Juventus Women are the Italian champions! The Federal Council confirmed their decision today, further certifying yet another leading season both on and off the field in the league and continuing on the path paved from the very first season where they were crowned #WOMENF1RST. From that very first day, Juventus Women have approached every day with passion, determination and a desire to always win and improve. For our Women, this is the third title in as many years of history, yet another recognition of an extraordinary job done on the field.
Always in the lead, from start to finish. After last season brought nothing but pure excitement, which was evidenced by a second Scudetto win and an Italian Cup victory, in addition to the historic Premiére - an unforgettable day not only for the Bianconeri, but for all women's football - the Women approached this season by looking to make history once again.
From the first victory against Empoli that inaugurated the Serie A journey, until the last match won against Verona 4-0, the Bianconere proved to be nothing but leaders in every sense of the word. They faced repeated tests of strength, in which they came out stronger for, and it reflected in their position on the table in being log-leaders: undefeated in the league, with the best attack (48 goals) and the best defence (10 goals conceded).
There were many important junctions in the season, which the Women always faced with great team spirit, the usual quality and also a lot of determination. These characteristics were evident from the very first game against Empoli, in the game against Fiorentina, which allowed them to get the better of their direct title rival, and also in the most complicated of away matches like that against Roma, or in the return matches against Tavagnacco or Empoli, played at Nereo Rocco and Carlo Castellani respectively, which opened for the first time to women's football.
#LEAD3RS | Always on top!
Coach Guarino and her staff immediately identified strengths to bet on and weaknesses to work on, thus building the best possible Juve. A solid and lethal team, capable of perfectly integrating the new arrivals, who all proved decisive when called upon. Making the difference, like every year, was the unity of the group, who proved themselves able to work as a unit all while putting in stand-out individual performances: Cristiana Girelli ended the season as the leading goalscorer, with 16 goals in 16 games, Andrea Staskova was able, in her first year, to score in every competitions, Martina Rosucci reached the 10-goal mark, and Annahita Zamanian scored on her debut.
The list goes on, with every leading lady deserving of a mention. There are those who have experienced important moments, such as Cecilia Salvai and Barbara Bonansea, who put their injuries behind them and became protagonists, or Tuija Hyyrynen, who found the back of the net to score her first goal with the Juventus jersey. And then there are those who continued to be leaders such as; Laura Giuliani, Sara Gama, Sofie Pedersen, and Aurora Galli.
Lisa Boattin and Arianna Caruso continued to grow with each touch of the ball, while Linda Sembrant and Maria Alves inserted themselves in the best possible way. The secret, as previously mentioned, however, has always been the unity of the group and even those who have had a reduced number of minutes on the pitch played an important role: Michela Franco, Aleksandra Sikora, Doris Bacic, Sabrina Tasselli and the three youngsters Vanessa Panzeri, Melissa Bellucci and Asia Bragonzi.