Immobile brace helps Lazio advance in Coppa Italia


Lazio beat visiting Cittadella 4-1 with a Ciro Immobile brace to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, where they will face Fiorentina later this month.

Immobile opened the scoring for the home side after going one-on-one with goalkeeper Alberto Paleari while Felipe Anderson struck in similar fashion.

The Serie B visitors then scored an own goal but pulled one back from Paolo Bartolomei's free-kick in the 41st minute.

Immobile then finished off another break in the box three minutes from time.

Fiorentina advanced by beating Sampdoria 3-2 the previous day. AC Milan beat Verona 3-0 to set up a city derby with Inter Milan, who prevailed on penalties against third-division Pordenone.

Four remaining games of the last-16 round are scheduled next week.

Source AAP