Abate: ‘Lazio stronger than Roma’

Ignazio Abate believes Lazio “have more technique and are more solid than Roma,” as Milan target a place in the Coppa Italia Final.

The Rossoneri face Lazio in the Coppa Italia semi-final this evening after the first leg ended goalless.

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“It’ll be a very difficult match, as we know that we’re facing a strong side,” Abate told Rai Sport and Milan TV.

Milan already played at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening with a 2-0 victory over Lazio’s city rivals Roma in Serie A.

“This will be tougher than on Sunday against Roma. The Biancocelesti have more technique and are probably more solid than Roma.

“Lazio were built to go into the Champions League. We are coming here with great humility and respect, but at the same time fully aware of our own strengths and positive period of form.

“We’ll try to play our cards and can’t wait to get on the pitch. When you prepare well for a big game, you feel ready.”

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