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There were surprises in the Coppa Italia Third Round, as Hellas Verona went out to Cremonese, Empoli taken to extra time, a six-goal Carpi thriller and prolific Frosinone.
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.
Sampdoria completed the comeback from an early goal to win 3-1 away to Crotone, with new buy Gonzalo Maroni immediately on target.
Bologna swept Pisa aside 3-0 in the Coppa Italia Third Round with Andrea Poli, Riccardo Orsolini and Rodrigo Palacio.
Marko Rog’s stunner was the stand-out as 10-man Cagliari pushed past Chievo 2-1 and will face Sampdoria or Crotone in the Coppa Italia Fourth Round.
Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè warns “Cristiano Biraghi wants Inter, but there are issues to be sorted out. Franck Ribery is considering his options.”
Brescia were leading until the 91st minute, but were eliminated from the Coppa Italia Third Round in extra time by Perugia.
Vincenzo Montella hinted teenagers Dusan Vlahovic and Tofol Montiel could appear more, but Fiorentina reinforcements after a Coppa Italia scare.
Dusan Vlahovic came off the bench and bagged a brace before the late Federico Chiesa strike, as Fiorentina fought back to knock Monza out of the Coppa Italia.
Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni confirms they “could not help but evaluate” an Inter offer for Cristiano Biraghi.
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