After AC Milan on Tuesday, Juventus, Inter Milan and defending champion Napoli clinched their tickets to the Italian Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, but it was far from a walk in the park. Juventus, joined 2-2 after quickly leading 2-0 against Genoa, had to go through extra time to qualify thanks to a decisive goal from young Tunisian Hamza Rafia (3-2 ap). The poster of these quarters will undoubtedly be the Milan derby since the Rossoneri, hardly qualified on penalties on Tuesday against Torino, like the Nerazzurri, who suffered on the ground of Fiorentina (2-1 after extra time), are well at the rendezvous.
Napoli, the defending champion, also had to work hard to overcome Empoli (3-2), the current Serie B leader. Andrea Petagna offered success to the Neapolitans at the start of the last quarter. hour (77th) by being the quickest on a ball repelled by a Tuscan defender. He thus extinguished the last hopes of Empoli, who had twice returned to the mark on two nice shots from the Swiss Nedim Bajrami (33rd, 68th) responding to the goals of Giovanni Di Lorenzo (18th) and Hirving Lozano (38th). In the quarterfinals, the holder will meet Roma or La Spezia, who will play their round of 16 on Tuesday.