MILAN (AFP) - Inter Milan cruised into the zone-finals of the Coppa Italia on Sunday after beating second-tier Benevento 6-2 in a in shape played at the back of closed doors following the racist abuse of Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly closing month.

Inter ran rise up in a San Siro left empty as a part of the punishment the membership received for the monkey chants directed at Koulibaly at some stage in their 1-zero Boxing Day win over Napoli.

"That wasn t a actual suit this night," stated Inter train Luciano Spalletti. "The protagonists of the sport are the enthusiasts, who need to come and have a laugh looking the display on the pitch.

"we are able to t deprive correct humans of leisure due to the fact others disturb the in shape (with their behaviour). We want to reward that form of fan, who wishes to take a stand against the chants they don t want to take part in."

Spalletti s facet have been two up inner seven minutes thanks to a roaring begin that saw Mauro Icardi open the scoring from the spot following a foul on Antonio Candreva, who became available to crash domestic after striker Icardi hit the post from a corner to double the hosts  lead.

The tie turned into placed past doubt in first-half of stoppage time while Dalbert accrued Ivan Perisic s bypass and thumped inside the 0.33, and Croat Perisic changed into reachable once more quickly after the wreck to move for Lautaro Martinez to make it four along with his head.

Benevento ahead Roberto Insigne smashed home a free-kick that his brother Lorenzo, in movement later for Napoli in opposition to Sassuolo, could had been happy with, but Martinez scored again within the 66th minute to intend that Filippo Bandinelli s intention for the away facet became not anything greater than a second consolation.

Candreva s 2nd deep into added time turned into the cherry at the cake for Spalletti s facet, who within the quarters will take on Lazio, embroiled in a racism scandal in their personal.

Their 4-1 thumping of 0.33-division Novara at Rome s Stadio Olimpico on Saturday changed into sullied by racist and anti-Semitic chanting brushed off by using the club as a "psychosis specializing in a minority or non-existent incidents".

Lazio s notorious hardcore extremely fanatics aimed a chain of ugly barbs at their sour town opponents Roma as their facet ran up a four-goal lead before 1/2-time, taunting them with chants of "Yellow, pink and Jewish" and "This Roma that looks as if Africa".

Lazio spokesman Arturo Diaconale blasted reviews of the chanting by way of a small segment of the crowd as "a psychosis", and stated that "98 percentage" of the gang did now not even pay attention them.

Napoli will tackle AC Milan within the remaining 8 after goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Fabian Ruiz saw off Sassuolo at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples on Sunday. Milan beat Sampdoria 2-0 on Saturday.

in advance on Sunday overdue dreams from Federico Chiesa noticed Fiorentina beat fighting Torino, who have been the extra dangerous aspect for the duration of the fit but were knocked out thanks to a brace in the very last 3 minutes from the Italy global.

The Viola will host certainly one of Roma or Virtus Entella from third-tier Serie C, who play on Monday after Cagliari and Atalanta face off in an all-Serie A conflict.

On Saturday, Juventus booked their vicinity within the final eight with a 2-zero win at Bologna.