Juventus, Napoli advance in Italian Cup

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/f/footballgeneric3.jpg' class='caption'> Three new acquisitions scored in Juventus' 3-1 win over Parma in the third round of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.

Updated: August 31, 2007 15:46 IST
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Three new acquisitions scored in Juventus' 3-1 win over Parma in the third round of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.

Cristian Molinaro, Sergio Almiron and Hasan Salihamidzic found the net for the Bianconeri, while Paolo Castellini converted a penalty kick for Parma.

The victory also gave new Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri a win over the team he left after steering it away from relegation last season.

Molinaro headed in a cross from Giorgio Chiellini in the 62nd minute, Almiron converted a free kick through Parma's wall in the 73rd and a long shot by Salihamidzic deflected in off Parma defender Marco Rossi in the 82nd.

Castellini converted a penalty in the 75th after Jonathan Zebina was called for pushing Igor Budan inside the area.

Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved were left off the roster for the match.

Juventus will face Empoli in the fourth round.

Napoli advanced 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw with Livorno. Francesco Tavano put Livorno in front in the 81st and Napoli defender Maurizio Domizzi equalized in the 88th.

Udinese beat second-division Bari 3-0 but may have lost Italy forward Antonio Di Natale to injury. Michele Paolucci scored twice and Di Natale converted a penalty before carried off with an apparent left leg injury.

Alessandro Rosina scored in extra time as Torino beat Rimini 3-2 to earn a match with defending champion AS Roma.

Robert Acquafresca scored twice as Cagliari defeated Siena 2-1, and Reggina edged Piacenza 3-2 to get a meeting against Inter Milan.

Andrea Soncin scored in the 120th minute as second-division Ascoli advanced past Atalanta 2-1. Catania eliminated Triestina 4-2 on penalties and next will face AC Milan.

Catania coach Silvio Baldini watched from the stands after being banned until Sept. 30 for kicking Parma counterpart Domenico Di Carlo in the backside during the teams' Serie A opener Sunday.

The next round - to be played in December and January - will be two-leg encounters, with the top seeds entering play.

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