Ligue 1: the TFC struck down after the storm! Dashing Toulousains but beaten by Lille in the rain and hail
In a meeting interrupted by a hailstorm, the TFC tied with Losc but lost on two goals at the end of the match, this Saturday March 18 for the 28th day of Ligue 1.
More regrets for the TFC.As often this season, the Violets came out of a match being able to be satisfied with having looked a cador in the eye, but as often this season, they had to end up bowing to a team in the race for Europe.
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REPLAY. Ligue 1: the TFC did not resist Lille and lost at home! Relive the film of the match
This time, it was Lille who punished, at the end of a crazy meeting prolonged until nightfall by a hailstorm which fell on the lawn of the Stadium and forced the referee to stop the meeting… Then by extended stoppages following a suspicion of concussion for Timothy Weah. And it was in the 111th minute that Mohamed Bayo put an end to the hopes of Toulouse, who had not yet abdicated after Alexsandro’s disputed opener five minutes before the end of regulation time.
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VIDEO. Ligue 1: TFC-Lille, torrents of rain and hail fell on the Stadium, the match had to be interrupted
Arbitration still on the wire, decisive Knight
It is also a leitmotif in the Tef season, which may still regret arbitration facts against it. Because the corner which brings the goal should not be one (Zhegrova touches the ball after Spierings), because we have already seen pushers like that of Alexsandro on Rouault being whistled, Philippe Montanier will say that “these matches are played on details, and that strangely, they are rarely in (our) favor”.
Having a great goalkeeper is not a detail, and Lille have one, which also made the difference yesterday. Lucas Chevalier, whose horizon is certainly bluer than the Toulouse sky yesterday, pulled off an exceptional save in front of Sierro to leave his team in front (90+9). “In my young career, this is the most difficult stop what I had to do” underlined the 21-year-old doorman, when Philippe Montanier recalled that “when the best player on the opposing team is the goalkeeper, it means that we did what was necessary. »
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REACTIONS. Ligue 1: “We feel like we deserve better!” Philippe Montanier bitter after the defeat of TFC at home against Lille
It’s true that Toulouse did almost everything well, against Dogues d’Europe hunters and a Jonathan David who became the club’s top scorer in the 21st century last weekend, whom we will have seen only once, on against, to make Nicolaisen shine, author of a huge comeback at the feet of Bamba (62). created big chances. But Dejaegere (32) or Ratao (90+9) lacked either a few centimetres, or a bit of collective spirit in Aboukhlal who did not serve a disappointed Dallinga (45).
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In the end, the TFC finished with sixteen shots against eighteen for Lille (four on target against five), and expected goals (“expected goals”, an expression which designates the possibility that a shot is converted into a goal) much higher at Losc (2.39 against 1.62), at the end of an open and electric meeting. “I think it was a very good match for people who love football” summed up Paulo Fonseca, the northern coach.
In Toulouse, people certainly love football, and they were served yesterday. Those who prefer the results a little less. “The draw would undoubtedly have been deserved, judge Philippe Montanier. Last week in Angers, we didn’t have a great match and we won, this time it was much better and we lost. Football is like that, with that injustice. Unfortunately. Or fortunately, sometimes. “The TFC gives an appointment on April 2 in Brest for a better fortune.