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Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
When: Wednesday February 5, 19:45 (GMT)
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The second semi-final in the Coppa Italia sees Roma take on Napoli, with both of the southern giants desperate to make it to the final.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez has received criticism this week after his side’s 3-0 loss at Atalanta on Sunday, which utterly dismissed the Spaniard’s aspirations of being able to challenge for the Scudetto in his first year in charge.
As a result, he will recognise the importance of doing well in the cup competitions, with both the Coppa Italia and Europa League arguably at the top of his list of priorities along with a top three finish in the league.
In contrast, the Giallorossi are still in the hunt for the title as they continue to put pressure on Juventus at the top, but after the disappointment of losing in the final of this competition last year to bitter city rivals Lazio, coach Rudi Garcia will be keen to right the wrongs of last season.
The French tactician insists that his side “do not fear” Napoli, as reported by Football Italia, while former Italy boss Marcello Lippi believes that the tie will not be decided in the capital on Wednesday night.
Benitez may have lost his way in the league, but he will be determined to put a dent in Garcia’s hopes of cup success this season, starting with a win in the away leg before welcoming their rivals to the San Paolo in what could be a pivotal clash for both.