After running riot in Serie A on Friday night, will Napoli avoid falling at the first hurdle of the Coppa Italia?
Four nights ago, I Partenopei made a serious statement of intent in the title race, demolishing Juventus 5-1 at home.
Victor Osimhen, who was amazing all night, bagging a brace, while Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Amir Rrahmani and Elif Elmas also netted.
So, having won 13 of their last 14 league matches, Luciano Spalletti’s team are nine points clear at the top of the table.
As a result, all Neapolitans are believing that a first Scudetto since 1990 is coming their way, and what an achievement that would be.
Before Saturday’s trip to Salernitana, will Napoli’s amazing form carry over into the Coppa?
Cremonese meantime have already had to win two ties just to get this far, overcoming Ternana and then Modena.
However, I Grigiorossi, who are newly-promoted, are still yet to win in Serie A this season, drawing seven of their 18 matches so far.
On Saturday, Cremonese were beaten 3-2 by Monza, finding themselves 3-0 down, before coming close to a famous comeback.
In short, this is top of Serie A against the team rock bottom of the table, so there should only be one winner.
Whoever does prevail at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona will host Roma in next month’s quarter-finals.