Wednesday February 12 2014
Higuain: 'Overjoyed!'

Gonzalo Higuain was “overjoyed” to send Napoli to the Coppa Italia Final, scoring in front of Diego Maradona.

This 3-0 victory over Roma secured qualification 5-3 on aggregate and they will face Fiorentina on May 3 or 7, depending on Europa League progress.

“I am very happy. It is a night to celebrate, a fantastic game to beat a great side 3-0. We deserved the Final and so did these fans. I am overjoyed,” Pipita told Rai Sport.

This is Napoli’s ninth Coppa Italia Final, the second in three years, as they beat Juventus to lift the trophy in 2012.

“I think Napoli did well over the two legs and scored goals when we most needed to. I am happy Napoli are in the Final.

“The defence did very well tonight. We deserved this Final and worked very hard. It’s wonderful to see the stadium like this.

“I am happy with the team and want to thank my teammates.”

Maradona was in the stands and arrived for the second half. He hadn’t even reached his seat yet when Higuain scored, leading to wild celebrations surrounded by fans.

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