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Delie double fires France to victory against Russia

Published: Friday 12 July 2013, 19.45CET
France 3-1 Russia
Marie-Laure Delie struck twice and Eugénie Le Sommer weighed in with another for Bruno Bini's side in their Group C win in Norrkoping.
by Chris Burke
from Nya Parken

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Match statistics

FranceRussia

Goals scored3
 
1
Total attempts22
 
4
Attempts on target12
 
2
off target8
 
2
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
6
Fouls suffered6
 
7

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Published: Friday 12 July 2013, 19.45CET

Delie double fires France to victory against Russia

France 3-1 Russia
Marie-Laure Delie struck twice and Eugénie Le Sommer weighed in with another for Bruno Bini's side in their Group C win in Norrkoping.

Marie-Laure Delie struck twice as France recorded the first win at UEFA Women's EURO 2013 by sweeping aside Russia in their opening Group C appointment.

Following a run of four consecutive draws at Sweden 2013, Delie fired her impressively composed side into a 2-0 lead at the break in Norrkoping, and they never looked like letting it slip. Instead, Eugénie Le Sommer added her team's third with the only sore point for Les Bleues a late Elena Morozova goal.

Playing on the 15th anniversary of their male counterparts' 1998 FIFA World Cup win, France were briefly given pause by Morozova's counterattacking guile, but were not subdued for long. Having already gone close via Gaëtane Thiney's long-range effort, Bruno Bini's charges quickly began bearing down with menace on Elvira Todua's goal.

The Russia No1 was fortunate that a Camille Abily effort came to her with the sting drawn by a deflection, but there was nothing she could do to stop Delie breaking the deadlock. With 21 minutes gone, France's lone striker brushed past Alla Sidorovskaya and thumped a bouncing ball into the far corner.

The new Paris Saint-Germain FC forward did not have to wait long for her second either. Unmarked as she received Le Sommer's low cross, Delie calmly controlled and finished – prompting Russia coach Sergei Lavrentyev to haul off Valentina Savchenkova and Elena Medved for Yulia Gordeeva and Anastasia Pozdeeva. Despite the switches, his busy keeper had to bat away a Le Sommer header on the cusp of half-time.

France did not relax their grip on the game after the restart, though there was noticeably less urgency about them until Bini brought on Élodie Thomis for Delie. The speedy Olympique Lyonnais winger soon carved out an opening for Élise Bussaglia, who shot straight at Todua, before Thiney also tested the custodian.

That was Thiney's final contribution before Louisa Necib – fit again after a hip injury – entered the fray, though it was Thomis' pace that opened up Russia for France's third. Rushing to the byline, she cut the ball back for Le Sommer to slot in.

With that, Les Bleues were even more comfortable – so comfortable, in fact, that Wendie Renard switched off and allowed Morozova to side-foot in with six minutes left.

Player of the match: Eugénie Le Sommer

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.52CET

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Lineups

France

France

Russia

Russia

16
BouhaddiSarah Bouhaddi (GK)
1
ToduaElvira Todua (GK)
2
RenardWendie Renard
5
PetrovaOlga Petrova
3
BoulleauLaure Boulleau
8
SavchenkovaValentina Savchenkova
Substitution35
4
GeorgesLaura Georges
10
TerekhovaElena Terekhova
6
SoubeyrandSandrine Soubeyrand (C)
Substitution76
11
SochnevaEkaterina Sochneva
7
FrancoCorine Franco
13
SidorovskayaAlla Sidorovskaya
8
BussagliaÉlise Bussaglia
15
KostyukovaAnastasia Kostyukova
Yellow Card23
9
Le SommerEugénie Le Sommer
Goal67
18
MedvedElena Medved
Substitution35
17
ThineyGaëtane Thiney
Substitution66
19
TsybutovichKsenia Tsybutovich (C)
18
DelieMarie-Laure Delie
Goal21
Goal32
Substitution61
20
KorovkinaNelli Korovkina
23
AbilyCamille Abily
23
MorozovaElena Morozova
Goal84

Substitutes

1
DevilleCéline Deville (GK)
12
GrichenkoYulia Grichenko (GK)
21
BenameurKarima Benameur (GK)
21
ShirokovaMargarita Shirokova (GK)
5
MeillerouxOphélie Meilleroux
2
GordeevaYulia Gordeeva
Substitution35
10
HenryAmandine Henry
3
StepanenkoEkaterina Stepanenko
11
SoyerJulie Soyer
4
DyachkovaMaria Dyachkova
12
ThomisÉlodie Thomis
Substitution61
6
BessolovaYulia Bessolova
13
CatalaCamille Catala
Substitution76
7
KurochkinaOlesya Kurochkina
14
NecibLouisa Necib
Substitution66
9
PozdeevaAnastasia Pozdeeva
Substitution35
Substitution68
15
Houara-D’HommeauxJessica Houara-D’Hommeaux
14
SkotnikovaTatiana Skotnikova
Substitution68
Yellow Card90
19
BretignySandrine Bretigny
16
PertsevaNatalia Pertseva
20
AsseyiViviane Asseyi
17
ShlyapinaNatalia Shlyapina
22
DelannoySabrina Delannoy
22
MakarenkoDaria Makarenko

Coach

Bruno Bini (FRA) Sergei Lavrentyev (RUS)

Referee

Jenny Palmqvist (SWE)

Assistant referees

Helen Karo (SWE), Tonja Paavola (FIN)

Fourth official

Esther Azzopardi (MLT)

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