Sunday’s 2-0 win over Fiorentina will feel twice as significant to Juventus Women. Beating La Viola on their own patch will represent revenge for the Italian Super Cup defeat but also a significant result in the team’s push towards a possible league title. The three points keep the Bianconere on the heels of league-leaders Milan, while creating a bit of daylight between themselves and Sunday’s opponents.
It was a toughly-fought match from the outset but one that Juventus controlled with admirable character and which was ultimately decided by Cristiana Girelli, who gave the away side a first-half lead, and Barbara Bonansea’s strike after the interval. The ladies’ next clash will be on Saturday 1 December at 14:30 CET, when they will welcome Sassuolo and hope to keep up the pressure on Milan.