Milan Score Five on Alessandria to Achieve Coppa Italia Final
AC Milan ended third-tier Alessandria’s Coppa Italia dreams to achieve the ultimate following a 5- win on Tuesday, securing a 6- aggregate triumph.
Getting won the very first leg 1- thanks to Mario Balotelli’s penalty, the in-form Serie A side completed the task at San Siro as Jeremy Menez and Alessio Romagnoli scored two each, with Balotelli adding late gloss.
While there wasn’t any dispute about Menez’s measured finish and tap-in, Romagnoli’s opening close-range goal – his first for that club – elevated accusations of offside and also the linesman did initially seem to indicate just as much, before altering his mind.
Alessandria provided a spirited second-half showing, but nonetheless was a victim of another Romagnoli goal and Balotelli’s awesome finish, and can go back to Lega Pro action sitting just three points off a play-off place.
Milan haven’t won the Coppa Italia since 2003, and can aim to finish that wait once they face either city rivals Inter or Juventus – who meet on Wednesday – within the Rome final in May.
The end result extended their unbeaten run in most competitions to 12 matches, with Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men getting lost just once in 2016.
Keisuke Honda missed an excellent opportunity to place the hosts ahead inside seven minutes, the Japan worldwide in some way side-footing within the empty internet from eight yards after Juraj Kucka’s run and pass had goalie Gianmarco Vannucchi from the equation.
Alessandria beat the kind of Palermo, Genoa and Spezia enroute towards the last four and demonstrated they’d not be any pushovers this time around out either, with Christian Abbiati made to deny Vedran Celjak from the tight position.
Angelo Gregucci’s men were soon breached, though, when Menez controlled Honda’s lofted pass together with his chest and steered an attempt in to the bottom-left corner with twenty minutes gone.
The tie was effectively over just four minutes later as Romagnoli touched home from two yards out carrying out a corner, with Alessandria’s requires offside ultimately ignored.
There is further punishment in the future prior to the break, Menez – who only came back from the back injuries recently – putting the final touch on the well-labored move.
Still the visitors declined to stop the battle within the other half, pressing forward to see Manuel Fischnaller mind narrowly wide from the free-kick.
The underdogs came even nearer to a consolation right after, but despite Michele Marconi’s shot dealing with Abbiati’s legs, Mattia De Sciglio returned to obvious from the line
Along with a 4th showed up in the other finish ten minutes from time when Romagnoli forced the ball within the line carrying out a corner, while Balotelli raced off to slot in another in the dying as Mihajlovic – four occasions a champion from the competition like a player – brought his men towards the final with considerable comfort.