49 (2nd half) Higuain
referee Davide Massa / linesmen Giallatini, Passeri / 4th man Banti
TIM Cup — quarter-final — San Paolo - Napoli, — 4 February 2015 20:45
|46' /||The first half comes to a close with the sides still level at 0-0|
|45' /||One minute of added time|
|44' /||Britos heads into the centre for Koulibaly, who coordinates himself well but can only lift his volley over the bar|
|42' /||Callejon pings in a delivery towards Hamsik, whose weak header is no trouble for Carrizo|
|41' /||A long ball is hoofed upfield for Shaqiri, Andujar comes to the edge of his box to clear|
|39' /||Juan Jesus is cautioned for a foul on Koulibaly|
|37' /||Shaqiri's ball in from the right comes off Koulibaly and flies into Ranocchia, who doesn't have time to direct it goalwards|
|36' /||Shaqiri's 30-yarder is deflected behind by Britos for a corner|
|34' /||Hamsik unleashes a powerful drive from distance, Carrizo can only parry into the path of Higuain but recovers in time to make a second save|
|31' /||Juan Jesus does well to send Callejon's cross out for a throw-in|
|29' /||Higuain gets the better of Ranocchia but Carrizo denies him by racing off his line and diving at the striker's feet|
|27' /||De Guzman swings in a free kick, Inter half clear and Hamsik latches onto the loose ball, smashing it wide|
|23' /||Shaqiri fouls Strinic. The ref awards Napoli a free kick and books the Nerazzurri No. 91|
|17' /||Shaqiri lets fly with his left boot, Andujar gathers at the second attempt|
|13' /||The Nerazzurri almost take the lead! Icardi's effort from the edge of the box beats Andujar but comes back off the upright!|
|11' /||Shaqiri lays off for Hernanes and the Brazilian has a dig from 20 yards out, Strinic gets in the way|
|9' /||Brozovic pulls the trigger from range opting for power over precision: it flies a few yards wide|
|8' /||Hamsik stands it up for Higuain, who rises between Ranocchia and Juan Jesus but fails to get his header on target|
|6' /||Higuain drives forward on the break and shoots, Carrizo saves|
|1' /||The hosts get this Coppa Italia quarter-final between Napoli and Inter started|
|49' /||Game over. Higuain's late late strike has sent the hosts into the semi-finals|
|49' /||Higuain sneaks in behind the Nerazzurri rearguard and beats Carrizo to give Napoli the lead|
|46' /||Ranocchia prevents Higuain from escaping and receives a caution|
|45' /||Four more minutes to play|
|41' /||Mancini makes another change, bringing on Dodo for Santon|
|39' /||Final switch for the hosts. De Guzman leaves the field, Ghoulam comes on|
|34' /||David Lopez takes aim from the edge of the box but it's a wild one. No danger there|
|31' /||Benitez decides to replace Hamsik with Gabbiadini|
|29' /||Mancini makes a change too. Guarin comes on for Hernanes|
|27' /||Substitution for Napoli. Mertens is on for Callejon|
|19' /||Puscas brings down Albiol and is booked for his efforts|
|17' /||Close! Icardi backheels into the path of Puscas charging into the box. Andujar claws his shot behind|
|17' /||Hernanes looks to slip in Icardi, Andujar beats the Argentine to it|
|15' /||Hernanes shoots wide from 20 yards|
|12' /||Sparks are starting to fly in the middle of the pitch. Medel and Gargano collect a booking each|
|6' /||Puscas tries to get away from Koulibaly but his path is blocked at the edge of the box|
|1' /||The second period gets under way. No changes made during the interval|
|19 January 2016||0-2||75' Jovetic, 92' Ljajic,||Vai alla partita|
|4 February 2015||1-0||95' Higuain,||Vai alla partita|
|25 January 2012||2-0||51' Cavani(Rig), 94' Cavani||Vai alla partita|
|26 January 2011||4-5 dcr (0-0)||Vai alla partita|
|26 February 1997||6-4 dcr (1-1)||11' Zanetti J., 74' Beto|
|26 December 1938||1-1||91' Candiani|
|6 January 1938||0-2||Meazza, Frossi|
|7||shots on target||2|
|7||shots off target||10|
NAPLES – Inter side saw their hopes of a Coppa Italia semi-final berth dashed in second-half stoppage time when Higuain came up with the only goal of the game. It had been an evenly balanced affair, the Nerazzurri more than holding their own in Napoli's den and Icardi denied by the upright in the opening period, but ultimately it was the hosts who nicked the crucial goal at the death.
