than 100 points scored. Ismaël Kamagaté (13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks) and Jeremy Evans (14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks) each scored a double-double.
Stade Français frustrated, Racing 92 continues
RUGBY. It took a few minutes. Three, exactly, before seeing Toulouse return to their height at the very end of the match. The players of the Stade Français leave Haute-Garonne with the points of a draw, facing a formation, it is true, deprived of its main elements, retained with the France team which faced Australia this Saturday. If the game was interrupted by two supporters who attached themselves to the posts to protest against the government, it could also have turned into a nightmare for Morgan Parra and his teammates if Arthur Retière had not missed his transformation.
Smile on the other hand for Racing 92 which never stops winning. Rather laborious in the first period, the Ciel et Blancs won with the offensive bonus against Perpignan at La Défense Arena (44-20), during the 10th day of the Top 14. They thus sign a third consecutive victory in the league and can hope settle more comfortably in the top 6.
The feat of Plessis-Robinson, no miracle for Paris, the girls of the Stade Français ensure
VOLLEY. The step was too high. Facing the leader Chaumont, Paris maintained the illusion for an epic 3rd set before finally losing in four sets (21/25, 18/25, 29/27, 20/25). Dorian Rougeyron’s men are still stuck at the bottom of the standings and won’t have it easy in their next match as they will challenge Tours… the Chaumont runner-up.
At the end of this 7th day, Plessis-Robinson achieved a great performance by inflicting their first defeat of the season on Tourcoing 3-1 (19-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-27) in a match which took place at the Roubaix Velodrome. Samuel Jeanlys perfectly replaced Antonin Rouzier, absent for a month (injured in the right hip). He was named best player of the game (26 points, 22 out of 9 in attack, 1 ace, 3 against).
Among the girls, the Stade Français Paris-St-Cloud garners its third success in Cannet in four games and remains in contact with Nantes and Béziers in the standings. On the other hand, it is still just as complicated for Levallois, who shows a zero point after his heavy defeat in Mulhouse.
BASKET. Betclic Elite (8th day): BOULOGNE-LEVALLOIS – Limoges 78-69; Le Portel-NANTERRE 77-66; PARIS-Le Mans 104-88. Nationale 1 (9th day). Group A: RUEIL – Rennes 79-95. Pool B: CERGY-PONTOISE – Besançon 94-69.
HANDBALL. Starligue (8th day): IVRY – Dunkirk 30-30; PSG – Chambery 36-32; Nantes – CRETEIL 38-25. Proligue (8th day): Besançon – TREMBLAY 33-36; PONTAULT-COMBAULT – MASSY 34-25.
ICE HOCKEY. Magnus League (15th day): Grenoble – CERGY-PONTOISE 5-1.
RUGBY. Top 14 (10th day): Stade Toulousain – STADE FRANCAIS 16-16; RACING 92 – Perpignan 44-20. Pro D2 (10th day): Montauban – MASSY 22-12. Nationale (9th day): SURESNES – Tarbes 30-25.
VOLLEY. Ligue A (7th day): PARIS – Chaumont 1-3; Tourcoing – PLESSIS-ROBINSON 1-3. Women’s A League (4th day): Mulhouse – LEVALLOIS 3-0; Le Cannet – STADE FRANCAIS PARIS SAINT-CLOUD 2-3.