20-year-old Chaibi, who had been on the bench, scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute to set up a matchup with Nantes. Who defeated Lyon on Wednesday, on April 29 in Paris.
“That will always be a remembrance in my mind. The coach anticipates it from the stand-ins. We’re excited to visit the Stade de France “Chaibi spoke with “beIN Sports” presenter.
Despite a boisterous 13,500 home fans, the Ligue 2 hosts had dropped three games since their unexpected quarterfinal victory over Marseille on March 1 and started Toulouse, who was promoted this season, poorly. Ten minutes before halftime, the guests—who are owned by US investment company RedBird Capital Partners—made the most of their advantage.
Zakaria Aboukhlal of Morocco scored his fourth goal in as many cup games this season by heading home low down at the front post after Dutch midfielder Branco van den Boomen broke down the right. In the fourth minute of the first half’s additional time, Annecy responded.
Gabriel Suazo fouled Alexy Bosetti in the penalty area. The 29-year-old, who has traveled extensively, converted from the spot into the bottom corner. After graduating from the Nice academy, Bosetti, who has played for the USA and Norway, received a yellow card for celebrating the goal by stripping off his shirt.
Rafael Ratao, a Brazilian player who had played professional football for just one season, was substituted by Chaibi with 25 minutes remaining by Toulouse coach Philippe Montanier. The substitution secured his side’s spot in the championship with five minutes remaining. He scored his third goal in the competition this year after chipping Annecy goalkeeper Thomas Callens.
The home team believed they had forced extra time, but 90 seconds into the seven minutes of added time, substitute Moise Sahi’s half-volley from 30 meters was disallowed for offside.
Toulouse, a mid-table team in Ligue 1, hung on to achieve their first final participation since winning the cup in 1957 despite Annecy’s late onslaught.