Mutu fires Fiorentina past Lazio

 00:10:40MILAN - Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu netted twice to seal a 3-2 win over Lazio and send the holders crashing out of the Italian Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The Romanian grabbed the first after nine minutes with a neat finish and doubled the home side's advantage when he lashed home Alberto Gilardino's lay-off just before the break.

Lazio forwards Mauro Zarate and Tommaso Rocchi scored in the second half but in between Fiorentina defender Per Kroldrup found the net after a scrappy passage of play.

Fiorentina, inconsistent in Serie A of late, meet the winners of next week's clash between Inter Milan and Juventus in February's semi-finals.