Italian Cup semi-final rematches 1989/90
1 match: Roma-Juve
Absences: ROM: Voeller (Muzzi), Nela (Pellegrini), Gerolin (Piacentini) / JUV: Zavarov (Casiraghi), Rui Barros (Napoli), Aleinikov (Alessio)
Good/poor form: —-, Weather: —
AS Roma – Juventus 0:0 (1:1 in the double-header, Roma advance)
Roma: Tancredi 6, Pellegrini 6, Comi 5, Berthold 4, Tempestilli 4, Giannini 5, Di Mauro 6, Piacentini 6, Desideri 5 (70 Conti), Rizzitelli 4, Muzzi 4
Juventus: Tacconi 5, De Agostini 5, Tricella 5, Bonetti 4, Galia 4 (72 M.Serrena), Marocchi 5, Napoli 3, Fortunato 4, Alessio 4, Schillaci 3, Casiraghi 3
Yellow cards: Desideri 22nd, Giannini 48th, Comi 68th, Piacentini 72nd.
Unfortunately, it was a very boring match for the fans. Roma, knowing that it was Juventus to attack, retreated into their own half. They tried occasionally with a long balls to create a clear situations, but the Juventus defence was alert. The visitors presented little apart from quick rallies by Alessio, from which nothing resulted. After 90 minutes, the stadium went wild – Roma advanced to the Italian Cup final!
Player of the match: Pellegrini (Roma)
2nd match: Napoli-Milan
Absences: NAP: Maradona ! (Careca), Fusi (Mauro) / MIL: —
Good/poor form: Massaro (+), Weather: —
Napoli – Milan 2:0 (2:0) (in a two-legged match 3:0 for Napoli)
Napoli: Giuliani 6, Francini 9 (73 Tarantino), Baroni 8, Corradini 10, Ferrara 8, De Napoli 9, Alemao 9, Mauro 8, Crippa 8, Careca 8 (75 Zola), Carnevale 9
Milan: Pazzagli 2, Maldini 4, F.Baresi 5, Costacurta 5, Tassotti 3, Evani 3, Ancelotti 4 (83 Borgonovo), Rijkaard 5 (74 Colombo), Donadoni 4, van Basten 3, Massaro 3
Goals: 1:0 Corradini (ass: Mauro), 2:0 Alemao 33 (ass: Carnevale)
Yellow cards: Alemao 44, Giuliani 67 / Massaro 67, Rijkaard 74
Red card: Massaro 72 (second yellow)
This match was much more interesting despite the absence of Maradona (minor injury). Napoli feared for the result, but the players rose to a high level that Milan could not match. Milan’s players shot off target (Ancelotti, Donadoni) or were in poor form (van Basten). In the 31st minute, the perfectly played Corradini shot from the penalty area and the ball fell into the net. 2 minutes later a stunned Milan lost a second goal: this time Brazilian Alemao did an excellent job. The powerless visitors kept trying until the 72nd minute when Massaro left the pitch for a brutal foul on Francini.
Napoli’s promotion to the Italian Cup final in fine style!
Player of the match: Corradini (Napoli)
Coming soon: Coppa Italia finals Napoli-Roma