The players of Paris FC will still greet the twenty brave supporters who made the trip to Annecy.
But their wry pout says it all.
Given the state of the lawn at the Parc des Sports d'Annecy, they were not out of place in terms of playing conditions after playing on the unworthy Charléty pitch twice in one week.
But the Parisians have nevertheless gone through, too approximate in their game. The absence of the regulator and metronome Paul Lasne, victim of a blow to the knee after the ugly tackle of Dijon's Traoré on Tuesday, was felt.
Missed transmissions are not counted.
Changes of pace were also rare.
It's a cruel end to the series for Paris FC which remained on five away wins in a row where it had not lost since August 20 (2-1 in Niort), its only defeat conceded so far in nine displacement.
In the standings, the Parisians therefore finish this first leg in 8th place, six points behind 2nd Bordeaux.
We will have to do a flawless to hope for better and especially not to repeat this type of performance.
Paris FC, reinvigorated since the post-World Cup recovery (7 points out of 9 in L2, qualification for the Coupe de France against Valenciennes) may regret the incredible opportunity offered to Warren Caddy in the first period.
But the striker, alone against Escales, misses his dribble and loses his duel (33rd).
After Kashi's goal which benefits magnificently from a deflected strike from a bad return from the defense (1-0, 40th), Caddy is still unhappy in front of the Annecy goalkeeper (50th).
Thierry Laurey multiplied the offensive changes (returns from Lopez, Guilavogui, Kebbal) but he was often annoyed in front of his bench.
The Parisian players have indeed been reported… ten times in an offside position.
They will be able to meditate for a long time on this lesson of efficiency inflicted by a promoted Haut-Savoyard who continues his good series (6 games without defeat).
Annecy's little marvel, Moïse Sahi Dion, on loan from Strasbourg (L1), took his team to safety (2-0, 77th), his 8th goal this season.
The public of Annecy can chamber: “And where are the Parisians?
Like a throwback.
ANNECY-PARIS FC 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. Kherradji.
Kashi (40th), Sahi Dion (77th).
Annecy: Temanfo (24th), Billermaz (42nd);
Paris FC: Guého (64th)
Stopovers - Lajugie, Mendy (cap.), Jean, Bastian - Temanfo, Kashi, Pajot - Baldé (Rocchi, 70th), Bosetti (Sahi Dion, 70th, Billemaz (Testud, 60th). Coach: Guyot.
Demarconnay - Chergui, Bernauer, Lefort - Gory, Mandouki (cap.), Gueho (Kebbal, 70th), Iglesias (Lopez, 46th), Hanin (Hadjam, 70th) - Chahiri, Caddy (Guilavogui, 65th).