The match: 0-1
At the bedside of Nantes since February 11, Antoine Kombouaré managed to save the club: 2-1 winners in the first leg, the Canaries lost on the return trip against Toulouse, with a score that saved them all the same (0-1) . What trigger the tears of their trainer.
Well in place in its surprising 3-4-1-2, with Amine Adli in playmaker behind the duo Vakoun Bayo – Healey, the TFC posed some problems for an FCN at a slow trot. Lafont imposed his foot to repel a shot from Healey (14th) but he could not get out the “stung” head of Bayo, receiving a cross from Adli (62nd). Halfway, the Violets tried everything and they could have secured a penalty in the 81st (see below). Instead, they ended up at 10, after the expulsion of the incoming N’Goumou for a foot in the face of Castelletto (87th).
Less domineering than at the Stadium, Nantes was still technically superior to his opponent. Dupé was called upon by Kolo Muani (10th, 76th) and the stirring Blas (39th). The Occitan goalkeeper let his team hope, but it had put a strain on it after the first leg.
The fact: no penalty in favor of Toulouse, despite a hand
Charles Traoré must have been hot, while his team was led 0-1! In the 81st minute, in the fight with Bayo and Antiste, the Nantes defender did not appreciate the trajectory of a bell-shaped ball. The latter fell to his hand, in the penalty area. The referee did not award a penalty, despite the video help, probably considering that there was a Toulouse foul. Furious, Antiste was warned instantly.
Nantes have won only one of their last 18 home matches in all competitions (7 draws, 10 losses). It was May 8 against Bordeaux in Ligue 1 (3-0).