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Inter edge into quarter-final

Inter Milan had to use Rodrigo Palacio as a late makeshift goalkeeper as they overcame Verona 2-0 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.

Fredy Guarin set up Antonio Cassano's 50th-minute opener before adding a second himself four minutes later.

But Inter had to sweat for their win after goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi was taken from the pitch on a stretcher and, with all their substitutes made, Palacio was handed the gloves.

Verona, the final Serie B team left in the tournament, failed to take advantage and Inter will now meet either Napoli or Bologna in the last eight.