By Quentin Marais
The first block of matches is behind the FC Toulouse who, like the 19 other residents of Ligue 1, met the championship in brackets during this last weekend of September 2022, international truce obligate. Here are the main figures to remember for the Violets, for their return to the elite of French football.
This is the number of points totaled by Toulouse FC, after 8 games. The men of Philippe Montanier are 12th in the championship, with two wins, as many draws, and four losses. It was in Troyes (0-3) and against Reims (1-0) that they pocketed their success, Reims which is also the first relegation with 6 points. Strasbourg and Brest follow with 5 units. Ajaccio brings up the rear with 4 points.
This is the number of goals scored by Toulouse rookies. Zakaria Aboukhlal and Thijs Dallinga, arrived this summer on the Ile du Ramier, have both scored twice. Alone, they represent almost half of the achievements of the TFC in eight meetings. Almost, since nine goals have been scored by the Violets, in the league, since the start of the season. And this, knowing that one of them was the work of a Trojan player, who side marked against his during the Toulouse victory.
This is the average attendance recorded at the Stadium over the four games played by the TFC, since its return to Ligue 1. 20,567 against Nice, 23,862 against Lorient, 31,739 against PSG, 21,315 against Reims: the supporters respond present, at home but also outside. An account Twitter has also been created, allowing you to know, in real time, the number of places remaining in the Brice Taton bend before each home game. And as much to say that the platform is (very) well heard!
This is the number of red cards conceded by Toulouse FC this season. At the center of many debates, arbitration in Ligue 1 is mainly talked about through red cards, unsheathed at a sometimes disturbing speed. On the evening of the 6th day, already 16 teams had been reduced to 10 at least once since the resumption in early August. With Lille, Lorient and Paris SG, the Violets become, and therefore always do, exceptional figure.
This is the number of stops made by Maxime Dupe in eight meetings. Author of a large part with no less than nine rescues against PSG despite the defeat (0-3), the last rampart of Toulouse has offered a huge guarantee in the purple goal since the start of the season. The TFC goalkeeper also distinguished himself with a sublime parade in the last minutes against Nice, prevent a cruel defeat to his troops (1-1). Two weeks before cork a penalty against Lorient (2-2).
This is the number of minutes played by Anthony Rouault and Stijn Spierings : in other words, they are the only two outfield players to have played all 8 matches: Philippe Montanier never called them back on the bench! The first, only 21 years old, also shows great maturity in the Toulouse defense, he did not concede the slightest cardboard in 720 minutes of play.
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