The Coppa Italia quarterfinals are underway, showcasing the best of Italian soccer! In an epic Jan. 19 clash, Inter Milan will seek revenge on Napoli for eliminating them from last year’s tournament. It’s going to be good and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this grudge-match. Click to watch!
Italy is known for breathtaking landscapes, stunning fashion and delicious food, but when Inter Milan takes on Napoli in a round of the Coppa Italia, the country will show it produces some of the greatest soccer matches in the world. This match is extra personal for Inter, who are looking for redemption after last year’s elimination!
Stadio San Paolo in beautiful Naples, Italy will host a match between two of the country’s best squads on Jan. 19. The winner from this knockout tournament will advance to the next round, while the loser will have to drown their sorrows in wine and some of the city’s excellent cuisine. The action kicks off at 2:45 P.M. EST so be ready to watch every second.
The match will see Italy’s best attacking team take on the team with the most “watertight” defense, according to Goal.com. Napoli is currently on a five-game winning streak, and they look to make it a sweet six by sending Inter Milan packing.
It wouldn’t be the first time Napoli has defeated Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals, as they did exactly that last year, according to SofaScore.com. Inter, also known as Il Biscione (aka The Big Grass Snake), has their work cut out for them. The squad is currently third place in Italy’s Serie A, four points behind the team in first place — Napoli.
Napoli, also known as The Blues and The Little Donkeys, are having a fantastic season, thanks to their Argentine goal-scoring monster, Gonzalo Higuain. He’s currently the league’s leader in goals scored, according to the International Business Times, having netted the ball 20 times this season. “I’m happy, I’m feeling fine, I work hard every day and I want to thank our manager, who is giving me many suggestions in order to improve and I’m feeling like I’m in a magical moment,” Gonzalo told reporters.
Inter also has some star players on their squad, including Mauro Icardi and Stevan Jovetic. But having only scored three goals in the last four games, and a reportedly inconsistent performance, they’re going to need all the help they can get to advance to the semi-finals.
Who do you want to win this match, HollywoodLifers? Inter or Napoli?