- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- Bøe RisaMaanum90'
- WoldSkinnes Hansen86'
- Le Sommer (P)72'
- Le Sommer56'
- Renard (o.g.)54'
France (W) - Norway (W)
Women's World Cup - 12 June 2019
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FULL-TIME: Relief for France, who make it two wins from two, edging past Norway in Group A. For the full match report, check out www.eurosport.co.uk - thanks for joining us.
- OffVilde Bøe RisaNorway (W)
- OnFrida MaanumNorway (W)
NORWAY SUB: A last throw of the dice from Norway, as Frida Maanum takes the place of Risa.
There will be FOUR minutes of additional time!
Into the final minute of the 90. France are almost there...
Cascarino weaves her way into the penalty area but her cross is ahead of both of her team mates in the middle.
That's the talking point of the game at the moment, but Norway have four minutes left of normal time, plus whatever is added, to change the narrative.
Looking back on the replay of the penalty incident - there is an argument that Engen won the ball first and the slow-motion made the incident look much worse than it actually was. Then again, she did follow through on Torrent and it was rather clumsy.
- OffValérie GauvinFrance (W)
- OnDelphine CascarinoFrance (W)
FRANCE SUB: Delphine Cascarino replaces the opening-goalscorer Gauvin.
- OffGaëtane ThineyFrance (W)
- OnCharlotte BilbaultFrance (W)
FRANCE SUB: Charlotte Bilbaut comes off the bench to replace Thiney.
Frannce are controlling the game quite well. There is still plenty of time left for Norway, however. And Les Bleus are dropping deeper.
Into the last 10 minutes - do Norway have anything left in the tank?
Should it have been a penalty? The decision to award Les Bleus a spot-kick will divide opinion.
- OffKarina SævikNorway (W)
- OnLisa-Marie UtlandNorway (W)
NORWAY SUB: Lisa-Marie Utland replaces Saevik as the 'visitors' try to conjure up a second equaliser.
Le Sommer has now equalled Marie-Laure Delie as Les Bleues' top scorer at the World Cup with five goals.
- Goal by penaltyEugénie Le SommerFrance (W)
GOAL! France 2-1 Norway: Le Sommer grabs her second goal of the tournament and France's second of the night with a well-taken penalty. She slides it below the goalkeeper with a perfectly-placed effort to the left.
- Yellow cardIngrid Syrstad EngenNorway (W)
PENALTY TO FRANCE! Engen missed her clearance, catching Torrent on the follow-through... and after a lengthy stoppage the referee awards the penalty! Engen is booked as well.
VAR IN USE! France pounce on a Thorisdottir mistake in the Norway defence, before Torrent is caught by a late Engen challenge inside the box... What is the referee going to give here?
The game has hit something of a lull as both sides try to catch their breath. Still plenty of time.
Henry does well to get away from her marker and feed Diani who forces yet another France corner. The home support are growing increasingly loud as the hosts begin to find their groove once more after conceding such a shocking equaliser.
France win a corner and Renard has a chance to redeem herself - she climbs high but the cross is a whisker too high.
SHOT! Diani is fouled by Thorisdottir on the edge of the box but the referee plays advantage and Gauvin shoots tamely at the goalkeeper from a decent position.
- Yellow cardEugénie Le SommerFrance (W)
YELLOW CARD! Le Sommer goes into the book - the first player of the night to do so.
That really is a shocking own-goal. Comical at best, criminal at worst.
- Own-goalWendie RenardFrance (W)
GOAL! France 1-1 Norway: An own-goal lets Norway back into the game! Renard - France's heroine of the opening game - loses her bearings and under no pressure, taps a relatively harmless cross into the back of her own net at the far post - it's a striker's finish!
OVER! France are increasingly growing in confidence now. The ball is spread to the left where Majin arches in another cross, Gauvin rises highest but she can't get the direction on her header.
Majri's corner delivery is cleared easily at the near post but it isn't long before France regain possession.
That was Gauvin's 11th goal for her country.
Norway's game plan is crumbling - their passes aren't meeting the target now and France are throwing caution to the wind in search of a second.
Norway defended so resolutely in the first-half but they were still sleeping as that Majri cross came in. And now they have a mountain to climb...
- GoalValérie GauvinFrance (W)
GOAL! France 1-0 Norway: Inside the first minute of the restart and Gauvin scores for the hosts! It's good build-up play down the left, Majri swings it in, Gauvin gets a yard ahead of her marker to knock it past the goalkeeper. We have lift-off!
- 2nd Half
The only thing missing from the first-half was a goal. It surely can't be far away?
The second period commences...
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: An entertaining first-half comes to a conclusion. Norway have had to defend desperately at times but they have had their moments, too.
The referee spots a foul in the Norway penalty area, awarding the 'visitors' a free-kick. There will be TWO minutes of added time.
France turning the screw once more as we approach the half-time whistle. Norway have another corner to defend...
SHOT! France's goalkeeper Bouhaddi is called into action for the first time. Hansen holds the ball up, waiting for team mates to arrive and eventually feeds it to Wold on the right-hand side of the penalty area. She fails to get the required power in her shot to beat the shot-stopper though. Better from Norway.
Much more assured goalkeeping this time from Hjelmseth as she rises highest to claim the corner delivery. Five minutes until the half-time break.
Diani gets the wrong side of Minde once more but again her final pass lets her down, her cross cleared behind for yet another France corner.
Norway's goalkeeper Hjelmseth flaps at yet another cross from the right, the ball comes to Sommer who fails to make the most of a threatening situation.
