Coppa Italia: Catania knock out Empoli; Livorno shock Samp with late show

Catania 2 – Empoli 0 (Coppa Italia, December 2, 2009) Federico Moretti set the Sicilian club on their way with the opening goal in the seventh minute and Takayuki Morimoto sealed their progress by notching the second from the penalty spot 17 minutes from time.

Sampdoria 1 – Livorno 2 (Coppa Italia, December 1, 2009) Samp drew first blood against Livorno in the Coppa Italia, Daniele Mannini broke into the inside-right channel and on receiving the ball he crashed a shot into the near post. 15 minutes from time the visitors levelled in a comical moment as home defender Stefano Lucchini managed to hook an almost impossible shot over his head and into the far post when trying to cut out a cross. Livorno the won the match in the final ten minutes as Lithuanian striker Tomas Danilevicius headed home the winner.