Fresh off from being named one of the top wonderkids in world football, Maltese striker Haley Bugeja has gone and scored her eighth Serie A goal of the season.
Bugeja, 16, came off the bench at halftime yesterday, with her team Sassuolo down 1-0 to Florentia. The Maltese player’s teammates scored three goals in quick succession, and in the 83rd minute it was her turn to get in on the action.
Bugeja darted with the ball into the box but was tripped by a Flortenia defender, giving the referee no option but to award the penalty, which the Maltese starlet converted easily enough to make it 4-1.
Her goal can be seen here at 5:26
Two minutes later, Sassuolo scored again and the game finished 5-1, leaving them third in Serie A Femminile – 11 points behind leaders Juventus and five points off second-place Milan.
As for Bugeja, she is now the joint seventh top scorer in the league, quite an achievement for the former Mġarr United player!