Inter booked their place in a fourth consecutive Coppa Italia final with a 2-0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico after a goalless first meeting.
LAZIO 0-2 INTER (Agg: 0-2)
The Serie A leaders remain on course for a second league and cup double in three years, and a third cup success in four attempts, after Pele scored against the run of play early in the second half by converting David Suazo's cutback. Substitute Julio Cruz then added a late second following a Marco Ballotta error moments after Inter had Marco Materazzi dismissed.
Lazio almost took the lead after just two minutes when Cristian Ledesma's free kick struck the post while Tommaso Rocchi and Goran Pandev also passed up decent chances for the hosts, who fielded their strongest lineup in comparison to an Inter side who played a number of squad players.
Inter will face either holders Roma or Catania in the final in Rome on Saturday 24 May. Last year's winners are 1-0 up from the first leg and will hope to book their place in the final when they travel for the away meeting in Sicily on Thursday. Should they succeed, then Inter and Roma will contest the final for the fourth season in a row.