One fascinating thing with many cup matches across Europe is that they present a great chance for small teams to pull off upsets.
And the Coppa Italia is certainly no exception. Earlier today, Roma took on Cremonese, with a spot in the 2022/23 Coppa Italia semi-finals at stake.
Although Jose Mourinho's side came into this match having lost 2-1 to Napoli, the Lupi nonetheless were the heavy favorites considering Cremonese's awful form this term.
Indeed, Cremonese currently are at the bottom of the table in Serie A, with just eight points so far. They have yet to win a single match this season and are looking set for a return to Serie B unless if they can turn things around.
Will that spark be their result from the Coppa Italia? Seemingly against all odds, Cremonese managed to secure a vital 2-1 win, which now sees them heading into their first semi-final since the 1988/87 season.
Impressively, Cremonese are also the first newly promoted side to reach this juncture since Cagliari did so during the 2004/05 campaign.
Meanwhile, Mourinho cut a very frustrated figure, as the Portuguese tactician was seen storming off just before the half-time whistle as his side were two goals down.
While Andrea Belotti clawed one back late in the match, it was all in vain as Cremonese held onto win the match and maybe, just maybe, spark the much-needed comeback they and their fans need to remain afloat in Serie A.
Roma, for their part, will hope to regain their footing as they take on Empoli over the weekend.