1977–78 Coppa Italia

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1977–78 Coppa Italia
CountryFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Dates21 Aug 1977 – 8 June 1978
Teams36
Champions Internazionale (2nd title)
Runners-up Napoli
Matches played96
Goals scored247 (2.57 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Giuseppe Savoldi
(12 goals)
1978–79

The 1977–78 Coppa Italia was the 31st Coppa Italia, the major Italian domestic cup. The competition was won by Internazionale, who defeated Napoli in a one-legged final played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Coppa Italia Italian football tournament

The Coppa Italia is an Italian football annual cup competition. Its first edition was held in 1922 and was won by Vado. The second tournament, scheduled in the 1926–27 season, was cancelled during the round of 32. The third edition was not held until 1935–36 when it started being scheduled annually. The events of World War II interrupted the tournament after the 1942–43 season, and it did not resume again until 1958 where it has been played annually continuously since.

S.S.C. Napoli association football club

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli, is an Italian professional football club based in Naples, Campania. Formed in 1926, the club plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. The club has won Serie A two times, and been runners-up six times, the Coppa Italia five times, the Supercoppa Italiana twice, and the 1988–89 UEFA Cup.

Stadio Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy

The Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility of Rome, Italy. It is located within the Foro Italico sports complex, north of the city. The structure is an asset of the Italian National Olympic Committee and it is used primarily for association football. The Stadio Olimpico is the home stadium of Lazio and Roma and also hosts the Coppa Italia final. It was rebuilt for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and it hosted the tournament final.

Contents

First round

Group 1

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Juventus 7431082+6
2. Cesena 5421163+3
3. Brescia 4420234-1
4. Sambenedettese 2410369-3
5. Hellas Verona 24103611-5

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Monza 5421174+3
2. Lazio 4420275+2
3. Varese 44121330
4. Ternana 4420248-4
5. Bologna 3411256-1

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Fiorentina 8440093+6
2. Roma 6430175+2
3. Sampdoria 3411257-2
4. Modena 2410346-2
5. Rimini 1401337-4

Group 4

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Torino 7431073+4
2. Genoa 5421195+4
3. Lecce 44121330
4. Foggia 34112811-3
5. Bari 1401327-5

Group 5

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Internazionale 7431071+6
2. Ascoli 6422042+2
3. Atalanta 3411246-2
4. Cremonese 3411224-2
5. Como 1401315-4

Group 6

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Napoli 84400113+8
2. Palermo 4420256-1
3. Vicenza 3411267-1
4. Catanzaro 3411245-1
5. Avellino 2410338-5

Group 7

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Taranto 6422072+5
2. Pescara 6422072+5
3. Perugia 6422041+3
4. Cagliari 24103511-6
5. Pistoiese 0400418-7

Play-off match

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Taranto 3-2 Pescara 2-21-0

Second round

Join the defending champion: Milan.

Group A

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Internazionale 9633082+6
2. Fiorentina 7623185+3
3. Torino 5613245-1
4. Monza 36114513-8

Group B

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Napoli 86321102+8
2. Milan 86321115+6
3. Juventus 56213714-7
4. Taranto 36033310-7

Final

Internazionale 2 – 1 Napoli
Altobelli Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Bini Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Restelli Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Referee: Gino Menicucci

Top goalscorers

RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Savoldi Napoli 12
2 Flag of Italy.svg Giovanni Sartori Milan 5
3 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Altobelli Internazionale 4
Flag of Italy.svg Carlo Muraro Internazionale
Flag of Italy.svg Pietro Anastasi Internazionale
Flag of Italy.svg Oscar Damiani Genoa
Flag of Venezuela.svg Flag of Italy.svg Bruno Nobili Pescara
Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Pulici Torino
Flag of Italy.svg Claudio Desolati Fiorentina
Flag of Italy.svg Enio Fiaschi Hellas Verona
Flag of Italy.svg Aldo Cantarutti Monza

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