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    23.09.2015 19:54 - in: S

    Primavera win Coppa Italia opener

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    Fabio Grosso’s men beat Como at Vinovo to reach the second round of the Coppa Italia

    Juventus’ Primavera beat Como 3-2 in the first round of the Coppa Italia at Vinovo on Wednesday afternoon.

    Fabio Grosso’s men started brightly and created a number of goalscoring opportunities before the visitors took a 27th minute lead through Matteo Cortesi.

    The Bianconeri responded well to the setback with a goal of their own just five minutes later courtesy of Mattia Vitale, then got their noses in front when King Udoh converted a difficult chance moments before half-time.

    Luca Clemenza added a third in the 54th minute, but Cortesi’s penalty just after the hour-mark, his second strike of the afternoon, ensured that the hosts could not rest on their laurels, as they looked to increase their margin of victory.

    Despite having the better of the final period, Juve could not add to their tally, as Clemenza’s goal ultimately proved the difference between the two sides.

    Speaking at the end of the encounter, Primavera coach Grosso said: “We wanted to put in a good performance today and we succeeded in part, although we could have been more aggressive at times. We reacted well to conceding the first goal and regaining control of a match that was far from easy, while reducing the threat posed by our opponents.”

    The win sees the Bianconeri progress to the second round, where they will face either Sampdoria or Perugia, who play their opening Coppa Italia fixture in October.

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