November 29, 2021

Edito: A historic TFC humiliates Auxerre in a stadium in fusion

HISTORY! In a heated stadium, the TFC won the AJ Auxerre with a score as logical as violent, 6-0. Rafael Ratao’s teammates, double scorer yesterday, send yet another strong signal to the rest of the championship by correcting a direct opponent and remain leader. Return on a match that will make a milestone.

As many TFC supporters remember where they were on the night of TFC-Rennes when Ali Ahamada equalized with a header, or even with whom they celebrated the miraculous maintenance in Angers in 2016, it is a safe bet that in 10 years, everyone will remember this incredible afternoon as if it had taken place the day before. On the lawn of its Stadium, TFC rediscovered the joys of Ligue 2 after fifteen days of international cutoff and two poor performances against Caen and Amiens.

Deprived of two key men in his tactical scheme (Spierings and Dejaegere), Philippe Montanier had to deal with an unprecedented eleven, giving Steve Mvoué and Rafael Ratao their chance at kick-off. And the least we can say is that the scenario of the match proved the purple coach right. After Rhys Healey’s opener – also on fire that the splendid sun shining on the island of the Ramier-, it is the Brazilian who with a superb strike coiled from the right deceived Leon for the second time of the match. We only play the 7th minute. Less than twenty minutes later, Cameroonian Mvoué adjusted the Burgundian porter for the third time in the match with a flat icy foot with precision. “The score is perfect. We took the game from the right end, with immediate effectiveness“, congratulated Montanier after the meeting. Denis Genreau, author of another good match as a starter bid:”We put so much energy at the start of the match… They couldn’t get out of their camp (…) I have so much fun in this club with these supporters, this coach…

Note the beautiful state of mind of the protégé of Samuel Eto’o, who, just after his goal, hurried across the field to jump into the arms of his trainer. A gesture full of recognition and which testifies to the sanity that reigns in the Toulouse group despite the low playing time of some.

And Ratao made a Neymar and conquered the Stadium …

This gesture, this heel, I train myself to do it, but there, it is instinctively“. If it hadn’t taken Ado Onaiwu long to become one of the darling of the Stadium this year, we have to believe that his peroxidized friend wearing the number 21 will not have had any difficulty in adapting either. Barely back from the locker room, Healey inherits a ball in the heart of the box, but his crushed shot misses the target. Regardless, crumbs, “RR21” had decided to make it a feast, and with a heel as brilliant as it was unexpected, comes to take the shot from the Englishman, bring the score to 4-0, and plunge Auxerre again a little more in his doubts. “It was an ordeal. The people of Toulouse were far superior to us. We ask ourselves the question of our collective potential, our ability to keep ourselves in the top teams. When we see how Toulouse moved us this afternoon …“noted lucid Jean-Marc Furlan, the coach of the AJA.

Time for Rhys Healey to score a double on a caviar from a Nathan Ngoumou remained on the same bases of his excellent match in Tarbes against Pau, and for Branco van den Boomen to adjust yet another cake to find the head of Rasmus Nicolaisen, deflowered in France, and here are the Violets who win with the 6-0 way in front of a direct competitor. In the stands, the party was as beautiful as on the field, and little by little the spans of the Stadium fill up as the season progresses. Bodes well for the future.

In this kind of match, difficult to bring out an individuality as the collective performance was of quality. On the other hand, what is easy to note is the ability of this TFC to never doubt itself, even after two delicate outings before the truce. Leader ahead of Sochaux and 6 points from Le Havre third, Toulouse also gave a big boost to the goal average by slapping the AJA (+12 on the Lionceaux). A perfect afternoon which suggests that nothing and nobody seems able to stop a summer hit which little by little takes on the appearance of an autumn hit on the banks of the Garonne. That’s good, in Toulouse, the Indian summer, we know well.