Naples fell to Fiorentina in the Italian Cup

Naples lost 5 to 2 at home to Fiorentina in an overtime that played with nine men and was eliminated this Thursday in the round of 3 of the Italian Cup, where AC Milan suffered and also needed an extension to win 1-XNUMX to Genoa.

Fiorentina will face Atalanta in the quarterfinals, which on Wednesday qualified after beating Unione Venezia 2-0.

The Serbian Dusan Vlahovic, faster than Axel Tuanzebe, overtook Fiorentina at 41, but Napoli responded next with a goal from Belgian Dries Mertens (44).

Fiorentina, who at 45 + 2 were left with ten men due to the expulsion of their goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, managed to go ahead again with a target from Cristiano Biraghi (57).

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Napoli later suffered two expulsions, those of the Mexican Hirving Lozano (84) and the Spanish Fabián Ruiz (90 + 3), but he was able to force the extension by achieving 2-2 'in extremis', with a goal from Andrea Petagna (90 + 5 ).

But in that extra time, Napoli accused having to play with nine players and could only withdraw trying to avoid the offensive of the visitors.

Lorenzo Venuti (105 + 1) put Fiorentina in front again and then Krzysztof Piatek (108) and Youssef Maleh (119) were sentenced.

"I'm happy with the team's reaction," said Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano.

"I am happy to have passed the round, but above all to have recovered my team again," he said, happy with the attitude and the image shown, after the 4-0 defeat against Torino in the Italian league last weekend. of week.

AFP

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