Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Get news updates:
  

Home > India > Sports > Football > Reuters > Report

   Discuss   |      Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop

Juventus reach Italian Cup semis

February 05, 2009 11:15 IST
Last Updated: February 05, 2009 15:42 IST


Juventus beat Napoli 4-3 on penalties at home on Wednesday after a goalless draw to book a meeting with Lazio in the Italian Cup semi-finals.

Napoli midfielder Walter Gargano made the decisive miss, while his team mates Ezequiel Lavezzi and Matteo Contini also failed with their spot-kicks, as did Juve's Pavel Nedved and Momo Sissoko.

Apart from a lively spell by Lavezzi at the start of the second half and his Napoli team mate Paolo Cannavaro almost diverting the ball into his own net in the 69th minute, it was an uneventful game until the closing stages of regulation time.

Mariano Bogliacino failed to make contact with the goal gaping as the visitors spurned a series of excellent chances in a late blitz.

Juve's David Trezeguet, making his second appearance as a substitute following knee surgery in September, had a goal disallowed for a dubious offside call in stoppage time.

The former France [Images] striker then wasted two short-range chances in quick succession in the first period of extra time and Cannavaro did well to block an Alessandro Del Piero effort in the second.

Serie A champions Inter Milan will take on Sampdoria in the other semi-final.


© Copyright 2008 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

   Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop


Advertisement
Advertisement