Sampdoria swept past Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara with a Dawid Kownacki brace, plus an assist, to set up a Coppa Italia meeting with Fiorentina on December 13.
It had been a rough day for Serie A sides in this tournament, as Cagliari were knocked out by Serie C side Pordenone and SPAL fell to Cittadella.
Samp were determined not to follow the same path and took a 2-0 lead within 10 minutes thanks to 20-year-old Poland international Kownacki.
He scored the first, tapping in from close range, then set up the second for Gaston Ramirez’s header.
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