A late penalty from Daniel Ciofani proved decisive, as Cremonese avoided an outright record 31st Serie A match without victory, following up on their Coppa Italia success against Roma with a repeat 2-1 scoreline, which also saw José Mourinho red carded once more.
Opening goal scorer Frank Tsadjout was still three years from being born on the previous occasion Cremonese had won a Serie A battle, way back in March 1996.
A 2-2 draw against Torino last time out had put the Grigiorossi on the verge of new infamy in the league’s 93-year history, but their determination to avoid it was evident from the first whistle.
Clearly still on a high from their cup win over La Lupa in Rome on February 1st, Cremonese scored with virtually their first foray into the final third, as both scorers from the Torino draw combined to deadly effect.
With Cremonese looking to have finally succumbed to their fate, they were given one last opportunity to avoid the history books, when ex-Roma man Felix Afena-Gyan was brought down in the box by Patrício.
He fearlessly dispatched his penalty kick into the bottom-left corner, earning a heroic maiden win of the season for La Cremo, and condemning Roma to a fourth consecutive away match without victory.