Milan: Joaquin Correa’s second-half winner sent Lazio into the Coppa Italia final with a 1-0 victory over AC Milan at the San Siro Wednesday, in a game marred by away fans holding a far-right flash mob.
Correa made the breakthrough 148 minutes into the tie after a goalless first leg back in February, and Lazio are now just one win from lifting the trophy for a seventh time.
Simone Inzaghi’s men will face either Fiorentina or Atalanta in the final at their home stadium, the Stadio Olimpico, May 15, with the other semi-final level at 3-3 heading into Thursday’s second leg.
“We fully deserved qualification, but now must focus on Serie A building up to the final in our stadium,” Inzaghi said.”We could’ve taken the lead earlier, but Pepe Reina did very well in goal.”
Hardcore Lazio fans displayed a banner reading ‘Honour to Benito Mussolini’ before the game, sang fascist songs and performed the Nazi salute.
Lazio fans shouting “Honour to Benito Mussolini” and doing fascist salutes in the streets of Milano ahead of Milan-Lazio
— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) April 24, 2019
A short video circulating on social media showed the group holding up the banner, signed ‘IRR’ in a reference to the Irriducibili — Lazio’s hardcore ‘ultra’ supporters who have a long history of hard-right politics.