Coppa Italia round-up: Inter Milan hit six past Benevento behind closed doors
Last Updated: 13/01/19 10:12pm
Inter Milan eased into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, thrashing Benevento 6-2, although none of their fans were present at the San Siro.
Inter were forced to play the match behind closed doors as part of their punishment for racist chanting in the Boxing Day league match against Napoli.
The hosts started strongly and were 2-0 up inside seven minutes. Mauro Icardi converted a penalty and then saw a header hit the post, with Antonio Candreva netting the rebound.
Dalbert extended Inter's lead in first-half stoppage time with a fierce shot into the roof of the net and Lautaro Martinez headed in a fourth shortly after the break.
Martinez doubled his tally in the 68th minute, either side of goals from Benevento through Roberto Insigne and Filippo Bandinelli.
Candreva also scored a second in stoppage time to add to Benevento's humiliation, with Inter facing Lazio in the next round.
Injury-hit Napoli beat Sassuolo 2-0 to book a quarter-final tie against AC Milan.
Arkadiusz Milik partnered Lorenzo Insigne up front and the two combined for the opening goal in the 15th minute as Milik forced the ball in from close range following a precise cross from Insigne.
Sassuolo, wo were also without several players through injury, thought they had levelled in the 35th but Manuel Locatelli's goal was ruled out after video review showed he had handled the ball in the buildup.
Milik set up Napoli's second 16 minutes from time, pulling back a pass from Insigne for Fabian Ruiz to all but seal the result.
Federico Chiesa scored two late goals to send Fiorentina through to the quarter-finals by winning 2-0 at Torino, and they will play either Roma or third-tier side Virtus Entella in the next round.
Fiorentina had the better of the chances but were denied several times by home goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.
They finally broke through three minutes from time as Giovanni Simeone surged forward from the centre circle and shrugged off two challenges, only to have his effort parried by Sirigu, but Chiesa tapped in the rebound.
Chiesa doubled his tally in stoppage time after taking advantage of an error by Torino defender Lyanco, with the goal given after video review.