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Inter Milan 2-1 Juventus

Mauro Icardi
Before Ivan Perisic's winning goal, Mauro Icardi was the only player to score in Serie A for Inter Milan this season

Inter Milan came from behind to beat Juventus in an exciting derby d'Italia.

Stephan Lichtsteiner gave the visitors the lead after the break when he tapped home a low cross from Alex Sandro.

However, Mauro Icardi equalised for the hosts just two minutes later with a header from a corner.

Substitute Ivan Perisic headed Inter in front after fine work from Icardi, and Juve - with Gonzalo Higuain on from the bench - could not find an equaliser, despite Ever Banega's late red card.

The result was only Juve's second Serie A defeat since they lost 1-0 to Sassuolo on 28 October, 2015.

The loss means the champions slip to second, behind Napoli, while Inter move up to sixth.

Inter buy De Boer time

Frank de Boer only replaced Roberto Mancini in the summer but there were rumours that defeat on Sunday could have seen the Dutchman removed from his position as Inter boss.

The Nerazzurri were embarrassed 2-0 at home by Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League on Thursday, a result that prompted the former Ajax boss to apologise to fans and claim his side "lost their heads".

His position looked even more precarious when Switzerland international Lichtsteiner gave Juve an undeserved lead with 65 minutes on the clock.

However, Icardi powered home a fine header for his fourth league goal of the season and then showed great composure to pick out Perisic with a cross with the outside of his foot after rounding goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Champions below par

It was a generally disappointing performance by the Turin side, champions in each of the past five seasons.

They had a great chance to take the lead in the first half when Sami Khedira headed straight at Samir Handanovic from six yards.

Higuain, the £75.3m summer signing from Napoli, was brought on with the scores at 1-1 but the Argentine's only chance saw him glance a header narrowly off target from a Sandro cross.

Inter forward Banega was sent off in the final minute for picking up a second booking but despite piling men forward Juve could not find a leveller in injury time.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1HandanovicBooked at 90mins
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 21SantonSubstituted forMiangueat 79'minutes
  • 6João Mário
  • 17MedelBooked at 46minsSubstituted forMeloat 75'minutes
  • 87Candreva
  • 19BanegaBooked at 90mins
  • 23ÉderSubstituted forPerisicat 69'minutes
  • 9Icardi

Substitutes

  • 5Melo
  • 7Kondogbia
  • 8Palacio
  • 10Jovetic
  • 11Biabiany
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 44Perisic
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 94Yao Guy
  • 95Miangue

Juventus

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 4BenatiaSubstituted forBarzagliat 26'minutesBooked at 28mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3ChielliniSubstituted forPjacaat 80'minutes
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 19mins
  • 6Khedira
  • 5Pjanic
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 45mins
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forHiguaínat 74'minutes
  • 21Dybala

Substitutes

  • 7Ju Cuadrado
  • 9Higuaín
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Pjaca
  • 23Alves da Silva
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 32Audero
  • 33Evra
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
76,484

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Juventus 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Juventus 1.

  3. Booking

    Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan).

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Sami Khedira (Juventus) because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sami Khedira (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Sandro with a cross.

  13. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Éver Banega (Inter Milan) for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Éver Banega (Inter Milan).

  15. Post update

    Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Alex Sandro is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Éver Banega.

  19. Booking

    Éver Banega (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli4310125710
2Juventus43017439
3Roma42119547
4Lazio42118537
5Chievo42115327
6Inter Milan42115507
7Genoa32016426
8Fiorentina32013216
9Sampdoria42025506
10AC Milan420267-16
11Sassuolo420246-26
12Udinese420246-26
13Bologna420259-46
14Torino41128624
15Cagliari41127704
16Pescara411267-14
17Empoli411224-24
18Atalanta4103610-43
19Palermo402226-42
20Crotone401337-41
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