Paris FC, or the subtle art of total collapse

Paris FC, or the subtle art of total collapse

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At the Charlety Stadium,

There is no squirm, when it comes to losing football, the French capital has no equal in the world. After PSG and their multiple fiascos in the Champions League over the last ten years, it is the turn of Paris FC, who have achieved the feat of chaining a fourth elimination in the play-off in five seasons (after 2017, 2019 and 2021) , after his new defeat, on Tuesday night, against Sochaux.

And like PSG in Madrid a few months earlier, the Porte de Choisy shadow club didn’t need anyone to spoil their game and let a victory slip away from them. Because let’s tell it like it is, if this team from Sochaux has had a season above their own expectations, with a young group led by a magnificent crowd, this team has offered almost nothing on Wednesday night that they can do shake AJ Auxerre next Friday.

This was also the opinion of Thierry Laurey, whom we waited for a long time at a press conference before finally deciding to pump his words into the BeIN Sports microphone: “I still don’t understand how we could lose this match, especially since Sochaux was harmless after quarter of an hour, the match must be doubled. But it’s football, when you have to kill the beast you have to do it. I was afraid of Sochaux’s start of the match, and in the end it was us who did them a lot of damage. I congratulated the boys because we played a great game. »

Scoumoune F.C.

In fact, this is the whole paradox of this summer night, in an unusually seething Charléty stadium: Paris FC really made a good impression on us and, after a thunderous first quarter of an hour rewarded by Siby’s opener, the Blues of the capital have managed to put their feet on the rug on their own. Missing first two penalties – copied and pasted, deflected to the left of the post – in the space of ten minutes before losing their most dangerous player to injury, then receiving a red after a poorly controlled tackle, and finally conceding the tie (46th) while the referee was about to take everyone to the locker room.

At the time, with so much scoumoune, it was hard to see how the scenario could have been reversed. And finally in a blocked shot in extra time (93rd), just to finish off the score well, which the Parisians definitively cracked. Crossed in the mixed zone after the game, cool, tap dance, Sylvain Demarconnay preferred to smile. Sometimes you don’t even have to try to understand.

“I felt there was too much against us. And it doesn’t date from today, snorted the Parisian goalkeeper. Last week, Khalid Boutaïb who was crossed, three weeks ago it was the vice-captain who broke his Achilles tendon… We lost Gory there when he was the one who set fire to the side at the start of the match, we missed two penalties. And even the red, it’s cruel for us because Mouss slips right before. Well, we were unlucky in a season where we had the weapons to go for the top two spots. »

Charléty, a potato field in Finisterre or both?

Let’s spend another two seconds on these two lost penises, if you don’t mind. Two different shooters (Nombre and Alfarela) eight minutes apart, and twice a low ball from the left that went wide. Not every day we witness this. “I don’t care if we’re missing some but at least we frame…”, Laurey reacted after the game. He can see things differently if he comes back to play the game with a clear head and talks to the goalkeeper about him.

“In the second half, when I got to the field, I looked at the penalty spot and understood a little why they could have missed,” he explained. Even if that doesn’t excuse everything, there was a big crater at the penalty spot level… When you have a pitch like that… Hard as that, it doesn’t help hitters. “It is true that the Charléty pitch was more of a District pitch than a Ligue 1 pitch. In any case, Ligue 1 will not be a Ligue 1 pitch this time. Although Demarconnay wanted to be optimistic when concluding: “In spite of everything, the club has worked well, we have made progress, although we still cannot get past this phase of the play-offs. But if the club continues to function so well, one day it will be our turn. »

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