Les Bleues defeated within the closing by Spain | EUROtoday

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LThe problem was too nice. Still searching for a primary main title, the French girls's crew suffered the legislation of the Spanish world champions on Wednesday in Seville within the closing of the League of Nations (2-0), 5 months from the last word goal of the Olympic Games Paris. The Blues, who had been taking part in their first closing of a global competitors after a stable victory towards Germany within the semi-final (2-1), as soon as once more got here throughout somebody stronger than them.

As towards Australia within the quarter-finals of the 2023 World Cup, or previously towards the United States, Hervé Renard's gamers might solely notice {that a} class of hole nonetheless separated them from the very massive nations. Because Spain, the primary crew within the FIFA rankings, is certainly one. This night, Jenni Hermoso and her teammates demonstrated, because the Tigres striker wished at a press convention, that they had been “champions in every sense of the word”.READ ALSO The tops and flops of French sport in 2023

Totally dominated technically and bodily, the Blues merely didn’t exist within the assembly and will do nothing other than attempting to withstand the Iberian assaults. The central hinge, as soon as once more made up of Griedge Mbock and Maëlle Lakrar as a result of lack of captain Wendie Renard, who till now managed to muzzle the FC Barcelona nugget Salma Paralluelo, ended up cracking after half an hour of play.

Bonmati above the others

Ballon d'Or Aitana Bonmati did what is predicted of nice gamers in main occasions: being there in the correct place on the proper time to open the scoring (thirty third, 1-0) on a cross from Olga Carmona . Logically led, the French crew, pissed off and and not using a answer like captain Eugénie Le Sommer, returned headlong to the locker room with none shot tried.

The La Roja gamers, pushed by the “España, España” of hundreds of Andalusian households, continued to develop their passing sport till doubling the lead within the second half with a brand new positioned assault concluded by Mariona Caldentey (53rd, 2 -0) in the course of a very passive protection. It then took two good outings from Juventus goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin on the toes of Paralluelo to stop the match from turning into an illustration (54th, 84th).

The French awakening didn’t happen, and the sport ended to the “olé” of the Andalusian public, who exulted on the closing whistle, able to rejoice their champions a second time.