Coppa Italia: Romelu Lukaku's brace sees Inter Milan beat Cagliari; Holders Lazio to face Napoli in quarter-finals

  • Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Cagliari 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the Italian Cup quarter-finals

  • Antonio Conte’s side dominated from the start and took the lead after just 22 seconds when Lukaku capitalized on an error from Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez

  • Holders Lazio will face Napoli in the quarter-finals after both beat second-division teams

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Cagliari 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the Italian Cup quarter-finals.

 Coppa Italia: Romelu Lukakus brace sees Inter Milan beat Cagliari; Holders Lazio to face Napoli in quarter-finals

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring for Inter Milan. AP

Inter, who last won the trophy in 2011, will face either Fiorentina or Atalanta, who play Wednesday.

Antonio Conte’s side dominated from the start and took the lead after just 22 seconds when Lukaku capitalized on an error from Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez.

Lukaku thought he had doubled his tally 10 minutes later but it was ruled out for offside.

Inter did extend their lead in the 22nd minute when Borja Valero bundled in a cross from close range. He originally hit the underside of the crossbar but managed to turn in the rebound.

Lukaku got his second shortly after the interval before Christian Oliva reduced the deficit for Cagliari. But Andrea Ranocchia restored Inter’s three-goal advantage nine minutes from time.

Other Matches

Holders Lazio will face Napoli in the quarter-finals after both beat second-division teams.

Lazio beat Serie B struggler Cremonese 4-0, with Spanish winger Jony setting up three of the goals.

Lorenzo Insigne converted two first-half penalties to give Napoli a 2-0 win against Perugia, who are eighth in the second division.

In the other Round of 16 matches, it’s: AC Milan vs Spal; Juventus vs Udinese; and Parma vs Roma.

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Updated Date: Jan 15, 2020 08:01:14 IST