Coppa Italia: AC Milan thrashes Lazio to set up a semi-final against Inter

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Rome, February 9 (Xinhua) –AC Milan beat Lazio 4-0 in the coppa Italia quarterfinals on Thursday, setting up a semi-final clash with Inter milan.AC Milan set the pace from the start and, after a scramble, it was romanioli who set up a long ball in the 24th minute before Leo, after clearing an offside position, burst into the box and volleyed the ball into the far corner.In the 40th minute, AC Milan extended their lead when Leo struck again, setting up Giroud from close range from the left of the penalty area.In first-half stoppage time, AC Milan, increasingly comfortable on the pitch, added a second goal through a counter-attack, teo’s assist over six Lazio defenders, giroud in front of the goal to complete the “double”.In the 64th minute, biancocelesti’s main striker Mobile was forced to retire because of an ankle injury.On the contrary, in the 79th minute, AC Milan scored the fourth goal, using a set-piece opportunity, Casey scored.Milan beat lazio 4-0 and will now play inter in the only two-legged semi-final.Coach Fabio Pioli said the Derby win had brought momentum, belief and determination to the coppa Italia semi-final. “Apart from the individual qualities of the players, great team spirit has made a real difference to the team,” he said.(after)