Inter and Juve had to settle for a point each in a tightly contested Derby d’Italia. Lautaro’s 13th goal of the season managed to cancel out Vlahovic’s opener. Despite the high stakes of the match between the top two teams in Serie A, Juventus and Inter played cautiously, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Lautaro’s equalizer came towards the end of the first half to help Inter get back in the game.
The game lacked goal-scoring spark, and the second half saw minimal action, concluding with just one shot in the entire 45 minutes. The standout moment came from Juan Cuadrado’s brilliant cameo. He was facing constant boos from the Allianz Stadium, as the Juventus fans made sure to give him a hard time. Neither team managed to exceed expectations in terms of attack. While Inter had a bit more impact in the final third with 8 shots with majority of the possession. But Juve’s 4 shots and only one on target, it was far from a footballing masterpiece from either side.
Inter and Juve hold each other for a 1-1 draw
From the start, the game was tense, with Inter enjoying more possession but both teams showing activity in the final third. Juventus had a significant chance in the 15th minute when Chiesa narrowly missed the top corner. Dumfries’ giveaway in the middle gave Juve the advantage to score the opener with Chiesa assisting vlahovic. Despite this, Inter remained resilient and equalized in the 33rd minute through a beautiful counter-attack. Lautaro managed to finish off a team play initiated by Sommer’s goal kick.
The second half lacked a decisive push for a lead from either side. Marcus Thuram’s 50th-minute shot being the last attempt on goal. Apart from a few rough tackles and scuffles, including Cuadrado’s return to Turin, the match offered little to write home about. The final whistle confirmed a result that had been apparent for some time – a hard-fought 1-1 draw.