France blew Italy away in a one-sided first half, opening the scoring within the ninth minute although Grace Geyoro’s close-range end earlier than Marie-Antoinette Katoto doubled the lead a matter of minutes later.
Three objectives in eight minutes on the finish of the half ended Italy’s faint hopes of a comeback, with Delphine Cascarino’s highly effective effort from outdoors the realm making it three earlier than Geyoro wrapped up the primary hat-trick of the event.
France head coach Corinne Diacre performed down the importance of their 5-1 thumping of Italy of their Euro 2022 Group D opener, describing it as solely “the primary of six steps”.
Italy at the very least salvaged some delight with their second-half efficiency as Martina Piemonte’s header earned them a comfort.
Regardless of the way of the victory, Diacre was in no temper to get carried away.
She instructed a press convention: “It’s solely the primary recreation.
“That is solely the primary of six steps that we set out, so we’ll relaxation up and go once more.
“We’re staying centered, we’ve our heads down and it’s solely the primary recreation, we’ve 5 others. We wish to be vigilant.
“We needed to point out what we have been manufactured from from the primary recreation and hats off to my gamers, they have been performing strongly from the off.”
Diacre admitted even she didn’t anticipate to 5 objectives up by half-time.
“If somebody stated we’d be successful 5-0 at half-time, I’d say no, not towards Italy,” she stated. “We have to keep centered as we’re simply firstly of the journey.
Italy head coach Milena Bertolini stated her facet may take coronary heart from their second-half displaying.
She stated: “I didn’t anticipate to be trailing 5-0 on the break.
“We ready the sport totally different to the way it panned out, I feel the miss from Barbara (Bonansea early within the first half) truly obtained our hopes up that we may compete on a even footing and we will’t do this towards France.
“There are a variety of positives to emerge from this night. We’ll go once more with the perspective the women confirmed after the break, as a result of it’s not straightforward to enter the second half 5-0 down, however we have been in peril of getting a giant debacle.