Canada WNT perfect at Cyprus Cup after physical win over Italy‏

Taken from the Canada Soccer website.

“They got some bumps and bruises to show for it but Canada’s Women’s National Team is just one point away from yet another Cyprus Cup final.

They were expecting plenty of physical play from Italy and the Italians didn’t disappoint seeing one player sent off for two yellow cards and another caution given out but Canada hit Italy where it hurts, scoring the game’s first three goals in a 3:1 win.

“That’s one of the things we know about the Italian team,” said Diana Matheson, who scored and set up Adriana Leon’s goal in the first half. “There are a few teams out there that you know it’s not just going to be physical, it’s going to be chippy and it’s one of those teams and it was definitely like that today.”

Midfielder Sophie Schmidt appeared to take an elbow and had to come out with a gash on her cheek but she was in good spirits after the game while sporting a new bandage….”

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