The tennis-style seeded draw for the 63rd edition of the Coppa Italia was held at Lega Serie A headquarters in Milan today, revealing the fixtures for the First Round and the potential match-ups on the road to the final.
A total of 78 clubs made up of the 20 Serie A and 22 Serie B teams, and the 36 sides invited from the Lega Pro and Serie D, will enter at various stages of the 2010-11 tournament.
Other than for the semi-finals, all rounds are decided by single matches, including the final which is scheduled to take place on May 29, 2011.
Inter and Roma will not meet in the final after the pair were placed in the same half of the draw. The two sides have clashed in five of the last six finals with the Nerazzurri prevailing last season on their way to an unprecedented Italian treble.
Juventus, Napoli, Lazio, and Genoa are also in the left half of the draw but AC Milan, Sampdoria and Palermo are in the other half.
The First Round, which kicks off on the weekend of August 8, has paired together the 24 Lega Pro 1, three Lega Pro 2 and nine Serie D clubs.
Salernitana, who were relegated from Serie B last term, welcome newly-promoted Lega Pro 1 rivals Sudtirol-Alto Adige, Hellas Verona host fifth-tier outfit Virtus Casarano and Lucchese travel to Cosenza in the highlights of the opening round.
The Serie B clubs will enter the tournament in the Second Round on August 15 while the first batch of Serie A clubs enter the fray in the Third Round on October 27.
The remaining eight top-flight sides - the seeds (Inter, Roma, Milan, Sampdoria, Palermo, Napoli, Juventus and Parma) - open their cup campaign in the Fifth Round, to be played in December and January.
Along with the Coppa Italia trophy, the winners of the 2010-11 competition will also be awarded with the Coppa Unità d'Italia title as Italian football honours Italy's 150th anniversary of unification in 2011.
Sunday 8 August 2010
Benevento (LP1) v Este (D) (1500)
Como (LP1) v Guidonia (D) (1600)
Lumezzane (LP1) v Pomezia (D) (1600)
Monza Brianza (LP1) v Virtus Estella (D) (1600)
Ternana (LP1) v Spezia (LP1) (1600)
Spal (LP1) v Trapani (D) (1630)
Reggiana (LP1) v AlzanoCene (D) (1700)
Cosenza (LP1) v Lucchese Libertas (LP1) (1930)
Cremonese (LP1) v Cisco Roma (LP1) (1930)
Foligno (LP1) v San Marino (LP2) (1930)
Hellas Verona (LP1) v Virtus Casarano (D) (1930)
Taranto (LP1) v FeralpiSalo' (LP2) (1930)
Alessandria (LP1) v Santegidiese (D) (1945)
Cavese (LP1) v Gubbio (LP1) (1945)
Sorrento (LP1) v Catanzaro (LP2) (1945)
Virtus Lanciano (LP1) v Carpi (D) (1945)
Salernitana (LP1) v Sudtirol-Alto Adige (LP1) (2000)
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Ravenna (LP1) v Juve Stabia (LP1) (1930)
* All kick-off times listed are UK time (+1 for Italy/CET). Times, dates and fixtures are subject to change. LP1 = Lega Pro 1, LP2 = Lega Pro 2, D = Serie D.
Coppa Italia 2010-11
[Full Draw] - [Season Calendar]
Source: Lega Serie A