Defender Wendie Renard’s personal purpose virtually ruined France’s victory however Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty eased the hosts feelings as Les Bleues claimed the second consecutive victory in Group A of the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup right here on Wednesday after narrowing previous Norway 2-1.
The 2 groups had one assembly in World Cup earlier than as we speak’s match, Norway managed a 2-Zero victory. Within the first spherical, France crashed South Korea 4-Zero whereas Norway additionally loved a 3-Zero victory over Nigeria.
Evaluating with the earlier recreation, each side had one change within the beginning lineup, France changed Delphine Cascarino with Valerie Gauvin whereas Norway dropped Lisa-Marie Utland in favor of Karina Saevik.
It was dramatic that an assistant referee’s flag gave the impression to be malfunctioning minutes into the sport, so the gamers had a brief break in play because it was changed.
Norway pressed excessive after the sport, attempting to make use of their aggression and tempo to good impact. The away aspect had a wise nook kick within the 14th minute, but Ingrid Syrstad Engen’s header was diverted by Amel Majri.
France switched the scenario after 20 minutes, Kadidiatou Diani hit Norway’s left aspect at lightening velocity, however her poor passing let her teammates hardly ever get on the tip of the ball.
Norway’s Ingrid Moe Wold’s angled drive after an awesome teamwork was too weak to shock goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi earlier than the halftime.
The hosts broke the impasse simply seconds into the second half, Majri swung in a cross from the left, Gauvin acquired in entrance of her marker to faucet the ball into the web.
The Norwegians pulled the leveler eight minutes later with a stroke of luck, Wendie Renard who scored two targets on Friday night time surprisingly tapped Isabell Herlovsen’s cross into her personal internet.
France’s gamers Marion Torrent was tripped down by Engen within the field on the 70 minutes, the referee awarded the hosts a penalty after viewing the VAR. Le Sommer stepped as much as coolly covert it. Le Sommer’s effort was France’s first penalty on the Ladies’s World Cup and the ahead has now joined Marie-Laure Delie as their all-time highest scorer on the event, with 5.
The 1995 champions tried to tug backed once more however they offered little menace to France’s purpose.
France continued their dominance in Group with 6 factors whereas Norway and Nigeria trailing behind.
France set to tackle Nigeria within the closing spherical of group stage on 17th whereas Norway play in opposition to South Korea.