The essential Toulouse, which was solid in the first half, suffered in the second act. But the essential is certain: victory. The TFC is still in the running to join Ligue 1 directly at the end of the season.
At the end of the season, the Toulousans are back in the train of direct entry to Ligue 1. This Tuesday evening, in a late game on the 34th day of Ligue 2, the TFC players won 1-0 in Le Havre.
Dominators in the first period, the Violets materialized by Manu Koné in the 28th minute. Moved to the left on the edge of the Le Havre penalty area, the midfielder released a powerful, floating trajectory blow with his right foot. Norman goalkeeper Mathieu Gorgelin could only touch the ball, which landed in the back of the net.
In the second half, the Toulousains suffered from the attacks of Le Havre, who play their maintenance in this championship. However, the Normans were outnumbered (second yellow card for ex-Toulouse player Alexandre Bonnet on the hour) and weighed on the Violets defense. The crowd at Dupé trembled twice: the right post after a free kick by Romain Basque (59). Then the crossbar, still on a free kick (by Quentin Cornette, 78). Maxime Dupé, who signed his return on Tuesday, saved his family in a “reflex” parade during a direct strike by Pierre Gibaud (70).
But the Toulousains hold, remain third in the overall standings, but are only 4 points behind the Clermontois, 2nd place. Les Violets have three more games to go to reach the second step of the podium. This is synonymous with direct access to Ligue 1 at the end of the season. Next meeting: the reception of Caen (18th) on Saturday in the stadium.