LdC: Rennes in 4-3-3 classic against Krasnodar – Fil Info – Champions League

No surprise in the composition of the Stade Rennais team, which faces the Russian team from Krasnodar this Tuesday evening at home. The Bretons will evolve in 4-3-3 with Hamari Traoré, Damien Da Silva, Nayef Aguerd and Dalbert Henrique in defense. The midfielder is composed of Steven Nzonzi behind Benjamin Bourigeaud and Eduardo Camavinga. In attack, Romain Del Castillo and Martin Terrier will position themselves in the corridors while Serhou Guirassy will take place in the axis.

The eleven from Stade Rennais:
Gomis – Traoré, Da Silva, Aguerd, Dalbert – Bourigeaud, Nzonzi, Camavinga – Del Castillo, Guirassy, ​​Terrier

Le our de Kransodar:
Safonov – Smolnikov, Sorokin, Kaio, Chernov – Utkin, Olsson, Vilhena – Petrov, Berg, Ramirez


Champions League: Rennes heals its entry with a clip that gives chills

LE SCAN SPORT – Stade Rennais has commissioned an orchestra to play the famous music of the Champions League in its stadium.

After 119 years of existence and 65 years of watching the mastodons play among themselves, Stade Rennais will finally participate in the Champions League, whose ancestor was launched in 1955. Breton coach Julien Stéphan encouraged his players to “forget the fact that this is a first in the history of the club” in a press conference. The limitation of supporters, whose gauge is set at 5,000, should help. Not the clip shared by the club on social networks on Monday, the day before the match against Krasnodar (9 p.m.).

You can see the Rennes Opera House, located on the Place de la Mairie, before entering inside. The first notes of the famous hymn of the Champions League, composed by Tony Britten, resound. An orchestra plays “sacred music”, as described by the club as part of a major communication campaign. Then the orchestra is suddenly transposed into the stands of Roazhon Park, where it continues its score.

Stade Rennais then thanked “the Orchester National de Bretagne, under the musical direction of Grant Liewellyn and the Mélisme (s) chamber choir, under the artistic direction of Gildas Pungier”. The Rennes midfielder, Benjamin Bourigeaud, was moved: “Let’s defend in the best possible way the colors red and black across Europe.” Former Rennes players, Tomas Koubek and Kamil Grosicki, reacted with emojis showing their attachment to the club.

“Like all Rennes residents, we are very happy to see Stade Rennais FC in the Champions League and to show our city on an international scale,” commented Marc Feldman, administrator of the Orchester National de Bretagne, on the club’s website . We have several club supporters within the orchestra. Many musicians already knew the hymn. It didn’t take long for them to rehearse. It was done in an afternoon. ” The twelfth man did not wait for the kickoff against Krasnodar to make his presence felt.


Barça and Real fall, Lille new leader

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Real Madrid, leaders of the Spanish league, and Barça lost for the first time this season (1-0) on Saturday against Cadiz and Getafe. In France, Lille took the lead in the standings ahead of PSG.

  • League : a first setback for Real and Barça

Real Madrid, leaders of the Spanish league, lost their first match of the season, Saturday, October 17, at home against Cadiz (1-0). Zinédine Zidane tried to change everything at half-time, with four changes at once, but nothing worked: Real were powerless against the Andalusians in this 6e championship day, 5e match only for Real (1is, 10 pts, one game less). FC Barcelona did not take advantage of this defeat. The Catalans themselves lost in Getafe (1-0) and also signed their first defeat of the season. French Barça striker Antoine Griezmann was disappointing again, notably missing a golden face-to-face at the half-hour mark, which could have changed the course of the match. Lionel Messi also missed a huge opportunity in added time, hitting side after a surrender from Gerard Pique.

The big winner of the weekend is Atlético Madrid, winner at Celta Vigo 2-0, thanks in particular to a goal by his flagship rookie Luis Suarez, his 150e in 195 La Liga appearances. Diego Simeone’s team are now two points behind Real with one game less. Real Sociedad and Villarreal, winners respectively of Betis Seville (3-0) and Valencia (2-1), for their part took the lead in the Spanish league on Sunday. With eleven points on the clock, the two new leaders are one length ahead of Real Madrid, Getafe, Cadiz and Granada. Real, Getafe and Granada, however, have one game less.

