An evenly-matched Derby d’Italia ended goalless for the first time since October 2010. This was the first time since that match five years ago that Juventus drew a blank against Inter, having scored in all nine of the intervening league fixtures.
The statistics show that Juventus edged what was a closely-contested encounter at the San Siro, especially thanks to a second-half in which they fashioned more shots on target (three, to make a total of four across the whole 90 minutes) than Inter managed all game (two), and increased their possession count from 50 to 57.7 per cent.
The figures also make better reading for Massimiliano Allegri’s men in terms of pass completion (84.4 per cent to Inter’s 80.9), 50-50s won (52.3 per cent), corners gained (nine to four) and crosses whipped in (17 to 11).
Perhaps the most striking fact of all from last night is that the visitors enjoyed a total of 20 touches inside the opposition’s 18-yard box, five times more than Inter, as illustrated by the graphic below.