In a gripping Coppa Italia clash, Roma edged Cremonese 2-1 to secure their spot in the quarter-finals. Throughout the match, key moments underlined the fiercely competitive spirit of the contest.
A crucial turning point arose in the 83rd minute resulting in a penalty for Roma. The VAR reviewed Sernicola’s slide tackle on Spinazzola, concluding that there had indeed been significant contact.
In a string of disciplinary actions, several players found their names in the book. Bianchetti drew a caution in the 78th minute for a rough challenge on Dybala.
Earlier at 72 minutes, Karsdorp was booked for the clear holding of Quagliata, illustrating the intensifying tensions on the field.
A debatable interaction lead to Celik’s yellow card in the 41st minute, following an intervention on Tsadjout that was deemed dubious by the referee.
In the 34th minute, the referee had booked Llorente for the risky tackle to stop a dangerous advance by Zanimacchia. Violations of the rule continued to mount, evident from Ravanelli’s offence in the 15th minute, marking his second foul on Belotti.
Antov was also cautioned at the 9-minute mark for his challenge on Andrea Belotti. Ghiglione added to the count, receiving a card for holding Pellegrini in the 8th minute.
The match, filled with bookings and a vital penalty, showcased the raw competitiveness and individual efforts of players on both sides, setting a thrilling tone for the upcoming quarter-finals.