The Sports Café
The now ex-Ivorian coach Ibrahim Kamara, in November 2019. SIA KAMBOU / AFP
By: Annie Gasnier Follow
The Café des Sports menu: a Dane at Barça! The Blaugranas, whose attack is decimated, authorized to recruit a medical joker to compensate for the long absence of Ousmane Dembélé, finally opted for Martin Braithwaite, the Leganés attacker.
They needed a player with a Spanish license, who was not qualified for the Champions League. The choice provokes the wrath of the club trained by Javier Aguirre, who fights for the maintenance in Liga and is forced to yield a player of importance without having the possibility of turning over to replace him!
If Braithwaite is prolific with his club, is he the right joker for the Catalans? The FCB takes advantage of an astonishing rule, how can the formation of the Madrid suburbs not consider itself injured? Rules to change?
Back to the field with a capital Chelsea-Tottenham in England in the C1 race. Not necessarily a poster that suits the "Blues", they just find the Champions League three days later by welcoming the Bavarian ogre in the eighth round! The occasion of a dress rehearsal? Will they have their heads elsewhere? The Spurs follow them at 1 point in the Premier League and must recover their colors after the conceded defeat against Leipzig. Return of the "Soft", who plagues against an overloaded calendar, in a stadium he knows well.
A coup de drama among the Elephants! Ibrahim Kamara leaves the Ivorian bench. A departure that comes one month from the double confrontation against Madagascar in the context of CAN qualifications. Who to succeed him? The final phase of CHAN in Cameroon. Kick off in less than a month and a half. Is this championship, which takes place in the host country of the next CAN, still in the shadow of the top competition? Does it generate enthusiasm, even without expatriate “stars”? The sequence of boxes to close a program that will take place live and on Facebook live. Annie Gasnier will be surrounded by Habib Beye, Alejandro Valente , Rémy Ngono and Xavier Barret . Kick-off 3.10 p.m. UT
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