Al-Khelaïfi sails between Madrid and Austria for ECA and UEFA
On Monday, Kylian Mbappé decided to travel to Madrid for his day off with several PSG teammates. But he was not the only one to walk the streets of the Spanish capital, since Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was also present on site for a board of directors of the European Club Association (ECA).
A meeting organized at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium of Atlético de Madrid. Several UEFA members were also present to present the final guidelines proposed for men’s club competitions after 2024. After this exchange, the ECA members met in a famous Madrid restaurant near Puerta de Alcalá. Asked about the future of Kylian Mbappé after dinner, the president of PSG did not wish to react.
Very early, this Tuesday morning, he flew to Vienna where a UEFA executive committee is planned. His traditional introductory speech will take place at the beginning of the afternoon before the probable announcement of the new format of the Champions League. Negotiations on this new formula are still ongoing. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi will also attend the body’s congress tomorrow, still in Austria.
OM optimistic about their injuries
Despite a cascade of injuries last week, before or during the matches against Feyenoord and Lorient, OM hope to recover a good part of their vital forces for the clash in Rennes on Saturday.
Concerning Bamba Dieng (thigh), Gerson (ankle) and Duje Caleta-Car (muscle discomfort), all three forced to give up their match in full meeting at Moustoir, the club evokes “moderate injuries” which should be healed quickly with care this week. Arkadiusz Milik (thigh) and Amine Harit (foot), package against Lorient, should apply to play this Saturday at Roazhon Park, as indicated by Sampaoli after the victory in Lorient.
The case of Bakambu, however, is more worrying. The Marseille striker gave up his place in the first period against the Hakes by touching his lower thigh and the Congolese will have to undergo additional examinations. He is uncertain for the next game at least. As a reminder, Dimitri Payet, Leonardo Balerdi and Konrad de La Fuente are already forfeited until the end of the season.
More generally, all the bodies are tired because of the repeated efforts and the sequence of matches. The backlash from European elimination against Feyenoord Rotterdam didn’t help either. But, in the locker room, it is said that the mentality of the troops remains very solid and that the victory in Lorient has boosted the team even more. The Olympians absolutely do not want to let go of their 2nd place because they believe they deserve it in view of their season. They are resting on Tuesday after training and treatment on Monday morning, before a resumption scheduled for Wednesday.
A somewhat special training for PSG this Thursday
PSG players will train at the Parc des Princes this Thursday. Fabio Quartararo and Colin Kaepernick will be present, with the public invited for the occasion
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi is also in Madrid
Coincidence (or not?), Nasser Al-Khelaïfi is also present in the Spanish capital this Monday, at the same time as Kylian Mbappé. According to our information, he made the trip as part of his duties at the ECA, the European Club Association, of which he is the president.
Mbappé in Madrid this Monday
Previewed by the Spanish press, Kylian Mbappé is in Madrid on Monday, accompanied by several players from Paris Saint-Germain. They had lunch at the Leña Madrid at the Hyatt Regency.
The presence of other PSG players still casts doubt on a visit by the striker to negotiate with Real Madrid. The players of the capital club, who have two days off, resume training on Wednesday.
Saint-Etienne in front of the CNOSF this Monday afternoon
ASSE, which was subject to a suspended match behind closed doors, saw this suspension lifted following the meeting against Monaco. This match of April 23 was the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Green Angels and the supporters of the south kop had then celebrated this by using many smoke bombs and other fireworks. AS Saint-Etienne, which contests the lifting of this closed session and the collective aspect of the sanction, appealed to the French National Olympic and Sports Committee. ASSE is received on form by the CNOSF and will have to convince on the merits to hope to be able to count on its supporters on Saturday against Reims during a decisive match for maintenance.
Bordeaux relegated on Wednesday if…
Bordeaux could be officially relegated on Wednesday if Saint-Etienne wins in Nice.
The results and the program of the 36th day of Ligue 1
Friday, May 6, 2022
Saturday May 7, 2022
Sunday May 8, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
7 p.m.: Nice – Saint-Etienne (Amazon Prime Video)
9 p.m.: Nantes – Rennes (Canal+)
Welcome to our live to follow the news of Ligue 1. Eight matches of the 36th day took place this weekend. At the top of the rankings, OM, Monaco and Strasbourg won. At the bottom of the table, Metz created a surprise by beating Lyon (3-2) to leave the place of red lantern in Bordeaux, swept away in Angers (4-1). The Girondins are last and can no longer save themselves directly. They can at best pass through the roadblocks.
Due to the schedule for the Coupe de France final between Nice and Nantes (0-1) on Saturday, the last two matches of the day will take place on Wednesday: Nice-Saint-Etienne (7 p.m.) and Nantes-Rennes ( 9 p.m.).