Dessers, Okereke In Action As Fiorentina Knock Out Cremonese From Coppa Italia

Super Eagles duo of Cyril Dessers and David Okereke were in action as Fiorentina knocked out Cremonese in the semi finals of the Coppa Italia on Thursday.

Okereke, who was on the starting line up could not penetrate a solid Fiorentina defence before he was substituted in the second half for Dessers in the 56th minute.

Six-time winners Fiorentina, who beat Cremonese 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.