Italian Cup, Milan undertone: 0-0 with Lazio. Qualification to the final will be decided upon return

Coppa Italia, Milan sottotono: 0-0 con Lazio. Qualificazione alla finale si deciderà al ritorno

Italian Cup, Milan undertone: 0-0 with Lazio. Qualification to the final will be decided upon return. Photo ANSA / MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI

ROME – Italian Cup , first leg of the semi-finals. Lazio-Milan 0-0 .
Match without goals at the Olympic Stadium, the qualification to the final will be decided at San Siro in the return leg.
The same result as last year's semi-finals when Lazio and Milan drew 0-0 both on the first leg and on the return and the qualification to the final was decided on penalties in favor of the Rossoneri. The Italian Cup is an important goal for both clubs because after four consecutive Juventus wins, there is the possibility of raising a trophy. For Gattuso would be the crowning achievement of a great season, Milan is currently in the Champions League area, for Inzaghi would be the opportunity to raise his second cup after the Italian Super Cup last year against Juventus.

The two teams came to this game in a very different form. Milan, regenerated by the purchases of Paqueta and Piatek, flies in the league while Lazio, decimated by injuries, was eliminated from the Europa League by the hand of Sevilla and lost positions in the league. Yet tonight's match said the exact opposite.

Milan played badly and was only saved by a concentrated Donnarumma and a defense that continues to be granitic. The only scoring opportunities came to Lazio players. Milinkovic Savic went close to the big target with conclusions from outside the area, while Immobile devoured a penalty in the first half, after a good play by Romulo, and hit a pole in the second half (even if the linesman ended the action raised the flag by infuriating Donnarumma).

For the first time in Milan they scored for both Paquetà, who was replaced by the ex-Biglia exhilarie, who Piatek, well-marked by the three central Lazio. The biancocelesti have found themselves in the most important moment and are expected by the derby next weekend.

Italian Cup, Lazio-Milan 0-0: the highlights

90 'Final whistle, zero to zero. Everything will be decided upon return.

79 'Wonderful occasion for building. The Lazio striker has invaded in front of Donnarumma but failed to score by hitting the post. In reality it was offside but the linesman raised the flag very late, Donnarumma got angry and Orsato showed him a yellow card.

63 'Milinkovic Savic's powerful end, a ball out of breath

47 'End of the first half, zero to zero between Lazio and Milan. Biancocelesti close to the goal with Immobile and Patric.

29 'Muscular boredom for Franck Kessié. The Ivorian is forced to leave the field. In his place, Calhanoglu entered the field. Paquetà has thus moved to the center right.

27 'Real estate devours the advantage. Great play of Romulus and assist to the kiss for Ciro Immobile that kicks a penalty in motion without finding the opponent's goal.

25 'Lazio close to the goal with Patric. The outside of Lazio has freed himself well on the out of his competence and kicked with power. His diagonal ended off a breath at Donnarumma beaten.

21 'Game is very blocked from a tactical point of view. Milan seeks the goal with conclusions from outside the box. In the same action, the shot of Bakayoko is rejected by Bastos while that of Paquetà by Acerbi.

4 'Verticalization of Marco Parolo for Correa.Donnarumma is good at going out to anticipate the Lazio player.

Here are the official formations of Lazio-Milan:
Lazio: Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Bastos; Romulo, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic, Lulic; Correa; Building.

Available: Proto, Guerrieri, Badelj, Luiz Felipe, Marusic, Durmisi, Cataldi, Bruno Jordao, Luis Alberto, Pedro Neto, Caicedo. Coach: Simone Inzaghi.

Milan: G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Laxalt; Kessié, Bakayoko, Paquetà; Suso, Piatek, Borini.

Available: Reina, A. Donnarumma, Abate, Conti, Rodriguez, Strinic, Bertolacci, Biglia, Montolivo, Calhanoglu, Castillejo, Cutrone. Coach: Gennaro Gattuso.

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