UEFA Women’s EURO 2022: France defeat Dutch with extra-time penalty

France beat Dutch in WEURO2022 q/f
Player of the match Selma Bacha celebrates after France win Quarter Final tie. (Richard Callis/SPP/Panoramic)

France reached the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 semi-finals after finally making the breakthrough against the Netherlands.

Setting the , Daphne van Domselaar turned away a sliced clearance and did well to save Delphine Cascarino’s powerful strike.

Sandie Toletti blazed a great chance wide of the Dutch goal and when the Netherlands failed to clear a corner, Cascarino fizzed a volley against the post.

Melvine Malard looked set to score but Stephanie van de Gragt cleared off the line, the same player later keeping out a Grace Geyoro shot.

In the second half, Van Domselaar tipped over a Selma Bacha effort and from the resulting corner turned Wendie Renard’s header round the post.

Goalkeeper Daphne Van Domselaar (16 Netherlands)
Netherlands keeper Daphne van Domselaar makes another save. (Richard Callis/SPP/Panoramic)

Geyoro missed a great opportunity heading wide in the last five minutes, Van Domselaar ensured extra-time with a superb tip round the upright from Renard’s header.

In the 102nd minute France were awarded a spot-kick after a pitchside monitor check, for Janssen’s tackle on  Kadidiatou Diani.

Eve Perisset converted to set up a clash with Germany in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.

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