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Inter Milan 2-0 Juventus: Nerazzurri go level on points with leaders AC Milan

Inter celebrate against Juventus
Arturo Vidal's goal against Juventus for Inter was his first in Serie A since May 2015

Antonio Conte guided Inter Milan to victory against his former club Juventus as the Nerazzurri moved level on points with AC Milan at the top of Serie A.

Arturo Vidal's headed first-half opener was his first top-flight goal in Italy for almost six years, having last scored for Juventus in May 2015.

Nicolo Barella, who created the first, made it two with a fine run and finish.

Champions Juventus were lacklustre at the San Siro and remain fifth.

Andrea Pirlo's side are seven points adrift of the two Milan clubs and AC Milan can edge clear at the summit again if they win at Cagliari on Monday.

Conte, who guided Juve to three Serie A titles between 2012 and 2014 to begin the Turin club's run of nine successive scudetti, had failed to beat his former club in two previous attempts since taking over at Inter in 2019.

The resounding victory against a side they had failed to beat in more than four years boosts their hopes of winning the league for the first time since 2010.

Vidal, who won the Serie A title in each of his four seasons with Juventus between 2011-12 and 2014-15, was clinical with his first-half header from an excellent Barella cross.

Juventus were subdued in response, with Serie A leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo unable to impose himself on a match that Inter could have won more easily.

Apart from an early Ronaldo effort that was rightly disallowed for offside, and a fierce shot from Federico Chiesa late on that Samir Handanovic did well to save, they were rarely troubled.

For Inter, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku were guilty of spurning chances.

Barella, however, was more decisive with his finishing, running onto a Alessandro Bastoni ball from defence before finding the top corner and sealing victory.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Handanovic
  • 37Skriniar
  • 6de Vrij
  • 95Bastoni
  • 2Hakimi
  • 23BarellaBooked at 67mins
  • 77Brozovic
  • 22VidalSubstituted forGagliardiniat 77'minutes
  • 15YoungBooked at 59minsSubstituted forDarmianat 72'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10MartínezSubstituted forSánchezat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gagliardini
  • 7Sánchez
  • 11Kolarov
  • 12Sensi
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 14Perisic
  • 24Eriksen
  • 27Padelli
  • 36Darmian
  • 97Radu
  • 99Pinamonti

Juventus

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Szczesny
  • 13Danilo
  • 19BonucciBooked at 36mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 38FrabottaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 58'minutes
  • 22Chiesa
  • 30Bentancur
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forMcKennieat 58'minutes
  • 8RamseySubstituted forKulusevskiat 58'minutes
  • 9MorataBooked at 62mins
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 5Arthur
  • 14McKennie
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 36Di Pardo
  • 37Dragusin
  • 41Fagioli
  • 42Garofani
  • 44Kulusevski
  • 56Ranocchia
  • 77Buffon
Referee:
Daniele Doveri

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Juventus 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Juventus 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus).

  4. Post update

    Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Federico Chiesa (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  9. Post update

    Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Stefan de Vrij.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Federico Chiesa (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Weston McKennie.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Alexis Sánchez replaces Lautaro Martínez.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Weston McKennie (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Roberto Gagliardini.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini replaces Arturo Vidal because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan17124137191840
2Inter Milan18124245232240
3Napoli17111540162434
4Roma1810443729834
5Juventus1796235181733
6Atalanta1795340221832
7Lazio189453025531
8Sassuolo188643127430
9Hellas Verona187652217527
10Sampdoria187292829-123
11Benevento186392134-1321
12Bologna185582431-720
13Spezia184682332-918
14Fiorentina184681829-1118
15Udinese174491927-816
16Genoa183691830-1215
17Cagliari173592334-1114
18Torino182792635-913
19Parma182791434-2013
20Crotone1833122141-2012
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