Weekend Sports Recap: PSG Dominates, Le Cléac’h and Josse Triumph in Transat Jacques Vabre, and More
Missed out on the latest sports news this weekend? Franceinfo: sport has got you covered. From PSG’s takeover to the success of Armel Le Cléac’h and Sébastien Josse in the Transat Jacques Vabre, here’s a roundup of the highlights from Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12.
Ligue 1: Mbappé Shines as PSG Takes the Lead, Lyon and Lens Secure Victories
Paris Saint-Germain finally claimed the top spot in the French championship after a 3-0 victory against Reims on Saturday, with Kylian Mbappé scoring a hat-trick. The defending champions bounced back from their Champions League disappointment and extended their winning streak in Ligue 1 to five matches. Meanwhile, Lyon secured their first win of the season against Rennes, and Lens emerged victorious against OM.
Transat Jacques Vabre: Le Cléac’h and Josse Win in the Ultim Category
Armel Le Cléac’h and Sébastien Josse emerged as the winners of the Ultim category in the Transat Jacques Vabre. After a thrilling race, their boat, Maxi Banque Populaire XI, arrived first in Fort-de-France, Martinique, after more than 14 days at sea. This victory adds to Le Cléac’h’s impressive list of achievements, including the Vendée Globe and the Solitaire du Figaro, while Josse celebrates his success in the Transat after ten years.
Tennis: Humbert and Mannarino Finish the Season with Titles
French tennis players Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino ended their season on a high note. Humbert secured victory in the ATP 250 in Metz, fulfilling a childhood dream and entering the Top 20 in the ATP rankings for the first time. Mannarino, on the other hand, triumphed in Sofia, claiming his fifth career title and confirming his consistency throughout the year.
Top 14: French Internationals Return to Action
After their disappointing World Cup quarter-final exit, several French internationals returned to the Top 14 this weekend. Anthony Jelonch and Thomas Ramos featured for Toulouse, while Antoine Dupont made a second-half appearance. Damian Penaud joined Bordeaux-Bègles, but they suffered a defeat against Pau. Jonathan Danty, Paul Boudehent, and Uini Atonio secured a hard-fought victory for La Rochelle against Bayonne.