2015–16 Coppa Italia

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2015–16 Coppa Italia
TIM Cup
Juventus Coppa Italia 2016.jpg
Country Italy
Dates2 August 2015 – 21 May 2016
Teams78
ChampionsJuventus (11th title)
Runners-upMilan
Matches played79
Goals scored209 (2.65 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Giulio Bizzotto (5 goals)

The 2015–16 Coppa Italia, also known as TIM Cup for sponsorship reasons was the 69th edition of the national cup in Italian football. It began on 2 August 2015 and ended with the final match on 21 May 2016. Juventus successfully defended their title after beating Milan 1–0 by Morata's goal after extra time. They secured a record eleventh title in the competition.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

Serie A (20 teams)[edit]

Serie B (22 teams)[edit]

Lega Pro (27 teams)[edit]

Serie D (9 teams)[edit]

source: legaseriea.it[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

Teams enter the competition at various stages, as follows:

  • First phase (one-legged fixtures)
    • First round: 36 teams from Lega Pro and Serie D start the tournament
    • Second round: the 18 winners from the previous round are joined by the 22 Serie B teams
    • Third round: the 20 winners from the second round meet the 12 Serie A sides seeded 9-20
    • Fourth round: the 16 survivors face each other
  • Second phase
    • Round of 16 (one-legged): the 8 fourth round winners are inserted into a bracket with the Serie A clubs seeded 1-8
    • Quarter-finals (one-legged)
    • Semi-finals (two-legged)
  • Final (one-legged)

Round dates[edit]

The schedule of each round is as follows:[4]

Phase Round First leg Second leg
Elimination First round 2 August 2015
Second round 8–10 August 2015
Third round 14–20 August 2015
Fourth round 1–3 December 2015
Final rounds Round of 16 15–17 December 2015
Quarter-final 13–20 January 2016
Semi-final 26–27 January 2016 1–2 March 2016
Final 21 May 2016

First stage[edit]

First round[edit]

A total of 36 teams from Lega Pro and Serie D competed in this round, 18 of which advanced to second round. The matches were played on 2 August 2015.[5] All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Second round[edit]

A total of 40 teams from Serie B and Lega Pro competed in the second round, 20 of which advanced to joining the 12 teams from Serie A in the third round. The matches were played between 8 and 10 August 2015.[5] All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Notes
  1. ^ The Italian Sports Court decided to award the match to Catania against SPAL as a 3–0 forfeit win after SPAL were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player (Mattia Finotto). The match originally ended 1–0 to S.P.A.L.[6]

Third round[edit]

A total of 32 teams from Serie A, Serie B and Lega Pro competed in the third round, 16 of which advanced to the fourth round. The matches were played between 14 and 20 August 2015.[5] All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Fourth round[edit]

Fourth round matches were played between 1 and 3 December 2015.[5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Final stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                 
Roma (1) 0 (2)  
Spezia (2) (p) 0 (4)  
  Spezia 1  
  Alessandria 2  
Genoa (1) 1
Alessandria (3) (aet) 2  
  Alessandria 0 0 0  
  Milan 1 5 6  
Sampdoria (1) 0  
Milan (1) 2  
  Milan 2
  Carpi 1  
Fiorentina (1) 0
Carpi (1) 1  
  Milan 0
  Juventus (aet) 1
Lazio (1) 2  
Udinese (1) 1  
  Lazio 0
  Juventus 1  
Juventus (1) 4
Torino (1) 0  
  Juventus (p) 3 0 3 (5)
  Internazionale 0 3 3 (3)  
Napoli (1) 3  
Hellas Verona (1) 0  
  Napoli 0
  Internazionale 2  
Internazionale (1) 3
Cagliari (2) 0  

Round of 16[edit]

Round of 16 were played between 15 and 17 December 2015.[5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Quarter-finals[edit]

Quarter-finals were played between 13 and 20 January 2016.[7][5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-finals were played on 26–27 January and 1–2 March 2016.[7][5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

First leg[edit]
Second leg[edit]

Final[edit]

Milan0–1 (a.e.t.)Juventus
Report Morata Goal 110'
Attendance: 67,123

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Italy Giulio Bizzotto Cittadella 5
2 Croatia Marcelo Brozović Internazionale 3
Spain Álvaro Morata Juventus
Senegal M'Baye Niang Milan
Italy Massimo Loviso Alessandria
Italy Riccardo Bocalon Alessandria
Uruguay Pablo Granoche Modena
Italy Roberto Floriano Foggia
Italy Claudio Coralli Cittadella
Brazil Ryder Matos Carpi
Italy Simone Guerra FeralpiSalò

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Juventus vince la TIM Cup 2015/2016" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ Virtus Entella were relegated from Serie B in 2014-15, but entered this competition with the rest of the Serie B teams, taking the place of Parma.
  3. ^ "TIM Cup 2015/2016". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Tabellone Tim Cup 2015-2016" (PDF). Lega Serie A. 18 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Fixtures and results". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Comunicato uffIciale N.16 dell'11 agosto 2015" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 11 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "TIM Cup 2015/2016 – Date (*) Quarti Di Finale e Semifinali" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 21 December 2015.

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