Substitute Dybala scored on 64 minutes in a packed Stadio Olimpico for Roma after dodging the Genoa defense and shooting from a tight angle.
His goal means Roma will likely face Napoli in the quarter-finals next month, with both groups of fans banned from away games after a dispute on the motorway at the weekend.
Italian media reports that supporters of Roma and Napoli could be barred from traveling for a month due to serious clashes between “ultra” fans of the two teams on the A1 motorway on Sunday afternoon at the Badia al service station. Pine in Tuscany.
Napoli lashed out at the hooligans, dozens of whom engaged in battles that led to the highway being blocked for 50 minutes, creating queues up to 15 kilometers long.
The matches between Roma and Napoli, already hot topics due to the rivalry between two of the biggest and most passionate fans in Italy, were turned more poisonous by the murder of a Napoli fan by a Roma supporter. before the 2014 Italian Cup final.
Roma fans will not be able to travel to Naples for their team’s league match at the Stadio Maradona later this month.
Napoli will reach the quarterfinals if they beat Serie A bottom team Cremonese on Tuesday.
Earlier on Thursday, Fiorentina set up a round of 16 clash with AC Milan, winner in extra time on Tuesday against Torino, with a 1-0 win over Sampdoria.