Fiorentina 0-0 Cremonese (2-0 agg): Hosts grind out nervy stalemate to book Coppa Italia final with Inter Milan in Rome… ending a NINE-YEAR drought of cup final appearances
- Inter Milan will take on Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia final at Stadio Olimpico
- Fiorentina were held 0-0 in their second leg against Cremonese on Thursday
- Owner Rocco Comisso was beaming at the end as a finals drought is now over
Fiorentina were held to a goalless draw by Cremonese in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final on Thursday which was enough to see them through to the final, where they will face Inter Milan.
Six-time winners Fiorentina, who beat Cremonese 2-0 in the first leg with goals by forwards Arthur Cabral and Nicolas Gonzalez, have reached their 11th cup final and first since 2014.
Both teams started cautiously in a dull first half, where each side registered a single shot on target.
Fiorentina continued to comfortably hold on to the ball after the break but Cremonese’s defence successfully thwarted their few goal-scoring chances.
The visitors regained some of the possession towards the end of the game but lacked the quality to overturn the deficit.
Fiorentina’s players celebrated with fans after booking their place in the Coppa Italia final
It was a raucous atmosphere in Florence for the second leg against Cremonese on Thursday
It did not live up to the billing on the pitch but Fiorentina are now in a first cup final since 2014
Fiorentina will meet Inter in the final on May 24 at the Stadio Olimpico, after Simone Inzaghi’s side beat Juventus 1-0 on Wednesday to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory.
‘We need to focus on one game at a time. I am doing nothing here, only bringing money from America. Hopefully, God will help us, I’ll be here for the Conference League [semi-finals] and then we’ll go to Rome,’ owner Rocco Comisso told Mediaset.
‘Italian has been great, he’s doing an extraordinary job and I congratulate him. I’ve always supported him also when he was criticised.
‘We played a great game tonight, it wasn’t easy.
‘The choreography was spectacular, I want to thank everyone, the coach and the guys who played. I am really happy.’
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