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French Ligue 1

Stadium Municipal 26th May 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: Mikael Lesage

Toulouse Toulouse vs Montpellier Montpellier

Toulouse 2

W Ben Yedder (5, 11)

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Toulouse triumphant

Last Updated: 26/05/13 11:59pm

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Wissam Ben Yedder was on target twice

Wissam Ben Yedder was on target twice

Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice in the opening 11 minutes as Toulouse finished the Ligue 1 season with a victory at home to Montpellier.

Ben Yedder netted with two smart finishes to takes his tally for the league campaign to 13.

Victory was still not enough to lift the hosts above their opponents in the final table as Montpellier, last season's champions, finished ninth and Toulouse 10th.

The home side came roaring out of the blocks tonight and were ahead after five minutes.

Franck Tabanou's long ball put Ben Yedder clear on goal and, with only Geoffrey Jourdren to beat, he rounded the goalkeeper and slid the ball into the empty net.

Ben Yedder got free again six minutes later, this time following Adrien Rabiot's through-ball, and he faked to shoot before firing home right-footed.

Trailing 2-0, the visitors finally started playing and Remy Cabella curled a free-kick inches over before Marco Estrada went event closer, crashing a set-piece from way out off a post.

Jourdren had to be alert to stop a third Toulouse goal, though, as he kept out an overhead kick from the unmarked Tabanou.

The visitors had the first chance of the second half, again from a free-kick, which Estrada bent just wide.

But the Toulouse attack were looking by far the more dangerous and Tabanou headed Ben Yedder's corner straight at Jourdren, who then had to block Daniel Braaten's first-time shot from inside the area.

Jourdren's opposite number finally had something to do in the 70th minute when he flung himself to keep out a Cabella shot which had been bound for the top corner.

Toulouse had the final chance of the night, though, when Braaten's superb volley brought a parry out of over-worked Jourdren.


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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