Two former Manchester United strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku clashed in the Milan derby which ended 2-1 in favour of Inter Milan. The two strikers were involved in an ugly clash before the winning goal came from Christian Eriksen.
The goal came in the 97th-minute of the game to give Inter Milan victory in a dramatic Coppa Italia Milan derby. Former Tottenham midfielder and Paris Saint-Germain target Eriksen came off the bench to score a superb free-kick to push Inter Milan to the semi-finals.
It was virtually the final act of a match in which Ibrahimovic scored, became embroiled in an unseemly spat with former Manchester United team-mate Lukaku, and was then sent off.
Ibrahimovic put AC Milan in front with a clinical finish in the 31st minute, his eighth goal in seven appearances against Inter ensuring his side led at the interval.
Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic Clash in Milan Derby
He was then booked for his part in a head-to-head clash with Lukaku, who had to be pulled away as he tried to confront the former Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United striker.
Ibrahimovic was given a red card after 13 minutes into the second for a reckless tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov. The red card affected the team as Inter Milan capitalised on it and finally won the game.
It was Eriksen’s first goal of the season since the start of the season, and he has only played four games this season which is one reason Pochettino wants to sign him to Paris Saint Germain.
He has been linked with a move back to England but Inter boss Antonio Conte refused from leaving. Conte said: “I have been repeating for a month that no-one will arrive and no-one will leave,” said the Italian.”
“He is a very intelligent player, he has the quality, and he is part of the project.” AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli came after the match to say Ibrahimovic said sorry to his team-mates after the match for getting sent off.
Stefano said: “He apologised like the great champion he is. He got a bit caught up in the desire to help the team,” added Pioli.