France in particular made a big impression in the first half. It was already 5-0 in the first half why blue† Congo-born midfielder Grace Giroud (25) from Paris Saint-Germain was the surprising star with three goals in the first half, in the 9th, 40th and 45th minutes. In doing so, she scored 11 goals in fifty caps for France.
The two strikers Marie Antoinette Catoto (Paris Saint-Germain) and Delphine Cacharino (Olympique Lyon) were the other top scorers in the 12th and 38th minutes.
Three years ago, France and Italy reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 World Cup, the host nation lost France 2-1 to the world champions United States, then Italy lost 2-0 to the Netherlands.
Italy succeeded in the second half that the shame did not get greater. In the 63rd minute, veteran captain Sarah Gama appeared to receive a red card immediately after she went into a duel, but the VAR saved her and was allowed to return to the field after receiving a yellow card. With 11 against 11, Italian substitute Martina Piemonti (AC Milan) made a 5-1 action fifteen minutes before the end of the match, as a small plaster on the wound.
Earlier in the evening, Belgium and Iceland (1-1) already played the first match in Group D, where the opponents of Orange will be eliminated in the quarter-finals if the European champions manage to move past the group stage.
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