Key battles: AC Milan Women vs AS Roma Women
AC Milan women face off AS Roma in the Coppa Italia final tonight as the Rossonere look to win their first-ever trophy in team history. The team haven’t lost to Roma this season with 1 win and 1 draw, but the games have been close and this tie also seems like a prudent affair. Milan will likely be all in attack as Giacinti and Dowie are asked to start.
Center-back vs striker
Laura Fusetti vs. Paloma Lazaro
Despite Roma struggling in the goal department, Lazaro, who has 8 goals, remains a threat and one taking half the chances. Rossoneres can sometimes get out of place and take a nap at work early, which creates difficult situations. Fusetti must remain vigilant and rule out Lazaro to keep a third clean sheet against Roma this season.
Central midfielder vs central defensive midfielder
Refiloe Jane vs. Manuela Giugliano
It is a battle of the muscle of the midfielder on both sides to ensure that opposing attacking midfielders cannot cross the lines and create a head to head. Jane in particular will need to anchor the midfielder so as not to lose form, but will also have to drop even deeper to complete the defense.
Forward vs center back
Valentina Giacinti vs. Elena Linari
It’s a huge game for Giacinti as a leader as she will have to command her side and keep them calm for the 90 minutes. In addition, she will be responsible for breaking the hard Linari / Swaby wall to allow us to cross the course. She will have a tough night, but hopefully will win the trophy.