Team news: Milan were without Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Fodé Ballo-Touré and Zlatan Ibrahimović while Lazio had to do without Francesco Acerbi. Kickoff time for the Coppa Italia quarterfinal was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Leão (24′), Giroud (42′, 45′), Kessié (79′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (77′ Fikayo Tomori), Pierre Kalulu, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali (46′ Ismaël Bennacer), Franck Kessié; Junior Messias (61′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Brahim Díaz, Rafael Leão (77′ Daniel Maldini); Olivier Giroud (61′ Ante Rebić).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Florenzi; Bakayoko, Castillejo, Krunić; Lazetić.

S.S. Lazio (4-3-3) – Maurizio Sarri
Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj (61′ Manuel Lazzari), Luiz Felipe, Patric; Sergej Milinković-Savić, Danilo Cataldi (50′ Lucas Leiva), Toma Bašić (50′ Luis Alberto); Felipe Anderson (50′ Pedro), Ciro Immobile (67′ Raúl Moro), Mattia Zaccagni.
Unused: Adamonis, Strakosha; Floriani, Kamenović, Radu; A. Anderson; Cabral, Romero. 

Referee: Simone Sozza.

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Christian

It will be Leao night !!!

Ronaldinho80

Nice pass from Leao

Ronaldinho80

3 goals in 2 games from Olivier

Ted

They need to extend Leao and they need to do it fast! Like yesterday!

Ronaldinho80

Omg another goal for Olivier 4 goals in 2 games

Ronaldinho80

Brahim is great btw

Rossi

Good game to try Rebic as a RW and the new signing Lazetic.

Harris

Football made easy. This team can be very good when it wants to be. Let’s hope the momentum continues till the end of the season. Leao is now very scary and dangerous, he deserves a new contract ASAP. Well done guys!

spencerdemola

I hate to see Leao perform so well. Man city, Psg and Madrid lurking

SheerWill96

Giroud seems to love quickfire braces.

SheerWill96

Would’ve been a good time to bring Marko in but it seems all the subs have been used up.

SheerWill96

I read an article about Reina wanting revenge against Milan. Is this what he meant?

SheerWill96

Please stop already. A quarter final isn’t supposed to be this easy.

Usman

To all inter fans, this is how you kill off a game from the first half. So the second period is just a walk in the park

Raven

Oh boy I want to hear more about our old strikers.

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Phildadon1899

Me to. I’d love to hear how pioli sucks and our management is horrible and Maldini is garbage. The fans on here that complain about everything are the same fans that left when we were in a bad spot. They are so upset when the team does well because it shows how little they actually know about the real sport and not a video game. I was upset about not reinforcing in January too. But Rebic coming back if he can stay healthy is basically a signing if you ask me. If pioli would grow a pair and play him… Read more »

Ranajaya

I agree. Some articles say that Milan ranked 7 of the biggest spender in the last decade and win only 1 trophy, the supercoppa. So, i think the management is actually doing pretty wise, though we haven’t won anything yet. The old managements were being reckless by sporadic plans and following the voices of impatient supporters. Our sporting side is going up significantly with limited budget, young players are growing well under the guidance of the older ones, and a new stadia is coming up, so I think that in the bigger picture our beloved club is going in the… Read more »

Jon

It’s simple, we didn’t have the right coaches nor scouts… the previous management bought random players.
but now with Pioli and Maldini on board, there’s no way we won’t get right back to the top in the next 2 years if Elliot would bring out the necessary funds.

Ranajaya

I don’t think that Mihajlovic or Seedorf were that bad. as I said, Berlu’s management didn’t have a proper plan. they work on a project of minimal fund and maximum expectation. With a little bit patience Milan wouldn’t have started from zero each year. The same goes for the Chinese management. they put sporadic investments with no blueprint and panic buys, and wanted to buy the whole new starting 11. Agree with the coach. I believe every era of a football club needs a specific kind of coach to appoint, and it doesn’t necessary the highest calibre coach. It seems… Read more »

Raven

Yes, the numbers are clear there is debt and FFP doesn’t allow teams to overspend. Some ignore when we were forced out of EL.

Now, the management should’ve done better to keep Donnarumma and Hakan but there is no point keep arguing on that.

Ranajaya

Yes, they should’ve done better with them snakes. The management seems either too green to deal with Donna, Calha, and recently, Kessie or it is their plan to get rid of the bad apple that could’ve jeopardized their plan.

SOHEIL

Lol! A Cup win and suddenly everything is great? Mediocre as I said before

Philldadon1899

You must have missed the Derby win as well. Not surprising coming from you. Typical. Complaining when we win. Complaining when we lose. Go bother another teams board troll. We all know what and who you are.

SOHEIL

You are correct sir. Ibra was amazing last night. Cheering our players and getting paid 150,000 for doing that.

Raven

Interesting, I heard nothing from you regarding Antonio Donnarumma’s wage. It’s like you have a agenda against Ibra-Giroud.

Milan had a good team, but when Ibra arrived we instantly became a title contender. Facts are facts.

SOHEIL

You heard wrong sir. Ibra had an amazing effect on us. He is still effecting our players. I have no problem if both of them stay and we sign a starter striker. Even Belloti on free would be a good addition. Of course If Ibra accepts to be a sub and not a guaranteed starter. & Not gain 7M for it when we lose players for wage offers. I have two problems with Ibra. First of all he should always be the starter. Only very Top coaches have the balls to put him on bench. It was ok. Even 5… Read more »

Raven

Belottti really? Check your website again you are misinformed. 28 YO past his prime Belotti seems like a gamble right now. Ibra gets what he deserves his contribution is clear he is a bargain if you consider it. Do you really want to talk again about Ibra’s accuracy? Check your facts again. Who are you to change Milan’s tactics? We have a central attacking midfielder for the pressing game. The 9 is a 9 and Milan plays with a traditional 9. You have your ideas but that doesn’t mean that Pioli’s tactics are wrong. Milan plays with slow tactical ST… Read more »

Raven

Oh I forgot to mention when you affirmed that you had an higher IQ than most of the people on the blog. lol, another free advice. Less is more, give your opinion it’s fine. When you claim to hold the truth that’s when you are making an ignorant of yourself. Peace

SOHEIL

Yeah I’m a Mensa member. Jealous much? Since when being smarter than you is something I should be ashamed of?

You don’t know any peace. Psychopath.

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Raven

Yup, you have said a lot of BS and yet still can prove anything. Show proof Soleil and not a lazy shitty website as you did before. Tv host, journalist, austronaut creator of the moderna vaccine what next? PES GUY

SOHEIL

Saying the person known as “the troll” in old days. It’s great that original commenters left and you can pretend that you are a new person.

People who don’t like my comments. Can easily ignore them. Look. It’s easy. I ignored half your comments and I already feel better.

Raven

The troll? Now you are making stuff, you are delusional mate. Find it when I earned that nickname, do it and I’ll leave the blog.

If you can’t you say, Raven I’m sorry I was wrong. Go PES kid, do your homework.

Milan10 Phil and Ted ( he doesn’t comment on this kind of discussions) are old bloggers. Ask them, they will say my English is garbage, or I was a Rino -Monty fan but having an agenda? Nah

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Agustinar

congratulation. I didn’t watch the match. can anyone give a review?

Ranajaya

We were playing effective football. the possession were balanced and we kept Lazio play ithe ball n their own half.
we killed the game early as we scored 3 goal in the first half.everybody played well, the only concern is that Tonali will be missing the first leg of the next round

Kossy

WERE ARE ALL THOSE SO CALLED MILAN FOOLISH FANS WHO WERE ANGRY THAT THERE TEAM WON THE DERBY WITH OLD GIROUD…. I CAN NOT SEE THEM HERE TODAY BECAUSE GIROUD DID IT AGAIN AND SCORED A BRACE, THEY ARE PROBABLY IN THEIR MISERABLE CAVES WAITING FOR MILAN TO LOSE A GAME SO THEY CAN COME AND START VOMITING TRASH ABOUT THE TEAM…. SPINELESS INGRATES!!!!

TO MY LOYAL FANS, LETS KEEP ENJOYING OURSELVES AND THIS TEAM, I BELIEVE THERE IS STILL MORE TO COME FROM THIS TEAM. FORZA MILAN!!

Ted

Lazio has been one of the best costumes of Pioli’s Milan. Sarriball ain’t all that, Pioli trash them on every occasion.

SOHEIL

A great win. In italian cup. Again an opportunity missed to use young players or at least some of them. Some fans here have a very short vision for football. Thinking when we say tursting a 40 & 35 years old as main strikers are wrong we are talking about their quality. but in Reality as great as they were and they are, we are again short of a one striker. With Rebic having problems all season, what would happen if we lose Giroud again (which is normal considering his age.). No Ibra, No giroud, then we are forced to… Read more »

Ranajaya

So if pioli fielded young players and we ended up lost, what did you prepare to throw? They are trying to win the cup so pioli put the best and fittest players available and Lazio put their best 11 too.This team need continuity after they won the derby so the spirit stays up, doesn’t matter if they win in the league or a tournament. We have the same points as we did last year, and if I remember correctly we were going downhill after we lost the derby. This win over strong Lazio would do good to oppose what the… Read more »

SOHEIL

& what exactly we gain after winning Italian cup? What all the past winners gain? Who won in last 10 years? Who remembers? If we field young player and we lost, we made them ready for more challenges in their career

Ranajaya

By your tendency, i guess you think Milan shouldn’t try to win the scudetto either just because it only won only by 2 teams inside 10 years that proved the league is weak. I said it already: the spirit to keep winning. Lazio always playing seriously in the coppa and put competitive 11. So, winning over them convincingly buids our players confidence and send a message in Italy that we mean business. Winning over big teams will always brings a positive things, momentum and reputation are among them. Having good records against Lazio will helps us when we face them… Read more »

Raven

Now betting on an injury because he is old, that’s is the most likely thing to happen next.

“We don’t even a have a proper winger right now.”

Rebic played right? That means he is available. What about Diaz, Messias?

Dude, they now what they are doing they have data you don’t have, and now, there is not the time to talk about our old strikers.

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SOHEIL

You are as always correct man. Tnx for your precious opinions. I always learn from you.

Nino

You don’t have to gripe and bitch every time. Juve had a deeper squad than Milan at the beginning of the season, yet they were struggling. This is football. You win some, you lose some. Many of us don’t always agree with Pioli’s decisions. I want him to be bolder. But, the overall results speaks for him. Sometimes, we expect more from management. But we have to admit that football is business and not just sports entertainment. Even at that, Maldini, Massara and Moncada have done excellently. We read about potential signings and once it falls through, we want to… Read more »

SOHEIL

Look at the comments and see who started the bitching. Like 4 years old girls talking behind my back. Pathetic. Grow up please. I can have my opinion. You can have yours.

SJF

Its hard to understand some people’s comments for sure.
Like you, im delighted with the progress the team is making, and when we have a fit squad we are a match for anyone.
Unfortunately given the age of our strikers its their availability is unreliable.
I hope to see Rebic play more, hes so important when fit and well.

Leao, Diaz and Rebic behind Giroud seems the best way to utilise our quality.

We do for sure need a striker for next season. I also look forward to the return of Colombo (Batigol 2.0)

SOHEIL

Don’t worry about them. Half their accounts are the same person with different names. I can prove that but who cares. Let both of them have their fun I’m probably the only person in this Blog who didn’t use PioliOut hashtag. I always let players and coaches prove me wrong. I love that Leao isn’t Niang 2.0. I love that Tonali was clearly better player that I thought. What’s better than being wrong about a player and he turns out to be a star? I wish all of my predictions were wrong and we win UCL by Giroud and Ibra.… Read more »

SJF

I really don’t see the urgency in getting another defender. If we can keep Roma and have Tomori, Kalulu, Kjaer and Gabbia we are well covered. We will need a better back up left back than Toure If Kessie leaves (i hope he doesn’t) sanches is a nice replacement, tho a different type of player. We also have Adli and Pobega coming back. So that really does leave the RW and Striker as the urgent positions to fill. Faivre or Noa Lang are nice options for the wing. In terms of strikers there are not many options. Zapata, Jesus, Werner… Read more »

SOHEIL

Belloti on Free + Ibra + Giroud would be enough. We can let Colombo & the new kid to grow on loan for another year.

I think Faivre left for Lyon? Or I could be wrong.

But our owners have different Ideas. Either yong players who can sell for Capital gain or very old proven players who are very cheap.

I hope we at least get Belotti in the summer. Which like Tonali is a die hard Milan fan.

Nesta1

Agree with this, keep zlatan with wage cut not guaranteed starter, same giroud. Get bellotti for free cis he a milan fan too. Don’t blow 30 million on botman, use for right wing and midfielder when kessie goes. We have kyaer, tomori, kalalu who is kyaer long term replacement in my eyes, and gabbia. Even if romag leaves we covered, faivre gone to lyon.

Ranajaya

Kalulu plays really well in the middle, but even better on the right, so I think the we shouldn’t go further with florenzi and put Kalulu back there. The kid is really good at attacking the wing and have delicious crossing. If we play in CL next year, our CB isn’t enough, both in number and quality, and sad to say but Kjaer may not be the same player after his injury. We need a proven player to play beside Tomori, and Botman is relatively cheap for this profile. I think if all the contractual matters of current players is… Read more »

Raven

Projecting yourself again?

What an hypocrite I can show you why you earned that nickname a few years ago but I do have a life and you don’t deserve more than a couple of minutes.

Now the most offensive guy on this blog turned into Milanista121. Keep taking those pills maybe you can keep the show for more than 2 days.

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SOHEIL

I don’t deserve minutes yet you are always commenting under each of my comments. Psychopath. I’m sorry for people knowing you in real life.

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Raven

Look mate, I’m not emotionally unstable. You keep projecting yourself blaming everyone for shit that you do. There you go, just one minute you took.

Milanito

We only play with one striker on the pitch at a time and I think we’ve all known this for quite some time now so ideally anything above three strikers in our squad could be considered surplus. I get the idea that we need to have a quality young striker that can guarantee us 40+ games and 30+ goals, but for me and more importantly, for management, that time hasn’t arrived yet and I think that’s evident in our standings in the table as well as in our finances. Instead management have decided to hedge their bets on Ibra +… Read more »

SOHEIL

For me Pioli is still an overachiever. He can be better. I see his mistakes. But he is definitely better than any coach we had since Carleto left. Can we get someone better? Probably. But who comes to this mess? About strikers. Ibra & giroud missed more than half the season. So both combined are less than a healthy striker in matter of availability (not quality). As I remember in 5 games we didn’t have a natural striker available to us. That’s why I believe we should sign new striker. A top scorer who guarantees +20 goals a season which… Read more »

Ranajaya

I have a little bit different idea about our formation. it’s more than two years now that our options on strikers are limited, that’s why our formation almost always has one striker, even when we were in need of goals.

Philldadon1899

We won. Look at you complaining. I remember your comments on Tonali. How wrong you were again. The fact anyone takes you seriously on this board is mind boggling. This isnt FIFA. Or football manager. You are seriously complaining about what ifs after a HUGE week of much needed wins. Missing our best striker lol. This team continues to upset you by winning. Its so weird.

SOHEIL

So just a team wins, everything is ok? When was the last time we won any trophies? We won a Cup game against worst Lazio in recent years and you are peeing of happiness. I called you mediocre fan with mediocre expectations. You prove me right.

aric

get the vuck out you internisti

i bet you still complain even if milan win treble

vuck off

SOHEIL

Lol! 🙂

Philldadon1899

Mediocre fan? LOL. I support this team win or lose. And I cheer when they win. We won the derby less than a week ago and you’re crying here. Whos the bad fan? lol I have high expectations. But I am also realistic. This team has NO MONEY! This isnt a video game. You cant sign players who dont want to sign with you. Donna, Hakan, now Kessie. This club isnt going to be held hostage by players and thats Maldini telling these guys to have a nice life. GOOD FOR HIM. No one is bigger than the club. Donnarumma… Read more »

Ranajaya

Agree, mate. There are very big gap between a wish and an expectation. Some people just treating them the same way. I can only imagine that fans from any other Serie A team would be jealous of us at this point and any real Milan fan would be proud of their team with the recent stats after dark years we had. We have beaten every big team in the league inside the last 2 years! The main point is we are building a core of excellent young players, having an excellent coach who’s playing with limping team and still very… Read more »

Rossi

I was the biggest Tonali suporter over here. Even before Milan took intrest in him i was bringhing him up as a good player who costed only 8mil at the time in seria B… Soheil was wrong about Tonali yes, but does that mean that i need to constantly mention that on every single post ? Thats just pathetic and serves nothing else but for provocing and starting fights over nothing. So Soheil is not complaning but rather responding to provocations directed at him. You realize that the same people who are attacking him were claming that Ibrahimovic is our… Read more »

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SOHEIL

Tnx for your support. I was wrong about Leao, Tonali, Kjaer (I called him finnished but god nobody remembers 🙂 ) I even bitched about the way Rebic Runs. (It still stands but he is an amazing player when fit). How many times I laughed about me saying a player is playing bad and suddenly he started scoring (AKA Kessie & Krunic). I was right about Pioli, Tomori, etc. The fact that I was right about Kaladze nearly 20 years ago proves that calling me Interista is so much ridiculous to me 🙂 I really like to leave this blog… Read more »

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Ranajaya

I believe you are talking about milan10. That dude has a sense of dark humor, one needs to recognize when he is in this mode, otherwise they they will take the bait and get themself into a loop of insults. The thing is SOHEIL always responds to him.
(

Milanito

A well deserved win for the boys and a delight for the real fans of Milan. It seems there’s quite a few of people who come here pretending to be fans but are just critics and probably fans of some other club but I completely understand because I’ve seen the other clubs blogs. This is team is on the right path and has continued to show growth so there’s no reason to think that we’ll stop now. We have a very talented young core mixed with veteran leaders who know how and what it takes to win. It’s this combination… Read more »