Jean-Michel Aulas, the President of Lyon, explained on Saturday on RTL that in his hypothetical plan to take over the Champions League, UEFA had placed OL’s return leg against Juventus in Turin on August 7.
In an interview with RTL, this Saturday, Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of Lyon, notably explained: “The match against Juventus is confirmed on Friday, August 7, in Turin and behind closed doors (Editor’s note: in the round of 16 return from C1; OL won 1-0 first leg on February 26). If the appeals do not succeed, it is to send Lyon and Paris (qualified for the quarters) to be massacred by teams which will have a preparation that the others do not have. “
To date, there is no assurance, however, that Juventus will not have an advantage over Lyon, which will not replay in Ligue 1, following the final cessation of the season. The protocol proposed by Lega Calcio still has to be validated by the Italian health authorities. A resumption of Serie A remains very hypothetical. Just like the resumption of the Champions League, moreover.
UEFA has planned to organize the end of the season for its European competitions in August. The fourth round of 16 final, including Juve-OL, remains to be disputed and involve teams playing in championships which have planned to resume. Germany has already started a restart on May 16, when Spain has started the resumption phase of individual training.
Faced with the French decision to stop everything, Jean-Michel Aulas announced in recent days that he had brought two legal actions. OL is ranked seventh in the championship and may not participate in a European cup next season for the first time in twenty years unless they win the League Cup, for which they have to play the final against PSG… even winning the Champions League.
The President of Lyon said he was in favor of a playoff system to play in August.
For any child, understanding what your parents do for a living can be a little tricky—no less for kids whose parents’ jobs involve being super famous.
And it sounds like John Krasinski is learning this the hard way, explaining during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that his kids are having a difficult time coming to terms with his job as an actor.
For those who don’t know, John and his wife, Emily Blunt, share two daughters: 8-year-old Hazel and 6-year-old Violet.
Discussing dad life, John said the girls were super impressed by their mom’s performance in Mary Poppins Returns in 2018, explaining that it gave Emily a “head start” in the all-important Which Parent Is Cooler competition.
So, knowing that their mom is a major movie star, Hazel and Violet apparently weren’t quite so enthusiastic about their dad’s projects—namely The office.
John starred in the comedy series as Jim Halpert, and despite it being one of his best-loved roles, it sounds like the show’s success has presented a number of complications in his personal life.
For example, he explained that when fans approach him on the street and say they know him from The Office, it can be confusing for his kids to understand that they’re not talking about his actual workplace.
“I was walking them to school one day and this guy came up and he went, ‘John! desde The office!’” he recalled during the interview. “He went, ‘Oh my god, it’s so good to see you!’ And I said, ‘Thanks.’ And we kept walking.”
Having listened in on the exchange, his daughter proceeded to ask if the guy was someone he worked with, to which John answered “no.” However, his response from her did not quite cut it.
“She goes, ‘Why are you lying to me? … He just said he knows you from the office?’” John said.
Thanks to interactions like these, the actor said his kids are now convinced that he works an average 9-to-5, and that their movie star mom made the decision to settle down with a regular guy.
“My kids thought that she had married me out of charity, like, ‘You’re so nice to marry an accountant! That’s so nice of you,’” he joked. “’Cause they don’t know what I do.”
But, funnily enough, it sounds like the girls’ discontent with The office isn’t for lack of trying.
After Hazel and Violet recently showed a vague interest in the show’s existence, John revealed that he and Emily made the big decision to let them watch a few episodes.
“We were driving and from the backseat I heard, ‘So, what’s the deal with this office thing?’ And I was like, ‘OK, it’s a big question. We’ll cut it down into bite-size morsels,’” he said.
Naturally, Emily suggested that they start with the Pilot, and as they did, the girls were taken back—not by their dad’s performance—but by how much they hated Steve Carrell’s character.
“They were watching the first episode and my oldest — turns out she’s a screen talker-ater — she’s talking to the screen,” he said. And so when Steve fired Jenna [Fischer] she goes, ‘What are you doing? You’re a horrible person!’”
As for his youngest, Violet was able to recognize the familiar-looking man onscreen and decided to do some investigating.
“My 6-year-old kept asking, ‘Is that you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it is,’” he remembered.
Violet couldn’t help but point out how differently he looked, and ultimately, came to the conclusion that it couldn’t possibly be her dad on the screen.
“I said, ‘That’s me, I’m just playing a character,’ and she said, ‘That’s not you,’” he laughed.
And despite enjoying Mary Poppinsit seems like the girls’ general lack of interest in their parents’ fame applies to both mom and dad, with Emily revealing a few weeks ago that Hazel and Violet have absolutely no desire to become fans of their work.
“They don’t really want to watch us onscreen,” she told AND! News last month. “They’ve got that ownership of us as parents. It’s not—they’re not like running to see me in a movie, which keeps you humble.”
Well, if there’s one thing about kids, it’s that they certainly keep you grounded.