Another win, another clean sheet, three more points. AC Milan Women triumphed in Pomigliano and recorded their seventh win of the season to keep pace near the top of the table - this 2-0 victory was, furthermore, the Rossonere's 50th win in the top flight. Ganz's girl reached this milestone following goals from Christy Grimshaw and Linda Tucceri Cimini - both in the first quarter of an hour - and never looked in trouble after taking the two-goal lead. Between the two goals, Pomigliano hit the post from a free-kick.
AC Milan hadn't won at least three consecutive away fixtures since October 2020. We, therefore, have to applaud the Rossonere, who - following Tucceri Cimini's free-kick - have had ten different goalscorers in the league so far this season: no team in Serie A had had more. It's a big result and will be sure to give the Rossonere a confidence boost ahead of next Saturday's Coppa Italia tie away at Cittadella. The league, meanwhile, will resume on Sunday 5 December with the hotly-anticipated Derby against Inter at Vismara.
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With respect to the win over Empoli, Giuliani, Árnadóttir and Giacinti started, as did Stapelfeldt, who replaced Codina Panedas after she pulled up with a problem during the warm-up. The Rossonere made a lightning-fast start, hitting the post through Giacinti (5') before taking the lead three minutes later. Giacinti, almost by accident, assisted Grimshaw from a corner; the Scotland midfielder held her nerve to coolly slot it past Cetinja. The hosts reacted and, in the 12th minute, Moraca hit the post from a free-kick. The Rossonere doubled their advantage three minutes later, also from a dead ball: Tucceri Cimini struck the free-kick splendidly to make it 2-0 to AC Milan. The hosts looked stunned and AC Milan dominated possession of the football, creating a couple of chances through Thomas in the 26th minute - just over - and Giacinti in the 38th minute from outside the area.
The tempo dropped after the break but Pomigliano did try to react, mainly through Vaitukaityte and Moraca; AC Milan responded with chances of their own for Grimshaw and Árnadóttir. The Rossonere maintain their grip on the game, though the hosts did call Giuliani into action with attempts from Moraca and Ippolito. The Rossonere were well on top in the final stages: new signing and substitute Jonušaitė fired just off target (78'); Giacinti then sent Grimshaw on her way on the break but goalkeeper Cetinja came out to deny the Scottish midfielder her brace (85'). It ended 2-0.
POMIGLIANO 0-2 AC MILAN
POMIGLIANO (4-3-3): Cetinja; Tudisco, Luik, Cox, Fusini (63' Ejangue); Vaitukaityte, Ferrandi (63' Puglisi), Ferrario; Ippolito, Salvatori Rinaldi, Moraca. Subs.: Russo, Apicella, Massa, James Buhigas, Banusic, Aversa, Capparelli. Coach: P. Panico.
AC MILAN (3-4-3): Giuliani; Árnadóttir, Agard, Fusetti; Bergamaschi, Adami, Grimshaw, Tucceri Cimini; Thomas (61' Jonušaitė), Giacinti, Stapelfeldt (52' Rizza). Subs.: Fedele, Korenčiová; Codina Panedas; Mauri, Selimhodzic; Longo, Miotto. Coach: Ganz.
Referee: Crezzini from Siena.
Goal: 8' Grimshaw (M), 15' Tucceri Cimini (M).
Booked: 12' Adami (M), 19' Árnadóttir (M), 66' Puglisi (P).
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