For the past three seasons, fans of Roma's women's team have been lucky enough to watch live streams of the Giallorosse's matches on the club's various social media accounts, but while the powers that be in Serie A Femminile hash out their international broadcast rights, ardent followers (outside of Italy) of the Giallorosse have no choice but to follow the club from afar. While that's disappointing, Roma's scorching hot start to the new season should provide some solace.
After taking part in one of the strangest matches you'll ever see last weekend against Empoli, one in which Roma benefitted from not one, not two, but three own goals, Alessandro Spugna's squad left nothing to doubt yesterday in the Derby del Sole against Napoli.
While Napoli did well to bottle Roma's explosive attack in the early stages of yesterday's match, they could only contain the Giallorosse for so long, and after Andressa's 18th minute “was it a shot or pass?” tucked into the far left post from an incredibly acute angle, the rout was well and truly on.
Following Andressa's jaw-dropper, Roma immediately added two more goals in the span of three minutes, with Annamaria Serturini and Manuela Giugliano extending Roma's lead to 3-0 in only the 21st minute.
Napoli would pull a goal back in the 41st minute thanks to Eleonora Goldoni, giving the visitors some faint hope prior to half-time, but then Elisa Bartoli slammed the door firmly shut in the 45th minute with a near-post one-timer, pushing the final scoreline to 4-1, giving Roma their second win in as many matches.
Thanks to yesterday's victory, Roma is now a perfect 2-0, and thanks to their league-leading seven goals and +6 goal differential, Spugna's crew are top of the table after two rounds of play.
So, for the North Americans among us, enjoy the highlights of Roma's latest goal-fest.
Roma will run it back next Saturday against newly-promoted Pomigliano; we'll try our best to provide the most up-to-date coverage as possible, but, if nothing else, we'll pass along the highlights when they become available.