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3 vs 0
Played
February 12, 2014 2:45 PM EST
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 40000‎
 
 
 
51′ Jorginho
 
Top of the Match
Gonzalo Higuaín
Gonzalo Higuaín
Napoli
Gonzalo Higuaín
Gonzalo Higuaín
Napoli
Flop of the Match
Adem Ljajic
Adem Ljajic
AS Roma
Kevin Strootman
Kevin Strootman
AS Roma

Napoli 3-0 Roma (agg 5-3): Partenopei reach fifth Coppa Italia final

Rafa Benitez's side was a resounding winner in the second leg in Naples as the club dismantled the 10-man Giallorossi.

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Napoli reached its fifth Coppa Italia final after beating Roma 3-0 (agg 5-3) in the second leg of their semifinal at San Paolo.

Jose Callejon headed in the opener in the 33rd minute as Napoli - which has won the tournament on four occasions, most recently in 2012 – took the lead on away goals.

Strikes in the first six minutes of the second half from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho sealed the result, while Roma's misery was condemned by the 79th minute dismissal of Kevin Strootman for two bookings.

Dries Mertens scored as a substitute in the first leg and was promoted to Napoli's starting lineup for the return fixture, with nine-time Coppa winner Roma making three changes from its win in the opener as captain Francesco Totti dropped to the bench.

Mattia Destro almost gave Roma the lead in the third minute from Adem Ljajic's cut back, but Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina was equal to the task and made a great save from point-blank range.

In a quiet first half, Gervinho had an effort blocked while Ljajic shot over, but just as Roma began to take control, Napoli claimed the lead.

Callejon got in between Vasilis Torosidis and Mehdi Benatia and converted his free header with aplomb, nodding Christian Maggio's excellent cross to the right of Roma's former Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Ljajic shot at Reina from a tight angle after he combined well with Miralem Pjanic as Roma searched for a response but the team was blown away just after the break.

Callejon scuffed an effort at De Sanctis after linking excellently with Higuain before Napoli scored again from the resultant corner, which was flicked on at the near post.

Higuain managed to get away from Torosidis to head in at the far post in the 48th minute and it was almost immediately followed by Jorginho's effort.

Mertens provided the third, cutting in from the left before producing a superbly timed ball that allowed Jorginho to beat the offside trap and lift the ball into the net.

Kevin Strootman's header was ruled out for offside and Destro nodded wide after Maicon's cross as Roma battled for a lifeline.

Strootman's night went from bad to worse in the 79th minute as he was sent off for fouling Callejon, which he followed up by kicking the ball at the player and sarcastically clapping the referee.

His actions summed up Roma's night, as Napoli was simply too good, setting up a meeting with Fiorentina in the final.

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Napoli

25
Pepe Reina
Goalkeeper
3.50
21
3.00
13
Faouzi Ghoulam
Defender
3.00
33
Raúl Albiol
Defender
3.50
-
Jorginho
Midfielder
48′ 51′ 85′
3.50
11
Christian Maggio
Midfielder
33′ 57′
3.00
17
Marek Hamsik
Midfielder
76′
3.50
88
Gökhan Inler
Midfielder
3.00
7
3.50
9
4.00
14
Dries Mertens
Striker
51′
3.50

AS Roma

3.00
26
2.50
5
2.50
17
2.00
35
2.50
6
3.00
15
Miralem Pjanic
Midfielder
62′
2.50
16
2.00
9
1.50
8
2.00
22
2.50
27
Gervinho
Striker

Substitutes

1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
13
 - 
5
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-
Henrique
Defender
85′
 - 
3
Bruno Uvini
Defender
 - 
20
 - 
85
Valon Behrami
Midfielder
76′
 - 
19
 - 
24
 - 
91
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Bogdan Lobonţ
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
3.00
13
Maicon
Defender
49′
 - 
33
Tin Jedvaj
Defender
 - 
46
 - 
-
 - 
11
Rodrigo Taddei
Midfielder
2.50
24
 - 
94
Federico Ricci
Midfielder
 - 
-
2.50
10

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Results
2nd Leg
Times In EST
 
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