AS Roma’s new signings find the net immediately in Serie A Femminile as Giallorosse keep winning

AS Roma Women signed a number of new players during the summer but they seem to have bedded in immediately, accounting for more than half of their goals this season in Serie A Femminile and the Women's Champions League.

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Having won their first-ever Serie A Femminile title during the 2022/23 season, AS Roma Women chose to make sure that they did rest on their laurels and acted fast to improve the squad.

This was hard to do when you consider that Carina Wenninger retired (her loan deal from Bayern Munich was also ending) and Andressa Alves and Sophie Roman Haug chose to leave the club.

Wenninger and Alves were constant starters under Alessandro Spugna and Alves was regarded as one of the best players in Serie A Femminile. Roman Haug had proved to be a vital part of the squad who could grab important goals when called upon.

Naturally, it was a busy summer for the Giallorosse and a whole host of new players came through the door, eight in total. There were fears that the transition would be too tough and form could suffer.

AS Roma make it three from three with their new stars

AS Roma Women players, including Saki Kumagai, Moeka Minami and Manuela Giugliano celebrate. (@ASRomaWomen)

Whilst we are still in the early stages of the season, Roma have picked up where they left off and have now won three straight Serie A Femminile games. That may not be a massive surprise given they have played AC Milan, Como and Pomigliano, but it is the way those wins have been littered with contributions from new players.

In the Matchday 3 fixture away at Pomigliano, Spugna started the game with six new players in the starting eleven. It was a decision that really paid off, as all five of the goals in the 5-0 win came from players who joined the club in the summer.

In the victory against Como the week before, three of the four goals in a 4-1 win came from new players. Across the first three Serie A games and the Women’s Champions League clash with Vorskla, Roma have scored 16 goals. Nine of those goals have been scored by players they’ve signed this summer with Evelyne Viens, Martina Tommaselli, Laura Feiersinger and Saki Kumagai all getting more than one each.

The old guard are still chipping in regularly, but there is plenty of new firepower in the team which is settling in very quickly.

Concerns for Napoli and Sampdoria

If there are any teams that look at early risk of being cut adrift in Serie A Femminile, it is Napoli and Sampdoria. There has been plenty of talk about the uphill battle Sampdoria find themselves, with the team having its funding cut during the summer and then reinstated, unpaid wages and confusion around whether they will even be a team this year.

It is showing, as they lost for a third time in a row. This time, it was at home against Como which is a game that they would have chalked down as one where a point or three is more probable. Como are better than Sampdoria and that was the case last season, but these are the fixtures Sampdoria need to start getting something from.

As for Napoli, they faced a tougher task away at Fiorentina and were undone by a couple of late penalties for the Viola. They also have zero points at this stage, but there is slightly more reason to believe that things will get better for the Azzurre.

Serie A Femminile 2023/24: Matchday 3 results

DateFixture
Sat, Oct 7Sampdoria 1-2 Como
Sat, Oct 7Pomigliano 0-5 AS Roma
Sat, Oct 7AC Milan 0-1 Juventus
Sun, Oct 8Fiorentina 2-0 Napoli
Sun, Oct 8Sassuolo 1-2 Inter

Serie A Femminile table

PosClubMPPts
1AS Roma39
2Juventus39
3Fiorentina37
4Inter37
5Como W.36
6AC Milan33
7Sassuolo31
8Pomigliano31
9Napoli F.30
10Sampdoria30

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