#WU19EURO: France fightback to win final

France after winning the 2019 UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

France recovered form going behind early on against Germany to lift the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship trophy at St Mirren Park.

Nicole Anyomi opened the coring 6 minutes in when following up Melissa Kossler’s strike against the woodwork.

Sandy Baltimore had already out one effort over the top when she was again through on the left and this time managed to beat goalkeeper Wiebke Willebrandt her near post to equalise.

Gina-Marie Chmielinski tries an acrobatic effort on the French goal. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Anyomi might have started to think it wasn’t going to be her day when she was denied what looked a perfectly good second goal, before rifling a shot against the post that flew across the face of goal to safety.

French keeper Justine Lerond made some crucial saves, not least when denying Anyomi and Chimelinski in the latter stages.

Captain Maëlle Lakrar got the telling touch to a 73rd-minute corner with an inventive flick that found the back of the net and won Les Bleuettes the cup.

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