France burst through Slovakia dam

Slovakia 0-6 France
The hosts' resistance ended spectacularly as France broke their duck by scoring six times after the interval.

France earned their first section victory against Slovakia
France earned their first section victory against Slovakia ©Sportsfile
  • Marie-Antoinette Katoto comes off the bench at half-time and scores hat-trick
  • Katoto opens scoring by heading in Delphine Cascarino's cross on 49 minutes
  • Clare Mateo doubles lead by converting Perle Morroni's square ball
  • Morroni is the provider again on 53 minutes, teeing up Katoto for her second
  • Morroni adds fourth herself before Katoto capitalises on an error to make it five
  • Cascarino nets France's sixth with a delightful curled chip from inside the box
  • France move onto three points in section but Slovakia beaten again
  • Next Group A matches on Monday: Norway v Slovakia, Netherlands v France

Gilles Eyquem, France coach
I'm satisfied by that, and for what it means overall in the group. It was a bit of a nervous first half but we changed things tactically at half-time and that helped us to achieve our main objective, which was to score goals. I thought Marie-Antoinette Katoto was an influential presence on the pitch and brought a lot to the attack. I think it gives us a good position and there will be a little less pressure going into the last game against the Netherlands.