The AC Milan Women continue to move from strength to strength, having won 11 games out of 12 in the league so far this season, and with a new arrival.
Below are the key bits of news from over the last few days…
➤ AC Milan’s Laura Fusetti, Mária Korenčiová and Laura Agard have been named to the FIGC’s Top XI for the first half of the season.
➤ In particular, Korenčiová was named to the squad as she the highest shot stopping percentage. To date, the keeper has parried 81% of the shots that have come her way.
➤ Laura Fusetti and Laura Agard have formed a strong and formidable duo together. Fusetti has been a stalwart at the back, as the defender has an 82.6% pass accuracy rate, and averages a total of 6.11 interceptions per match. Meanwhile, Agard has a 86.2% pass accuracy rate, and manages to win 5.11 interceptions per game. She also wins 63.5% of her duels, while Fusetti wins 63.9% of her challenges (Wyscout).All three of them have been the backbone of a strong Milan defense, which has only let in five goals this season. Milan currently have the fifth best defense in all of Europe.
➤ AC Milan have signed Japan international Yui Hasegawa. You can read more about the signing here.
➤ Milan played against Sassuolo in the Coppa Italia Femminile on Sunday. The match ended 1-1. Milan started off brightly in the first half, but poor game management during the second half cost them a vital win. The team chose to sit back and counter attack and Sassuolo ran riot over the defense. Eventually, they would get the equaliser at the 91st minute, thanks to a strike by Belgian forward Davina Philtjens. Milan and Sassuolo will play the return leg on February 13th, a home game for the Rossonere.
➤ Milan will return to action this week as they take on San Marino this Sunday. The game will take place at 12:30pm CET, and will be played at the Vismara.