Defending champions Inter Milan set up a Coppa Italia final with Palermo as
they held on to beat Roma.
Leading 1-0 from the first leg in the capital, Inter put one foot in the final
as Samuel Eto'o netted in the 57th minute.
Marco Boriello put Roma within a goal of the final when he netted four minutes
from time, but they could not find a second.
Inter will now have a chance to win their seventh Coppa when they face Palermo,
who beat AC Milan, in the Stadio Olimpico at the end of the month.
Maicon tried his luck from a tight angle in the third minute after a
characteristic surging run but only found the side netting.
Juan made a vital tackle two minutes later after Eto'o played in Giampaolo
Pazzini before Borriello fired over at the other end.
Eto'o shot wide and Pazzini missed with a header from six yards just before the
half-hour mark as Inter had the best of the chances.
Just before the break, John Arne Riise drilled a decent chance wide from the
Roma were given a free-kick 25 yards from goal six minutes after the restart
but Leandro Greco curled it straight into Julio Cesar's arms.
And six minutes later the tie was all but over when Eto'o latched on to
Houssine Kharja's cross to score with a low shot.
Inter pressed for another and Pazzini brought a good save out of Doni in the
65th minute as he rounded two defenders before firing at goal.
And six minutes later Doni was involved again, saving with his feet after Diego
Milito was put through by Javier Zanetti.
Roma were desperately unlucky after 75 minutes when Borriello hit the inside of
both posts with his strike after a clever pass from Mirko Vucinic.
Borriello did get his goal six minutes from time, rising to head home Simone
Perrotta's cross, but Roma could not find the second which would have put them
through on away goals.