Toulouse have put together another solid month apart from a devastating result against Bayern Leverkusen. To start the month, Toulouse came away with 1-0 victories over Viktoria Pizen and Dijon FCO in poor performances before defeating relegation candidates US Orleans 3-1.
In the next match, Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage suffered the biggest loss in his managerial career with Bayern Leverkusen putting together a 6-1 destruction of Toulouse. To finish the month, Toulouse would put together two impressive victories in Ligue 1 over Olympique de Marseille and Stade de Reims.
William Matheus has found career best form this season and has managed to lift his game to another level this month, providing five assists during the month. The defining moment of the month for the 27-year-old Brazilian occurred this month against Stade de Reims where he contributed an incredible three assists.
Matheus has contributed eleven assists in sixteen matches so far, only two assists away from matching his tally in his previous two seasons.
Toulouse have found themselves on top of the Ligue 1 ladder, equal with Paris Saint-Germain on points but with two games in hand. AS Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais and AS Saint-Etienne sit below the top two sides and would require a good run of results to join the leading sides.
At the bottom end of the table, US Orleans and Angers SCO continue to fall behind the rest of the competition with Angers SCO still yet to win a game this season.
Despite currently sitting one point ahead of Bayern Leverkusen in Group G of the UEFA Champions League, Toulouse will go into the final set of fixtures as underdogs to advance to the next stage of the tournament.
Toulouse will be hoping for Viktoria Pizen to win their first match of the group stage against Bayern Leverkusen to assist them in qualifying, otherwise Toulouse will require a victory over Barcelona in order to progress.
Toulouse are set to play French Cup winners AS Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de la Ligue. It will be interesting to see how Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage approaches the Coupe de la Ligue considering the busy schedule of his club and that it is the only trophy in French football that he is yet to claim.
Bessile has suffered another injury, pulling his hamstring during training. The left back is expected to be out for two weeks. His position in the first team squad will certainly be under question at the end of the season based on his recent medical history.
A busy month awaits Toulouse in December, starting off with a Ligue 1 fixture against LOSC Lille before Barcelona arrive at Stadium Municipal in what is the final group match for Toulouse in the UEFA Champions League.
AS Saint-Etienne await Toulouse in the Coupe de la Ligue followed by an away fixture against En Avant de Guingamp. Toulouse then face OGC Nice in Ligue 1 twice inside a week with the two matches broken up by another Ligue 1 fixture against Stade Malherbe Caen. To finish the year, Toulouse will play in the French Cup with their opponent yet to be decided.