Thursday November 26 2020
Derby della Lanterna in Coppa Italia Rd 4

Sampdoria and Genoa meet in the Coppa Italia today, the first Derby della Lanterna in a knockout Cup game since 1996.

In the fourth round of the Coppa Italia, Torino host Virtus Entella at 13.00 UK time at the Grande Torino, whilst Sampdoria face local rivals Genoa at 16.00.

Entella start life after Bruno Tedino in Turin, as Vincenzo Vivarini has taken charge of the Serie B side.

Sampdoria and Genoa, on the other hand, compete in the 122nd Derby della Lanterna, not even a month after their last clash.

The first Derby della Lanterna in the Italian Cup was in 1966, when Sampdoria won 1-0 thanks to a penalty.

The last time the two sides met in the Cup, Genoa played in Serie B and forced Sampdoria to a replay with a 2-2 draw in the first leg on August 28, 1996. But the Rossoblu eventually beat the Blucerchiati and advanced with a 2-0 triumph in the second leg in October.