% Ball Possession JUVENTUS and % Ball Possession NAPOLI Juventus 3 – 1 Napoli
47′ Paulo Dybala (pen) 36′ Jose Callejón
64′ Gonzalo Higuain
69′ Paulo Dybala(pen)
Juventus highly motivated being the sole leader of the Serie A and also playing in the Champions League Round of 16 will look to win also the Coppa Italia. The first step is done after defeating Napoli in this Semifinal First Leg. The Second Leg will be played on April 5 at the San Paolo Stadium.
The ex-Napoli player Argentinean forward Gonzalo Higuain facing his ex-teammates. Higuain considered a “bandiera”being key player for Napoli before transferring to Juventus.
Surprise at the Juventus Stadium. It is Napoli to open the score in the 36th minute. Spanish forward Jose Callejón defeating Juventus goalkeeper Neto.
Referee Valeri giving a penalty to Juventus in the 46th minute conceded by Napoli defender Koulibaly after a foul on forward Paulo Dybala insidte the penalty area. It is Dybala himself to convert the penalty defeating Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
Juventus overturning the result and it is precisely the ex_Napoli player Gonzalo Higuaín to take care of business . Higuaín breaking the draw to give Juventus the lead.
Things going out of control for Napoli. Referee Valeri giving another penalty to Juventus in the 68th minute. This time the penalty conceded by goalkeeper Pepe Reina after a foul on Juventus midfielder Juan Manuel Cuadrado. It is Dybala again to convert the penalty. Way to go for Dybala, so far, converting 10 penalties out of 10 as a Juventus player.
Here is JUVENTUS official starting lineup by coach Massimiliano Allegri:
Here are JUVENTUS official called up players by coach Massimiliano Allegri for the Coppa Italia Semifinal First Leg game Juventus vs Napoli on Tuesday 28 February 2017 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy at 20:45.
Goalkeepers: Buffon, Neto, Audero
Defenders: Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Bonucci, Dani Alves, Rugani, Lichtsteiner
The Italian Referee Association (AIA) has designated Referee Paolo Valeri from the section of Roma 2 to direct the Coppa Italia Semifinal First Leg game Juventus vs Napoli on Tuesday 28 February 2017 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy at 20:45.
Valeri will be assisted by Alessandro Costanzo from the section of Orvieto and Matteo Passeri from the section of Gubbio. The fourth official will be Gianluca Rocchi from the section of Firenze.
There are 24 precedents with Referee Valeri directing a match with Juventus. Stats showing 14 wins. There is only 1 precedent in Coppa Italia in 2015 for Juventus vs Fiorentina. Valeri also directing only 1 game Juventus vs Napoli in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana.
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Facebook: Anna Italia Page AS Roma 2 – 1 Cesena
68′ Edin Dzeko 73′ Garritano
95′ Francesco Totti (pen)
Party time for AS Roma at the Olimpico Stadium. The iconic Captain Francesco Totti giving the qualification to the Coppa Italia Semifinal against Lazio after defeating Cesena. Totti converting the penalty in the 95th minute to grab the victory and we will have now a ROMA DERBY!!!
It is AS Roma to open the score in the 68th minute. Forward Edin Dzeko giving the lead to the Roman gladiators defeating Cesena goalkeeper Agliardi. The action stated by midfielder Radja Nainggolan giving the pass to forward Stephan El Shaarawy who sent the final assist to Dzeko.
Cesena shortening the distane in the 73rd minute.
Here is AS ROMA official starting lineup by coach Luciano Spalletti:
AS ROMA (3-4-2-1): Alisson; Rüdiger, Manolas, Juan Jesus; Peres, Paredes, Strootman, Mario Rui; Perotti, El Shaarawy; Totti.
Here is CESENA official starting lineup by coach Andrea Camplone:
Inter 1 – 2 Lazio
84′ Marcelo Brozović 20′ Felipe Anderson
. 56′ Lucas Biglia (pen)
Inter eliminated! An unexpected result for Inter fans seeing their team collapsing at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Lazio causing an upset and against all odds grabbing this victory. Lazio qulifying for the Coppa Italia Semifinal and will play against the winner of the match AS Roma vs Cesena. This is a blow for Inter who not only were eliminated in the Europa League, but now also out of the Coppa Italia. Inter and Lazio have played 16 games in Coppa Italia with stats showing Inter with 6 wins, 5 draws, and Lazio with 5 wins.
It is Lazio to open the score in the 20th minute. Forward Felipe Anderson defeating Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with a headed shot. The assist is by Senad Lulic with a cross.
Things not working out for Inter Referee Guida giving a penalty to Lazio. The penalty is conceded by Inter defender Miranda after bringing down forward Ciro Immobile inside the penalty area. Making matters worst for Inter is that Mirando also getting a red card leaving the squad with 10 players. It is Lazio captain Lucas Biglia to convert the penalty .
Lazio remaining with 10 playes since the 76th minute after referee Guida gave a second yellow card to defender Stefan Radu after bringing down forward Mauro Icardi. It’s the automatic red card.
Inter shortening the distance in the 84th minute. It is midfielder Marcelo Brozović to defeat Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti with a headed shot. The assist is by Ivan Perišić .
Here is INTER official starting lineup – formation by coach Stefano Pioli: