AC Milan followed up their derby win over Inter perfectly by beating Lazio 4-0 in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, setting up a rematch against their city rivals in the semi-finals over two legs.
Rafael Leao opened the scoring and Olivier Giroud netted twice in five minutes just before the break to put the game past the away side, with Franck Kessie securing the Rossoneri’s fourth in the second half. Below are the best stats from the win, via the official site…
➤ Milan won a game by a margin of at least in all competitions for the first time since May against Torino in Serie A (7-0 in this case).
➤ Rafael Leão has scored 9 goals in 2021-22 in all competitions. The Portuguese set his new single-season goalscoring record with a ‘top five’ club in European leagues.
➤ Olivier Giroud is only the third Milan player capable of scoring in four consecutive starts at San Siro in the last ten seasons (after Zlatan Ibrahimović in October 2020 and Hakan Çalhanoğlu in July 2020).
➤ Rafael Leão has been involved in 14 goals this season in all competitions (nine goals and five assists), more appearances than any other season with a ‘top five’ club in European leagues.
➤ Olivier Giroud has scored ten goals in eight competitive matches with Milan at the Meazza. The Frenchman has also scored two or more goals in two consecutive games for the first time since January 2013 when he played for Arsenal.
➤ Theo Hernández has provided his 8th assist in 2021-22 in all competitions, more than in any other season with a club in Europe’s ‘top five’ leagues.
➤ Frank Kessie has scored 3 goals in his last 3 appearances for Milan in all competitions, as in his previous 20 appearances this season.
➤ Alessio Romagnoli provided his first assist of the season in all competitions and his first-ever Coppa Italia assist of his career.
➤ Milan finished the first half with a three-goal lead for the second time this season, after the Serie A match against Cagliari (4-1 in this case).