Round 4 of the Coppa Italia kicked off on Tuesday with four matches, including an all-Serie A encounter between Bologna and Siena at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Parma and Pescara were also in action.
Inter Milan will enter the competition on Wednesday, and there will be a final match between Sampdoria and Verona on Thursday.
We’ll have up-to-date results from this stage of the Coppa Italia right here this week, so be sure to check back and see how your team got on in Italy’s premiere cup competition.
Parma have won the Coppa Italia on three occasions since the early 1990s, and on Tuesday they took a step towards a fourth triumph with a convincing 4-1 win at home to Varese.
Jaime Valdes got things going after just six minutes, and while Parma continued to knock on the door for an insurance marker, it took until just after the break for the floodgates to finally open.
In a 17-minute span midway through the second half, the Gialloblu scored three times—with Gianni Munari, Raffaele Palladino and Aleandro Rosi finding the back of the net.
With only two minutes remaining, Loris Damonte pulled one back for Varese.
Two-time Coppa Italia winners Bologna were bounced from the tournament on Tuesday, losing 2-1 to Siena in heartbreaking fashion in front of their own fans.
In the second minute of stoppage time during the second half of extra time, with penalties looming, Zou Feddal beat goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic to send the guests into the next round.
Francesco Valiani had opened the scoring for Siena in the 78th minute, but just as it looked as though the guests were going to triumph in normal time, Davide Moscardelli popped up with a late equalizer.
Spezia 3-0 Pescara: Dario Zuparic and Aniello Cutolo were sent off within six minutes of each other in the first half, leaving Pescara with just nine men to face Spezia. The hosts won 3-0 courtesy of goals from Osariemen Ebagua, Marco Sansovini and Emanuel Rivas.
US Avellino 2-1 Frosinone: Angelo D’Angelo and Luigi Castaldo helped Avellino to a 2-0 lead before Daniel Ciofani scored a late consolation marker for Frosinone.
Chievo Verona 4-1 Reggina
Alberto Paloschi hit a first-half double to help Chievo Verona to a 4-1 win at home to Serie B side Reggina.
Paloschi put the hosts ahead fromt he penalty spot in the 16th minute and doubled their advantage nine minutes later. Matteo Gentili pulled one back for Reggina nine minutes before half-time, but Matteo Ardemagni (50') and Victor Da Silva (77') scored in the second half to seal the victory for Chievo.
Atalanta 2-0 Sassuolo
Moussa Saib Kone (54') and Giuseppe De Luca (72') scored in the second half to give Atalanta a 2-0 victory at home to Sassuolo.
Inter Milan 3-2 Trapani
Inter Milan survived a scare from Serie B side Trapani, winning 3-2 at the San Siro after weathering the visitors' late rally.
The hosts went ahead via an own goal in the fourth minute. Ishak Belfodil doubled Inter's lead in the 40th minute, and Saphir Taider made it 3-0 with a penalty four minutes later.
Trapani fought back in the second half, with Cristian Caccetta (54') and Madonia (90') scoring. The visitors, however, were unable to find an equalizer and missed out on a famous result against their more illustrious opponents.
Sampdoria 4-1 Hellas Verona
Gianluca Sansone and Birkir Bjarnason scored in the first half as Serie A strugglers Sampdoria won 3-1 at home to Hellas Verona.
Stuck in 19th place with only two league wins this season, Sampdoria grabbed a 2-0 half-time lead and held on for the victory. Sansone broke the deadlock in the 15th minute, and Bjarnason added the second five minutes later.
Samuele Longo pulled one back for Hellas in the 64th minute and the visitors continued pushing for the equalizer. But Sampdoria sealed victory with two goals in the final seven minutes.
Nenad Krsticic bagged Sampdoria's third goal in the 83rd minute, and Garcia Renan added the fourth five minutes later.