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Coppa Italia: Francesco Acerbi scores late winner as Inter Milan down Parma 2-1 after extra-time

Last Updated: January 11, 2023, 08:37 IST

Francesco Acerbi helps Inter reach Coppa Italia quarterfinals (Inter Milan Twitter)

Coppa Italia holders Inter Milan needed extra time to see off Parma 2-1 in added time with Francesco Acerbi grabbing a late winner.

Francesco Acerbi scored with a long, looping header in extra time as defending champion Inter Milan beat second-division club Parma 2-1 Tuesday to reach the Italian Cup quarterfinals.

Acerbi spotted Gianluigi Buffon on the ground and headed in a rebound from near the edge of the area over the 44-year-old former Italy goalkeeper.

Lautaro Martinez had equalized for Inter in the 88th with a shot that was deflected in, after Stanko Juric had put Parma ahead early on with a powerful blast.

Buffon prevented Inter from winning in regulation with a save to deny Edin Dzeko.

Inter will next face either Atalanta or Spezia, who play next week.

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