Tolouse 2-2 Lorient: Points shared as Ibrahima Kone rescues a point for Lorient

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On Sunday, Tolouse and Lorient were held to a 2-2 draw at Stadium de Toulouse. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Tolouse were looking to pick up points, following a 3-0 victory against Troyes. Lorient were coming off the back of a 1-0 win against Rennes. As the table looks today, Tolouse are currently 6th with 5 points from 3 matches, while Lorient sit in 9th, with 4 points from 3.

Lorient started the first half well, with an early goal from Armand Lauriente in the 2nd minute. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Rafael Ratao equalised for Tolouse at the 31 minute mark to see out the first half 1-1.

Tolouse took the initiative in the second half, when Thijs Dallinga found the net, 64 minutes in. In the end though, their lead was short lived, as Ibrahima Kone equalised for The Merlucciidaes, at 80 minutes. The final result, Tolouse 2, Lorient 2.

Substitutions for Tolouse included Rhys Healey, Ado Onaiwu, Kevin Keben Biakolo and Denis Genreau for Thijs Dallinga, Rafael Ratao, Moussa Diarra and Brecht Dejaegere, repectively. Lorient brought on Ibrahima Kone, Julien Ponceau, Stephane Diarra, Quentin Boisgard and Adrian Grbic, to replace Terem Moffi, Theo Le Bris, Dango Ouattara, Enzo Le Fee and Armand Lauriente.

There were bookings for Thijs Dallinga and Branco Van den Boomen from Tolouse. For Lorient, Enzo Le Fee saw yellow.

Tolouse will next play Nantes away, with Lorient facing Clermont Foot at home.

Technical card:
Tolouse FC:Maxime Dupe, Mikkel Desler, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Anthony Rouault, Moussa Diarra (Kevin Keben Biakolo, min.75), Brecht Dejaegere (Denis Genreau, min.86), Stijn Spierings, Branco Van den Boomen, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Thijs Dallinga (Rhys Healey, min.65) and Rafael Ratao (Ado Onaiwu, min.65)
FC Lorient:Yvon Mvogo, Gedeon Kalulu, Montassar Talbi, Julien Laporte, Vincent Le Goff, Dango Ouattara (Stephane Diarra, min.68), Laurent Abergel, Enzo Le Fee (Quentin Boisgard, min.89), Theo Le Bris (Julien Ponceau, min.68), Armand Lauriente (Adrian Grbic, min.89) and Terem Moffi (Ibrahima Kone, min.68)
Stadium:Stadium de Toulouse
Goals:Armand Lauriente (0-1, min. 2), Rafael Ratao (1-1, min. 31), Thijs Dallinga (2-1, min. 64) and Ibrahima Kone (2-2, min. 80)