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21 January 2014
• Stadio Olimpico, Roma
Referee: P. Tagliavento
• Attendance: 60000
Y. Gervinho 79'
And Roma are through! Gervinho's late goal has settled it and the Giallorossi are deservedly into the semi-finals, where they will meet either Lazio or Napoli.
90' + 4'
Yellow Card Arturo Vidal
90' + 2'
Vidal takes a left-footed pop shot, but it goes high, high over the bar. He was leaning back the whole way.
90' + 1'
Pjanic!! The attacker does more brilliant work before firing a long-range effort inches wide of the post. Just three more minutes of injury time...
Marchisio gets some ridicule from the Roma fans as he lifts one over the top. It was opening up for him nicely there, but his technique was all over the shop.
Gervinho! The former Arsenal man is on the end of a nice counterattacking Roma move, but fires a tame shot into Storari's hands.
Francesco Totti is withdrawn to a standing ovation from the home fans and Adem Ljajic is replacing him. He takes his time going off, it's safe to say.
Juventus have responded to falling behind by bringing on Carlos Tevez, who immediately threatens down the right. Can Juve force extra-time?
Assist Kevin Strootman
GOAL!!!! GERVINHO! An absolutely brilliant move from the hosts, and Pjanic, fresh off the bench intercepts in midfield, feeds Strootman on the left, who dinks it into Gervinho and the Ivorian makes no mistake.
Juve are going for this - they've taken off the ineffective Giovinco and brought on Llorente.
ISLA!! The Chilean picks up the ball in midfield and strides towards goal, but doesn't get a hold of his shot and it drifts wide.
Totti has shown up with some fantastic touches in the last few minutes. He probably hasn't had the best game of the season, but there's plenty of life in him yet.
Roma are starting to turn the screw now. Will we see a winner?
Yellow Card Leandro Castán
Oh dear, De Sanctis. The Roma keeper comes out to claim a high cross, but makes a complete meal of it. Peluso beats him to the punch and gets in a header, but it flies well over.
After a decent first half, this game is in danger of getting a bit scrappy. Juve have woken up since the break and there are a few full-blooded tackles in there.
Yellow Card Kevin Strootman
Yellow Card Federico Peluso
And now a Juve man goes into the book for a horrible late tackle on Gervinho. Peluso the first one in black and white to pick up a yellow.
Roma have been pretty good going forward, but they've shown an ugly side too. Maicon is perhaps lucky to avoid a booking for scything down Ogbonna.
Juve have definitely provided much more of a response so far this half, but Roma are still edging this. Will they start to think about bringing on Destro?
There's yet another great right-wing Roma cross into the danger zone. Gervinho is there this time but a timely intervention stops it from reaching the Ivorian.
FLORENZI! Torosidis hangs a lovely ball in there and the Italian meets it, but his header goes just wide.
Roma survive one there. There's not much in the way of protest from the Bianconeri players. Will that serve as a wake-up call to the hosts?
Ruled out! Juve have the ball in the back of the net when Peluso nods home a cross, but the flag is up - did the ball go out of play before finding him?
And we're back under way. Juventus have brought Ogbonna on for Chiellini - Antonio Conte will be hoping that won't be too serious.
And that's half-time. Roma and Juventus are still locked at 0-0, but that's not for a lack of industry from the Giallorossi. The longer it stays like this, the tenser it's going to be.
Maicon decides to stop whipping in dangerous crosses and has a dig from all of 40 yards. Probably not the best strategy - it flies into the stands.
Another brilliant counter from Roma sees Maicon pick up possession on the right and try to find Florenzi on the far post, but the Italian can't quite meet the ball. Another good move.
For the first time in what seems like ages, Juve have the ball in Roma territory, but they do very little with it.
Maicon! A brilliant turn of pace from the Brazilian, who gets down the right and puts in a lovely low cross. Storari gets a hand to it and it almost falls to Nainggolan, but Juve survive.
Roma are really starting to cause Juve problems now. This time, it's Maicon who gets down the right and tries a one-two with Totti, but Marchisio gets it away.
Oh, that's wasteful. Gervinho does brilliantly down the right, beating his full-back before crossing, but no one commits to getting on the end of his well-hit ball. Just a touch and Storari would have been beaten!
Totti! The Italian comes the closest to breaking the deadlock with a beautifully-struck left-footed volley which goes about a foot wide.
That was so close to being perfect! Juve waste a corner down the left and Roma break quickly. Totti feeds Gervinho, who tries to flick it into the path of his skipper, who can't quite reach the goal.
Yellow Card Alessandro Florenzi
Roma have another man in the book for yet another foul on Sebastian Giovinco. This time it's Alessandro Florenzi, for a pretty cynical foul after the Italian dodged a challenge from Strootman.
So close! Torosidis bends one towards the far post and it's inches away from finding Strootman. Any contact there, and Roma are a goal up.
Totti!! Gervinho does well in the box and finds De Rossi, who, after a neat turn or two, feeds Totti, but the skiipper's left-footed effort is charged down. Bet move of the match by far.
It's still Roma who are making most of the running, but there's something threatening about Juve when they go forward. Roma have had more shots, but the Binaconeri are looking more incisive.
Yet another long-range shot from Roma. This time it's Leandro Castan, of all people. Can't help but think that Roma should either place these better or try and get closer to the goal.
After that little period of pressure from the visitors, Roma look to swing the pendulum back in their favour. Gervinho tries a give-and-go with Torosidis, but can't latch onto the Greek's return pass.
As expected, Pirlo steps up, but his strike comes off the wall and bounces behind. You can still hear the boos coming from all over the stadium.
Yellow Card Mehdi Benatia
And now we have our first yellow of the day as Benatia pulls back Giovinco. The Moroccan was certainly the last man there and Juve think he should be sent off, though. This is still in Pirlo range, so they shouldn't be too disappointed.
More positive play from Roma now as Florenzi picks up the ball in the Juve half and drives froward but his eventual shot is dragged wide again. Roma are doing well to get into these positions, but they need to start testing Storari.
The officials are the subject of more ire from the crowd as Gervinho ruled offside. It was certainly very, very tight.
Nainggolan wins the ball controversially in midfield and fires in shot from distance but it's dragged wide. May as well have a go...
There's a chorus of boos ringing out around the stadium after Totti is penalised for a foul on Barzagli. Roma are really looking to unsettle Juve.
Giovinco tries to break down the Juventus right, but Nainggolan gets back and wrestles him off the ball. No free kick is given and that's good defending from the former Cagliari man. Roma showing some great commitment so far.
It's been a noticeably cagey start to the match for both teams. Roma have perhaps had the better of proceedings so far, Totti having a long-ranger charged down before Maicon wins a corner.
And we're off! Roma get the game started. The Stadio Olimpico certainly looks like one of the loudest places in the world at the moment.
Kick off is just seconds away - don't go anywhere!
Juventus: Storari; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Peluso; Giovinco, Quagliarella
The line-ups are in. Here's Romas: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Torosidis; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman; Florenzi, Totti, Gervinho
Good evening and welcome to Goal's LIVE coverage of Roma's Coppa Italia clash with Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico. I'm Enis Koylu and this should be a cracking match!
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