Final score

28 February 2016 20:45

39' (2nd half) Morata (P)
2' (2nd half) Bonucci
2 - 0
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Manganelli, Dobosz / Fourth official: Giallatini / Assistants: Banti, Rizzoli
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46' The first half comes to a close, all square at 0-0 here in Turin
46' Yellow card for Hernanes
45' One minute of injury time
45' Chance for Mandzukic, Handanovic comes out at his feet and smothers
42' Telles with a free-kick from the top right-hand corner of the box. Icardi's header is too central
39' Kondogbia makes waves up the middle but his shot is repelled by Bonucci
36' Juventus make a sub, Rugani coming on for Chiellini
34' Palacio aims for D'Ambrosio deep in behind but he's closed out by Alex Sandro
31' Chance for Inter! Palacio lofts a wonderful cross in for Icardi who can't sort his feet out and mishits from a great position
29' Lichtsteiner crosses, D'Ambrosio puts it safely behind for a corner
25' Telles steps over it and puts in a vicious ball. D'Ambrosio looks set to head home but for Alex Sandro's late intervention
23' Palacio is upended to the right of the penalty area. Free-kick to Inter
20' Telles tries to swing one in for Palacio, but the ball ends up in Buffon's arms
19' Great cross for Mandzukic, whose header is weak. Handanovic saves on the deck
17' Double chance for the Nerazzurri. First D'Ambrosio and then Kondogbia can't do enough to concern Buffon
14' Hernanes unleashes with his right but it's an easy take for Handanovic
13' Medel with a raking ball for Icardi, who can't quite get on the end of it
11' Kondogbia spreads it to D'Ambrosio, who fires a cross into the area. The Juve defence clears
9' A cross is angled in for Mandzukic at far post, Murillo gets a touch on it but the Croat can't find the target
7' Mandzukic feeds Dybala who is smothered by the Nerazzurri rearguard
4' Hernanes has a go from distance, the ball cannoning off the crossbar
1' And they're off! Rocchi gets us under way and Roberto Mancini's men have the kick-off
1' The teams are on the pitch in Turin, moments away from kick-off in Juventus v Inter
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51' It ends 2-0, a goal from Bonucci and a Morata penalty decide it in the second half
50' Perisic takes aim from the edge of the box but it sails over
49' Ljajic tries to play Eder in but Barzagli reads it well and launches a counter-attack
46' Wonder save from Buffon on an Eder shot
45' There will be six minutes of additional time
44' Ljajic free-kick which Buffon spills but Miranda can't manage to hit the target with the rebound
40' Mancini sends on Eder for Icardi
39' Morata steps up to take it and sends Handanovic the wrong way
38' Miranda makes contact on Morata, Rocchi rules it to be a penalty
36' Allegri makes another change, Dybala coming off for Morata
32' Substitution for the home side, Khedira replaced by Sturaro
27' Inter sub: Perisic taking Telles' place
20' Ljajic comes inside and shoots narrowly wide of Buffon's right post
15' Telles has a shot which is deflected behind for a corner
14' Khedira is booked for hauling down Telles on the counter
12' Yellow card for Juan Jesus, who fells Dybala on the right touchline
11' Medel is forced off with an injury. Ljajic comes on in his place
6' Alex Sandro crosses for Dybala who tries to hit it first time but can't find the target
2' Bonucci pounces on an error from D'Ambrosio and fires Juventus into the lead. 1-0
1' No changes to either side as the second half gets under way
Average rating 4.27
5 shots on target 3
2 shots off target 2
12 fouls committed 16
6 corners 6
8 offsides 0
53% ball possession 47%
wins(16) draws(19) defeats(69)

TURIN – Inter slipped to a 2-0 defeat this evening in Turin during the 166th edition of the most frequently played fixture in Italian football.

It was a hard-fought contest in Week 27 of Serie A 2015/16 but second-half goals from Leonardo Bonucci and then an Alvaro Morata penalty handed victory to the hosts.

Roberto Mancini opted to start with Samir Handanovic in goal; a back-three of Jeison Murillo, Miranda and Juan Jesus; Danilo D'Ambrosio, Felipe Melo, Gary Medel, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Alex Telles in the middle of the park; and Mauro Icardi spearheading the attack with Rodrigo Palacio.

