African pair send Inter into quarters


ROME – Leonardo continued his 100 percent run as Inter Milan boss as African pair Samuel Eto’o and McDonald Mariga scored the goals that beat Genoa 3-2 in their Coppa Italia clash on Wednesday.
Cameroon captain Eto’o netted a first-half brace to put the holders in control at the San Siro before Houssine Kharja pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.
Kenya midfielder Mariga restored the hosts’ two-goal advantage before Giuseppe Sculli’s injury time consolation.
Earlier Fabrizio Miccoli scored a penalty as Palermo beat Chievo 1-0 to join Inter and Parma, 2-1 winners over Fiorentina in December, in the last eight.
The remaining last 16 matches will be played over the next two weeks.