2019 Women's World Cup: France beat Norway 2-1

2019 Women's World Cup: France beat Norway 2-1
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By Lauren Chadwick
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France beat Norway in Nice on Wednesday night.


France beat Norway 2-1 on Wednesday in Group A after scoring two goals in the second half.

This is France's second win in Group A after defeating South Korea in the tournament's opening match 4-0.

At half time, the game was goalless despite an energetic start from both sides.

France's Valérie Gauvin scored the first goal one minute into the second half. The Montpellier centre-forward did not start against South Korea in the opening match.

Norway's equaliser came from an own goal scored by France's Wendie Renard as she charged towards a sweeping cross to try and divert it into touch. But her touch let her down.

However, Eugénie Le Sommer spared her blushes and scored a penalty for France in the 72nd minute to bring the score to 2-1.

Valérie Gauvin was named player of the match.

France will play Nigeria on Monday at 9 pm CEST in their last match of the group stage.

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