InteR will rue their lack of cutting edge, having had the better of the chances throughout. Inter substitute Alexis Sanchez sent a shot flashing past the goal, then Ospina made an outstanding point-blank save to deny Eriksen and Victor Moses fired over from the rebound. In fact, their last fi… Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples). It's also crunch time for the champs. The cheers from the Napoli bench reverberated around the almost empty San Paolo Stadium at full time, reaching their first Coppa Italia final since their 2014 victory, where they will face former manager Maurizio Sarri and his Juventus side on June 17. Ospina also set up the equaliser four minutes before halftime when his raking goal kick set Lorenzo Insigne free down the left and the diminutive winger slipped the ball to Mertens, who slotted it under Samir Handanovic. Subs used: Sanchez (7), Moses (7), Biraghi (7), Sensi (n/a), Ranocchia (n/a). - Stream Napoli vs. Juventus LIVE on ESPN+ (June 17, 3 p.m. However, the Colombian quickly atoned for his misjudgement with a flying one-handed save to turn away Romelu Lukaku's header and turned Antonio Candreva's drive over the bar. We break down the game and predict misery for Ronaldo. Do not miss your chance to land the £50,000 jackpot on Saturday. NAPOLI – After three months of inactivity, Inter are set to return to the pitch: at 21:00 CEST, Antonio Conte’s side will face Napoli in the return leg of the semi-final clash between the sides. Napoli will face Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on June 17 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Gianluigi Buffon keeps the game scoreless in regular time, but can't stop Napoli from winning on penalties. But it was Dries Mertens' (41) slotted finish after a superb break from Lorenzo Insigne that ultimately sealed Napoli's place in Wednesday's final against Juventus, overtaking Marek Hamsik (121) as the club's highest scorer (122) in the process. Dries Mertens’ strike was enough to secure a 1-1 draw at the San Paolo Stadium, following Ch… Just after the half-hour mark, Ashley Young and Lukaku combined, but the Belgian's header was pushed away strongly by Ospina. The Nerazzurri will be looking to overturn a 0-1 first-leg deficit, with the objective being to reach the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday 17 June at the Stadio Olimpico. The danger was not over though as Moses latched onto the rebound, but could only lift his shot well over the face of the goal. Napoli A fizzing corner from Eriksen bypassed everyone, shot through the legs of David Ospina and nestled into the far corner. Coppa Italia Semi-Final. Lukaku slotted the ball to Cristiano Biraghi down the left flank, who in turn picked out Sanchez in the middle. Napoli have let some talented strikers leave in the past and Mertens would be as big of a miss as any of them. Head-to-head in the Coppa Italia It will be the eleventhCoppa Italia match between Inter and Napoli, with five Nerazzurri wins trumping Napoli’s two. Top.#NapoliInter #CoppaItalia pic.twitter.com/rXrEV8dpH9. Four games have ended in a draw, with two of those decided by penalties: in 1997 Napoli won the shootout, but in 2011 it was Inter who succeeded. Subs used: They are on an unbeaten run of five fixtures – which included four wins and a draw (the draw had come against Barcelona, in the Champions League). Napoli vs Inter ET). As things stand, the Blues are the favorites. Within two minutes, Inter hauled themselves level in the tie. A World Health Organization official has condemned the raucous celebrations by Napoli fans following the team's Coppa Italia title. 122 - Dries Mertens is now the best goalscorer with Napoli in all competitions, overtaking Marek Hamsik (121) and reaching 122 goals for the Azzurri. Inter soon began to find the target, but were thwarted by a goalkeeper looking for redemption. Both teams were playing their first game since the end of the three-month stoppage for the coronavirus. 2016-2020 LeagueLane®, Napoli vs Inter Milan Prediction & Match Preview. Dries Mertens' club-record goal beats Inter and sets up a Napoli-Juventus final. Napoli reached the Coppa Italia final with a 1-1 draw at home to Inter Milan on Saturday as Dries Mertens cancelled out a Christian Eriksen goal scored direct from a corner to became the club's all-time record scorer. Victor Moses and Alexis Sanchez both started on the bench. Importantly, the Blues had recorded eleven of the former sixteen h2h wins, and they even won the reverse fixture of this match-up. More Details. The visitors went agonisingly close again in the 82nd minute. (1:26). Double Chance: Napoli or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2), Bayern Munich vs Dortmund Predictions & Match Preview, Huesca vs Atletico Madrid Prediction & Match Preview, Benevento vs Inter Milan Prediction & Match Preview, Everton vs West Ham Predictions & Match Preview, Brighton vs Manchester United Predictions & Match Preview. Napoli: Ospina (7), Di Lorenzo (7), Maksimovic (8), Koulibaly (8), Hysaj (6), Elmas (7), Demme (6), Zielinski (6), Politano (7), Mertens (8), Insigne (8). Napoli's two frontmen almost linked up for a second nine minutes after the break with Mertens cutting the ball back for his team-mate, but Insigne's attempt to find the far corner instead saw the ball fizz past the far post. ET). His goal was his 122nd for the club, overtaking Hamsik as record goalscorer, and helped Napoli into their first Coppa Italia final in six years in the process. