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90' + 4'
A. Onana
Yellow Card
90' + 1'
J. Correa
Yellow Card
B. Soppy
Yellow Card
Lautaro Martínez
Yellow Card
M. Darmian
Lautaro Martínez
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Match Stats

50% 49%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 1
Total Passes 505 503
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That's all for today, goodbye!
Atalanta will be disappointed in their performance, failing to score for the first time since October 23. Inter are the first team to qualify for the final four and will face Juventus or Lazio in the semi-finals. Inter host Milan in the league next, while Atalanta will travel to Sassuolo.
Inter were in complete control of the first half but could not find the goal they wanted. Calhanoglu came closest to scoring as he struck the post with a powerful effort from outside the box minutes before the break. Atalanta were disappointing to say the least in the first period as they did not even manage a shot on target. The visitors could not find their rhythm in the first 45 minutes and it was the same story for them in the second period. The home side finally got their breakthrough in the 57th minute as Darmian finished well with his left foot from the edge of the area. The goal was enough for Inter to hold onto and they progress to the semi-finals.
A. Onana
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Onana is shown a yellow card for time wasting.
90' + 3' Atalanta just cannot seem to get the ball into a dangerous position for their forwards to attack. Inter are doing well to defend with a lot of players in front of their goal.
J. Correa
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Correa sees yellow after a late challenge on Muriel.
90' There will be a minimum of five additional minutes.
B. Soppy
Yellow Card
90' Soppy goes into the referee's book after a clumsy challenge near the halfway line.
89' Maehle receives the ball on the edge of the box but his shot is well wide of the target, much to the disappointment of his team-mates and manager.
87' Inter slowly drop back towards their own goal to ensure they keep their lead to the full-time whistle. Atalanta still do not seem too threatening.
J. Correa
Lautaro Martínez
85' Correa replaces Martinez as Inzaghi does not want to risk the striker getting sent off.
84' Barella and Martinez are furious in the box after Dimarco goes for goal instead of cutting the ball back. Barella hits the ground numerous times in anger.
Lautaro Martínez
Yellow Card
82' Martinez receives a yellow card after arguing back to the referee.
81' Atalanta cannot hold possession for long enough to build a decent attack. They are relying on counter-attacks, which are not working for them either.
79' Dimarco whips in an in-swinging cross from a deep free-kick, but Atalanta do well to get the ball out of the box and stop the attack.
77' Play now resumes as Mkhitaryan is able to continue for Inter.
D. D'Ambrosio
D. Dumfries
77' D'Ambrosio replaces Dumfries on the right side for Inter.
76' Mkhitaryan is on the ground and receiving treatment from the physios for a head injury.
74' Inter are slowing the tempo of the match down as they look to see their lead through now.
B. Soppy
G. Scalvini
72' Scalvini makes way for Soppy in the Atalanta defence.
K. Asllani
H. Çalhanoğlu
72' Asllani comes on for man of the match contender Calhanoglu in the midfield for Inter.
71' Barella plays a brilliant line-breaking pass to find Gosens in the box, but the wing-back's touch is slightly too heavy and Atalanta clear the danger.
E. Džeko
R. Lukaku
71' Dzeko replaces Lukaku to lead the line with Martinez.
F. Dimarco
R. Gosens
71' Dimarco comes on for Gosens at left wing-back for Inter.
68' SAVE! Onana does well to catch Lookman's deflected strike as the goalkeeper dived early but reacted in time to stop the shot.
L. Muriel
J. Boga
67' Muriel comes on for Boga in the Atalanta attack.
H. Hateboer
67' Ederson comes on for Hateboer to give Atalanta more attacking options.
65' CLOSE! Atalanta work a short free-kick routine, allowing Boga to get closer to goal before shooting. He drives into the box but his attempt can only hit the side netting of Onana's goal!
63' Atalanta are starting to get on the front foot now and progress the ball forward. Lookman wins a free-kick in a good position.
61' Mkhitaryan fires a powerful shot from outside of the box, but his effort goes wide of the left post. Musso would have struggled to keep it out if it was on target.
