Milan have enjoyed a great run of form since adding Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek in the January transfer window. For example, Piatek has scored seven goals in his first six games. On Tuesday night Milan clashed with Lazio in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. This tactical analysis will look at why the game ended in a goalless draw.


Coppa Italia 2018/19 Lazio Milan Tactical Analysis Statistics

Simone Inzaghi had to change quite a bit from his normal XI. Patric and Bastos were both played in unfamiliar positions in the three-man defence while Romulo started in place of the normal right wing-back Adam Marusic. Joaquin Correa was preferred to Luis Alberto as Ciro Immobile’s understudy up front.

Gennaro Gattuso has found what seems to be his preferred XI in recent weeks but this game saw Diego Laxalt and Fabio Borini start on the left flank rather than Ricardo Rodriguez and Hakan Calhanoglu.

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