The extra-sporting context was particular before this France – North Macedonia in Orleans. Contaminated by the coronavirus, the coach Corinne Deacon was absent from the internship and led this match from her home in relation with her assistants. Eric Blahic was on the bench. The last few days have also been marked by controversy after Deacon’s decision not to select his captain Amandine Henry. Several Lyonnaises had stepped up to criticize the choice of the coach, rekindling tensions between her and OL. Wendie Renard and Amel Majri were the most vocal. Their absence from the starting XI inevitably raised questions…. But on the field, there was not really a match since the Blue won (11-0).
What to remember: one more step towards the Euro
After barely five minutes of play, the France team was already leading 2-0. The rest was a real demonstration where all the offensive players took part in this festival. In the first leg, the Blue had already won (7-0) in North Macedonia. They take a step closer to qualifying for the Euro by taking the lead in Group G on the goal difference before their decisive shock in Austria on Tuesday.
The number: 10
The number of seconds that elapsed between the kick-off and the first goal scored by Valérie Gauvin on a cross from her former teammate in Montpellier Elisa De Almeida (ex-Paris FC). It is quite simply the fastest goal in the history of the French women’s team. Gauvin scores his 16th goal in 32 caps.
The player: Eugénie Le Sommer
Promoted captain in the absence of her teammate in Lyon, Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer offered herself a quadruple. She now has 86 goals in 173 selections with the Blue. She had already surpassed the record of 81 goals held by Marinette Pichon (1994-2007) last month by scoring a brace against the same opponent.
FRANCE – NORTH MACEDONIA 11-0 (5-0).
Goals: Gauvin (1st), Le Sommer (5th, 21st, 73rd, 79th), De Almeida (39th), Diani (45th + 1), Asseyi (54th), Geyoro (60th, 63rd), D. Cascarino (76th).
FRANCE : Peyraud-Magnin – E. Cascarino, De Almeida, Tounkara, Karchaoui (Morroni, 59th) – Bilbault (Dali, 68th), Geyoro, Le Sommer (cap.) – Asseyi (Katoko, 69th), Gauvin (Jean Francois, 79th) , Diani (D. Cascarino, 59th). Entr. : Blahic.
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