Tolouse 1-0 Reims: Toulouse snap losing streak with victory over The Red and Whites

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Tolouse FC’s 1-0 win over Reims on Sunday, was hard fought at Stadium de Toulouse. Tolouse were looking forward to playing again after losing their last match 2-0 to Clermont Foot. Reims, meanwhile, had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with RC Lens. Tolouse are now in 11th place, with 8 points from 7 matches, while Reims sit in 16th, with 6 points from 7.

Tolouse dominated the first half, when Zakaria Aboukhlal found the net in the 31st minute, to take a 1-0 lead into half time. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for Tolouse included Ado Onaiwu, Oliver Zanden, Veljko Birmancevic, Denis Genreau and Kevin Keben Biakolo for Thijs Dallinga, Issiaga Sylla, Fares Chaibi, Zakaria Aboukhlal and Mikkel Desler, respectively. Reims brought on Maxime Busi, Arber Zeneli, Dion Lopy, Nathanael Mbuku and Mitchell Van Bergen, to replace Bradley Locko, Kamory Doumbia, Jens-Lys Cajuste, Junya Ito and Andrew Gravillon.

The referee booked Stijn Spierings and Denis Genreau from Tolouse. Reims had the worst of it though, with Dion Lopy and Yunis Abdelhamid seeing yellow, and Alexis Flips then sent off with a red.

Tolouse will next travel to Lille, while Reims will face AS Mónaco at home.

Technical card:
Tolouse FC:Maxime Dupe, Mikkel Desler (Kevin Keben Biakolo, min.79), Anthony Rouault, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Issiaga Sylla (Oliver Zanden, min.65), Zakaria Aboukhlal (Denis Genreau, min.79), Stijn Spierings, Fares Chaibi (Veljko Birmancevic, min.71), Branco Van den Boomen, Moussa Diarra and Thijs Dallinga (Ado Onaiwu, min.64)
Reims:Patrick Pentz, Andrew Gravillon (Mitchell Van Bergen, min.89), Yunis Abdelhamid, Emmanuel Agbadou, Kamory Doumbia (Arber Zeneli, min.46), Jens-Lys Cajuste (Dion Lopy, min.69), Marshall Munetsi, Bradley Locko (Maxime Busi, min.46), Folarin Balogun, Alexis Flips and Junya Ito (Nathanael Mbuku, min.80)
Stadium:Stadium de Toulouse
Goals:Zakaria Aboukhlal (1-0, min. 31)