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At the end of this 25th day of Ligue 2, Paris FC is 13 points behind Troyes, leader of the championship. An incredible disbursement for the Parisians, who have long held the leading roles in the fall of 2020. In line with their five consecutive games without a win in all competitions, the PFC disappointed in Pau (1-1).
What you must remember
Between the frustration of a sad accounting result and the relief of a reaction that has become unexpected, this meeting will leave a bittersweet aftertaste. If René Girard’s men had many opportunities, they were too late in finding the key against Alexandre Olliero. Long imperial, the Pau keeper disgusted Gaëtan Laura with sensational saves (9th, 27th, 34th) and took the psychological ascendancy over the offensive players of the PFC, like this final rescue in front of Warren Caddy (87th).
So much so that Pau FC, 19th before the meeting, ended up believing in their chances. After the enormous parade of Vincent Demarconnay in front of Souleymane Diarra (6th), the Brazilian Itaitinga concluded a great collective action with an unstoppable header (1-0, 54th). Clean at the foot and solid on his line, Alexandre Olliero ended up cracking on a corner. Following a confused action, Ali Abdi pushed the ball into the net (1-1, 82nd). A lesser evil.
The player: Ali Abdi
The valiant left side took the PFC out of a bad way, and pushed back the prospect of a big migraine. On the action of his goal, Alexandre Olliero had yet another shot. At will, the Tunisian threw himself, facing two defenders from Pau, to conclude in force. A saving gesture.
The number: 8
Beyond the points gap with the championship lead, the PFC will now be content to look at what separates it from the direct rise. This Saturday evening, Clermont, second, is already at 8 points. The Parisians are also sixth, three points from fifth place. We won’t have to waste any more time.
René Girard’s reaction
“I’m not satisfied, we weren’t transcendent. We lacked application and accuracy. It’s a shame because I think there was room. We were well established, we were also good in conservation, but we lacked precision and good choices. “
PAU – PARIS FC: 1-1 (0-0)
Referee: Mr. Angoula.
But. Pau: Itaitinga (54e). Paris FC: Abdi (82e)
Warnings. Pau: S. Diarra (13th), Beusnard (39th), Assifuah (71st). Paris FC: Belaud (31st), Lopez (50th).
Pau : Olliero – Koffi, Batisse, Scaramozzino, Sadzoute – S. Diarra, Daubin (Ba, 88th) – Beusnard (Assifuah, 65th), Lobry, Itaitinga (Sabaly, 65th) – Armand (George, 88th). Entr. : Tholot.
Paris FC: Demarconnay – Belaud, Bamba, Kanté, Abdi – Boli (Arab, 88th), Name (Diakité, 70th), Mandouki, Lopez (Martin, 81st) – Gakpa (Caddy, 70th) – Laura. Entr. : Girard.