"Ibra" and Lukaku just before a fight - match winner Eriksen
- Title : "Ibra" and Lukaku just before a fight - match winner Eriksen
The most interesting persona before this city derby concerned Milan. With the Rossoneri Tatarusanu stood for the barred Donnarumma in the gate. They looked forward to the duel between the two goal scorers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku.
It took a while before the game picked up speed. In the 13th minute, Milan came close to the lead, but Diaz missed after Ibrahimovic's cross with his shoulder, the leather flew just past the far corner. In the 20th minute, Kjaer had to be replaced due to an injury, Tomori came into play.
Lukaku leaves out, Ibrahimovic hits
And the newly formed Milan defense got a lot to do. Lukaku received the ball with his back to the goal, delayed deftly and completed from eleven meters through Romagnoli's legs. Keeper Tatarusanu cleared quickly with a foot defense (25th). Shortly after, Romagnoli blocked another attempt by Lukaku just barely to the corner.
Inter was on the trigger - but the goal fell on the other side. The Nerazzurri did not get the ball out of danger. Meité headed the leather to Ibrahimovic, who was lurking in the penalty area, who pulled from 16 meters and hit the far corner to make it 1-0 for Milan.
Skirmish for minutes between Ibra and Lukaku
Inter was not particularly deterred and was unlucky that Theo cleared the Sanchez header on the line (37th). Immediately before the break, things went really well, but that had no sporting background. Lukaku turned down an apology after a foul committed on him, whereupon Ibrahimovic apparently intervened. The two fought an endless battle of words, briefly fighting each other in the best cockfighting manner even with their heads. Both saw yellow, so Lukaku is missing in the semifinals. The skirmish never ended on the way into the cabins, the gestures even indicated an appointment for a hearty fight in the cabin wing.
It was almost obvious that either of them would not finish the game. The relatively harmless reason alone was surprising: Ibrahimovic fouled Kolarov a little clumsily in midfield, but showing the traffic light card was a tough decision (58th). Milan goalkeeper Tatarusanu had previously destroyed a free-kick chance from Kolarov (50th) and an opportunity from Sanchez (51st), then Perisic headed over the goal in the majority (67th).
The equalizer and an injured Referee
But in the 71st minute it was done. Barella fell in the duel against Leao, after VAR intervention there was the due penalty. Lukaku sank the leather with lath contact in the upper left corner to 1: 1. Five minutes later the game was over for referee Valeri (thigh injury) and he had to be replaced by a colleague.
In the closing stages, Inter threw everything forward again, but substitute Lautaro Martinez failed in ten minutes of stoppage time, as did Lukaku on the outstanding Tatarusanu. Immediately before the end, someone managed to overcome the goalkeeper. Eriksen circled a free kick caused by Kessié from 19 meters over the wall so accurately that the Romanian didn't even react - a cream of the crop for the Dane, who was controversial at Inter!