Keke the coals , the equal of Pele and homecoming in gold : what it was also necessary to retain the sporting weekend

Yes, Lille has found its place as the leader of the League 1, after having shared the point of no face PSG in the closing session of the 16th day (0-0). Lille

Keke the coals , the equal of Pele and homecoming in gold : what it was also necessary to retain the sporting weekend

Yes, Lille has found its place as the leader of the League 1, after having shared the point of no face PSG in the closing session of the 16th day (0-0). Lille

01 January 2021 Friday 00:39
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Keke the coals , the equal of Pele and homecoming in gold : what it was also necessary to retain the sporting weekend

Yes, Lille has found its place as the leader of the League 1, after having shared the point of no face PSG in the closing session of the 16th day (0-0).

Lille and PSG to a goalless draw on Sunday 20 December at the stade Pierre-Mauroy de Villeneuve-d'ascq. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS

Yes, the handballeuses French could do nothing against the power of the Norwegian to which they have surrendered, on Sunday, their title of champions of Europe.

And hop ! A salad bowl european in addition to the handballeuses Norwegian, which were imposed in the final 22 to 20 against France, Sunday, 20 December, in Denmark. HENNING BAGGER / Ritzau Scanpix via REUTERS

Yes, Alexis Pinturault was imposed on Sunday in the giant Alta Badia, Italy, and took the lead in the overall standings of the world Cup.

Alexis Pinturault, who won her first giant of the season in Alta Badia (Italy), Sunday 20 December. ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

But it happened something else this weekend in the world of sports. And you may be missed.

The three lessons of the weekend For the olympic Games, you qualifieras

The objective was clear : to achieve the minimum to qualify for the next olympic Games. Contract completed for the décathlonien Kevin Mayer, who, with 8 552 points, won the meeting of The Meeting, Friday and Saturday, and validated his ticket to Tokyo (8 350 points required) next summer. There was no question for " Keke the coals ", world record holder (9 126 points), to take risks, who remains on a dnf at the World championships in Doha in the fall of 2019.

But the athlete with the angel face was able, on the track of the stade de Saint-Paul, reassure and clear including his best performance in the 110 m hurdles (13 sec 54) – before you jump to the pole, an exercise with which the décathlonien remains in tact. "There's some relief, this is a huge pressure and weight less (...) Now, we will leave up the juice up to Tokyo and I'm going to focus on what it takes to make it to the olympics," said Kevin Mayer, who meet in the summer on the prodigy australian Ashley Moloney (20 years).

Read also the World athletics championships : the décathlonien Kevin Mayer defeated by the pain in Doha Has your reunion, thou shalt triumph over The grandson of Raymond Poulidor Mathieu Van der Poel only perpetuates not the tradition home : the Dutch rider won Sunday 20 December in Namur, the second round of the world Cup cyclo-cross in front of the Belgian Wout Van Aert (second plan). KRISTOF VAN ACCOM / AFP

The reunion between the two men on the discipline of their debut were enticing. On Sunday, the Dutchman Mathieu Van der Poel has fought at Namur, his great rival, belgian Wout Van Aert of three seconds to win the second stage of the world Cup cyclo-cross. In the capital of wallonia, after a season in 2020, where they have shone on the road – the victory of Van der Poel in the Tour of Flanders and the success of Van Aert in Milan-San Remo, the two riders battled to their first dual of the season 2020-2021 cyclo-cross – Van der Poel had not participated in the first round of the world Cup, at the end of November in Tabor (Czech Republic).

in The general classification, however, it was Van Aert who took the orders, then three rounds still to play. The two men meet for the rematch next Sunday at Dendermonde, in the north-west of Belgium.

perfection, you approach The Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff leads the train in front of his fellow countryman Marte Olsbu Roeiseland and the Italian Dorothea Wierer, during the mass start Hochfilzen, Sunday 20 December. BARBARA GINDL / AFP

The Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff would have been able to accomplish the perfect week in Hochfilzen in realizing the pass of three in the austrian Tyrol, at the theatre of the fourth stage of the biathlon world Cup. Winning the sprint on Friday and then continued the next day, the Norwegian has caved in, Sunday, December 20, in front of his fellow countryman Marte Olsbu Roeiseland, leader of the general, during the mass start (one penalty each).

in The general classification, Tiril Eckhoff, by removing in stages the launch of Kontiolahti (Finland), improves the quality of its excellent stay in Hochfilzen dating back to the third place, 69 points Roeiseland. Norway thoroughly dominates the biathlon world among women as among men (five representatives in the top 10). The circuit is break until 4 January and the first of the two stages programmed in Oberhof, Germany.

Read also the world Championships of biathlon : Tiril Eckhoff, a ski of hell and the trigger finally secure The figure of the weekend : 643 Has the fall-out of a centre after his missed penalty with Barcelona's Lionel Messi (number 10) has equaled the record of goals in a single club against Valencia, on Saturday 19 December at the Camp Nou. LLUIS GENE / AFP

This is but not its most beautiful. Not the hardest, either. But this 643e goal of Lionel Messi registered under the jersey of FC Barcelona up a few more Argentine in the caption of the football. The attacker blaugrana has equaled the record of goals scored in a single club, Saturday 19 December, but was not able to prevent the draw of the Catalans against Valencia (2-2) when the 14th day of Liga. The Pulga has joined Pelé and his total of 643 goals with the Santos club, to which the Brazilian had remained faithful from 1956 to 1974. The only difference is that Messi has needed "only" 748 meetings to get to this record, compared to 757 for the "king" of Sao Paulo, 80 years old, has commended the Argentinian, on his account Instagram.

Article reserved to our subscribers also Read Football : Lionel Messi, envy and delusions of grandeur the image of The weekend The hook of the Mexican Canelo Alvarez (red shorts) has hurt the British Callum Smith, Saturday, December 19, at San Antonio (Texas). Ed Mulholland / USA TODAY Sports

The boxer Canelo Alvarez has fought at the points of the British Callum Smith on Saturday, December 19 at San Antonio (Texas), a victory that allows the Mexican to unify the titles WBA and capture the belt WBC vacant of weight super means. Canelo Alvarez, 30 years of age and considered one of the best boxers in the world in all categories – he has been world champion in four different categories (super-welter, middle, super-average, mid-heavy) –, now shows a balance of 54 victories (36 of which before the limit), 2 draws and 1 defeat.

The declaration of the weekend

" This victory, this is the answer to lots of questions that I asked myself during the summer and fall. I was a little at the bottom of the hole. Here, it is the answer to everything. "

Jonathan Midol shown resilience. The olympic bronze medalist in skicross competitions in 2014 won on Sunday in Val-Thorens, the second world Cup victory of his career in front of the Canadian Reece Howden and German Florian Wilmsmann. A happiness never comes alone : "My wife is pregnant, is expecting a baby for February, I am in the process of building a house, so I had changed a lot of things and I wondered if I had not the mind is elsewhere. Here are the responses, "said for" Ski Chrono " the Annécien 32-year-old who, obviously, had many questions lately.

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