17 January 2021
Goals from Arturo Vidal and Nicolò Barella ensured Inter claimed a 2-0 victory over Juventus in the Derby d’Italia on Sunday evening at the San Siro Stadium.
VIDAL HANDS INTER FIRST HALF LEAD
Typical to Derby d’Italia fashion, the opening 15 minutes saw many interesting moments of play: first Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside after Chiesa was offside on Rabiot’s threatening shot, before Inter snatched the lead. It was Juventus’ former midfielder Arturo Vidal who rattled the back of the net with a glancing header from Barella’s cross. Inter threatened once again in the 24th minute with a double chance: Lukaku whacked a ferocious effort towards goal that Szczesny parried away as far as Lautaro, who connected onto it and blasted it high of the target. Ronaldo saw his shot sail into the arms of Handanovic, while Lukaku saw his effort snatched up by Szczesny. The Polish shot-stopped then made a double save within seconds, when he initially punched away Bastoni’s cross heading to Lukaku, before then getting on the end of Barella’s scuffed rebounded shot.
BARELLA MAKES IT 2-0
Inter doubled the lead in the 52nd through Barella, who ran onto the end of Bastoni’s defence-splitting long-ball and blasted it into the roof of the net. Pirlo then opted to make a trio of changes, taking off Frabotta, Ramsey, and Rabiot for Bernardeschi, Kulusevski, and McKennie. Brozovic fired just wide of goal, while Lautaro saw his effort curl out at the far post. The tempo of the game suffered a decline, and neither team really threatened much in the remaining quarter of an hour, except for a great Chiesa strike from the edge of the area that saw Handanovic pull off a quick save.
Inter: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Vidal, Young; R Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez
Inter bench: Padelli, Radu, Gagliardini, Alexis Sanchez, Kolarov, Sensi, A Ranocchia, Perisic, Eriksen, Darmian, Pinamonti
Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Frabotta (Bernardeschi 58’); Chiesa, Rabiot (McKennie 68’), Bentancur, Ramsey (Kulusevski 58’); Morata, Ronaldo
Juventus bench: Pinsoglio, Garofani, Buffon, Arthur, McKennie, Demiral, Bernardeschi, Di Pardo, Dragusin, Fagioli, Kulusevski, F Ranocchia