AC Milan Women advanced to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia after a goal fest against Hellas Verona this afternoon. Our correspondent Luca Maninetti was present and has the match report below.
The Rossonere have struggled in the league this season, winning just one of their first two games, and needed to bounce back today. So they did, in style as well, scoring seven goals against Serie B side Hellas Verona.
Milan will face Sassuolo in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, hoping to go all the way. The Scottish international Christy Grimshaw was the big hero today with a hat-trick as well as an assist, showing great form.
Below are the key events from the game, as told by our correspondent Luca Maninetti. It’s worth noting that the game wasn’t streamed anywhere.
1′ – The match has started!
17′ – GOAL GOAL FOR MILAN!! Assist from Dompig for Grimshaw, who buries it past Valzolgher.
25′ – GOAL GOAL GRIMSHAW AGAIN!! Assist by Dompig! Photocopy of the first goal but from the right. 0-2!
27′ – Verona goal! Great solo action by Pasini. Game is back on!
42 ‘ – Penalty kick for Milan! Laurent brought down!
43′ – GOAL GOAL FOR MILAN! Laurent converts! 1-3!
45′ – The first half ends here! Rossoneri domination at Verona! Match without history but trouble in the second half if you let your guard down!
46′ – The second half has started!
47′ – GOAL GOAL FOR MILAN! Cross from Arnadottir for the head of Fusetti, as soon as she enters! 1-4.
49′ – Hellas Verona goal. Ledri reopens the match with a header following a deflection. 2-4!
52′ – GOAL GOAL FOR MILAN! Grimshaw again! hat-trick! 2-5! Assist by Dompig!
63′ – GOAL GOAL FOR MILAN! Laurent puts it in with a cross/shot, Grimshaw gets on the end of it even if it looked over the line already! 2-6!
80′ – Debut in official matches with the Rossoneri shirt for Giorgia Arrigoni.
87′ – MILAN GOAL GOAL! First goal with the Rossoneri for Rimanté Jonusaite! 2-7! Assist by Grimshaw!
90′ – FULL TIME! Milan overwhelm Hellas Verona 2-7 and deservedly fly to the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia. They will face Sassuolo there, victorious in Parma 0-1!
Goals: 17′ – 25′ – 52′ Grimshaw (M), 27′ Pasini (V), 43′ – 63′ Laurent rig. (M), 47′ Fusetti (M), Ledri 49′ (V), 87′ Jonusaite (M)
Hellas Verona (4-3-3): Valzolgher; Bursi, Zanni, Dallagiacoma, Capucci; Sardu, Ledri, Lotti; Federica Anghileri, Pasini, Kiamou. Subs: Shore, Meneghini, Datres, Rognoni, Requirez, Mariani, Mancuso, Bison, Corsi. Allenatore: Pachera
Milan (4-3-3): Copetti; Arnadottir, Piga, Swaby (46′ Fusetti), Thrige; Grimshaw, Mascarello (80′ Arrigoni), Adami (69′ Dubcova); Laurent (69′ Staskova), Dompig (76′ Jonusaite), Marinelli. Subs: Giuliani, Bergamaschi, Guagni, Mikulica. Tutto. Cordone