2016–17 Coppa Italia
Napoli vs Juventus (Napoli-Juve Coppa VIDEO BELOW). Final score and result: Napoli vs Juventus (Mertens, Insigne.2017 2017
The —17 Coppa Italia , also known as TIM Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 70th edition of the national cup in Italian football. Juventus successfully defended its title by defeating Lazio 2—0 in the final, becoming the first team to win the trophy in three consecutive years. Teams enter the competition at various stages, as follows: . The schedule of each round was as follows: . A total of 36 teams from Lega Pro and Serie D competed in this round, 18 of which advanced to second round.
Two clinical finishes from Gonzalo Higuain in either half sent Juventus to a third consecutive Coppa Italia final at the expense of Napoli on a frantic night at the Stadio San Paolo. Higuain looked to have twice killed off any hope of an Azzurri comeback to put Juve first and then up on aggregate either side of a Marek Hamsik equaliser only for Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne to reduce the aggregate deficit in a breathless opening to the second period. Once ahead on the night, Napoli failed to craft any further opportunities as Juve stood firm to book their place at the showpiece event in Rome where they will meet Lazio for the second time in three seasons. Both sides began the game with the intention of establishing an early lead and both probably ought to have done so within the opening 10 minutes. After a basketball-style start to the action, Juve were left ruing a point-blank block on Alex Sandro after Napoli had failed to clear a corner. As the tension began to rise in midfield with yellow cards flashed in the directions of Callejon, Tomas Rincon, Kalidou Koulibaly and Juan Cuadrado, so too did the nerves in the Napoli defence, Vlad Chiriches nearly gifting the Bianconeri the lead only for Rincon to blaze over the bar unmarked. Enter Higuain.
Plus juve will have their full team rather than last time around. However I do think this will different napoli as well. As they don't the San Paolo advantage in this one. Still optimistic that napoli is gonna a give show to juve. It always a special encounter. I believe this match is going to be a very different one than the previous encounter. It'll be a very good test for Juventus to prepare themselves for Barcelona.
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Higuain brace books place in final
Why does Barzagli always get low ratings? - Juventus are through to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia after they beat AC Milan in a pulsating game at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday.
This Wednesday sees the return of the Coppa Italia, with the Bianconeri beginning the defence of their crown against Genoa at Allianz Stadium Juventus won the competition for an unprecedented three seasons in a row in Rome last May and here you can re-live every round of the record-breaking cup run! The Bianconeri overcame the first hurdle of their Coppa Italia title defence with a closely competed victory over Atalanta at Juventus Stadium on 11 January Milan might have entered this quarter-final clash in fine form, but the Bianconeri had their tails up from the start and it would take only 10 minutes before they took the lead when Dybala picked up the pieces from a corner and thumped home on the volley. If the first half ended with a certain sense of satisfaction for the healthy advantage assembled, the second period did not start exactly as planned, Carlos Bacca hammering home powerfully on the volley.
Juve trailed at the break but fought back to take an advantage into the away second leg with Gonzalo Higuain on target against his former club. Paulo Dybala scored two penalties as Juventus secured a first-leg lead over Napoli in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Massimiliano Allegri's men trailed at the break as Jose Callejon added the finishing touches to a fine move. Lonrenzo Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik were involved before Callejon slotted home at the back post. Allegri changed his system at the break as Juan Cuadrado was introduced to replace Stephan Lichtsteiner and the Colombian had a major impact. It took just two minutes for Juve to draw level as Dybala scored from the spot after being felled by Kalidou Koulibaly. Substitute Cuadrado was involved as the hosts went in front shortly after the hour mark after a mistake from Pepe Reina.