Stade Francais qualified for the playoffs of Top 14 with a spectacular comeback. After his bad start and his regular season, the team led by Gonzalo Quesada won the last six matches they played to enter the definition stage of the French competition.
The Parisian team, which will be measured next Friday from 15.45 in Argentina against Racing 92 for the quarterfinals. After what was the fall before Clermont 34-27, Quesada’s team only knew victory.
His first triumph in this great comeback came on April 24, day in which he defeated Pau at home by 46 to 32 with Pablo Matera as the starter.
Then just a week later the Paris team beat Racing 92 in the classic from the city as a visitor, by 35 to 29. With Matera again from the beginning and Nicolás Sánchez as a substitute, Stade Francais added a vital victory not only for the standings, but also for the spirit of the group.
On the following date, the Argentine team was measured against Brive as a visitor, and took a triumph away from home by 31 to 28.
Also, on May 15, he defeated Montpellier 32-10, with Matera and Sánchez as starters, to cling more and more to the dream of qualifying for the playoffs.
On the last date, Stade Francais received Lyon and beat him 46-27, again with the Argentine forward from the start.
Finally, on the final day, the team led by Quesada won a difficult match against Bayonne as a visitor by 12 to 9, and managed to celebrate what was so longed for in recent days: the qualification to the playoffs.