Final score

17 January 2021 20:45

Inter
7' (2nd half) Barella
13' Vidal
2 - 0
Juventus
Referee: Daniele Doveri / Linesmen: Carbone, Peretti / Fourth official: Maresca / Assistants: Calvarese, Alassio
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47' Half-time at the Meazza: Inter lead thanks to Vidal's 13th-minute header
45' Two minutes have been added on at the end of the first half
43' Hakimi delivers the ball to the edge of the area, where Vidal is standing. The Chilean miscues, firing into the stands
40' Szczesny punches the ball off Lukaku's head. On the rebound, Barella has a pop, but the sting is taken out of it by a deflection and the Bianconeri goalkeeper is able to smother
38' Another big opportunity, with Lukaku failing to properly connect with the ball from twelve yards out. Szczesny collects
37' Cristiano Ronaldo shoots from a long way out, but it's straight at Handanovic
36' Bonucci makes a late tackle on Lautaro and is booked
33' Cristiano Ronaldo has a go from distance, but it finishes well off target
32' Great work from Lukaku leads to a shooting opportunity for Lautaro, who hits the ball wide
30' Bastoni expertly holds off Rabiot and shepherds the ball out of play
27' Frabotta challenges Barella for the ball in the air: the Nerazzurri midfielder stays on the ground in pain but eventually returns to his feet
23' A huge chance for the Nerazzurri on the break: Lukaku forces Szczesny into action before Lautaro shoots over the bar on the rebound
22' Cristiano crosses it in, Skriniar clears the ball away with Morato lurking behind him
19' Brozovic hits one towards goal following a corner, Szczesny makes a comfortable stop
17' Brozovic finds himself in a bit of space on the edge of the box, but Chiellini blocks the Croat's shot
15' Another chance for Vidal following Hakimi's ball across the box: the Chilean fires over
13' GOOOAAAAALLLLLLL! Vidal heads home Barella's cross to give Inter the lead! 1-0!!!
11' Juventus think they've opened the scoring through Cristiano Ronaldo, who finds the net from Chiesa's cross, but the Italian was in an offside position
7' Brozovic has a go from just over 25 yards out but sends the ball wide
6' Hakimi is brought down in the final third. The Nerazzurri have a free kick in an interesting position
5' Morata's aims for Cristiano Ronaldo with a cross, but Skriniar gets the ball away
4' Vidal crosses towards Lukaku, but Chiellini intervenes
3' Play comes to a halt due to a problem with Bonucci's eye. The Bianconeri's medical staff attend to the defender
1' And we're off! Come on lads, FORZA INTER!!!
1' We're all set at San Siro for the 175th Derby d'Italia between Inter and Juventus. The teams are about to take to the Meazza pitch
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50' Full-time at the Meazza! Inter dominate the Derby d'Italia and deservedly beat Juventus 2-0 thanks to goals from Vidal and Barella
47' Chiesa's cross is collected by Handanovic
46' Sanchez finds Hakimi, who fires over on the charge. Almost 3-0!
45' There will be five minutes of stoppage time
42' Handanovic beats away Chiesa's rasping strike. A great save from the Inter skipper!
41' Conte brings on Sanchez for Lautaro
36' Hakimi bursts forward on the break and receives a return pass from Lukaku. Danilo gets to the Moroccan's cross first
32' Another Inter substitution: Gagliardini takes Vidal's place
30' Bentancur's right-footed effort is blocked by de Vrij
27' Conte makes his first change: Darmian replaces Ashley Young
26' Lautaro runs from midfield, glides past Chiellini but curls wide
23' Hakimi whips in a cross, Bonucci clears the box with a header
22' Barella sees yellow for a late challenge on Chiellini
19' Lukaku lays it off for Brozovic, who fires wide of Szczesny's left post
17' Morata is penalised for a foul on Bastoni and enters the referee's notebook
16' Mckennie heads towards goal from a corner, Handanovic saves
14' Ashley Young is booked for kicking the ball away
12' Juventus make a triple change: Frabotta, Rabiot and Ramsey are replaced by Bernardesci, Mckennie and Kulusevski
10' Hakimi crosses for de Vrij, who is beaten to the ball by Szczesny
9' Vidal shoots with his right, Szczesny is wrong-footed due to a deflection off Bonucci but the ball goes out for a corner
7' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Barella! A wonderful ball forward by Bastoni to set up the Nerazzurri No.23, who smashes it past Szczesny and makes it 2-0!!!
3' The Nerazzurri continue to push forward: Barella plays it to Hakimi, whose cross is put behind for a corner
1' Inter immediately go on the attack, but Lukaku's cross aiming for Young at the far post is too close to Szczesny
1' The second half begins with neither side having made any changes at the break. Come on lads, FORZA INTER!!!

