Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashed heads with fellow ex-Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in a fiery Milan
derby. The pair butted heads literally just before half-time at the San Siro, resulting in both being shown a
Lukaku reacted to what seemed likes a gentle shove from Milan center-back Alessio Romagnoli.
Ibrahimovic put his head towards the face of Lukaku, angering the Belgium star Lukaku, who picked up
a booking. That means Lukaku would miss the semi-finals if Inter reached them.
And it highlighted the fiercely-competitive nature of this contest between the Serie A’s top two sides.
Nicolo Barella also got involved by trying to hold Lukaku back while Fikayo Tomori tried to hold back
As the first half drew to a close, both players continued to be restrained as the teams went down the
tunnel for half-time, Lukaku could clearly be heard by the on-pitch microphone saying to the Swede:
“Well let’s go inside you b*tch!”,
in an invitation to engage in a further confrontation in the tunnel.
Lukaku was also heard saying: ‘He wants to talk about mothers? Son of a b****.’ Ibrahimovic had earlier
told Lukaku: ‘Go do your voodoo shit, you little donkey”.’
Referee Paolo Valeri attempted to regain some semblance of control by issuing both players a yellow card,
Lukaku is now set to miss Inter’s next match in the competition.