Ligue 1 still refuses to Paris FC (PFC). For the third time in four seasons, the other football club in the capital will not have the opportunity to join its illustrious neighbour, PSG, after losing on Tuesday evening May 17 during the Ligue 2 pre-dam. facing Sochaux.
Despite a great start, and a goal from Mahamé Siby (8and) which blew up a Charléty stadium for once well filled with around 12,000 people, Thierry Laurey’s PFC was scuttled.
The team missed two penalties in twelve minutes, both shot from the left of the net by Moustapha Name (2and) then Migouel Alfarela (14and). It was only the beginning of the misfortunes of the Senegalese striker. Reserved for a foul on Tony Mauricio (27and), Name saw red for a tackle on Gaëtan Weissbeck, the Sochaux captain (43and). To add to the club’s misfortunes at the Eiffel Tower, Alimami Gory, decisive passer on the Parisian goal, had to come out injured from the 18thand minute.
A shot of Do Couto
Sochaux, relegated in 2014, had almost never been dangerous but managed to equalize through his Bissau-Guinean striker, Steve Ambri, just before the break (45and+1). And it was in added time in the second period that the Cubs went to seek their qualification thanks to a superb wrapped strike signed Maxime Do Couto.
“What is exceptional is that we never give up. We wanted to continue the adventure. Our start was not up to the task, we could have lost this meeting quickly, but we were able to keep our calm, our lucidity”, appreciated the Sochaux coach, Omar Daf, who spent nearly twelve seasons at the club as a player, notably in Ligue 1.
“It’s cruel for the players, we had a consistent match”, lamented for his part the Parisian coach, Thierry Laurey. ” That’s what we said with Omar [Daf] : I don’t know how we managed to lose. The frustration is there, when we see the match, but the reality is that we are eliminated and that Sochaux will go to Auxerre ”, he concludes.
This success (2-1) indeed offers FC Sochaux a place in the final of the Ligue 2 play-offs, in Auxerre, on Friday. The winner of this match will face the 18and of L1, Metz or Saint-Etienne (even Bordeaux on a miracle).