May 22, 2022

The 9 facts to know about the day: the hero Giroud, Bayern flies away, the comeback of Cameroon …

Giroud overthrows Inter in the Milan derby, Bayern flies away, Cameroon 3rd in their CAN after a crazy comeback, Saint-Etienne leaves last place, Chelsea got scared, Manchester City unfolds, first victor for Lampard , clumsy Roma… Discover the highlights of Saturday’s matches in France and abroad.

Giroud at dcisif dans “Derby della Madonnina”

The results in Ligue 1 (click on the score to read the brief or the article on the match): St Etienne 3-1 Montpellier.

The main results abroad:Cameroon 3-3 (5-3 on pens) Burkina Faso (CAN 3rd place match), Chelsea 2-1 (ap) Plymouth, Kidderminster 1-2 (ap) West Ham, Manchester City 4-1 Fulham, Everton 4-1 Brentford (FA Cup), Roma 0-0 Genoa, Inter 1-2 Milan (Serie A), Bayern 3-2 Leipzig (Bundesliga).

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1. Giroud overthrows Inter in the Milan derby! Author of a double, the French striker gave AC Milan victory in the derby against Inter Milan (2-1), the occasion of the 24th day of Serie A. However, it was the Nerazzurri who took the lead in this meeting with a goal from Perisic on a corner from Calhanoglu (39th). But the Rossoneri stayed in the game, well helped by a fine performance from French goalkeeper Maignan. And so it was another Frenchman, Giroud, who offered victory to Stefano Pioli’s team by scoring two goals in three minutes (75th, 78th). An evening that the world champion is not about to forget! In the ranking, AC Milan take advantage of this victory to move up to 2nd place, one point behind Inter, which has one game less.

2. Bayern take the lead. After a lively encounter, Bayern Munich won in the clash against RB Leipzig (3-2), the occasion of the 21st day of the Bundesliga. A victory that was not easy for the Bavarians despite their domination, since Silva (27th) and Nkunku (53rd) answered Mller (12th) and Lewandowski (44th). But the German ogre finally won with a goal against his side of Gvardiol (58th). In the ranking, Bayern are now 9 points ahead of runners-up Borussia Dortmund, which receives Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday (3:30 p.m.). The RBL is 7th.

3. Cameroon, 3rd of madness! 48 hours after his elimination in the semi-finals, the CAN 2021 host country won the bronze medal the outcome of the small final against Burkina Faso (3-3, 5-3 pens). Yet trailing 3-0 after goals from Yago (24th), Andr Onana against his camp (43rd) and Djibril Ouattara (49th), the Indomitable Lions caught up in 16 minutes thanks to Angevin Bahoken (71st) and a double from the inevitable Vincent Aboubakar (85th, 87th), author of his 7th and 8th goals in this CAN! A stoppage by Onana then offered victory to the Cameroonians during the penalty shootout.

4. Saint-Etienne is no longer the red lantern of L1! The ascent of ASSE is underway. A week after his humiliation against Bergerac in the Coupe de France (0-1), the Forez club reacted well and obtained a second straight victory in the home league against Montpellier (3-1). Behind the score after a goal from Wahi (11th), the Greens then dominated the game and were rewarded by overthrowing the MHSC at the end of the game thanks to Hamouma (82nd), Nordin (90th) and Khazri (90th +3). For the greatest happiness of a cauldron on fire! With this success, Saint-Etienne leaves its place of red lantern and temporarily rises to 19th place, two points from 17th, Bordeaux.

5. The resounding return of Hamouma. Too often injured in recent years, the Stphanois striker played again for the first time since November 21, this Saturday, during his 70th minute entry against Montpellier. A winning return, since marked by his first goal of the season which allowed ASSE to equalize in this part. And what a goal! An unstoppable shot in the skylight that capsized the Cauldron.

6. Chelsea got scared. Chelsea struggled to qualify against Plymouth (2-1 aet), English D3 club, in the round of 16 of the FA Cup. Quickly behind after a goal from Gillesphey (8th), the Blues equalized thanks to Azpilicueta before the break (41st). Behind, the London club had to wait until extra time to take the advantage on an achievement by Alonso (105th +2). This goal did not completely deliver Thomas Tuchel’s men who finally trembled since Plymouth obtained a penalty for a foul from former Niois Sarr two minutes from the end of extra time. But Kepa has put on his hero costume to stop Hardie’s attempt and preserve the qualification of his people..

7. Manchester City droule. On the occasion of the round of 16 of the FA Cup, Josep Guardiola’s Citizens clearly dominated Fulham (4-1). Carvalho’s opener (4th) for the Cottagers did not cast doubt on the Premier League leader, who quickly leveled up thanks to Gndogan (6th). Behind, City solidified its clear domination with a goal from Stones (13th) and a double from Mahrez (53rd sp, 57th). The Skyblues validated their ticket for the next round without shaking.

8. First victory for Lampard. For his first match on the Everton bench, the former Chelsea manager won a great success at Goodison Park against Brentford (4-1), in the round of 16 of the FA Cup. Rarely put in danger, the Toffees were well launched by Mina (31st) and Richarlison (48th). The reduction in Toney’s gap from the penalty spot (54th) did not disturb the Liverpool-based club, which took shelter with achievements from Holgate (62nd) and Townsend (90th +1).

9. Clumsy Roma… Dominating but much too imprecise in the last gesture (3 shots on target out of 23 attempts), Jos Mourinho’s AS Roma conceded a home draw against Genoa (0-0), on the 24th day of Serie A. A disappointing result for the Giallorossi who remained on two straight wins in the league. In the ranking, Roma remains in 6th place and misses the opportunity to temporarily get back into the Top 4 (4 points behind Atalanta, 4th).

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