After the goalless first leg that took place in February, Milan welcomed Lazio for the second game of the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Since then, both teams have played with a lot of oscillations in their game and they are both in the running for fourth place in Serie A that guarantees Champions League football for next season.

I Rossoneri tried to dominate the pitch with possession and to beat their opponent with a passing style, but they struggled to perform due to the great defensive organisation and transitions of the away team. This tactical analysis will show you how Lazio managed to beat Milan with their steady play and good transformations from defence to attack.


Milan Lazio Coppa Italia tactical analysis
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Both teams went into the game with formations that play with three players in the back. Milan started the game in a 3-4-3 formation, relying mostly on their attacking trio that was made up of Krzysztof Piątek, Samu Castillejo and Suso, who was their main attacking force. The midfield was held by Tiémoué Bakayoko and Franck Kessié who provided support for their attackers and were in charge of building play from the back.

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