The AC Milan Women got back to winning ways by beating Tavagnacco by a score of 4-0.
The game was a much-needed boost of confidence after the previous week’s loss against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia.
The match was a characteristically Milan match, as the team suffered a lot during the first half. The Rossonere had many opportunities to score but were unable to convert any of their chances.
The Milan Women also let Tavagnacco come dangerously close to scoring at times, as the Gialloblù‘s Kunisawa and Polli both came close to opening up their scoring account. Fortunately for Milan, they didn’t.
The worst moment, however, came when captain Valentina Giacinti went down injured at around the 37th minute. Watching her go down injured again brought back vivid memories of the last time she fell to the ground against Tavagnacco.
Unlike the previous game in October, however, she was able to get up a few minutes later and was also able to finish the rest of the match. The fact of which, was very fortunate for Milan.
Half-time would come, giving Milan the temporary reprieve they very much-needed.
True to form, they would once again, come alive in the second half. The opening salvo came from Linda Tucceri Cimini, whose initial cross found a way into the back of the net, and gave Milan the goal that they were desperately searching for (’55).
The initial goal was soon followed by one from the captain, Giacinti, who cooly converted it at the 61st minute. The penalty also had the benefit of helping Valentina get back on track after her penalty miss in the previous match against Inter.
This would soon be followed up by another goal by Berglind Björg Thorvaldsdottir (’77). That was soon followed by the cherry on top of the sundae, which was a debut goal by Milan’s young forward, Sara Tamborini (’84).
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It was her first-ever goal in Serie A Femminile. In addition to this, the game would also mark the return of Milan’s Colombian forward, Lady Andrade, who was substituted into the game at the 70th minute.
The game not only gave the Rossonere a vital three points but it also allowed them to rid themselves of the stain of the previous week’s loss.
Up next for the women will be the very same team who handed them that loss, Fiorentina.
The game will be played next Saturday, at 15:00 p.m. CEST (5 a.m. PST / 8 a.m. EST).
This match will be crucial, as it will most likely determine who will be second in the standings, in the race for next season’s Champions League.
Let’s hope the ragazze can secure another vital win then.
Author’s note: This is just a short summary. A longer analysis will follow within the upcoming days.