2009 Coppa Italia Final

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2009 Coppa Italia Final
Coppa Italia 2009 premiazione.jpg
President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano handing the trophy to Tommaso Rocchi and Cristian Ledesma
Event 2008–09 Coppa Italia
Lazio won 6–5 on penalties
Date 13 May 2009
Venue Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Referee Roberto Rosetti
Attendance 68,000
Weather Clear
19 °C (66 °F)[1]

The 2009 Coppa Italia Final was the final match of the 2008–09 Coppa Italia, the 62nd season of the top cup competition in Italian football. The match was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 13 May 2009 between Lazio and Sampdoria; Lazio won 6–5 on penalties after the match ended 1–1 after extra time. Hugo Campagnaro missed his spot kick for Sampdoria and allowed Ousmane Dabo to slot home the winner for Lazio.[2][3][4]

Route to the final[edit]

Lazio Sampdoria
Mauri 9'
Meghni 22'
Manfredini 54'
Pandev 57', 90'
Third Round not played
Ledesma 17'
Pandev 83'
Fourth Round not played
Zárate 87' (pen.)
Pandev 92'
Round of 16 Empoli
Bonazzoli 31'
Fornaroli 46'
Pandev 47'
Mauri 55'
Rocchi 91'
Quarterfinals Udinese
Pazzini 10'
Pandev 66'
Rocchi 78'
First leg
Cassano 9'
Pazzini 30', 41'
Zárate 37'
Kolarov 46'
Second leg Internazionale


Team selection[edit]

Goran Pandev and Pasquale Foggia both returned to fitness for Lazio in the lead up to this match; however, they had to do without the services of their Brazilian midfielder Matuzalém, who missed out through suspension. Sampdoria welcomed back defensive duo Pietro Accardi and Stefano Lucchini, as well as Paolo Sammarco, who passed a late fitness test, to assure him of a spot in the final.[5]

Sampdoria coach Walter Mazzarri said that the final should be played in a neutral venue, and that it would give more balance to the match.[6]


Although the usual capacity of the Stadio Olimpico is over 72,000, not every single ticket has been sold. In fact, Lega Calcio decided to sell about 20,000 tickets for each club, and the remain tickets at the neutral public (even if they had been bought for the most part from Lazio fans because the final was in Rome). Lazio fans took place in "Curva Nord", while the Sampdoria ones at the opposite side. Between Lazio fans and Sampdoria fans a sector, the "Distinti Sud Est", has been left empty to leave a large space between the "Curva Sud" and the "Tribuna Tevere", due to avoid fights between fans. That space was occupied in part by children of the youth Lazio teams. At the end of the match, it has been counted about 50,000 Lazio fans and 18,000 Sampdoria fans.


Having been designated as the official "home" team, Lazio could wear their usual kit, that is the light-blue one. Nevertheless, Sampdoria could wear their home kit too, but with blue shorts instead of white ones.[7]


Match details[edit]

