05 January 2022
HEAD-TO-HEAD Juventus and Sassuolo have met in nine previous matches, all in Serie A: eight wins for the Bianconere and one for the Neroverdi. The Lady has also kept a clean sheet on six occasions.
SASSUOLO STRUGGLES Juventus are the side against which Sassuolo have suffered the most defeats in Serie A (eight) and the one against which they have scored the fewest goals (four) among those they have faced more than five times in the top-flight.
UNBEATEN RUN Juventus, which are the team with the longest current streak of unbeaten matches in Serie A (51 matches - 49W, 2D). The last time they were defeated in the top-flight was against Sassuolo in March 2019. Decisive goal of Tomaselli in the final minutes following those of McSorley and Girelli.
2021 RECAPPED In 2021, Juventus (69) and Sassuolo (53) are the two teams that have collected the most points in Serie A, they have scored the most goals (75 and 47) and have conceded the least (eight and 18, considering the teams always present in the top league throughout the calendar year).
DEBUTING SEMIS This will be Sassuolo's first semifinal in all competitions. So far the Neroverdi have played the most quarter-finals in the Italian Cup, being eliminated on both occasions at the hands of Milan (2018/19 and 2020/21). The first leg match with Florentia in the 2019/20 Italian Cup is excluded when the tournament was then interrupted by Covid.
FAV TARGET Since Sassuolo made their Serie A debut (2017/18), Cristiana Girelli, like Valentina Giacinti, is one of two players who have scored the most goals against the Neroverdi in all competitions (seven each). The Bianconera also hit the target in the last league match, scoring a double-header.
YOUNG GUNS Among the players to have hit double digits in 2021 in Serie A, the two youngest wear the jerseys of Juventus and Sassuolo: Andrea Stasková (11 goals at 21 years of age) and Sofia Cantore (12 strikes at the age of 22).
BONANSEA IN THE SUPER CUP With three goals to her name, Barbara Bonansea is Juventus' top scorer in the Super Cup (following her goal in the semifinal against Roma and two goals in the final against Fiorentina last January).