Juve on course for semis as Lazio plays host to form team

Juve on course for semis as Lazio plays host to form team

Juve on course for semis as Lazio plays host to form team

If Italian giants, Juventus, are to retain their Coppa Italia, then they will have to look at last night’s quarter final affair that saw Inter Milan destroy league leaders Napoli 2-0 at the Stadio San Paolo, Naples, courtesy of goals by Stevan Jovetic and Adem Ljajic, to secure a semi-final berth.

In a repeat of last year’s final affair, in which the Turin side won 2-1, tonight’s fixture may not end up as dramatic as last night, what with Juve’s incredible form of late, not forgetting that they play away to Lazio, a team that has not tasted victory against the Bianconeri across all competitions in nearly seven years.

However, it is yet to be seen whether the 10-time Italian Cup champions will rest key players tonight at the Stadio Olimpico, considering that Juve plays host to Roma over the weekend in a Serie A clash, but caution has to be taken into account, what with Napoli determined to hold on to the Serie A stake, while Massimilliano Allegri’s charges face a mountain to climb in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

The winner of the tie will face Inter Milan, with the other semi seeing surprise third division Lega Pro side, Alessandria, who have already beaten Palermo and Genoa enroute, squaring it with 5-time winners AC Milan. Alessandrio beat Serie B side Spezia 2-1 away, while Milan defeated fellow league side Carpi by the same score line at the Giuseppe Meazza.

You can watch the match LIVE on Sports Premium channel 252 at 10:45pm

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