Jimmy Durmaz of Toulouse meets Jason Denayer on 16 January 2019 in the Toulouse stadium. – P. Pavani / AFP

  • Jimmy Durmaz believed that thanks to a double, he would bring the victory to Toulouse.
  • Lyon, however, managed to come back with a key passerby, Nabil Fekir and scorer.

In front of this TFC – Lyon, a minute of applause greeted the memory of Christophe Marche. The 33-year-old, who died suddenly on Wednesday, worked in the media service of the Toulouse club. The violets have long thought to pay tribute to him before OL shifted the 17th day of Ligue 1 (2: 2) in the last fifteen minutes of the match.

  • Baroque compositions

Compared to Strasbourg's defeat on Sunday (1-2), Alain Casanova, who had been deprived of his captain Gradel (suspended), had replaced six players. The same tactic in 3-4-1-2 from Lyon and five new holders after the cheeky face of Reims on Friday (1: 1). Bruno Genesio had also prepared some surprises, including the first appearance of young defender Solet (18 years) in L1 and the placement of Marcelo, Ndombele and Fekir on the bench.

Mediocre and released half-time on Fridays, the usual captain has changed the face of the game in half an hour this time, a tactical revision in 4-4-2. While his side have just taken a 2-0 win, world champion Dembelé, another substitute, has lost points (75.). Before the takeover of the equalizer, with a magnificent free kick of 25 meters, full skylight (86.). What to do to lower the pressure before the derby in Saint-Etienne on Sunday between two competitors for the podium.

Jimmy Durmaz, who was sometimes banned on the right side and often replaced, once again proved that his best position in the axle was behind one or two attackers. Inspired, he struck twice: on a miracle of recovery, he rolled to the right (12th), then the penalty (74th). Insufficient for success. But Toulouse, 14th L1, will be pleased with this draw as Lyon reach the goals of Reynet in the final moments.

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