MX23RW : Tuesday, December 11 09:50:11
Feb 28, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Lazio
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AC Milan
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AC Milan win 5-4 on penalties

Result: AC Milan to face Juventus in Coppa Italia final after beating Lazio on penalties

Result: Milan beat Lazio to reach Coppa final
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AC Milan will face Juventus in the Coppa Italia final after beating Lazio on penalties in Wednesday night's semi-final second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

AC Milan have reached the Coppa Italia final after overcoming Lazio on penalties in Wednesday night's semi-final second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

The hosts began brightly and tested Gianluigi Donnarumma in the opening five minutes, with Ciro Immobile seeing a header tipped over and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic forcing a leg save at the base of the near post from the ensuing corner.

Adam Marusic then pounced on a Hakan Calhanoglu error before wasting his follow-up cross, while Milinkovic-Savic made the most of a Ricardo Rodriguez mistake to get another chance at goal but ended up rifling wide.

Milan's first concrete chance did not come until the 18th minute, when Suso's first-time effort was parried away by Thomas Strakosha before Patrick Cutrone was flagged offside on the rebound.

However, Lazio continued to enjoy the better chances, though they could not find a breakthrough come half time.

The restart saw Gennaro Gattuso's charges step up their efforts and came close on a number of occasions, but Davide Calabria and Calhanoglu could not get the better of Strakosha.

With the first leg also ending goalless, the tie went to extra time, and the Rossoneri continued to ramp up the pressure, though Nikola Kalinic and Alessio Romagnoli also went on to spurn gilt-edged opportunities.

Penalties would be required to settle the tie once and for all, with Immobile converting the first spot kick for Lazio before Donnarumma and Strakosha kept out two efforts apiece.

The ensuing penalties were all successful until Luiz Felipe blasted his effort over the crossbar, leaving Milan defender - and boyhood Lazio fan - Romagnoli to fire past Strakosha to put the Rossoneri into the final, where Juventus await.

LAZIO (3-5-2): Strakosha; Caceres (Felipe 68'), De Vrij, Radu; Marusic (Lukaku 93'), Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Alberto (Anderson 67'); Immobile

AC MILAN (4-3-3): G Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie (Montolivo 96'), Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso (Borini 107'), Cutrone (Kalinic 70'), Calhanoglu

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus1514103282443
2Napoli15112232141835
3Inter Milan1592427131429
4AC Milan157532418626
5Lazio157442218425
6Torino155731916322
7Atalanta BCAtalanta156362920921
8Parma156361619-321
9Roma155642620621
10SassuoloSassuolo155642422221
11Sampdoria155552319420
12Fiorentina154742116519
13CagliariCagliari153841519-417
14Genoa154472030-1016
15Empoli154471926-716
16SPALSPAL154381424-1015
17Udinese153481321-813
18Bologna152581324-1111
19FrosinoneFrosinone151591133-228
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo150691232-203

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