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Inter ousted by Bari

Rome: Inter Milan made an ignominious exit from the Italian Cup on Thursday, losing their third round, second leg tie 1-2 against Serie B side Bari.

Inter lost the first leg 0-1 after fielding a team of youth players, but included several first team regulars, including striker Alvaro Recoba, defender Javier Zanetti and Fransesco Toldo for the return.

The Serie A side levelled the tie on aggregate after Portuguese midfielder Sergio Conceicao headed home Recobaís free-kick in the 56th minute.

But three minutes later the visitors levelled, Inter defender Carlos Gamarra diverting a low cross from Bari midfielder Antonio Bellcross into his own net.

That left Inter needing two goals to overturn Bariís away-goal advantage.

Instead it was Bari who increased their lead three minutes into injury time. Inter goalkeeper Toldo tried to punch a cross clear, missed, and the ball fell to striker Gionatha Spinesi, whose close-range header completed victory.

Bari will face Lazio in the quarter finals. Lazio cruised to a 2-1 win in the second leg of their tie against Empoli (as reported in Fridayís Late City edition) thanks to goals by Enrico Chiesa and Giuseppe Pancaro.

With Lazio leading 2-0 after the first leg, Chiesa gave Empoli a mountain to climb when he scored in the last minute of the first half. (Reuters)

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