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Women sign off Serie A with 2-1 win over Milan

Women sign off Serie A with 2-1 win over Milan
Women sign off Serie A with 2-1 win over Milan
Women sign off Serie A with 2-1 win over Milan

Juventus Women rounded off their Serie A campaign with a 2-1 victory over AC Milan – showing no signs of easing up after clinching a fifth consecutive title last week.

With the two sides' league positions already decided, the only thing at stake was the result itself and this made for an open, flowing game that was enjoyable to watch.

The hosts had the better of the opening 20 minutes possession-wise but never really threatened the Juventus goal. 

The Bianconere meanwhile – donning the 2022/23 home kit, which will be on display at Allianz Stadium on Monday – began moving up through the gears and fashioned their first opening with 21 minutes on the clock. Barbara Bonansea drew a save out of former Juve keeper Laura Giuliani but Julia Grosso was unable to turn in the loose ball.

Down the other end Roberta Aprile was alert to beat Lindsey Thomas to a cross before Greta Adami let fly with an unstoppable effort which fortunately just missed the target.

The champions stepped up their game and took the lead on the half-hour mark when Annahita Zamanian pounced on a mistake by Laura Fusetti and unleashed a shot that proved too hot for Giuliani to handle.

AC Milan's response was a free kick by Linda Tucceri Crimini but Juve ended the half on the front foot with further chances for Lina Hurtig and Sofie Junge Pedersen.

Joe Montemurro's girls doubled their lead soon after the restart and a fine move it was. Andrea Staskova's clever lay-off found Pedersen, who duly obliged with a fierce finish beneath the bar.

Five minutes later the pair teamed up again. This time it was Pedersen, after collecting from Bonansea, who set up Staskova but the Czech striker's effort was blocked.

Midway through the half a rare foray forward by the Rossonere saw Martina Piemonte and Valentina Bergamaschi miss the chance to pull one back from close range.

At this point the match began to peter out as the Bianconere looked to conserve energy and avoid injuries with next week's cup final in mind.

However, there was time for Nicole Arcangeli to make her Serie A debut and she had the chance to cap it off with a goal on the counter-attack in the 73rd minute but wasn't able to find the target.

Milan halved the deficit in injury time through Celeste Boureille but it was too late to attempt a comeback. 

Attentions now turn to the Coppa Italia final next weekend when the girls will bid to end another fabulous season on a high note.

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