Considering that Toulouse is two games into their league program, and arguably ahead of Liverpool in terms of preparation, the temperature could be a significant factor in the third qualifying round.
Toulouse skipper Nikolas Dieuze said "Given how hot it will be, and the fact we have had more preparation time than them, we hope we can make them suffer." He added "We have great faith in our coach, we will follow his instructions. Baup knows all about European football and he can guide us to something special."
It is Toulouse's first opportunity into European competition in about 20 years, after Elie Baup guided them to a third place in the French league last term.
With striker Johan Elmander back in form after scoring on Saturday, Baup's biggest concern comes at centre-back where regular pairing Dominique Arribage and Daniel Congre have long-term injuries and Hirita Ilunga is suspended. Now he is thinking on giving a solution to that, but it wont be difficult since they got very good players.
For Toulouse, it is their first time in the Champions League, and they qualified under controversial circumstances as they moved from seventh to third on the last day. They had a poor run-in, losing four on the trot but their luck turned on the week before the last weekend of the campaign.