Lazio 1–1 (a.e.t.) Sampdoria
Zárate Goal 4' Report
Pazzini Goal 31'
Ledesma Penalty scored
Rocchi Penalty missed
Rozehnal Penalty scored
Kolarov Penalty scored
Zárate Penalty scored
Lichtsteiner Penalty scored
Dabo Penalty scored
6–5 Penalty missed Cassano
Penalty scored Palombo
Penalty scored Pazzini
Penalty scored Gastaldello
Penalty scored Accardi
Penalty scored Delvecchio
Penalty missed Campagnaro
Attendance: 68,000
GK 86 Uruguay Fernando Muslera
RB 2 Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner
CB 13 Italy Sebastiano Siviglia Yellow card 54'
CB 22 Czech Republic David Rozehnal
LB 3 Serbia Aleksandar Kolarov
RM 5 Italy Cristian Brocchi Substituted off 105'
CM 24 Argentina Cristian Ledesma (c)
CM 6 France Ousmane Dabo
LM 17 Italy Pasquale Foggia Yellow card 8' Substituted off 80'
CF 19 Republic of Macedonia Goran Pandev Substituted off 73'
CF 10 Argentina Mauro Zárate
GK 1 Argentina Juan Pablo Carrizo
DF 32 Romania Ştefan Radu
DF 29 Italy Lorenzo De Silvestri Substituted in 105'
DF 87 France Modibo Diakité
MF 11 Italy Stefano Mauri
FW 81 Italy Simone Del Nero Substituted in 80'
FW 18 Italy Tommaso Rocchi Substituted in 73'
Italy Delio Rossi
Lazio vs Sampdoria 2009-05-13.svg
GK 1 Italy Luca Castellazzi
CB 16 Argentina Hugo Campagnaro
CB 6 Italy Stefano Lucchini Yellow card 26' Substituted off 98'
CB 5 Italy Pietro Accardi Yellow card 61'
DM 21 Italy Paolo Sammarco Substituted off 91'
DM 19 Italy Daniele Franceschini Substituted off 87'
RM 23 Lithuania Marius Stankevičius
LM 46 Italy Mirko Pieri
AM 17 Italy Angelo Palombo Yellow card 110'
CF 10 Italy Giampaolo Pazzini
CF 99 Italy Antonio Cassano
GK 83 Italy Antonio Mirante
DF 28 Italy Daniele Gastaldello Yellow card 112' Substituted in 98'
DF 84 Italy Andrea Raggi
MF 88 Italy Daniele Dessena Substituted in 91'
MF 20 Switzerland Marco Padalino
MF 40 Italy Gennaro Delvecchio Yellow card 100' Substituted in 87'
FW 89 Italy Guido Marilungo
Italy Walter Mazzarri
Coppa Italia
2008–09 Winners
Fifth title


Rocchi receives the trophy form Giorgio Napolitano.

After the match, some Lazio players wore a T-shirt to joke A.S. Roma rivals with written on it Io campione, tu zero titoli (I'm a champion, you have no honours), quoting a sentence said by José Mourinho who had, earlier in the season, correctly predicted that Milan, Juventus and Roma would have completed the season with no honours.[9][10]

Lazio captain, Tommaso Rocchi, has been rewarded by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano in front of the "Tribuna Montemario", and gave him the trophy that Rocchi lifted with the captain of that match, Cristian Ledesma.

Cristian Brocchi and Lorenzo De Silvestri dedicated the victory to Gabriele Sandri, a fan who was killed last season,[11] and coach Delio Rossi said that the triumph was also dedicated to the fans and everyone who had made many sacrifices to get the team to the final.[12]

After the match, a minority of Lazio fans clashed with police and tried to smash shops in Rome city centre following the win over Sampdoria, according to a statement on 14 May 2009. Police said three arrests had been made before and after the final and added that five police officers had been injured.[13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/LIRF/2009/5/13/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  2. ^ "Lazio Edge Sampdoria On Penalties To Claim Fifth Coppa Italia". goal.com. 13 May 2009. Archived from the original on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Italian Cup 2008/2009: the trophy is for the S.S. Lazio". oleole.com. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Muslera the hero as Lazio win Italian Cup on penalties". AFP. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Injury Doubts Over Lazio's Pandev Subside Ahead Of Final". goal.com. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Sampdoria Coach Mazzarri Wishes For Neutral Venue For Coppa Italia Final". goal.com. 12 May 2009. Archived from the original on 14 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "La Lazio giocherà la finale con la maglia celeste". SSLazio.it (in Italian). 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Kora (13 May 2009). "Match report". Lega Calcio (in Italian). Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Lazio, ecco la maglietta sfottò alla Roma". Il Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 13 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Mourinho spara a zero: guarda tutti i video". Il Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 3 March 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Brocchi & De Silvestri Dedicate Lazio's Coppa Italia To Gabriele Sandri". goal.com. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "Emotional Delio Rossi Overjoyed With Lazio's Coppa Italia Success". goal.com. 13 May 2009. Archived from the original on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "Trouble follows Lazio Cup win in Rome". The Guardian. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Lazio Fan Arrested Following Trouble At Coppa Italia Final". goal.com. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009.