Napoli into first Coppa Italia final since their win in 2014 and will play Juventus in the final on June 17 in Rome
Napoli were 1-0 ahead from the first leg at the San Siro three months ago, but their advantage was wiped out barely two minutes in as Christian Eriksen – making his fourth Inter start since his January moved from Tottenham – curled a corner home.
But it was Dries Mertens’ (41) slotted finish after a superb break from Lorenzo Insigne that ultimately sealed Napoli’s place in Wednesday’s final against Juventus, overtaking Marek Hamsik (121) as the club’s highest scorer (122) in the process.
InteR will rue their lack of cutting edge, having had the better of the chances throughout.
How Napoli made it past Inter
Within two minutes, Inter hauled themselves level in the tie. A fizzing corner from Eriksen bypassed everyone, shot through the legs of David Ospina and nestled into the far corner
It was a stop-start first half but Inter saw the lion’s share of the chances and should have gone further ahead.null
In the 16th minute, an impressive Antonio Candreva could only lift his effort over the bar before linking up with Eriksen 13 minutes later. His cross from the right was headed on by the Dane for Romelu Lukaku, but the striker directed his own nodded effort wide.
Napoli: Ospina (7), Di Lorenzo (7), Maksimovic (8), Koulibaly (8), Hysaj (6), Elmas (7), Demme (6), Zielinski (6), Politano (7), Mertens (8), Insigne (8).
Inter Milan: Handanovic (6), Skriniar (7), De Vrij (7), Baston (6), Candreva (7), Barella (6), Brozovic (7), Young (7), Eriksen (7), Lukaku (7), Martinez (5).
Subs used: Sanchez (7), Moses (7), Biraghi (7), Sensi (n/a), Ranocchia (n/a).
Man of the match: Dries Mertens