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Cremonese surprises and wins in Rome in Coppa Italia

MILAN ( Associated Press) — Frustrated in Serie A, Cremonese upset Roma 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the Coppa Italia for only the second time in its history and the first in 36 years.

Cremonese, at the bottom of the league where they have not picked up a single win this season, won at home to Napoli in the previous round. Now, he has given an account of Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

The Cremonese victory in Naples was the first under Davide Ballardini. The Lombardy club then drew on a trip to Bologna and lost to Inter in Serie A.

Wednesday’s game at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico was Cremonese’s first quarter-final match since 1997. However, the players did not let the situation get to them and impressed from the start.

Serial Desers stole a ball and was brought down in territory. He himself took the resulting penalty to open the scoring after 28 minutes.

Mourinho made an adjustment at halftime but Cremonese doubled their lead just four minutes into the match. David Okereke ran down the right and served to Charles Pickel, who attempted another serve, which was deflected into his own goal by full-back Mehmet Celik.

Andrea Belotti took the lead for Roma in the fourth minute from the break.

Fiorentina reached the semi-finals after beating Torino 2–1.

The Tuscany team will face Cremonese. The other semi-finalist will face Inter Milan and the winner of the clash between Juventus and Lazio.

After Fiorentina and Torino there was a chance in Florence. The scoring opened on 65 minutes. Aleksa Terzić received a corner kick and passed the ball to Luka Jović, who headed home.

Jonathan Iacone sealed the result – and his place in the top four – with a last-minute shot after a fine display from Arthur Cabral.

Cabral also hit a crossbar in stoppage time before Yann Karamoh brought Torino close starting a grueling final three minutes.

Torino beat Fiorentina 1-0 in Serie A two weeks ago.

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