Tops / Flops France-Italy: Geyoro masterful, sad Italy

After the clear success of the Blue against the Italians in the Euro, find out what caught the attention of the editorial staff.


Geyoro, the return

On June 21, during training in Clairefontaine, Grace Geyoro, with tears, feared that the Euro would pass under her nose due to an injury to her left knee. Fortunately, nothing happened and this Sunday, the Paris SG player offered a XXL performance. Getting a great hat-trick. But not only. In the match, the midfielder has improved almost all the balls she has touched. And her third goal is a symbol of the excellence of her performance as she is the one who started the action recovering a good ball. Before being at the end of the action, a delicious shot into the small net of a stunned Italian goalkeeper.

Peyraud-Magnin, the parade that changes everything

If women’s football continues to progress, one position is its symbol: that of goalkeeper. For her first major competition in the No. 1 role, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin proved it at the start of the match. In an exceptional standing parade, in a one-on-one against the Italian Bonansea. Impossible to say with certainty that the appearance of the meeting would have been different. But obviously, Juventus’ last bastion hurt their club mates by making this decisive stop. Not to mention a final parade in discount time at your fingertips. A very good start and a very good end. The ideal setting for your confidence in the face of the rest of the competition.

The first period of the blues

Vietnam-Italy, almost the same struggle. Nine days ago, during her last warm-up game in Orleans, Corinne Deacon’s daughters dispersed the Vietnamese defense in a puzzle version scoring six goals in the first act. By then, everyone had insisted on at least both French merits and Asian weakness. However, this Sunday, Italy has also gone to the blue-white-red modeler. This raises the total number of goals scored by France to 15 in three games. Including 12 in the first period. Almost a trademark. Defensively, during the first period, the Blues sometimes swayed a bit, but nothing more. And offensively, it was a recital with solutions coming from everywhere.


The Italian shipwreck

Hard to live a worse start than the first 45 minutes offered by the Italians on a defensive level. Forgetting the blessed time of the catenaccio loved by La Botte, the evening in Roterham was rather under the theme of open doors. With early Christmas gift option. At 33, Sara Gama has no shortage of experience. However, the Juve boss did exactly what young children should not do: gently push a ball into the middle. Hence the opening of Geyoro. Before the Italian goalkeeper Giuliani transformed a well-started center to be innocuous in … Katoto’s decisive pass. And beyond the goals conceded, the Italian rearguard will have been amazed by their naivete, their indolence, so far from the traditional transalpine canyons.

A second more tasteless part

Can we really blame Les Bleues for not being able to light the second act like the first? If coach Corinne Deacon had insisted, before the restart, on the need to “stay serious and continue what has worked so well,” her daughters failed to maintain the same level, leaving the Italians to leave. of the head. and win the second period (0-1). Nothing very serious, although this scenario had already been seen in preparation against Vietnam (6-0 at halftime, 7-0 at the end). In short, the most worrying thing could be the level of substitutes, who did not show much. Now, if the blues still get first periods like this Sunday evening, no one will be demanding …

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