· Roma demolished Serie A returnees Napoli 6-0 at home on Saturday
· Inter edged Pomigliano 2-1 on Saturday
Former champions Juventus bounced back from a 3-1 defeat last weekend to record a 3-0 win over FC Como away on Sunday night.
Centre-back Cecilia Salvai opened the scoring for Juventus with a strike in the 17th minute, assisted by midfielder Arianna Caruso and the visitors would take their lead into the break.
Caruso made it 2-0 with a strike on 63 minutes before 75th minute substitute forward Lindsey Thomas capped off the scoring with a strike in the fourth minute of second half extra-time to secure maximum points for Joe Montemurro’s side.
The Bianconere remain second on the Serie A standings on 18 points from six wins in seven contests whilst Como slipped from fourth to fifth on 13 points from four wins and a draw in the same number of ties.
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Meanwhile, reigning champions AS Roma demolished Napoli 6-0 at home on Saturday afternoon to extend their 100% run in the Serie A.
Defender Oihane Valdezate opened the account for Roma with a strike on 19 minutes with an assist from midfielder Manuela Giugliano before defender Lucia Di Guglielmo doubled the lead for Alessandro Spugna’s side just seven minutes later, assisted by forward-cum-defender Eseosa Aigbogun.
Canadian fun-scoring forward Evelyne Viens made it 3-0 with a strike on 32 minutes, assisted by 17-year-old Slovenian midfielder Zara Kramžar. The goal saw Viens’ tally of the season rise to five in seven appearances for Roma in the league, becoming joint-top scorer in the current Serie A campaign with Juventus forward Lineth Beerensteyn.
We are looking to repeat what we did last season. We wanted to take maximum points from these games and today we won pretty comfortably . . . - Alessandro Spugna
It was Giugliano’s turn to put her name on the scoresheet on the stroke of half-time, ensuring that the hosts take a 4-0 lead into the break.
Di Guglielmo completed her brace with a strike in the 66th minute to make it 5-0 before it was Kramžar’s turn to go on the scoresheet, making it 6-0 with a strike at the death of regulation time, assisted by former Atlético Madrid forward Bárbara Latorre, to secure their seventh full set of points of this term.
Spugna expressed satisfaction after the match saying that they had hoped to hit the ground running this term as they look to defend the Serie A title.
“We have made exactly the start we hoped for, because the league is a competition we want to win. We are looking to repeat what we did last season. We wanted to take maximum points from these games and today we won pretty comfortably, which shows we are in good shape”, said the 49-year-old Italian coach.
“It was a big win with some of your players in fine form. (Zara) Kramžar scored again after her hat-trick against Cesena and you have had two clean sheets in a week. They are all good signs. Definitely.
“. . . It is always nice not to concede.
“Zara got another runout after a great performance against Cesena and she got another goal. She is a very good player who needs time and opportunities.
“We did make a few mistakes today, but Tinja (Korpela) was able to keep them out, so it was all good.”
The win saw Roma remain at the summit of the Serie A standings on 21 points from seven wins in seven outings whilst Napoli remained at the bottom of the log with seven loses in seven encounters.
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Inter registered their fourth win of the term with a 2-1 win over Pomigliano at home on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors opened the scoring through midfielder-cum-forawrd Dalila Ippólito in the 21st minute after the hosts had missed a penalty through forward Agnese Bonfantini who had been brought down in the box by Pomigliano midfielder Iris Rabot as early as the second minute.
Inter pulled level through Hungarian midfielder Henrietta Csiszár who struck nine minutes from half-time before former Sassuolo striker Haley Bugeja put the hosts in front with a strike just two minutes later and that would be enough for them to secure a crucial three points.
Inter rose from fifth to fourth on the Serie A standings on 13 points from four wins and a draw in seven ties whilst Pomigliano remain ninth on a single point from a single draw in the same number of contests.
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Fiorentina left it late to edge Sampdoria 1-0 away on Sunday afternoon.
Former AC Milan forward Karin Lundin struck four minutes from time to hand Patrizia Panico’s side their fifth win of the term as they look to keep pressure on the leading teams.
Fiorentina remain third on the Serie A standings on 16 points from five wins and a draw in seven encounters whilst remain seventh on six points from two wins in seven outings.
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A lukewarm AC Milan stumbled to a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo at home on Saturday afternoon.
Versatile Milan skipper Valentina Bergamaschi opened the scoring just three minutes into the first half before forward Chiara Beccari levelled the scores for Sassuolo just three minutes later off an Annahita Zamanian assist to secure a point for the troubled visitors.
Milan remain sixth on the Serie A standings on eight points from two wins and two draws in seven contests whilst Sassuolo also remain eighth on five points from one win and two draws in the same number of ties.
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RESULTS: Saturday 11 November, 2023 (AS Roma 6 - 0 Napoli)
RESULTS: Saturday 11 November, 2023 (AC Milan 1 - 1 Sassuolo)
RESULTS: Sunday 12 November, 2023 (Sampdoria 0 - 1 Fiorentina)
RESULTS: Sunday 12 November, 2023 (Inter 2 - 1 Pomigliano)
RESULTS: Sunday 12 November, 2023 (FC Como 0 - 3 Juventus)