An unrecognizable team. Irresistible for several weeks, Paris FC, which remained on five consecutive victories, experienced a nightmarish evening and lost to Auxerre (0-3). An Auxerre team which climbs on the podium (3rd) thanks to this 4th consecutive victory. After the one against Nancy (0-2) in mid-September, Paris FC fell for the second time this season. A warning for the Parisian leader who still has some margin at the top of the ranking. The second Caen, is indeed five points behind Paris FC.
What you must remember
Paris FC, 2 nd defense in the championship (7 goals conceded) before the match had not been used to this for several months. But his defense sank from the start. Led 2-0 on two long strikes after barely 9 minutes of play, the Parisians were weighed down by this calamitous start. Le Bihan, top scorer in the championship and recently elected best player of October in L2, took advantage of a slip from Pitroipa to first score his 9th goal (0-1, 5th). Then Dugimont who had started his career in Ile-de-France (Levallois, Poissy) finds the top of Demarconnay (0-2, 9th). If Paris FC tries to come back, a new defensive error, this time from the Ndiaye-Kanté hinge, allows Le Bihan to offer himself a double (0-3, 38th). If René Girard changes three players at halftime and system (4-4-2), the leader never really worried Auxerre. Auxerre goalkeeper Donovan Leon had no save to make.
Man of the match: Julien Lopez
In a collective where many players have failed and have performed well below their usual performance, it is necessarily difficult to bring out a player. Rather active on his left side, Julien Lopez was one of the few Parisians to survive and, like his captain Cyril Mandouki, to try to wake up his teammates.
The number: 3
The three changes made at half-time by René Girard with the returns of Marvin Gakpa (1st appearance this season after being injured) as well as youngsters Patrick Koffi (19 years old) and Check Omar Diakité (17 years old). The latter, who arrived from Montrouge two years ago, a pro trainee at the training center, had his baptism of fire in L2.
“It’s both mental and physical. We’re going to dissect the bodies to find out where it comes from. There, I do not explain it to myself… It is a little too big to be true. When you’re not good about yourself, you make mistakes. In addition to this failed start, we were apathetic. It is this lack of reaction which is the most surprising. As I have been repeating for several weeks, we haven’t won anything yet. This defeat is a warning but I give them regularly. I will think until the end that the main danger is us. We will therefore have to question ourselves a little to go to Grenoble more armed. “
René Girard, Paris FC coach
PARIS FC – AUXERRE: 0-3
Half time: 0-3
Referee: M. Vernice.
Buts. Auxerre: Le Bihan (5th, 38th), Dugimont (9th).
Warnings. Auxerre: Dugimont (8th); Paris FC: Name (35th), Pitroipa (41st), Diakité (52nd), Ndiaye (75th).
Paris FC: Demarconnay – Bamba, Ndiaye, Kanté, Hanin – Mandouki (cap.), Name (Diakité 46th), Pitroipa (Gakpa, 46th) – Guilavogui (Koffi, 46th), Caddy (Martin, 82nd), Lopez. Entr. : Girard.
Auxerre : Léon – Arcus, Jubal, Lloris, Bernard – Touré (cap.) – Ngando (Hein, 71st), Sakhi, Autret (Coeff, 67th), Dugimont (Ndome 85th) – Le Bihan (Begraoui, 85th). Entr. : Furlan.