Small smiles appear on the faces of several Paris FC players. After three consecutive defeats, it is necessarily a reassuring point. Paris FC frustrated the public at the Océane stadium, holding off the Le Havre leader (0-0) who had almost knocked out the L2 with their victory on Tuesday in Bordeaux (1-2). Since Amiens, August 27 (1-1), no team had managed to take a point on the field of Le Havre which remained on 7 consecutive victories at home.
Even if the match was hardly folichon and the leader did not deliver a great match, the Parisians therefore managed a good performance on the merits. In the gloomy period they are going through, the beginning of a divorce with their audience, we must not be too greedy. We will therefore especially remember their application and their defensive seriousness. Maxime Bernauer was once again imperial in central defense. And for once, the players had the pleasure of evolving on a real lawn and not their plowing field which has become the lawn of Charléty.
In this series of 4 games in 11 days, Thierry Laurey had still chosen to make several changes. Arrived on Tuesday, Sékou Sanogo, loaned by the Red Star, was established after two short training sessions with his new teammates and despite his lack of competition. The 33-year-old Ivorian international midfielder will gain momentum, but he has shown that he can bring a little more impact in the passing of the balls, in a different register from the other midfielders in the squad.
The PFC wins a place
After coming into play on Tuesday against Pau, Pierre-Yves Hamel started for the first time since August 30 and his return from injury. As usual, the former Lorient striker with 38 goals in L2 and 5 in L1, fought, grimaced (hit on the shoulder) but still lacked success. His first goal since December 13, 2020 (even if he scored with the PFC reserve) will still have to wait…
If he was rather cautious, the PFC nevertheless finished well with this header above Pierre-Yves Hamel, in an excellent position (71st), and especially the strike from Julien Lopez which forced Desmas to a decisive stop ( 76th). In terms of accounting, the fallen candidate for L1, gains a place (12th) and takes an additional point ahead of the first relegated, Dijon (17th). A very small step but Laurey and his players will be satisfied with it and now plan on the 8th final of the Coupe de France against Annecy, Wednesday (6:15 p.m.), in Charléty.
LE HAVRE – PARIS FC 0-0
Referee: Mr Angoula.
Warning. Paris FC: Mason (47th).
Le Havre : Desmas – El Hajjam, Sangante, Kongolo, Opéri – Mbemba, Lekhal, Kechta (Richardson, 65e) – Casimir (Cornette, 46e), Kitala (Joujou, 60e), Grandsir. (Mahmoud, 66e). Entr. : Elsner.
Paris FC : Demarconnay – Koré, Bernauer, Lefort, Hanin – Mandouki (cap.), Sanogo (Lasne, 65e) – Maçon, Phiri, Lopez (Iglésias, 86e) – Hamel (Caddy, 86e). enter : Laurie.