The grenades qualify for the round of 32: they suffer in the first half and spread in the second against the rosanero: Radonjic is the driver in the 3-0 grenade. Mockery for the Tuscans: the Ferraresi pass into extra time 2-1
The Turin risks in the first half, against a Palermo eager and hungry, but passes the round in the 32nd of the Italian Cup. The saves of Milinkovic-Savic and the great plays of the new signing Radonjic are decisive for the hosts, who win 3-0 and will challenge the Cittadella. Empoli mocked in extra time: the Tuscans, neutralized on several occasions by Alfonsosuffer the net of defeat in the last minute of the extra-time: it is 2-1.
A two-faced Torino, with some difficulties in the first half and a high-level recovery, passes the round in the Italian Cup and eliminates Palermo, who tomorrow will welcome Eugenio Corini as the new coach. The start of the match is rosanero, with Brunori very inspired: the striker, the best Italian scorer in the calendar year, forces Milinkovic-Savic to a great save. Palermo potentially close to scoring in the 16 ‘, but Elia kicks badly. Toro struggles to provide good balls to Sanabria, but their light is in Radonjic: the Serbian, formerly Olympique Marseille, comes close to scoring on two occasions and provides interesting balls to his teammates. A scenario that is repeated in the second half, after an initial thrill caused by Floriano (para Milinkovic): it is Radonjic himself who inspires Lukic’s goal, who tap-in the 1-0 in the 54th minute. The attacking winger is seen nullifying the personal goal by the Var five minutes later, but he immediately manages to make up for it: a winning header and a doubling grenade in the 73rd minute, with controversial exultation towards the referee. Genius and recklessness for Radonjic. Immediate effectiveness instead for Pellegri: the former Genoa and Milan enters and bags the 3-0 on an assist from Singo (79 ‘). The game is addressed and Toro has only to limit himself to controlling the ball: three of a kind at Palermo, in the round of 32 he will meet the Cittadella. Up for grabs, the eighth final against Milan champion of Italy.
EMPOLI-SPAL 1-2 dts
Great balance in the other match of the evening, with Spal mocking Empoli in the last minute of extra time. The game, very tactical at the start, is released at half an hour: Bajrami touches the goal with an excellent diagonal, deflected for a corner by Alfonso. The goalkeeper of the Ferrara team, who grew up in the Inter youth teams, is the hero of his and at 39 ‘avoids the own goal of Arena, who had intervened to anticipate Destro. The first chance of the guests arrives at 59 ‘: the former La Mantia is face to face with Vicario, but shoots high. Error also for Zanellato, with an imprecise shot around, while Empoli continues to engage Alfonso: the goalkeeper is once again impeccable on Bajrami. Spal’s wall yields in the 80th minute and only with a tap-in: the white-blue defender still rejects on the conclusion of the Tuscan number ten, but the new signing Cambiaghi is quick to reiterate on the net. 1-0 Empoli, which lasts only two minutes: a round shot by Dickmann strikes Vicario and everything needs to be redone for the hosts. The Castellani pushes his favorites and Parisi touches the goal in the recovery, but it goes to extra time, where the Tuscans touch the goal with Baldanzi and protest for a possible penalty. Empoli leads the dances in extra-time, despite the many young players of the prolific Tuscan Spring on the pitch, but at 120 ‘comes the insult: Arena heads the Spal 2-1. It is therefore the Ferraresi who pass the round, winning in comeback. Now they await the winner of Genoa-Benevento.