Final score

25 March 2012 20:45

Juventus
26' (2nd half) Del Piero
12' (2nd half) Caceres
2 - 0
Inter
referee De Marco / linesmen Niccolai, Maggiani / 4th man Giannoccaro
MinutesText commentary
45'No time is added, so the first half of Juventus v Inter comes to a close with the score at 0-0
45'Poli picks up a yellow card for ungentlemanly play
43'Zanetti makes another run on wing, but De Ceglie tackles
40'Stankovic volleys right-footed from midfield, Buffon denies him after the ball is deflected off Barzagli
38'Vucinic shoots right-footed but the ball takes a deflection off Samuel and Julio Cesar makes the ball his
37'Chiellini steam-rollers Milito, the referee doesn't even blow for a foul
35'Obi blasts left-footed from outside the box but Buffon somehow manages to parry
34'Nagatomo is booked for a foul on Pepe
32'A long, accurate pass from Stankovic on the half-way line picks out Milito who shoots but Buffon parries. Milito tries again but it's high
29'Buffon saves from a Forlan header
27'This time Pepe crosses from the left, Caceres pushes the ball through but Vucinic just can't get to it
25'Caceres crosses low to find Matri, but his shot is high
25'Marchisio crosses from the left, but Pepe can't reach it
23'Vidal tries a shot from outside the area, his low right-footed effort is easy for Julio Cesar
20'Vucinic starts and finishes an action, picking up Marchisio's shot, but the cross doesn't create any problems
17'Matri gets his head to a cross from Caceres but the ball flies straight at Julio Cesar
14'Maicon to Milito who tries a right-footed shot, but Buffon is there to save
10'Zanetti speeds out of defence on the break and serves Maicon, who hits a hard cross, but Caceres turns the ball away for a corner
9'Nagatomo crosses into the box, but Chiellini is there to watch Milito
4'Pirlo tries to find Matri from inside the Inter half, he's onside but Julio Cesar makes the save
3'Juve are the first to create danger as they break out, Obi and Nagatomo collide, Vidal hits a ball deep for Pepe: he crosses low but Matri can't reach it
1'Juventus v Inter gets underway as the Bianconeri kick off at the Juventus Stadium
1'A minute's silence is observed for the Italian sergeant who lost his life in Afghanistan
1'Barzagli makes his return to the Juventus side
1'Conte has picked a three-pronged attack with Pepe, Matri and Vucinic
1'Midfield is made up of Stankovic and Poli with Zanetti and Obi on the wings; and Forlan and Milito in the forward line
1'To face Juventus, Ranieri has selected Lucio and Samuel at the centre of the defence in front of Julio Cesar, with Maicon and Nagatomo playing wide of them
1'Welcome to the Juventus Stadium where everything is ready for the kick-off of Juventus v Inter in Week 29 Serie A 2011/12
MinutesText commentary
48'The match ends with Juventus beating Inter by two goals to nil at the Juventus Stadium. The Nerazzurri stay on 41 points
45'Referee De Marco allows three minutes of added time
44'Julio Cesar saves with his feet from Quagliarella
40'Julio Cesar makes an incredible save from Chiellini's header following De Ceglie's corner
37'Del Piero lofts in a cross which is only partly cleared by the defence, Quagliarella manages to get into the box but Maicon blocks him
36'Maicon places a cross into the centre but Buffon times his exit perfectly
33'Maicon intevenes to make a timely save from Quagliarella, who received from Chiellini
30'De Ceglie is booked for a foul on Zanetti
29'Substitution Juventus: Quagliarella comes on in place of Vucinic
26'GOL JUVE: Del Piero receives from Vidal and scores right-footed. Juventus 2-0 Inter
25'Julio Cesar parries a shot from Vucinic
24'Milito tries to find the net, but his shot is easy for Buffon
22'Inter make a second substitution: Poli makes way for Pazzini
22'Inter substitution: Obi comes off and Faraoni is given a chance
22'Obi crosses but Poli doesn't get to it and Marchisio turns the ball out
21'Chiellini crosses but it's too high for Vidal
19'Poli's backheel reaches Maicon but Chiellini tackles
17'The flag goes up as Vidal is caught offside
12'GOAL JUVE: Caceres scores. Pirlo takes a corner, Caceres scores with a header. The Bianconeri take the lead
12'Julio Cesar tips a right-footed shot from Marchisio over the bar
11'Stankovic tries right-footed, but the ball is deflected
9'Samuel blocks Marchisio with his body as he tries to slip through with a ball from del Piero
8'Juve substitution: Bonucci comes on for Pepe
8'Juve make another substitution: Matri comes off to make room for Del Piero
7'Chiellini shoots from outside the area, but it has no power
6'Samuel closes Pepe down efficiently following an error on the part of Nagatomo
6'Zanetti finds Maicon but he isn't able to aim his cross well enough
5'A one-two between Chiellini and Caceres but the shot is off target
2'Obi crosses but doesn't reach Poli, Maicon responds from the other side but Vidal beats Nagatomo to the ball and then fouls Obi
1'No changes are made at half-time and the second half gets underway
Zanetti
5.7
5.7
Stankovic
4.38
4.38
Julio Cesar
7.12
7.12
Samuel
4.55
4.55
Maicon
4.75
4.75
Milito
4.51
4.51
Obi
7.1
7.1
Lucio
3.59
3.59
Pazzini
3.58
3.58
Nagatomo
3.95
3.95
Faraoni
4.33
4.33
Poli
6.89
6.89
Forlan
3.14
3.14
Average rating4.89
12shots on target6
3shots off target2
6fouls committed11
8corners4
1offsides1
54%ball possession46%
Conte unbeaten as coach against Inter; playing career ended against the Nerazzurri

This is the third time Conte has faced Inter as a coach and he has yet to lose: 1 win and 1 draw. Antonio Conte made his last appearance as a player against Inter on 4 April 2004, when the Nerazzurri beat Juventus 3-2 at the San Siro in Serie A. Conte played the last 18 minutes after coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Camoranesi.

