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Michael Olise, evening scorer, against Norway. www.imagephotoagency.it / PANORAMIC
In pain, the France team won against Norway (1-0). A victory that ensures qualification for the quarter-finals of this Euro at Les Bleuets.
After their inaugural victory against Italy last Thursday (2-1), the Bleuets made a very dull copy against Norway. Most of it was done by Sylvain Ripoll’s men who laboriously won 1-0. Qualified for the quarterfinals thanks to this success, they will be able to breathe against Switzerland next Wednesday (8:45 p.m.) and patiently await the identity of their opponent.
After a simply soporific first half where nothing was to be remembered, the Blueberries recovered after returning from the locker room. After ten more enterprising minutes, Michael Olise concluded a fine collective movement with a close recovery at the far post, following a cross from Amine Adli addressed from the left side (57th).
After the opener, Sylvain Ripoll made several changes and Rayan Cherki, Amine Gouiri, Elye Wahi and Bradley Barcola were able to bring a lot of dynamism to a team that was sorely lacking. Rayan Cherki above all distinguished himself and put a thorny question back on the table: should Sylvain Ripoll integrate the Lyonnais into the 11 by the end of the competition?
The Norwegians pushed in the last quarter of an hour, in vain. Lucas Chevalier was vigilant in the last moments and luck was with the French tonight in Cluj. The qualification is ured but the content was once again not convincing. We will have to show a better face this Wednesday against Switzerland (8:45 p.m.) before a necessarily more challenging quarter-final.