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French Ligue 1

Stadium Municipal 27th October 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Benoit Millot

Toulouse Toulouse vs Brest Brest

Toulouse 3

W Ben Yedder (29)
E Capoue (40)
A Regattin (90+3)


Brest 1

B Lesoimier (75)

Toulouse on the up

Last Updated: 27/10/12 9:55pm

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Wissam Ben Yedder: Gave Toulouse the lead

Wissam Ben Yedder: Gave Toulouse the lead

Toulouse moved up to second in Ligue 1 following a comfortable 3-1 victory over Brest, whose woeful record on their travels this season shows no signs of abating.

First-half goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Etienne Capoue put the hosts firmly in control and although Benoit Lesoimier pulled one back for Brest after the interval, Adrien Regattin made sure of the win in injury time.

Toulouse are now just three points behind leaders Paris St Germain while Brest are yet to pick up a single point in six away games this season.

Coach Alain Casanova warned his side not to take Brest lightly tonight and it seemed they had heeded his warning as the hosts almost took the lead as early as the sixth minute when Ben Yedder volleyed narrowly wide from Serge Aurier's cross.

The 22-year-old would not be denied and opened the scoring after 29 minutes with a wonderful effort.

After collecting the ball from Aymen Abdennour, Ben Yedder dribbled past Ahmed Kantari to go through on goal before curling into the top corner.

He could have doubled the lead soon after but another volley from Etienne Didot's cross was pushed away by Alexis Thebaux.

There was nothing the Brest keeper could do, however, when Capoue doubled Toulouse's advantage five minutes before the interval by heading home - via a slight deflection off Kantari's thigh - from Didot's corner.

To their credit, Brest attempted to force their way back into the match after the interval with Charlison Benschop and Gregory Lorenzi both volleying wide.

And their persistence paid off as Benoit Lesoimier halved the deficit in the 74th minute - albeit fortuitously.

Toulouse keeper Ali Ahamada could only clear as far as Geoffrey Dernis, who freed Lesoimier down the left and his cross-cum-shot found the back of the net.

The visitors desperately went in search of an equaliser but they were caught when Regattin raced clear and lobbed over an on-rushing Thebaux to seal the three points for Toulouse.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 26 54
2 Paris St Germain 26 52
3 Marseille 27 50
4 Monaco 25 43
5 St Etienne 26 42
6 Bordeaux 26 41
7 Montpellier 25 39
8 Guingamp 26 35
9 Caen 27 34
10 Nice 26 34
11 Bastia 26 33
12 Nantes 26 33
13 Lille 26 32
14 Rennes 26 32
15 Reims 26 31
16 Lorient 25 28
17 Toulouse 26 28
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 25 26
19 RC Lens 26 22
20 Metz 26 22