Spezia caused an upset by knocking Udinese out of the Coppa Italia on Saturday.
Serie A club Bologna have crashed out of the Coppa Italia in a 2-1 extra-time defeat to mid-table Serie B side Siena.
Their prize is the chance to face five-time cup winners Milan over two legs, with the Rossoneri first visiting...
The team was refounded in 2008 as A.S.D. Spezia Calcio 2008 by Gabriele Volpi the owner of water polo team of Pro Recco and Croatian side HNK Rijeka, winner of numerous scudetti and admitted to Serie D, thanks to Article 52 NOIF of FIGC.
In 2008, due to financial difficulty and following their relegation from Serie B, the club was forced to declare bankruptcy. In June 2011 FIGC sanctioned numbers of former board member of old Spezia for sports fraud.
Lega Pro club Alessandria will tackle Italian giants AC Milan in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia.
The Serie B side came from behind to win 3-2 and make it the worst possible start for new Bianconeri Friuliani coach Beppe Iachini.
In 2002, the club reached an agreement with Inter, made the club became Inter's feeder club and reserve team. The team got Goran Pandev, Aco Stojkov (now Macedonian internationals) and Alex Cordaz in the first season. In the second season, Cristian Lizzori, Luca Ceccarelli and Nicola Napolitano was signed from Inter. In 2004–05 season Spezia got Antonio Rizzo from ACF Fiorentina and Paolo Castelli from Inter..
Today, Spezia remembers the 1944 triumph by playing with a tricolour badge on the team's official jersey (but different from the Scudetto), with the authorisation of the Football Federation.
Spezia Calcio is an Italian football club, based in La Spezia, Liguria. Currently it plays in Serie B, hosting games at the 10,336-capacity Stadio Alberto Picco.
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However, the Italian league of 1944 was not immediately considered as official by the Italian federation, because it was obtained during war times in a reduced league, and the only scudetto of Spezia was finally awarded only in 2002 by the Federation, even if not counted officially as an Italian championship triumph, but as a "decoration".
The Piedmontese minnows shocked Serie A opponents Palermo and Genoa on their way to reaching the last eight, where they were pitted against second-tier side Spezia.
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Much of the game was locked in a 0-0 stalemate until Siena midfielder Francesco Valiani pounced with only twelve minutes left in the game.
Mauro Tassotti -- who played for the club for 17 years and has been on the coaching staff for over a decade -- led Milan on Wednesday evening following the dismissal of Massimiliano Allegri, but Seedorf watched on as new signing Keisuke Honda scored on his first start for the club.
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Upon promotion in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione at the end of the Serie D 2008-09 season, A.S.D. Spezia changes its denomination in the current "Spezia Calcio". Spezia finished Girone A of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione as 2nd and quaified for promotion play-offs in 2009–10 season. Spezia defeated Pavia at semifinal and Legnano at final and promoted to Girone A of Lega Pro Prima Divisione with making second consecutive promotion.
On 16 July, Spezia challenged the Great Torino, with Vittorio Pozzo as coach and Silvio Piola as striker. The match ended in an epic 2–1 victory of Spezia. After the third match, in which Torino beat Venezia in a 5–2 win, Spezia was declared champion.
Emanuele Calaio gave Spezia the lead with a first-half penalty but two late goals from Riccardo Bocalon made it 2-1 to Alessandria.
Rodrigo De Paul put Udinese ahead but goals from Nahuel Valentini and David Okereke turned the game on its head. Duvan Zapata squandered the chance to bring the Serie A side level when his penalty was saved and Nene punished them further by extending Spezia's lead.
The finals, held in Milan, were played against Venezia and Torino. On 9 July 1944, the first match between Spezia and Venezia was played: it ended in a 1–1 draw, commented by the Gazzetta as "surprising result".
Siena's Zoumair Agharbi Feddal celebrates scoring the winning goal against Bologna.
New AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was in the stands as the Rossoneri beat Spezia 3-1 in the Coppa Italia round of 16.
The first match, played in Bologna, was suspended because of incidents started after the 1–0 goal of Spezia, contested by the Bologna supporters; Spezia was awarded a 2–0 win because of that. The return match, scheduled to be played in La Spezia, was first moved to Carpi, because of the heavy bombings underwent by the Ligurian city in the period, then cancelled because of protest by Bologna chairman Renato Dall'Ara, so Spezia was admitted to the final without playing the return match.
The club in the season 2011–12 obtains for the first time in Lega Pro a prestigious "triplete":
But Davide Moscardelli sent the game into extra-time with an 86th minute equaliser.