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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."

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Wednesday 4th February 2015

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