Parma seal cup progession
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Italian Cup with a win over Napoli.
Parma progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Italian Cup courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Napoli, which secured a 3-2 aggregate success.
The three-times competition winners were always too strong for their Serie B counterparts, with the reward for some early pressure a goal on the stroke of half-time, when Luca Cigarini dispatched a penalty, after Zlatko Dedic had been fouled.
Slovenian striker Dedic was the star of the second-half too, when he grabbed a double to put Parma in complete control by the 66th minute.
Former Chelsea midfielder Samuele Dalla Bona made for a nervy finale when he etched his name on the scoresheet, but Napoli's efforts proved in vain, as their night was compounded when Gyorgy Garics was sent-off for a foul on Dedic.
In the competition's last eight Parma will face in-form Roma.