FOOTBALL: Fares Chaïbi gave the victory to Toulouse at the end of the match
The Violets join the Canaries. Toulouse qualified for the final of the Coupe de France on Thursday, which they will play on April 29th against Nantes, by winning 2-1 in the semi-final in Annecy. The Toulousains ensured their qualification in the 85th minute by Fares Chaïbi. They had opened the mark by Zakaria Aboukhlal (36th). Annecy had equalized just before the break by Alexy Bosetti (45th + 4).
This match against Nantes will also have a taste of revenge for the TFC which had lost, in 2021, in the Ligue 1 accession play-offs against the FCN then 18th in L1 and led by its former coach, Antoine Kombouaré.
Entering the game in the 64th minute in place of Rafael Ratao, Chaïbi took advantage of a bad back pass from the head of Arnold Temanfo to restore the advantage to the TFC (2-1). The Toulouse had opened the scoring by Zakaria Aboukhal who took over with a header at the near post a centre delivered from the right wing by Branco Van den Boomen (36).
Second final for the TFC
However, Annecy did believe it was entitled to another penalty shootout after the three that allowed it to reach the semi-final for the first time in its history, but the magnificent goal of Moïse Sahi, who found the skylight, was cancelled for offside (90).
Toulouse, 13th in Ligue 1 and which remained on three defeats over the last four days of the championship, joined the final of the Coupe de France for the second time in its history after winning the event in 1957 (victory over Angers 6-3 ). The TFC then failed three times in the semi-finals in 1966, 1985 and 2009.
For the Haute-Savoie team, it will be necessary to overcome the disappointment of a narrowly conceded elimination. 15th in Ligue 2 with only two points ahead of the relegation zone, the FCA which remains on a rout in Nîmes (4-0), must now ensure its maintenance, a year after its accession to L2.