Inter-Milan 3-0, Nerazzurri in the Italian Cup final

Double from Lautaro Martinez and goal from Gosens, Rossoneri knocked out

Inter win the derby 3-0 with Milan in the second leg of the Coppa Italia, after the 0-0 first leg, and won a place in the final on 11 May in Rome against the winner between Juventus and Fiorentina. Lautaro Martinez’s double show in the first half and Gosens’ goal in the final give Inzaghi’s men a clear success, in a careful and flawless match, a good prelude to the championship finale.



THE MATCH – Simone Inzaghi for this Cup return derby focuses on the Correa-Lautaro Martinez duo, leaving Dzeko and Sanchez on the bench, while Darmian is preferred to Dumfries on the right, a classic three-way defense with Skriniar, De Vrij and Bastoni. Pioli responds by deploying Kessié as an attacking midfielder, Saelemaekers on the right with Leao on the left. In midfield Tonali and Bennacer, Kalulu paired with Tomori in the center of defense.

The start of the Nerazzurri team is lightning fast and in the 4 ‘they are already ahead. Cross by Darmian, shot on the fly by Lautaro Martinez who beats Maignan on his pole. Milan tries to respond immediately and on 13 ‘there is a sudden turn by Kessie from a tight angle, but the ball ends up on the outside of the net. Shortly after, Leao tries with his left but Handanovic deflects for a corner. Milan pushes in search of the equal and in the 31 ‘a free kick from Theo Hernandez is countered, Saelemaekers arrives who kicks from the edge but Handanovic overcomes and saves him. A minute passes and Giroud saves Inter: on Leao’s cross, Tonali kicks with a sure shot but hits his teammate’s back and the ball goes to the bottom.

At 39 ‘still dangerous Rossoneri with Saelemaekers serving Theo in front of goal, a touch for Kessié who is anticipated in extremis by Perisic. In the best moment of Milan, Inter doubles. At 40 ‘Lautaro Martinez was put in front of the door by Correa on a perfect restart, and overtook Maignan with a delicious touch under for the 2-0 Inter. In full recovery, the Nerazzurri also touch the trio with Calhanoglu beating hard directly from the corner but the ball cuts through the whole small area and is lost to the bottom.

At the beginning of the second half, Pioli does not change his scheme but brings Kessié back to midfield, inserting Diaz on the trocar and Messias on the right, for Tonali and Saelemaekers. Milan press and Inter restart. At 52 ‘Toro points and overtakes Kalulu, his right is cornered by Maignan. Then it’s up to Milan again with hitting and countering in the Inter area, with at least four chances for the Rossoneri always rejected.

In the 67th minute Milan’s goal arrives with Bennacer who beats Handanovic with a precise low shot but the goal after a long consultation by Mariani at the Var is canceled due to Kalulu’s active offside position which prevents Handanovic from seeing the ball go off. Milan tries again to push but in the 82nd minute Inter drop the trio and close the games: Gosens enters with the right times at the far post and bags the perfect cross from Brozovic, who surprised everyone with an entry rewarded by the launch by Vidal. In full recovery Kessie tries again from the edge but the conclusion comes out a little to the side, and then Giroud headed with no luck and Theo, effectively closing the challenge.



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