AC Milan Women 4-1 Sampdoria: Rossoneri run riot to set up semi-final against Juve

By Steph Insixiengmay -

The AC Milan Women put Sampdoria to the sword with a resounding display in the Coppa Italia. The team beat their opponents by a score of 4-1 in both legs of their quarter-final encounter.

The result means that Milan have qualified for the next round of the tournament and will face Juventus in the semifinals. Here’s how the Rossonere qualified for the next round…

The line-ups

AC Milan (3-5-2): Babb; Fusetti (53′ Guagni), Agard, Codina; Thrige, Adami, Jane, Boureille (64′ Selimhodzic), Bergamaschi (53′ Tucceri Cimini); Stapelfeldt (77′ Piemonte), Longo (77′ Thomas).

Sampdoria (4-4-2): Soggiu; Bursi (57′ Helmvall), Auvinen, Pisani, Boglioni (57′ Novellino); Rizza, Rincon (78′ Giordano), Battelani, Martinez; Tarenzi, Martinovic (46′ Lopez, 87′ Bargi)

The match

The first half saw Milan on the front foot as they pinned Sampdoria into their own half. The Rossonere took the lead with their first chance as Nina Stapelfeldt picked out Miriam Longo, whose left-footed lethal strike found the back of the net.

Midfielder Greta Adami then took center stage, as she first hit the post in an attempt to convert a corner kick (11’). Though her first attempt was not successful, it wouldn’t be long before they doubled the Rossonere’s lead by curling in a free-kick from the edge of the box (28’).

Selena Babb, who was filling in for Laura Giuliani, did not have much to do during the first 45 minutes. They did, however, manage to save the few attempts that came their way.

After the interval, Milan would pick up where they left off and would triple their advantage within one minute of starting play. Stapelfeldt made it 3-0 in the 46th minute with a fine left-footed curler that found the back of the net.

The Blucerchiate’s Emelie Helmvall would spoil the party and get one back in the 64th minute. The Rossonere, however, were not daunted and they maintained their composure and control over the match. With 76 minutes on the clock, Longo won the ball back from the Sampdoria defense and scored her second of the match, and would make it 4-1 for the Rossonere.

And after 90+3 minutes, the ref would blow the whistle, and Milan would emerge as the victors of this match. Onto the semifinals they go.

The stats

Milan dominated their opponents as they had 56.7% of possession. They also had nineteen shots in total, with thirteen of them in Sampdoria’s penalty box. Nina Stapelfeldt was also involved in three of those goals and was the undisputed, standout player of the match.

Up next

Serie A Femminile will take a brief hiatus for the international break. The Milan players will be called up by their respective national teams to participate in various qualifiers or friendly tournaments. The league will resume the weekend of February 26th, where Milan will take on Sassuolo then. Kickoff time will be at 14:30 CET.

The next round of the Coppa Italia will be in March and Milan will play Juventus in the semi-finals. The exact dates of their encounters have yet to be determined, though the first match will be on either the thirteenth or fourteenth of that month.

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