Team news: Inter had a full squad at their disposal while Milan had to do without Simon Kjær, Alessio Romagnoli, Alessandro Florenzi, Samu Castillejo and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg is 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Lautaro Martínez (4′, 40′), Gosens (82′)

F.C. Internazionale Milano (3-5-2) – Simone Inzaghi
Samir Handanović; Milan Škriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni (78′ Danilo D’Ambrosio); Matteo Darmian, Nicolò Barella, Marcelo Brozović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (73′ Arturo Vidal), Ivan Perišić (78′ Robin Gosens); Joaquín Correa (70′ Edin Džeko), Lautaro Martínez (70′ Alexis Sánchez).
Unused: Radu; Dimarco, Dumfries, Ranocchia; Gagliardini, Vecino; Caicedo.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (73′ Matteo Gabbbia), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (73′ Rade Krunić), Sandro Tonali (46′ Brahim Díaz); Alexis Saelemaekers (46′ Junior Messias), Franck Kessié, Rafael Leão (85′ Marko Lazetić); Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré; Bakayoko, Castillejo; Rebić.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani.

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Gems

Finito

Gbenga AJOSE

Where is everyone in the house ?

Oluwa Shevy

I really don’t understand we use to have almost 200 comments but this days maybe 30 or 40 hope everything is fine out there

SJF

So long as we dont have to read the boring musings of the obnoxious Milan10 im happy.

spencer

We need to focus on the league. That goal was on Tomori anyways.

Crispin George

2 shot on target 2 goals, shows how lethal Inter’s attack is.

Harris

Pioli played into Inzaghi’s hand. It’s one of those nights. You play well, you lose.

Henry

Our game plan is so easy to read
It’s been like for months. Pioli is a good coach but not a top coach. You can see from his expressions that he’s out of his depth

Phildadon1899

First in the league. Half the budget of the team they are going against. But sure.

Gbenga AJOSE

Your comment makes sense.But the thing is that our attack is not in good shape. Only Leao we have.Gyroud always wait to be fed..Diaz, Saladmaker, Kessie are not just there

Henry

True, Leao is the only dangerous attacker we have. However, even with the subpar players we have in attack, I believe it’s not beyond us to be dangerous in front of goal. Our game is so slow and predictable. No offball movement, they feel too comfortable until they’re behind. It’s so stupid to watch the same episode every week. I’m no professional coach and yet I can identify this flaw in our system. All that our opponents have to do is to stay organized and hit us on the counter with few precise passes and we’re done.

Elliotazzuri

That is because our attack has been subpar just as you said, giroud has been shit, messisa has been a bigger shit, krunic and sala you can’t expect a goal from either one of them, compare it to the best team in Europe Liverpool how much did they spend in their attack even Luis Diaz and Jota that are rotation was boughten far expensive than all our current attack compare, if you want us to not be predicted then let the management buy attackers with different characters that are quality, I trust pioli will be very happy than using sala… Read more »

Milan

Pioli has proven himself, with the little resources he has look at our bench, no good attackers why should he do, top coach like Jürgen and pep are bench players for 100m (grealish) , Luis Diaz(50m), why we are expecting 3m Messiah or 4m lazetic to shine in big games they are all gamble

Gbenga AJOSE

Only Leao we have in the attack. What do you expect ???

Gems

Leao overacted anyway
vey hot & cold
nd cruises around like it’s a training run

Gems

Overrated

Martin Bernhard

As bleak as it looks and we have played in the first half it wouldn’t be the first time we turn a 2-0 down against inter to a draw and if we do draw 2-2 we should be in the final so a quick goal in the second half could turn this game atleast somewhat round so the hope isnt completely gone but we better start to make some better passes and for that matter make the inter players bleed a bit because they are looking for every little opportunity to get us carded anyways.

Martin Bernhard

thats deffently the final nail in the coffin of the coppa italia atleast

Henry

If only Giroud kept it things simple.
He’s stupid flicks never almost come off and he keeps at it. Definition of insanity!

Gems

Give Marko lazetic a game for fucks sake Pioli

Gems

Lazetic …Poor cunt can’t even get a run
2-0 down in a cup game
great January signing hey
this club is a fukin joke

Gems

Let’s hope we get bought out by the arabs ,
then we can at least buy a decent coach & some decent players, instead of mediocre shite

Roberto Giano

Agree

Ronaldinho80

Nice offside. Great reffereing

Rossi

First they tried to cancel the goal for handball, then when that didnt work they went with offside lol.

Ronaldinho80

You are righ. I have stoped watching because i am done with that shit honestlyyy.

Milandieci

The ball was dangling in the net, nobody was ever going to say this goal is irregular. Then the ref goes ahead and changes the game because of some superficial shit just bevause he can. I don’t know why refs always do this. This is the exact thing VAR was invented to avoid.

Dindudre

Pioli’s tactics (as I mentioned since last season) is very very horrible. The only reason we are trying to buy Origi is because his tactics is only to play to tall players and hope for a miracle. we’re playing 36 year old Giroud in the center with a 20 year old on the bench. what a joke! I won’t be surprised if Leao decides to leave this team with Pioli in charge cos his tactics will never work for a star like Leao. We’re losing and the only player that scored a goal (albeit cancelled) is replaced by a pot… Read more »

Niels8

While I agree that Pioli’s tactics are limited, it’s hard to see any other that would work well with the current squad.
Milan’s biggest mistake was failing to find Calhanoglu’s replacement.

