Switzerland completed their first FIFA Women’s World Cup™ win with a 10-1 rout of Ecuador in Vancouver with the Europeans creating a litany of records along the way.
The scoreline equalled the most goals in a match, equalling the tally set in 2007 when Germany trounced Argentina 11-0. Meanwhile, Fabienne Humm scored a five-minute hat-trick - surpassing the previous record of eight minutes - while Ramona Bachmann also netted a treble, which included two goals within a minute.
Yet Ecuador kept the Swiss to just a single goal for almost the entire first half until they conceded a second with the last kick before the break. Unlucky not to score in their 1-0 loss against Japan, Switzerland finally got their reward at the midway point of the first half, even if the goal came in unusual circumstances.
Humm’s run down the right flank and pull back saw the Swiss net their first Women’s World Cup as Ecuador fullback Angie Ponce bundled the ball over her own line. The classy Humm scored her first two minutes after the break to well and truly opening the floodgates.
Bachmann joined the party with two goals in little more than 60 seconds as Switzerland completed a five-goal haul within a 14-minute period just after the break.
It was constant one-way traffic aside from the occasional foray forward from Ecuador striker Monica Quinteros. The No11 won a penalty duly converted by Ponce as Ecuador secured their first ever Women’s World Cup goal to make it 7-1 before the same player conceded her second own goal of the match.
Live your Goals Player of the Match: Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland)