Juve book quarter-final with Milan or Reggina

12 December 2012 10:46

A Sebastian Giovinco goal in the 56th minute gave Juventus a 1-0 win over Cagliari on Wednesday and set the Serie A champions up with a potential Italian Cup quarter-final clash against AC Milan.

Juve's win, however, came at a price on what was Antonio Conte's return to the touchline at Juventus Stadium after he recently completed a four-month ban for his alleged role in a match-fixing affair at former club Siena.

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, a last-minute replacement for Emanuele Giaccherini after the Italian suffered an injury in the warm-up, went off with a suspected knee problem.

Juve handed a rare start to Danish international Nicklas Bendtner, and although he came close to scoring he was stretchered off just before half-time and replaced by ex-Cagliari star Alessandro Matri.

Juve held on for the win and will now meet either Milan or Reggina, who meet at the San Siro on Thursday, in the quarters.

Earlier Wednesday Catania booked their quarter-final place, where they will play either Lazio or Siena, after they beat Parma 5-4 on penalties after the match finished 1-1.

The quarter-finals will be held on January 9.

Source: AFP