2018–19 Coppa Italia
Country Italy
Dates28 July 2018 –
15 May 2019
Teams78
ChampionsLazio (7th title)
Runners-upAtalanta
Matches played79
Goals scored218 (2.76 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Krzysztof Piątek
(8 goals)

The 2018–19 Coppa Italia, also known as TIM Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 72nd edition of the national cup in Italian football.[1]

Juventus were the defending champions having won the last four editions, but were eliminated by Atalanta in the quarter-finals.

Lazio won the competition by defeating Atalanta 2–0 in the final, winning their seventh title overall.[2]

Participating teams

Serie A (20 Teams)

Serie B (19 Teams)

Serie C (30 Teams)

Serie D (9 Teams)

Format and seeding

Teams enter the competition at various stages, as follows:[1]

  • First phase (one-legged fixtures)
    • First round: 27 teams from Serie C and the 9 Serie D teams start the tournament
    • Second round: the 18 winners from the previous round are joined by the 19 Serie B teams and 3 teams from Serie C
    • Third round: the 20 winners from the second round meet the 12 Serie A sides seeded 9-20
    • Fourth round: the 16 winners face each other
  • Second phase
    • Round of 16 (one-legged): the 8 fourth round winners are inserted into a bracket with the Serie A clubs seeded 1-8
    • Quarter-finals (one-legged)
    • Semi-finals (two-legged)
  • Final (one-legged)

Round dates

The schedule of each round was as follows:[3]

Phase Round First leg Second leg
First stage First round 29 July 2018
Second round 5 August 2018
Third round 12 August 2018
Fourth round 5 December 2018
Final stage Round of 16 13 January 2019
Quarter-finals 30 January 2019
Semi-finals 27 February 2019 24 April 2019
Final 15 May 2019

First stage

First round

A total of 36 teams from Serie C and Serie D competed in this round, 18 of which advanced to second round. The first round matches were played on 28 and 29 July 2018.[4][5]

Second round

A total of 40 teams from Serie B and Serie C and Serie D competed in the second round, 20 of which advanced to join 12 teams from Serie A in the third round. The second round matches were played on 4, 5 and 7 August 2018.[4]

Third round

A total of 32 teams from Serie A, Serie B and Serie C competed in the third round, 16 of which advanced to the fourth round. The third round matches were played on 11 and 12 August 2018.[4]

Fourth round

A total of 16 teams from Serie A, Serie B and Serie C will compete in the fourth round, 8 of which will advance to the round of 16. The fourth round matches will be played on 4, 5 and 6 December 2018.[4] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Final stage

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                 
Torino (1) 0  
Fiorentina (1) 2  
  Fiorentina 7  
  Roma 1  
Roma (1) 4
Virtus Entella (3) 0  
  Fiorentina 3 1 4  
  Atalanta 3 2 5  
Cagliari (1) 0  
Atalanta (1) 2  
  Atalanta 3
  Juventus 0  
Bologna (1) 0
Juventus (1) 2  
  Atalanta 0
  Lazio 2
Internazionale (1) 6  
Benevento (2) 2  
  Internazionale  1 (3) 
  Lazio (p)  1 (4)   
Lazio (1) 4
Novara (3) 1  
  Lazio 0 1 1
  Milan 0 0 0  
Sampdoria (1) 0  
Milan (1) (a.e.t.) 2  
  Milan 2
  Napoli 0  
Napoli (1) 2
Sassuolo (1) 0  

Round of 16

Round of 16 matches were played from 12–14 January 2019. All times are CET (UTC+1).

Quarter-finals

Quarter-final matches were played from 29–31 January 2019. All times are CET (UTC+1).

Semi-finals

The first legs of the semi-finals were played on 26 and 27 February and the second legs on 24 and 25 April 2019. First-leg times are CET (UTC+1), and second-leg times are CEST (UTC+2).

First leg
Second leg

Final

Atalanta0–2Lazio
Report
Attendance: 57,059
Referee: Luca Banti

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Poland Krzysztof Piątek Genoa,
Milan
8
2 Italy Federico Chiesa Fiorentina 6
3 Italy Ciro Immobile Lazio 3
Colombia Duván Zapata Atalanta
Italy Mattia Rossetti Catania

Notes

  1. ^ The Inter v Benevento match was played behind closed doors due to punishment by Serie A after alleged racist chants by Inter supporters in their match against Napoli.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Coppa Italia 2018/2019, 2019/2020 e 2020/2021" (PDF) (in Italian). legaseriea.it. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Coppa Italia: Atalanta bow to Lazio". Football Italia. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.legaseriea.it/uploads/default/attachments/comunicati/comunicati_m/7682/files/allegati/7737/267-_date_serie_a_2018-2019.pdf
  4. ^ a b c d "COPPA ITALIA 2018/2019" (PDF). legaseriea.it. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "1° TURNO ELIMINATORIO – DATE E ORARI" (PDF) (in Italian). legaseriea.it. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Serie A sanctions Inter Milan for alleged racist abuse". efe.com. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.