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Both these teams return to Serie A action next, with Napoli travelling to face Genoa, while Atalanta host Torino.
There goes the full-time whistle! Atalanta had more chances but were unable to really make the most of them in a cagey affair in Naples. Muriel had two big opportunities when one-on-one with Ospina, but the goalkeeper came off his line quickly to smother the danger both times. Napoli were rather toothless, but escape with a clean sheet. The first leg of this Coppa Italia semi-final finishes 0-0.
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FULL-TIME: NAPOLI 0-0 ATALANTA
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Napoli have everyone forward, with Atalanta camped in their own half. Can the hosts find a winning goal in the final minutes of the contest?
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Lammers is found just outside the box and his first touch pops the ball into the air. The substitute swings at it, but his effort is wild and he swipes his shot well wide of the target.
There will be SIX minutes of added time to come. Plenty of time for either side to come up with a winner.
Koulibaly's challenge on Ilicic is tired and clumsy and he earns himself a yellow card. Atalanta now have a free-kick in a very dangerous position to the right of goal.
OVER! Zielinski swings a corner into the middle and Koulibaly rises highest to nod at goal, but he's underneath it and can only steer the ball over the bar!
The final minutes of the contest are approaching but there hasn't been a great deal of goalmouth action lately. Neither side appears to be able to produce a sustained spell of pressure.
Lozano goes off for Napoli now, with a more natural striker in Osimhen taking his place.
Zapata is the last member of the front three that started the game for Atalanta to be substituted, with Lammers coming on to replace him.
WIDE! Ilicic plays a quick one-two and spreads it wide to Djimsiti, marauding forward from the back. The defender crosses into the middle where Gosens gets his head to the ball, but he can't flick it on target and nods wide!
Ilicic's introduction has been positive so far, with the substitute increasing the urgency and sharpness of his side's combination play in the final third already.
Meanwhile, the lively Muriel makes way for Ilicic as Gasperini makes a second change to his front three.
Gasperini makes a double-change of his own now as he looks to turn his side's dominance into something tangible. Pessina is replaced by Pasalic in the first alteration.
BLOCK! Muriel is found in a pocket of space on the right of the box and he takes a touch before blasting an effort at goal, but Koulibaly bravely puts himself in the way and blocks the shot behind for a corner.
Gattuso makes a third change in quick succession, replacing Insigne with Zielinski in an attempt to control the game more.
Insigne finally takes the free-kick from the edge of the area, but he gets under the strike and blazes it high over the bar.
Demme has to be stretchered off now and Gattuso brings Elmas on to replace him in midfield.
The Napoli boss uses the stoppage to make a change, replacing the quiet Politano with Petagna.
Demme, who was struck in the head by a clearance not long ago, has sat down and collapsed off the ball. He's conscious, but there was real concern from both sets of players for the Napoli midfielder and he is receiving urgent medical attention.
Romero is booked for a clumsy challenge on Insigne as the winger attempted a clever turn on the edge of the box. The free-kick is in a very promising position.
SAVE! Maehle bursts past his man on the right and surges into the box, but he wants one touch too many and Koulibaly gets back to make a superb sliding tackle and puts the ball behind for a corner. Muriel whips it in to the near post and Zapata flicks a header at goal, but Ospina manages to hold on!
Di Lorenzo draws a foul from Gosens on the flank, but Napoli haven't looked threatening from set-pieces and once again fail to make the most of the opportunity.
Napoli work the ball down their left and Insigne feeds Demme down the line, but the midfielder has no support and is forced to turn back as he's closed down on the wing.
Atalanta had 10 shots in the first half and have already taken two since the break, but only three of those 12 efforts have been on target. The visitors are getting into the right positions, but the quality of the finishing has been lacking.
BLOCK! Muriel flicks the ball towards Gosens on the edge of the box and the wing-back volleys it at goal with his left, but Manolas charges it down and the ball deflects off him and behind for a corner.
SAVE! Two Atalanta players slip over within seconds of each other, allowing Napoli to get men forward and Lozano eventually races onto a loose ball and smacks it at goal, but Gollini gets his body behind the shot and makes the save.
Muriel and Ospina collided as the latter rushed out to smother the ball and the pair are in need of some treatment. It doesn't look serious for either, thankfully, and the pair are able to carry on.
SAVE! Massive chance for Atalanta at the start of the second half! A miscommunication at the back sees Koulibaly leave a ball into the box, only for Muriel to race onto it! Ospina is quick off his line, however, and saves at the striker's feet!
We're back underway for the second half!
Gasperini can take heart from the way his side played, although he will certainly want to see far more clinical finishing if his team are to be ahead at the end of the first leg. Gattuso, meanwhile, will be disappointed with how passive his men were and needs to get a reaction from them in the second half.
There goes the half-time whistle! Atalanta have had the better of the first half, creating plenty of chances, but they haven't been able to find a way through. Napoli, meanwhile, have looked a little off the pace and have struggled to assert themselves on the game. All to play for still in the second half of this one, it's 0-0 at the break.
HALF-TIME: NAPOLI 0-0 ATALANTA
BLOCK! Demme is fed into the box and he twists onto his right before unleashing a low strike, but it's deflected just past the post and behind for a corner!
