Chamois Niortais 2-1 Toulouse FC
But : Sissoko (50e) et Zamzam (62e) for Chamois // Ratão (76e) for Violets
It was known that the Chamois had balance, but they also mastered the big gap.
Beaten by the relegation Bastiais during the previous day, Niort offered the Toulouse leader on Monday (2-1). Ibrahim Sissoko hurt the Violets very badly by opening the scoring against the run of play. The Créteil-born striker strolled Bafodé Diakité before shooting Maxime Dupé (50e). Hard for the TFC which, in the absence of Branco van den Boomen, was sorely unrealistic, despite multiple opportunities. Quentin Braat had a job ahead of Mikkel Desler (11e), Naatan Skyttä (30e, 56e) and Ado Onaiwu (30e). Very present, the Japanese also touched the bar (45e), not to mention a huge situation at the 22e.
The leader took another blow to the head with Moataz Zemzemi’s shot close to the post (62e). Decisive just before against Sissoko (60e), Dupe couldn’t do anything. Téfécé nevertheless ended up being rewarded thanks to a treat from incoming Rafael Ratão (76e). Despite a one-sided end to the match and a big opportunity wasted by Diakité (88e), Toulouse suffers its second defeat of the season and sees the pack come back on its heels, the first five now standing within three points.
Ligue 2 is not the antechamber of the best league in the world for nothing.
Chamois Niortais (4-2-3-1): Braat – Moutachy, Conté, Kilama, Yongwa – Louiserre, Cassubie (Benchamma, 80e) – Boutobba (Renel, 80)e), Zamzami, Merdji (Vallier, 90e+1) – Sissoko. Coach: Sebastien Desabre.
Toulouse FC (4-3-3): Dupé – Sylla, Nicolaisen, Diakité, Puggaard – Skyttä (Begraoui, 66e), Spierings, Dejaegere (Genreau, 66e) – Onaiwu (Mouse, 59e), Healey, N’Goumou. Coach: Philippe Montanier.