The Giallorossi first in the standings start their 2023 off to a great start, with the Viola collapsing in the final. Reaction from the Nerazzurri, who win again at home
New year, same Rome. The Giallorossi had closed 2023 with European victories against San Polten and Slavia Prague, deserving the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the Olimpico against one of Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea. While waiting for what will be a great night regardless of the draw, meanwhile Spugna’s team – leaders with more than six over Juventus – had to resume their journey in the league too, where they had just returned from a knockout in the big match against the black and whites, who will try to answer on Sunday with Sassuolo. Roma did it in grand style, even making 7 of them on the field of a Fiorentina who, in front of the disconsolate eyes of the president Commisso, make up for the second fool in a row in their own stadium (he had already taken 6 from Milan) by being joined by Inter , rampant on Sampdoria (4-0). For the Viola it is the heaviest defeat ever.
The Giallorossi are off to a very strong start, thus celebrating the renewal of their coach Alessandro Spugna, fresh from the agreement until 2024, in the best possible way. All while waiting for the new signing Alva Selerud, full-back with the most assists in the last Swedish championship. Andressa took care of unlocking the match after just 4′, fastest of all to pounce on goalkeeper Baldi’s short rebuttal. The Brazilian midfielder will also score her team’s fourth goal in the second half, her sixth in 21 seasonal games (a beautiful one from 35 meters in the Champions League with Wolfsburg). Therefore, it is no longer news, as is Haavi, always dominant on the left. The Norwegian first serves the ball for the 2-0 of the 2000 class Giada Greggi and then drops the trio in the 54th minute after Giacinti’s crossbar and after Fiorentina had made up for it by surprise with Johannsdottir’s goal. At that point the Viola, 10 for Mijatovic’s red card at the end of the first half, give up completely and collect another 4 goals, three from the 85th minute onwards. The fifth is done by 2006 Zara Kramzar, taken in the summer by ZNH Ljubljana and already a rookie with Slovenia of the greats. Important physique, offensive attacking midfielder, she knows how to kick both right and left as well. Giugliano’s volley on the heel is a rare pearl.
Inter reacted, having no problems in liquidating a Sampdoria who thus lost their ninth match of this Serie A and found themselves in penultimate place. The nerazzurre needed to give a signal, knocked out in the last two games played at home (zero goals scored against Roma and Juventus) and victorious just once in the last six outings. A crisis, this, which has distanced them from first place, but Rita Guarino can smile: her girls did not miss the first match after the break, which instead had been happening inexorably for three years. Inter clings to its certainties, because the opening goal bears the name of the usual Elisa Polli, in the eighth center in the league. It was she who headed Karchouni’s free-kick in the 30th minute, with the latter doubling the lead just before the end of the first half, taking advantage of Chawinga’s shot. The Malawian striker, striker of the tournament with nine goals, scores the tenth at the beginning of the second half, while Chiara Robustellini, a 19-year-old left winger who thus finds her first joy in the top division, takes the chance in the 67th minute.
January 14th – 5.20pm
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