  • Premier League : Aston Villa on its momentum, Tottenham collapses

Aston Villa retained its perfect record by going to win late in Leicester (1-0), Sunday, October 18, for the 5e Premier League day. With 12 points in four matches, they have one game less, against Manchester City, the Villans are back one length of Everton, held in check by Liverpool (2-2), while Leicester retrograde to 4e rank behind the Reds. For its part, Tottenham missed a great opportunity to temporarily take a place on the podium by squandering a three-goal advantage against West Ham (3-3). With 8 points, the Spurs must be satisfied with the 6e place and see their evening opponents come back to a length (8e). The duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min had yet made his number in the first act, the Korean opening the scoring on an opening of the English from the first minute (1-0). The England center forward then added a brace which gave Tottenham a very comfortable lead as the first quarter of an hour had just ended (2-0, 8e and 3-0, 16e). But Londoners ended up collapsing between the 82e and 94e minute, leaving their coach José Mourinho as sounded after the game.

  • Bundesliga : Bayern ensures

Bayern Munich continued their momentum in the German league. The recent European champions beat the promoted Arminia Bielefeld (4-1) thanks to the doubles of Müller and Lewandowski. This success for the Bavarians allows them to move up to second place in the standings, one point behind Leipzig. At the same time, Mönchengladbach and Wolfsburg parted with a score of 1-1. Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, missed the opportunity to stay ahead of the Bundesliga with Leipzig, conceding a 1-1 draw in Cologne on Sunday. Schalke scored his first point Sunday after four days, pulling a draw at home against Union Berlin (1-1), without stopping a descent into hell that began last season.

  • A league : Juve patinas

Barely cured of Covid-19, the hungry Zlatan Ibrahimovic offered the Milan derby on Saturday to AC Milan (2-1), now the only leader of Serie A after the defeat of Atalanta Bergamo against an impressive team of Naples (4-1). Juventus, three days before his Champions League debut against Dynamo Kiev, gave up two points on Saturday at the promoted Crotone (1-1), red lantern before this match. Without Cristiano Ronaldo, in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, Juventus has complicated its task. She played for half an hour to ten after the exclusion of Federico Chiesa, the last-minute rookie in the transfer window, for his very first match with the Bianconeri. The Old Lady is in fourth place in the championship. Sassuolo, however, displays an insolent form, after taking only second place in the championship on Sunday by reversing a compromised situation in Bologna (4-3). In the evening, AS Roma concluded the festival of goals by dominating the Benevento of “Pippo” Inzaghi (5-2), thanks to a brace from their captain Dzeko and goals from Pedro, Veretout and Pérez.

  • League 1 : Lille as leader, Lyon finally victorious

Lille crushed (4-0) their great rival Lens, who finished the match at nine, and seized the lead of Ligue 1, Sunday at the end of the 7e day. Lille, still unbeaten with five successes and two draws, are in the leader’s chair with 17 points, two more than PSG and Rennes. The Parisians, yet very reduced five days from the reception of Manchester United in the Champions League, had won in Nîmes 4-0 Friday night. Faced with Nîmes (13th) reduced to ten after only 13 minutes of play following the exclusion of Landre for a fault on Rafinha, which was the first appearance in the Paris jersey, the team of Thomas Tuchel l ‘won thanks to a double from Mbappé (32e, 83e), in great shape, and two other goals from Florenzi (78e) and Sarabia (88e). Lyon also offered a breath of fresh air. After five matches without winning (4 draws, 1 loss), Rudi Garcia’s team finally returned to success on Sunday in Strasbourg (2-3). In a frenzied meeting, OL led 3-0 thanks to Tino Kadewere (12e) then a double from Karl Toko Ekambi (25e, 42e), and three assists from Memphis Depay. But Strasbourg reduced the mark with Habib Diallo (43e) and Jean-Eudes Aholou (55e) before pushing the Lyonnais into their entrenchments. Anyway, the Gones go back to the 9e rang (10 pts).

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Ligue 1: Montpellier, a clearing up in the worries in Monaco – Foot – L1 – Montpellier

In this difficult context, the point torn after the early expulsion of Téji Savanier (19th) is therefore a balm that Vitorino Hilton appreciates. “That we end the week with a draw is important, assured the central defender, who came in front of the press in place of Pascal Baills, Michel Der Zakarian’s assistant who acted as coach during the match. Pascal knows the coach very well, he tried to convey everything that the coach gives us in each match. He was there, behind us, and his words at half-time also helped us. “

“I think more of Bruno Martini, we were all thinking of him this afternoon. “

In consultation with Der Zakarian, he also launched at the break Stephy Mavididi, scorer in the 51st minute. “We knew we had to play against a counter and we know that Mavididi is going very fast. Andy (Delort) was good, it was more of a tactical choice, explains Hilton, who knows that the essential is elsewhere. We are not going to talk about the derby, we were able to discuss it with our supporters, we know that we missed it. I think more of Bruno Martini, we were all thinking of him this afternoon. We really want him to recover quickly. It’s been a tough week for all of us. “ It ends well, even though Montpellier has not won any of its last three L1 matches.


