One of the highlights of the 2018-19 Serie A Femminile season was seeing Juventus and Fiorentina taking the field in front of a packed house at Allianz Stadium. The 39,000 in attendance show a late-season Scudetto showdown, one that Juventus was able to win 1-0 over Fiorentina and essentially wrap up its second straight league title.
The Juve women will be a part of another historic night in Italy.
They just won’t be the home team this time around.
It was announced by the FIGC on Tuesday that Juventus Women’s first game out of the current international break, a trip over to Lombardi to face Milan on Monday, Oct. 5, will be played at the San Siro. It will be the first time ever that a women’s game will be played at the historic stadium in Milan — which, if it weren’t for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, would have drawn quite the crowd based on the simple fact of how many people attended a women’s game the last time a major Serie A Femminile showdown was played in a big stadium.
C'È SEMPRE— FIGC Calcio Femminile (@FIGCfemminile) September 15, 2020
⚔️ #MilanJuventus, big match della quarta giornata, si giocherà a ! ⚽ ️
️ Lunedì, 5 ottobre 2020 ⌚ 20.45
https://t.co/ri5vMn5J0O#SerieAFemminile | @TIM_vision pic.twitter.com/ONKg0PVxue
(Dammit, this is the kind of early season game that deserves a big crowd, no matter if it’s in favor of Juventus or Milan. This stupid virus. Even if Italy has done and suppressed it for the most part, the fans-back-in-the-stands aspect is still something that nobody knows when it will actually happen.)
Two of the best teams in Italy, Milan handed the Juve women one of their two draws last season, a wild 2-2 result that saw the Rossonere score in the 93rd minute to tie things up. A lot like that game, this year’s first meeting between Juve and Milan will kickoff off a key stretch for the Italian champions, one that will also see them play another one of Serie A Femminile’s best, Fiorentina, all of a week later.
Juventus, Milan and Fiorentina are the three teams that have started the 2020-21 campaign with three wins in their first three games, respectively. While Juve hasn’t looked all that great in going 3 for its first 3, Milan has outscored the opposition 9-1 in their first three games, setting the early pace for best defense in the league. (A title which has belonged to Juventus for the last three seasons, by the way.)
Has the makings of quite the early season test for the reigning champions, doesn’t it?
(Yes, yes it does.)