Ten-Man Napoli Beat Fiorentina in Violence-Marred Italian Cup Final

Napoli bagged their second Italian Cup in three years as they beat Fiorentina 3-1.

updated: May 04, 2014 09:50 IST
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Ten-man Napoli overcame dramatic scenes prior to kick-off at the Olympic Stadium to claim their second Italian Cup trophy in three years thanks to a 3-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.

Violence marred the lead-up to the final with unconfirmed reports that at least four fans had been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Hard-line 'ultra' fans of Napoli, many of whom threw rocket flares towards the pitch, even ordered the Serie A giants not to play after rumours spread that one of their supporters had been shot.

Following discussions between Napoli captain Marek Hamsik and an 'ultra' leader, the match eventually kicked off 45 minutes later than scheduled.

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