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Now the Rossoneri will face Lazio or Udinese in the next phase

Emilio Andreoli/ Getty Images - Milan players celebrating
Emilio Andreoli/ Getty Images – Milan players celebrating

This Thursday (13) Milan had to go to extra time to beat Genoa 3-1 and thus guarantee a spot in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. His opponent in the next phase will be between the win of the duel between Lazio and Udinese This was the first game of the former striker Shevchenko as a coach against Milan at the San Siro. Idol of the Rossoneri’s team and second top scorer in the club’s history, the Ukrainian was cheered by the home crowd. However, he ended up seeing his team suffer an upset.

Genoa took the lead in the 16th minute, but Milan’s equalizer came only in the second half. In the 28th minute, Theo Hernández crossed from the left on Giroud’s head, who tested for the goal: 1 to 1. Then the duel went to extra time, and the hosts had no difficulty in winning the turn. In the 11th minute of the first additional time, Rafael Leão crossed from the left and, unintentionally, covered goalkeeper Adrian Semper. At six in the second half, Theo Hernández made a good move down the left and gave his second assist of the game by serving Saelemaekers: 3 to 1.

Also this Thursday, Fiorentina thrashed Napoli 5-2, but only after going into extra time. The clash in Naples ended in a 2-2 draw in normal time, but the hosts had Lozano and Fabián Ruiz sent off in the final 10 minutes before additional time, the viola team already had Dragowski with a red card.

The visitors took the advantage and scored three goals in extra time and now face Atalanta, who passed by Venezia. Milan is now looking for its sixth Coppa Italia title. However, the team has not lifted the competition trophy since 2003. Stéfano Pioli’s team returns to the field this Monday (17), against Spezia, at home, for the Italian Championship.

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