Ex-Manchester United teammates Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were involved in a heated clash on the pitch at the end of the first half in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final clash between AC Milan and Inter. They had to be separated by teammates on the stroke of half time of the Coppa Italia quarter-final clash.
The strikers butted heads as they traded insults with Lukaku shouting 'f*** you and your wife' to the Swede, the Sport Bible reports.
Goal reported that Belgian Lukaku called the AC Milan star a 'b**ch*'.
Both players were booked for their part in the confrontation but Ibrahimovic appeared more in control than the Inter Milan frontman.
Ibrahimovic gave AC Milan the lead earlier, however, his game came to an end when he was given his second booking on 58 minutes.
Tempers flared up just before the break after Lukaku took exception to a foul by Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli. Ibrahimovic stepped in and squared up to the furious Belgian, with the pair going head to head while exchanging heated words.
Lukaku could clearly be heard by the on-pitch microphone saying to the Swede: "Well let's go inside you b*tch!", in an invitation to engage in a further confrontation in the tunnel.
Referee Paolo Valeri attempted to regain some semblance of control by issuing both players a yellow card.
As the first half drew to a close, both players continued to be restrained as the teams went down the tunnel for half-time.
Lukaku is now set to miss out on the first leg of the semi-final against Juventus or SPAL.
Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were team-mates at one point, playing together at Manchester United during the 2017-18 campaign.
Last year, Lukaku spoke of his admiration for the Swede, saying he was impressed by his ability to remain in such good form at an age when most players have already retired.
"Ibra is a champion, I respect him," Lukaku told Tiki Taka. "In Manchester, I could train every day with him, that was the most beautiful thing for me. It will be nice to play against him. He is a great champion and professional."