Serie A - Lamela fires Roma to Coppa win

Wed, 11 Jan 22:28:00 2012

Argentine teenager Erik Lamela scored twice in Roma's 3-0 Coppa Italia win over Fiorentina.

AS Roma's Erik Lamela (bottom R) celebrates with teammates Marco Cassetti (L) and Daniele De Rossi after scoring against Palermo during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome October 23, 2011 - 0

Fiorentina, who beat Roma by the same score in a Serie A match last month when Luis Enrique's side had three players sent off, had the better of the first half.

However, the hosts went ahead in the 53rd minute when Francesco Totti's pass set 19-year-old Lamela through to score with a shot between goalkeeper Neto's legs.

Totti also set up the former River Plate player's second goal 14 minutes later and a poor clearance by Neto allowed Fabio Borini to complete the scoring.

Chievo sprang a surprise in Wednesday's other tie, winning 2-1 at Udinese, who are third in Serie A and unbeaten at home, with a stoppage time goal from Cyril Thereau.

The visitors took the lead early through Paolo Sammarco, but were finally breached with six minutes remaining by veteran striker Antonio Di Natale.

But just as it looked as if the game was set for extra time, substitute Thereau struck in the dying moments to seal the victory and with it a quarter-final against Siena.

Napoli host Cesena on Thursday at the Stadio San Paolo, while Milan take on Novara at the San Siro next week.

Eurosport / Reuters

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