Lionesses eliminated at European Championships

The Orange Lionesses failed to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships. The Netherlands remained afloat in Rotherham for a long time with the necessary art and flight work, but France struck in the overtime via a penalty: 0-1.
France was one of the favorites in advance and won a convincing 5-1 victory in the opening game with Italy, but Les Bleues struggled to tap that level more often afterwards. The Netherlands was therefore full of good cheer, especially because Vivianne Miedema has recovered from the coronavirus. Yet the impotent Lionesses had hardly anything to say in the first half.
The French, on the other hand, pushed back the Netherlands and became dangerous several times. It was thanks to Daphne van Domselaar, Stefanie van der Gragt and the pole that it was still tied after the first half: 0-0. That was a small miracle, because France shot no less than six times at target against zero attempts by the Netherlands. The team of national coach Mark Parsons made it unnecessarily difficult for itself by suffering frequent sloppy ball loss.

After fifteen minutes, a dire moment for the Dutch goal. Caused by Orange itself. That is not the intention. #FRANED pic.twitter.com/kaovXi3RdB
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The rescue of the tournament may not be made by a keeper this European Championships. Stefanie van der Gragt is the saving angel on the line. #FRANED pic.twitter.com/R2HKx9BUW0
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At the start of the second half, Parsons tried to restore balance by bringing in Jill Roord for Lineth Beerensteyn. This had some effect, because the pressure on Van Domselaars goal became slightly less and after 58 minutes the Lionesses got their first real chance. Van der Gragt headed from a corner kick in the hands of keeper Peyraud-Magnin.
In the sequel, Van Domselaaar also got the opportunity to distinguish himself again, in addition to the strong playing Van der Gragt. Geyoro had the ball before heading in the final phase, but missed the huge opportunity. With two good reflexes, the FC Twente keeper then forced an extension.

Shot 16 and 17 from France at the Dutch target. Van Domselaar with yet another fine rescue. And most importantly, its still 0-0. #FRANED pic.twitter.com/a9YTLXGrgd
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This is where the Orange gets away very well. And that is actually an understatement. #FRANED pic.twitter.com/fcZr0cN8oV
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In it, the Orange Lionesses actually handed out some pinpricks. However, with almost a hundred minutes on the clock, things still went wrong. An emergency hold by Dominique Janssen gave the defender a yellow card and France a penalty. That opportunity was used by Eve Perisset, although Van Domselaar was still close to it. The Netherlands was no longer able to overcome that setback, so it will not prolong the European title.

The inevitable has happened: France is 1-0 ahead. Perisset shoots in the penalty. #FRANED pic.twitter.com/AYVVDoJd45
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