CF63 won twice against Toulouse – Clermont Foot

For its last round of preparation, Clermont Foot 63 played, in Aurillac, a double confrontation against Toulouse. At the end of a first match where the two teams had their highlights, Pascal Gastien’s men won thanks to a goal from Johan Gastien fifteen minutes from the end of the match. Bis repeated in the second half with another 2-0 success with goals from Massolin and Chader. A great evening before the reception of PSG during the first day of the championship on Saturday August 6 at 9 p.m.

It was on a last friendly meeting, a bit special since in two 90-minute matches against Toulouse, that Clermont Foot 63 finished its summer preparation. And the first of these two meetings, it was Pascal Gastien’s men who won. Well entered into the game, Florent Ogier and his teammates dominated the debates against a Toulouse team which did not include any of the summer recruits. Nevertheless, neither the Clermontois nor their evening opponents managed to be really dangerous in a first half whose intensity showed that Ligue 1 Uber Eats and serious things were fast approaching.

Returning from the break, Téfécé reversed the trend and took control of the ball. Orphans of Komnen Andric, who gave way to Yadaly Diaby at the break, the Clermontois had difficulty getting the ball out and suffered the Toulouse waves. But neither Spierings (54e), ni Onaiwu (57e69e), nor even Chaibi (62e69e70e) ou encore van den Boomen (67e) could not find the fault in the face of the defense of CF63. Thanks in particular to a Mory Diaw who was decisive on several occasions. Once the storm had passed and thanks to the fresh blood injected by Pascal Gastien, the Auvergnats resumed the thread of the match. And it was on a well-run counter that Johan Gastien opened the scoring with a nice shot from the inside of his foot, in first intention from the entrance to the area, after Dupé released a cross from Neto Borges in the feet of Baïla Diallo (1-0, 76e). Borrowed physically after having made many efforts at the start of the second half, the Toulouse team had to bow for the first time this summer after five wins and a draw in preparation. For their part, the men of Pascal Gastien chained a third victory in a row, moreover without taking a goal.

Bis repeated during the second meeting

In the second meeting of the evening, where only Muhammed Cham had already played during the first, the eleven Clermontois, like their teammates a little earlier, took the match on their own. After a first attempt by Jodel Dossou (23e), yet it was Toulouse who got themselves into dangerous situations through Costa (25e), Dejaegere (26e) and Dallinga (30e). The biggest alert came shortly after the half hour mark when Healey, at the penalty spot, thought to open the scoring with a right footed shot. But, it was without counting on Ouparine Djoco and Souleymane Cissé who worked hard to leave their goal untouched (31e). A fright which sounded like a warning shot and which was followed by the opener signed Yanis Massolin well served by Jodel Dossou (1-0, 32e). Like Johan Gastien’s goal earlier in the evening, the young midfielder of Clermont Foot 63 found the fault with a flat left foot in first intention from the entrance to the surface. Sofyan Chader (41)e) then Yohann Magnin (45e) failed to double down.

Like the first meeting, Téfécé accelerated after the break. But, this time, the Toulouse domination was less strong and the debates were quickly balanced. In a less intense second half and where there were fewer opportunities, we had to wait until 73e minute to see Sofyan Chader double the bet for his team following a very good job by Jodel Dossou after a high recovery from Oliver Kamdem (2-0). During the last quarter of an hour, the Clermontois managed to channel the few remaining inclinations of their evening opponents to close this friendly sequence with a fourth consecutive victory and as many clean sheets. In seven preparation matches, Clermont Foot 63 will have recorded five wins for two losses with 11 goals scored and six conceded.

Pascal Gastien: “We were shaken for 30 minutes in the second half during the first game. We lost our bearings and we quickly lost the ball when we wanted to play forward quickly. The entry of young people did us good because they brought more movement and we were able to make easy passes. This allowed us to breathe a little. Johan (Gastien) had a good game. He is on an upward slope. But, it’s like everyone else. We are satisfied with what we have done, with the state of mind. And that’s true for both teams, by the way. The second team also did great things. It’s good, it’s interesting even if it’s only a preparation match. Now we are going to play PSG and they can put our ideas back in place. It’s always a good thing to win. And not to take a goal. Especially when I see the way, the state of mind. We are solid and our two goalkeepers have done very well. It is not a coincidence. If we don’t concede a goal against Paris I will be very happy. I have the impression that we have increased in power a little with each match so it is rather positive. Now what matters is what will happen next Saturday. The team that started the first game will certainly be close to the one that will start the championship. I hope Komnen (Andric) and Grejohn (Kyei) will be fine and their injuries won’t be serious. We hope to arrive this week. Surely an eccentric player. We will still need a central defender. Which will perhaps also arrive in the week. Some of our youngsters could go on loan. Some are in demand. I saw with them. We have to take stock. I told them that it was favorable for them to get playing time a bit like what we had done with Momo (Bayo). »

Maxime Gonalons: “It’s important to win and not concede. We made good progress during this preparation after having a little trouble at the start, but that was normal given that we had had a heavy physical workload. There, we feel better and better, everyone is concerned. I would say that we are all pretty much ready for the first league game. We know that in a week we will face the defending champion and that we must not waste time. We can’t wait because we’ve been working hard for a month. We want the competition to start to play and win important matches in order to reach our goal as soon as possible. Overall, the assessment of the preparation is good. I was not surprised with the way the club works and the way the team plays. I feel great. It’s up to me to bring my experience and my experience. I really want to bring added value to the team so that the club continues to move forward. My association with Johan (Gastien) works rather well. Afterwards, we are starting to be a bit old in the football world so we have experience. We have quality, we know it. Now it’s up to us to get off to a good start. Efficiency is going to be important. We saw it in the last preparation matches. We have a lot of new players in the team so we will have to work, but everyone is focused and concerned. »

Match sheet | 1st opposition, 6 p.m., Clermont Foot 63 – Toulouse (1-0)

Clermont Foot 63 : Diaw – Seidu, Wieteska, Ogier (cap.), Borges – Gonalons, Gastien – Allevinah (Diallo, 71e), Khaoui (Cham, 62 .)e), Rashani (Bellache, 71e) – Andrić (Diaby, 45e)
Toulouse FC : Dupé – Desler, Rouault, Nicolaisen, Sylla (Diakité, 81e) – Spierings, van den Boomen (cap.), Chaibi – Ngoumou, Onaiwu, Ratao

Scorer: CF63: Gastien (76e).

Yellow card : TFC : Nicolaisen (78e).

Match sheet | 2nd opposition, 8 p.m., Clermont Foot 63 – Toulouse (2-0)

Clermont Foot 63 : Djoco – Zeffane (Camdam, 40).e), Billong, Cisse, Mendy (Diallo, 74e) – Magnin (cap.), Baiye – Dossou (Bellache, 74e), Cham (Berthomier, 31e), Chader (Jaby, 74e) – Kyei (Massolin, 27e)
Toulouse FC : Haug – Diakité (Keben, 80e), Costa, Diarra, Zandén – Genreau (Mvoué, 66e), Dejaegere (cap.) – Begraoui, Healey (Skyttä, 45e), Dallinga, Aboukhlal

Scorers: CF63: Massolin (32e), Chader (74e)

Yellow cards: CF63: Cisse (4e). TFC : Genreau (20e).

The three Clermont goals of the evening in video