Having found it much harder than expected, AC Milan fought out a 1-0 win over Orobica and continued their pursuit of second place in the Women’s Serie A. It was Dominika Čonč’s late goal that decided proceedings in Cologno al Serio, ensuring that all three points went home with the Rossonere. Despite sitting in bottom spot of the league, the hosts held out for the majority of the game without ever really troubling Korenčiová. It wasn’t the Rossonere’s best performance by any means, but Ganz’s girls showed great character in grinding out a result and now climb to 26 points in the table, leapfrogging Roma and finding themselves just two points behind Fiorentina. Their next match comes at home to Pink Bari, kick-off scheduled for 12:00 CET on Wednesday 29 January at Vismara.
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Coach Ganz made a handful of changes to his starting line-up, especially in defence. The game took a while to get going, the Rossonere dominating possession but struggling to create anything of note. Giacinti tried one from a free kick in the 16th minute, Begić headed one at goal in the 31st minute and Thorvaldsdottir also had a great chance just before half-time; but none of them could find the breakthrough. AC Milan looked livelier in the second half, more chances falling to Carissimi on the volley, Heroum from the edge of the area and Tucceri Cimini as she almost scored directly from a corner. Žigić hit the post in the 71st minute and Tucceri Cimini again came close with her cross-cum-shot in minute 86, but then the breakthrough finally arrived. Captain Giacinti came up with a great bit of play in the 88th minute, but with her effort saved, it was Čonč there to grab the ball and slot home for the winner at full-time.
OROBICA 0-1 AC MILAN
OROBICA (3-5-2): Lonni; Visani, Marlot (48' M. Milesi), Zanoli; Magni, C. Merli, Vavassori, Foti (71' L. Merli), Hilaj; Muya, Kalasic (65' Cortesi). Subs.: Pilato; Brasi, G. Milesi; Campana, Salvi; Mandelli. Coach: Marini.
MILAN (4-3-3): Korenčiová; Bergamaschi, Vitale, Fusetti, Heroum; Čonč, Jane, Carissimi (63' Tucceri Cimini); Giacinti, Begić (46' Žigić) (77' Tamborini), Thorvaldsdottir. Subs.: Piazza; Žigić; Bellucci, Capelli, Mauri; Longo, Salvatori Rinaldi. Coach: Ganz.
Referee: Milone from Taurianova.
Goal: 88' Čonč (M).
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