Primavera seal Coppa Italia showdown with Napoli
January 30, 2013
The Primavera sealed their second Coppa Italia final appearance in as many years courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over inter-city rivals Torino.
After putting the Granata to the sword with a 2-0 away success just seven days ago, Marco Baroni’s side set up March’s two-legged showdown with Napoli by running out 2-1 winners at Chisola this afternoon.
The returning Stefano Padovan put the Bianconeri on their way to their sixth consecutive victory with the opening goal on 21 minutes, reacting quickly to sweep home after his initial shot was blocked by the feet of Torino goalkeeper Lys Gomis.
The Granata gave themselves a brief glimmer of hope when Giorgio Fumana capitalised on a moment’s hesitation in the hosts’ rearguard to pull a goal back with 15 minutes remaining.
But Marco Baroni’s young guns, bolstered by the return of Stefano Beltrame from first-team duties, put the result beyond doubt when the frontman guided a free-kick into the back of the net to secure the Bianconeri’s third derby triumph of the current campaign.