Handanovic
7.34
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Brozovic
7.8
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Gagliardini
5.83
5.83
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Skriniar
7.34
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Martínez
5.8
5.8
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de Vrij
7.36
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Barella
9.25
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Bastoni
8.51
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Lukaku
6.9
6.9
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Sanchez
6.35
6.35
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Young
6.53
6.53
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Hakimi
7.72
7.72
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Vidal
7.41
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Darmian
6.75
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6 shots on target 4
9 shots off target 2
8 fouls committed 14
3 corners 4
0 offsides 3
49% ball possession 51%

This will be the 175th match in Serie A between Inter and Juventus. The Bianconeri’s 84 wins against Inter are a record of victories for a team against a single opponent in the Italian top-flight (D44 L46).

Juventus are the only team against which Inter haven’t won any games in Serie A since the start of 2017 - in the period for the Nerazzurri: two draws and five defeats.

Juventus haven’t lost in nine of the last 10 away league games against Inter (W5 D4); the Nerazzurri's only win in this period arrived in September 2016, 2-1 under Frank de Boer.

Inter have achieved five consecutive home Serie A wins – the last time they reached six was back in December 2018 (seven in that case).

Inter have scored the most headed goals in the current Serie A season (nine), on the other side, Juventus are the only team that haven’t conceded a goal by header in the Top-5 European leagues 2020/21.

Marcelo Brozovic has provided an assist in each of his last four Serie A appearances: no Inter player has provided assists in more consecutive games in the competition since Opta collected this data (since 2004/05).

wins(44) draws(32) defeats(25)

MILAN - Sharing the joy with the fans, that’s what provokes the most feeling. If we can find one single negative aspect of this splendid night for the Nerazzurri, it would be that it happened without the fans in the stands. But we all know that when there is this much passion on show, distance counts for nothing, absence counts for nothing. We were all there, celebrating the two occasions in which Szczesny’s net bulged. We pulled together and caused our boys to fly on the pitch at San Siro as they dominated the game from start to finish. A 2-0 win over Juve, 40 points in the league and a first victory against the Bianconeri in four years, in spite of the numerous chances spurned. Vidal and Barella left the biggest marks on this victory, but the names of the entire squad are written all over these three points. Concentration, passion, solidity, technique, it was all there. We are victorious, and deservedly so!

You need to be on top of your game in these matches. Clear-sighted, aware, reactive. Tough. The Nerazzurri took the right approach to this game from the outset. They were up for it but rational, with the right game plan and the necessary grit. Alarm bells were ringing in the 11th minute for the Nerazzurri after Ronaldo put the ball in the back of the Inter goal, though the linesman’s flag was raised for offside against Chiesa. It was a small scare that spurred the Nerazzurri on with all of the rampant, dynamic energy of a team brimming with confidence. It was time for Inter to get forward and for Barella to show the early signs of a truly masterful performance. The Italian dynamo sprinted into the half-space on the right - where he would cause the away side issues throughout the 90 - and put his cross on a plate for Vidal. The Chilean arrived late into the box, beat Danilo in the air and headed Inter in front, 1-0. It was the goal that Inter were looking for, and the almost stereotypical goal for an ex-player, which opened the game up even more for the home side.

Chances came one after the other. These had two consequences; the first was to leave Juve totally at the mercy of the Nerazzurri. The Bianconeri had no answers to Inter’s rampant forward moves. On the other hand, these spurned chances were the source of much frustration in the first half because Inter could have been out of sight at the break. Vidal and Brozovic took their shots, then it was Lautaro who missed a couple of big chances to double Inter’s lead. In the 23rd minute, he fired over with his left foot after Szczesny had saved Lukaku’s shot, while he then hit the ball wide following more great work by the Belgian with 32 minutes on the clock. The opportunities kept on coming: Lukaku failed to properly connect with the ball from twelve yards out, allowing Szczesny to save. Shortly afterwards, Barella had a pop from the edge of the box, but the sting was taken out of it by a deflection, as a result of which the Bianconeri goalkeeper was able to smother. The teams headed into the break with Inter leading 1-0, but the Nerazzurri deserved to be further in front.