59' Atalanta have failed to win in their last four matches when conceding the opening goal in the Coppa Italia dating back to April 25, 2019 against Fiorentina.
Lautaro Martínez
57' Martinez does well to protect the ball with his body before passing to Darmian, who is unmarked. The defender makes no mistake with his finish to give Inter a deserved lead!
M. Darmian
57' GOALLL!! 1-0 INTER!! DARMIAN!! Inter finally break the deadlock after a brilliant finish from Darmian! Martinez lays the ball off to the defender on the edge of the box and Darmian shoots first-time with his weaker foot across the goal to beat Musso.
57' CHANCE! Lukaku rises highest in the middle of the box to win Gosens' cross, but his header is straight at Musso!
R. Højlund
D. Zapata
55' Hojlund comes on for Zapata to lead the Atalanta frontline.
A. Lookman
M. Pašalić
54' Lookman replaces Pasalic in the front three for Atalanta.
54' CHANCE! Maehle has a great opportunity to at least test Onana from inside the box after the goalkeeper makes a mistake, but he leans back while shooting and fires over the bar!
53' Zapata loses the ball after De Vrij is too strong and pushes him out of the way. Inter try to attack quickly with Barella and Lukaku, but the striker's first touch is poor and the chance goes away.
51' CLOSE! Gosen shoots with the outside of his left foot after the rebound from a corner falls to him on the edge of the box. The ball goes just past the top left corner of the goal!
50' Boga opts to shoot from the free-kick rather than send in a cross, and his effort goes way over the bar.
49' Maehle wins a free-kick just outside the box for Atalanta as he draws the foul from Darmian.
48' Inter grow in frustration after another decision by the referee goes against them. This time Lukaku is penalised for a foul on Djimsiti as he gets too physical with the defender.
46' Inter get the second half under way at San Siro!
46' Martinez appeals for a penalty after he is bundled to the ground by Toloi, but the referee is not interested in the call.
Although Lookman and Hojlund can provide much-needed quality for Atalanta off the bench, their main concerns should be their midfield. Calhanoglu and Barella have had far too much freedom the middle of the pitch and it is helping Inter keep the ball and build good attacks.
Inter were in complete control of the first half but could not find the goal they wanted. Calhanoglu came closest to scoring as he struck the post with a powerful effort from outside the box minutes before the break. Atalanta were disappointing to say the least in the first period as they did not even manage a shot on target. The visitors could not find their rhythm in the first 45 minutes but will be happy that the scoreline is still level.
45' Calhanoglu has been influential in this game so far. He has had 54 touches, completed 85 per cent of his passes, and made 16 passes in the final third.
45' There will be a minimum of one additional minute.
43' Inter create another well-worked move, this time with Gosens, Calhanoglu, and Lukaku. The striker uses his body to hold the ball up before allowing Gosens to shoot. The Germany international's attempt is wide of the right post.
41' POST! Calhanoglu smashes against the post for Inter! He shoots from the outside of the box with his left foot and beats Musso comfortably. The ball strikes the right post and Atalanta clear it away.
39' Inter work the ball out to Dumfries on the right side before flooding the box with players to try and get on the end of a cross. The right-back sends in a powerful delivery which goes inches over the head of Lukaku at the far post.
38' Calhanoglu tries his luck from close to 25 yards out, but his effort flies over Musso's goal.
36' Toloi tries to find Zapata with a low, driven pass but De Vrij uses his strength well to win the ball back for Inter.
34' Zapata is isolated in the box for Atalanta and the wide players cannot beat Dumfries and Gosens to get a dangerous cross into the striker.
R. Gosens
Yellow Card
32' Gosens receives a yellow card after a clumsy sliding challenge on Maehle.
31' Inter continue to push forward as Atalanta really struggle to retain the ball once winning possession. Calhanoglu and Barella are running the midfield in the game and Inter are trying to capitalise on their dominance.
29' NO PENALTY! Inter burst forward on the counter-attack with Barella and Calhanoglu. The latter passes to Lukaku, who lays the ball off to his strike partner. Martinez shoots first time but the ball deflects off the heel of Toloi and onto his hand. The referee says no penalty.
