AS Roma and Juventus set up end-of-season thriller in Coppa Italia Femminile final, Inter and AC Milan out

Roma and Juventus has become the undisputed Derby d'Italia of the women's game, and the two will face off in a third final in 12 months in this season's Coppa Italia Femminile after eliminating AC Milan and Inter respectively in two dramatic semi-final second legs.

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The 2022/23 Coppa Italia Femminile final is set to be one final showdown between what are undoubtedly the two best teams in Serie A Femminile right now, as AS Roma and Juventus got the better of AC Milan and Inter respectively in the semi-finals.

Roma and Juve is fast becoming the Derby d’Italia of the women’s game, and the two are the teams sat at the top of the Serie A Femminile table as we await the beginning of the Scudetto Pool and the Survival Pool which get underway on Saturday, March 18. From Juventus’ early days in existence, Fiorentina were the then-biggest side and, naturally, the game between the Tuscans and Torinese became the biggest fixture on the calendar, but it’s now undeniably Roma and Juventus.

Juventus’ Julia Grosso and Lineth Beerensteyn celebrate a goal away at Roma. (@JuventusFCWomen)

Despite the two sides being relatively recent additions to Serie A Femminile, they have quickly established themselves as major players and have done well in the Women’s Champions League too, with Roma set for their first-ever quarter-final in their debut season in the competition and they’ll play in front of over 25,000 fans at the Stadio Olimpico.

The 2023 final is a repeat of the 2022 edition, when Roma led for much of the game only to see Lucia Di Guglielmo sent off in the 79th minute and for Juventus to then score twice before the 90th to lift the trophy in Ferrara. They faced off again in Parma six months later in the Supercoppa Italiana final, with Roma emerging victorious.

Roma and Juventus see off Milanese opposition in Coppa Italia Femminile semi-finals

Neither Roma nor Juventus had it easy in the semi-finals. The Giallorosse trailed Milan 1-0 from the first leg, and fell 1-0 behind in the second leg and again conceded to the in-form Martina Piemonte. But Andressa Alves scored a fine first for Roma before ex-Milan striker Valentina Giacinti levelled things up on aggregate. In the 11th minute of eight added on for stoppage time, Vicky Losada scored her first goal for the club to break Milan hearts.

Juventus, meanwhile, had drawn 1-1 with Inter in their first leg and the second leg ended that same score after 90 minutes. The ever-reliable Lineth Beerensteyn produced her own piece of individual excellence to book Juventus‘ place in the final by scoring in extra time.

AS Roma Women players celebrate Vicky Losada’s winner against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia. [@ASRomaWomen]

The date and venue for the 2023 Coppa Italia Femminile final are still to be confirmed.

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