Davide Santon was thrown straight in at the deep end just 48 hours after completing his return to the club. He was joined in the starting line-up by Romanian youngster George Puscas, Marcelo Brozovic and Xherdan Shaqiri.
The hosts carved out the first few openings, Higuain getting away from Juan Jesus on the right wing and shooting weakly at Carrizo, then Hamsik crossing into the path of Higuain again, who headed over.
Brozovic lined up an effort of his own shortly after but it swerved away from Andujar's goal.
Inter were playing well and very nearly took the lead on 13 minutes: Mauro Icardi skipped past Koulibaly and unleashed a low drive that agonisingly came back off the foot of the post.
Shaqiri cut inside form the right in the 17th minute and hit a curling effort towards goal that Andujar had covered.
Inter were enjoying more possession (53.2% and 251 passes in the first half) but Napoli always looked a threat.
Hamsik found himself in a good position but blasted over following a free kick (27), then a full-stretch lunge by Medel proved decisive as Higuain was set to pounce on a loose ball (34), and Koulibaly lifted his volley over the bar following Britos' header (43).
Icardi was the provider of two chances around the hour mark, the first for Hernanes (whose curled finish went wide) and then with a neat backheel into the path of Puscas, who was denied by a combination of Albiol and Andujar.
Inter were piling on the pressure as they sought an opener and built a lovely move involving Puscas, Nagatomo and Icardi; the ball ended at Hernanes' feet, whose shot was deflected behind by Strinic.
Napoli hit back with attempts by David Lopez (wide) and De Guzman (straight at Carrizo).
Extra time looked to be on the cards after Guarin fizzed a vicious drive over the bar in the 93rd minute, but there was to be a cruel late blow for Inter. Ghoulam launched a throw-in into the path of Higuain, who sped away and finished clinically past Carrizo.
With no time to mount a comeback, Inter's Coppa Italia campaign came grinding to a halt.
Napoli 1-0 Inter (0-0)
Scorer: Higuain 90+4.
Napoli: 45 Andujar; 26 Koulibaly, 33 Albiol, 5 Britos, 3 Strinic; 77 Gargano, 19 Lopez; 7 Callejon (Mertens 72), 17 Hamsik (Gabbiadini 76), 6 De Guzman (Ghoulam 84); 9 Higuain.
Subs not used: 1 Rafael, 15 Colombo, 8 Jorginho, 11 Maggio, 44 Uvini, 88 Inler, 91 Zapata.
Coach: Rafael Benitez.
Inter: 30 Carrizo; 55 Nagatomo, 23 Ranocchia, 5 Juan Jesus, 21 Santon (Dodo 86); 18 Medel, 77 Brozovic, 88 Hernanes (Guarin 74); 91 Shaqiri; 9 Icardi, 28 Puscas.
Subs not used: 1 Handanovic, 46 Berni, 8 Palacio, 10 Kovacic, 11 Podolski, 15 Vidic, 17 Kuzmanovic, 20 Obi, 54 Donkor, 97 Bonazzoli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.
Booked: Shaqiri 23, Juan Jesus 39, Medel 57, Gargano 57, Puscas 64, Ranocchia 90+1.
Added time: 1+4 minutes.
Assistants: Giallatini, Passeri.
4th official: Banti.
Napoli vs Inter
|Andujar 45||30 Carrizo|
|Koulibaly 26||55 Nagatomo|
|Albiol 33||23 Ranocchia|
|Britos 5||5 Jesus|
|Strinic 3||21 Santon|
|Gargano 77||18 Medel|
|Lopez 19||77 Brozovic|
|Callejon 7||88 Hernanes|
|Hamsik 17||91 Shaqiri|
|De Guzman 6||9 Icardi|
|Higuain 9||28 Puscas|
|Rafael 1||1 Handanovic|
|Colombo 15||46 Berni|
|Jorginho 8||8 Palacio|
|Maggio 11||10 Kovacic|
|Mertens 14||11 Podolski|
|Gabbiadini 23||13 Guarin|
|Ghoulam 31||15 Vidic|
|Uvini 44||17 Kuzmanovic|
|Inler 88||20 Obi|
|Zapata 91||22 Dodò|