Ligue 2: It’s done, Toulouse validates their rise to Ligue 1

Niort’s winner this Monday (2-0), Toulouse FC have mathematically validated their rise to Ligue 1 after three days from the end. 11 points ahead of third, AJ Auxerre, the Violets could no longer be caught and would return to the elite after two seasons in L2.

He had come a hair width from the climb in 2021, but this time he didn’t miss the chance. After falling in the play-offs against Nantes last season, Toulouse FC officially confirmed their return to Ligue 1 on Monday following their win (2–0) against Niort at the stadium.

Achieved a breakthrough in a crowded stadium (24,209 spectators) and rarely boiled down to a goal from captain Brecht Dzegere in the first period (1–0, 21st), then Onaiwu’s second achievement at the end of the match (2–0). 0) , 78th) Thank you for the service of the indispensable Brando van den Boumen.

Following Saturday’s results from Auxerre and Paris FC, Philippe Montanier’s men can no longer be caught and are guaranteed to finish in the top two. Three days from the end, all that is left is to clinch the Ligue 2 title. The first trophy for the Violettes since 2003, when they also won the Second Division title.

Van den Boumen and Healy as conductors

If the escalation last year played on the details, it doesn’t suffer from any controversy as TFC continues to dominate the debate in Ligue 2 this season. With only three losses, Toulouse has the best attack (80 goals) and the second best defense in Antechamber.

The success of the Haut-Garonne club is largely due to the performances of its magical duo Branco Van den Boomen-Rhys Healey. The Dutchman, author of 12 goals and 20 assists, impressed with his quality on the set piece, and on Monday equaled the record for assists on singles practice in L2, hitherto held by Zinedine Ferhat.

The second is the top scorer in the championship with 20 goals. Now that the rise has been achieved, the Violets have three games (a blow against Rodez, Nimes and AC Ajaccio) to please their supporters, before returning to the world of the big boys next year.

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