Lazio Women’s terrible start to the season continued with a painful 6-1 loss to Fiorentina Femminile last weekend.
Coach Carolina Morace has now failed to secure even a single point after the first four games of the Serie A Femminile season, a tough pill to swallow for the newly-promoted side. Fiorentina Femminile’s confidence and experience was clear, leaving the Roman club looking lost.
Lazio Women (4-2-3-1): Stephanie Ohrstrom; Margot Gambarotta, Maria Thomsen, Beatrix Foerdos, Nora Heroum; Arianna Pezzotti (71′ Virginia Di Giammarino), Ella Mastrantonio; Antonietta Castiello (71′ Sarah Mattei), Signe Holt Andersen, Rachel Cuschieri (58′ Noemi Visentin); Adriana Martin (64′ Francesca Pittaccio).
Fiorentina Femminile (4-4-2): Katja Schroffenegger; Martina Zanoli (48′ Serena Ceci), Alice Tortelli, Darya Kravets, Valery Vigilucci; Sara Baldi (75′ Marta Mascarello), Sarah Huchet, Claudia Neto (76′ Stephanie Breitner), Margherita Monnecchi (75′ Federica Cafferata); Daniela Sabatino, Karin Lundin (76′ Melania Martinovic).
Lazio Women were on the back foot from the outset, with Fiorentina Femminile clearly being in the driving seat following the kickoff.
The Florence-based side converted off this momentum after only 10 minutes, with Lundin scoring the opener to make it 1-0.
Barely 11 minutes later and la Viola doubled their lead, with Sabatino finding the back of the net in the 21st minute.
Fiorentina held all the cards as the game developed, being the much more experienced and confident side, despite coach Morace’s attempts to galvanise her squad.
In the 39th minute, things went from bad to worse, with Lundin scoring her second of the match to make it 3-0.
Just before half-time, Lundin secured her hattrick, scoring the fourth goal of the game to give Fiorentina a 4-0 lead.
In the second half, Lazio tried to play with a little more confidence, but this was not rewarded and in the 68th minute another painful blow came, this time with Monnecchi scoring to give la Viola a 5-0 advantage.
A few minutes later Lazio’s only consolation of the match came, with Andersen finding the back of the net in the 74th minute to make it 5-1.
The end of Lazio Women’s afternoon was emblematic of the game, with Sabatino scoring her second goal of the match to make it 6-1 after 89 minutes.
Lazio Women’s loss to Fiorentina Femminile on Sunday means that the Roman club have now failed to pick up a single point after their first four games of the season.