Break in Milan, Milan leads 3-0 against extremely weak Romans. The lead is perhaps a bit too high, because almost every good scoring opportunity for Milan found its way into the goal, but Lazio didn’t come up with anything offensively. The Milanese have one foot in the semi-finals, Rome must improve their performance significantly in the second half if they are to progress.
Tooor for AC Milan, 3-0 through Olivier Giroud
Hernandez has space on the left, Giroud only has to push his low cross over the line at the second post.
Tooor for AC Milan, 2-0 through Olivier Giroud
Milan increases, Bašić makes a hair-raising bad pass in the center circle, Brahim Díaz picks up the pace, lays down in front of the penalty area on Leao, who goes into the penalty area on the left, crosses flat on the baseline and finds Giroud in the middle, who only comes from three meters still has to keep his foot in, 2-0!
It remains a rather tough affair here, both offensive engines falter considerably.
When Milinković-Savić plays a long ball towards Immobile, he gets the ball in front of Maignan in the penalty area and then goes down, but there was no foul.
Hysaj’s cross from the right sails into goal, a typical scene for Lazio’s offensive game so far.
Tonali is almost free and is stopped in the penalty area at the last second, there is only one corner that doesn’t yield anything.
With the first really good chance to score, Milan takes the lead here, is there more offensively from Lazio?
Tooor for AC Milan, 1-0 through Rafael Leão
Romagnoli plays a superb ball from his own half between two defenders straight into Rafael Leão’s path. He enters the penalty area on the left and gives Reina no chance with a low shot from eight yards out.
Yellow card for Sandro Tonali (AC Milan)
It is also a card with consequences for Tonali, for a tactical foul he sees yellow.
Tonali brings a free-kick cross into the penalty area from the right, but there is no danger here either.
The game gets a little faster, but the big goal area scenes are still missing.
Yellow card for Luiz Felipe (Lazio Roma)
Luis Felipe is shown a yellow card for a foul on Brahim Diaz on the left side of the box. He would be suspended for a possible semi-final.
First conclusion of the game by Kessié. Junior Messia’s cross is blocked in the backcourt, where Kessié finishes in a central position from 18 meters. But his low shot is not a problem for Pepe Reina.
The level remains manageable, there are always minor playback errors and inaccuracies on both sides.
Both teams continue to feel each other out, Milan controls the game, Lazio is waiting for a counterattack.
In the first few minutes, Milan acted a little more offensively than the guests, but so far without causing any danger in front of the goal.
Messiah with a first free kick from the center, but there is no danger.
The ball rolls, Lazio with the kick-off.
Both teams come to the arena, the second Roman-Milan quarter-final duel is about to start.
Due to the Corona numbers, only 50% of the seats may be occupied at football games in Italy, and these around 38,000 seats will also be occupied today.
The last time the two teams met in the league was in September, when Milan beat Lazio 2-0 with relative ease.
His opposite number Maurizio Sarri makes five changes compared to the 3-0 win in Serie A against Fiorentina. Cup goalkeeper Reina comes in for Strakosha, while Hysaj, Bašić, Cataldi and Felipe Anderson start for Lucas Leiva, Lazzari, Luis Alberto and Pedro (all on the bench).
Compared to the 2-1 derby win against Inter at the weekend, coach Stefano Pioli makes two changes. For Saelemaekers and Bennacer (both bench), Brahim Díaz and Junior Messias start today.
In the last round of play, both teams had to go overtime to advance to the quarter-finals. Lazio struggled to a 1-0 win over Udinese, who AC defeated Genoa 3-1 after 120 minutes.
After Inter Milan beat AS Roma 2-0 yesterday and reached the semi-finals, AC and Lazio are now finding the next semi-finalists in the second duel between teams from Milan and Rome.
Good evening and welcome to the Coppa Italia quarter final match between AC Milan and Lazio. Kick-off at San Siro is at 21:00.