Napoli beats Roma to reach Italian Cup final

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014
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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Napoli humiliated Roma 3-0 on Wednesday to progress 5-3 on aggregate to the Italian Cup final against Fiorentina.

Jose Maria Callejon headed in Cristian Maggio's cross to give Napoli the lead shortly after the half hour mark against last year's runners-up.

The goal would have seen Napoli progress on away goals after its 3-2 defeat in Rome last week.

Callejon almost doubled his tally immediately after the restart when he forced a fantastic fingertip save from former Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

The resulting corner was flicked on for Gonzalo Higuain to head into the top corner.

Jorginho sealed the result three minutes later after a deft pass from Dries Mertens sent him clean through on goal.

Kevin Strootman — who scored a memorable goal last week from more than 30 meters — was sent off 11 minutes from time after two bookings in quick succession to cap a miserable night for Roma.

Strootman was handed his first yellow card for a tackle on Callejon, and was then immediately shown another for sarcastically applauding the referee's decision.

Fiorentina beat Udinese 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a 3-2 win on aggregate.


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