Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2013

Primavera 2012/13: Play-Off Quarter-Finals

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The quarter-finals of the this season’s Primavera which pitted the third and fourth best sides from each group as well as the next two highest finishers (points totals) against each other threw up some interesting results.

had fought tooth and nail throughout the season for the double but instead found themselves humbled on both accounts and did so again in the play-offs when they came up against .

The Flying Donkeys raced into a 4-0 lead due to a Juri Cisotti brace, a strike and a goal from and although the Vesuviani did fight back with two late goals, it was not enough to prevent the hosts marching on.

Group C again took on Group B in another of the games when , who finished three points behind Napoli, met and it served up an exciting clash in which the Nerazzurri emerged triumphant from.

Two goals in the space of one first half minute from and proved crucial in sinking the Giallorossi.

gained some measure of their vanquished fellow league sides when they met , also of Group B.

This time they got the win in a thriller as the Rosanero won 3-2 after extra time and even the loss of their goalkeeper for the final eight minutes could not prevent them reaching the last four as grabbed the winner with time running out.

The final game was Torino advance from an all-Group A clash after beating Genoa 3-2 in another exciting clash.

Hot prospect Abou Diop scored two penalties for the Granata en route to the win that saw them reach the final four.


About the Author

Padraig Whelan

- I have been a huge fan of Italian football since being bought Dejan Savicevic jersey on holiday as very young kid and been hooked ever since. My favourite players to have played in the Italian game are Francesco Totti (my absolute hero) and Filippo Inzaghi. I am currently studying for a degree in sports journalism.



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