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2009 Coppa Italia Final

2009 Coppa Italia Final
President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano handing the trophy to Tommaso Rocchi and Cristian Ledesma
Event Coppa Italia 2008–09
Lazio won 6–5 on penalties
Date 13 May 2009
Venue Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Referee Roberto Rosetti
Attendance 68,000
Weather Clear
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The 2009 Coppa Italia Final was the final match of the 2008–09 Coppa Italia, the 61st season of the top cup competition in Italian football. The match was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 13 May 2009 between Lazio and Sampdoria; Lazio won 6–5 on penalties after the match ended 1–1 after extra time. Hugo Campagnaro missed his spot kick for Sampdoria and allowed Ousmane Dabo to slot home the winner for Lazio.[2][3][4]

Route to the final

For more details on this topic, see Coppa Italia 2008–09.
Lazio Sampdoria
Mauri 9'
Meghni 22'
Manfredini 54'
Pandev 57', 90'
Third Round not played
Ledesma 17'
Pandev 83'
Fourth Round not played
Zárate 87' (pen.)
Pandev 92'
Round of 16 Empoli
Bonazzoli 31'
Fornaroli 46'
Pandev 47'
Mauri 55'
Rocchi 91'
Quarterfinals Udinese
Pazzini 10'
Pandev 66'
Rocchi 78'
First leg
Cassano 9'
Pazzini 30', 41'
Zárate 37'
Kolarov 46'
Second leg Internazionale


Team selection

Goran Pandev and Pasquale Foggia both returned to fitness for Lazio in the lead up to this match; however, they had to do without the services of their Brazilian midfielder Matuzalém, who missed out through suspension. Sampdoria welcomed back defensive duo Pietro Accardi and Stefano Lucchini, as well as Paolo Sammarco, who passed a late fitness test, to assure him of a spot in the final.[5]

Sampdoria coach Walter Mazzarri said that the final should be played in a neutral venue, and that it would give more balance to the match.[6]


Although the usual capacity of the Stadio Olimpico is over 72,000, not every single ticket has been sold. In fact, Lega Calcio decided to sell about 20,000 tickets for each club, and the remain tickets at the neutral public (even if they has been bought for the most part from Lazio fans because the final was in Rome). Lazio fans took place in "Curva Nord", while the Sampdoria ones at the opposite side. Between Lazio fans and Sampdoria fans a sector, the "Distinti Sud Est", has been left empty to leave a large space between the "Curva Sud" and the "Tribuna Tevere", due to avoid fights between fans. That space was occupied in part by children of the youth Lazio teams. At the end of the match, it has been counted about 50,000 Lazio fans and 18,000 Sampdoria fans.


Having been designated as the official "home" team, Lazio could wear their usual kit, that is the light-blue one. Nevertheless, Sampdoria could wear their home kit too, but with blue shorts instead of white ones.[7]


Match details

GK 86 23x15px Fernando Muslera
RB 2 23x16px Stephan Lichtsteiner
CB 13 23x15px Sebastiano Siviglia Booked 54'
CB 22 23x15px David Rozehnal
LB 3 23x15px Aleksandar Kolarov
RM 5 23x15px Cristian Brocchi Substituted off 105'
CM 24 23x15px Cristian Ledesma (c)
CM 6 23x15px Ousmane Dabo
LM 17 23x15px Pasquale Foggia Booked 8' Substituted off 80'
CF 19 23x15px Goran Pandev Substituted off 73'
CF 10 23x15px Mauro Zárate
GK 1 23x15px Juan Pablo Carrizo
DF 32 23x15px Ştefan Radu
DF 29 23x15px Lorenzo De Silvestri Substituted in 105'
DF 87 23x15px Modibo Diakité
MF 11 23x15px Stefano Mauri
FW 81 23x15px Simone Del Nero Substituted in 80'
FW 18 23x15px Tommaso Rocchi Substituted in 73'
23x15px Delio Rossi
GK 1 23x15px Luca Castellazzi
CB 16 23x15px Hugo Campagnaro
CB 6 23x15px Stefano Lucchini Booked 26' Substituted off 98'
CB 5 23x15px Pietro Accardi Booked 61'
DM 21 23x15px Paolo Sammarco Substituted off 91'
DM 19 23x15px Daniele Franceschini Substituted off 87'
RM 23 23x15px Marius Stankevičius
LM 46 23x15px Mirko Pieri
AM 17 23x15px Angelo Palombo Booked 110'
CF 10 23x15px Giampaolo Pazzini
CF 99 23x15px Antonio Cassano
GK 83 23x15px Antonio Mirante
DF 28 23x15px Daniele Gastaldello Booked 112' Substituted in 98'
DF 84 23x15px Andrea Raggi
MF 88 23x15px Daniele Dessena Substituted in 91'
MF 20 23x16px Marco Padalino
MF 40 23x15px Gennaro Delvecchio Booked 100' Substituted in 87'
FW 89 23x15px Guido Marilungo
23x15px Walter Mazzarri
Coppa Italia
2008–09 Winners
Fifth title


File:Napolitano Rocchi Coppa Italia.jpg
Rocchi receives the trophy form Giorgio Napolitano.

After the match, some Lazio players wore a T-shirt to joke A.S. Roma rivals with written on it Io campione, tu zero titoli (I'm a champion, you have no honours), quoting a sentence said by José Mourinho who had, earlier in the season, correctly predicted that Milan, Juventus and Roma would have completed the season with no honours.[9][10]

Lazio captain, Tommaso Rocchi, has been rewarded by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano in front of the "Tribuna Montemario", and gave him the trophy that Rocchi lifted with the captain of that match, Cristian Ledesma.

Cristian Brocchi and Lorenzo De Silvestri dedicated the victory to Gabriele Sandri, a fan who was killed last season,[11] and coach Delio Rossi said that the triumph was also dedicated to the fans and everyone who had made many sacrifices to get the team to the final.[12]

After the match, a minority of Lazio fans clashed with police and tried to smash shops in Rome city centre following the win over Sampdoria, according to a statement on 14 May 2009. Police said three arrests had been made before and after the final and added that five police officers had been injured.[13][14]

See also


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  3. ^ "Italian Cup 2008/2009: the trophy is for the S.S. Lazio". 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Muslera the hero as Lazio win Italian Cup on penalties". AFP. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Injury Doubts Over Lazio's Pandev Subside Ahead Of Final". 13 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Sampdoria Coach Mazzarri Wishes For Neutral Venue For Coppa Italia Final". 12 May 2009. Archived from the original on 14 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "La Lazio giocherà la finale con la maglia celeste". (in italiano). 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Kora (13 May 2009). "Match report". Lega Calcio (in italiano). Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Lazio, ecco la maglietta sfottò alla Roma". Il Corriere dello Sport (in italiano). 13 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Mourinho spara a zero: guarda tutti i video". Il Corriere dello Sport (in italiano). 3 March 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Brocchi & De Silvestri Dedicate Lazio’s Coppa Italia To Gabriele Sandri". 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "Emotional Delio Rossi Overjoyed With Lazio’s Coppa Italia Success". 13 May 2009. Archived from the original on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "Trouble follows Lazio Cup win in Rome". The Guardian. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Lazio Fan Arrested Following Trouble At Coppa Italia Final". 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009.