It was a tale of two halves in last night’s Derby d’Italia as the Bianconeri found their decent display in the opening 45 minutes, capped off by Carlos Tevez’s early finish, cancelled out by an improved Inter performance following the restart.
A barnstorming introduction to the affair, in which Juventus made all the early running and showed greater ambition, eventually gave way to a more balanced encounter, with the final ball possession stats (51.6 per cent in the hosts’ favour) providing evidence of the Nerazzurri’s increasing foothold in the game after the break.
Mauro Icardi’s equaliser on 64 minutes - his fifth Serie A strike against Juventus - was the visitors’ first shot on target up until that point, with the reflexes of Gigi Buffon only required on one further occasion throughout the 90 minutes.
The point apiece means the Bianconeri have only lost one of their last nine league clashes with Inter, winning five and drawing three.
A more in-depth look at the stats can be found below:
Assists so far this season for Arturo Vidal, who followed up his layoff for Andrea Pirlo in the derby with a magnificent piece and skill to set up Tevez.
Successive home games against Inter in which the Bianconeri have opened the scoring inside the first 15 minutes
Positive dribbles performed by Paul Pogba, one of which saw him fashion himself a great chance to beat Handanovic on 34 minutes.
Total Bianconeri shots on goal across the affair, one more than their visitors.
Passes made by Leonardo Bonucci, top of the leaderboard in this respect.
Touches enjoyed by Pogba, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Andrea Pirlo - the trio to see the most of the ball last night.