Ranieri unbeaten against Juve as an ex

Claudio Ranieri is facing Juventus - the club he managed from July 2007 to May 2009 - for the 17th time in competitive fixtures. His record against the Old Lady is 2 wins, 4 draws and 10 defeats. Since he left Juventus Ranieri has not lost a game in Turin: 2 wins and 1 draw, all while in the Roma dugout.

Juventus haven't beaten Inter three times in a row since 1995/96

The Bianconeri have won their last two games against Inter: 1-0 at the Olimpico on 13 February 2011 (Matri in the 30th minute) and 2-1 in San Siro on 29 October (Vucinic 12, Maicon 28, Marchisio 33), both in Serie A. Should the Bianconeri win again this evening, it would be their first 3-game winning run in the Derby of Italy since December 1995 - October 1996. Back then Juventus won 1-0 at home on 17 December 1995 (Vialli 20), 2-1 in San Siro on 20 April 1996 (Lombardo 4, Conte 55, Ganz 79) and 2-0 at the Stadio Delle Alpi on 20 October 1996 (Jugovic 40, Zidane 62), all in Serie A.

Juve chasing another record: their longest unbeaten run in Serie A (30 games)

With their 5-0 win in Florence last weekend, Juventus equalled their longest unbeaten run in a single Serie A season since the start of a unified Italian championship: the Bianconeri have now avoided defeat in their first 28 games of the current season, putting together 14 wins and 14 draws. That was previously achieved in 2005/06, when the team then coached by Fabio Capello went unbeaten between Week 11 and Week 38, racking up 18 wins and 10 draws. Juventus' overall longest unbeaten record in the top flight is 30 matches, which came across the 2005/06 and 2007/08 seasons (in 2006/07 they were in Serie B). That series began on 6 November 2005 when they beat Livorno 2-0 at home in Serie A 2005/06 Week 11, and ended on 2 September 2007 with a 3-2 win over Cagliari in Week 2 of Serie A 2007/08. Udinese are the side that put a halt to that record run, claiming a 1-0 win in Turin on 16 September 2007. Of those 30 matches, 20 were won and 10 drawn. Juventus are now on 29, if we add the 28 games from this year to the 2-2 home draw against Napoli on the last day of the 2010/11 season.

Juventus' 253-minute shutout in Serie A

The last goal conceded by Juventus in the league was on 7 March when they drew 1-1 at Bologna, Di Vaio netting for hosts in the 17th minute. Since then, in the remaining 73 minutes of that match plus the games played away at Genoa (0-0) and Fiorentina (0-5), the Bianconeri defence has been unbreached for 253 minutes.

Inter have put the most goals past Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon has let in more goals against Inter than any other side in his professional career: 36 of 545 in total.

Double celebration for Bianconeri: 200 Serie A games for Chiellini and Pepe

If Giorgio Chiellini and Simone Pepe play today, they will celebrate their 200th Serie A appearances in their respective careers. Chiellini's previous 199 games have come wearing the shirts of Fiorentina and Juventus. He made his top-flight debut on 12 September 2004 in Roma 1-0 Fiorentina. Pepe has collected his 199 appearances while playing for Palermo, Udinese, Cagliari and Juventus. His Serie A debut came on 2 October 2005 (Palermo 2-2 Empoli).

Juventus and Inter: goals from many sources in 2011/12

After AC Milan, Juventus and Inter are the two teams in Serie A 2010/11 with the highest number of different scorers (15). The Rossoneri have had 17 different names on the score sheet this term.

Juventus and Inter: stronger in the 2nd half

In Serie A 2011/12 Inter and Juventus are among the teams that have gained the most points in the second half. Compared to their first-half scorelines, the Bianconeri are 9 points better off after 90 minutes (second of all Serie A sides) while the Nerazzurri have 8 more points (third, level with AC Milan). Top of the rankings for second-half results are Lazio (+12).

Inter's 233-minute Serie A shutout

The last time Inter let in a goal in Serie A was on 4 March, in the 2-2 home draw against Catania. Since Izco netted Catania's second goal in the 37th minute, Inter's defence has repelled everything thrown at it for 233 minutes: the rest of that match plus the games against ChievoVerona (0-2 away win) and Atalanta (0-0 at home).

Inter's fair play

Inter are the team with the fewest yellow cards in Serie A 2012/12: just 44.

Spring goals for Pazzini

March is one of the two most prolific months for Giampaolo Pazzini: the Tuscan striker has notched up 13 goals in this month (the same number as in April), out of 89 total goals in professional league matches.

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wins(15)draws(18)defeats(64)

starting lineups

Buffon1 Julio Cesar
Caceres13 Maicon
Barzagli6 Lucio
Chiellini25 Samuel
De Ceglie55 Nagatomo
Vidal4 Zanetti
Pirlo5 Stankovic
Marchisio18 Poli
Pepe20 Obi
Matri9 Forlan
Vucinic22 Milito

substitutes

Storari12 Castellazzi
Del Piero7 Pazzini
Quagliarella14 Guarin
Bonucci19 Cambiasso
Padoin23 Ranocchia
Borriello26 Chivu
Marrone37 Faraoni