Coppa Italia round-up: Juventus dumped out by Atalanta, Edin Dzeko appears to spit at ref
Edin Dzeko appears to spit at referee before being sent off
Last Updated: 30/01/19 11:31pm
Federico Chiesa scored a hat-trick as Fiorentina crushed Roma 7-1 to cruise into the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Wednesday.
Roma finished the game with 10 men after second-half substitute Edin Dzeko was sent off for a second yellow card after arguing with referee Gianluca Manganiello and then appearing to spit at him.
Chiesa scored two early on, adding a third in the second half past overwhelmed Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, with Giovanni Simeone scoring twice in the last 10 minutes.
Colombian Luis Muriel and Marco Benassi also found the net against a Roma side who were reeling after throwing away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Atalanta at the weekend in Serie A.
Holders Juventus crashed out of the Coppa Italia with a 3-0 quarter-final defeat by Atalanta. Juventus had been bidding for a fifth consecutive league and cup double this season.
But a Duvan Zapata double after Timothy Castagne's opener put the side from Bergamo through to a semi-final meeting with Fiorentina, who thrashed Roma 7-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus won their first trophy of the season in the Italian Super Cup this month.
But they suffered their first defeat in a domestic competition this season, as they ride high and unbeaten in Serie A.
Massimiliano Allegri's side were hit by defender Giorgio Chiellini going off injured in the first half-hour.
Castagne opened the scoring after 37 minutes with Zapata grabbing another two minutes later, before adding a third four minutes from time.
The Colombian ace also scored a double in a 2-2 draw when the sides last met in Serie A on December 26.