Wednesday, 4 March 2009

[Coppa Italia] Samp stun Inter

Sampdoria 3-0 InterSampdoria made a giant step towards the Coppa Italia final with a stunning 3-0 win in the home leg of their semi-final tie against Serie A leaders Inter.

Samp have slowly improved after a poor start to the season and they went into the clash full of confidence after a six-game unbeaten run in the league.

It took just nine minutes for the Blucerchiati to open the scoring through Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini then made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark. Pazzini struck again three minutes before half-time to further stun Jose Mourinho's side.

Daniele Gastaldello was sent off for a second bookable offence on the hour mark but Walter Mazzarri's side held on with ten men to secure a commanding victory.

Inter will now have to mount a magnificent comeback in the second leg next month to advance to the final.

Lazio came from behind to beat Juventus 2-1 in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday evening.

Semi-Final Results
First Leg: Tuesday 3 March
Lazio 2-1 Juventus
First Leg: Wednesday 4 March
Sampdoria 3-0 Inter

Semi-Final Fixtures
Second Legs: Wednesday 22 April
Juventus v Lazio (1945)
Second Legs: Thursday 23 April
Inter v Sampdoria (1945)

Wednesday 13 May

[Coppa Italia 2008-09 Draw]

Coppa Italia Semi-Final First Leg Review:
[Tuesday 3 March][Wednesday 4 March]

Source: Sky Sports / Lega Calcio

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