Rey Manaj’s brace secured the Nerazzurri a 2-2 draw with Lazio at the Breda to seal their place in the Coppa Italia final

SESTO SAN GIOVANNI – Inter are through to the Primavera TIM Cup final after a 2-2 draw with Lazio at the Breda in the second leg of their semi-final tie. The result meant the Nerazzurri sealed a 3-2 aggregate win to set up a showdown with either Fiorentina or Juventus in the final.

After a goalless first half, Stefano Vecchi’s side took the lead in the 69th minute through Rey Manaj, who was scoring his first goal in the Nerazzurri shirt. Lazio turned the tie on its head minutes later, as Cali headed home from a corner on 74 minutes to level the scores on the day and then struck again less than 60 seconds later.

The Nerazzurri wasted no time in hitting back, however, as Manaj stabbed home from inside the Lazio box 11 minutes from time. There followed a tense last ten minutes, with Germoni, Pinamonti and Cali all seeing red, but there was to be no denying Inter their date with Coppa Italia destiny.

INTER 2-2 LAZIO (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Manaj 69, 79, Cali 74, 75.

INTER: 1 Radu; 2 Gyamfi, 5 Gravillon, 6 Popa, 3 Miangue; 7 Zonta, 8 Gnoukouri (Pinamonti 76), 4 Bonetto; 11 Bakayoko (Tchaoule 81), 9 Manaj, 10 Baldini (Vanheusden 90+2). 
Subs not used: 12 Pissardo, 13 Mattioli, 14 Sobacchi, 17 Emmers, 18 Delgado, 19 Kouame, 20 Appiah, 21 Leoni, 22 Rapaic.
Coach: Stefano Vecchi.

LAZIO: 1 Matosevic; 2 Dovidio, 5 Mattia, 6 Quaglia (Sarac 66), 3 Germoni; 10 Murgia, 4 Rokavec (Beqiri 88), 8 Folorunsho (Cali 66); 11 Manoni, 9 Rossi, 7 Palombi.
Subs not used: 12 Borrelli, 13 Cotani, 14 Petro, 15 Keca, 17 Ennali, 18 Impallomeni, 19 Bernardi, 21 Cardoselli, 23 Bezziccheri.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.

Yellow cards: Gnoukouri 32, Cali 75.
Red cards: Germoni 87, Pinamonti 87, Cali 90+4.
Added time: 1 + 5 mins.

Referee: Antonello Balice (Termoli).
Assisants: Macaddino, Evoli.

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