A splendid sun shone over the Rossonere today at Vismara, going well together with a shining AC Milan performance as they put six past Pink Bari. A vital victory as Milan moved up to second in the standings with today’s 6-3 win on matchday nine of the Women’s Serie A, the Rossonere now level with Fiorentina on 29 points. Our girls put on a real show with a supreme second half, and it was Valentina Giacinti in particular who dominated proceedings with a superb hat-trick on the day. A flawless performance from the Milan captain as she also added another assist to her tally, really inspiring Milan as they ran riot in the second half at Vismara, Heroum, Jane and Thorvaldsdottir all also getting their names on the scoresheet. Although the attack were on top form, Milan’s defence would have been hoping for better, but Coach Ganz can be nothing but satisfied and full of confidence after what he saw on the pitch today. The Rossonere now turn their full attentions to the Derby, scheduled for Sunday 2 February at 12:30 CET at the Brianteo.
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Ready, set, and they’re off! It only took Milan 46 seconds to break the deadlock as Thorvaldsdottir squared it for Giacinti to slot home. Marrone came close to an own goal in the 5th minute after her header hit the post, but Pink Bari then drew level after 17 minutes of play as Torres tucked Zammit’s cross under the crossbar to make the scores 1-1. The Rossonere pushed on, seeing a Vitale goal ruled out for offside before retaking the lead through Giacinti, our skipper scoring her second with a lovely shot on the turn in the 50th minute. Heroum struck another for Milan in the 53rd minute, and then Jane finished off a blistering six minutes for Milan with another fired into the top corner from distance. Carp managed to cut the deficit following a corner in the 77th minute, but this only lasted a minute before Thorvaldsdottir netted another for the Rossonere. Valentina completed her hat-trick in the 82nd minute as she lashed in a rebound from close range, then Manno grabbed a consolation goal for the away side two minutes before full-time.
AC MILAN 6-3 PINK BARI
AC MILAN (4-3-2-1): Piazza; Heroum (71' Tamborini), Vitale, Fusetti, Tucceri Cimini; Čonč (77' Carissimi), Jane (83' Capelli), Mauri; Bergamaschi, Giacinti; Thorvaldsdottir. Subs.: Korenciova; Hovland, Žigić; Begić, Longo, Salvatori Rinaldi. Coach: Ganz.
PINK BARI (4-4-2): Myllyoja; Capitanelli (70' Manno), Di Bari (81' Soro), Marrone, Culver; Ketis, Zammit, Torres, Novellino; Honkanen, Carp. Subs.: Balbi; Larenza, Mascia; Buonamassa; Ceci. Coach: Caricola.
Referee: Rispoli from Locri.
Goals: 1', 50' and 82' Giacinti (M), 17' Torres (PB), 53' Heroum (M), 56' Jane (M), 77' Carp (PB), 78' Thorvaldsdottir (M), 88' Manno (PB).
Bookings: 21' Novellino (PB), 33' Di Bari (PB), 41' Capitanelli (PB).
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