Fiorentina powered past Juve Stabia 2-0 with their young talents on target to set up a Coppa Italia trip to Udinese.
The Viola were without a host of stars for tonight’s Fourth Round match at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, although David Pizarro, Mati Fernandez, Cristian Llama and Mounir El Hamdaoui ensured plenty of quality.
However, Serie B side Juve Stabia threatened to take the lead after 28 minutes when Michele Murolo redirected a William Jidayi shot on to the crossbar.
Romulo missed a sitter for the home team, but six minutes into the second half Fiorentina broke through with 20-year-old Haris Seferovic nodding in a Fernandez corner.
Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi added a second at the 72nd minute after goalkeeper Andrea Seculin – on loan from Fiorentina – had beaten away a Romulo effort. It was the 21-year-old Egyptian international defender’s first goal for the Tuscans.
Nenad Tomovic’s chance to make it 3-0 thumped the post and Murolo saw red in the final stages, but Fiorentina’s 2-0 victory sends them through to face Udinese in the Fifth Round of the Coppa Italia.
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