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Lazio secure place in Coppa Italia semis

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  • Lazio through to Coppa Italia semifinals after defeating Torino 3-1 on Thursday
  • Three second-half goals puts Rome side through after Torino led at the break
  • Lazio join Inter Milan and Sampdoria into last four of this season's competition
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(CNN) -- Lazio scored three second-half goals to defeat Torino 3-1 at the Stadio Olympico on Thursday to secure their place in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia.

The visitors took a 29th minute lead when Cesare Natali tapped the ball home after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera pushed Antonio Rosina's cross into his path

However, things turned completely around in the second 45 minutes.

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Goran Pandev levelled matters four minutes after the break when he converted Stefano Mauri's pass and Mauri himself put the home side ahead in the 55th minute when firing home from outside the area.

Lazio captain Tommaso Rocchi made it 3-1 in injury time, shooting low from the edge of the penalty area after being set up by Pandev.

The victory means Lazio join Serie A champions Inter Milan and Sampdoria in the last four of the competition.

Juventus entertain Napoli next month in the final remaining quarterfinal tie and the winners of that match will face Lazio in a two-legged semifinal.

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