SAVE! Zapata finds a yard of space and fires towards the bottom-left corner from outside the box, but Ospina is down to make the save.
Atalanta will be kicking themselves. They've created chance after chance but they've hardly tested Ospina and really haven't made the most of their opportunities to this point.
OVER! Gosens feeds Muriel in a promising position on the edge of the box and the striker does well to hold off the challenge of Koulibaly and get into the box, but he can't get over his shot and lashes it over the top!
WIDE! Muriel sends in a cross to the back post from a deep position on the right and Zapata does his best to get there, but the ball is at an awkward height and the striker can't get his left-footed volley on target!
Lozano wins a corner as he takes a shot on from distance that is deflected behind by Djimsiti, but it comes to nothing and Atalanta clear.
OVER! Gosens races onto a high ball into the Napoli box and wins it assertively, but he gets far too much on his resulting header and loops it over the bar!
MISS! What a miss! Toloi causes all sorts of problems with another burst into the box from the back and he plays a quick one-two with Pessina to get himself one-on-one with Ospina! With just the keeper to beat, the defender attempts to flick the ball in at the near post, but he gets it all wrong and pokes it wide!
Di Lorenzo is felled by Djimsiti in a promising position on the right wing, but Napoli can't make the most of the free-kick and Atalanta clear their lines.
Atalanta have been the better side so far and have certainly looked the more likely team to open the scoring. Napoli just can't seem to assert themselves on the game.
CHANCE! Huge chance for Atalanta! Muriel slips a lovely ball between two defenders for Pessina to race onto in the box, but Ospina is off his line quickly and dives at the forward's feet to make a crucial block! It then drops for Freuler, but his first shot is blocked by Di Lorenzo and his second from the rebound is over the bar! That's the best chance of the game so far!
Insigne fires high and wide from a outside the box after wriggling into space and, just a minute later, Zapata follows suit, blazing over the bar from range.
Atalanta again come close to crafting a chance with a series of sharp passes, but the final ball is a fraction behind Zapata and his touch is subsequently heavy, causing the attack to break down.
Atalanta attempt to carve their way in behind the Napoli defence with a series of quick passes, but Toloi - up from the back - puts too much on his ball in behind and it rolls out for a goal-kick.
OVER! Atalanta win a corner on their right and it's swung in by Muriel for Romero, who charges in to meet it at the near post, but he can't control his header and fires it high over the bar!
SAVE! An Atalanta free-kick is whipped in from the left and it's longer than Ospina expects, with the goalkeeper forced to scramble back and tip the ball over his own bar! That was set to drop into the top corner!
Lozano gives chase to a splitting pass in behind, but Romero is in a good position and gets his body between the Napoli forward and the ball, shielding it well and putting an end to the danger.
SAVE! Insigne checks in from the left and hits a low, stinging drive towards the bottom-left corner from outside the box that Gollini has to get down sharply to and palm around the post!
Atalanta have a spell of possession of their own but have yet to do anything meaningful with it. It's been a cagey start from both sides.
Di Lorenzo surges down the right and gets Napoli on the front foot before offloading to Politano. The winger can't find a way through but the burst has enabled the hosts to pin their opponents back for the time being.
We're underway in Naples!
Yesterday's clash between Inter and Juventus in Milan ended with a 2-1 victory for the Bianconeri away from home. Can Atalanta follow suit and claim a lead in Naples, or will Napoli make home advantage count? Kick-off is imminent.
The last time these two met, Napoli ran out 4-1 winners, although that victory did end a run of three meetings in a row without defeat for Atalanta (W2 D1).
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini also makes four changes following his team's 3-1 defeat against Lazio in the league. Ilicic, Miranchuk and Ruggeri are all benched, while Jose Palomino is out altogether. Romero, Gosens, Pessina and Muriel take their places in the side.
Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso makes four changes to the side that beat Parma 2-0 in Serie A last time out. Rui, Elmas, Zielinski and Petagna all drop to the bench, with Maksimovic, Bakayoko, Hysaj and Politano coming into the starting line-up.
Atalanta substitutes: Josip Ilicic, Mattia Caldara, Davide Ghislandi, Ruslan Malinovskiy, Mario Pasalic, Giorgio Scalvini, Sam Lammers, Aleksey Miranchuk, Francesco Rossi, Ludovico Gelmi, Emmanuel Gyabuaa, Matteo Ruggeri.
Atalanta XI (3-4-1-2): Pierluigi Gollini; Berat Djimsiti, Cristian Romero, Rafael Toloi; Joakim Maehle, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Robin Gosens; Matteo Pessina; Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel.
Napoli substitutes: Nikita Contini, Andrea Petagna, Victor Osimhen, Piotr Zielinski, Stanislav Lobotka, Faouzi Ghoulam, Amir Rrahmani, Eljif Elmas, Alex Meret, Antonio Cioffi, Mario Rui.
Napoli XI (3-4-3): David Ospina; Nikola Maksimovic, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Diego Demme, Elseid Hysaj; Matteo Politano, Hirving Lozano, Lorenzo Insigne.
These two will be looking to put one foot into the final with a strong showing tonight. Napoli overcame Empoli and Spezia to get to the last four, while Atalanta beat Cagliari and Lazio.
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