At 20.45 Torino faces Cremonese at home. The grenades come from a defeat, 1-0 against Milan, a win, 1-0 with Udinese, and a draw, 2-2 against Empoli. In the standings they are ninth with 30 points tied with Udinese. Juventus and Bologna, both in seventh place, have just two points more. But seventh place may not guarantee access to the Conference League. It will depend on whether the winner of the Coppa Italia will be among the top six in Serie A. At the moment among the four cup semi-finalists Inter is second, Juventus seventh, Fiorentina fourteenth and Cremonese last. The seventh in the standings qualifies for the Conference League even if an Italian wins the Champions League, Europe or Conference. On the eve of the match against Cremonese, the coach of Torino, Ivan Jurić, is cautious: "It will be a difficult game because the Cremonese has fast strikers and then, since Ballardini is on the bench, they have passed two rounds in the Italian Cup. For our part, we will have to be patient, as happened against Udinese, being careful not to lend our side to their counterattack." Eight days before the derby against Juventus on February 28, Jurić has decided not to spare the distrusted players, Schuurs and Ola Aina. Vlasic, on the other hand, may not be available: "He felt muscle discomfort," says Jurić. You have to understand what it is, but in these cases you have to be very careful."

Here Cremonese

The Cremonese comes from three defeats in the league, 3-0 against Napoli, 0-2 against Lecce and 1-2 against Inter. In the standings it is last at 8 points, 11 from the fourth last, Spezia. In the press conference on the eve of the match against Torino, coach Davide Ballardini observed: "For me, Cremonese has made excellent performances and others maybe less. When we did them less well we had the added difficulty of close races, so we didn't have the energy to do more. Our ranking situation is clear, we must not fool anyone, but in this clear situation we must always give our best. We need to play some great games to deserve something more, and for me we deserve that extra something." And on tonight's challenge he admits: "Toro is a solid team, which presses you a lot, which has a very strong impact. They always try to catch you, to make you make mistakes, and we will have to be good at understanding before the danger where to play the ball, in what space and in the defensive phase. Given their great intensity we will have to try to stay tight, to climb in case of a change of game. The Cremonese will have to be good at staying short and in the ball area to always have a numerical parity. To do all this you have to run a lot."

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