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Sports Insight


A weekly programme focusing on the world of sport.

A weekly programme focusing on the world of sport.


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A weekly programme focusing on the world of sport.






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Sports Insight - PSG shred Lyon to set Ligue 1 record

Kylian Mbappé scored four times in PSG's 5-0 annihilation of Lyon at the Parc des Princes on 7 October. It was PSG's ninth consecutive win. The sequence is the best start to a Ligue 1 season and beats Lille's 82-year-old record of eight straight victories.


Sports Insight - Welcome back Champions League: Ronaldo sent off; PSG beaten and Real Madrid romp past Roma

Big spenders PSG and Manchester City fluffed their lines in the opening round of Champions League matches much to the delight of Liverpool and Lyon fans. Real Madrid began their quest for a fourth consecutive title with a 3-0 stroll past Roma.


Sports Insight - Osaka and Djokovic take the honours at US Open

While 36-year-old Serena Williams lost the plot during the final, Naomi Osaka, 16 years her junior, remained cool and calm to become the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title. Novak Djokovic claimed the men's title for the third time. The Serb, with 14 majors, equals the feats of his hero Pete Sampras.


Sports Insight - What lies in store for Emery's Arsenal this year

In this week's Sports Insight, Paul Myers takes a look at the first four Premier League games of Unai Emery's reign at Arsenal.


Sports Insight - Looking back at this year's Roland Garros French Open

In Sports Insight Jan van der Made looks back, not at football, but at the most famous tennis tournament in France - the Roland Garros French Open.


Sports Insight - What now for Arsenal as Emery takes charge?

In this week's sports insight, Rfi's Paul Myers looks at the appointment of the Spaniard Unai Emery as the new manager of Arsenal.


Sports Insight - Manchester City break Premier League points record

In this week's Sports Insight, Paul Myers takes stock of Manchester City's record breaking feats in the English Premier League.


Sports Insight - How realistic are PSG's Champion's League ambitions?

RFI's Paul Myers looks at Paris St Germain's ambitions in the Champion's League


Sports Insight - Champions League semis: Madrid v Bayern; Liverpool v Roma

The Champions League semi-finals will pit holders Real Madrid against Bayern Munich while Liverpool will take on Roma. The winners of those ties will meet in Kiev on 26 May.


Sports Insight - Athletes pursue special Olympics dream

In this week's programme RFI's roving reporter Andy May talks about the regional games of the special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.


Sports Insight - Cheating stains Australia's losses in South Africa

Three Australian cricketers including skipper Steve Smith were banned from the international game for their roles in a ball-tampering plot during the third Test against South Africa. The skulduggery overshadowed the host's first home series win over the Australians since 1970.


Sports Insight - Innovating at the French Open

In this week's Sports Insight, RFI's Paul Myers looks into innovation at this year's French Open.


Sports Insight - Champions League gets down to the last eight

After the thrills and spills of the second leg clashes in the last 16, the 2017/2018 Champions League approaches the business end of the competition.


Sports Insight - PSG fluff Champions League test

For the second season running, PSG failed to progress past the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League. Sports Insight presenter Paul Myers looks at the options for the club with RFI's roving reporter Andy May.


Sports Insight - Federer reclaims top spot at 36

A few weeks after winning his 20th Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open, Roger Federer returned to number one in the men's rankings following his quarter-final victory at the Rotterdam tournament. At 36 years and 195 days, he is the oldest man to head the ATP lists since they were computerised in Augst 1973.


Sports Insight - Under the bonnet of this year's Six Nations rugby tournament

In this week's Sports Insight Paul Myers looks at the European Six Nations rugby tournament and the woes of south Africa's national side which is awaiting the appointment of a new head coach.


Sports Insight - Wozniacki beats Halep to reign in Australia

After two defeats in Grand Slam finals, it was third time lucky for Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. She claimed her first major with a gutsy three set win over the top seed Simona Halep in the Australian Open final. Wozniacki also rose to world number one for the third time in her career.


Sports Insight - Federer claims 20th Grand Slam crown

Nearly 15 years after his first major at Wimbledon, Roger Federer won his 20th title by beating Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open. It was a record equalling sixth triumph in Melbourne to add to his eight Wimbledon titles, five US Opens and one French Open. Unsurprisingly, the 36-year-old says there are no plans to retire.


Sports Insight - What Pep Guardiola is bringing to Man City

Pep Guardiola's managerial career yielded silverware every season until 2016/2017 when he had no new baubles to polish at Manchester City. However, a joyous harvest looms. This week his side - 12 points clear in the Premier League - reached the final of the English League Cup. They're also fighting on two other fronts.


Sports Insight - Nice one, Cyrille

The unexpected death of Cyrille Regis at the age of 59 unleashed tributes from the world of British football and campaigners for equality. He plied his trade at a time when black professional footballers were rare and racial abuse from the terraces was prevalent. In his pomp, he scored goals of savage beauty. Off the field his grace was legendary.