Inter 2-1 Milan: Eriksen's free-kick wins Coppa Italia quarter-final

Christian Eriksen goes from zero to hero for Inter Milan as his stunning 97th-minute free-kick earns Coppa Italia quarter-final win over rivals AC after bad-tempered clash – with Zlatan Ibrahimovic SENT OFF after earlier clashing with Romelu Lukaku

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired AC Milan ahead with a low 31st minute strike
  • Before half-time Ibrahimovic clashed with Romelu Lukaku as the former Manchester United team-mates butted heads and exchanged heated words
  • Ibrahimovic was shown a second yellow card after the break for a cynical foul
  • Lukaku equalised for Inter Milan from the penalty spot on 71 minutes
  • Eriksen stepped up in the seventh minute of stoppage time to seal last four place 

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off before forgotten man Christian Eriksen fired a dramatic late winner to earn Inter Milan a 2-1 victory in a fiery Coppa Italia quarter-final in the San Siro on Tuesday.

Ibrahimovic’s match started in typically clinical fashion in front of goal after the evergreen Swede superbly fired home in the 31st minute to give Milan the lead – his eighth goal in seven appearances for Milan against Inter in all competitions.

As the first half drew to a close, Ibrahimovic was booked for his part in a clash with Inter’s Romelu Lukaku, with the pair, former team mates at Manchester United, continuing their argument down the tunnel at halftime.

Christian Eriksen celebrates his last-gasp winner for Inter Milan with team-mate Ashley Young

The Dane slotted home a sensational free-kick in the seventh minute of stoppage time

His goal sealed a 2-1 win over AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-final encounter

Both seemed to have calmed down after the break, but Ibrahimovic picked up his second yellow for a trip on Aleksandar Kolarov and was sent off in the 58th minute.

Inter took advantage of the extra man, with their top goalscorer Lukaku firing a 71st-minute penalty into the net off the underside of the crossbar to equalise.

Inter bombarded the Milan goal but could not find a winner until substitute Eriksen stepped up with a free kick in the seventh minute of stoppage time to book his side a semi-final clash with either Juventus or SPAL who play on Wednesday.

The game’s major flash point occurred near the end of the first half though when former Manchester United team-mates Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku went head to head as they stared each other down furiously.

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were involved in a verbal joust before they bumped heads having not seen eye-to-eye, which resulted in both being booked by referee Paolo Valeri.

Even once the half-time whistle blew, the feud had not settled, with Lukaku trying to chase the Swede down the tunnel.

The 27-year-old could be heard telling the AC Milan striker ‘f*** you and your wife, you little b****’ as his Inter team-mates had to hold him back. 

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