As Cremonese eliminated Serie A leaders Napoli from the Copa Italia on Tuesday, Ghanaian Felix Afena-Gyan excelled.
Young striker for Cremonese, who are now last in Serie A, scored a late equalizer to force a spot shootout. He then converted the winning chance for Cremonese.
Charles Pickel gave Cremonese the lead, but goals from Juan Jesus and Giovanni Simeone and a late goal from substitute Afena-Gyan turned the game around.
Even though Cremonese’s Leonardo Sernicola was dismissed in overtime, the visitors prevailed 5-4 in the shootout.
Stanislav Lobotka missed Napoli’s fourth penalty kick, and Cremonese stunned the 2019–20 champions by converting all five of their own.
After converting the penalty that guaranteed Cremonese’s spot in the round of eight, Afena-Gyan took the lead in the celebrations.
Since making a permanent transfer from AS Roma to Cremonese in August of last year, the 19-year-old has scored twice in 11 outings.