Italian Coppa Italia
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Napoli 1-0 Inter Milan

Gonzalo Higuain (right) celebrates as Juan Jesus looks on
Gonzalo Higuain (right) took his goal tally for the season to 18

Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini accused his players of acting like "chickens" after they lost their Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli.

Gonzalo Higuain's stoppage-time goal was enough to seal Napoli's progress to the semi-finals.

The Argentina striker pounced on a mistake from Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia to curl the winner into the far corner.

The defeat was the third in a row for Mancini's side.

Napoli, coached by former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, will face Lazio in their two-legged semi-final.

"You just can't concede a goal like that. I'm shocked," Mancini said.

"We played really well throughout the game and we're growing as a team but we can't afford to make so many mistakes. Every time we go and hand the opposition a free goal.

"We were far too lax. Higuain is a smart player and he nipped in there before anyone else on the throw-in. We were like a bunch of chickens, it was five against one. It was a ridiculous goal to concede."

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 45Andujar
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 33Albiol
  • 5Britos
  • 3Strinic
  • 77GarganoBooked at 56mins
  • 19López Silva
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forMertensat 73'minutes
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 76'minutes
  • 6de GuzmánSubstituted forGhoulamat 84'minutes
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 11Maggio
  • 14Mertens
  • 15Colombo
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 44Uvini Bortolança
  • 88Inler
  • 91Zapata

Inter Milan

  • 30Carrizo
  • 21SantonSubstituted forDodôat 86'minutes
  • 23RanocchiaBooked at 90mins
  • 5Nunes JesusBooked at 38mins
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 77Brozovic
  • 18MedelBooked at 56mins
  • 88HernanesSubstituted forGuarínat 74'minutes
  • 91ShaqiriBooked at 22mins
  • 9Icardi
  • 28PuscasBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 1Handanovic
  • 8Palacio
  • 10Kovacic
  • 11Podolski
  • 13Guarín
  • 15Vidic
  • 17Kuzmanovic
  • 20Obi
  • 22Dodô
  • 46Berni
  • 54Donkor
  • 97Bonazzoli
Referee:
Davide Massa

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 4th February 2015

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