Roma take the advantage over Inter

Updated: January 24, 2013

For a second time in 3 days Roma and Inter Milan went head to head, Roma seizing the initiative with a 2-1 win in their first leg semifinal of the Coppa Italia at the Stadio Olimpico.

The teams met on Sunday in a league clash, sharing the spoils with a goal a piece, however this time round Roma had different ideas going into a 2-0 lead after Alessandro Florenzi and striker Mattia Destro found the back of the net with Rodrigo Palacio pulled one back for Inter a minute before the break.

The second leg will not be played until April with the long wait due to the generally unloved Italian Cup’s lack of clout in fixture programming.

Juventus drew 1-1 at home with Lazio in Tuesday’s semifinal first leg with their second leg taking place next Tuesday.