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Coppa Italia Preview: Napoli v Lazio

27 January 2014 22:29

Coppa Italia holders Lazio can set up a last-four tie against rivals Roma with a quarter-final win at Napoli on Wednesday.

Edoardo Reja's men overcame their city neighbours 1-0 in last year's final at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to a goal from Bosnia-Herzegovina winger Senad Lulic.

And the capital club travel to the Stadio San Paolo knowing that victory in what is a matchup between the last two teams to win the tournament will force a repeat of the 2013 showpiece, but at the semi-final stage this time around.

However, the visitors face a Napoli side who have not suffered defeat in any competitions since a 3-1 UEFA Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund in November.

That result sparked Napoli's current run of 10 games unbeaten, which began as Gonzalo Higuain's double inspired Rafael Benitez's side to a 4-2 win at Lazio.

And Napoli, who beat Atalanta 3-1 earlier this month to reach the quarter-finals, should be confident of replicating that display against a team who are without a win in their last four visits to Campania.

Defender Pablo Armero is a doubt for the hosts after missing the draw with Chievo due to illness, while Juan Zuniga is likely to miss out with a knee problem.

Long-term absentees Giandomenico Mesto (knee) and Valon Behrami (toe) remain on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Lazio, 2-1 winners over Parma in the previous round, are without defender Stefan Radu due to hamstring injury.

Emiliano Alfaro (knee) and Ederson (hamstring) are unavailable, along with Stefano Mauri, whose match-fixing ban does not expire until next week.

A win would see Lazio take on bitter foes Roma three times in a week.

Reja's men face Rudi Garcia's side on February 9, a clash that would be sandwiched between a two-legged semi-final should the holders progress.

"We think game by game," Lazio's German striker Miroslav Klose said. "Now we think about Napoli, because we could play three derbies in a week."

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1 - 0

Lazio

W D W L W
Competition
Coppa Italia
Date
29 January 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Stadio San Paolo (Napoli)
Attendance
42131

Goals

G. Higuaín 82'
(assist by José Callejón) 
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Tuesday 23 August

22:46
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20:13
20:02
19:58
19:41
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17:38
17:31
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15:49
15:34
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13:34
13:02
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12:25
11:56
10:26
09:42
09:12
08:57
05:43
03:51
03:35
01:58
01:57
01:16
01:13
01:06
00:16
00:01
00:01

Monday 22 August

23:28
23:08
22:39
21:49
20:52
19:59
19:13
19:03
18:48
17:58
17:02
16:46
15:26
15:11
15:11
14:53
14:50
14:32
13:50
13:47
13:30
13:27
13:13
12:16
12:11
11:47
11:39
10:50
10:28
09:53
09:28
09:16
08:44
07:01
06:53
06:32
05:54
05:20
05:02
04:24
04:10
04:07
03:46
02:17
01:37
00:56
00:36
00:26

Sunday 21 August

23:59
23:55
23:49
22:55
22:46
22:12
21:37
21:05
21:03
20:24
20:15
20:12
19:05
19:00
18:52
17:55
17:35
17:19
16:32
16:23
16:07
15:09
14:44
14:43
14:10
14:07
13:46
13:29
12:59
12:50
12:42
11:54
11:19
10:55
10:34
08:40
07:23
05:48
05:46
05:45
04:23
04:16
04:15
04:02
03:18
02:52
01:47
01:37
00:30
00:09
00:08
00:04

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