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Milan Derby On Cards For Coppa Italia Quarter Finals

The 2017-18 Coppa Italia draw has been made and we have the potential of a Derby della Madonnina quarter-final followed by a meeting with Lazio or Fiorentina in the semi-final.

This is a really good draw for Inter. With no European football to get distracted by, and with Juventus, Roma and Napoli all in the other half of the draw, there is no reason why Inter should not go all our for a tournament that they have not won since 2011. Especially since they only have to play five matches to win the competition!

Inter’s Expected Path To Coppa Italia Final
Since we know the complete draw and assuming that every tie is won by the team that you would expect to win (which almost certainly happens) this is what Inter’s cup schedule looks like.

Last 16 [12/13/14/19/20/21 December]: INTER vs Cagliari
(Other plausible opponents: Palermo, Venezia, Pro Vercelli)

Quarter-Final [26/27 Dec or 2/3 Jan]: Milan vs INTER
(Other plausible opponents: Chievo, Verona)

Semi-Final 1st Leg [30/31 January]: INTER vs Lazio / Fiorentina vs INTER

Semi-Final 2nd Leg [27/28 February]: Lazio vs INTER / INTER vs Fiorentina

(Other plausible opponents: Sampdoria, Bologna, SPAL)

Final [9 May]: Juventus vs INTER
(Other plausible opponents: Roma, Napoli, Atalanta)

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