Charlety’s parking lot filled with more than 700 Corsican supporters could explode. Bastia won a capital victory on the lawn of Paris FC. The SCB has given itself the right to experience an end to the season which can be exhilarating. Fifth, Bastia will face Sochaux (3rd) and Bordeaux (2nd) after the international break. A flavor of the big matches from which Paris FC is now very far. “It’s the victory of courage because we suffered a lot against this Paris FC team which offered things”, recognizes Régis Brouard, the coach of Bastia.
For the Parisian club, it is nevertheless a new disillusion after the short accounting upturn of the two consecutive victories (Laval, Amiens). The ascent to the Top 5, new objective of this failed and enamelled season of tensions, is stopped. The PFC already concedes its 7th defeat this season at home and remains in the soft underbelly (10th) with six points ahead of Laval (17th), first relegated.
But unlike some matches at Charléty where almost nothing happened on the pitch, Thierry Laurey’s team delivered, in line with their fine victory on Tuesday against Amiens (3-0), a more than correct performance. . With an Ilan Kebbal, who still packed, on the stick, Paris FC was sometimes attractive and always conquering for an hour before gradually dying out and becoming more messy. Before the goal of Magri, who took advantage of a bad placement of the central defense on a long clearance (0-1, 66th), the PFC had had many possibilities like on this header from Jordan Lefort which forced Placide to a huge parade (14th) or this strike from Julien Lopez on the crossbar (48th).
“If we are clinical, we lead 1-0 and it is not the same match”
“If we are clinical, we lead 1-0 and it is no longer the same match, regrets Thierry Laurey. It is a defeat difficult to accept. It’s complicated to lose a match like this where we made every effort to score and we get several opportunities. But when you don’t score, you are never safe from a twisted blow or a cap goal. That’s what happened. This mistake is costing us dearly. After Amiens, I also said, despite the victory, that we were sometimes a bit on the razor’s edge defensively. I would have liked not to be a diviner… Afterwards, don’t kid yourself, there is a lack of regularity. In a season, you have to know how to start series, which we have never managed to do.
In a fortnight, Paris FC will go to Valenciennes before hosting Saint-Étienne, a match where they will certainly feel like they are playing away. Three players will play international matches, Morgan Guilavogui and Ousmane Kanté with Guinea, as well as Yoan Koré with the France U19 team. If several injured should return (Sanogo, Hamel), Paris FC lost Alimami Gory (shoulder injury against Amiens) until the end of the season.
PARIS FC – SC BASTIA 0-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. Kherradji.
But. Bastia : Magri (66e).
WarningsParis FC : Chergui (56e) ; Bastia : Kaiboué (84e), Magri (90e).
Paris FC : Demarconnay – Mason, Kanté, Bernauer, Lefort – Mandouki (cap.), Chergui (Guilavogui, 69th), Iglesias – Kebbal, Boutaib, Lopez (Chahiri, 79th). Entr. Laurey.
Bastia : Placide – Palun, Ndiaye, Guidi (cap.) – Van Den Kerkhof, Kaiboué, Ducrocq, Bohnert – Santelli (Vincent, 62e), Magri, Djoco. entry : Brouard.