The Juventus hosted the Inter in Turin for the customary Italian Derby to cap off the 13th Serie A day. Usually a top-of-the-table display, but not during this season as Inter loses to Juventus at home.
As the 8th and 6th-place teams in the Italian championship, respectively, the two teams had the
chance to advance in the race for the European spots if they won this Sunday. The first heated
situation was sought out by the Nerazzurri right at the start of the meeting. Federico Dimarco moved
slowly and steadily toward the goal.
Watch the two goals of Juve vs Inter Milan
Filip Kostic made an ill-advised head-first dive into the second pot.
The first opportunity for the Bianconeri was obtained through Bremer. The Brazilian defender
attempted to mimic an acrobatic Filip Kostic center but failed, landing in the small filet (19e). The
Interists continued to exert pressure on the surface in an unsafe manner after this initial act. Edin
Dzeko was quite close to finding the lucarne thanks to a center from Federico Dimarco and a
deviation of Lautaro Martinez‘s head (26e).
Just before halftime, Denzel Dumfries caused one last fright in the Juventus Stadium by propelling his
return above the center line while strangely by himself (42e). Very little threat up until that point,
Juventus lost far too many balls to worry the interception back line.
Inter loses to Juventus: Half Time
Hakan Calhanoglu launched a powerful strike as he emerged from the locker room, hooking
Fabio Miretti, but Wojciech Szczesny deflected it with his fingertips on the crossbar (48th).
The Bianconeri then turned to their unique personalities to alter the direction of the game.
Adrien Rabiot was positioned at the border of the opposing area when Filip Kostic, who was
approaching from the left, sent a millimeter center for him. The Frenchman immediately
came back with a beautiful cross shot that ended its race in André Onana’s opposite side
goal (52nd, 1-0).
Adrien Rabiot launched Federico Chiesa, who lost the face-off with André Onana just before
the final whistle and was subsequently flagged for being in an offside position (88th).
The Nerazzurri (7th) drop a spot and fall into the softer underbelly of Serie A as a result of
the Turinese’s victory, which moves them up to fifth position in the rankings, just two points
off the podium.