Serie A round up: Inter hit six, Roma squeeze past Napoli

Players of FC Internazionale celebrate victory at the end of the Serie A match
Players of FC Internazionale celebrate victory at the end of the Serie A match vs AS Roma on January 20, 2024. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Inter produced a free-scoring display to sweep past Pomigliano by a 6-2 scoreline on matchday 16 of the Serie A season. Elsewhere, the reigning champions Roma edged out basement side Napoli to continue their title push.

Join us, as we round up all five matches that took place in Serie A over the weekend.

Napoli 0-1 Roma

Roma went into the contest in a positive mood after recording a 3-0 win over Napoli in midweek to overturn a first-leg deficit and seal their place in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Roma required just one goal in Saturday’s contest, with Manuela Giugliano producing the decisive strike in the closing stages of the second half.

The 26-year-old crept in at the far post to turn the ball home from Emilie Haavi’s lofted cross. While Roma are leading the way in the top flight, Napoli are propping up the table with just three points to their name.

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Sassuolo 1-0 AC Milan

Milan’s forgettable Serie A campaign continued with a narrow 1-0 defeat in Saturday’s meeting with Sassuolo. Daniela Sabatino kept her composure to dispatch her 33rd minute spot-kick and score what proved to be the only goal of the game.

Sassuolo are in fifth place with 23 points, while Milan are languishing in eighth position with 15 points from 16 matches.

Pomigliano 2-6 Inter

Inter required less than three minutes to take the lead in Sunday’s away meeting with Pomigliano. Annamaria Serturini cut inside onto her favoured right foot, before firing an unstoppable strike past Emilie Gavillet. Haley Bugeja then added a quick second to put the visitors in the driving seat. Lina Magull produced a deft finish to effectively wrap up all three points before the half-time break.

Following a disappointing first period, Pomigliano finally got on the scoresheet in the 57th minute following a Beatrix Fördős own goal.

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Magull then found the net to score her fifth goal in three league games. Pomigliano went on to double their tally with Chiari Robustellini diverting the ball into her own net. However, the 20-year-old quickly made amends, drilling the ball into the bottom corner to restore Inter’s three-goal advantage. 

Maja Jelčić poked the ball home from close range in the 76th minute to wrap up a dominant win.

Fiorentina 2-1 Sampdoria

Fiorentina claimed a narrow win over Sampdoria to remain just a point behind second-placed Juventus. The hosts broke the deadlock in the 20th minute when Cecilia Re diverted the ball into her own net as she attempted to block Miriam Longo’s shot. After taking a slender lead into the break, Fiorentina doubled their advantage with just 10 minutes remaining of regulation time.

Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir latched onto Emma Severini’s well-weighted pass to slide the ball past the onrushing Amanda Tampieri. Victoria DellaPeruta pulled a goal back in the closing stages but it was all too little too late as Sampdoria fell to a second straight defeat in all competitions

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Juventus 5-0 Como

Juventus opened the scoring in the 16th minute, with Maëlle Garbino tapping home from Sofia Cantore’s squared ball. Cantore proved her second assist just after the half-hour mark when her cross was nodded in by the unmarked Cristiana Girelli.

After doubling her side’s advantage before the break, Girelli added her second and Juventus’ third within five minutes of the restart. Lisa Boattin then sent a driven effort into the bottom corner to register her first goal of the Serie A season. Lindsey Thomas came off the bench to round off the scoring in the 85th minute, ensuring Juventus kept hold of second spot.

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