27' Gasperini looks livid on the touchline as he shouts at his players to wake up and challenge Inter more than they are.
25' Inter are trying to get the ball to their strikers as soon as they can, but the Atalanta defenders are staying tight to both Lukaku and Martinez.
23' Atalanta are starting to enjoy more of the ball now and are patiently trying to break Inter down. The hosts are pressing high up the pitch, leaving themselves slightly open at the back.
21' SAVE! A cross from Gosens is headed out the edge of the box, where Barella strikes the ball first time with his left foot. Musso does well to get low and catch the effort.
19' Barella shows great footwork to evade two Atalanta players before helping Inter progress forward. Atalanta are losing the midfield battles, leaving their defence to do a lot of work.
17' Maehle makes an important sliding block to stop Dumfries' low cross toward Lukaku. Atalanta are very much on the back foot in this match.
15' Both players are able to continue as the referee resumes play.
14' Play is halted as De Roon and Martinez require treatment after a clash of heads.
12' Inter are controlling the tempo of this match and playing at the pace they want. Atalanta seem to be playing too fast a game for their own good.
10' Atalanta are finding it difficult to build an attack at the moment. Inter are doing well to hold the ball up and get numbers forward to keep the ball in the opposition half.
8' Calhanoglu sends in a cross from a deep free-kick, but Djimsiti heads the ball away from danger for Atalanta.
6' CHANCE! Zapata wins the header from Koopmeiners' corner, but his effort is wide of the left post!
5' Inter have a good opportunity to break forward and Calhanoglu has the ball on the right side of the pitch. He looks to find the run of Martinez, but his pass is behind the attacker and Atalanta come away with the ball.
3' The difference in playing styles is clear to see from the get-go. Inter are looking to play more direct with long balls toward Lukaku and Martinez while Atalanta are patiently trying to pass their way out from the back.
1' Pasalic gets the game under way for Atalanta!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Atalanta have not beaten Inter since November 2018 when they won 4-1 at home. Goalscorers for Atalanta included Hateboer and Djimsiti while Gosens also started for them that day.
Inzaghi makes four changes to his Inter side that beat Cremonese as De Vrij, Barella, Gosens, and Lukaku all start. Gasperini makes just two changes to his starting 11 as Zapata and Pasalic replace Lookman and Hojlund.
SUBS: Francesco Rossi, Marco Sportiello, Memeh Okoli, Luis Muriel, Ademola Lookman, Ederson, Rasmus Hojlund, Matteo Ruggeri, Lukas Vorlicky, Merih Demiral, Brandon Soppy.
Atalanta: (3-4-3): Juan Musso; Rafael Toloi, Berat Djimsiti, Giorgio Scalvini, Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle; Jeremie Boga, Duvan Zapata, Mario Pasalic.
SUBS: Alex Cordaz, Roberto Gagliardini, Edin Dzeko, Joaquin Correa, Raoul Bellanova, Kristjan Asllani, Federico Dimarco, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Alessandro Bastoni.
Inter (3-5-2): Andre Onana; Matteo Darmian, Stefan de Vrij, Francesco Acerbi; Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Robin Gosens; Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.
Inter qualified for this round after beating Parma 2-1 after extra time. Since then, Simone Inzaghi’s side have won two of their three league games to move up to second place in Serie A and beat rivals Milan in the Super Cup final 3-0. Atalanta’s last defeat in a competitive match came against Inter just before the World Cup break, losing 3-2 at home. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven games tonight, having already scored 20 goals in their last six.
The goals of two inform strikers will likely decide this knockout game. Lautaro Martinez has scored six times in his last six games for Inter, including a brace to help them win after being a goal down to Cremonese in their last fixture. Ademola Lookman may be the most dangerous player in Italian football at the moment. He has bagged seven goals and assisted his team-mates twice in his last four appearances, helping Atalanta to move up to fourth in the table.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Coppa Italia quarter-final clash between Inter and Atalanta.