Failing to be rich in goals, the multiplex of the 22nd day could be full of lessons for the rise in Ligue 1.
Held in check at Bastia (0-0) on Saturday at the start of the 22nd day, Toulouse gave Ajaccio the opportunity to take the lead in Ligue 2 on Monday, while Sochaux, held back by Dunkirk (0-0), could lose his place on the podium.
Ligue 2 fans experienced a faster evening: at halftime in the multiplex, no buts had been scored in the five games played! Finally, only Amiens, winner of Guingamp 3-0 at the Stade de la Licorne, and Dijon, who beat Quevilly-Rouen 1-0, managed to score on Saturday evening. After its resounding victory against Nancy (4-0) three days earlier, Toulouse (prime minister, 42 points) did not find the fault at the Stade Armand-Cesari, where no team has won this season.
The Toulousains did not really succeed in carrying the danger in the Bastia area. In the first period, a strike from Nathan Ngoumou, launched deep on the right of the penalty area (36th), a concern for the Bastiais. Then nothing or almost nothing, apart from a returning corner from Branco van den Boomen who almost surprised Johny Placide, finally author of a saving tap dance (53rd). The match even ended in general confusion, when Bastia defender Kylian Kaïboué (86th) and Toulouse defender Mikkel Desler (87th) were excluded.
Four games postponed
Monday (8:45 p.m.), Ajaccio (2nd, 41 points) will therefore have the opportunity to take a two-point lead over Téfécé if the Corsican club wins in Caen. Sochaux (third, 40 pts) lost his first points in 2022 on the lawn of Dunkirk, yet penultimate (17 pts), despite the activity of Tony Mauricio. The Sochaux winger saw a first attempt repelled by the crossbar on a free kick from 25 meters (54th), then a second, with a header this time, by a superb horizontal parry from Jérémy Vachoux (64th). At the very end of the match, he again stumbled on the Dunkirk goalkeeper after a solitary breakthrough in the box (90th +5).
This day lasts until February 15, since no less than four matches have been postponed due to the spread of Covid-19 in the Ligue 2 workforce.