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Ligue 2: a feat for the leader or the fall for Paris FC


Now 13th, the Parisian club will have to play a big match on the field of leader Le Havre, this Friday (8:45 p.m.) during the 22nd day

The exchange remained calm despite the anger that descended from the stands of Charléty.

Tuesday evening, after the defeat against Pau (0-1), the president of Paris FC Pierre Ferracci did not hide in the VIP stand and tried to reduce the rumble of the supporters by going to discuss with them, followed by several players.

According to supporters present, Ferracci notably mentioned "a lawn that did not help" but assured "that he remained optimistic" for the future.

But on the social networks of the club or Parisian supporters, the majority of messages have been quite virulent since Tuesday, with coach Thierry Laurey as their favorite target.

Even if we can always discuss some of his choices, the former coach of Strasbourg is not necessarily the only one responsible for the slow sporting deterioration of Paris FC for several months.

Against Pau, the Parisian club should/could have led at least 2-0 at halftime.

But between clumsiness and lack of efficiency, he confirmed his status as the worst attack in L2 (18 goals scored like Valenciennes, Rodez and Niort).

“The logic of the numbers is implacable, we cannot claim to be higher by scoring so few goals, sighs Laurey.

But it is a recurring evil.

Last season, even in our good period, we never scored many goals apart from a game or two (Grenoble, Valenciennes).

That's why we took Boutaïb in January then Hamel this summer but they were injured for a long time.

We are counting on them for this second half of the season.

We will have to take points quickly.


The three defeats in a row against teams in the second half of the table (Annecy, QRM, Pau) made a possible rise to the podium totally utopian.

With a 13th place and only 6 points ahead of the 1st relegated, Dijon, there can quickly be urgency.

Perhaps therefore Paris FC will not remain confined to the soft underbelly and will finally play something this season: maintaining...

“Respond present so as not to disappoint the people who believe in us”

Before a week that could set the tone for this end of the season - round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Annecy on Wednesday February 8 and reception of Amiens on February 11 in the plowing field that has become the lawn of Charléty -, Paris FC goes to the undisputed leader of this L2.

With its series of 19 games (13 wins, 6 draws) without defeat, the people of Le Havre are flying towards L1.

In full doubt for some, disappointing for others, what can Parisian players expect at the Océane stadium?

“After Pau, they were frustrated but not downcast, continues Laurey.

Beyond the result, what we put in this match will also be very important for the future.

In the first leg (

December 29)

, we had to play a big game to make it 0-0.

We don't have too much time to lose, we are on a not very good series, we have to do something good from this match against Le Havre.

It's up to us to make the right choices and it's up to the players to respond so as not to disappoint the people who believe in us.


Both touched, the top scorer (6 goals) Morgan Guilavogui and the most used player since the start of the season Alamami Gory, who would have found Le Havre where he grew up and was trained, are absent.

Loaned Tuesday by Red Star Belgrade, the Ivorian international midfielder, Sekou Sanogo (33), joins the group.

A player of his profile had been desired by Laurey since the departures of Siby and Name.

“Yes, I was expecting a midfielder like him who will bring us his experience, impact and mastery.

He is a lefty, I hope he will also bring competition in an area where there was not much.


Match sheet


, Friday (8:45 p.m.), Océane stadium.

Referee Mr. Angoula.

Paris FC:

Demarconnay - Mason, Chergui, Bernauer, Lefort, Hanin - Mandouki (cap.), Lasne, Iglésias - Caddy, Lopez.


: Nkambadio, Filipovic (l.), Koré, Kanté, Sanogo, Phiri, Kebbal, Hamel, Chahiri.


: Laurey.



Guilavogui, Gory (injured), Boutaïb (recovery), Gueho, Mbala, Dabila (choice).

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-02-03

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