ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Roma vs. Napoli 2014 (en vivo live score results below) delivers a Coppa Italia soccer battle today February 5, 2014. The game is the first of a two leg round in the semifinals. Yesterday, Udinese vs. Fiorentina ended in a 2-1 final score.
Today’s Roma vs. Napoli 2014 game (start time 11:45 am PST) features two teams with differing records. Roma is undefeated in several weeks. They have five wins in their last five games. Napoli in turn has two wins, one loss and two draws in their last five matches.
Roma previously defeated Juventus in the Coppa. Napoli in turn previously defeated Lazio and Atalanta in the Coppa. After today Roma vs. Napoli will battle again on February 12, 2014.
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez told his team’s news site this week his thoughts about battling Roma. “I believe Roma are favorites because they have not played at the weekend. It’s not an excuse, it’s the truth. We made a lot of individual mistakes against Atalanta, which is unusual.” Benitez added “However, we didn’t play well and I expect a better performance at Roma.”
Benitez is encouraged by Napoli’s record against Roma last year. “We played well against them back in October. In that game we had chances to score but we didn’t make the most of them. My team is calm and charged up for tomorrow’s match, knowing that we will also have the return leg (February 12) to look forward to.”
Meantime Roma coach Rudi Garcia told his team’s news site this week what he thinks Roma must do to win. “We want to get the job done tomorrow. But we are aware that the semi-final is not just one game but 180 minutes and we will also have to play at Napoli.” He added “It will be great to go to Naples with a good result. The fact that we didn’t play at the weekend could be an advantage but we will only know that after tomorrow’s match.” For live score results today click HERE.
Coppa Italia, Soccer