At least once a season, there is a team in whatever league you follow, that just makes no sense at all. You just can’t fathom how they produce the results they do, whether that be victories or defeats.
In Serie A Femminile right now, that team is AC Milan. The Rossonere can look capable of beating the best one week (as they literally did on Matchday 7) and then come unstuck against opponents they have no business losing to.
That is precisely what the Rossonere did on Matchday 8 as they couldn’t take advantage of the fact that the top four were playing against each other.
AC Milan falter in Campania
AC Milan headed south to Pomigliano knowing that they could gain on at least two of the teams ahead of them in the table because Inter were hosting AS Roma and Juventus were against Fiorentina.
Pomigliano may have won last weekend, but they are still a team that Milan should always be beating. Chuck into the mix that Milan had beaten Juventus on Matchday 7 and you’d think with momentum on their side, they can launch themselves much closer to the top of the table.
In a way that has come to characterise this side over the past year or so, they dropped the ball. The situation started okay as they took the lead through an Angela Passeri own goal after 18 minutes.
Just over 10 minutes later though, Pomigliano were level thanks to a goal from Verena Amorim. She was released by a long ball down the right and could not be caught by the Milan defence before slotting calmly past Laura Giuliani.
The game changed shortly before halftime when there was a moment of madness from Scotland international Christy Grimshaw. She handed a yellow for pulling down a Pomigliano player right in front of the referee before then shouting in the face of the official and throwing the ball down on the floor.
There was no choice but to award another yellow card and then the task became much harder for Maurizio Ganz’s side.
Stunted by having one less player, they never really looked like getting all three points and then in the 89th minute, Debora Novellino was released down the right and kept her cool to score the winning goal from close range. The celebrations were immense for Pomigliano, and the despair for Milan was palpable.
Juventus and AS Roma win after UWCL matches
Both Juventus and AS Roma came into this matchday off the back of tough Champions League tests and considering they were against fellow top sides, there was scope for some dropped points.
As it turned out though, both sides were able to show just how good they are. Roma were pushed hard by a very good Inter side but the Giallorossi got a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Annamaria Serturini and Emilie Haavi. The pass from Giada Greggi for the Haavi goal was something to behold, too.
For Juve, it was a very comfortable 2-0 win against Fiorentina who struggled to create anything of note during the game. The Bianconere could have scored much more than twice but their goals came from the continually impressive Lineth Beerensteyn and Barbara Bonansea.
It was a weekend that further cemented the idea that sooner rather than later, these two teams will be at the top of the table together, battling it out for the title.
The next Serie A Femminile fixtures
There is a break in Serie A Femminile now until November 19, but that matchday will see Fiorentina welcome Inter to Tuscany.
AC Milan will try to redeem themselves in a league sense at home to Como whilst Parma start their new era with new coach Domenico Panico at home to Juventus. Roma will host Sampdoria and Sassuolo will try and get their first win of the season at home to Pomigliano.
Serie A Femminile Matchday 8 results
|Date||Serie A Femminile Results|
|Saturday, October 29||Inter 1-2 AS Roma|
|Saturday, October 29||Pomigliano 2-1 AC Milan|
|Sunday, October 30||Juventus 2-0 Fiorentina|
|Sunday, October 30||Como 2-2 Sassuolo|
|Sunday, October 30||Sampdoria 0-0 Parma|
Serie A Femminile table after Matchday 8 results