Kiwi Ben Blair booted Cardiff Blues into the Heineken Cup semi-finals - and ended French interest in this season's competition - with a 9-6 win against Toulouse.
Blair’s penalty hat-trick secured a last-four clash - also at the Millennium Stadium - against previous tournament winners Leicester or Bath early next month.
And it means there will be no French semi-final representation for only a second time in the Heineken Cup’s 14-year history.
The Blues, transformed from a team smashed 41-17 by Toulouse at the same quarter-final stage last term, deserved their victory.
They kept their composure throughout a tryless, but gripping, encounter, inspired by towering performances from skipper Paul Tito, flanker Martyn Williams and prop Gethin Jenkins.
Former All Blacks full-back Blair decided it though, slotting three penalties from five attempts, while Frederic Michalak and David Skrela kicked a penalty apiece for Toulouse.
Toulouse, beaten by Munster in last season’s Millennium Stadium final, threw everything at Cardiff as the clock ticked down.
But their stunning array of Test match talent drew a blank against a Blues outfit that collectively tackled itself to a virtual standstill.