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Mar 1, 2016 at 8pm UK at ​San Siro
AC Milan
Menez (20', 39'), Romagnoli (24', 81'), Balotelli (90')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Result: Jeremy Menez guides AC Milan past Alessandria to book Coppa Italia final spot

Jeremy Menez and Alessio Romagnoli inspire AC Milan to a 6-0 aggregate win over Alessandria to reach the final of the Coppa Italia.

Jeremy Menez and Alessio Romagnoli netted two goals apiece as AC Milan cruised into the Coppa Italia final with a 5-0 second-leg win over third-tier outfit Alessandria at San Siro tonight.

Sinisa Mihajlovic's side already boasted a 1-0 aggregate lead after Mario Balotelli's penalty was enough to settle a cagey first leg in January.

On 20 minutes, the Rossoneri effectively put one foot in the final when Menez latched on to Keisuke Honda's neat cross to slot home the opener.

It looked like being a long night for the underdogs, who fell two behind on the night just four minutes later when Romagnoli converted Juraj Kucka's inch-perfect delivery.

If the third-tier minnows were not already beaten, then they were six minutes before the break as Menez stroked home from close range to leave Angelo Gregucci's side with a nigh-on impossible task.

To their credit, Alessandria, the first side from their division to reach the semi-finals since Bari in 1984, battled for much of the second half, but Romagnoli and Balotelli added gloss to the scoreline late on.

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Jeremy Menez of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico on January 24, 2015
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