November 10, 2012
Toulouse 2-4 AC Ajaccio
Toulouse failed to move level on points with Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain and Marseille for the second successive week after a Chahir Belghazouani double inspired Ajaccio to a surprise victory.
Having slipped up at Bordeaux last weekend, coach Alain Casanova this week demanded a response from his side but it failed to materialise as they slumped to their third defeat of the season.
Despite being boosted by a fourth-minute own goal from Anthony Lippini, Toulouse trailed at half-time after goals from Frederic Sammaritano and Belghazouani.
Sigamary Diarra made it 3-1 before Aymen Abdennour gave Toulouse brief hope which was extinguished by Belghazouani's second of the night.
Toulouse could not have asked for a better start when Lippini diverted Etienne Didot's cross into his own net.
But Ajaccio levelled 11 minutes later as home keeper Ali Ahamada could only push Eduardo's shot into the path of Sammaritano, who made no mistake.
Ahamada saved well to keep out a Belghazouani effort on the half-hour mark but he was arguably at fault when the former France Under-21 international struck again four minutes later.
Ahamada's woeful clearance was seized on by Belghazouani and he prodded in at the second attempt.
Toulouse came close to an equaliser before the break with Yoann Poulard blocking Wissam Ben Yedder's powerful volley on the line while, after 51 minutes, Ajaccio goalkeeper Francisco Ochoa did well to deny Didot and shortly after Franck Tabanou.
But it was Ajaccio who scored next as Belghazouani turned provider to play in Diarra for a neat finish on the turn.
Abdennour scored following a goalmouth scramble to reduce the deficit after 72 minutes but Ajaccio had the final say as Ricardo Faty played in Belghazouani and he finished coolly.
|30 Ali Ahamada||1 Guillermo Ochoa|
|23 Aymen Abdennour||17 Yoann Poulard|
|4 Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro||6 Carl Medjani|
|29 Etienne Capoue||26 Samuel Bouhours|
|12 Cheikh M'Bengue||20 Anthony Lippini|
|24 Pavle Ninkov||14 Mehdi Mostefa|
|8 Etienne Didot||4 Ricardo Faty|
|22 Moussa Sissoko||27 Sigamary Diarra|
|10 Franck Tabanou||21 Frederic Sammaritano|
|27 Yannick||29 Eduardo Dos Santos|
|7 Ben Yedder||10 Chahir Belghazouani|
|11 Jonathan Zebina||Arnaud Maire 23|
|16 Olivier Blondel||David Gigliotti 15|
|25 Daniel Braathen||Fousseni Diawara 22|
|14 Francois Sirieix||Oumar Sissoko 16|
|9 Emmanuel Riviere||Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi 8|
|17 Adrien Regattin||Paul-Bastien Lasne 19|
|15 Mickaël Firmin||Karim El Hany 11|
|Emmanuel Riviere for Pavle Ninkov (63)||Fousseni Diawara for Anthony Lippini (66)|
|Adrien Regattin for Yannick (67)||Paul-Bastien Lasne for Eduardo Dos Santos (80)|
|Franck Tabanou (61)||Mehdi Mostefa (38)|
|Etienne Didot (69)||Ricardo Faty (44)|
|Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro (81)|
|· Squads: Toulouse | AC Ajaccio|