Toulouse were very compact last round away at Angers, and there was simply no way inside their penalty box (won 1-0).
Attacking – wise they weren’t very threatening, but they were very solid and confident in the defensive phase.
They fully controlled the midweek Cup game against Ligue 2 side Clermont, and although they conceded twice, it was an easy victory in the end (finished 4-2).
This is not exactly a good moment for St Etienne who were defeated last round on home ground by Montpellier (finished 1-0) and also got eliminated from Coupe de la Ligue in midweek.
With only a few exceptions, coach Garcia used the best lineup in the midweek Cup game against Strasbourg. The game was exhausting, as St Etienne lost at penalties.
Hosts will once again miss winger Durmaz. St Etienne are still without defenders Perrin, Gabriel and forward Diony.
St Etienne usually dominate most opponents, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them take charge of this game. But Toulouse proved they are capable of resisting and striking on counters. Toulouse – 0.5 at 2.21
Toulouse: Goicoechea, Lafont, Amian, Diop, Jullien, Moubandje, Yago, Blin, Bodiger, Boisgard, Cahuzac, Imbula, Sangaré, Somalia, Sylla, Delort, Gradel, Jean, Sanogo, Toivonen
St Etienne: Ruffier, J.Moulin, Guendouz – Théophile-Catherine, Lacroix, Gabriel Silva, C.Mbengue, F.Pogba – Pajot, B.Dabo, Diousse, H.Maïga, Selnaes, Hernani, Rocha Santos – J.Bamba, Hamouma, Monnet-Paquet, Söderlund