Paris is known as the "City of Light", but U.S. is facing dark times after Europe edged to a commanding 10-6 lead heading into Sunday's final singles session at the Ryder Cup.
PARIS-Europe opened a commanding 8-4 lead after Saturday's Ryder Cup fourballs with Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia fending off a thrilling American fightback to lead another home onslaught around Le Golf National.
But with 14½ points required to win back the trophy, European captain Thomas Bjorn knows his team now have a wonderful chance, with 16 points still to play for.
"It doesn't mean we're going to win".
"It's a completely different game tomorrow and that makes a lot of refocusing and getting back into that team room and recover. It can go any way but we're really, really, really happy with how it's gone these first two days".
The US made an impressive start to their defence as they produced a rousing finish to claim a 3-1 lead after the Friday morning fourballs.
The decisive run included an historic 4-0 whitewash in Friday's afternoon session, Europe's first ever in foursomes.
Fleetwood and Molinari enjoyed two victories over a forlorn Tiger Woods to become the first European pairing to win all four of their matches in one contest, while Fleetwood is the first rookie in history to win his first four clashes. Both players had their moments, and a victory in this match is nearly imperative for the Americans.
No European pairing had ever won four matches together at a Ryder Cup, with Lanny Wadkins and Larry Nelson the only duo to go 4-0 for the US back in 1979, but that feat was accomplished by the Open champion and his esteemed rookie partner as they trounced Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau 5 and 4. "I would welcome an atmosphere that's more of a "sports" crowd and a bit more raucous and a bit more as we face it in America".
"I just wanted to get out of there", he said. All three wins have come against Woods.
However, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson hung on for a potentially vital victory over Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, the European pair prevailing on the 17th to leave the US with a mountain to climb.
McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen had won just one hole in a 4&2 loss to Johnson and Fowler, while Rose and Jon Rahm twice enjoyed a two-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau in the opening match but eventually lost on the 18th.
USA captain Jim Furyk admitted his side's afternoon slump left a "sour taste", but vowed they would bounce back as he denied claims Tiger Woods was carrying a back injury.