Juventus Women vs Fimauto Valpolicella: Match preview
Juventus Women have enjoyed a fantastic beginning to their maiden season, winning all nine Serie A matches, scoring 27 goals and conceding just twice.
Manager Rita Guarino couldn’t have wished for a better start in her first season in charge, and Guarino will be wanting to make sure the run continues when the Bianconere welcome Fimauto Valpolicella to Vinovo.
LAST TIME OUT
Before Juve’s winter break they produced an impressive 5-0 win away to Ravenna Woman.
Juventus Women opened the scoring after 19 minutes when Benedetta Glionna placed an unstoppable shot past the Ravenna Woman goalkeeper to give Juve a 1-0 half-time lead.
The Bianconere came storming out on the attack in the second half, and Juve doubled their lead on the 57th minute through a strike from Barbara Bonansea. Then just eight minutes later she managed to score her second of the match, and Juve’s third, with a precise angled drive from the right.
10 minutes from time, and a through ball to Sanni Franssi was seized upon by the Finnish striker, who took it around the goalkeeper and put the ball into an empty net to make it four to the Bianconere. Second half substitute, Katie Zelem made it 5-0 when the midfielder scored shortly after her introduction, after placing a first time shot into the back of the net to wrap the game up.
EYE ON THE OPPOSITION
Fimauto Valpolicella currently find themselves in mid-table in sixth place, and prior to the break fell at home 1-0 to third place Tavagnacco thanks to a Paola Brumana goal in the 12th minute. In addition to the defeat, Fimauto also lost goalkeeper Alessia Gritti to a straight red card in the 84th minute.
Despite a decent start to the season, Fimauto have now just one win in their last five matches so will be looking to arrest their slide when they travel to Turin.