The Coppa Italia semifinals begin on Tuesday with the Derby della Madonnina as AC Milan host Inter Milan in the first leg live on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+. The second leg is set for April 20, and the winner of this tie will face either Fiorentina or Juventus in the final as those two play their first leg of the semis on Wednesday. Inter and Milan just met on Feb 5. in Serie A play, with Milan scoring two late goals to come from behind and secure a 2-1 win.
Here’s our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch
Date: Tuesday, March 1 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: San Siro — Milan, Italy
TV: CBS Sports Network | Live stream: Paramount+
Coppa Italia outright odds
Courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
- Juventus: +163
- Inter Milan: +188
- AC Milan: +300
- Fiorentina: +650
AC Milan: This is a big match — that goes without saying — but what type of Milan will we see considering arguably their biggest game of the season comes just days later on Sunday? Milan enter this semifinal also sitting in second place in Serie A. They play first-place Napoli this weekend in a match that could end up being a turning point in the Scudetto race. On the injury front, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has missed six matches due to an Achilles’ tendon issue, so getting him back before long will be crucial to their title hopes. Milan got the best of Inter last time with Olivier Giroud’s double, and you can expect the French striker to get the chance to make another big splash.
Inter Milan: Inter enter this match on a poor run of form, having won just one of their last six games. They’ve failed to score in three straight matches with their goal drought stretching to 313 minutes. So what better way to get on track than to beat your rival in a match that puts you on the brink of the final and gives you momentum ahead of the weekend? In order to do that, the creativity will need to be better, but the execution at both ends too. This team feels like it is in a little funk, like it needs a wake-up call. Keep an eye on them early and if we can see that comfort that has been missing. If it is still missing, then their chances are slim.
AC Milan get on the board first, but Inter salvage a draw thanks to a late Edin Dzeko header. Pick: AC Milan 1, Inter Milan 1