2015–16 Coppa Italia

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2015–16 Coppa Italia
TIM Cup
Country  Italy
Dates 2 August 2015 – 21 May 2016
Teams 78
Champions Juventus (11th title)
Runners-up Milan
Matches played 79
Goals scored 209 (2.65 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Giulio Bizzotto (5)

The 2015–16 Coppa Italia, also known as TIM Cup for sponsorship reasons was the 68th edition of the national cup in Italian football. It began on 2 August 2015 and ended with the final match on 21 May 2016. Juventus successfully defended their title after beating Milan 1–0 by Morata's goal after extra time. They secured a record eleventh title in the competition.[1]

Participating teams

Serie A (20 Teams)

Serie B (22 Teams)

Lega Pro (27 Teams)

Serie D (9 Teams)

source: legaseriea.it[3]

Format and seeding

Teams enter the competition at various stages, as follows:

  • First phase (one-legged fixtures)
    • First round: 36 teams from Lega Pro and Serie D start the tournament
    • Second round: the 18 winners from the previous round are joined by the 22 Serie B teams
    • Third round: the 20 winners from the second round meet the 12 Serie A sides seeded 9-20
    • Fourth round: the 16 survivors 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 is as follows:[4]

Phase Round First leg Second leg
Elimination First round 2 August 2015
Second round 8–10 August 2015
Third round 14–20 August 2015
Fourth round 1–3 December 2015
Final rounds Round of 16 15–17 December 2015
Quarter-final 13–20 January 2016
Semi-final 26–27 January 2016 1–2 March 2016
Final 21 May 2016

First stage

First round

A total of 36 teams from Lega Pro and Serie D competed in this round, 18 of which advanced to second round. The matches were played on 2 August 2015.[5] All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Second round

A total of 40 teams from Serie B and Lega Pro competed in the second round, 20 of which advanced to joining the 12 teams from Serie A in the third round. The matches were played between 8 and 10 August 2015.[5] All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Notes
  1. ^ The Italian Sports Court decided to award the match to Catania against SPAL as a 3–0 forfeit win after SPAL were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player (Mattia Finotto). The match originally ended 1–0 to S.P.A.L.[6]

Third round

A total of 32 teams from Serie A, Serie B and Lega Pro competed in the third round, 16 of which advanced to the fourth round. The matches were played between 14 and 20 August 2015.[5] All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Fourth round

Fourth round matches were played between 1 and 3 December 2015.[5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Final stage

Bracket

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                 
 Roma (1) 0 (2)  
 Spezia (2) (p) 0 (4)  
   Spezia 1  
   Alessandria 2  
 Genoa (1) 1
 Alessandria (3) (aet) 2  
   Alessandria 0 0 0  
   Milan 1 5 6  
 Sampdoria (1) 0  
 Milan (1) 2  
   Milan 2
   Carpi 1  
 Fiorentina (1) 0
 Carpi (1) 1  
   Milan 0
   Juventus (aet) 1
 Lazio (1) 2  
 Udinese (1) 1  
   Lazio 0
   Juventus 1  
 Juventus (1) 4
 Torino (1) 0  
   Juventus (p) 3 0 3 (5)
   Internazionale 0 3 3 (3)  
 Napoli (1) 3  
 Hellas Verona (1) 0  
   Napoli 0
   Internazionale 2  
 Internazionale (1) 3
 Cagliari (2) 0  

Round of 16

Round of 16 were played between 15 and 17 December 2015.[5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Quarter-finals

Quarter-finals were played between 13 and 20 January 2016.[7][5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

Semi-finals

Semi-finals were played on 26–27 January and 1–2 March 2016.[7][5] All times are CET (UTC+1).

First leg

Second leg

Final

21 May 2016
20:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Milan 0–1 (a.e.t.) Juventus
Report Morata Goal 110'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 67,123
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi

Champion

Coppa Italia
2015-2016 winners
Juventus
11th title

References

  1. "La Juventus vince la TIM Cup 2015/2016" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 22 May 2016. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Virtus Entella were relegated from Serie B in 2014-15, but entered this competition with the rest of the Serie B teams, taking the place of Parma.
  3. "TIM Cup 2015/2016". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 29 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Tabellone Tim Cup 2015-2016" (PDF). Lega Serie A. 18 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "Fixtures and results". Lega Serie A. Retrieved 18 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Comunicato uffIciale N.16 dell'11 agosto 2015" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 11 August 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 "TIM Cup 2015/2016 – Date (*) Quarti Di Finale e Semifinali" (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 21 December 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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