Conor Clancy Date: 10th June 2021 at 8:19pm
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The Italian women’s team claimed a 1-0 win over the Netherlands at Ferrara’s Stadio Paolo Mazza in an on Thursday evening.

Juventus forward Cristiana Girelli scored the game’s only goal, converting a first-half penalty as Le Azzurre beat the world’s third-best team – as per the FIFA Women’s World .

Le Azzurre impressed in the first half in Ferrara, and might have been able to argue that they could have had more than just Girelli’s penalty find its way into the net against the 2019 Women’s runners-up.

In that 2019 tournament, it was the Netherlands who eliminated Italy with a 2-0 win in the quarter-finals.

Coppa Italia winners Angelica Soffia, Elisa Bartoli, Elena Linari and Manuela Giugliano of both started for Milena Bertolini’s Azzurre, which was dominated by Roma and Juventus players.