Spezia Beats 9-man Roma 4-2 To Reach Italian Cup Quarters
ROME, Italy: Spezia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup with a 4-2 win against nine-man Roma after extra time on Tuesday.
Former Roma winger Daniele Verde and Riccardo Saponara scored in extra time for Spezia, which next plays Napoli.
The match changed two minutes into extra time as Roma defender Gianluca Mancini and goalkeeper Pau Lpez were sent off within 30 seconds of each other, in separate incidents.
Mancini was dismissed following a second yellow card while Lpez received a straight red for clattering into Spezia forward Roberto Piccoli.
Spezia had been 2-0 up after 15 minutes, following Andrey Galabinov's penalty and Saponaras first goal of the night.