August 29 – Juventus’ women’s team defeated Torino Calcio Femminile 13-0 in a Coppa Italia match on Sunday to win their first ever competitive game.
Earlier this summer the Italian club announced the launch of a women’s football team to compete in the Serie A Femminile from the 2017-18 season. It’s the first time a senior women’s football team has represented Juventus.
The club was founded in 1897 and is owned by Fiat-founding dynasty the Agnelli family, one of Italy’s richest. Juventus is Italy’s most successful club with 33 domestic league titles, but until this summer they didn’t have a senior women’s team.
Previously, Juventus had only youth women’s teams. The club acquired a required Serie A licence and the team will compete as unpaid amateurs.
In 2015 Fiorentina were the first traditional men’s club to launch a woman’s team. Empoli, Sassuolo and Juventus have since followed suit and will all join the Serie A this season.
Last season Fiorentina topped the table, winning 21 of their 22 games and finishing eight points ahead of Brescia.
Rita Guarino’s side already have both feet in the second round of the Coppa Italia after they pummeled Torino Calico Femminile 13-0 in Pianezza.
“The most exciting moment was seeing the girls in the Bianconeri for the first time,” said coach Guarino at the end of the match. “They know we are at the start of a great adventure and we must live it … Fino Alla Fine!”
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