Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fiorentina Advances to Italian Cup Final
Football Italia, February 12th, 2014 3PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Fiorentina on Tuesday advanced to the first final of its post-bankruptcy era thanks to a 2-0 win against Udinese in Florence, overturning a 2-1 loss in Udine last week to advance to the Coppa Italia final with a 3-2 aggregate win. The Viola will face either Roma or Napoli, which play the second game of their two game series in Naples on Wednesday, in the final at the Stadio Olimpico on May 3.

After the game, which was decided thanks to two stunning strikes from Manuel Pasqual and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella said: “It was a very difficult game and before celebrating Fiorentina’s performance, I must compliment Udinese for their efforts over both legs. They caused us a lot of problems.” Having said that, Montella added that, “over 180 minutes I feel it was a deserved win and we will enjoy it with our fans, patrons and the whole city. We hope it can become a big moment for Florence.”

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin, who was aiming to become only the second coach to bring the club to a major final, said he was proud of his players. “We leave with our heads held high and shake the hands of our opponents, wishing them well for the final,” he said. “I am proud of my lads, who caused a lot of problems for what in my view is one of the best teams in Italy.” Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer    
Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future    
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives