Team news: Inter were without Danilo D’Ambrossio and Matías Vecino while Milan had to do without without the suspended Gianluigi Donnarumma as well as without Matteo Gabbia, Mateo Musacchio, Sandro Tonali, Ismaël Bennacer, Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Mario Mandžukić. Kickoff time for the Coppa Italia quarter final was 20:45 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Ibrahimović (31′), Lukaku (71′ pk), Eriksen (97′)
Red card: Ibrahimović  (57′)

F.C. Internazionale Milano (3-5-2) – Antonio Conte
Samir Handanović; Milan Škriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Aleksandar Kolarov (92′ Ashley Young); Matteo Darmian (46′ Achraf Hakimi), Nicolò Barella, Marcelo Brozović (88′ Christian Eriksen), Arturo Vidal, Ivan Perišić (67′ Lautaro Martínez); Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sánchez.
Unused: Padelli, Radu, Bastoni, Ranocchia, Gagliardini, Sensi, Pinamonti. 

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Diogo Dalot, Simon Kjær (19′ Fikayo Tomori), Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Soualiho Meïté, Franck Kessié; Alexis Saelemaekers (85′ Samu Castillejo), Brahim Díaz (60′ Ante Rebić), Rafael Leão (85′ Rade Krunić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Jungdal, Calabria, Kalulu, Hauge, Maldini.

Referee: Paolo Valeri (79′ Daniele Chiffi)

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Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
4 months ago

Ibra. made the game and marred the game. He scored a wonderful goal and committed a wonderful foul . Clearly we would have won the game had he not been sent off .i just pray we have our full squad ready for 21st of February. Inter will sweat like Xmas goat that day.. They should catch the fun of their ephemeral coppa Italian triumph NOW because they will soon turn on the waterworks !

Last edited 4 months ago by Gbenga AJOSE
Roberto Giano
4 months ago

Inter’s players knew that they are not going to win when Milan made the first goal by Ibra. So they must do anything to get off Ibra from the field. They found the opportunity through Lukaku. He is a good actor and good provocator so they both got the yellow cards. Other Inter’s player tried to make Ibra got the second yellow card. Finally they got it. Clever. Congratulations for Inter’s tactic to win the game.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
4 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

Could be. That’s y In a crucial game like this, you don’t rely on your football prowess alone. Football antics is also part of the game if you must win !

Last edited 4 months ago by Gbenga AJOSE
SJF
SJF
4 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

Ibra tried to get Lukaku sent off but ended up throwing the game away for us.
Let’s be honest here

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
4 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Yes lets be honest. Ibra should have been calm. Of course. Martial arts teaches discipline. However. Lukaku SHOULD HAVE been sent off. You cannot under any circumstances in football do what Lukaku did. It is a straight red with any referee other than Valeri who has always given us the short end of the stick. Now there are claims that Ibra is racist? After a 20 plus year career of showing nothing but class and love for anyone of color all of a sudden now he is racist? Inter is trying to get Ibra not only kicked out of the… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
4 months ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

Everything has a border. And so does Ibra patiance. Lukaku was going around for quite some time picking fights for no reason, first with Romagnoli than he slaped Salamakers hand when he was calming him, compleatly unprovoked. Why should Lukaku be so tolerated ? Later he went in Ibras face. And suddendly its Ibras fault for standing up for him self and the other players ? Lukaku should have goten the yellow card as soon as he went to fight Romagnoli and that would have been the end of it. When he went in Ibras face that was red for… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
4 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

actually, ibra started it all by saying “ur a donkey” to lukaku. why would a grown man do that to clearly agitated man? he should’ve kept his mouth shut. mind u, this is the same ibra who posted on twitter a middle finger picture with tagline “merry chriztmaz” on xmas day. very childish. it had nothing to do with patience, its about self control on the pitch. romag controlled himself well, ibra didnt

Rossi
Rossi
4 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

After letting Lukaku to go around the field and attacking Romagnoli for quite some time. I understand why would Ibra call him that. As i said everything has a border, and Lukaku was tolerated for too long. So no Ibra didnt started it but he finished it.The ref could have given Lukaku a yellow right away after he attacked Romagnoli and calm the situation. But he just let Lukaku do what ever he wanted. Looking at Inter forums even they agree that the ref gave everything their way. They are laughing about the red card and the last minute free… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
4 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

“Ibra is known to have short fuse, he was agitated by Lukaku behaiviour” thats exactly why its ibra’s mistake. he should’ve controlled himself like romag, saladmaker and leao (all much younger than him) because prior to that incident everything was going his way thus he had nothing to be patient for. we cant possibly control others’ behaviour, we can only control ourselves, thus its unrealistic for milan players, especially ibra, to blame refs for everything thats not going their way. blaming everything on others is sign of losers. clearly valeri didnt force ibra to behave that way. and he sure… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
4 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I agree that his short fuse is his problem. But you cant blame Ibra for the rest. You can control your behaiviour only to a certain degree, cause there are factors outside of you that influence that behaiviour. Not everything depends on you. Valeri is definetly responsible its like having a cop who just stand and do nothing when someone is raging around on the street attacking people like Lukaku. Sooner or later people will take things in their own hands cause obviously the official is not going to. They will not tolerate him for ever, that is normal human… Read more »

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Milan10
Milan10
4 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

“Valeri is definetly responsible its like having a cop who just stand and do nothing when someone is raging around on the street attacking people like Lukaku.” lol, so “fighting back” resulting in yellow card is right respond to lukaku’s “attack”? hmm..i wonder why other 10 milan players didnt do what ibra did then, or why pioli said that ibra “created problem” for milan. hell, ibra even apologized to the team, according to pioli. why would he apologize for doing the “right” thing? lets get silly yellow cards again vs bologna by engaging in meaningless verbal spats. lukaku wasnt going… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Milan10
Rossi
Rossi
4 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I told you its human nature to react in that way. Football players are humans. Ibra didnt got yellow for talking, he got it for pusing his head in Lukaku face. Lukaku did it first however. Lukaku prior behaiviour was not sanctioned in any way, as if there was no official. Thats what escaleted the situation. If it wasn’t Ibra eventualy he would have got in a clash with some one else.( Prob Leao from how it looked). The rest of your “arguments” are not conected to the the subject, which was who started it. It is clear that it… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Rossi
Milan10
Milan10
4 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

we’re not talking about human nature here, we’re talking about pro football and how pro players should behave in that situation. beckham got fouled hard from behind by simeone in wc ‘98 and he retaliated by weakly lifted his leg to hit simeone’s calf (he became england’s public enemy #1 because of that). both zidane and cantona reacted violently like many other humans would when their mothers were insulted. but that doesnt mean what they did was right according to fifa rules of the game. all of them made mistakes; they got red carded and their teams lost because of… Read more »

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Milan10
Milan10
4 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

lol enough of this theory. lukaku was pissed off that romag body charged him off the ball, and maybe he was frustrated too that inter were losing, so he vented his anger on romag, who calmly shrugged him off. he didnt try to provoke ibra. many, including his own teammates and milan players like leao and saladmaker, tried to do the right thing: calming him down while ibra, the oldest player on the pitch, foolishly provoked lukaku further. hell, “smart” player like busquets would’ve dived holding his face like he’s been shot if lukaku headed his face like that but… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
4 months ago

Its now official that Musachio has joined Lazio while Kjer has been confirmed injured and will be evaluated in a weeks time.. this leaves us with only Romag and Tomori., or perhaps Kalulu…I don’t understand the rush to push Musa away when we keep picking up injuries in abandon.