Things are starting to get very serious for Paris FC… Winner this Saturday night in Châteauroux (2-1) during the 8th day of Ligue 2, the Parisian leader is now 5 points ahead of a trio of Troyes-Caen-Niort . The coming from Caen next Saturday (3 p.m.) to Charléty will already look like a first shock.
What to remember: Parisian efficiency
Paris FC did not make a big performance and was sometimes scared. But he assured the essential during the first half hour thanks to his striker Gaëtan Laura, scorer on penalty (0-1, 20th) and who then causes the goal against his camp of Cissé (0-2, 31st). If the former Parisian Romain Grange, one of the few players to survive (7 goals) during the sad 2015-2016 season (20th in L2) relaunches Châteauroux (decimated by 9 absent including 5 cases of Covid-19) in the Additional time (1-2, 45th + 3), the leader managed the second half rather well. Vincent Demarconnay was not much worried except on the last action and this resumption of Chouaref who grazes his post (90th + 4). On the Paris FC side, in addition to the effectiveness of Laura, we can retain the new beautiful performance in the middle of Jonathan Pitroipa converted to a more defensive position while captain Cyril Mandouki gradually increases in power after a start to the season upset by the injuries and the Covid. Gaëtan Belaud himself came out with an injury. As for Warren Caddy, the offensive joker who arrived on Wednesday from Sète (National), he took his first steps in his new jersey by entering at the end of the match.
Man of the match: Gaëtan Laura
A penalty obtained that he transforms himself (20th) then a tense cross diverted into his own goals by Cissé (31st)… Gaëtan Laura made the difference again. Impressive speed and power, the 25-year-old striker with an atypical career arrived from Quevilly RM (National) in June, is one of the revelations of Ligue 2. Decisive passer for Saïd Arab, last Saturday against Pau (1-0), Laura who had not found the net since the second day is finally rewarded. He now has 3 goals.
The number: 0
The number of defeats for Paris FC on the move since the start of the season. The Parisians continued their series of invincibility away from home with this third victory after those obtained in Chambly (3-0), Amiens (2-1) for a draw in Niort (2-2).
The reaction: René Girard
“We had a very good first period in the simplicity, the game, apart from this relaxation at the end,” says the Parisian coach. We were less rigorous. But we are strong this year. We were able to resist. We put speed, we score goals. I have a reputation as a defensive coach but ultimately René Girard may not be who we think (smile). We are not scheduled to be there but we will try to stay there for a long time because we are there. We’re not going to think we’ve arrived, it’s not the kind of house. Five points ahead, that gives us a little joker. “
CHÂTEAUROUX – PARIS FC: 1-2 (1-2).
Spectators: 1,000. Referee: M. Delpech.
Goals. Châteauroux: Barn (45th + 3); Paris FC: Laura (20th sp), Cissé (31st csc).
Warnings. Châteauroux: Fofana (11th), Cissé (20th), Mulumba (51st), Operi (54th); Paris FC: Belaud (8th), R. Girard (entr., 65th), Kanté (90th + 1).
Chateauroux: Pillot – Fofana, Cissé (Kény, 46th), Mboné (cap.), Opéri – Sangante, Leroy (Doucouré, 73rd), Mulumba, Grange – Sunu (Boukari, 83rd), Chouaref. Entr. : Usai.
Paris FC: Demarconnay – Belaud (Ndiaye, 54th), Bamba, Kanté, Hanin – Mandouki (cap.), Pitroipa, Nomenjanahary (Kikonda, 87th) – Guilavogui (Abdi, 72nd), Laura (Caddy, 87th), Lopez (Arab, 87th) . Entr. : R. Girard.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr