Dupont XXL, Lille boss, Domenech serial loser … Our Tops and Flops for the sports weekend

Dupont’s XXL performance with the XV of France, Lille still at the head of Ligue 1, England on the mat for his debut in the 6 Nations or even Domenech who does not win a match … Find the Tops and Flops of the sports editorial sports weekend.


Antoine Dupont always show
Note 9/10


The scrum-half of the Stade Toulousain and the XV of France begins 2021 on the same bases that he finished 2020. Brilliant, unpredictable, determining. Saturday in Rome, Antoine Dupont led the XV of France in his wake. Four assists and a personal try. For an easy 50-10 success and the honorary title of man of the match. “It creates a lot of opportunities,” said winger Gabin Villière. It’s important to have a player capable of making a difference in a lot of detail. It pulls the whole team forward. ” Next performance of the best scrum half in the world next Sunday in Dublin. (David Reyrat)

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Lille pulls out its muscles
Note: 8/10
Be honest, at the start of the season if we had told you that Lille would be leader in Ligue 1 with three points ahead of Paris SG after 24 days, what would your reaction have been? Somewhere between mockery and contempt. Today, this is the case, Christophe Galtier’s LOSC continues to lead the race, despite internal turmoil which has led to a change of management. More than one club would have exploded. Not Lille. How long can this last? Until the end of the season? Asking these questions is already advancing like a victory for the Northerners, winners of Nantes (0-0) on Sunday – but everyone beats Nantes this season – and more than ever voracious at the idea of ​​keeping the throne. For our greatest pleasure and that of a Ligue 1 that has never been so uncertain with four teams (Lille, Lyon, Paris and Monaco) who stand in six points. (Baptiste Desprez)

Romain Attanasio lights up the Vendée Globe
Note : 8/10

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Certainly he did not win by far. Arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday just behind Jérémie Beyou, Romain Attanasio finished in 14th place for his 2nd Vendée Globe almost 10 days after the winner Yannick Bestaven. But the skipper of the old monohull Pure – Best Western (dating from 2007) has already done better and gained a place compared to the previous edition. And especially the man of Samantha Davies (forced her to give up and still at sea out of the race) amazed during this round the world trip with his happiness to be at sea and his (excellent) way of sharing his emotions. With humor and truth. In happy and complicated moments. His videos were very popular and widely relayed on social networks. Logically, the former figarist wants to return there for the pass of three. And if possible on a boat equipped with foils. “I wanted to tell with good humor what a sailor was going through at sea, someone ordinary who does something extraordinary”. Mission successful. (Martin Couturié)

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Victor Perez made Dustin Johnson tremble
Note 7/10

The France of golf believed in it. The French number one almost won the Saudi International on Sunday, one of the best endowed and most prestigious events on the European circuit. But the almost untouchable world number one Dustin Johnson had the final say by winning the tournament for the second time in three years. Starting second two strokes behind the winner of the Masters 2020 on the eve of the last round, the French number one thus played the win until the 16the hole. The Tarbais even came back to a stroke of the leader thanks to a birdie at 15 (par 4). But a double bogey on the 16 (par 3) was fatal to him in the race for victory. In the end a 4e place at the foot of the podium. Too bad, but the Frenchman, now well established in the world top 40, confirms that he is no longer very far to seek the greatest victories. (Romain Schneider)


Payet, still missed
Note 2/10

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The big matches follow one another and the observation remains the same: Dimitri Payet is not up to the task. Often on the left, the Reunionese never succeeded in putting his partners in a favorable position and missed more passes than usual. As a bonus, he gets kicked out for a bad act on Verratti. His 2e expulsion from the season after the trip to … Lyon, another big missed event. (Teddy Vadeevalo)

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England fall of entry
Note 2/10
At the terminus of pretentious entry. The English had big ambitions for the Six Nations Tournament. Soaring from the first game. A defeat at Twickenham against much more determined and daring Scots and the dream of Grand Slam is pschitt. Emphasizing a little more the current weakness of the game of XV de la Rose. Bland, without idea, based only on an occupation at the foot. A simplistic tactic thwarted by a XV of the Thistle which is essential in England for the first time since 1983. (David Reyrat)

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The Nantes of Domenech does not (really) advance
Note : 1/10
1, like the number of shots on target from FC Nantes, still terribly disappointing against Lille on Sunday (0-2). If this LOSC of new leader of Ligue 1 seems disconcerting in control, adversity does not explain everything. Nantes Domenech once again shone with its lack of ambition in the game. A constant since his arrival on the bench in early January. Seven matches and five goals later, the former coach of the Blues has still not won a match and his team has lost two places to find itself in a barrage position. Casting error? (Lucas Michel)

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