Lazio beat AC Milan to reach Italian Cup final

MILAN (AP) — Lazio reached the Italian Cup final by beating AC Milan 1-0 away on Wednesday night, dealing the hosts another setback.

Joaquin Correa scored the only goal of the two-legged tie shortly before the hour mark to send Lazio through to the final against either Atalanta or Fiorentina.

Milan have won just one of their past seven matches in all competition and risk slipping out of the Champions League qualifying positions.

“We were embarrassing, we have to take responsibility,” Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said. “It’s a bad period for us but we have to turn the page.

“Tonight hardly anything worked, we struggled in attack and in defence. It was a performance to forget.”

Lazio dominated the match at San Siro and Milan had goalkeeper Pepe Reina to thank for keeping the scoreline down.

“It’s a great achievement,” Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi said. “We fully deserved to win. The best player on the pitch was Reina, (Lazio goalkeeper Thomas) Strakosha didn’t even make a save.”