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Women’s Euro 2022 – Les Bleues crush Italy (5-1) for their entry into the running

The French could not have dreamed of a better start. For their first match of Euro 2022 in Rotherham, they struck a blow by crushing Italy (5-1), fourteenth nation in the FIFA rankings. It all came together in the first period where Grace Geyoro, author of a hat-trick, was breathtaking. With the draw between Belgium and Iceland a little earlier this Sunday (1-1), France is already alone at the top of group D.

Euro 2022

“If someone had told me that we would lead 5-0 at half-time…”


Apart from a hot entry alert, masterfully repelled by Peyraud-Magnin (3rd), the Blues completely outclassed their opponents in this first act. Focused, applied and determined, they succeeded in almost everything they undertook. For a record of five goals at the break. Geyoro (1-0, 8th) and Katoto (2-0, 11th), both opportunists after a cross, initially showed the way perfectly.

“Geyoro, the unexpected offensive weapon but revealing the incredible offensive potential of Les Bleues”

A correction, then a logical release

The opportunities keep coming. Katoto even finds the post of the head (15th). Before the knockout with three goals in seven minutes. A powerful shot from 20 meters from Cascarino (3-0, 38th), followed by two new goals from Geyoro. A face-to-face won full of composure (4-0, 40th) and a resumption of the right to the penalty spot on a cross (5-0, 45th). The Habs completely flew over the debates and made an impression.

After such a display, it was logical to see the team loosen up a bit. At the same time as noticing the awakening of stung Italians, who did everything to reduce the score. They were rewarded for their efforts thanks to a victorious header from Piemonte (5-1, 76th), entered a few minutes earlier (74th). Bacha (90th+2) and Peyraud-Magnin (90th+5) then did what was necessary to preserve this good lead and the beautiful smiles at the end of the match. Enough to calmly approach the next meeting against Belgium, next Thursday (kick-off at 9 p.m.).

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The notes of Les Bleues: A Geyoro at the zenith, a Katoto at the rendezvous




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