Ibrahimovic and Lukaku both receive ONE-MATCH ban after confrontation .
The Inter and AC Milan forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku
have been banned for one cup game, but could face further punishment from the Italian FA
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Both men will serve a one-match ban from the Italian domestic cup competition due to cards they picked up during the match itself, with authorities having decided that no extra punishments were needed on top of the cautions they picked up at the time.
Ibrahimovic later picked up a second yellow card for a clumsy tackle in the second half, while Lukaku was one yellow away from a suspension before the game, and so will sit out the semi-final first leg against Juventus, as will team-mate Achraf Hakimi.
The press release from the Italian Sports Judge confirmed the bookings received at the time were the only punishments recorded, meaning Lukaku and Ibrahimovic escaped additional bans following an extraordinary clash just before half-time in the derby, which Inter went on to win 2-1 thanks to a last-minute Christian Eriksen free kick.
However, the Italian Football Federation can reportedly still open an investigation to assess any possible discrimination, as they are yet to receive the referee’s report on the incident.
The former Manchester United team-mates got into it during the dying moments of the first half at the San Siro, in a highly-charged Milan derby which saw Inter come out on top 2-1 in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.
Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were involved in a verbal joust before they bumped heads having not seen eye-to-eye, which resulted in both being booked by referee Valeri.
As both were booked and pulled apart, Ibrahimovic can be heard yelling at Lukaku: ‘Go do your voodoo s***, you little donkey.’
The tension was palpable upon the half-time whistle with a livid Lukaku trying to chase Ibrahimovic down the tunnel – appearing to insinuate that the 39-year-old had made a comment about his mother.
The 27-year-old could be heard telling the AC Milan striker ‘f*** you and your wife, you little b****’ and ‘you want to speak about my mother!?’ as his Inter team-mates had to hold him back.
After the interval, tempers had calmed down but Ibrahimovic found himself in trouble just 13 minutes after the restart when he was sent off for a second bookable offence.
The veteran Swede was shown his second yellow card of the match for a trip on Inter defender Aleksandar Kolarov – in an incident that changed the whole game.