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3 vs 1
Played
January 16, 2014 4:00 AM SGT
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ A. De Marco‎
Attendance:‬ 35000‎
 
Top of the Match
José Callejón
José Callejón
Napoli
Lorenzo Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne
Napoli
Flop of the Match
Cristiano Del Grosso
Cristiano Del Grosso
Atalanta
Cristiano Del Grosso
Cristiano Del Grosso
Atalanta

Napoli 3-1 Atalanta: Callejon double sends Partenopei through

Rafael Benitez's men were made to work for the win but clinched their place in the next round thanks to the Italian's second-half strike

By Alec Fenn

Gokhan Inler, Raul Albiol, Josè Callejon, Napoli-Atalanta, Italy Cup, 01152014
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Two goals from Jose Callejon saw Napoli beat Atalanta 2-1 on Wednesday and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.

The Partenopei went into the game as favourites, with the visitors just five points above the relegation zone in Serie A, and Rafa Benitez's men ensured there was no cup shock at San Paolo.

However, the home side got off to the worst possible start, as Atalanta took the lead on 14 minutes when Giuseppe De Luca side-footed home from close range at the end of a counterattack.

But their lead was to last just 60 seconds. A left-wing cross from Anthony Reveillere found Callejon at the back post and the former Real Madrid man struck a wonderful volley back across goal and into the far corner.

The game remained level at the half-time interval and Napoli had to wait until the final 20 minutes before taking the lead for the first time on the night.

Lorenzo Insigne was the man who got the goal, with the Italy international firing home on 72 minutes after Gonzalo Higuain's floated pass was deflected into his path by Cristiano Del Grosso, as the defender appealed for offside.

Atalanta players surrounded officials to register their protests over the decision of the linesman not to raise his flag for offside, but the goal stood, and eight minutes later Benitez's men made absolutely sure of the win.

Gokhan Inler played in Callejon with a ball over the top of the back four and the Spaniard lashed the ball home to complete a 3-1 win and send Napoli into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.

 


Napoli

1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
3.00
13
3.50
33
Raúl Albiol
Defender
82′
2.50
5
2.50
11
Christian Maggio
Midfielder
3.00
88
Gökhan Inler
Midfielder
3.50
22
Josip Radošević
Midfielder
2.50
91
Duván Zapata
Striker
71′
2.50
19
Goran Pandev
Striker
60′
3.00
7
4.50
24
Lorenzo Insigne
Midfielder
72′
4.00

Atalanta

3.00
-
Ciro Polito
Goalkeeper
2.00
27
2.50
93
2.50
33
Mario Yepes
Defender
72′ 75′
3.00
-
3.00
18
3.00
5
Luigi Giorgi
Midfielder
84′
2.50
90
3.00
44
3.50
91
3.50
7

Substitutes

15
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-
Nikita Baranov
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Bruno Uvini
Defender
 - 
21
 - 
-
 - 
20
 - 
13
Davide Bariti
Midfielder
84′
 - 
17
Marek Hamsik
Midfielder
60′
3.00
14
 - 
9
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
78
 - 
28
3.00
2
 - 
3
 - 
10
 - 
8
2.50
21
Luca Cigarini
Midfielder
84′
 - 
11
 - 
23
2.50
-

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Felice Evacuo Felice Evacuo
Striker
3 1
Gervinho Gervinho
Striker
Roma
3 0
José Callejón José Callejón
Striker
Napoli
3 0
Marco Sansovini Marco Sansovini
Striker
Novara
3 0
Osariemen Ebagua Osariemen Ebagua
Striker
Spezia
3 0