A few minutes before halftime, the Parisian defender prevented Mary Fowler from opening the scoring against France on Saturday in the quarter-final.
It took very little for the French to be surprised just before the break. While Hervé Renard’s players mastered their quarter-final against Australia quite well on Saturday August 12, a moment of inattention almost killed them.
Following an Australian play that seemed to be over, a miscommunication between Sakina Karchaoui and her goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin left Australian striker Mary Fowler alone facing the empty net. Fortunately for the France team, Elisa De Almeida emerged and saved hers thanks to a saving return in front of her line. A good way to restore a hitherto mixed tournament for the 25-year-old defender