The league is in the bottom of the draw, but Napoli and Roma caught… The secret to Cremonese’s sensational cup competition

Following Napoli, he also caught AS Roma. Italy’s Serie A Cremonese is advancing to the semifinals of the Coppa Italia (cup competition) and is challenging for the championship.

Cremonese won a dramatic 2-1 victory in the 2022-2023 Copa Quarterfinal away match held at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on the 2nd (Korean time). Roma stormed off, but Cremonese took the lead with Cereal Descelles’ penalty kick and an own goal from Roma defender Zeki Celich. Roma only managed a late comeback from Andrea Bellotti in extra time in the second half.

Whether the opponent is weak or strong, Cremonese’s moves are close-knit. In the round of 64, they narrowly beat 2nd division Ternana 3-2. The second division Modena, who met in the round of 32, conceded a 2-2 equalizer just before the end of the second half, dragged it into overtime and won a difficult 4-2 victory. This was followed by a penalty shoot-out win against Napoli in the quarterfinals and a one-goal victory against Rome in the quarterfinals.

Cremonese is a team that has seen the light of day for the first time this season. A 10th-place finish in Serie A in the 1993–1994 season was one of the golden years in the club’s history. However, in the 2000s, it fell to the 4th division, and this time it only returned to Serie A.

Looking at Cremonese’s league performance this season, it was difficult to predict a Copa blast. Realizing the high wall of Serie A, they are still on a winless streak with 8 draws and 12 losses. They are at the bottom of the standings with 8 points. 슬롯사이트

The reason for the reversal was the change of director first. Upon promotion, Cremonese appointed manager Massimiliano Albini, who was rumored to be a talented player in the lower leagues, but it did not work well, so in mid-January, Davide Ballardini, who had a lot of experience in the lower Serie A, was appointed. Coach Ballardini’s first game, which has fought a lot for retention, was against Napoli. Afterwards, they advanced to the quarterfinals in the Copa and showed hope by winning a one-goal match against strong Inter Milan, although they had 1 draw and 1 loss in Italy’s Serie A. In addition, center back Alex Ferrari, who was recruited in the winter transfer market, immediately played as a starting player and held the center of the defense.

Recently, scoring 8 goals in 5 matches, including the cup competition, has improved their scoring power. Although not one main gun stood out, the scorers who must come back to life, such as Dessels, David Okereke, and Felix Afenajan, scored widely. Dessels, in particular, was a striker who made headlines last season by winning the top scorer in the European Football Federation’s Europa Conference League for Feyenoord, a prestigious Dutch club.

Matching for the quarterfinals of the Copa is at least easy. Played against Fiorentina on a home and away basis. The other quarterfinals are the traditional strong Inter Milan and Juventus. Of course, Cremonese’s power is the weakest, but they have enough qualifications to aim for the championship as they have already captured 1st and 6th place in Serie A.

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