Bacha’s Breathtaking Bow For France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset watches a sensational debut for 21-year-old Lyon-born Selma Bacha.

On her debut for the senior French squad, Olympique Lyonnais’ 21-year-old defender earned the player of the match award after a starring performance in France’s 6-0 win over Kazakhstan in Vannes, Brittany on Friday.

Statistics recorded by myself during the game revealed that Bacha played almost 100 balls and made 71 passes with 93% successful, 10 crosses, 13 successful tackles, only one ball lost. In addition, the Lyon-born star had two shots on goal with one on target.

Bacha supplied the cross after five minutes for Viviane Asseyi and was at the originator of the move that lead to France’s fourth goal from Eve Perisset where (one-two with Delphine Cascarino ended with a pass from Bacha to Cascarino who delivered a decisive back pass to Perisset.

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