But while the scoreline wasn’t a fair reflection, Inter were putting in an excellent performance. And the attitude displayed by Conte’s men didn’t change after the restart either: the Nerazzurri continued to push forward and look for space against a Juve side that were persisting with the same men who started the game. Then, in the 52nd minute, Bastoni lit up San Siro with a magnificent ball that landed at the feet of Barella, who was racing towards the Bianconeri goal at lightning speed. It all happened in an instant: the control, the touch and the shot that hit the roof of the net. A magnificent goal to make it 2-0.

The away side looked to respond, making three substitutions in an attempt to get back into the match. But Inter remained organised, barely giving anything away. And while the Nerazzurri’s tempo had dropped slightly, they were managing the game in excellent fashion. Juve were trying to up the pace and put pressure on Inter, but it was Conte’s men who continued to have the bigger opportunities. Lukaku put in another monstrous performance, drawing the Juve defence in and creating space for his teammates. Lautaro, meanwhile, came close to striking the knockout blow following a run from midfield, but he curled his effort wide.

A night that belonged to the Nerazzurri wasn’t about to be ruined, with Samir Handanovic also making a contribution. With 87 minutes on the clock, the Inter captain produced a magnificent save, beating away Chiesa’s rasping strike as Juve looked to mount a siege on the Nerazzurri goal. The visitors were delivering ball after ball into the box, but the Inter players were dealing with everything that was thrown at them. Their determination to not give anything away was there for all to see. The Nerazzurri comfortably saw out five minutes of added time, even coming close to adding a third through Hakimi on the break.

It didn’t matter, however: the 2-0 victory, three points and the magnificent performance full of desire and unity were far more significant.

THE TABLE

MATCH DETAILS

INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 de Vrij, 95 Bastoni; 2 Hakimi, 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic, 22 Vidal (5 Gagliardini 77'), 15 Young (36 Darmian 72'); 9 Lukaku, 10 Lautaro (7 Sanchez 86').
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 97 Radu, 11 Kolarov, 12 Sensi, 13 Ranocchia, 14 Perisic, 24 Eriksen, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Antonio Conte.

JUVENTUS (3-5-2): 1 Szczesny; 13 Danilo, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini; 22 Chiesa, 25 Rabiot (14 McKennie 58'), 30 Bentancur, 8 Ramsey (44 Kulusevski 58'), 38 Frabotta (33 Bernardeschi 58'); 9 Morata, 7 Ronaldo.
Substitutes: 31 Pinsoglio, 42 Garofani, 77 Buffon, 5 Arthur, 8 Demiral, 36 Di Pardo, 37 Dragusin, 41 Fagioli, 56 F. Ranocchia.
Coach: Andrea Pirlo.

Goalscorers: 12' Vidal (I), 52' Barella (I)
Bookings: Bonucci (J), Young (I), Morata (J), Barella (I)
Added time: 2' -

Referee: Doveri.
Linesmen: Carbone, Peretti.
Fourth Official: Maresca.
VAR: Calvarese.
VAR Assistant: Alassio.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Szczesny
Skriniar 37 13 Danilo
de Vrij 6 19 Bonucci
Bastoni 95 3 Chiellini
Hakimi 2 22 Chiesa
Barella 23 25 Rabiot
Brozovic 77 30 Bentancur
Vidal 22 8 Ramsey
Young 15 38 Frabotta
Martínez 10 9 Morata
Lukaku 9 7 Cristiano Ronaldo

substitutes

Padelli 27 31 Pinsoglio
Radu 97 42 Garofani
Gagliardini 5 77 Buffon
Sanchez 7 5 Arthur
Kolarov 11 14 Mckennie
Sensi 12 28 Demiral
Ranocchia 13 33 Bernardeschi
Perisic 14 36 Di Pardo
Eriksen 24 37 Dragusin
Darmian 36 41 Fagioli
Pinamonti 99 44 Kulusevski
56 Ranocchia F.

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