MILAN - It was an excellent win for Inter, who beat Cagliari in their Coppa Italia round of 16 clash thanks to Romelu Lukaku's brace and goals from Borja Valero and Ranocchia.
We've teamed up with Opta to provide you with all the facts and figures that you need to know following the match:
- Since 2008/09, Inter have made it through their straight knockout ties in the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia on eleven out of twelve occasions: the only time this didn't happen was in 2014 against Udinese.
- Cagliari have been eliminated on five out of six occasions when they’ve been involved in a one-legged affair at the round of 16 stage of the Coppa Italia: their success over Sampdoria in 1995 is the only time they’ve progressed.
- Romelu Lukaku’s goal after 21 seconds is the fastest to have been scored by a Serie A player in all competitions this season.
- Only Immobile (six) has scored more braces than Romelu Lukaku (five) this season when all Italian competitions are taken into account.
- Lukaku is the first Inter player to score a double on his debut in the Coppa Italia since Lautaro Martinez achieved the same feat against Benevento in January 2019.
- Yesterday evening, Borja Valero scored in the Coppa Italia for the first time in 2582 days: his last goal in the competition came as a Fiorentina player against Udinese in December 2012.
- 25% of the goals Andrea Ranocchia has scored for Inter have come in the Coppa Italia (3/12).
- Sebastiano Esposito is the youngest player to play a Coppa Italia match for Inter since Federico Bonazzoli featured against Trapani in December 2013.