Ligue 1: Nice resists Saint-Étienne and seizes 5th place – football – l1

The match: 1-3

In Saint-Étienne, Patrick Vieira had bet that the Gym would be “Attacked from the kick-off” Sunday. But we must believe that the Nice coach had overestimated the Greens. Weakened by numerous absences in defense (Kolodziejczak, Mason, Debuchy), confused in their new organization in 3-4-1-2, Claude Puel’s men scuttled themselves in the first half hour, conceding two largely avoidable goals ( 30th, 0-2) which ended up plumbing them (1-2) despite a second period of much better bill.

Aware of having lost the tactical battle, Puel reacted quickly by returning to 4-4-2, and his players, initially extinct, clearly took the game in hand when they returned from the locker room. In the 57th minute, Aouchiche took advantage of a recovery error from Benitez to reduce the score on a center back from Hamouma, in all the right moves (1-2). Puel’s men continued to push, also reinvigorated by the entry of Bouanga, but Hamouma, who could have obtained a penalty for a foul by Dante (66th, see below), then stumbled upon Benitez on a free kick (69th ).

Saint-Étienne had missed his chance and broke again in added time, as he continued to assault the Nice goal. On the lookout to resume a crushed strike from Ndoye, who had just entered, Maolida buried the last hopes of the Greens in the 90th + 1. His team, which has not lost for a month, jumped five places and joined the top 5 before entering the competition in the Europa League Thursday, on the ground of Bayer Leverkusen. ASSE, it continues to stand still (10th). She has just chained three defeats in Ligue 1.

The player: Moulin weighed down the Greens

Like his team, Moulin was less successful in recent weeks (7 goals conceded in 3 matches), and the pale copy he made on Sunday does not speak frankly for him. Author of a hazardous exit on the opening of the score of Lees-Melou (8th), the Stéphanois goalkeeper is also at fault on the goal of Gouiri (30th), even if he shares the blame with Sow.

The fact: a forgotten penalty for ASSE?

Claude Puel is not a fan of VAR, who “Amplifies a lot of things” according to him. But the Greens coach may have regrets about its use on Sunday, because the video assistants likely forgot to point out to the match referee, Amaury Delerue, that he made an obvious mistake by not whistling. penalty for a foul by Dante on Hamouma in the 66th minute. Clearly, the stroller of the Brazilian captain of the Gym on the Stéphane striker was nevertheless. But the referee did not flinch despite the protests of the latter.


The transfer window: Koeman counts on Griezmann, not on Dembélé – Transfers

The coach of Roma who regrets Florenzi, the future of Griezmann and Dembélé at Barça or Manchester City who awaits Messi: find all the information of the transfer window for this Sunday, October 18, 2020.

Roma wanted to keep Florenzi (PSG) …

Recruited by Paris Saint-Germain on loan last summer, Alessandro Florenzi has revived somewhat in the second part of the 2019-20 season, on loan to Valencia. Paulo Fonseca, AS Roma coach, said he would have liked to see the Italian right-back stay with the Giallorossi. “I wanted Florenzi to stay with us,” Fonseca said at a press conference on Saturday. It would have been useful in this system (with 5 defenders, note). He decided to play for PSG and I understand that decision. But it was my intention to make him stay. ” Florenzi’s loan (29 years old) comes with a purchase option of 9 million euros.

Florenzi’s first (and pretty) goal with PSG against Angers (6-1)

… and intends to extend Pellegrini

Courted by many European clubs, Lorenzo Pellegrini has become a fixture at AS Roma, where he completed a 2019-20 season with one goal and nine assists in 27 Serie A matches. The Italian midfielder (24) will be in end of contract in June 2022, and according to SportmediaSet, an extension is currently being negotiated between the two parties.

Barcelona: Griezmann and Dembélé, uncrossed destinies

The good match and the nice goal of Antoine Griezmann against Croatia on Wednesday (2-1) paradoxically did not help his situation at FC Barcelona. His coach, Ronald Koeman, banged his fist on the table about his positioning on the pitch. “In the end, I decide for the good of the team,” recalled the Dutch coach. But despite hypothetical tensions seen from the outside, Koeman cares a lot about the French (29) and thinks he can get the best out of him, reports Sports world. Griezmann’s attitude would be exemplary, unlike that of his compatriot Ousmane Dembélé. The French winger (23), holder during the defeat at Getafe on Saturday (1-0), suffers from competition for his post. A departure, which was already very close to being recorded at the end of the last transfer window, seems more relevant than ever.

