Baltimore and Katoto secure Les Bleues' victory over England
The France Women's national team including Paris Saint-Germain's Perle Morroni, Sandy Baltimore, Grace Geyoro, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto came out as 3-1 winners over England on Friday 9 April in a friendly at the Stade Michel d’Ornano in Caen.
The five Rouge et Bleu players started the match, an opportunity for them to show their impact on the game. From a counter that Katoto started, Diani found Baltimore who scored with an excellent left-footed strike to pick up her second international goal in just her fourth cap and first start for her national side. Towards the end of the match, Diani secured a second assist of the evening when she found Katoto in the box, and the latter made no mistake and made it three goals for Les Bleues.
FRANCE - ENGLAND: 3-1 (1-0)
Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen)
Goals: Baltimore (32'), Asseyi (63' pen.) and Katoto (82') for France, Kirby (79' pen.) for England.
FRANCE: Peyraud-Magnin - Torrent (c) (Perisset, 85'), Tounkara, De Almeida, Morroni - Diani (Dali, 85'), Geyoro, Palis (Jaurèna, 60'), Baltimore - Katoto, Gauvin (Asseyi, 59'). Coach: Corinne Diacre.
ENGLAND: Roebuck - Daly, Greenwood (Charles, 46'), Walsh, Bright - Williamson (Wubben-Moy, 64'), Parris (Kelly, 46') - Scott (Nobbs, 73'), Kirby, Mead (Hemp, 64') - White (England, 74'). Coach: Hege Riise.
Prestation solide de nos Bleues qui l’emportent 3-1 face à l’Angleterre 👊 Rendez-vous mardi prochain pour le second choc du rassemblement, contre les Etats-Unis ! #FRAANG #FiersdetreBleues pic.twitter.com/AEZ1EyvD0l— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) April 9, 2021