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Football: Napoli's Higuain strikes to oust Lazio and set up Roma Cup semi

Published on Jan 30, 2014 9:49 AM
 
Napoli's forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring a goal during an Italian Serie A football match between Bologna and Napoli at the Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna on Jan 19, 2014. Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain scored eight minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win over holders Lazio and a place in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup against Serie A rivals Roma on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MILAN (AFP) - Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain scored eight minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win over holders Lazio and a place in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup against Serie A rivals Roma on Wednesday.

Napoli dominated throughout a rainy fixture at the San Paolo but struggled to pierce a stubborn Lazio defence until Higuain scored with a deft touch in the 82nd minute to send Rafael Benitez's side through.

The Italian Cup semi-finals are held over two legs. Udinese, who stunned AC Milan in the quarter-finals last week, host Fiorentina on Feb 4 before travelling to Florence for the second leg a week later.

Napoli will travel to Roma's Olympic Stadium on Feb 5 before hosting the Giallorossi a week later.

 
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