Higuain sends Napoli through to Coppa Italia semifinals

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Updated: January 30, 2014

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Lazio suffered their first defeat under new coach Edy Reja when they crashed out of the Coppa Italia 1-0 to Napoli.

Gonzalo Higuain provided the winner for Rafa Benitez’s team setting up a mouth watering two leg semi against high flying Roma who are  points ahead of  Napoli in second place.

Roma advanced las week when they defeated Juventus 1-0. Had Lazio have advanced last night Italian football would have faced the prosepect of 3 consecutive Rome derbies, (the league clash is on the 9th of February) which would have provided a few sleepless nights for thItalian police.

Fiorentina will take on Udinese in the other semifinal after Vincenzo Montella’s side narrowly beat Siena in a Tuscan derby and Udinese came from a goal down to shock AC Milan 2-1 at the San Siro.