Victorious Saturday of the same opponent (2-0), the France team won by the same score. This Tuesday, again at the Symphorien stadium in Metz, a victory that took longer to emerge for the players of Corinne Deacon.
What you must remember
Deprived of Amandine Henry (calf), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (thigh), Oriane Jean-François (ankle) and Eugénie Le Sommer, tested positive for Covid-19, the French have carried out a large workforce review. Compared to the first confrontation against the Swiss on Saturday, Corinne Deacon has changed almost everything. Tactically, she went from a 3-4-3 to a 4-4-2 on Tuesday. A change that did not pay off in the first period despite a clear stranglehold on the game. By controlling the match, the Blues failed to weigh on a Swiss team, led by Parisian Ramona Bachmann. Apart from a strike from Sandie Toletti (38th), Charlotte Bilbault’s teammates were not very dangerous. Change of scenery after the break. With the entry in particular of the Parisian, Sandy Baltimore, France has gained in depth of play.
The player: Wendie Renard
The Lyonnaise is stainless. Author of a double after another goal scored on Saturday, the defender scored her 27th and 28th goals for Blue in 123 caps. Like Saturday, Wendie Renard unblocked the situation by scoring a header on a free kick from Eve Périsset (77th). She does not let anyone register the penalty obtained by Parisian Kadidiatou Diani (90th + 1).
The number: 15
This Tuesday evening, against the 19th world, France lined up a 15th game without defeat. We must go back to June 28, 2019 with the elimination of the Blue against the future American world champions in the quarter-finals (1-2) to find the trace of the last defeat of the French. Since then, they have won 13 wins and 2 draws. Better, this Tuesday, France chained an eighth game without conceding a goal.
“We tried things. If we don’t try in preparation matches, we won’t do it in competition, that’s for sure. There were some good things and some not so good in the first half. We were able to react at the start of the second half. There have been some interesting entries. A better second half and with the satisfaction of winning this match. “
Corinne Deacon, coach of the Bleues at the microphone of W9.