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Italian Cup: Napoli's 'Almost Perfect' Performance
Football Italia, February 13th, 2014 3:29PM

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Rudi Garcia was gracious in defeat as AS Roma was thrashed 3-0 in Naples by Roberto Benitez’s Napoli, which advanced to the Coppa Italia final thanks to a 5-3 aggregate win over the two-game series. Napoli will meet Fiorentina in the final on May 3 or 7.

“I compliment Napoli, they have a strong attack and I wish them all the best for the Final,” the Roma coach said after the game. “As for Roma, we’ve got to think positive because we do create chances in every game. The key to the future is to be more effective up front.” Garcia added: “Perhaps we lost the qualification in the first leg [which Roma won 3-2], as we conceded two goals when we were 2-0 up. This evening we had three chances to score in the first half and didn’t make the most of them. We should’ve been more ruthless in attack and also in defense, as we made mistakes in both legs.”

Benitez, meanwhile, hailed his players’ for producing an “almost perfect” performance. “It wasn’t the perfect performance, but it was almost perfect,” the Spaniard said. “Everyone worked in the defensive phase and then we were able to score three great goals.” Jose Callejon, Gonzalo Higuain and January signing Jorginho were all on target for the Partenopei.

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