SJF

Or a striker or a rw ffs

Ronaldinho80

In every fucking competition referees are fucking with us. We ware fucked in champions league in serie a and here. And i am done with that shit because every fucking match i am nervous about refereeing especially in champions league and that is not how it supposed to be.

Dindudre

And he is gonna bring this kid in for a debut when we’re already being embarrased?? This guy is insane. smh

Ronaldinho80

Fucking retard has just dissalowed a EURO GOAL because someone was standing INFRONT of a KEEPER while he was trying to run AWAY.

Gbenga AJOSE

If we don’t buy proper attackers to complement Leao efforts, he will leave too. That’s d truth!

Suigenerisrahman

Perhaps, Pioli could’ve gone onto the pitch and score himself?! Rubbish!!!! The players were fucking wasteful like they have been since so many matches ago!!! It isn’t Pioli’s fault in anyway!!

Elliotazzuri

Good game from us we lost 3-0. But our performance was good only goals was missing, pioli is a fantastic coach if our management had gotten a good striker or winger this winter transfer our season would have been different, am tired of all this cheap gamble (messia,sala,lazetic, krunic) I can’t wait for our new owner to come, let start buying quality not all this gamble we keep buying, even if kloop or pep where our coach they won’t do much than pioli has done if they are not backed well, I want Milan to compete for UCL trophy next… Read more »

SJF

Agreed, pioli has done his best with what we have. I do question some selections tho

I think he brought on Lazetic at 3-0 to make a point. The point being be has no options in attack. Inter brought on Gosens, sanchez and dzeko, who lets be honest would all start for Milan

SJF

Let inter havee the coppa, we can take the league!!

But we seriously need to be more dangerous in attack.
Diaz looked bright tonight. Id rather see him and rebic playing over Saladman and Giroud

Rossi

Rebic hast to start. He is the most creative player that we have right now. Keeping him on the bench is preaty much self sabotage for me. He has the ability to create chances like no one else in the team. Leao can do something as well (mostly solo actions) but that’s defenetly not enough as we can see. Relaying mostly on one player for goals is clearly very easy for the opposition to close down. Pioli need to play both Rebic and Leao as starters no excuse. And yes they can both play together, they are both versitable players… Read more »

SJF

Agreed.

Giroud
Leao Diaz Rebic

Or

Rebic
Leao Diaz Messias

Bennacer could be good option at No. 10 also. More suitable than Kessie anyway

Gems

Ur a fukin dreamer

SJF

Yes the dream is still alive

milan4lyf

The lack of leadership is so evident, it’s almost painful now. There is no leader in the team. Not a single one. That’s what made the difference.  Remember, it’s the exact same team that beat Inter this season. The only difference is Romagnoli and Kessie aren’t leading the team anymore. Ibra and Kjaer isn’t with the team.  Milan literally played better than Inter in EVERY aspect. But unfortunately, Tomori and Kalulu had a bad day. After the performance they pulled throughout the season, I am not even mad.  Inter was just more clinical than us. Just a bad day for… Read more »

SJF

I think you make some great points there. Totally agree. We forget how many of our leaders of the past are missing.
Would also love Romagnoli to stay, but good for him if he finds regular playing time. He was very strong and loyal thru hard times. Respect

lexington

Romagnoli a leader?? how did you arrive at that? the armband?

SJF

Romagnoli was huge for us for many seasons. He often came up with important goals too.
He could have left us for better teams many times.
Let’s not forget those who have given their all for milan, unlike gigo and Hakan

milan4lyf

Yes. Armband or not, Romagnoli is a leader figure in AC Milan’s dressing room. Players said it in multiple interviews as well as Pioli, Ibra and Calabria admitted it. For everything Roma did for Milan despite his shortcomings and bad run of form this season, he should get the full respect of every Milan fan for what he did for us.

Roberto Giano

Next season: new owner. New era. New coach! Get Allegri to Milan

Martin Bernhard

really you want us hire allegri who isnt even doing very well with juventus ? you do realize that pioli is the coach who has had the highest wining percentage in ac milan since the mid 90ies surpassing coaches like allegri and ancelottis wining percentages and with a far less capable team than those other coaches in between had at their disposal.He has performed miracles with the players at his disposal maybe he would actually also be able to do even better with a better squad. Throwing him under the bus when he has done as well as he has… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE

Few days before the match, I already had premonition that we weren’t going to win the game. It you looked at news regarding the match, only information about Inter dominated everywhere. A number of their players commented positively on the match and so is the coach.That really showed to me that the spirit of Inter players are high. Not sure there was a single comment from any of our players. I can’t wait for Kessie to leave. He is supposed to be a leader for this team, but clearly ,he is counting days to pack is bags. Let’s not be… Read more »

Gems

Kessie contract renewal has been a dark cloud and
a distraction hanging over this team all season.
he’s always been one of my favourite players but
he can get fucked . He’s looked disinterested and disappointed for a couple months now , empty promises after assuring fans he would sign .
va fanculo cunt

E92

WTF people here compared Giroud to Lewa!

Ted

Giroud is static, Rebić injury prone and Ibra past his physical best. They’ve subbed Dzeko while we sent out Lazetic. That says all about current team. Leao up front is our only true attacking resource. Overhaul needed. Diaz, Salesmaker, Krunic, Messias, Castillejo, thanks but no thanks.

Nesta1

Stories coming out about rebic having scans and showing nothing on latest injury. Management getting fed up with it and he only scored 3 goals all season, could be sold.