Team news: Milan were without the suspended Sandro Tonali as well as without Simon Kjær and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Inter had a full squad at their disposal. Kickoff time for the first leg of the 2021/22 Coppa Italia semi-final was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Alessandro Florenzi (84′ Davide Calabria), Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli (26′ Pierre Kalulu), Theo Hernández; Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer; Alexis Saelemaekers (67′ Junior Messias), Rade Krunić (67′ Brahim Díaz), Rafael Leão (67′ Ante Rebić); Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia; Bakayoko; Lazetić, Maldini. 

F.C. Internazionale Milano (3-5-2) – Simone Inzaghi
Samir Handanović; Milan Škriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Denzel Dumfries (88′ Matteo Darmian), Nicolò Barella (65’Arturo Vidal) , Marcelo Brozović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Ivan Perišić (88′ Robin Gosens); Lautaro Martínez (65′ Alexis Sánchez), Edin Džeko (80′ Joaquín Correa).
Unused: Cordaz, Radu; D’Ambrosio, Dimarco; Gagliardini, Vecino. 

Referee: Maurizio Mariani.

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Agustinar

Lazetic in finally. Give him a chance please

Agustinar

Kessie to Barcelona is a done deal. I doubt Kessie still give 100% from now. Give Baka a chance please

Oluwashevy

Saw that news online but I don’t know why we keep losing asset for free atlist he should have done a gentle man agreement now sign and get sold atlist for something Barca said after signing him there will put a 45m for his release clause atlist it’s something the management should learn from the past and deal with this we can’t keep losing them for free other players might be tempted to follow this route as well and it’s not helping

Ted

They can put 100 billion release clause on him but if he doesn’t extend, at the end he goes for free. I’ve already moved on from him, looking forward of seeing Adli and Pobega coming. Really hope Pobega finds his place under Pioli same as Tonali.

Agustinar

It seems that Krunic has duty to limit Brozovic passing/movement which is a waste because his function is not a playmaker. His function is as an anchorman, he only has to pass the ball to Calha and Barella the creative and box to box midfielder, and as the first player to stop opponent’s attack.

Agustinar

When Giroud plays, I prefer Florenzi to Calabria to play because Florenzi has better crossing accuracy.

Oluwashevy

Hope to see lazetic later in the game

Elliotazzuri

How many assist has florenzi got from crossing

Agustinar

I think Inter is in a worse morale situation than Milan at the moment due to their recent results. I hope Milan can take advantage of it.

Agustinar

When will Ibra be back? His injury is getting annoying.

SheerWill96

I’m not watching the match. Who’s playing better?

Ronaldinho80

Quite a lot of misplaced passes in first 30 min

Ronaldinho80

When inter has a ball we are pressing high and for now is working

Ronaldinho80

Omg Leao is lightning fast

Oluwashevy

Roman hope the injury is not that serious because we need all the players we can have to finish this campaign

Ronaldinho80

Yes and now Juve is also getting closer and closer. Dusan Vlahovc is saving them a lot he is quality and composed CF andvi think he is just 22.

Ronaldinho80

Serie a is the most interesting league for sure.

Dindudre

Krunic has no business playing soccer. Smh

Phildadon1899

Krunic and Alexis need to be replaced. It’s a travesty watching these guys misplace passes, get cute, and mistime shots constantly. While giving the ball back to other teams none the less. This is a game where a win would crush their spirit and it would be a fight for the scudetto with Napoli. But instead these 2 ballerinas want to do this?

Rossi

We should cash in on them in the summer. And bring proper replacments. Anthony from Ajax looks like a good RW. And Pobega can be Krunic replacment. Salamakers might benifit from a position switch tho, but thats a different story.

Dan Ban

Saladman has had 4 freaking clear chances. Ugh.

Dan Ban

And as I write this, krunic had one. Ugh ugh

Christian

Bravo bravo Kessie is our captain, the basic criterion to be captain of Milan is: …. not to love the club…. Great !!!

spencer

After tonight if the management still feels we don’t need a right winger and a quality number 10, then we know they don’t care about the well-being of this team. We should easily be leading this game right now if not for Alexis and Krunic. Florenzi is a baller and finally we have Tomori and Kalulu partnership.

Nesta1

Exactly, diaz, krunic and saladman not good enough, don’t contribute anything but lose ball and misplaced passes, never score.

Ronaldinho80

Omg saladmaker missed

Dan Ban

As industrious and hardworking player saladman is, he is no proper wingman. A proper wingman would have put at least 2 of those chances in the net. Ugh.

Phildadon1899

Why not try Rebic on the right? We know he can play there. So why take out Leao?

Rossi

Rebic is two footed i really dont know why Pioli dosent play Rebic on the RW. You can see that Rebic is unmotivated coming from the bench all the time, he is not a bench player. Leao/Giroud/Rebic seems good. Salamaker could be the back up for the LW since he is right footed and Messiah the back up for the RW. Only problem that i can see for Leao/Giroud/Rebic starting is that there will be no back up on the bench for the CF. Except the new guy Lazetic and it seems Pioli dosent trust that guy, still zero minutes… Read more »

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Ronaldinho80

Rebic and Diaz in.

Ronaldinho80

Ok Inzaghi like always Vidal in Barela out and Lautaro out Sanchez in . Always the same. Lately this subs have never paid off i hope tonight is going to be the same

Mike

Braham Diaz is not strong or good enough to hold the 10 role down

Oluwashevy

Saw the highlight we lose a lot of goals most especially sala how was the partnership of kalulu and tomori was is it better than Roman

Ted

While Leao went from Niang 2.0 to “the next Titi”, Salesmaker is doing his best to remain Abate 2.0

Philldadon1899

If the coach keeps refusing to play Rebic on the right. Why not play Florenzi there? He is certainly a better option for crossing at least than Alexis.

Gbenga AJOSE

Think same

Ted

Kalulu is so underrated it hurts. This boy plays so calm and mature and delivers everytime he’s called upon. If he continues like this he could easily take over from Kjaer. We really don’t need Botman the dutch Romagnoli for 30 millions, I rather see them strike another Kalulu-esque deal for CB and spend those millions on a true RW.

Phildadon1899

Lol what a silly comment and coming from someone who has obviously never watched Botman play. Romagnoli 2 years ago was one of the best CBs in Europe. Just stop with the nonsense. Kalulu has done well yes but Milan would be underutilizing him there because he would never get to show off his blazing speed. If anything I would be putting him and one of the DM spots when kessie leaves.