The substitution has been made. Anthony Goncalves (Strasbourg) has replaced Adrien Thomasson.
Toulouse didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat. The ball goes out of play and Strasbourg will have a goal kick.
Max Gradel (Toulouse) picks up a pass and tries his luck from mid-range towards the middle of the goal, but Matz Sels is equal to it and makes an easy save.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Dimitri Lienard departs the field of play to be replaced by Youssouf Fofana (Strasbourg).
The resulting corner, taken by Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse), comes to nothing.
Max Gradel (Toulouse) goes on a mazy run and tries his luck with a mid-range strike, but one of the defending players steps in and makes a block. The referee blows his whistle, Toulouse are awarded a corner kick.
Here is a change. Manu Garcia Alonso is going off and Alain Casanova gives the last tactical orders to Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse).
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Ludovic Ajorque trots off the pitch and is replaced by Joia Nuno Da Costa (Strasbourg).
Ibrahim Sangare (Toulouse) whips a volley from long range towards the goal. His beautiful effort whistles wide of the right post. It was close and it could have been a top class goal! The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Strasbourg.
Close! Max Gradel (Toulouse) picks up the ball in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot narrowly over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Strasbourg will have a goal kick.
Some patient build-up play from Toulouse as they look to unlock the defence.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Aaron Iseka Leya (Toulouse) is coming onto the pitch as Yaya Sanogo cannot continue after picking up an injury.
Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Hakim Ben El Hadj no option but to blow his whistle. A free kick to Toulouse.
Gooal! Dimitri Lienard takes over corner duties. Ibrahim Sissoko (Strasbourg) gets his head on the ball from the corner and puts it into the right side of the net. 1:2.
Corner kick. Dimitri Lienard (Strasbourg) is ready to send the ball into the box.
Toulouse have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
A pass into the box finds Ibrahim Sangare (Toulouse) unmarked. He carefully places a shot towards the left side of the goal, but a brilliant last-ditch save by Matz Sels denies him. The ball goes behind for a corner. Toulouse will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
Anthony Caci (Strasbourg) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Baptiste Reynet, who smothers the ball.
It's time for a substitution. Ibrahim Sangare (Toulouse) comes on in place of John Bostock.
Mathieu Dossevi (Toulouse) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and avert the threat.
A corner kick by Toulouse is thwarted by the well prepared Matz Sels (Strasbourg).
Strasbourg take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with nice clearance by the defence.
Adrien Thomasson (Strasbourg) finds some space for a shot after collecting the ball and unleashes a rocket of a shot from long distance towards the net. The goalkeeper thwarts the effort.
The whistle blows and Hakim Ben El Hadj starts the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
The game is interrupted because of a yellow card that is shown to John Bostock (Toulouse).
The corner kick from John Bostock (Toulouse) is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
4 additional min. will be played.
The resulting set piece from Strasbourg is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Dimitri Lienard (Strasbourg) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and deals with the threat.
Yaya Sanogo (Toulouse) meets a cross from the wing well outside the box, steadies himself then fires in a projectile of a shot. He needed to be more precise to endanger the goalkeeper as his effort went inches wide of the left post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Strasbourg.
John Bostock (Toulouse) takes a short corner kick.
Hakim Ben El Hadj shows the yellow card to Jonas Martin (Strasbourg) for a heavy challenge.
The referee stops play as the linesman flags Adrien Thomasson (Strasbourg) offside.
Yaya Sanogo (Toulouse) makes no mistake from the penalty spot after waiting for Matz Sels to move before slotting the ball low into the middle of the goal!
Yaya Sanogo (Toulouse) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
It’s a PENALTY to Toulouse after the VAR review!
There's a break in play and referee Hakim Ben El Hadj must have got a signal in his ear as he indicates he will check that earlier penalty claim by Toulouse using VAR. This could be interesting!
It looks like Jonas Martin (Strasbourg) saw red with that tackle. Hakim Ben El Hadj won't tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul.
Strasbourg hold possession of the ball and display neat passing from player to player. They are waiting for the right moment to open up the opposition's defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg) has acres of space after latching on to a precise pass into the box. He doesn't hesitate to release a low effort which ends up in the middle of the net.
Kenny Lala (Strasbourg) sends over a free kick from long range but the defence is alert.
The ball is cleared after Dimitri Lienard (Strasbourg) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Dimitri Lienard (Strasbourg) attempts to endanger the goal with the free kick from about 28 metres. The keeper can stay calm because he misses completely. The ball went well over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Toulouse.
John Bostock (Toulouse) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Hakim Ben El Hadj has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle. Another situation results in a direct free kick for Strasbourg.
A long cross into the box finds Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse) unmarked, but his header from the edge of the six-yard box is wild and goes miles wide of the left post. The ball goes out of play and Strasbourg will have a goal kick.
Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse) jumps high inside the box to head the rebound towards the middle of the goal, but Matz Sels pulls off an amazing reflex save to keep the ball out of the net. Nice goalkeeping skill!
The first half has just begun.
The players are out at last! Toulouse will take the kick-off.
Hakim Ben El Hadj is introduced as the referee for today's match.
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