Feb 5, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Roma
3-2
Napoli
Gervinho (13', 88'), Strootman (32')
Nainggolan (38')
FT(HT: 2-0)
De Sanctis (47' og.), Mertens (70')
İnler (85')

Half-Time Report: Roma cruising past Napoli

Roma coast into a 2-0 half-time lead over Napoli in their first-leg Coppa Italia semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico.

Roma have coasted into a 2-0 half-time lead over Napoli in their first-leg Coppa Italia semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.

AS Roma's forward from Ivory Coast Gervinho (2nd R) kicks and scores past Napoli's Spanish goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina during the semi-final Coppa Italia football match on February 5, 2014© Getty Images

The Giallorossi needed just 13 minutes to edge ahead in the contest, with Gervinho racing clear of the defence after a neat pass from Francesco Totti, before dinking over the out-rushing Pepe Reina to give his team the lead.

Kevin Strootman doubled the advantage shortly after the half-hour mark, advancing through the heart of the midfield unmarked before producing a 25-yard screamer to stun the Partenopei and give Rafael Benitez's men a mountain to climb in the second half.

SSC Napoli's forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates with his teammate Jose Maria Callejon after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between SSC Napoli and Inter Milan on December 15, 2013
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