Beaten this Saturday in Aosta, the Blues returned the favor to Italy on the ice of Megève (4-1) and are full of confidence before two games against Switzerland.
The Blues had the respondent! The day after their short defeat on the ice in Aosta against Italy, Philippe Bozon’s players signed their first success since February 2020 in Megève, they who remained on fourteen months without playing due to the crisis sanitary. A meeting that started on a false pace with a first period more marked by penalties than by possible goals, Florian Hardy and Justin Fazio both keeping their clean sheet for the first 20 minutes.
However, it was not until a little less than six minutes after the resumption to see the Blues finally deceive the vigilance of a transalpine goalkeeper. Indeed, on an action initiated by Jordann Bougro or Kévin Bozon, Loïc Farnier released the tricolor counter. Two minutes later, the France team seized the opportunity to make the break. On a pass from Fabien Colotti and a shot from Aziz Baazzi repelled by the Italian goalkeeper, Sacha Treille doubled the bet. It was then that Philippe Bozon decided to give Henry Corentin Buysse playing time in the tricolor cage.
🇫🇷 4-1 🇮🇹
⏱️ End of the match ⏱️
The Blues take their revenge on yesterday’s meeting by winning 4 goals to 1 👊
– France Hockey teams (@Hockey_FRA) May 2, 2021
The Blues did not crack
The tension then rose on the ice of the Palace with the penalties which rocked on both sides but without moving the score before the last 20 minutes of the meeting. Squadra Azzurra then woke up, closing the gap to just under four minutes in the final third with Enrico Miglioranzi who found Daniel Frank. While the Blues lost a player due to excess numbers, Ivan Deluca received a ten-minute misconduct penalty with two minutes of shorthandedness for Italy.
Four against four, Sacha Treille enhanced an action launched by Rudy Matima and Kevin Hecquefeuille to give the Blues two goals ahead. eleven minutes from the end of the meeting. The Italians then pushed to hope to reverse the trend but, 25 seconds from the siren, Julien Correia sealed the fate of the match, with the assistance of Damien Fleury and Kevin Hecquefeuille. The Blues largely win against Italy (4-1) and will approach their two-game tour in Switzerland next weekend with more confidence. The Blues will then play a friendly tournament in Ljubljana from May 15 to 21.