Despite Balestier Khalsa status as underdog, the Toa Poyah club gave the French side a tough time with a brilliant defensive performance while offering little in attack before crumbling 10 minutes from time as Frederic Mendy score after being put through.
The night before, Albirex Niigata (S) won their first game of the season defeating Sengkang Punggol 1-0 at the Hougang Stadium with a Fumiya Kobayashi goal.
Home United also won their game against Geylang United 3-0 at Clementi Stadium with goals from Shi Jiayi, Choi Chul Woo and Shahril Ishak.
Joey Sim, Sofiyan Abdul Hamid, Daniel Hammond (C), K Sathiaraj, Ishak Zainol, (Syafiq Zainal) Nurhilmi Jasni, (Syaqir Sulaiman) Anantha Rajan, Poh Yi Feng, (Goh Swee Swee) Kamal Nasir, Vitor Borges, Rivaldo Costa
Fadhil Salim, Shahir Hamzah, Duncan Elias, (Fadzly Jahan) Lau Meng Meng, Nor Azli Yusoff (C), Faizal Amir, Jordan Webb, (Sobrie Mazelan) Jala, Abdoulaye Diallo, (Farizal Basri) Ryan Fante, Murphy Wiredu
Lionel Lewis, Rosman Sulaiman, Shariff Samat, Valery Hiek, ( Sherif El-Masri) Firdaus Idros, Isa Halim, Sharil Ishak (C), Shi Jia Yi, (Firdaus Kasman) Naufal Omar Ashiblie, Zulfadli Zainal Abidin, (Juma’at Jantan) Choi Chul Woo
Siddiq Durimi (GK), (Hafiz Rahim) Syed Fadhil, (Jonathan Xu) Adrian Dhanaraj, Rastislav Belicak, Walid Lounis, Shah Hirul, (Yasir Hanapi) Itimi Dickson,