Euro 2022 Women – The notes of the Azzurre against Germany: Bacha shook the coconut tree, it sank only the middle

From our special correspondent in Milton Keynes,

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin: 5

He started the game with a well-felt intervention (13th) before pulling out the big game on an opponent’s free-kick (22nd). In his game, however, he can do nothing about the two German goals. He does not miss the he Euro but he misses this parade that changes everything.

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L’Antisèche: Again this damned inefficiency, but something has been created


  • In short: a great save but two goals in the bag

Eve Perisset: 3.5

How complicated it was. So incisive in chickens, the right has suffered throughout a first period in the form of a nightmare with bad crosses, burning lost balls but above all this center where it is eaten by Popp (40 °). His second bout was better, but his contribution was disappointing.

  • In short: The heroine of the neighborhood did not live her half well …

Eve Perisset, knocked on Popp’s door

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Mbock grid: 5

In her duel against Popp she has long been incisive (34th). Despite some deep fears (6th, 50th), she never lost her serenity and even saved her twice (70th, 76th). But she suffered the impact of Popp, who plays the shot beautifully, on the second goal (75th).

  • In short: a lost duel that changes everything

Wendie Fox: 5.5

His first major aerial intervention set the tone (2nd). He was in all fights, with undisputed authority in the duel (23, 35). In the defensive phase, however, he leaves too much space for the center forward of the opening (42nd). In attack, he still offered himself many opportunities, including this perfectly saved header (64th).

  • In short: a still frustrating Euro.

Wendie Renard against Germany

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Sakina Karchaoui: 4

Clearly less pungent. Her climbs were all too rare but for a long time she was careful not to leave too much room for her opponents. With no solution in between, she sometimes had trouble reviving. Saving her at the end of the game isn’t enough to save a game that’s too discreet.

  • In short: he ran out of fuel

Grace Geyoro: 5

Of all the backgrounds, she was the one who played her game the most, her ability to put a bit of a binder in the tricolor animation was useful in some sequences (17, 32, 58) but she also suffered from facing the impact. . Physically, she ended up giving up.

  • In short: he can do better but comes out with honors

A crushing blow but many reasons for hope …

Charlotte Bilbaut: 3

He found someone to talk to on a “fighting spirit” level with the Germans. His start of the race, with a direct commitment from six meters and a big mistake (2nd) symbolizes a game spent running a lot, shooting a lot but without stopping long. He was systematically under pressure with the ball and limited the Blues to the first by multiplying the ball hits.

  • In short: his worst Euro game, at the worst moment.

Charlotte Bilbaut against Germany

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Sandie Toletti: 3.5

It was a test from start to finish. Inaccurate in the passages (10 °, 60 °), she was late in her interventions, she lacked the precision that usually characterizes her. As a result, she disappeared from circulation and never weighed on the fate of her game. His header deviation for Diani on the equalizer saves a very delicate overall performance. If the Blues fought in the middle, she is no stranger to it.

  • In short: unrecognizable.

Replaced by Ouleymata Sarr (80th)

Kadidiatou Diani: 5.5

Attentive in the defensive phase in the first period, which explains this low position, he waited to pass on axis to finally show himself. His spontaneous goal delighted MK Stadium and allowed the Bleues to return unscathed from a complicated first period (45th). The second period was the summary of his game: many differences (53rd) but not always the right choices, as on this shot from a tight angle while Geyoro was waiting for the offer in the middle (67th).

  • In short: decisive but still frustrating …

Kadidiatou Diani

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Melvine Malard: 3.5

As against Holland, he did not try to hide. But in this semifinal with a knife, he was inside. Despite some interesting deviations (13th, 29th), he couldn’t find his pace, being often out of time (9th, 13th). He regained some bite by finishing left. Not enough to avoid going out during the break …

  • In short: a small competition for the poster.

Replaced at half-time by Selma Bacha.

Selma Bacha: 6

At the first ball he sends a deep pass for Geyoro (46th). Her energy has been a lifeline for Les Bleues and the highlight of the Tricolores comes from her. She has the 2-1 goal at the end of her foot but a German defender saves the situation (64th). Her quality on a free kick was invaluable. Her spontaneous shot would have deserved a better fate (79th).

  • In short: the revelation, on and off the pitch, of this Euro for Les Bleues.

Delphine Cascarino: 5.5

For a long time it was the boldest of the French side. Despite a strict marking of the German defense, she managed in many sequences to get out of the trap in the small perimeter. Her dribbling sense was a constant threat, but she lacked spontaneity (22nd) or precision in making the decision (43rd).

  • In short: we would have liked to see it longer …

Replaced by Clara Matéo (61a)whose overtaking direction caused some dangerous situations but who missed his comeback at a crucial moment (85th).

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And in the end Germany wins


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The eleven of the Azzurri against Germany: Malard holder, Bacha on the bench


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