Italian Coppa Italia - 2nd Leg
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Lazio: Serie A club say media should not label all fans of racism and fascism

Lazio celebrate after their 1-0 win at the San Siro
Lazio celebrated after their 1-0 win at the San Siro

Lazio accused the media of a "simplistic tendency" to blame all their fans for instances of racism and fascism after incidents in the Coppa Italia semi-final win at AC Milan.

Some Lazio fans held a banner honouring former fascist leader Benito Mussolini near the city's Piazzale Loreto.

There was also racist abuse aimed at Milan's Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie at the San Siro.

Lazio said they distanced themselves from "behaviour and demonstrations".

The club added in a statement: "Lazio reject and contest the simplistic tendency of the media to consider the entire Lazio fanbase responsible for the actions of a few isolated elements, for motivation that has nothing to do with passion for sport.

"The club has always fought for the respect of law and fairness in behaviour."

Joaquin Correa's 58th-minute goal secured a 1-0 win for Lazio in the second leg - and 1-0 on aggregate.

The Serie A game between Milan and Lazio at the San Siro earlier this month finished with the home side winning 1-0, with both Bakayoko and Kessie holding up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi's shirt like a trophy after the final whistle.

They were fined a total of 86,000 euros (£74,350) for the incident.

Earlier this month, Juventus teenager Moise Kean was racially abused in a game at Cagliari, with his team-mate Leonardo Bonucci widely condemned for then saying it was partly the striker's fault.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 25Reina
  • 22MusacchioBooked at 70mins
  • 33CaldaraSubstituted forCutroneat 65'minutes
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 2CalabriaSubstituted forContiat 40'minutes
  • 79Kessié
  • 14BakayokoBooked at 79mins
  • 93Laxalt
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 7Castillejo AzuagaSubstituted forCalhanogluat 57'minutes
  • 19Piatek

Substitutes

  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 11Borini
  • 12Conti
  • 16Bertolacci
  • 17Zapata
  • 20Abate
  • 21Biglia
  • 39Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 63Cutrone
  • 68Rodríguez
  • 90Donnarumma
  • 99Donnarumma

Lazio

  • 1Strakosha
  • 3Ramos MarchiBooked at 37mins
  • 33Acerbi
  • 15Jacinto Quissanga
  • 27Orestes Caldeira
  • 21Milinkovic-SavicSubstituted forParoloat 15'minutes
  • 6Leiva
  • 10Romero AlconchelSubstituted forBadeljat 85'minutes
  • 19Lulic
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forCaicedoat 75'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 17Immobile

Substitutes

  • 4Gabarrón Gil
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 14Durmisi
  • 16Parolo
  • 20Caicedo
  • 23Guerrieri
  • 24Proto
  • 25Badelj
  • 30Neto
  • 32Cataldi
  • 66Cavaco Jordao
  • 77Marusic
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
61,045

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamLazio
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 24th April 2019

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