​Lorenzo Insigne bagged himself a first-half brace from the penalty spot in his side's 2-0 win over Perugia in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday afternoon.


The win was Gennaro Gattuso's in charge of the club at the Stadio San Paolo, with I Partenopei securing their place in the quarter-finals - which will take place at the end of the month.

Gennaro Gattuso

With Gattuso opting for a near full strength starting XI, Serie B side Perugia tried their best to thwart their Serie A counterparts by deploying five at the back. But the hosts were in full control from minute one as Fabian, Hirving Lozano and Kostas Manolas all went close early on.


The deadlock was soon broken as Insigne tucked away a penalty in Jorginho-esque fashion after Lozano was brought down inside the box.


The diminutive Italian then scored his second from the spot in a similarly cool fashion after teenager Mardochee Nzita was adjudged to have handled the ball inside his own area. David Ospina then somewhat made up for his error that cost his side a point away at Lazio on Saturday, keeping out Pietro Iemmello's spot-kick on the stroke of half-time.


Ospina's save enabled the hosts to take their foot off the gas in the second period and while they certainly weren't at their best - again - they eased into the quarter-finals.

Lorenzo Insigne

The away side - who knocked out Sassuolo in the previous round - would've been disappointed by their rather tepid performance. The out of sorts hosts were certainly there for the taking and if Iemmello was able to convert his penalty, it could've been a much different game. 


Nevertheless, Perugia will be looking to take the positives from what was a spirited performance as they take on Chievo at the weekend in their quest to gain promotion to Serie A. Napoli, meanwhile, host Fiorentina on Saturday night, hoping to bounce back from a disappointing run of league results.