Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Giuseppe Meazza when Milan and Inter, the two bitter rivals, meet in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. Both sides have been struggling to find their best form of late and it has to be noted that Milan head into the Derby della Madonnina following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Verona and Atalanta. The Rossoneri have slim chances of winning Scudetto and, no doubt, they want to save the season by winning the Italian Cup. The Nerazzurri, on the other hand, are on a three-game winless run in the Serie A ahead of the local derby, but a win over their fiercest rivals will help Luciano Spalletti’s men regain confidence. As always, a close match is on the cards and we predict that the winner will be decided in the extra time. It has to be noted that Milan and Inter shared the spoils in two of their last three meetings in the Italian top flight.
Highlighted Player (Leonardo Bonucci):
Over the years Leonardo Bonucci has established himself as one of Juve’s key defenders. The 190-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a right back as well, was born in Viterbo on 1 May, 1987 and he started his senior career at Inter. However, he made no more than one league appearance for the Nerrazzurri between 2005 and 2009. After ending his loan spells with the likes of Treviso and Pisa, he joined Bari in 2009 and he scored one goal in 38 league games for the club. Juventus signed him in July, 2010 for a fee of €15.5 million. Leonardo Bonucci won his fifth Scudetto with Juve in the 2015/2016 season and he played in the 2014/2015 Champions League final against Barcelona. However, the Bianconeri were beaten by Barca in the title game. Bonucci made his Italy debut on 3 March, 2010 and two years later he participated in the Euro 2012 final against Spain. The Azzurri were hammered by Vicente del Bosque’s troops 4-0 in the Olympic Stadium clash.
Highlighted Team (Inter Milan):
Internazionale Milano, known as Internazionale, Inter or Inter named Milan, is a football club from Italy, founded on March 9, 1908 by a number of "rebels" who did not like in the regulations of the Milan Cricket and Football Club, now known as AC Milan. The main objection was that no foreign players were allowed. In 1928 the club merged with US Milanese and strongly entered a time when Ambrosiana-Inter survived. The club, nicknamed the Nerazzurri or the blue / blacks has had many successes. This is how Inter Milan won 18 national titles, seven times the Italian Cup, the UEFA Cup 3x, and 3x times the Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup I.