It was a highly entertaining Matchday 2 in Serie A Femminile at the weekend as big teams like Juventus and AC Milan dropped points.
It was a weekend with a couple of standout matches as well as some history being made in Parma as the women’s team played their first-ever match at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
There are now two teams in the bottom half of the table who would not have expected to be there at any point in the season.
Juventus drop points against Inter
Bearing in mind that Juventus won the title in the 2020/21 season by winning every single game, the fact that they’ve dropped points in the second game is very interesting.
It doesn’t mean that they’re slipping in quality, but it certainly will be interesting to see how they react to playing catchup already.
They rotated the squad for this match with the likes of Sofia Cantore starting upfront and Martina Rosucci dropping into the defence. Despite that, they went into a very comfortable and expected two-goal lead thanks to Cantore and Lineth Beerensteyn who has made a very impressive start to her time with the Bianconere.
At the start of the second half though, Tabatha Chawinga scored two superb goals to really announce herself to the Inter fans. With half an hour to go, it was 2-2 and Juventus suddenly found themselves needing to go again.
Things then got worse as Linda Sembrandt got herself sent off for pulling down the striker. There was a clear chance for Inter to get a famous win but then late on, Cristiana Girelli scored and Juve’s inevitable victory seemed secure.
That was until Ghoutia Karchouni stepped up in stoppage time and volleyed a wonderful strike into the top corner to make it 3-3. Juve will want to bounce back fast whilst Inter will be looking to build on it straight away.
AS Roma pile more misery on AC Milan
AS Roma made it two from two at the weekend as they calmly dispatched of a lost-looking AC Milan side.
It was a sell-out at the Stadio delle Tre Fontane which is a testament to the growing popularity and level of the team. Moeka Minami got the first goal of the game as she reacted quickest out of anyone in the box and stabbed home after a set-piece had been recycled.
Shortly before half-time, Valentina Giacinti scored against her former side that she left on bad terms. It was a goal not in keeping her usual style. She travelled a long way with the ball under pressure and slotted past Laura Giuliani. There was pressure to score as Andressa Alves had acres of space on the left.
The Giallorosse are now top of the table, whilst Milan continue to look for their first point of the campaign. They already look a long way off from qualifying for the Women’s Champions League next season.
Maurizio Ganz has got a serious job on his hands right now and if things do not turn around quickly, it may not be his job anymore.
History for Parma and another win for Fiorentina
It was a huge night at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Monday as Parma played their first ever Serie A Femminile game at the stadium.
They fell behind against Sassuolo but goals from Michela Cambiaghi and Alice Benoit, who both left Sassuolo this, meant that Parma ran out 2-1 winners in dramatic style.
Elsewhere in Serie A Femminile, there was another win for Fiorentina who now have six points. They beat Como 2-1 after racing into an early two goal lead. They appear like they may have put whatever drama was affecting them last season into the past.
Pomigliano remain on zero points as they were beaten 2-1 by Sampdoria. They are one of just three teams who still have their 100% record in place.
The next Serie A Femminile fixtures
It is another big round of fixtures this weekend as Juventus and Roma do battle. They are the two sides expected to be fighting for the title and if the Giallorosse can win, they will already have a five point lead over Joe Montemurro’s side.
Fiorentina vs Parma has the makings of a very entertaining game and there will also be an end to Sassuolo and Milan both having no points. They face each other on the Sunday in Lombardia.
Inter will take on Pomigliano whilst Como host Sampdoria.
Serie A Femminile Matchday 2 Results
|Date||Serie A Femminile Results|
|Saturday, September 10||AS Roma 2-0 AC Milan|
|Sunday, September 11||Sampdoria 2-1 Pomigliano|
|Sunday, September 11||Juventus 3-3 Inter|
|Sunday, September 11||Fiorentina 2-1 Como|
|Monday, September 12||Parma 2-1 Sassuolo|
Serie A Femminile Table after Matchday 2