Sunday, 9 August 2009

[Coppa Italia] Night of second round upsets

The second round of the Coppa Italia produced several shock results as five Serie B clubs exited the competition at the hands of lower league opposition.

Spal 3-1 AlbinoleffeLega Pro 1 outfit Spal came from a goal down to beat Albinoleffe 3-1 after extra time at the Stadio Paolo Mazza and set up a third round tie with Palermo.

Novara will meet Parma in the next round after surprising hosts Modena on penalties after a 2-2 draw, while Piacenza were beaten 3-1 on home soil by Verona.

Cremonese came out 2-1 winners at Vicenza and Lumezzane hammered a young Gallipoli team 6-0 as five third-tier clubs progressed to the third round.

The three clubs relegated from Serie A last season all qualified as Torino managed to squeeze through against Figline, Reggina eased past Arezzo, and Lecce thumped the only remaining Lega Pro 2 club Vico Equense.

Elsewhere in the second round, Frosinone needed a late equaliser and penalties to get past Varese, Salernitana's win at Benevento on Saturday sets up a third round tie with local rivals Napoli, and Grosseto set up a Tuscan derby with Siena after coming out on top in an entertaining clash with Cosenza on Monday night.

The first batch of Serie A clubs enter the fray in the third round next weekend, while the remaining eight top-flight sides open their cup quest in the fifth round, in November and December.

All matches, except for the semi-finals, will be decided by one match including the final which will take place on May 5, 2010.

Second Round Results
Saturday 8 August 2009
Salernitana 1-0 Benevento
Sassuolo 2-0 Alessandria
Sunday 9 August 2009
Lumezzane 6-0 Gallipoli
Modena 2-2 Novara (AET, Pens: 2-4, Played in Sassuolo)
Brescia 1-0 Ravenna
Empoli 2-0 Reggiana
Lecce 4-0 Vico Equense
Piacenza 1-3 Verona
Reggina 3-0 Arezzo
Spal 3-1 Albinoleffe (AET)
Torino 1-0 Figline (Played in Ivrea)
Triestina 1-0 Foggia (AET)
Ancona 1-0 Perugia
Ascoli 3-1 Crotone
Cesena 2-2 Ternana (AET, Pens: 3-2)
Cittadella 2-0 Padova
Frosinone 1-1 Varese (AET, Pens: 4-3)
Mantova 3-1 Pro Patria
Vicenza 1-2 Cremonese
Monday 10 August 2009
Grosseto 3-2 Cosenza

Third Round Draw
Friday 14 August 2009
Sassuolo v Verona (1700)
Parma v Novara (1900)
Livorno v Torino (1930)
Saturday 15 August 2009
Cittadella v Ascoli (1800)
Brescia v Reggina (1930)
Catania v Cremonese (1930)
Palermo v Spal (1930)
Ancona v Lumezzane (1945)
Bari v Empoli (1945)
Bologna v Frosinone (in Ravenna, 1945)
Cesena v Atalanta (1945)
Chievo v Mantova (1945)
Sunday 16 August 2009
Triestina v Cagliari (1900)
Napoli v Salernitana (1930)
Sampdoria v Lecce (1930)
Thursday 12 November 2009
Siena v Grosseto (1400)

* All kick-off times listed are UK time (+1 for Italy/CET). Times, dates and fixtures are subject to change.

Coppa Italia 2009-10
[Full Draw]

Source: Lega Calcio

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