Toulouse bends Grenoble and remains leader of Ligue 2, Van den Boomen still shines

Largely at the top of the ranking of the best attacks in Ligue 2 (58 goals scored), Toulouse fought to improve its statistics on the ground of Grenoble on Monday. But the TFC ended up breaking through the Isère wall (2-0). First, his master artificer Branco Van den Boomen scored a superb direct free kick (74th), eccentric 20 meters on the left side, for his eighth goal of the season in Ligue 2 (and 17 assists!). Then Nathan Ngoumou made the break (84th), served by Yanis Begraoui. With four wins in a row, and nine matches without losses (6 wins, 3 draws), Toulouse obviously retains the lead in Ligue 2, with three points more than Paris FC.

Philippe Montanier’s team has however long stumbled on the Grenoble defense, and a vigilant Brice Maubleu. The Isérois goalkeeper notably made a superb save in front of Nathan Ngoumou (23rd), and his exit in front of Rhys Healey (30th) was salutary. He was again decisive on a free kick from Branco Van den Boomen deflected by Bafodé Diakité (60th). But, too advanced, he finally let himself be trapped by the trajectory of the victorious free kick from Van den Boomen (74th). The latter was again at the origin of the goal of the break, by shifting Begraoui. On this action, Maubleu could have been sharper, but he let the center of the former Auxerrois slip away towards Ngoumou (84th).

Grenoble could also have opened the scoring, on opportunities from Jordan Tell (20th, 22nd) or Bart Straalman (26th), but ended up exhausted, overtaken by Toulouse domination. The GF38 is 19th in Ligue 2, four lengths from 17th place.

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