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SSC Napoli defeats AS Roma in semifinals of Coppa Italia

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SSC Napoli, at home, defeated AS Roma 3-0 in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. The victory sealed the ticket to the finals in which the Naples team will face ACF Fiorentina.

As reported on ESPN Deportes, Napoli trampled over Roma with three goals to none. Roma came to Napoli's home with a goal advantage, as Roma had won the first leg 3-2 last week in Rome.

The goals for Napoli were scored by Spaniard midfielder Jose Maria Callejon (33rd), by Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain (48th), and by midfielder Jorginho Frello (51st).

AS Roma tried to answer in the 61st minute by subbing in their old hero Francesco Totti, but it was to no avail. SSC Napoli's attack was persistent and their defense even more.

Roma also had Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman expelled from the game in the 79th minute with the accumulation of two yellow cards. At that point, the chances of scoring were minimal for AS Roma with a man down.

The last time SSC Napoli won the Coppa Italia was two years ago, 2012. If it wins the 2014 edition, it will be the fifth cup.

Additionally, Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, who used to be a legend with Napoli in the late 80s, was at the stadium to support his old team.

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