Inter had made a proposal to scrap the away goals rule in the Coppa Italia semi-final tie ahead of the first leg, but their proposal was rejected.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri had suggested the idea to the league but that it was decided to continue on with away goals for one more season.
The away goals rule no longer applies in two-legged ties of any of the major European continental competitions, but it has stuck around for one more season in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
The rule will be scrapped from next season onwards, but for this season, it is still applicable, and with Inter having failed to score in the “away” leg of their semi-final tie against the Rossoneri, it could leave them at a slight disadvantage going into the second leg.
The Nerazzurri had in fact proposed making a last-minute change to get rid of the rule not long before the first leg was played, but this was rejected.