Grace Geyoro hat-trick leads France to 5-1 win over Italy
During the entire 2021/22 season, French midfielder Grace Geyoro scored four league goals
for her club Paris Saint-Germain. She scored three first-half goals on Sunday to lead her side to a 5-1 defeat of Italy in France's Euro 2022 opener.
She became the first ever player to score a hat-trick in the first half of a Women's Euro match, while France became the first team to score five goals before half-time
a performance that justified their status as one of the favorites to win. tournament.
Geyoro opened the scoring after nine minutes,
capitalizing on a mistake by the Italian defense to score a goal.
Star striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto doubled France's lead just three minutes
later as Italy scrambled down the wings to equalize for Les Bleues.
"We started the game well.
We managed to get a lot of chances and put them behind, so there is a lot of satisfaction," Geyoro told UEFA.com after the match.
My teammates helped me with great crosses. I'm happy with my performance, but it's a collective effort."
France converted five of seven shots on goal.