Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Buoyed by a splendid 5-1 win over Juventus, Napoli will look to book their place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals when they host Cremonese to their Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Tuesday evening. The Neapolitans are on the right track to win their first Scudetto since 1990, but they want to go all the way in the Italian Cup as well. Regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, home win should be considered as Luciano Spalletti’s troops have turned their stadium into a real fortress.
Spalletti has no fresh injury worries, but all Simeone, Ndombele, and Lozano should be recalled to the starting XI. Meanwhile, the visitors are stuck at the bottom of the Serie A standings, and given their shaky defence, they are unlikely to spoil the Partenopei’s party in Naples. Defender Leonardo Sernicola is back from suspension for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Salvatore Sirigu):
Born in Nuoro, Italy on January 12, 1987, Salvatore Sirigu began his career at the youth team of Venezia at the age of 15. After spending four years at the club, Sirigu moved to Palermo in 2005 and he continued playing for the Sicilian club at senior level. The 192-cm-tall shot-stopper made 69 appearances for the Rosanero in the league and it has to be noted that he played for the like of Cremonese and Ancona (on loan) in Italy as well.
On July 28, 2011 Salvatore Sirigu signed a four-year deal with big-spending French club Paris Saint-Germain and he did well to win four Ligue 1 titles with les Parisiens. In the summer of 2017 he returned to Italy, signing a two-year deal with Torino.
Speaking of his international career, Sirigu won silver medal with Italy at the 2012 European Championship as the Azzurri suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Spain in the title game at Olympic Stadium in Kiev. He made his international debut for Italy on August 10, 2010 in a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.