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      Juve-Inter: when defenders make the difference

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      Juventus.com reviews three matches against Inter at Allianz Stadium when members of the backline spurred the Bianconeri on to victory
      25 March 2012: Juventus 2-0 Inter

      Into the final two months of the season, Juventus are determined for all three points to boost their pursuit of a first Scudetto title in six years.

      Inter come to Turin looking to dent the Bianconeri’s title bid and the two teams enter half-time all square at 0-0. 

      In the 57th minute, however, the deadlock would be broken by an unlikely source: Martin Caceres rose highest to meet Andrea Pirlo’s header, placing it into the bottom corner past Julio Cesar.

      Alessandro Del Piero eventually put the result beyond doubt, as Antonio Conte’s men sealed a crucial victory over their old rivals.

      2 February 2014: Juventus 3-1 Inter

      Stephan Lichtsteiner scores from another telepathic Andrea Pirlo cross-field pass. This winning formula had already been established on the opening day of the 2011/12 season against Parma – the very first game of the then Juventus Stadium.

      Two seasons later, the experienced pair were at it again, laying down the foundations for a famous win over Inter.

      From the moment Juve went 1-0 up, they were always looking to extend their advantage and at the start of the second half, they did just that through another defender.

      This time it was Giorgio Chiellini who smashed low into the net after a goalmouth scramble involving Paul Pogba.

      Arturo Vidal would add a third goal soon afterwards to leave the hosts in cruise control.

      28 February 2016: Juventus 2-0 Inter

      By now it’s Massimiliano Allegri in charge in the Bianconeri dugout, but it’s still the defenders who come up trumps in the Derby d’Italia.

      With the scores locked at 0-0 at the halfway stage, Juve struck first blood after just two minutes of the restart when Leonardo Bonucci broke forwards to hook home Paulo Dybala’s free-kick for the all-important opener.

      Late in the game, Alvaro Morata doubled the lead from the penalty spot, earning three significant points en route to the club’s history-making, fifth straight Scudetto title.

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