Manchester City ready to tempt Messi … this winter?

Calm has returned after the storm at FC Barcelona. Lionel Messi was firmly determined to leave Catalonia this summer, he who has not known any other club. Finally, the Argentinian striker (33) will complete his contract, which runs until next June. According to Mirror, Barça would have accepted his free departure at the end of the season. Manchester City and former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola are said to be in pole position to get Messi back. But according to the Daily Star, they could offer 16.5 million euros to Barcelona to transfer the six-time Ballon d’Or as early as January. A ridiculous price given the talent of Messi, but which would allow Barça to bail out a bit rather than seeing his player leave for free. It remains to be seen whether the increasingly likely departure of President Josep Bartomeu, the source of the conflict between Messi and the club, can redistribute the cards.


M’Gladbach lets slip victory over Wolfsburg – Fil info – Germany – Abroad

Mönchengladbach, one of four German sides entering the Champions League, again missed out on crucial points in the Bundesliga on Saturday, conceding a 1-1 draw at home against Wolfsburg in the 85th minute. Marcus Thuram’s club, which begins its European campaign on Wednesday in Milan against Inter, stagnates in 10th position with five points after four days, five lengths already behind the leader Leipzig. In a match where Wolfsburg were overall the best team, Thuram had however managed to cause a penalty, arriving alone against the goalkeeper, who missed the ball, but not the Frenchman. Jonas Hofmann transformed it: 1-0 (78th). But five minutes from the end of regulation time, Wout Weghorst rewarded the Wolves for their efforts by equalizing for Wolfsburg (1-1, 85th). M’Gladbach had a stellar season last year, even staying in the lead for a month in the fall, to eventually take fourth place behind untouchables Bayern, Dortmund and Leipzig.


Waddle, Niang, Gignac … OM’s best goals at home against Bordeaux – Ligue 1

VIDEO – The Olympique de Marseille host Bordeaux this Saturday evening, 9 p.m., during the 7th day of Ligue 1. A look back at the most beautiful goals of the Olympians against the Girondins with in particular achievements of Chris Waddle, Mamadou Niang or even André- Pierre Gignac.

Olympique de Marseille (10th) must revive. After a good start to the season, notably punctuated by its victory at the Parc des Princes (0-1), the Marseille club lost to Saint-Etienne (0-2) before stringing together three draws. Insufficient results for a team which aims again for the podium. This Saturday evening, 9 p.m., the Marseillais receive the Girondins de Bordeaux, a lower team on paper – especially since their transfer window was not very lively apart from the very late arrival of Hatem Ben Arfa – but which has the same number of points (9th, 9 points) as OM, thanks to the good work of Jean-Louis Gasset. Before this important confrontation for the men of André Villas-Boas, Sport24-Le Figaro makes you relive the most beautiful goals of the club of La Canebière against the Girondins, with in particular achievements of Chris Waddle, Mamadou Niang, André-Pierre Gignac or Florian Thauvin.


Pablo Zabaleta ends his career – England – Abroad

Former Manchester City and Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta (35) announced his retirement on Friday after leaving West Ham at the end of last season. “After 18 years of career, I made the decision to quit. These years have been wonderful and have given me the opportunity to experience unique and unforgettable moments, ”wrote the Argentinian on Twitter. In the Citizens jersey, which he wore between 2008 and 2017 (333 appearances), the full-back won two Premier League titles (2012 and 2014), one Cup (2011) and two English League Cups ( 2014 and 2016). A player appreciated by the supporters, Zabaleta was called a legend by City coach Pep Guardiola when he left for West Ham in 2017. Unhappy finalist of the 2014 World Cup with the Albiceleste (defeat 1- 0 against Germany), Zabaleta (58 caps) won the Under-20 World Cup in 2005.


Gérard Lopez (Lille) and Joseph Oughourlian (Lens): “We are the heirs” – Foot – L1 – Lille-Lens

In version 2.0, for The team, we invited Gérard Lopez and Joseph Oughourlian, the respective owners of LOSC and RC Lens, by videoconference this Thursday afternoon. Impossible to reunite them in London, where the artesian boss was, as initially planned. Even in New York, where the Spanish-Luxembourgish businessman opened the chat window at 4 p.m. sharp.