There was late heartbreak for Roma Women against Juventus in the Coppa Italia Femminile final for the second season in a row on Sunday as a stoppage-time header denied Alessandro Spugna’s side the chance to complete the treble.
After beating Juventus to the Supercoppa Italiana and Serie A trophies, Roma were hoping to deprive them of the third and final domestic trophy on offer as the two sides met in Salerno.
A repeat of last year’s final, which Roma lost to an 84th-minute Juventus winner, it was a cagey affair with few clear-cut chances, although there were some moments of pressure late on from the Giallorosse.
Ultimately, Juventus found their groove at the crucial time, with Barbara Bonansea heading in a long ball from Lisa Boattin in the 93rd minute to allow Juventus to defend their trophy.
Subsequently, Roma’s dreams of a treble are over – but what a season it has been regardless.
Winning the league for the first time, ending Juventus’ five-Scudetto streak by finishing 13 points above them, and adding a maiden Supercoppa to the cabinet will be the legacies of this incredible campaign.
Sadly, there wasn’t to be one last hurrah, but the squad fully deserved the heartfelt show of appreciation from the travelling fans at the end.
This team has done Roma proud this season and will be anticipating a 2023-24 season with excitingly heightened expectations.