Toulouse falls to Caen, Paris FC wins against Niort, the title race relaunched in Ligue 2

Toulouse falls heavily in Caen

Six out of six for the Caennais. Winner in the first leg (3-2, September 27), Caen repeated the feat against TFC, leader of Ligue 2 (4-1). After three consecutive clean sheets, the Toulousains sank this Saturday evening in Normandy. Maxime Dupé first had to bow against Alexandre Mendy, author of his fourteenth goal of the season (18th). The goal of the break was scored by Yoann Court (31st). Abused, the TFC revived from the start of the second half thanks to Rafael Ratao (49th) with a sublime curling shot, but cracked a third time a few minutes later. With a header, Prince Oniangué gave the Caennais a two-goal lead (52nd). Nuno da Costa concluded the festival with an individual feat (71st). It’s the first time this season that Toulouse have conceded four goals.

Paris FC is getting closer to the leader

Ajaccio beaten at home by Bastia (0-1), Paris FC (2nd) could achieve the big blow of this 28th day of Ligue 2. It’s done thanks to this 2-0 victory against Niort. The Parisian club even made a double blow with the defeat of Toulouse in Caen since it came back to within two points of the leader. Name delivered the Charléty stadium at the end of the first period on a penalty (45th + 3), then Ousmane Kanté, the captain, sealed the Parisian victory. The PFC recorded their sixteenth game in a row without defeat, and took a four-point lead on third place. The Chamois chained them a sixth defeat in a row and saw the red zone slowly approaching.

Dunkirk gets some fresh air

In difficulty outside, Pau was unable to do the job against the 19th in the Championship. Dunkerque, which is playing for its survival, attacked the match from the right end. Dominating, the Northerners were rewarded half an hour into the game when Tchokounté was on the receiving end of a center from Gomis (1-0, 31st), scoring his eighth goal of the season. A success on the smallest of margins which allows them to leave the relegation zone and climb to 17th place.

Nîmes wins in Le Havre, Nancy gets bogged down

Le Havre could get closer to the top 5 in the event of a victory against Nîmes, a missed opportunity (0-1). Despite a very good start to the match, the people of Le Havre were surprised at the end of the first period. It was Benrahou who opened the scoring from the penalty spot in added time (45th + 1), scoring the only goal of the game.

Nancy, beaten at Amiens (1-0), is bogged down in the bottom of the rankings and sees relegation approaching fast. The kick-off of the match was delayed by 15 minutes after smoke bombs and agricultural bombs exploded in the Nancy parking lot. In this hostile context, Nancy was unable to bring back a point from the Stade de la Licorne. Chadrac Akolo scored the only goal of the match (82nd), and allowed the Amiens to move up to 9th place.

The match of fear between Grenoble and Rodez did not know a winner. The two teams at the bottom of the table left on a sad 0-0. Grenoble did not know how to surf on its victory in Nancy and finds itself 19th. Rodez, who has not yet won in 2022, has an 11th game without a win.

Guingamp could for its part get closer to the play-offs in the event of a victory, but could not do better than a draw against Quevilly-Rouen (1-1). Baptiste Roux had opened the scoring with a header (8th), but Soumaré equalized in the 28th minute. Seventeenth at kick-off, the visitors find themselves eighteenth and play-offs with the victory of Dunkirk, and chain a fourth game without a win away.

Valenciennes (15th), who has been doing better for a few matches, could not do better than a draw (0-0) against Dijon (13th). Despite the exclusion of the Dijonnais Senou Coulibaly at the hour mark (61st), the Northerners, in numerical superiority, did not know how to confirm their return to form, and do not give themselves air on the red zone, which is two points behind.