by William Lorenz
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Despite everything, they proudly defended their colors. Led by an army of 2400 supporters The purple ones are on fire in their designated parking lot at Anfield, the team’s players Toulouse Football Club He bowed logically in the face of the enormous Liverpool FC, Thursday, October 26, 2023, during the third day of the group stage of the European League. The final result is much heavier than the evening’s atmosphere: 5-1.
Toulouse appears, Liverpool takes off
The real scarecrow of the fifth group, it was not surprising that the Reds maintained their position against the Violets. The match started with a bang with a goal Diogo JotaThe Portuguese striker for Liverpool from the 9th minute. But Carles Martinez Neuville’s group was far from giving up and returned to the game after a quarter of an hour thanks to the Dutch striker. This Dalinga (16) Who scored his second goal in the European League this season. Téfécé is back at Liverpool… for a short while.
Less than a quarter of an hour later, the Japanese international headed the ball Wataru Endo He scored again (30), and the Uruguayan followed it up a few minutes later darwin nunez, Who managed to penetrate Toulouse’s defense with a powerful shot (34). Within a few minutes, the bill suddenly became more severe for the Violet, who had donned their white jackets for the occasion, who had taken the hit. 3-1 at the end of the first half.
The Reds increase the score after the break
At Anfield Road, the 2023 French Cup winners returned with good intentions after the break, however Gabriel Suazo Wasted a great opportunity to go back 3-2 in front Empty target.
The Reds were back on the attack again, and Guillaume Restes increased his interventions. Liverpool was on the lookout, and in the 65th minute, Ryan Gravenberch He tricked the Toulouse goalkeeper into scoring the fourth goal for the locals. And in the final moments of the match, he can’t get enough Mohamed Salah It certainly amazed the people of Toulouse. After entering the match, the Egyptian striker scored the last goal of the match at the buzzer (93rd minute).
It was a very high step against one of Europe’s greats, however, and Tevesi, who did not deserve it, finally bowed to the river. 5 goals to 1 In the face of far superior training.
A match steeped in history for the Violet team
The two teams have only faced each other so far 2007, in the preliminary round of the Champions League. At that time, the Violet team led by Johan Elmander and Andre-Pierre Gignac lost to the Reds team led by Steven Gerrard: with a short header in the first leg (1-0 at the stadium) and more strongly in the second leg (4-0 at Anfield). ). Despite this crushing defeat, “this match was the biggest trophy of my career, an unforgettable memory,” smiles Nicolas Dieus today, who has settled permanently in Toulouse where he has become a sports agent.
Sixteen years later, this poster steeped in history also has a special flavor for Damien Comolli. The Téfécé boss knows the banks of the Mersey well as he was (among others) Liverpool’s sporting director from 2010 to 2012.
Toulouse ranks second in the group
It is enough to put a little balm in Tevesi’s heart: despite the defeat, in the standings, Toulouse ranks second in its group With four points and a long distance ahead of the Austrians from LASK Linz, who beat the Belgians from Union Saint-Gilloise (0-1) in the other group match.
The return match will take place on November 9 at the stadium
After returning to the reality of the French League (a trip to Montpellier on Sunday, October 29, then welcoming Le Havre on November 5), Tévesi will return to the French League. European League Against the Liverpool team itself.
A return match will be held Thursday 9 November In a stadium that has long been sold out… and this poster, which the purple people have been eagerly awaiting, will be broadcast exceptionally unencrypted on television for this occasion!
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