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Date: Saturday, 13 June 2020 Play for free, entries by 2:30pm. Dries Mertens' club-record goal beats Inter and sets up a Napoli-Juventus final. Napoli vs Inter Milan. The Belgian, in his seventh season at the club, took his tally to 122 in all competitions as he overtook Marek Hamsik, with Diego Maradona third on 115. Since 1997, the guests have won just twice at this venue. On top of that, they are at home – where Conte’s men have struggled to perform in the past two decades. Dries Mertens was fit enough to start for Napoli but other injury dobts Fabian Ruiz, and Allan only made the bench. Napoli into first Coppa Italia final since their win in 2014 and will play Juventus in the final on June 17 in Rome. Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET June 13, 2020. Previous games at San Siro Inter are unbeaten at home in the Coppa Italia against Napoli with a total of two wins and a draw. Watch Coppa Italia on ESPN+. NAPOLI booked their place in the Coppa Italia final against Juventus after edging out Inter Milan. Highlights1. San Paolo. For Inter, they return to the league on Sunday June 21, facing Sampdoria (kick-off 8.45pm). Watch Coppa Italia on ESPN+. Napoli were 1-0 ahead from the first leg at the San Siro three months ago, but their advantage was wiped out barely two minutes in as Christian Eriksen - making his fourth Inter start since his January moved from Tottenham - curled a corner home. But Napoli punished their visitors' wastefulness and equalised in the 41st minute. Inter wiped out their first-leg deficit in unusual fashion as Eriksen's inswinging corner slipped between Ospina and his near post. They had also won seven of their prior nine overall fixtures – and this included wins against Juventus, Lazio, and Inter. Two of the last three games had goals from both teams. Though the home team thereafter tried their best to find the back of the net then, Gattuso’s men stood firm at the back. His cross from the right was headed on by the Dane for Romelu Lukaku, but the striker directed his own nodded effort wide. Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win the Coppa Italia final as Arkadiusz Milik netted the winning spot kick following a 0-0 draw. They will then return to Serie A action on Tuesday June 23 when they play Verona (kick-off 6.30pm). Could Dias deal decide future of City's Pep project? Inter Milan: Handanovic (6), Skriniar (7), De Vrij (7), Baston (6), Candreva (7), Barella (6), Brozovic (7), Young (7), Eriksen (7), Lukaku (7), Martinez (5). Eriksen then tried his luck with another set-piece, but his fierce free-kick drew a strong save from Ospina, who was booked not long after and will now miss Wednesday's final against Juventus. The last time these two met on the pitch, Gattuso’s men won 0-1 on the road. Coppa Italia Semi-Final. vs Inter Milan. Min odds, bet, and payment method exclusions apply. After the first half had gone without much incident, Fabian Ruiz broke the deadlock for the guests in the 57th minute. 2nd Leg - Napoli advance 2-1 on aggregate, Mertens' record goal sends Napoli to Coppa Italia final (1:26), Stream Napoli vs. Juventus LIVE on ESPN+ (June 17, 3 p.m. In the 16th minute, an impressive Antonio Candreva could only lift his effort over the bar before linking up with Eriksen 13 minutes later. All Rights Reserved. Napoli vs Inter Italy – Coppa Italia Date: Saturday, 13 June 2020 Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples). They had also lost two of their former three road trips, and have a total of just three wins from their prior seven away fixtures. Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina, badly at fault for Eriksen's goal, made up for his early mistake with several important saves in the semi-final, second leg. If Mertens is set to leave Napoli this summer then he is really going out with a bang. Inter knew they needed another away goal to send them into the final and started to put the pressure on in the final 15 minutes. Napoli 1-1 Inter Milan (2-1 agg): Dries Mertens strike sets up Coppa Italia final with Juventus. Not only that, he was a pest for the Inter defence from the start, making those runs you need and his link-up play with Insigne was wonderful. Do not copy or translate in any form without a written consent. Stanislav Lobotka and Kostas Manolas were sidelined through injury. Barella's bullet the difference for Inter (1:27) Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Taking all these stats into account, expect a Napoli win this Saturday. Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen and Romelu Lukaku all started for Inter with Barcelona-linked Lautaro Martinez also in the XI. The first leg had ended in a 0-1 win for the Blues on the road. On the other hand, Antonio Conte’s men had lost three of their previous five overall match-ups, and had failed to score in three of their last five games as well. Due to Napoli having the home advantage, a lead in aggregate as well as an away goal in the kitty, they are deemed to be the favorites. Napoli started the second half well but had to withstand some late pressure. Napoli 1-1 Inter (agg 2-1): Dries Mertens fires hosts into Coppa Italia final, Dries Mertens scored his 122nd goal for Napoli on Saturday evening, Napoli have made it to their first Coppa Italia final since 2014, David Ospina is congratulated after he helped set up Napoli's goal, Keane: Ole needs top-four finish to keep job, Joshua to bring in Joyce as sparring partner. The Coppa Italia semis mark the return to life for Italian Football, and it would naturally be important for either of these teams to showcase their high levels that they used to display before the break. The second half was a quieter affair although still littered with niggly fouls. 8:00pm, Saturday 13th June 2020. If you are looking for help, advice or support in relation to your gambling, please go to: BeGambleAware.org or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133. Get a report of the Napoli vs. Internazionale 2019-20 Italian Coppa Italia, Semifinals football match. Man of the match: Dries Mertens. Lampard defends Kepa from 'unfair' criticism, FIA defends Hamilton penalty | Lewis questions rule changes, Christian Eriksen scored early on for Inter, but they could not find another, Dries Mertens scores past Samir Handanovic during the semi-final, £18 Premier League and Football channel offer, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. He then flicked the ball back into the path of Eriksen, but his shot went straight at Ospina, who pushed it away. Ospina was the instigator as he played the ball out perfectly, setting Insigne away on the counter-attack. Italy – Coppa Italia Meanwhile, the home team won 12 of the preceding 17 encounters at this ground. Nicky Bandini explains why she believes Napoli are favourites to beat Juventus in the Coppa Italia final. Dries Mertens fired Napoli into the Coppa Italia final, beating Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in the second leg, and became the club's record goalscorer. It was a stop-start first half but Inter saw the lion's share of the chances and should have gone further ahead. 11 of the former 16 wins had gone to Gennaro Gattuso’s men. With no fans allowed, the shouting of Napoli's Gennaro Gattuso and Inter's Antonio Conte, two famously passionate coaches, echoed around the stadium for the entire match. VIDEO Napoli vs Inter (Coppa Italia) Highlights. The Coppa Italia semis mark the return to life for Italian Football, and it would naturally be important for either of these teams to showcase their high levels that they used to display before the break. Not long after, the Colombia international made an incredible reaction save, with Candreva's solo effort being tipped over the bar. The Coppa Italia semifinals run through Milan, with Inter vs. Napoli and Milan vs. Juve (all on ESPN+). To quote a fact, since 1997, only twice have Gattuso’s men lost at this stadium, and they even had won 12 of the 17 such matches. Substitutes Victor Moses and Alexis Sanchez linked up nicely, but the Chilean's powerful cross-body shot steamed past the far post. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Wednesday sees the culmination of the Coppa Italia as Juventus and Napoli square off. As such, they do have the lead in aggregate scoreline, and have the advantage of the away goal as well. Read all Italian Serie A Predictions here or jump to our main Football Tips Page. Napoli went through 2-1 on aggregate thanks to their 1-0 win at San Siro four months ago and will meet Juventus in Rome in Wednesday's final. He sped down the field with only Eriksen and Young back to defend, before squaring the ball for Mertens who easily swept home past Samir Handanovic. Looking for More Games ? © All contents including and not limited to article texts and images are copyrighted to LeagueLane.