AC Milan Indulged In Verbal Spat With Inter Milan In Quaterfinal
AC Milan lost the quarterfinal match of the Italian Cup to the city rival Inter Milan with 2-1 goals. But there is a bigger loss to Rossoneri. Its star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ejected out of the match for a second booking. The match witnessed both the good and bad side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
What was the tragic incident?
At the end of first half, Ibrahimović clashed with Romelu Lukaku who also happens to be his former teammate in Manchester United. But the clash wasn’t one that occasionally happen between players of contesting teams. While nothing clear is known about the clash, but Milan representatives were seen claiming that there was nothing racial about that clash. It is to be noted that Lukaku is Black.
The match as unfolded
Ibrahimović scored a goal in the 31st minute of the first half. Soon after, the two players Ibrahimović and Lukaku indulged into a heated spat ending with referee intervening and booking both of them. But it didn’t end there as both the players again entered into a spat and this time with head-to-head clash. According to viewers, the earlier spat continued to the second half. But the second time, it resulted in ejection of Ibrahimović leaving Milan with 10 players on the ground.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli accused Inter for the spat saying that they were big enough and ugly enough. He further said that those things were common during football matches. But Inter coach Antonio Conte said that he had yet to talk to Romelu.