Napoli, Lazio fight to 1-1 draw in Coppa Italia semifinal first leg

ROME (AP) — Defending champion Napoli drew 1-1 at Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday.

Miroslav Klose broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute but the in-form Manolo Gabbiadini leveled for Napoli shortly before the hour mark.

Both sides also hit the woodwork in an entertaining match that leaves it all to play for in the second leg in Naples next month.

The winner will face either Juventus or Fiorentina, which meet in the other semifinal.

Napoli has won two of the past three editions of the competition, with Lazio triumphing in 2013.

The teams are also evenly matched in the league, with Lazio two points behind Napoli in the fight for third spot.

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