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On November 3, Inter arrived at the Juventus Stadium with a daunting task: end Juve's 49-match league unbeaten run in their palatial new stadium, which had gone nearly 14 months without seeing a visitor gain victory.
The nerazzurri weren't coming in cold, however. They had won their previous eight matches in all competitions, and falling behind mere seconds from the opening kickoff, they stormed back to control the match and score three unanswered goals in the second half to end Juve's streak and kick off talk that they could win the scudetto themselves.
How much things can change.
Inter, second in the league after that win, won their next Europa League match that weekend to stretch their winning streak to 10, but fell to Atalanta after that. Including that loss, Inter are 5-5-6 (W-D-L) since beating Juve and have dropped to sixth in the table. While Champions League qualification is seven points away, leaving the proud club once again fighting just to play in the Europa League again next year.
Juve has had their fare share of puzzling losses as the season has worn one, but the bianconeri are 11-4-3 since losing to Inter and come into the match with a significant nine-point advantage in the standings with nine games remaining. Topping off their form was the systematic dismantling of Celtic in the Champions League Round of 16.
The fact that Juve play Bayern Munich on Tuesday may be a saving grace for Inter. With a big points cushion Antonio Conte may elect to rest key players in order to have them ready for the trip to Bavaria.
Still, Inter are a team in crisis, with Andrea Stramaccioni unable to settle on tactics or a lineup. Conte has his team at their best despite injuries that have lately depleted his defensive line. Giorgio Chiellini missed both of Italy's recent international matches with an ankle injury, and utility defender Martin Caceres is recovering from injuries sustained during an early-morning car accident in Turin on March 17.
That said, the form book says Juve will have the upper hand at the San Siro. Inter will be fighting for their European lives, and could well make an upset. It could be one of the more interesting matchups of the day.