Roma beat Juventus 2-0 to reach Italian Cup semis

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Turin (Italy), January 28 (AP) Roma set up an Italian Cupsemifinal against titleholder Inter Milan after dispatchingJuventus 2-0.

Mirko Vucinic scored midway through the second half andRodrigo Taddei volleyed a second in injury time yesterday.

AC Milan will meet Palermo in the other semifinal.

"We played well tonight even though playing Juventus isnever easy," Taddei said. "I''ve scored goals like that intraining, but I''ve never had the chance in a match. I have tothank Daniele De Rossi for such a great pass."

In the first half neither side managed to find any rhythmin a match littered with fouls, though Alessandro Del Pierowent close for Juventus and Vucinic for Roma.

Roma came out strongly in the second half and SimonePerrotta and Fabio Simplicio both squandered chances to openthe scoring.

Vucinic scored in the 65th minute, cutting in from theleft and whipping a curling shot past Juventus goalkeeperMarco Storari into the far corner.

Three minutes later, Storari kept Juventus in the gamewhen he stopped Philippe Mexes'' header.

With the match almost over, Taddei spectacularly volleyedDe Rossi''s free kick home to wrap up the victory. (AP) AH

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