Faced with a revenge leader after conceding his first defeat at the start of the week, Amiens SC resisted to concede their fourth draw in a row. Discover the tops and flops of the match against Toulouse.
The leader held in check
On paper, Amiens SC has achieved a good result as head tenant to the championship leader, Téfécé. Since the start of the season, Philippe Montanier’s men have only conceded points three times (one defeat against Caen and two draws against Le Havre and Ajaccio). With a lack of confidence and with a team lessened by the absences of Kader Bamba, Tolu, Emmanuel Lomotey or even Matthieu Dossevi, the Picards have therefore been able to fight a big defensive fight to be the very first team to prepare the Violets to shake the nets. this season.
An almost full stadium
After a start to the season with a half-empty stadium, Amiens SC welcomed Toulouse in front of no less than 11,733 supporters. An affluence which is reminiscent of the best hours of Ligue 1. And even if this capacity was reached thanks to a multitude of places offered or special operations (invitations for subscribers, place at 1 euro), the time of a match, the Unicorn stadium has rediscovered its finest lights for the club’s 120th anniversary celebrations.
Powerlessness in the face of the technical domination of TFC
There was very clearly a world of difference between Toulouse and Amiens on Saturday afternoon. Between a team that has worked in collectively and with an indisputable dominant technique in the midfield, the formation of Philippe Hinschberger used a single asset: the speed of its attackers. This could have allowed Jack Lahne to open the scoring shortly after the first quarter of play, after a long ball in the back of the Toulouse defense. However, it was too little to hope to really doubt the leader, with barely 120 successful passes, 0 shots on target and above all a feeling of helplessness once in the opposing half of the field. Only the last quarter of an hour, against a leached team, allowed the ASC to delude itself in the game.
A sixth home game without a win
The matches follow and are similar for Amiens SC. Beyond a fourth consecutive draw, after Nîmes, Pau and Nancy, the current eighteenth in Ligue 2 has a sixth straight game without a win at home this season. Including the last season, the Amiénois remain on eight unsuccessful home outings. Enough to stand still in the standings with the second worst record at home, just ahead of Nancy who has a match less at Picot than Amiens SC at La Licorne.