AC Milan Women will take on Como today at 18:00 CEST, hoping to build on their big mid-week win against Hellas Verona. Below is everything you need to know about the game.
A direct clash of sorts
Marco Bruzzano and his Como are coming off a heavy 6-3 defeat against Napoli in the Coppa Italia, failing to build on their 2-1 win at the weekend. They are currently in fifth place with six points, three points ahead of the Rossonere.
Today’s clash, therefore, is a sort of direct clash despite the technical difference between the two teams (meaning Milan should be higher up based on the respective squads).
Head to head
Como managed to snatch an impressive 3-3 draw in the away game against Milan last season thanks to an incredible comeback. However, when Como were the home side, the Rossonere showed their true colours and won 4-0.
After four matches between Serie A and Coppa Italian, the striker is yet to find the back of the net. At Ferruccio (Como’s home ground) last year, Piemonte was the protagonist with a splendid brace. Now, Milan find themselves with struggles up front.
So far, Jonusaite has also scored a goal after two very long stops due to injury. Up front Marinelli, Laurent (2) and Dompig have already scored their first goal of the season. In short, we need decisive answers from Milan’s No.21, otherwise we need to find a different solution.
Probable Rossonere XI
Maurizio Ganz has recovered Cernoia and Asllani, who both were out of the squad last time out. Giuliani returns in goal, while Piga and Swaby should start for the first time this season (excluding friendly matches). Bergamaschi and Thrige on the flanks.
In midfield, Christy Grimshaw is a certainty after being the protagonist of a hat-trick against Hellas Verona. Next to her, Mascarello and one of Adami or K.Dubcova. In attack, it’s a Marinelli/Laurent run-off with Dompig and Staskova completing the offensive trident.
Milan (4-3-3): Giuliani; Bergamaschi, Piga, Swaby, Thrige; Grimshaw, Mascarello, Adam; Laurent, Staskova, Dompig.