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VIDEO: Afena-Gyan the hero as Cremonese bundle Napoli out of Coppa Italia

Ghana forward Felix Afena-Gyan was the hero as ten-man Cremonese eliminated Napoli from the Coppa Italia Tuesday night.

The visitors, bottom of Serie A, took the lead at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona through Charles Pickel.

First-half goals from Juan Jesus and Giovanni Simeone turned the game on its head.

But Afena-Gyan – who came off the bench in the 65th minute – levelled late on.

The Ghanaian’s 87th-minute header ensured extra time where they were reduced to 10 men following a red card to Leonardo Sernicola.

Cremonese, however, prevailed 5-4 in the shootout with Afena-Gyan netting the decisive penalty to knock Napoli out and set up a quarterfinal date with AS Roma.

Felix Afena-Gyan has scored twice since joining Cremonense in the summer with both goals coming in the Coppa Italia.

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