First home defeat for the Standard, Liverpool cracks City in the duel at the top in the Premier League, new death of a boxer: here's what to remember the sports news of this weekend.
Belgian football: Standard and Bruges fall, Virton's dream takes off
At the end of the 15th day of Pro League, Standard lost at home for the first time this season against Malinois applied. The Rouches were surprised at Sclessin by a magnificent free kick in the skylight and a goal of an old glory. The Liege lost their second place in favor of Ghent, winner at Genk (0-2).
After a tense duel, which had to be stopped for ten minutes, Antwerp overturned Club Brugge in the second half (2-1). This is the first defeat of the season for the leader of Bruges.
Saturday, Charleroi has imposed the smallest gap against Eupen thanks to a late goal of Rezaeï. The Zebras thus confirm their place in the top 6 of the Jupiler Pro League, synonymous with playoffs 1. The Excel Mouscron, he shared the stake in Ostend thanks to a double of Stipe Perica mounted the game in the 65th minute.
Friday, Anderlecht won in pain in Zulte-Waregem with goals scored by Chadli and Roofe (2-1). This is Mauves' second away win this season.
Virton had dreamed of it, but it is OHL who has already won his ticket to compete in the final of the D1B. In a packed Gaumas stadium, the Louvanists were forced last night, thanks to a goal fell shortly before the 20th minute of play.
Foreign foot: Hazard regale, Nainggolan demonstration
Eden Hazard's goalscorer stays blocked. But football is not just statistics, Zinedine Zidane and the Spanish press are not mistaken. At the origin of the penalty converted by Ramos, the Brainois was impressive during the big victory of Real Eibar Saturday (0-4). Just like Courtois who signs his 5th clean-sheet in a row.
Radja Nainggolan was the great architect of Cagliari's victory against Fiorentina (5-2) on Sunday. The former Red Devil delivered three assists before completing his work with a magnificent long shot.
In England, the Reds defeated Manchester City in the weekend's top match.
For its part, Chelsea signed a sixth consecutive victory with a Michy Batshuayi returned at the end of the game and decisive on the goal of Pulisic. In other matches of the weekend, Dendoncker won with the Wolves against Aston Villa, while Brighton and Trossard were beaten by Manchester United.
In Germany, the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Dortmund turned to the advantage of the Bavarians (4-0) to the chagrin of Axel Wistel and Thorgan Hazard, holders.
Tennis: France wins the Fed Cup, Djoko launches his Masters
After a rebounding final, France won the third Fed Cup in its history in Asia. As the two nations were back to back after the first two days (2-2), Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia brought the point of victory in the double-decisive Sunday.
On the men's side, the London Masters started this Sunday with Djokovic's clear victory over Berrettini. The Serbian, winner of the five-time end-of-season tournament, defeated Italian Matteo Berrettini (ATP 8) in two sets, 6-2, 6-1, in the opening match of BjOrn Borg.
NBA: Boston goes on, the Raptors on fire, Tony Parker honored
In the NBA, defending champions Toronto Raptors outperformed the New Orleans Pelicans. For their part, the Celtics outperformed the Spurs. This seventh success allows Boston to be alone at the top in the East and equal the balance of their great rivals the Lakers, leaders in the West.
Apart from the parquets, the San Antonio Spurs have organized this Saturday the withdrawal of the jersey, the number 9 jersey, the famous French playmaker Tony Parker.
Saturday, boxing has made a new victim. Australia's Dwight Ritchie died in Melbourne at the age of 27 after training while serving as a sparring partner for compatriot Michael Zerafa.
On Sunday, the Dutch cyclocross prodigy Mathieu van der Poel won his third consecutive European title in front of two Belgians: Eli Iserbyt and Laurens Sweeck.
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