The Nerazzurri began brightly, showing bags of character and occupying the spaces well. However, Juventus looked dangerous on the break and Hernanes forced Handanovic into a fantastic save early on. The Brazilian unleashed from 25-yards and the Slovenian No.1 just managed to get his fingers onto the goal-bound effort, sending it crashing onto the bar.

Juventus followed that up with two more chances, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic both coming close to breaking the deadlock.

Inter reacted well and won a free-kick in the 24th minute. Alex Telles sent a wicked ball into the far post and Alex Sandro had to act decisively, getting in front of D'Ambrosio to head behind with the Italian steadying himself for a simple header into the net.

Moments later, Palacio found some space outside the box and lofted a ball towards Icardi. Unfortunately, the Argentine couldn't sort his feet out and the presence of Andrea Barzagli was enough to put him off. As a result, Inter's skipper couldn't direct his effort on target.

The game was a cagey affair, with tough tackles flying in to and fro in the midfield. The first half ended with a tidy piece of defending from Miranda to steal the ball ahead of Dybala and a Mandzukic header towards his own goal that Gianluigi Buffon had to be smart to deal with.

The Nerazzurri got the second half under way in the worst way imaginable. A Bianconeri free-kick midway inside Inter's half wasn't cleared properly by D'Ambrosio, leaving Bonucci to volley home first time.

Medel was then forced off the pitch with an injury ten minutes into the second half: Adem Ljajic took his place and Inter shifted to a 3-4-1-2.

However, at this point Juventus were only focused on taking the tempo out of the game.

Mancini had to do something to try to liven things up and sent on Ivan Perisic in the 73rd minute for Telles. This signalled another formation change, with the Nerazzurri moving to four at the back with Palacio and Perisic high up on either flank.

There was nothing much of note until the 84th minute when Morata, recently on as a substitute, won a penalty after a duel with Miranda. Arguably a soft decision, as contact was minimal, it ultimately changed little: the Spaniard sent Handanovic the wrong way from the spot to increase Juventus's lead.

There was still time for a well-struck free-kick from Ljajic saved by Buffon and a great chance for Eder to score his first Inter goal after coming on in Icardi's place.

Juventus come away with the victory despite a fairly average performance from the hosts. Inter were unlucky in the incessant rain in Turin but have a chance to make amends in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

: Bonucci 47, Morata 85.

JUVENTUS: 1 Buffon; 15 Barzagli, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini (24 Rugani, 35); 26 Lichtsteiner, 6 Khedira (27 Sturaro, 78), 11 Hernanes, 10 Pogba, 12 Alex Sandro; 17 Mandzukic, 21 Dybala (9 Morata, 81).
Subs not used: 25 Neto, 34 Rubinho, 7 Zaza, 16 Cuadrado, 18 Lemina, 20 Padoin, 22 Asamoah, 33 Evra, 37 Pereyra.
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 24 Murillo, 25 Miranda, 5 Jesus; 33 D'Ambrosio, 83 Felipe Melo, 17 Medel (22 Ljajic, 55), 7 Kondogbia, 12 Telles (44 Perisic, 73); 9 Icardi (23 Eder, 85), 8 Palacio.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 10 Jovetic, 11 Biabiany, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 44 Perisic, 55 Nagatomo, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Yellow cards: Lichtsteinen 36, Hernanes 45, Jesus 57, Khedira 58.

Additional time: 1+6 minutes.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi.
Assistants: Lorenzo Manganelli and Giulio Dobosz.
Fourth official: Alessandro Giallantini.
Additional assistants: Luca Banti, Nicola Rizzoli.

starting lineups

Buffon 1 1 Handanovic
Barzagli 15 24 Murillo
Bonucci 19 25 Miranda
Chiellini 3 5 Jesus
Lichtsteiner 26 33 D'Ambrosio
Khedira 6 83 Melo
Hernanes 11 17 Medel
Pogba 10 7 Kondogbia
Alex Sandro 12 12 Telles
Madzukic 17 8 Palacio
Dybala 21 9 Icardi


Neto 25 30 Carrizo
Rubinho 34 46 Berni
Zaza 7 10 Jovetic
Morata 9 11 Biabiany
Cuadrado 16 21 Santon
Lemina 18 22 Ljajic
Padoin 20 23 Eder
Asamoah 22 27 Gnoukouri
Rugani 24 44 Perisic
Sturaro 27 55 Nagatomo
Evra 33 97 Manaj
Pereyra 37