Ben Yedder Shows Toulouse Strikers The Way In Marseille Loss

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The Franco-Tunisian hitman was a genuine threat after coming on as a substitute against OM, unlike his wasteful colleagues.

The history books will forever read that Toulouse were decimated 6-1 by Olympique Marseille on Friday March 6 2015. They were, but it could have been a very different story had Wissam Ben Yedder started the match.

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While OM were devastatingly efficient in attack, Toulouse appeared toothless. Despite creating a large number of chances, they consistently failed to hit the target while in front of goal, particularly during the first hour of the match.

Aleksandar Pesic was particularly culpable, firing clean over the bar after finding himself through on goal, before hitting the framework of the goal with another effort.

His teammates were little better. Between them, forwards Martin Braithwaite and Adrien Regattin, midfielders Tongo Doumbia, Oscar Trejo and Dragos Grigore, and defender Francois Moubandje had a combined 14 shots-without hitting the target once, according to WhoScored.

Ben Yedder, in stark contrast, came on as a second-half substitute and managed a 100 percent shot accuracy, finding the net with one of his two efforts.

Surely, if Toulouse are to stand any chance of avoiding relegation, then coach Alain Casanova must return Ben Yedder to the first XI as soon as possible.

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