Dupraz hails ‘heroic’ players after comeback

Toulouse conjured up a spectacular escape in the final match of the Ligue 1 season, scoring twice in the final 12 minutes to beat hosts Angers and avoid relegation.

Toulouse supporters could be forgiven for feeling that the night was simply not going to be their's after Danish forward Martin Braithwaite failed to score an equaliser from the penalty spot midway into the second half.

The equaliser did come eventually, but, in conceding a second, Pascal Dupraz's side left themselves with what many thought too much to do in the last 27 minutes of the match.

Les Pitchouns rallied, however, scoring on the 78th and 80th minute for a 3 – 2 victory, snatching Ligue 1 survival from Stade de Reims, who had just earlier completed a memorable 4 -1 win over second-placed Lyon.

"The players are heroic," Dupraz said after the match.

"For the last two months I said to them that the exploit was possible. Bravo to Wissam [Ben Yedder], who beat the club scoring record.

"Bravo to 'Bozo le Clown' [Braithwaite]. He missed a penalty and apologized to the squad at half-time. We took him in our arms. That was the foundation act of staying up. And bravo to [match winner] Bodiger."

Wissam Ben Yedder confirmed via Twitter after the match that he would be leaving Toulouse, as many expected him to do.

The 25-year-old scored 17 goals and provided five assists in 34 league appearances, and is reportedly being tracked by Naoli and Tottenham Hotspur.

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