Fiorentina don’t have any time to rue the point lost against AS Roma right at the end, because they’re back in Tuscany for a clash with Parma that looks like it could be key in deciding who drops to Serie B next year. In 66 previous meetings, the Viola hold a W24 D23 L19 edge, although that sinks to just W2 D5 L3 over their past 10 Serie A meetings. The reverse fixture was an unspeakably dreary scoreless draw that precipitated the sacking of Giuseppe Iachini.
I’ll still give him credit because he was the key reason why a Roma team with a fairly dangerous attack didn’t threaten the Viola much. LMQ—6: How much fun is he to watch? He can get a little carried away sometimes, as seen by his giveaway in the second half which gifted Roma a clear counterattack.
Manchester City Women will take a commanding lead to Italy in the Champions League as they beat Italian side Fiorentina 3-0 at the Academy Stadium. Two goals in the first four minutes from Ellen White and Lauren Hemp set the blues on the road to victory, with Sam Mewis heading in a third late on. It was the first meeting between the two sides in the Champions League and the blues were eager to follow up Sunday’s 4-0 hammering of Birmingham by taking a giant stride to the quarter-final.
|Champions League (League Winners): Internazionale|
|Champions League (League Position): Milan, Juventus, Atalanta|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Roma|
|Conference League (League Position): Napoli|
|Relegation (League Position): Torino, Parma, Crotone|