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Ligue 2: Paris FC, a leader in the economy

Is it the imminence of the first curfew on the capital, still it is that the Paris FC of René Girard did not make sparks this Saturday. Domineering but uninspired and clumsy for a whole hour, Parisians sometimes played at scaring each other. However, their relentless siege of the Pau goal paid off.

What you must remember :

Arranged in their traditional 4-4-2, the Parisians delivered a dismal first period. In the grip of an unusual technical imprecision, the Parisian attackers had a hard time finding each other. Although they largely confiscated the ball from their opponents, they produced only half-hearted attempts on Olliero’s goal. Julien Lopez thus sees his shot from 25 meters fail nearby (9th). Shortly before half an hour, the first real alert was even in Pau. Upon receiving a corner from the left, Kamissoko found Demarconnay bar, who miraculously manages to grab the ball (26th).

Didier Tholot’s players appear a second time in the first period. Belaud loses a ball near the Parisian penalty area. Jarju took the opportunity and landed a shot on target from 20 meters which Demarconnay seized (40th). After the break, René Girard’s players are more enterprising, but fail to settle the sights. The head of Ousmane Kanté fails on Olliero (56th), then that of Laura far above (60th).

Paris FC thought they had jumped the Pau lock in the 71st minute when, following an attempt by Laura deflected by Olliero, Ndiaye, up close, broke the net. But the Parisian defender was legitimately signaled offside. The liberation of Paris comes in the 79th minute, thanks to a recovery against the goal of Saïd Arab, served by Laura.

Man of the match: Saïd Arab

Entering during the game, the young striker, 20, signs his first goal in Ligue 2. And a goal of importance because it is synonymous with three points. Passed to PSG as a youth, Arab arrived this season from the Red Star. René Girard has used it mainly as a wild card so far, only establishing it once in seven days. There is no doubt that Arab scored points on Saturday night.

The reaction: René Girard (Paris FC coach)

“It was hard and complicated. At the break, we had to put things back in place. We have to manage to make the matches run. I didn’t like the state of mind. We lacked movement, risk-taking. There are things that can be said calmly and others that must be leaned on … A little freshness was beneficial. The second half was a bit better. As I felt, Pau are a team that is out of place and are fighting to win their first match. She defended well and gave us problems. We had to wait and make the right choices. It may be our fault this year, attacking games with difficulty. But we took three points, the great series continues. “

The match sheet

Paris FC – Pau 1-0 (0-0)

Charléty Stadium. Around 800 spectators

Referee: M. Kherradji.

Goal. Paris FC: Arab (79th).

Warnings. Paris FC: Laura (23rd), Guilavogui (44th), Kikonda (62nd). Pau: Kouassi (55th).

Paris FC: Demarconnay – Belaud, Ndiaye, Kanté (cap.), Hanin – Martin (Mandouki, 46th), Kikonda (Nomenjanahary, 65th), Pitroipa, Guilavogi (Arab, 46th) – Laura, Lopez (El Abdi, 90th). Entr: Girard.

Pau: Olliero – Sadzoute, Batisse, Kamissoko – Jarju (Bayard, 78th), Kouassi (Scaramozzino, 87th), Lobry – Beusnard, Assifuah (Armand, 78th), Sabaly (Diatta, 87th). Entrance: Tholot.

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