MILAN - As we await the Serie A opener against Genoa on 21 August, the Nerazzurri's path in the 2021/22 Coppa Italia has been announced.
Simone Inzaghi's team will enter the competition in January 2022 at the round of 16. Every round will be played as straight knockout games except the semi-finals, which will have a home and away leg.
The 2021/22 Coppa Italia final is scheduled for Wednesday 11 May 2022.
Inter, the competition's second seed, are in the right-hand side of the draw and will play on the 12 or 19 of January against the winner of the round-of-32 tie on 5 December.
The reigning champions of Italy will face off against one of these teams: Empoli, LR Vicenza, Hellas Verona, Como or Catanzaro.
The top seeds on Inter's side of the draw are Roma (with a possible meeting in the quarter-final), AC Milan and Lazio (with a possible meeting in the semi-final).
2021/22 COPPA ITALIA KEY DATES
Round of 16 - Wednesday 12 January or Wednesday 19 January 2022
Quarter-finals - Wednesday 9 February 2022
Semi-finals - Wednesday 2 March, Wednesday 20 April 2022
Final - Wednesday 11 May 2022