Inter v Milan: previous derbies in the Coppa Italia


MILAN – Everything remains to be seen between the two teams, since the first leg ended without a goal. Thus, an intense duel is expected in the Coppa Italia semi-finals which will mark the 27th time Inter will face Milan in Coppa competition. Likewise, in this match, the away goals rule will be applied.

In the last 26 meetings between the two teams, Inter have won 8 times, drawn 8 others and Milan have won 10. This is the second time the two clubs have met in the semi-finals, and the The truth is that the last time Rossoneri claimed victory was in 1984/85. However, in the last Coppa match, the Nerazzurri prevailed over their opponents in the quarter-finals thanks to a splendid goal from a set piece by Chris Eriksen.

The first Coppa Italia game was in 1958, when Inter won the first leg (1-0 and 2-1) against Milan in 1974 thanks to a goal from Roberto Boninsegna and two goals from Sandro Mazzolla. The two Milan clubs met in only one final, played in 1977. It was then that AC Milan took victory in what was the last game of Mazzola’s career and the last of Nereo Rocco with the Rossoneri.


Before this season’s first leg draw, the last Coppa Italia game between the two teams was played on January 26, 2021 in the quarter-finals. Inter won the semi-final tie late in the game with a comeback that denied Milan’s opening goal (courtesy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic), signed by Romelo Lukaku. This, in turn, forced extra time, allowing Eriksen to score the winning goal in the 97th minute.


While Patrick Cutrone’s winning goal was essential for Milan to reach the semi-finals in 2017, the previous intense quarter-final was played in 2020. Inter then won the first leg 3-2 thanks to goals from Christian Vieri (a superb left-footed goal served by Alvaro Recoba’s assist), Adrian Mutu (who created his goalscorer for Inter that day), and Clarence Seedorf’s (a brilliant shot from a stopped foot). 1, was scored by Roberto Baggio’s goal to make it 1-1.


There is always a first time to look back on the Coppa Italia meetings between the two clubs. For example, in 1981/82, Inter and Milan met in the first round of the competition, and it was in the same season that Inter had to face Turin in the final of the competition. In the derby against Milan, which ended 2-2, it was Giuseppe Bergomi himself who opened his goalscoring record for the club. Two of the 28 goals scored by the Club defender have come against local Coppa Italia rivals. With his goal on September 6, 1981, Inter equalized after goals from Walter Novellino, Alessandro Altobelli and Joe Jordan.


Milan spent the entire 1980/81 season in Serie B, meaning the only Milan derby was in the Coppa Italia. Then Inter won the victory thanks to Altobelli’s goal on September 7, 1980 in the second round of the competition.


The only Coppa Italia final between the two clubs dates back to 1977. In this edition, it was Rossoneri who beat Inter 2-0. Moreover, it was also the last match of Mazzola’s illustrious footballing career, who said goodbye to the club in a white shirt in honor of his time at the club.


The first victory of the season came in the Coppa match on January 23, 1974, with goals scored by Boninsegna. In this edition, a total of 4 league and cup matches have taken place in which Inter have emerged victorious on each occasion, and it was thanks to the tireless Boninsegna, who always found the goal in matches against Milano.

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