The French women’s team crushes Estonia 9-0 for their first match since the Euros

The French women's team crushes Estonia 9-0 for their first match since the Euros
For their first match since Euro-2022, France won without flinching against Estonia with a score of 9-0.
FRANCK FIFE / AFP For their first match since Euro-2022, France won without flinching against Estonia with a score of 9-0.

FRANCK FIFE / AFP

For their first match since Euro-2022, France won without flinching against Estonia with a score of 9-0.

FOOTBALL – One month after the disappointment in the semi-finals of the Eurothe Blues offered themselves a faultless return, without adversity, in weak Estonia (9-0) this Friday, September 2 with a team of “hairdressers” usual in which Ouleymata Sarr stood out.

The calendar sent the formation of Corinne Deacon in Tallinn to continue and almost complete its qualifying campaign for the 2023 World Cup. The French, with their ticket already in their pocket at kick-off, have chained a ninth success in nine matches.

“We have already met in the past matches which were so simple on paper, and where we had made the task more difficult on the ground. Today that was not the case, so the team is growing despite everything.savored the coach.

The victory was expected, after the scathing 11-0 inflicted in the first leg, and the meeting was mainly to serve to see in action the usual substitutes, nicknamed “hairdressers” in soccer jargon. Hawa Cissoko, glued to the bench during the Euro, was thus associated in the axis of the defense with Aïssatou Tounkara, who wore the armband in the absence of the captain Wendie Foxforfeit on injury during this course.

Lateral Marion Torrent snatched up playing time, being as hard-hitting at the front as quiet behind, against opponents at a much lower level, pulled even further down by two expulsions, one in each period (16th and 58th ).

Bordeaux midfielder Ella Palis also had fun, like Kenza Dali who scored from the penalty spot (17th, 2-0) and scored (47th, 6-0), or Clara Matéo, scorer from the penalty spot (59th, 7 -0) then on a delicious strike from outside the right (67th, 8-0).

Sarr shines in the tricolor jersey

The big winner of the day, however, is called Ouleymata Sarr, so frustrating to the euro, so dazzling in Tallinn. The center-forward of Paris FC shone with a quadruple of beautiful invoice, in addition to having caused the penalty and the first expulsion.

In England, “Perhaps it was not the right time, she may have put too much pressure on herself, in any case this evening she was able to respond present”, noted Deacon. “During the Euro, I was not at my level” due to physical glitches, “there I feel better, my foot no longer hurts, I play liberated and it has been seen”, pointed out the person concerned.

The 26-year-old opened her right foot to exploit a serve from Sakina Karchaoui (24th, 3-0), headed in a cross from Torrent (29th, 4-0), sent a firecracker from outside the surface (45th, 5-0) and executed an acrobatic and well-balanced recovery (47th, 6-0).

Admittedly, his festival comes against a very weak opponent, 106th nation in the FIFA rankings, in a meeting of relative interest. But he will bring a welcome confidence to the scorer, in the hard at the Euro when it was necessary to replace the N.9 star Marie-Antoinette Katoto, seriously injured and forced to withdraw.

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