Having regularly met Ligue 1 in the 21st century, Toulouse and Guingampais have often crossed paths there, 18 times since the 97-98 season. If we add the 7 Ligue 2 matches, these are two clubs that have played each other 25 times in the league in total. And we can not say that theForward be a successful team at violets.
Because even if Toulouse is undefeated in the last 7 games against the last team of God (not Maradona, Etienne Didot), Guingamp lost very little against the men of Haute-Garonne: 11 wins for 9 draws and only 5 successes for Toulouse in 25 matches… And this superiority is almost absolute in the Roudourou : 9 wins, 2 draws and only 1 Violet victory in 11 games. Worse, the Violets have never even beaten Guingamp in League 2.
It is therefore in Ligue 1 that we find traces of a success in Breton lands, on September 1, 2018, where Gradel and Sangare quickly scored two goals in the first quarter of an hour, to ultimately win 2-1. Jean-Clair’s teammates Todibo (ejected in the 26th minute) then climbed on the 3rd step of the podium, and the return ofAlain Casanova seem to be successful.
How also not to mention the semi-final of the Coupe de France of the 2008-2009 season. Widely favorites to finally reach the Stade de France for a Cup final, Alain Casanova’s men would face a Ligue 2 team at the Stadium. Not a supporter was considering anything other than a victory. But despite Carasso, Fofana, Congré, Cetto, Matthieu, Mansaré, Didot, Sirieix, Braaten, Capoue and Gignac on the lawn, as well as Blondel, Bonnet, Sissoko, Pentecost, Berson, Ebondo and Bergougnoux on the bench, the Violets were going to be struck down by a but in stoppage time by Badara Sene, replacing the 11th in Ligue 2 at kick-off, and who had returned a few seconds earlier. This match is probably one of the worst memories for Toulouse supporters.
So let’s hope that the men of Montanier will be able to model this trip on their performances in 2022 (9 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat). A success would bring them even closer to the stars.