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Inter Milan 2-1 Fiorentina: Christian Eriksen comes off the bench to make his debut


Inter Milan 2-1 Fiorentina: Christian Eriksen comes off the bench to make his debut as Antonio Conte’s men set up Coppa Italia semi-final with Napoli

Christian Eriksen came off the bench to make his Inter Milan debut as Antonio Conte’s men made it through to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.

The Denmark star completed his £17.5million move from Tottenham on Tuesday and was immediately included in the squad to face Fiorentina.

Eriksen began the game on the bench but replaced Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez after 66 minutes as Inter earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory at the San Siro.

Christian Eriksen came off the bench to make his Inter Milan debut on Wednesday evening

Nicolo Barella is lifted into the air by Lautaro Martinez after scoring Inter Milan's second goal

Nicolo Barella is lifted into the air by Lautaro Martinez after scoring Inter Milan’s second goal

The midfielder wheels away after putting Inter 2-1 up against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia

The midfielder wheels away after putting Inter 2-1 up against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia

Nicolo Barella’s superb winner helped Inter set up a Coppa Italia semi-final meeting with Napoli.

Antonio Candreva put Inter in front on the brink of half-time, before a Martin Caceres header drew the visitors level on the hour mark.

But a blistering strike from Barella decided the quarter-final as the midfielder raced onto a headed clearance to rifle in a low shot in the 67th minute, just moments after Eriksen had come on.

Ashley Young celebrates with Antonio Candreva after the Italian gave his side the lead

Ashley Young celebrates with Antonio Candreva after the Italian gave his side the lead

Fiorentina's Martin Caceres leaps into the air after making it 1-1 at the San Siro on Wednesday

Fiorentina’s Martin Caceres leaps into the air after making it 1-1 at the San Siro on Wednesday

Young, who joined Inter from Manchester United this month, attempts to whip in a cross

Young, who joined Inter from Manchester United this month, attempts to whip in a cross

Inter, who have won the Coppa Italia on seven occasions but not since 2011, will face Napoli over two legs between February and March for a place in the final, against either Juventus or AC Milan.

More to follow. 

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte looks frustrated on the touchline during the quarter-final tie

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte looks frustrated on the touchline during the quarter-final tie

Alexis Sanchez, who is on loan from Manchester United, battles for possession of the ball

Alexis Sanchez, who is on loan from Manchester United, battles for possession of the ball

 

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