Inter beat Juve to go 4 points clear at the top and players erupted in celebration as if they had clinched the league title. Simone Inzaghi got them closer to a potential Serie A triumph on Sunday. An own goal by Bianconeri defender Federico Gatti in chaotic circumstances sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for league leaders.
Inzaghi and Marko Arnautovic were seen celebrating after the match, as the win was significant. Both teams emphasized that the outcome at San Siro wouldn’t finalize the season’s fate, with 15 matches still to go. However, Inter hold an extra game in hand, set to play Atalanta at home on February 28. Hakan Calhanoglu, gave a standout performance as he controlled the game and created several chances.
Inzaghi commended his team’s performance, expressing satisfaction with their technical prowess and unwavering focus. Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus finds itself nervously glancing over its shoulder, with AC Milan trailing just four points behind.
Inter beat Juve in a decisive match to go 4 points clear
The match unfolded with Inter seizing the initiative, coming close to scoring in the 25th minute when Calhanoglu’s brilliant cross-field pass found Federico Dimarco. His delivery to Marcus Thuram was thwarted by a well-timed tackle from Bremer. Juventus responded with Weston McKennie’s surging run, but Dusan Vlahovic squandered a golden opportunity.
Eight minutes before halftime, Inter capitalized on a chance as Nicolo Barella’s cross found its way to Thuram. He attempted a header and it ricocheted off Gatti’s chest and into the net, giving Inter the lead.
The second half saw Inter maintain their intensity, with Dimarco and Calhanoglu going close to doubling the lead. Juventus fought back, with Vlahovic narrowly missing an equalizer with an overhead kick.
Overall, it was an electrifying encounter, showing Inter’s determination and Juventus’ resilience. As the title race intensifies, every victory becomes pivotal. Inter’s triumph could prove decisive in their pursuit of Serie A glory.