It's not very Christmas spirit, but it's above all a revenge.
Beaten in the last five derbies by Racing 92, the Stade Français has abandoned its losing clothes to endorse, this Saturday, the cape of the executioner by martyring on their lawn (48-10) the men of Laurent Travers, never in the game .
It is also for the players of the capital a promise for the future, with this switch to the position of runner-up to Stade Toulouse after the first legs.
And if the Parisians will show up at their New Year's Eve table with a big smile on their faces, they owe it first to a first period that is almost entirely under control.
A first try in force from Briatte (24th), a second opportunist and scored against by the electric legs of Sekou Macalou (34th), Joris Segonds applied against the poles (5/6) and a defense well in place.
A powerless and clueless Racing 92
But it is worth adding this "almost", because the men of Gonzalo Quesada offered a test cap just before the break to draft Racingmen, without binding and even a bit masochistic with this offering from Russell on the second Parisian test.
But the European Cup and this slap against Leinster followed by a second setback against Harlequin weigh on this team, unable to hold its rank, that of a second in the Top 14 with five domestic victories in a row.
And even with the reinforcement of its internationals Camille Chat and Cameron Woki in the second act, the Hauts-de-Seine players continued to sink in front of their supporters.
Like on this third try (54th) where the back Léo Barré hits a candle, recovers it quietly in the middle of three Racigmen and goes to flatten.
In an endless end to the match because already recorded, a few blows filled with frustration flew well, with three yellows, including two for the Racingmen, at the end of a very hot rat race.
At 14 against 13, Stade Français even took the opportunity to afford the offensive bonus from their rival with a fourth try from their winger Lester Etien.
Paris, who spent a fifth for the road and to perfect the demonstration, is the new master of the derby.
And his neighbor has an interest in recovering very quickly.
RACING 92 - STADE FRANCAIS: 10-48
Half time: 10-23
Racing 92: trial by Le Garrec (40th);
penalty from Russell (13th);
Russell transformation (40th + 1)
Stade Français: attempts by Briatte (24th), Macalou (33rd), Barré (54th), Etien (73rd) and Odogwu (79th);
Segonds penalties (10th, 18th, 30th, 44th, 68th);
transformations of Segonds (24th, 34th, 56th) and Barré (80th)
Warnings: Woki (70th) and Iribaren (71st);
van der Mescht (70th)
Attendance: 12,474 spectators