Correa, Lazio Topple AC Milan To Head To Coppa Italia Final On May 15

After the shirt incident, there was bad blood between AC Milan and Lazio. 

The bad blood showed: In 180 minutes of Coppa Italia semifinal action, in a matchup featuring some of Serie A’s most explosive offensive players in Ciro Immobile and Krzysztof Piątek, only a single goal was scored as Lazio went through to the final to be played on May 15 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. That day will represent the first Coppa Italia title not handed out to Juventus in the last four years, and the trophy will eventually rest with Lazio or the winner of Fiorentina and Atalanta, who play tomorrow.

More than the goal tally, however, was the rugged style of play. Though both of these teams are mired in a tight chase for fourth place in Serie A — Milan currently sit in fourth with 56 points with Lazio, in eighth, at 52 points — the two sides left everything on the pitch. 

The 57 minutes at the San Siro in Milan today saw a back-and-forth struggle in which neither team, in the beginning, could gain any sort of purchase on the other. Lazio suffered a blow when Sergej Milinković-Savić went down with an injury in the first half, and Milan faced a similar situation a few minutes later when Davide Calabria exited the game. 

Over time, Lazio started to sniff a few chances while Milan failed to trouble Thomas Strakosha. 

Then came the breakthrough. 

Lazio executed a perfect counter-attack, with Immobile pushing the ball forward at a full sprint. He sprayed the ball to Joaquin Correa on the left wing, who poked it through the legs of the 36-year-old Pepe Reina. 

Milan thought for a moment that they had equalized in the 76th minute with a Patrick Cutrone header, but the linesman correctly flagged the striker for offsides.

Despite heavy pressure from Milan in the final 10-15 minutes of the game, Lazio did not concede a goal, punching their ticket to the Coppa Italia final in their home city of Rome.

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