Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan went into Wednesday’s Coppa Italia quarter final against AS Roma game in poor form. They are without a win in Serie A this calendar year and were thrashed 3-1 at Atalanta on Sunday. However, they moved a step closer to their fifth Italian Cup final appearance in a row with a 2-1 quarter-final victory over AS Roma at the San Siro courtesy of goals from Adriano and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Rodrigo Taddei scored Roma’s sole goal of the match.
Roma and Inter had contested the last four Coppa Italia finals, winning two each.
Roma, who had won 1-0 on Sunday, were at virtual full strength, although of course Francesco Totti was still missing. Mirko Vucinic started as the lone frontman, supported by Simone Perrotta and the weekend’s hero Julio Baptista.