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Wednesday March 23 2011
Coppa: Semi-final dates set

The dates and kick-off times for the Coppa Italia semi-finals have been announced, as Roma-Inter and Milan-Palermo battle for the trophy.

All kick-offs listed below are UK time.

Coppa Italia semi-finals

1st leg

Roma-Inter (Tuesday April 19, 19.45)

Milan-Palermo (Wednesday April 20, 19.45)

2nd leg

Palermo-Milan (Tuesday May 10, 19.45)

Inter-Roma (Wednesday May 11, 19.45)

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Thursday March 3 2011
Miccoli: Palermo set sights on Coppa

Fabrizio Miccoli has revealed that Palermo have set their sights on winning the Coppa Italia this season rather than qualifying for the Champions League.

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Friday January 28 2011
Del Neri hands it to Roma

Gigi Del Neri has admitted that Roma deserved to beat his Juventus side in the Coppa Italia last night.

Despite having the home advantage, the Old Lady struggled to break down a capital outfit who qualified for the semi-finals with a 2-0 victory in Turin.

"It was complicated," the Juve boss noted. "We found a Roma side who were very motivated, very alert, who played an excellent game.

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Friday January 28 2011
Del Piero rues Coppa exit

Regret will be haunting Juventus this morning after last night's Coppa Italia defeat, Alessandro Del Piero has intimated.

The Old Lady were knocked out of the competition on Thursday when Roma arrived in town and took home a 2-0 victory.

"We are obviously upset and we leave this match hugely disappointed," Del Piero noted. "We played at home and it was a good opportunity to go through to the next round, but we didn't take it."

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Thursday January 27 2011
Leo: 'Inter deserved to qualify'

Leonardo feels that Inter deserved to beat Napoli and qualify for the Semi-Finals of the Coppa Italia.

Inter were dominated for large spells and only ended up winning by virtue of a penalty shoot out.

"I am very happy with this performance," Leonardo said. "It was a very balanced game.

"Napoli tried to win with their champions and on their pitch too, but we knew how to suffer.

"We had two clear chances in the first half. If we had scored, the game would have change.

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Thursday January 27 2011
Napoli defeat embitters Mazzarri

Walter Mazzarri hit out at the refereeing of last night's Coppa Italia Quarter-Final against Inter and felt that Napoli were by far the better side.

Despite dominating the tie, Napoli ended up losing 5-4 on penalties at the San Paolo with Ezequiel Lavezzi missing a crucial spot kick.

"Leonardo is a good lad and I respect him," Mazzarri said sarcastically. "Often when you face Inter, their Coach comments on a different match altogether.

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Thursday January 27 2011
Coppa: Roma knock out Juventus

Roma conquered Juventus 2-0 in Turin with magnificent Mirko Vucinic and Rodrigo Taddei strikes, but Alex Del Piero was denied a penalty.

This result means the Giallorossi go through to face Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-final.

Gigi Del Neri gave Marco Storari a start with Jorge Martinez, Momo Sissoko and Felipe Melo, but Alberto Aquilani was on the bench against his hometown club.

The Giallorossi missed Francesco Totti due to suspension, but opted for Simone Perrotta supporting Vucinic and Jeremy Menez, leaving Marco Borriello on the touchline.

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Wednesday January 26 2011
Del Neri: 'Juve want the Coppa'

Gigi Del Neri has made no secret of Juventus' desire to win the Coppa Italia this season.

The Bianconeri are out of Europe and lie nine points adrift of League leaders Milan in Serie A.

Speaking ahead of Juventus' Quarter-Final tie with Roma, Del Neri said: "The Coppa Italia is a great motivation for us and we have the job of giving our best and honouring the competition in full."

Asked about Juventus' objectives in the transfer market, he said: "If no one arrive, at least we have done what's possible.

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Wednesday January 26 2011
Coppa: Pato's Milan conquer Samp

Alexandre Pato's brace sent a revamped Milan through to the Coppa Italia semi-final, beating Sampdoria 2-1 at Marassi.

Max Allegri threw on new buys Mark Van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson, who only arrived over the last couple of days, but Antonio Cassano was on the bench against the club he left in bitter circumstances.

The Coach had few options, as the injury list included Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Gennaro Gattuso, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alessandro Nesta, Daniele Bonera, Massimo Ambrosini and Marco Amelia.

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Wednesday January 26 2011
Line-ups: Full strength Inter and Napoli

The team picks prove Inter and Napoli are taking tonight's Coppa Italia quarter-final very seriously with full-strength squads.

Kick-off at the Stadio San Paolo is at 19.45 UK time and neither side is holding back in their bid for a semi-final spot against either Juventus or Roma.

Napoli go with the trident of Marek Hamsik, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani.

Inter have Andrea Ranocchia in defence, while Dejan Stankovic and Thiago Motta support strikers Samuel Eto'o and Goran Pandev.

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