Half a disappointment.
Best Ligue 2 team for two months (17 points out of 21), Paris FC was held back by leader Troyes (1-1).
This shock, which started off on a rather high basis, has gradually diminished in intensity.
Paris FC continues its unbeaten streak but is still seven points behind Troyes, which carries out the correct operation.
The PFC, still firmly anchored in the Top 5, may have lost some ground compared to its direct opponents who are playing this Saturday night.
What you must remember.
Paris FC can certainly have regrets.
This shock at the top of the table had started very strongly.
On a strike from Ali Abdi repulsed by Gallon, Julien Lopez resumes at the far post (1-0, 3rd).
It is the 6th goal this season for the big brother of Maxime, who had not scored since December 19.
Paris FC makes an impact and completely stifles the Trojan game.
On a reflex stop, Gallon avoids the 2-0 on a deviation from Warren Caddy, then Marvin Gakpa sends a missile into the small net (33rd).
Paris FC will regret it.
Dylan Saint-Louis, passed by the PFC between 2017-2019 (9 goals in 2 seasons), takes advantage of a bad recovery to celebrate his return to Charléty with a goal (1-1, 36th).
This equalization followed by the Name-Tardieu double expulsion broke the rhythm of the Parisians who no longer found the same level of intensity.
Troyes even missed two break points by Barthelme (52nd) or Bozok (64th).
But on a head from the returning Lamine Diaby Fadiga, Gallon is again decisive (84th).
The triptych against the first three in Ligue 2 - Clermont, April 20, and Toulouse, May 3, will come next - begins in a mixed way for the PFC.
The fact of the match: the Name-Tardieu double red card.
Certainly engaged but correct until then, this shock was suddenly strained after a fault by Name on Tardieu who replied by pulling his shorts… Nothing very bad in appearance.
But the referee Bartolemeu Varela, decides, to everyone's surprise, to release the red card for both players.
A decision that increases electricity in both camps.
The coach of Troyes Laurent Battles is in turn expelled from the bench, for having protested.
This season, in 18 L 2 games, Mr. Varela has released 9 red cards.
The player: Gaëtan Laura.
Leaving prematurely last Saturday in Sochaux (33rd) after opening the scoring, Gaëtan Laura still has a recurring hip injury.
He hardly trained for the week.
But he was there from the start.
And even reduced, he hurt the defense of Troyes with each of his acceleration.
The number: 8.
Paris FC has certainly not won, but it stretches its unbeaten streak to eight games with this draw (5 wins, 3 draws).
René Girard's reaction.
“The 1st half was interesting.
We started off on a very good basis.
We had the opportunity to score a second goal.
But the fact of play, with the double expulsion, made the end of the first period sadder.
We were taken aback, it cut us off in our tracks.
The match has been distorted.
Before coming out of reds as severe as that, it seems to me that the referee should have thought a little about the consequences.
We would of course have preferred to take three points to pick up on Troyes.
We don't have to be ashamed of our two games against them.
But after our denied equalizer in the first leg, there are still events going on against them to turn the good into something perfect.
PARIS FC - TROYES: 1-1 (1-1)
Referee: M. Varela.
Paris FC: Lopez (3rd);
Troyes: Saint-Louis (36th).
Troyes: Mutombo (43rd).
Paris FC: Name (38th), Troyes: Tardieu (38th).
Demarconnay - Abdi, Ndiaye, Bamba, Hanin - Mandouki (cap.), Name - Laura (Martin, 83rd), Gakpa (Nomenjanahary, 72nd), Lopez (Diakité, 57th) - Caddy (Diaby Fadiga, 72nd)
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Gallon - Raveloson, Salmier, Mambo (Mutombo, 34th) - Tardieu - Kouamé, Dingomé (Chambost, 77th), Bozok (Azagoum, 64th) - Saint-Louis, Touzghar (cap.) (Suk, 77th), Barthelmé ( Gory, 64th).