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Udinese Moves Closer to Second-Ever Coppa Italia Final
Football Italia, February 5th, 2014 12:13PM

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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has given his team a 49 percent chance of reaching the Coppa Italia final after Udinese beat La Viola, 2-1, in the semifinal first-leg in Udine on Tuesday, thanks to a fantastic late solo strike from Colombian substitute Luis Muriel. The series will be decided next Tuesday in the return-leg at the Stadio Artemi Franchi in Florence.

“Perhaps we left Muriel too much space and he decided the game,” Montella reflected after a close game. “We could’ve done more, but overall we played well and at the moment it seemed to be heading to a 1-1 result, Muriel came out with this moment of magic. He deserves compliments.” Montella added: “As Udinese have won the first leg, I’d say they have a 51 per cent chance of qualifying.”

Meanwhile, Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin said he is glad that his team’s Coppa Italia dream “continues” after a hard-fought first-leg. “We know it will be tough, but we’re still cradling that dream,” he said. “I don’t know if we will get there, but we will certainly try.” Udinese has only ever reached the Coppa Italia final once -- way back in the competition’s first year, 1922.

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