There were several upsets in the Coppa Italia Third Round, as Cagliari, Torino, Genoa and Livorno went out to lower league teams.
Torino suffered a huge shock, falling 2-1 at home to recently relegated Pescara, as Ciro Immobile wiped out a Riccardo Maniero goal, but Antonino Ragusa netted the 57th minute winner.
Sampdoria needed a late Manolo Gabbadini brace in the final 19 minutes to get the better of Benevento. They’ll face Hellas Verona in the Fourth Round.
Chievo eased past Serie B side Empoli 2-0 and Alessandro Diamanti proved enough for Bologna to squeeze through against Brescia.
Sassuolo were forced into extra time at Novara, but emerged with a 3-1 victory thanks to Leo Pavoletti and summer signing Diego Farias.
Cagliari also went to 120 minutes, but spent most of it with 10 men as Daniele Dessena saw red before half-time.
Just as penalties seemed to be the only solution, Curiale popped up with the shock winner for Frosinone, bursting into the box to beat Michael Agazzi with a low drive.
Juve Stabia and Varese could not be separated from a 1-1 draw after extra time, so Varese emerged victorious on penalties and booked their next match against Parma.
Torino 1-2 Pescara
Scorers: Maniero pen 47 (P), Immobile 53 (T), Ragusa 57 (P)
Spezia 2-2 Genoa (aet 5-4 on pens)
Scorers: Gilardino 12 (G), Sansovini 33 (S), Ebagua 82 (S), Lodi pen 93 (G)
Trapani 1-0 Padova
Scorers: Nizzetto 69 (T)
Chievo 2-0 Empoli
Scorers: Radovanovic 15 (C), Thereau pen 23 (C)
Reggina 1-0 Crotone
Scorers: Gerardi 48 (R)
Bologna 1-0 Brescia
Scorers: Diamanti 40 (Bo)
Livorno 0-1 Siena
Scorers: Angelo 44 (S)
Inter-Cittadella (on Sun)
Sampdoria 2-0 Benevento
Scorers: Gabbiadini 73, 83 (S)
Palermo 0-1 Verona
Scorers: Toni 37 (P)
Cagliari 1-2 Frosinone (aet)
Scorers: Ciofani 26 (F), Pinilla 35 (C), Curiale 120 (F)
Sent off: Dessena 39 (C)
Avellino 1-0 Cesena
Scorers: Galabinov 25 (A)
Parma 4-0 Lecce
Scorers: Amauri 21, Cassano pen 53, Munari 79, Palladino 84
Juve Stabia 1-1 Varese (aet 4-5 on pens)
Scorers: Tremolada 14 (V), Mezavilla 51 (JS)
Atalanta-Bari (on Sun)
Novara 1-3 Sassuolo (aet)
Scorers: Larivi 3 (S), Comi 55 (N), Pavoletti 109 (S), Farias 115 (S)
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