FOOTBALL / Quarter-final: Les Bleues win against the Dutch


After 5 consecutive eliminations in the quarter-finals, Corinne Deacon's Bleues finally broke this bad spell with a victory against the defending champions, the Netherlands. The goal of deliverance arrived at the very end of the match, in extra time, with the penalty converted by Ève Perisset. They are in the semi-finals of the Euro. 

The tension will have lasted the whole meeting and even more during the extra time, that is to say 120 minutes in total. Despite a one-sided match totally mastered by the Blues, the Dutch extended the suspense until the end of the match. 

Heroic in defense and sometimes helped by the amounts, the players of the Netherlands postponed the deadline for a very long time against the unleashed Blues. Moreover, the statistics of the meeting confirm the extreme domination of the French. Les Bleues shot on goal 33 times during the game, against 9 times for the Dutch, including only one on target. 

After several saves on the goal line, the Dutch snatched extra time. The entry into play in the second half of the young Selma Bacha, voted best player of the meeting, had boosted the game of the Blues a little more. The deliverance came at the end of the first half of extra time. 

After a nice through pass, Diani was broke in the penalty area. It was Eve Perisset who successfully converted the penalty. At the end of the English night, the French qualified for the semi-finals. They have an appointment on Wednesday with the German selection, which has not conceded a goal since the start of the competition. _pc


Tuesday July 26: England – Sweden at 15 p.m.

Wednesday July 27: France – Germany at 15 p.m.


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