“We are happy with the victory and to have scored many goals,” Cuadrado said. “It is important for our forwards to score, it is something that gives us confidence to face what will happen from now on. We will have very difficult challenges, but we are finding the right path.”

Defending champion Juventus reached the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup by beating Sampdoria 4-1 on Tuesday to keep alive at least one chance of winning silverware this season, reports AP.

Juan Cuadrado, Daniele Rugani, Paulo Dybala and Álvaro Morata scored in a dominant performance by Juventus, which will face either Sassuolo or Cagliari in the next round. Andrea Conti had briefly gotten Sampdoria back into the match.

Lazio is also through to the final eight but needed extra time to beat Udinese 1-0.

“We are happy with the victory and to have scored many goals,” Cuadrado said. “It is important for our forwards to score, it is something that gives us confidence to face what will happen from now on. We will have very difficult challenges, but we are finding the right path.”

Fifth in Serie A — nine points behind leader Inter Milan, having played a match more — the Italian Cup might be the only competition that Juventus has a legitimate chance at winning this season.

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