Toulouse FC will face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the Trophée des Champions at the Parc Des Princes. Here’s how the 2022-23 Coupe de France winners run to get to this point:
TFC’s quest started in the round of 64 against Lannion FC, where they won, 7-1 to set the tone for their run through the tournament. The next rounds showed them continuing their excellent form, defeating Ajaccio 2-0 in the round of 32 and later beating Reims 3-1 in the round of 16.
Their quarterfinal matchup against Rodez saw them record another resounding win, 6-1, solidifying their credentials as contenders for the title. In the semifinal, they had a more hard-fought battle against Annecy before eventually beating them, 2-1, showing their resilience – a trait very much needed for a tournament like this one.
The last step was a clash against Nantes in the final. Toulouse, in keeping with their level in the tournament to that point, decisively won the final, 5-1, with Dutch striker Thijs Dallinga finishing as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals to his name.
Their dominant tournament run, as well as their strong play in this year’s Europa League, should give them plenty of confidence in this fixture against Ligue 1 winners, PSG.