Inter striker Romelu Lukaku will face no further action for his bust-up with AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Tuesday’s Milan derby, Serie A’s disciplinary committee confirmed today.
Lukaku and Ibrahimovic both earned themselves one-match suspensions during Inter’s Coppa Italia quarter-final win in midweek, in which there were some choice words exchanged before the pair squared up to one another.
As per Gazzetta dello Sport‘s online edition, Serie A’s sports judge has opted not to extend either player’s ban and it is now down to the FIGC’s federal prosecution office to open a case to establish what exactly happened during their spat in the first half at San Siro.
Both players were booked for their involvement in the incident and given he was one booking away from suspension, Lukaku earned an automatic suspension.
In the second half, Ibrahimovic picked up a second yellow card and was sent off.
In the event that something exceptional is deemed to be missing from referee Paulo Valeri’s post-match report, the FIGC can request footage of the incident for further investigations.
Lukaku will therefore miss Tuesday’s semi-final first leg between Inter and Juventus at San Siro, along with Achraf Hakimi who was also booked during the Nerazzurri’s 2-1 win over AC Milan.