How sad a derby on a Thursday night at 7 p.m. With the boycott of the Ultras de Créteil, this Créteil – Red Star argued with a certain indifference, despite the presence of a big Kop on the visitor’s side. And when this little spiciness which often electrifies the derbies and the quality of play are absent … But between two teams, one very ill (Créteil, 17th) and the other just recovering (Red Star, 13th), which each remained on a defeat, could we expect better?

At least in this bad game, it was Créteil who left with a smile. Manu Da Costa’s team, which remained 4-0 in Chambly, rebelled to win their second success of the season. This victory allows him to catch up with the peloton even if it remains penultimate. After a small improvement (2 victories in a row), the Red Star Habib Beye is again in the hard with this second consecutive defeat, three days after the one conceded against Le Mans (0-1). The leader Annecy is already 13 points behind.

The big man of this little derby is called Riffi Mandanda. After Baptista’s goal (1-0, 13th), the second of the Mandanda siblings, who returned to France this summer after an experience in Kongsvinger (Norway), stepped up the rescues, notably stopping the penalty of Meissa Ba (20th) , the big strike of Durand (36th) or that of Guel (89th). An XXL service.

“We made a big start and then Riffi put us in a conquering spirit, underlines Manu Da Costa. Even if the scenario is favorable to us, we have shown that we can have mental and character. This victory does us a lot of good. We are happy, we savor but we will not take ourselves for the best in the world. The way is still long. “

“I’ve always said it would be a long process of rehabilitation for this team,” said Habib Beye. Even after the 6-0 at Avranches, I warned my players that we were still a long way off, that we needed to be more rigorous. Yes, we were attractive in the game as against Le Mans, but the reality is that we take 0 points out of 6. Créteil only defended, but I would prefer to be in Manu’s place (Da Costa ). We give them a gift and we still lack efficiency. Before thinking of battling at the top with Annecy or Bourg-en-Bresse, we will already have to think about taking points. Because the reality is that we are 13th with 13 points. “

Créteil: R. Mandanda – Nguinda, Belkouche (Soaré, 70th), Dabo, Fofana (cap.) – Chergui (Flochon, 78th), Pereira, Baptista -Pembelé (Urie, 89th), Diarra, Araujo (Mokdad, 70th). Entr. : Da Costa.

Red Star: Charruau – Daillet (Cadiou, 16th), Sparagna, El Hriti – Vialla (Maës, 58th),, M. Ndoye, C. Ndoye (cap.), Bosca – Guel, Meissa Ba (Tokpa, 65th), Durand . Entr. : Beye.