With the crisis around the team growing there was a lot of talk of this being a must win game for Pippo Inzaghi. Whether or not winning a coppa game is a good indicator was almost lost in the build up. Honda was back from a disappointing Asian Cup and available on the bench. Injuries and poor form meant Michelangelo Albertazzi got a very rare start but frustratingly so did Sulley Muntari. The former was responsible for the first goal of the game as he handled the ball and Lazio scored the ensuing penalty. Before the half Lorik Cana got sent off for two yellows and this provided an advantage for Milan in the second half. Pazzini and Cerci each had a goal disallowed on close calls and second half positive subs – including Honda and a debut for Suso – nevertheless didn’t produce enough. What next? More about the game and its possible aftermath in its match thread and on the forum.