Toulouse falls to Caen, Paris FC beat Niort, title race resumes in Ligue 2

Toulouse hits hard in Caen

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

Paris FC gets closer to the leader

Ajaccio beaten at home by Bastia (0-1), Paris FC (2nd) were able to take the big blow of this 28th day of Ligue 2. Thanks to this 2-0 win over Niort, they succeeded. The Paris club even dealt a double blow with Toulouse’s defeat in Caen as it came back within two points of the leader. Name delivered the Charléty stadium on a penalty at the end of the first period (45th + 3), after which Ousmane Kanté, the captain, sealed the Paris victory. The PFC booked their sixteenth consecutive game without defeat, taking a four-point lead over third. De Chamois chained them to a sixth defeat in a row and saw the red zone slowly approaching.

Dunkirk gets a breath of fresh air

In difficulties outside, Pau was unable to do the job against 19th in the championship. Dunkirk, playing for its survival, attacked the match from the right. The northerners dominated half an hour after the game started when Tchokounté scored his eighth goal of the season on the receiving end of a cross from Gomis (1-0, 31st). A success with the tightest margins that will allow them to exit the relegation zone and climb to 17th place.

Nîmes wins in Le Havre, Nancy stalls

Le Havre could get closer to the top 5 with a win over Nimes, a missed opportunity (0-1). Despite a very good start to the race, the people of Le Havre were surprised at the end of the first period. It was Benrahou who opened the score from the penalty spot in extra time (45th + 1) and scored the only goal of the game.

Nancy, beaten by Amiens (1-0), gets bogged down at the bottom of the rankings and sees relegation quickly approaching. 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 recover a point from the Stade de la Licorne. Chadrac Akolo scored the only goal of the game (82nd), moving the Amiens up to 9th place.

The match of fear between Grenoble and Rodez had no winner. The two teams at the bottom of the table started off at a sad 0-0. Grenoble didn’t know how to surf on his win in Nancy and is 19th. Rodez, who has not yet won in 2022, has an 11th game without a win.

Guingamp, in turn, could get closer to the play-offs with a win, but couldn’t do better than a draw against Quevilly-Rouen (1-1). Baptiste Roux had opened the score with a header (8th), but Soumaré equalized in the 28th minute. Seventeenth to kick off, the visitors are eighteenth and play-offs with Dunkirk’s win, chaining away a fourth game without a win.

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