Minde is having a nightmare trying to control Diani. I would expect Norway to make a change at the break; either taking Minde off or changing formation to offer her better protection.
WIDE! A clever move from Norway as they work it neatly down the right. It's cut back to Saevik on the edge of the box but with her weaker right-foot she slices the ball well wide of the French goal.
Over 56 per cent of France's attack have come down the right flank.
CHANCE! Diani anticipates a mistake in the Norway defence as she runs onto a pass over the top, sliding the ball to the far post but it just evades Gauvin who would have been left with a tap-in!
France are quite clearly targeting Norway's left-flank where Diani is causing the full-back all kinds of problems. Diani has the option of shooting after another mazy run but instead cuts the ball back into the centre and Norway scramble the danger clear.
The game, ebbing and flowing, has been very entertaining so far. France are currently on top at the moment but Norway have already shown how dangerous they can be on the counter-attack.
France are enjoying a sustained spell of pressure and now they have another corner after Norway's goalkeeper Hjelmseth came for a cross and got nowhere near it.
CHANCE! Norway are struggling with the movement and power of Diani down the right flank. She weaves her way to the by-line and drills a lovely ball across the face of goal, finding Gauvin but she doesn't get enough power in her ambitious flicked shot to trouble the goalkeeper.
BLOCK! Le Sommer pounces on a loose pass in the Norwegian defence. She has options in the middle but goes it alone and sees her shot charged down. Not sure if that was the right decision.
SHOT! France's corner falls for Henry on the right and she feeds Diani. The forward strikes it first time and I tell you what, it's not far away.
BLOCK! The corner delivery is sent to the edge of the penalty area where the unmarked Le Sommer fires a first-time volley at goal only to see it blocked. That was dangerous.
France go long, picking out Diani with a diagonal ball and her control is fantastic, bringing the ball down and forcing a corner to give the hosts some respite.
CLOSE! A well-executed corner delivery is met by Engen at the near post, her bullet header is goal-bound only for a crucial intervention by Majiri who somehow heads it over her own bar. Norway close to breaking the deadlock there.
Saevik's intense pressing reaps the reward as she comes away with the ball down the right flank and forces a corner. Norway are applying pressure at the moment.
Hansen threads it through to Reiten who arches a cross into the middle. Saevik makes a late run into the box to meet it but can only side-foot the ball wide of goal. Signs of encouragement for Norway though.
That was a let-off for France.
A nervy moment in France's defence! Mbock tries to nod it back to her goalkeeper but doesn't get the direction on her header. France's shot-stopper Bouhaddi is beaten to the ball by Herlovsen who is forced wide but then overcooks her cross.
Norway are set up to play on the counter-attack at speed. Reiten drives forward on the left flank but her fizzed in cross is hacked to safety by Renard.
Henry is complaining that she is impeded as the corner delivery sails over her head at the far post. The referee isn't moved by her half-hearted appeals.
France win another free-kick - but again it's delivered across the floor. Norway fail to clear convincingly and the hosts force the first corner of the match.
France have started on the front-foot, as expected. Henry is in an offside position as she shoots wide.
France, whose threat from set-pieces is well-known, win a free-kick inside the first minute. Renard, who scored two headers in the opening game, is brought forward, but the delivery scurries across the surface, missing everyone, and rolls out for a goal-kick.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! The hosts get the game underway.
Sheer passion as the anthems are belted out. And now it's time for some football!
It's time for the national anthems...
FIVE MINUTES TO GO! What an atmosphere in the Allianz Riviera - you can hardly hear yourself think! It's a sell-out. Can the hosts put on a show?
It's a sell-out crowd on a pleasant evening in Nice. A perfect night for football.
TEN MINUTE WARNING: How do you see this one going? A hard-fought victory for France, or perhaps Norway? A thrilling draw?
DID YOU KNOW? France have won 14 of their last 15 internationals in all competitions (losing once) with an aggregate score of 52-5 across those 15 games.
France have plenty of star names - Renard and Mbock have been labelled as the 'world's best' defensive partnership but you should keep an eye on Caroline Graham Hansen for Norway who has recently signed for Barcelona.
Group A currently has three teams locked on three points, after Nigeria defeated South Korea 2-0 in today's earlier game.
Germany have just beaten Spain in Group B...
Martin Sjogren also makes a single change to his Norway side. Lisa-Marie Utland's reward for scoring in the victory against Nigeria is a place on the bench - she's replaced by Karina Saevik.
France make one change from the side that thrashed South Korea, with Valerie Guvin replacing Delphine Cascarino, who starts on the bench. That means Kadidiatou Diani moves to right wing. Defender Wendie Renard comes into the game with great confidence having netted two headed goals and kept a clean sheet in the opening-game.
TEAMS IN FULL
France XI: Bouhaddi, Renard, Bathy Nka, Torrent, Majri, Henry, Thiney, Bussaglia, Diani, Guavin, Le Sommer.
Norway XI: Hjelmseth, Moe Wold, Thorisdottir, Mjelde, Minde, Engen, Boe Risa, Reiten, Saevik, Herlovsen, Graham.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Women's World Cup Group A clash between hosts France and Norway.
France boss Corinne Diacre said she hoped her side 'struck fear' into the rivals with their 4-0 opening-game victory over South Korea, but Norway claimed an impression win of their own over Nigeria and will provide formidable opposition at the Allianz Riviera.
We will have the team news next, kick-off is 45 minutes away.