Perhaps the most significant victory in the ladies’ Scudetto triumph took place in the return leg league fixture at home to the Tuscan side. And what better stage to pull off a late than at the Allianz Stadium?
In front of a remarkable and record-breaking 39 000 crowd, the game saw a delicate battle unfold between the two sides. With emotions running high, each move was heavily calculated by both sets of players and coaches.
A defeat for either side would almost certainly double the chances of the victor’s success in the Scudetto race. It was because of that, that the two sides gave little to nothing away throughout the 90 minutes. It was only in the 85th minute, when the legs started to slow down, when Guarino’s charges put pressure on Fiorentina’s defence and capitalised on a defensive error to allow Sofie Pedersen to nod in the match-winner. It would be a victory that would allow Juventus to increase their one-point lead over their rivals to four with just four games to go.