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1 vs 0
Played
January 29, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 42131‎
 
 
Top of the Match
Gonzalo Higuaín
Gonzalo Higuaín
SSC Napoli
Etrit Berisha
Etrit Berisha
Lazio
Flop of the Match
Lorenzo Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne
SSC Napoli
Michael Ciani
Michael Ciani
Lazio

Napoli 1-0 Lazio: Higuain snatches semi-final spot

The Argentine ace struck in the final 10 minutes to book a place in the last four of the Coppa Italia against Roma

GONZALO HIGUAIN NAPOLI LAZIO COPPA ITALIA 29012014
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Gonzalo Higuain snatched a late 1-0 win for Napoli as they dumped Coppa Italia holders Lazio out of the competition on Wednesday.

A tepid quarter-final affair at the Stadio San Paolo looked to be meandering towards extra-time before the former Real Madrid man showed neat reactions to divert an off-target shot past Etrit Berisha.

Despite a semi-final meeting with Roma being up for grabs, Lazio never looked like getting through, with Pepe Reina in the Napoli goal rarely tested.

Both sides struggled to create chances throughout much of the first half, but Gokhan Inler should have put the hosts ahead 25 minutes in, but he could only scuff his six-yard effort and Lazio cleared.

Napoli took the impetus on and Jorginho ended the first half with a curling effort from 30 yards that clipped the post on its way wide.

The second half continued in a similar vein with much of Napoli's good play coming through January signing Jorginho, although Lazio stood firm at the back and repelled their attacks well.

Former Verona playmaker Jorginho went close to snatching a win with 10 minutes of normal time to go, but his rasping drive from the edge of the area flew over the crossbar.

But Napoli grabbed a deserved spot in the last four just two minutes later as Higuain flicked in Jose Callejon's scuffed effort - the Argentinian played onside by Mickael Ciani despite visiting appeals for the flag to be raised.

A listless Lazio were unable to work their way back into the game and were consigned to a first defeat since Edoardo Reja's return to the capital, while Napoli head on to their last four encounter with Roma.



SSC Napoli

25
Pepe Reina
Goalkeeper
3.00
13
3.00
21
3.00
33
Raúl Albiol
Defender
3.50
11
Christian Maggio
Midfielder
2.00
17
Marek Hamsik
Midfielder
76′
2.50
88
Gökhan Inler
Midfielder
3.00
-
Jorginho
Midfielder
15′ 91′
3.50
7
3.50
9
4.00
24
Lorenzo Insigne
Midfielder
69′
1.50

Lazio

3.50
1
Etrit Berisha
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
3.50
3
Andrè Dias
Defender
72′
4.00
29
3.50
85
2.00
23
Ogenyi Onazi
Midfielder
46′
3.50
24
2.50
7
2.00
19
Senad Lulic
Midfielder
88′
3.50
14
2.50
34

Substitutes

1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
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15
 - 
3
Bruno Uvini
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
5
 - 
13
Davide Bariti
Midfielder
 - 
20
 - 
22
 - 
14
3.00
19
3.00
91
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
95
 - 
22
2.50
20
 - 
-
Vinicius
Defender
2.50
39
 - 
26
Stefan Radu
Defender
 - 
87
 - 
17
 - 
-
Hernanes
Midfielder
 - 
27
Lorik Cana
Midfielder
 - 
5
Lucas Biglia
Midfielder
3.00
15

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Results
Quarter-finals
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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