Jan 21, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Roma
1-0
Juventus
Gervinho (79')
Benatia (14'), Florenzi (29'), Strootman (63'), Castan (70')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Peluso (65'), Giovinco (73'), Vidal (90')

Result: Roma overcome Juventus to secure semi-final spot

A late Gervinho goal seals Roma's place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.

Roma are in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia after a hard-fought victory against Juventus at Stadio Olimpico tonight.

After a quiet start, Radja Nainggolan found himself on the end of a loose ball outside the Juve box, but his drive from distance went wide.

AS Roma's Brazilian defender Leandro Castan fights for the ball against Juventus' forward Fabio Quaglierella during their Coppa Italia football match, on January 21 , 2014© Getty Images

Mehdi Benatia's ball then found Alessandro Florenzi, who ran at goal. However, his shot from 25 yards did not trouble Marco Storari.

After a 10-minute period without much to shout about, Giorgio Chiellini had to head away a Francesco Totti shot and Kevin Strootman just failed to make contact with the ball as Roma began to take control.

Gervinho then did well down the right flank to drive in a cross, but Florenzi was unable to get the best connection.

Roma survived a scare in the opening minute of the second half when Federico Peluso's header into the net was ruled out as the ball had drifted out of play before it came back for the Juve player.

Florenzi then headed wide of goal from a Vasilis Torosidis cross and Maicon drilled in a cross from the right, but there was no-one to turn it home.

With the match edging closer to the 90-minute mark, Roma finally broke the deadlock as Miralem Pjanic picked out Strootman, whose cross from the byline was turned in acrobatically by Gervinho.

Pjanic almost doubled the advantage in stoppage time, but his shot clipped the post and went out of play.

AS Roma's forward of Ivory Coast Gervinho controls the ball against Juventus during their Coppa Italia football match, on January 21 , 2014
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