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AC Milan 1-0 Inter (AET): Late Cutrone Strike Books Semi-Final Spot Ahead of Wasteful Inter

AC Milan booked their place within the semi-finals of the TIM Cup after securing a 1-Zero victory over Inter on the San Siro within the second Derby della Madonnina of the season.

Luciano Spalletti began a robust workforce on Wednesday, nevertheless, their huge expertise wasn’t sufficient to beat Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan over 120 minutes.

The hosts began on the again foot, with Inter having the lion share of possession within the early levels of the sport. Nonetheless, the Rossoneri had been trying harmful on the counter-attack, one thing that was catching the guests out on numerous events.

AC Milan v FC Internazionale - TIM Cup

Samir Handanović was lastly referred to as into motion when Giacomo Bonaventura, who was moved from the midfield to the left-wing on Wednesday, rose highest to fulfill a cross and sting the palms of Inter’s Slovenian goalkeeper with a header.

It was then the flip of AC Milan’s goalkeeper to be referred to as into motion, one thing that appeared to result in the opening aim of the sport. 

Ivan Perišić’s highly effective cross was was his personal internet by Antonio Donnarumma, nevertheless, the referee determined to overrule the aim after a few minutes when it was made clear by VAR that Andrea Ranocchia, who was difficult Milan’s goalkeeper, was in an offside place.

AC Milan v FC Internazionale - TIM Cup

Either side had been as wasteful within the second-half as they had been throughout the first 45 minutes.

Nonetheless, João Mário did permit Antonio Donnarumma to make a save that his youthful brother, Gianluigi Donnarumma, would have been pleased with simply earlier than the hour mark after the midfielder scuffed his effort from simply seven yards out.

Giacomo Bonaventura was than gifted the chance to attain the opening aim within the sport. Nonetheless, the Italian midfielder was wasteful and missed an open aim after doing nicely to pounce on a mistake from Handanović.

Milan then got here inside inches of taking the lead late within the match when a curling effort from Suso, which was deflected off the again of Milan Škriniar, rattled the crossbar. 

AC Milan v FC Internazionale - TIM Cup

Either side had been capable of survive some late strain and the TIM Cup quarter-final was set to be determined in extra-time or by a penalty shootout.

The opening aim – and what proved to be the successful aim – of the sport lastly got here within the first-half of extra-time via 19-year-old Patrick Cutrone, with the Italian striker guiding a luxurious via ball from Suso previous a static Samir Handanović.

Mauro Icardi and Borja Valero each threatened the Milan aim however had been unable to check Antonio Donnarumma, permitting the hosts to see out the rest of the sport and e-book their spot within the TIM Cup semi-final towards SS Lazio subsequent month.

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