Juventus – Internazionale – The Old Lady avoid defeat and secure a 3-2 victory at home to Inter

Antonio Conte’s squad travelled to Juve on Saturday, but came away with nothing as Juve take the points
Juventus vs. Internazionale
Adriano Saul

Adriano Saul

Reporting from beautiful, colorful city of Genoa, Adriano goes to the great lengths to make sure that no football fan remains uninformed about everything that happens in the best league of Italy.

On Saturday, Internazionale suffer an away defeat to Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Juve were looking to pick up points, following a 3-1 victory against Sassuolo while Inter were coming from consecutive wins against Roma and Sampdoria. As it stands, Juve are in 4th place, with 75 points from 37 matches, while Inter sit in 1st, with 88 points from 37.

Juve started strongly in the first half, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo giving The Old Lady the lead at the 24 minute mark. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Romelu Lukaku producing an equaliser, 35 minutes in, bringing Nerazzurri level. Juve managed to edge ahead with a goal from Juan Cuadrado just before half-time. The score at half time was 2-1.

Inter took the initiative in the second half, with Giorgio Chiellini finding the net, on 83 minutes. In the end though, The Old Lady just before the final whistle took the victory via another Juan Cuadrado goal, leaving the final score at 3-2.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Juve, Weston McKennie, Alvaro Morata and Merih Demiral, came on for Dejan Kulusevski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Chiesa, Inter brought on Ivan Perisic, Stefano Sensi and Matias Vecino, to replace Matteo Darmian, Christian Eriksen and Alessandro Bastoni.

Juve and Inter played a rough game where the referee sanctioned Juve with yellow cards to Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgio Chiellini and Juan Cuadrado and with red card to Rodrigo Bentancur (2 yellow cards), while from Inter Matteo Darmian, Lautaro Martinez, Alessandro Bastoni and Marcelo Brozovic were booked and red to Marcelo Brozovic (2 yellow cards).

Juve will next travel to Bologna, while Inter will face Udinese at home.

Technical card:
Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Giorgio Chiellini, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Juan Cuadrado, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa (Merih Demiral, min.70), Cristiano Ronaldo (Alvaro Morata, min.70) and Dejan Kulusevski (Weston McKennie, min.58)
Internazionale: Samir Handanovic, Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni (Matias Vecino, min.80), Stefan De Vrij, Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Christian Eriksen (Stefano Sensi, min.73), Matteo Darmian (Ivan Perisic, min.46), Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez
Stadium: the Allianz Stadium
Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (1-0, min. 24), Romelu Lukaku (1-1, min. 35), Juan Cuadrado (2-1, min. 45), Giorgio Chiellini (2-2, min. 83) and Juan Cuadrado (3-2, min. 88)

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