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Key Battles: AC Milan Women vs AS Roma Women

Milan are looking to cap off their positive season with a piece of silverware.

AC Milan v SSC Napoli - Women Serie A Photo by Giuseppe Cottini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

AC Milan Women take on AS Roma in the Coppa Italia final tonight as the Rossonere look to win their first ever trophy in the history of the side. The side have not lost to Roma this season with 1 win and 1 draw but the games have been tight and this tie looks to be a cagey affair too. Milan will likely to all out in attack as Giacinti and Dowie are tipped to start.

Key Battles

Centre back vs Striker

Laura Fusetti vs Paloma Lazaro

Despite Roma struggling in the goal scoring department, Lazaro who has 8 goals remains a threat and one who takes half chances. The Rossonere can find themselves out of place at times and napping on the job early on which creates difficult situations. Fusetti need to remain alert and shut out Lazaro to keep a third clean sheet against Roma this season.

Central midfielder vs Central defensive midfielder

Refiloe Jane vs Manuela Giugliano

This a battle of the midfield muscle on both sides to ensure the opposing attacking midfielders cannot break through the lines and create one-on-ones. Jane in particular will need to anchor the midfield so they do not lose their shape but will also need to drop even deeper to supplement the defence.

Striker vs Centre back

Valentina Giacinti vs Elena Linari

This is a huge game for Giacinti as a leader as she will need to command her side and keep them composed for the duration of the 90 minutes. Moreover, she will have the responsibility to breakdown the tough Linari/Swaby wall to get us a break through goal. She will have a tough night but will hopefully come out on top and lift the trophy.

Predictions

Fusetti Winner

Jane Winner

Giacinti Winner