Roma Women leave it late to beat Empoli via debutant Bergersen and leader Linari

Roma Women picked up their first win of 2022 by beating Empoli in dramatic style on Saturday.

After returning from the winter break with a Supercoppa Italiana defeat to AC Milan, Roma faced a tough task to start the second half of the Serie A Femminile season well due to the number of Covid-19 cases and injuries affecting the squad.

Indeed, they fell behind against Empoli after Chante-Mary Dompig scored in the 39th minute, giving the visitors the half-time lead.

But the last 10 minutes of the game saw Roma turn things around. First, debutant Mina Bergersen – drafted in from the youth ranks – equalised with six minutes of normal time to spare. Then, Elena Linari won it with a penalty in the sixth minute of added time.

The result sees Roma remain in second place.

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