Cremonese with another upset win, knock Roma out of the Coppa Italia

NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 17: Davide Ballardini US Cremonese coach before the Coppa Italia match between SSC Napoli and US Cremonese at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on January 17, 2023 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Despite remaining winless in Serie A, Cremonese secured another upset victory in the Coppa Italia this evening.

The Grigiorossi defeated Roma 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the competition at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to a first half penalty and a Zeki Çelik own goal early in the second half.

As a result, Davide Ballardini’s men will face Fiorentina in the semi-finals of the competition in two-legged affair with the first leg scheduled for early April. La Viola also won 2-1 earlier today, beating Torino at the Franchi.

“We played a good game. In order to win, you need to play well and be lucky. Thankfully we earned our luck with a great performance,” Ballardini told Sportmediaset after the win.

“I didn’t expect us to play this well tonight. We will try to continue having this same attitude in all our future games, otherwise we could have a lot of problems.”

“We need to continue just like this.”