AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) clashes with Inter Milan’s Romelu LukakuItaly’s football federation (FIGC) has opened an examination into the verbal clash in between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku throughout recently’s quarter-final, the body stated on Monday.

The set, former team mates at, needed to be restrained as the gamers left the pitch at the end of the very first half, with’s Lukaku apparently incensed by something AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic said.

The reported that a pitchside microphone had actually picked up Ibrahimovic saying “go do your” to Lukaku, an obvious recommendation to 2018 remarks from owner Farhad Moshiri that the Belgian declined a deal to remain in Merseyside on the guidance of a “voodoo message”.

Ibrahimovic defended himself on Twitter on Wednesday, but the FIGC will look into the incident further.

” Federal Prosecutor Giuseppe Chine this early morning opened proceedings connecting to the verbal clash staged in between the players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku on the occasion of Inter-Milan,” a FIGC statement read.

” As part of the investigation, the Federal District attorney decided to summon the referee, who will be talked to in the next few hours to clarify the scope of the penalties already enforced throughout the match against the two players.”

The referee cautioned the duo for the clash prior to giving Ibrahimovic another yellow card and a red after the restart for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. A/C Milan went on to lose 2-1.

Both gamers were given onematch suspensions by the league judge on Friday. Lukaku will miss out on the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals versus on Tuesday, while Ibrahimovic will have to remain his group’s next match in the competition.