Lazio were discouraged when they lost the game that best represented their chance of some points on the board Serie A female.
The Biancoceleste rose last season as champions from Serie B and were four points ahead of Pomigliano, who was promoted to the top division with them.
The quality difference between the two divisions is extremely large and with the rules changed so that three teams can be relegated from Serie A this season, it is important for Lazio and Pomigliano to beat each other. Their first clash of the season came last weekend, and Pomigliano traveled to Rome and took a 2-1 win that is worth gold.
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Lazio took the lead after just 10 minutes through Signe Holt Andersen, but were pushed back at the beginning of the second half by a poacher finish from Salvatori Rinaldi.
The game then turned in Lazio’s favor when Zhanna Ferrario was shown a red card for a foul that was considered a denial of a clear scoring opportunity. She was furious and the replays showed that she clearly got the ball and not the player.
The heartache came 10 minutes before the end. Pomigliano collapsed on the right and when Salvatori Rinaldi tried to pass the ball over the penalty area, Lazio defender Beatrix Fordos got her feet in disarray and shot the ball into her own net.
The defeat means that Lazio haven’t scored a single point in their first six games this season and have a goal difference of -18. Pomigliano, on the other hand, ended the weekend in seventh place with seven points after playing one game less.
Juventus Women and Sassuolo continue to win in Serie A Femminile
The race at the top of the table between Sassuolo and Juventus seems to go on for the whole season as both of them take wins again.
Juventus got their job done against Napoli at home in five minutes. Arianna Caruso scored within 26 seconds and headed an excellent cross from Valentina Cernoia.
It was Cernoia himself who doubled the Bianconere’s lead after five minutes. She followed the long-range fight of Annahita Zamanian, which was parried by the keeper, and calmly shot him away. Juve saved their energy for the remainder of the game as they are the only team in the division to have women’s Champions League commitments on their calendar and Chelsea arrive on Wednesday.
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Sassuolo didn’t have such a relaxing experience when they beat Empoli 3-2 at home with Juventus’ Caruso watching at the Stadio Enzo Ricci. Sofia Cantore continued her good form by praising the Empoli goalkeeper after five minutes and giving Neroverde an early lead.
After a scramble in the penalty area just before an hour, Kamila Ducova made it 2-0 and a few minutes later it was 3-0 thanks to another confident finish from Cantore, who is one of the best strikers in the league.
However, it became more difficult for Sassuolo in the 70th minute when Bianca Bardin’s shot went through the crowd into the lower corner to make it 3-1. Just four minutes later, another scramble in the box led to Norma Cinotti’s 3-2 win and suddenly Sassuolo had to show a team they didn’t need much this season.
Sassuolo wanted to take all three points and is now on par with Juventus in terms of goal difference.
Gaps begin to form
After the majority of Serie A teams have played six games, the table is taking on more distinct shapes. It seems that Juventus and Sassuolo will be unrivaled at the top as they now have a five point gap between themselves and AC Milan.
The Rossonere only managed a 1-1 draw against Roma. After eleven minutes, they fell behind after a goal from Annamaria Serturini, but equalized shortly after the break when Christy Grimshaw ricocheted a cross / shot off a post and then went into the goal at the other.
Roma have still played one game fewer than Milan but are three points behind them after that result.
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Inter slipped further from the Champions League places as the loss of form continued. They were beaten 3-0 by Sampdoria in Genoa, where Stefania Tarenzi scored her 100th and 101st goals in the Serie A Femminile. The other came from Cecilia Re.
The Fiorentina’s slow start to the campaign is quickly forgotten as they clinched their third win on the vault. This time they won 3-1 at Hellas Verona, despite falling behind in the first half. Hellas Verona will now be concerned about relegation as they only have one point from six games.
There is now an international break for Serie A Femminile, but there will be two more games this weekend. The rain-hit Sampdoria-Pomigliano game, interrupted at 0-0, will come to an end on Thursday and Roma’s game against Inter, postponed due to COVID cases, will be played on Saturday 16 October.
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