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Stadium Municipal 10th November 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Bartolomeu Varela

Toulouse Toulouse vs AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio

Toulouse 2

A Lippini (og 4)
A Abdennour (72)

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AC Ajaccio 4

F Sammaritano (15)
C Belghazouani (34, 90+3)
S Diarra (67)

Ajaccio stun Toulouse

Last Updated: 10/11/12 9:49pm

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Chahir Belghazouani: Double strike

Chahir Belghazouani: Double strike

Toulouse failed to move level on points with Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain and Marseille for the second successive week after a Chahir Belghazouani double inspired Ajaccio to a surprise victory.

Having slipped up at Bordeaux last weekend, coach Alain Casanova this week demanded a response from his side but it failed to materialise as they slumped to their third defeat of the season.

Despite being boosted by a fourth-minute own goal from Anthony Lippini, Toulouse trailed at half-time after goals from Frederic Sammaritano and Belghazouani.

Sigamary Diarra made it 3-1 before Aymen Abdennour gave Toulouse brief hope which was extinguished by Belghazouani's second of the night.

Toulouse could not have asked for a better start when Lippini diverted Etienne Didot's cross into his own net.

But Ajaccio levelled 11 minutes later as home keeper Ali Ahamada could only push Eduardo's shot into the path of Sammaritano, who made no mistake.

Ahamada saved well to keep out a Belghazouani effort on the half-hour mark but he was arguably at fault when the former France Under-21 international struck again four minutes later.

Ahamada's woeful clearance was seized on by Belghazouani and he prodded in at the second attempt.

Toulouse came close to an equaliser before the break with Yoann Poulard blocking Wissam Ben Yedder's powerful volley on the line while, after 51 minutes, Ajaccio goalkeeper Francisco Ochoa did well to deny Didot and shortly after Franck Tabanou.

But it was Ajaccio who scored next as Belghazouani turned provider to play in Diarra for a neat finish on the turn.

Abdennour scored following a goalmouth scramble to reduce the deficit after 72 minutes but Ajaccio had the final say as Ricardo Faty played in Belghazouani and he finished coolly.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 10 25
2 Paris St Germain 10 18
3 Bordeaux 10 18
4 Lyon 10 17
5 St Etienne 10 17
6 Nantes 10 16
7 Metz 10 15
8 Lille 10 15
9 Toulouse 10 14
10 Monaco 10 14
11 Montpellier 10 14
12 Nice 10 14
13 Rennes 10 12
14 Reims 10 11
15 Lorient 10 10
16 Bastia 10 10
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 10 10
18 Caen 10 9
19 Guingamp 10 9
20 RC Lens 10 8