Roma Women got off to a winning start in the 2020-21 Coppa Italia by thrashing Tavagnacco 5-0 on Saturday morning.
It was a productive match for several players, as Betty Bavagnoli gave some opportunities to those who do not start as regularly.
The first and last goals were both scored by players who had never found the net for Roma before. Osinachi Ohale opened the scoring on her first start for the club, before Emma Severini rounded off the win.
In doing so, Severini has set a new record for Roma. She is now the youngest ever player to score for the women’s team.
The Italian is just 17 years and four months of age. No other player has ever scored for the team before their 18th birthday.
The previous youngest player to score for Roma Women was Giada Greggi, who was 18 years old and nine months when she opened her account.
This was only Severini’s second appearance for the senior team, after a 20-minute cameo against Orobica last season.
Severini had come on as a substitute at half-time, and her goal came in the third minute of stoppage time. Hence, she has got off the mark just over an hour into her Roma career.
Only Ohale and Annamaria Serturini (both 59 minutes), Lindsey Thomas (56 minutes) and Paloma Lazaro (20 minutes) have scored their first goal for Roma Women in less time than Severini.
It’s a promising sign that Roma can translate their strength at youth level into the first team.
Note: Since the publication of this article, Alice Corelli has overtaken Severini as the youngest scorer for the club, at 17 years and two months.