AS Monaco – Mercato : un gros transfert à 15M€ dans les tuyaux ! C’est parti dans ce match entre l’AS Monaco et l’Olympique Lyonnais suite au coup de sifflet de Ruddy Buquet. Engagé dans un vaste chantier de reconstruction, le Real Madrid devrait officialiser l’arrivée de sa première recrue après la finale de la Ligue Europa entre Chelsea et Arsenal, le 29 mai prochain (21h, à suivre en direct sur RMC Sport). Il espère en décrocher un sixième avec la Ligue Europa le 29 mai prochain. Tottenham Hotspur announced the postponement of Thursday’s Europa Conference League clash with Rennes following a severe coronavirus outbreak at the Premier League club, but their French opponents called into question the decision. Last season’s Europa League winners Villarreal were instead paired with Premier League champions City. Holders Chelsea will play French side Lille in the Champions League last 16 after the draw for the knockout stages took place for a second time. But the lead is not insurmountable and an early goal for the home side would change the complexion of this tie.
Lille actually enjoyed the majority of possession and recorded more shots than their hosts but just didn’t get enough on target to worry Chelsea. Lille suffered a huge blow on Friday when star midfielder Renato Sanches picked up a knock that forced him off after just 25 minutes against Saint-Etienne in their 0-0 draw. The European champions will also be forced to spend no more than £20,000 on travel to away matches under the current circumstances. The final games of the Champions League round of 16 are upon us, with Lille taking on reigning European champions Chelsea tonight. In the original draw, Manchester United’s ball was pulled out of the pot against Villarreal but they were ineligible to face each other as they had been in the same group – an eventuality Uefa said the technology should have prevented. Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz just haven’t been able to find the net in the same way as they did last season. However, United could have played the Spanish side and Liverpool could not, having progressed into the knockout stage from the same group.
Reece James and converted full-back Callum Hudson-Odoi are both injured, which will mean the returning from injury Cesar Azpilicueta will have to step in on the right-hand side. During this year 1966, he left Lyon – where he won his first title, the 1964 French Cup – for Nice, returning to his region of birth, the Côte d’Azur. Chelsea won both group stage games between these two in the Champions League a few years ago and have now added their first leg victory to the head-to-head record. If they can improve that part of their game – and maybe snatch an early goal – this could be an exhilarating tie. The buildup to this game has all been overshadowed by the recent controversy Chelsea find itself in with Roman Abramovich and the conflict with Russia. Visit the inside: the entrance is free, and there’s plenty to admire! Previously, he had played for various clubs in Toulouse, before joining the TFC directly as a professional in 1992. A charismatic captain of Stade Rennais, gifted with excellent heading abilities (which would allow him to score some important goals in difficult moments for the club), he played close to 200 matches under the red and black colours.
• Mendy’s final Rennes appearance before joining Chelsea was a 1-1 draw at LOSC on 22 August 2020 in which Bamba got the home side’s goal. If you are looking to live stream the big match, you can do so via the BT Sport app or Virgin streaming service. Thomas Tuchel, excellent pompier de service … So, what does Thomas Tuchel need to do to fix this? The two-goal win was a satisfactory performance but Thomas Tuchel will not have been happy with how Lille threatened as they got back into the game. Back to the drawing board and remembered reading that Strasbourg were at the start of the 2015/16 season in the French third tier (National League) after a rather dramatic fall from grace in recent years. However, the building blocks of a successful top-flight French club are absolutely in place at the Meinau. After winning their Champions League group, the French side have now gone four games unbeaten and have slowly started to climb back up the league. In the standout tie of the round, 13-time champions Real Madrid come up against French powerhouse Paris St-Germain.