Report: Juventus 1-3 Inter Milan
Italy's most infamous derby, the Derby d'Italia, is upon us once again, and this time around there is more than just pride at stake.
In what is a top-of-the-table clash, Inter Milan could potentially close the points gap at the top of the Serie A to just one with a victory over Juventus. However, to do so they will have to break the Bianconeri's 49 game unbeaten league streak—not to mention their undefeated home ground streak.
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Full Match Recap.
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FULL TIME: JUVENTUS 1-3 INTER MILAN. Inter score three times in the second half to end Juventus' 49 game unbeaten streak. Milito with a double and Palacio with the goal to seal it. Vidal scored in the first minute but Juventus go down nonetheless.
92' - Inter are winding down the clock much to the frustration of the Bianconeri. The Serie A title race is back on! JUVENTUS 1-3 INTER MILAN.
89' - GOALLLLLL INTER MILANNNN!!! Palacio scores after a counter attack. Nagatomo plays finds Palacio unmarked. The Inter forward converts easily one on one with Buffon. JUVENTUS 1-3 INTER MILAN. JUVENTUS' UNBEATEN STREAK LOOKS LIKELY TO COME TO AN END!
86' - Quagliarella unleashes a shot which gets the Juve tifosi on their feet. But the shot clears to the left of Handanovic's post. Inter have four minutes plus added time to go. JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
85' - Juventus push forward but to no avail. Inter have almost all their midfield and defence packed into the box to clear any ball. JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
83' - Inter almost give it away after a stray back pass falls to Bendtner who is unable to finish from a tight angle. JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
81' - PIRLOOO GOES CLOSE! After creating space for himself Pirlo drives a shot at Handanovic only to have it tipped past the post. JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
79' - Milito brought off for Gaby Mudingayi. Inter are just 10 minutes from recording a massive victory in the Serie A. JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
77' - Quagliarella brought on for Caceres. Juventus now pushing forward looking to save their unbeaten home run in the league and at home! JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
74' - GOALLLLLLLLLL INTER MILANNNNN!!! 2-1 AND IT IS DIEGO MILITO WHO GETS THE GOAL. GUARIN WITH A FANTASTIC RUN FROM HALFWAY UNLEASHES A SHOT. IT IS PARRIED BY BUFFON AND TAPPED IN BY MILITO. JUVENTUS 1-2 INTER MILAN.
71' - Juventus hold the ball brilliantly in Inter's half of the pitch but are unable to turn it into a goal. JUVENTUS 1-1 INTER MILAN.
68' - Antonio Cassano is brought off for Freddy Guarin. Stramaccioni clearly looking at exploiting Juve's lack of pace at the back. JUVENTUS 1-1 INTER MILAN.
65' - Giovinco breaks into the penalty area after being released down the left wing. He is brought down in the area but his protests are waved away but the referee. JUVENTUS 1-1 INTER
63' - Inter have a new lease on life after getting the equaliser. Juventus will need to up the ante if they want to keep their undefeated record intact. JUVENTUS 1-1 INTER.
58' - GOALLLLL INTER MILAN! DIEGO MILITO SLOTS HOME A PENALTY AWARDED TO INTER. Marchisio the culprit with a foul in the area. JUVENTUS 1-1 INTER.
56' - Inter on the attack yet again. Gargano find Nagatomo who finds his way into the box. The Japanese man then fires a shot at Buffon who deflects the ball away. JUVENTUS 1-0 INTER.
53' - Inter Milan break on the counter after Chiellini is caught out in possession. Diego Milito plays a ball to Rodrigo Palacio, but his first touch lets him down giving Buffon enough time to position himself to tap the ball over the bar for a corner.
50' - Leonardo Bonucci has seemingly turned into a "centre-forward-attacking-utility-man" charging through the Inter midfield and unleashing a driven shota long the ground. The effort is well saved by Handanovic, but space opened up too easily for the Juventus man. JUVENTUS 1-0 INTER.
48' - Giovinco has picked up where he left off with a marauding run from the left hand side of the field. He is eventually brought to a halt by a pack of three Inter defenders. JUVENTUS 1-0 INTER.
46' - The second half is underway. Bendtner has taken to the field for Juventus in replace of Mirko Vucinic who picked up an earlier knock.
What have you made of the first half? Inter have held a majority of possession but have failed to look dangerous going forward. Could this potentially result in a seven point gap at the top of the Italian Serie A?
46' - HALF TIME: JUVENTUS 1-0 INTER MILAN (Vidal 1')
45' - One minute of time is added on at the end of the half and Juventus almost make it count to the best possible effect. Vucinic plays a seemingly harmless ball across the edge of the Inter area. The Inter defence is caught ball watching as Arturo Vida collects the ball and fires a shot which is nicely saved by Handanovic. JUVENTUS 1-0 INTER.
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