Led at the break by Toulouse, Nantes first came up against an excellent Maxime Dupé, before reversing the score by scoring three times in eleven minutes in the second half by Guessand, Mohamed and Simon, all three also decisive passers (3-1 ). With 5 points and a provisional 9th place, the Canaries, who signed their first victory, returned to the level of the promoted, beaten for the first time (8th).
Borrowed with the ball, the Nantes people took a good ten minutes to settle. Until a powerful half volley from Girotto on the crossbar (12th). Misleading opportunity since Toulouse scored in stride, helped by Coco, beaten on the shoulder by Aboukhal, on a long laser pass from the inevitable Van den Boomen (0-1, 15th). A sign of the doubt that fell on Beaujoire, Pallois twisted a back pass that Lafont dismissed in extremis … with a header (18th).
His Toulouse counterpart Dupé got into tune when the Nantes finally put the pressure on by repelling in quick succession a point-blank shot from Guessand then a header from Fabio level with his post (25th). But he cracked three times after the break on headers from Guessand (50th) and Mohamed (55th) then on a volley under Simon’s bar validated by the VAR (61st). Simon had served Guessand on the equalizer. Guessand had crossed for Mohamed on his goal and it was the latter who delivered for Simon on the 3-1.
Player: Ludovic Blas
On the bench at kick-off after his false start for Lille and entered for the second period, number 10, who finally decided to stay at FCN, could leave at the end of the season. “I am not in the perspective of extending”, he confirmed at the microphone of Prime Video after the match. He is under contract until 2024 but will have a (new) release voucher next June.
The winner of the Coupe de France brilliantly launched his series of 7 matches in 21 days, which will go through a confrontation with PSG (September 3) and two matches in the Europa League against Olympiakos (8) and Azerbaijan against Karabakh (the 15th).