The first leg ended 0-0 on March 1, so because the away goals rule still applies in the Coppa Italia semi-final this season, the Rossoneri would go through with a score draw here. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alessio Romagnoli, Samu Castillejo, Simon Kjaer and Alessandro Florenzi were still injured, with Franck Kessie moved into a more advanced role.
It took just four minutes to break the deadlock, Matteo Darmian’s low cross from the right finding Lautaro Martinez for a splendid right-foot volley from 12 yards to beat Mike Maignan at the near post.
That also meant we could not get extra time, as that was only possible with 0-0 after 90 minutes.
Handanovic used his leg to parry a Leao angled drive at the near post, then got down brilliantly to beat away the Alexis Saelemaekers strike on the volley from the edge of the box.
Nicolò Barella’s half-volley flashed over the bar after Theo Hernandez was booked for bringing down Tucu Correa on the counter.
Milan were pouring forward, Theo Hernandez rapid give and go allowing him to get the pass through for Kessie, denied by Perisic’s sliding block practically on the line. Leao also tested Handanovic again, but Inter scored from the counter of that move, Correa’s through ball allowing Lautaro Martinez to spring the offside trap and dink the finish over Maignan.
Lautaro Martinez almost completed a hat-trick in first half stoppages, his glancing header on a Calhanoglu corner flashing across the face of goal.
After the restart, Lautaro Martinez stung Maignan’s gloves at the near post on the counter, but Milan did have the ball in the net on 67 minutes.
A set play hit Fikayo Tomori on the chest and landed at the feet of Bennacer to drill in from the edge of the box. The Inter players protested for handball, but it was an offside position that prompted the VAR on-field review. Pierre Kalulu was not technically in the path of the shot, but he was considered to be impeding Handanovic’s view and the goal was therefore disallowed.
Instead, Inter added a third on the counter when Brozovic ran onto the Arturo Vidal through ball and rolled across from the right for substitute Robin Gosens to meet it from a yard, although Kalulu might’ve got the final touch.
Giroud had a couple more headers off target, but just like their recent Serie A form, goals are becoming a real problem for Milan.
Inter 3-0 Milan (3-0 agg)
Lautaro Martinez 4, 40 (I), Gosens 82 (I)
Inter: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni (D’Ambrosio 79); Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu (Vidal 73), Perisic (Gosens 79); Correa (Alexis Sanchez 70), Lautaro Martinez (Dzeko 70)
Milan: Maignan; Calabria (Gabbia 73), Kalulu, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer (Krunic 73), Tonali (Brahim Diaz 46); Saelemaekers (Messias 46), Kessié, Leao (Lazetic 86); Giroud