2007–08 Coppa Italia

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2007–08 Coppa Italia
Perrotta Coppa Italia.jpg
AS Roma players are given the trophy by Italian president Giorgio Napolitano after the final
Country Italy
Teams 42
Champions Roma (9th title)
Runners-up Internazionale
Matches played 55
Goals scored 160 (2.91 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Mario Balotelli (Inter), Julio Cruz (Inter), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), 4 goals

The 2007–08 Coppa Italia was the 60th edition of the tournament. Fixtures were announced at 16:00 CET, July 25, 2007.[1] The tournament began on August 14, 2007,[2] and ended on May 24, 2008 with a single-match final to be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.[3] For the fourth consecutive season, Roma and Internazionale were the finalists. Roma won the tournament by a score of 2–1 in the final.

The format of the 2007–08 Coppa, which was announced on June 28, 2007, is a major departure from the format used in previous years.[4] The new format reduces the number of competitors to the 42 teams which will play in Serie A and Serie B for the 2007–08 season; no Serie C teams participated in the tournament. Also, the rather unusual two-leg final was eliminated.

Seedings and format[edit]

The format for pairings will be as follows:

  • First phase: one-leg fixtures
    • First round: The bottom 24 seeds (19–42) are paired
    • Second round: The 12 first round winners are paired
  • Second phase: one-leg fixtures
    • 6 first phase winners and seeds 9–18 are paired
  • Third phase: two-leg fixtures
    • Round of 16: 8 second phase winners are inserted into a bracket with seeds 1–8
    • Quarterfinals and Semifinals: Two-leg fixtures with pairings based upon bracket
  • Final: one-leg fixture at neutral venue

Seeds in the tournament will be allocated as follows:

Seed Club Allocation Phase of Entry
1 Roma Defending Champion Third Phase
2 Internazionale Participants in Champions League, UEFA Cup, and Intertoto Cup
3 Lazio
4 Milan
5 Palermo
6 Fiorentina
7 Empoli
8 Sampdoria
9 Atalanta Remaining Serie A teams to 17th place Second Phase
10 Udinese
11 Livorno
12 Parma
13 Catania
14 Reggina
15 Siena
16 Cagliari
17 Torino
18 Juventus Serie B teams promoted to Serie A this season
19 Napoli First Phase
20 Genoa
21 Chievo Verona Serie A teams demoted to Serie B this season
22 Ascoli
23 Messina
24 Piacenza Remaining Serie B teams to 17th place
25 Rimini
26 Brescia
27 Bologna
28 Mantova
29 Lecce
30 AlbinoLeffe
31 Vicenza
32 Treviso
33 Bari
34 Frosinone
35 Modena
36 Cesena
37 Triestina
38 Spezia Winner of Serie B Play-out
39 Ravenna 4 teams promoted from Serie C1
40 Grosseto
41 Avellino
42 Pisa

Fixtures[edit]

Opening rounds[edit]

     indicates home team for one-leg rounds, or home team in each leg for two-leg rounds

Top left bracket[edit]

  First elim. round
August 14 and 15, 2007
Second elim. round
August 18, 2007
Third elim. round
August 29, 2007
Round of 16
December 6, 11, 12, 19 and 20, 2007
January 15, 16, and 17, 2008
Quarterfinals
January 23 and 24, 2008
January 29 and 30, 2008
                                             
Rimini 6
Frosinone 0
Rimini 3
Treviso 1 Rimini 2
Lecce 2(3)
Torino (aet) 3 Roma 1 4 5
Treviso 2(4)
Torino 3 0 3
Roma 1 1 2
Sampdoria 1 0 1
Sampdoria 0 4 4
   
Cagliari 2 Cagliari 1 0 1
   
    Siena 1
   
   
   

Bottom left bracket[edit]

  First elim. round Second elim. round Third elim. round Round of 16 Quarterfinals
                                             
Messina 2(3)
Vicenza 2(4)
Vicenza 0
Bari 2 Bari 0
Albinoleffe 0
Udinese 3 Palermo 0 0 0
Bari 1
Udinese 0 1 1
Udinese 3 1 4
Catania (a) 2 2 4
Milan 1 1 2
Bologna 2
Triestina 0(2) Catania 2 1 3
Modena 1
Bologna 1(3) Catania 0(4)
Triestina 1(4)
Mantova 0
Triestina 1

Top right bracket[edit]

  First elim. round Second elim. round Third elim. round Round of 16 Quarterfinals
                                             
Brescia 1
Pisa1 2
Pisa 1
Napoli (aet) 3 Napoli 1(4)
Napoli 4
Livorno 1(3) Lazio 2 1 3
Cesena 0
Napoli 1 1 2
Lazio 2 2 4
Fiorentina 1 1 2
Fiorentina 1 2 3
Ascoli 2
Ascoli (aet) 2 Ascoli 1 0 1
Avellino2 0
Ascoli (aet) 3 Atalanta 1
Genoa 2
Genoa 2
Grosseto 1

Bottom Right Bracket[edit]

  First elim. round Second elim. round Third elim. round Round of 16 Quarterfinals
                                             
Chievo 0
Ravenna 1
Ravenna 1
Piacenza4 2 Piacenza 2
Piacenza3 2
Reggina 3 Internazionale 4 3 7
Spezia 0
Reggina 1 0 1
Internazionale 2 3 5
Juventus 2 2 4
Empoli 2 3 5
   
Juventus 3 Juventus 1 5 6
   
    Parma 1
   
   
   

1 The match was played in Pistoia, approximately 67 km from Pisa. Pisa was originally designated as the home team.

2 The match was played behind closed doors in Avellino.

3 The match was played in Fiorenzuola, approximately 23 km from Piacenza. Piacenza was originally designated as the home team.

4 The match was played at Ravenna, even though according to the original bracket Piacenza was designated as the home team.

Semifinals and final[edit]

  Semifinals
April 16, 2008
May 7 and May 8, 2008
Final
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
May 24, 2008
                 


 Roma 1 1 2  
 Catania 0 1 1  
   Roma 2
   Internazionale 1
 Lazio 0 0 0
 Internazionale 0 2 2  


References[edit]

  1. ^ Italian Calcio Blog: Coppa Italia Draw
  2. ^ "Orari TIM Cup" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti. 2007-08-09. 
  3. ^ "TIM Cup – Sede di Gara Finale 2007/2008" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti. 2007-12-06. 
  4. ^ La A parte il 26 agosto; Coppa Italia, finale unica, Kataweb. (Italian)