Three wins on the trot and Inter look to have got their Serie A campaign on track. Up next is the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal after a no-goal draw in the first leg. The Inter vs Milan Second Leg Coppa Italia clash will present an opportunity for Simone Inzaghi to redeem the loss in the league to the city rivals. Interestingly enough, Simone Inzaghi has not won against the Rossoneri since taking over as the Nerazzurri manager. Inter have drawn two and lost one of their last three fixtures against Milan. Despite the numbers, Inter are in great form heading into this fixture. With plenty of goals in the last two games, the Nerazzurri have found the right balance. Furthermore, Lautaro Martinez seems to have found his form after a long dry spell and will surely return to the lineup.
The Coppa Italia triumph in 2010-11 was Inter’s last piece of silverware before the Scudetto in 2020-21 after a decade. Simone Inzaghi won’t want to miss the chance of dreaming of a domestic treble. With the Suppercoppa in the bag and the Scudetto looking all but possible can Inter make the charge towards the Coppa Italia?
Inter vs Milan Second Leg Statistics and Encounters
What a comeback it has been for Inter. A shaky win in the Derby d’Italia was followed by convincing performances against Verona and Spezia. Inter are well and truly commanding the Scudetto race now. Simone Inzaghi has been way better than initial assumptions. A Coppa Italia final appearance at the cost of city rivals Milan will be a sweet one for the Nerazzurri. Inter must be wary of Milan’s goals though. Since this will be an Inter home game, the away goal rule can come and haunt the Nerazzurri.
Inter’s form: W-W-D-D-W
Milan’s form: W-D-D-W-W
Dropping points against Bologna and Torino hurt Milan’s title hunt. But Stefano Pioli will be more concerned about the lack of goals that his side have put into the net. Moreover, with only two goals in the last three games, the Rossoneri are struggling to score. This will be an advantage for Inzaghi’s men who have held up a strong defence until now.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News
Stefan de Vrij is still doubtful to start for Inter as Inzaghi will look to either Dimarco or D’Ambrosio to fill in.
Milan have a long list consisting of Kjaer, Florenzi, Ibrahimovic, Romagnoli, Calabria and Castillejo who will miss the derby due to injury.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Dimarco, Skriniar, Bastoni, Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Lautaro, Correa
Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez, Tonali, Bennacer, Messias, Kessie, Leao, Giroud
Prediction of Inter vs Milan Second Leg
Inter are in great form currently and must see this game off to impose authority and set up a juicy final.