MARIO STEPS UP!
Juventus claimed the Derby d’Italia bragging rights on Friday night as Mario Mandzukic headed home to seal a 1-0 win over Inter at Allianz Stadium.
Mandzukic was the hero of the evening, scoring his seventh goal of the season to cap a display full of all the battling spirit and elegant touches we’ve come to expect from the Croatian striker. The match was a slow burner at times, bubbling into life in fits and starts, with both sides acquitting themselves fittingly. In the end though, it was the more talented, experienced team that won through. Inter’s only clear chance bounced back off the post in the first half, while the Bianconeri were clinical in the second half to dispatch their best chance and move onto 43 points for the season.