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Sunday August 18 2019
Coppa: SPAL, Lecce and Sassuolo win

SPAL fought back from an early Feralpisaló goal to win 3-1 and will face four-star Lecce in the Coppa Italia Fourth Round, while Sassuolo squeezed past Spezia.

Serie C side Feralpisaló took the lead in the opening 60 seconds of their trip to the Stadio Paolo Mazza, as Maiorino was at the back post to meet a Ceccarelli cross.

Federico Di Francesco equalised immediately thanks to a spectacular volley, then Mattia Valoti finished off a well-worked team move.

The furious SPAL comeback was completed by the half-hour with Valoti soaring to nod in a Di Francesco corner.

SPAL will face Lecce in the Fourth Round, as the Salentini made short work of Salernitana with a 4-0 victory.

Gianluca Lapadula pounced on a Billong error, then Falco did the same with Maistro. Lapadula completed his brace by sneaking up behind defenders and Calderoni’s impressive volley sealed the rout.

Sassuolo did the bare minimum to squeeze past Spezia 1-0, as the first goal from Junior Hamed Traore just nine minutes in proved enough.

The former Empoli midfielder was set up by Domenico Berardi’s assist and Sassuolo will play Perugia next, who eliminated Brescia in extra time.

Image credit: @SassuoloUS Twitter

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