The semi-finals of the Coppa Italia get underway as arch-rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan meet for the first leg fixture at the San Siro on Tuesday.
This will be the second season in a row featuring the Derby Della Madonnina in the cup competition, with Inter Milan knocking out the Rossoneri from the quarter-finals last season.
Both sides played out a draw in their previous Serie A outings, with Inter playing out a goalless draw at Genoa and Milan earning a point at home against Udinese thanks to Rafael Leão’s goal.
The Milan rivals occupy the top two spots in the league standings at the moment, with the Nerazzurri trailing Milan by two points but with a game in hand. So, the stakes are high for this game.
The two rivals have squared off 230 times in competitive fixtures so far. Inter hold the upper hand with a narrow 84-78 lead Oin wins while the spoils have been shared 8 times in this fixture.
Milan have been the better side in the Coppa Italia, recording 10 wins over their city rivals, who have emerged victorious on eight occasions. Seven games have ended in draws.
They last met in Serie A action in February, with Olivier Giroud’s second-half brace securing a 2-1 comeback win for Milan.
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