The 20-year-old began his 2021-22 season by defeating the Greens, who had their Gabonese star sent off. Reims defeated St. Etienne 2-0, with El Bilal Toure scoring his first Ligue 1 goal of the 2021-22 season. The 20-year-old, who is projected to make Mali's squad for next year's Africa Cup of Nations, snapped a 13-game goal drought as the Red and Whites rebounded from a 2-1 setback to Angers in their last match.
After losing their first three league games and allowing nine goals, St. Etienne travelled to Stade Auguste-Delaune hoping to put an end to their dreadful run. Hugo Ekitike was fouled in the penalty area by Etienne Green, and the Red and Whites were granted a penalty kick to start the game. Toure came up to take the subsequent kick, and he snatched the ball from goalkeeper Green.