Roma Women clinch Supercoppa Italiana trophy after penalty shootout win over Juventus

Roma Women have earned the second trophy in their history – and just like the first, they have done so via a penalty shootout.

As runners up in both Serie A Femminile and the Coppa Italia last season, Roma earned the right to take on Juventus, the winners of each of those competitions in 2021-22, for the Supercoppa Italiana.

The game took place in Parma on Saturday and it has culminated in Roma lifting silverware.

Roma, who currently top the Serie A table after a strong start to the season, went in front in the 19th minute courtesy of in-form summer signing Valentina Giacinti.

However, they were pegged back on the hour mark by Lisa Boattin, whose goal would ultimately send the game to extra time.

There was no change to the scoreline in the additional 30 minutes, so the game had to be decided by penalties.

Both sides scored their first two penalties, with Manuela Giugliano and Elena Linari doing so for Roma, before Benedetta Glionna missed against her former side. Thankfully, Roma keeper Camelia Ceasar responded by saving Juventus’ own third effort.

There were then conversions by Paloma Lazaro and Emilie Haavi either side of a Juventus goal, which meant the Bianconere had to score their last effort. Once again, Ceasar kept it out to further cement her hero status at the club.

Of course, Ceasar already played a key part in the club’s previous trophy win, the 2021 Coppa Italia, by making saves in a penalty shootout. Now, she has risen to the challenge for her side again.

As a result, Roma are Supercoppa Italiana champions for the first time in their history.

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