Cristiana Girelli was the Player of the Match from Switzerland vs. ItalyThe attacker, who bagged the winner yesterday, picked up the most votes from the fans
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Cristiana Girelli was the Player of the Match from Italy’s 1-0 victory over Switzerland in Group G of Women’s World Cup qualifying.
The 31-year-old picked up 49.33% of the votes from our fans on the FIGC website, followed by Laura Giuliani (17.33%) and Elena Linari (6.67%).
Given how compact the Swiss defence was in the first half, she struggled to find enough space to affect the game.
She then exploded in the second half. She fought for every ball, she drove her team on and, in the 82nd minute, she scored the winning goal from a direct free-kick.
It was Cristiana’s 53rd goal for Italy and secured a vital victory for the Azzurre, which saw them claim top spot in Group G.