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Napoli into Italian Cup semi-finals after beating Spezia


The title-holders Napoli beat visiting Spezia 4-2 Thursday to advance in the Italian Cup as they wrapped up the event’s quarter-final round.

Kalidou Koulibaly, Hirving Lozano, Matteo Politano and Eljif Elmas struck for the Naples hosts before half-time.

But the dynamic Serie A newcomers kept the game alive through goals from Emmanuel Gyasi and Gennaro Acampora.

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Spezia won 2-1 in Naples earlier this month in league action.

The Neapolitans are to meet Atalanta in the first-leg of the semi-finals next week as the Bergamo side eliminated Lazio 3-2 on Wednesday.

Juventus beat second-division SPAL 4-0 and will meet Inter Milan, who edged AC Milan 2-1 on Tuesday.

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