13 Jun France v Norway Match Report, 12/06/2019, Ladies’s World Cup
France moved to the brink of qualification for the knockout part of the Ladies’s World Cup, beating Norway 2-1 in Good.
Eugenie Le Sommer’s controversial penalty spared Wendie Renard’s blushes after a calamitous personal aim, as Ladies’s World Cup hosts France beat Norway 2-1 to successfully seal a spot within the knockout part.
The entertaining contest was unsurprisingly even after the 2 sides cruised to wins of their respective opening matches, however France nearly did sufficient to depart themselves on the brink of qualification, with Le Sommer’s essential spot-kick the distinction.
Though the host nation struggled at occasions within the first half, they rode the Norway storm and took full benefit proper after half-time by the full of life Valerie Gauvin.
Renard put into her personal web quickly after, however France remained targeted and Le Sommer coolly dispatched a penalty, although Norway have been satisfied they have been harshly penalised after the spot-kick was awarded following a VAR overview.
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Norway loved a purposeful begin and went desperately shut within the 14th minute, however Ingrid Syrstad Engen’s near-post flick-on at a nook was crucially cleared off the road and over the crossbar by Amel Majri.
France responded and virtually discovered the online by Gauvin quickly after, however her back-heel from Kadidiatou Diani didn’t have sufficient energy to beat Ingrid Hjelmseth.
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Norway completed the half strongest, with Sarah Bouhaddi making a save to disclaim Ingrid Moe Wold, however France opened the scoring lower than a minute after the interval – Gauvin assembly Majri’s left-wing cross and firing beneath Hjelmseth.
A calamitous personal aim courtesy of Renard eight minutes later worn out the lead, nonetheless, because the Lyon star tapped into her personal web from Isabell Herlovsen’s low cross.
However Le Sommer bailed her out 18 minutes from time after Engen was adjudged to have adopted by on Marion Torrent, the transformed penalty leaving France with six factors from two video games, virtually definitely sufficient to see them into the following spherical.