The international break is over, and Serie A Femminile will resume play. AC Milan will take on Sassuolo this Saturday at 14:30 CEST. The team will look to make it four by four and continue their unbeaten streak in the league.
Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know before this Saturday’s encounter.
Goalkeepers: Fedele, Giuliani, Korenčiová
Defenders: Agard, Árnadóttir, Codina Panedas, Fusetti, Rizza, Tucceri Cimini, Thrige
Midfielders: Adami, Grimshaw, Jane, Morleo, Vero
Forwards: Bergamaschi, Cortesi, Giacinti, Longo, Miotto, Stapelfeldt, Thomas
The probable formations
Milan (3-4-1-2): Giuliani; Agard, Fusetti, Codina; Bergamaschi, Jane, Adami, Andersen (or Tucceri Cimini); Boquete, Thomas; Giacinti.
Sassuolo (4-3-1-2): Lemey; Philtjens, Dongus, Filangeri, Orsi; Tomaselli, Brignoli, Parisi; Dubcova, Cantore, Clelland
Both Milan and Sassuolo have won their first three matches of the season. The Rossonere have scored more goals than their adversaries, as Milan have notched up a total of sixteen goals in the league. The Neroverde, on the other hand, have only scored eight.
Milan currently has the best defense of the league, as they’ve only conceded one goal. Their defense has also been successful in preventing their opponents from taking shots in their penalty area, as they’ve only allowed one shot on target. Sassuolo have conceded two goals in the league.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two teams, via InStat. It should be noted that the goal tally from the site is inaccurate, as Sassuolo have actually scored a total of eight goals in the league so far. Still, the chart is useful as it shows how well both teams have fared this season.
Milan have outclassed their rivals in nearly every area of the pitch.
Players to watch
Though the Rossonere boast quite the talented roster, one should not downplay the threat by Sassuolo. The team is a well-oiled unit that functions well.
The Neroverde boast the likes of Kamila Dubcová, Haley Bugeja, Lana Clelland, Sofia Cantore, and Davina Philtjens among their ranks. The addition of Clelland makes Sassuolo’s potent attack even more of a deadly threat.
Milan currently has the best defense in the league, and the team will have to use every ounce of it to contain the Emilia-Romagnans threat.
Look for the Rossonere to squeak out a hard-fought win. Don’t also be surprised if they manage to win by one or two goals. And don’t also be surprised if they drop points during this fixture as well.
How to watch
Milan vs Sassuolo will be the featured match of the week and will be streamed on the La7 network. The channel is not regionally restricted and you’ll be able to watch it outside of Italy.
If you live in the peninsula, you’ll be able to watch the match on Milan TV and TimVision. The team will also air a replay of the match on their Dailymotion page afterward.